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Monday, March 19, 2018
 
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MONDAY, MARCH 19
 
Birthdays: Ursula Andress [1936], Glenn Close [1947], Phyllis Newman [1935], Ruth Pointer [1946], Philip Roth [1933], Renee Taylor [1935], Connor Trinneer [1969], Bruce Willis [1955]. [Elvis purchases Graceland, 1957.]
 
5:15 p.m. - Red carpet event for "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" the second installment of FX's award-winning limited series, "American Crime Story" followed by panel discussion. Panelists: Darren Criss, Edgar Ramírez, Ricky Martin, Max Greenfield, Cody Fern, Judith Light, Brad Simpson (EP), Tom Rob Smith (EP/Writer) and Maureen Orth (Author) with moderator, Kristen Baldwin, TV Critic, Entertainment Weekly. 5:15 press check in; 6:00 talent arrivals. Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Please note, event space is limited and not all outlets who RSVP will be credentialed. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:00 p.m. - Film premiere; FORMAL PORTRAIT [Sony Pictures Classics]. Celebrities expected: from the film, Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer and others. 6:00 press check in; 6:30 red carpet arrivals; 7:30 screening. Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:00 p.m. - Venice Family Clinic's 36th annual Silver Circle Gala. Mike Farah and Brad Jenkins of Funny Or Die and Scott Aukerman and Zach Galifianakis of Between Two Ferns will be honored with the organization's prestigious Humanitarian Award for their work in promoting the Affordable Care Act and using their platform to bring attention to important social issues. Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:00 p.m. - Screening and panel; Renowned director Cady McClain will introduce a screening of her new documentary and moderate a panel discussion at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. SEEING IS BELIEVING: WOMEN DIRECT is a documentary film written and directed by McClain. The film invites viewers into a unique conversation with women on the front lines of directing film and television and details how women can successfully drive through creative, cultural and professional obstacles in order to be outstanding leaders. Speakers include: Bethany Rooney ("NCIS"), Lizzie Borden ("Born in Flames"), Finola Hughes ("The Bet"), Carla Garapedian ("Screamers"). 6:00 reception; 7:00 screening; 8:15 Q&A panel discussion. Wilburn Auditorium, Pepperdine University - Drescher Graduate Campus, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:00 p.m. - Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter, presents "Dramatic Readings Of Bad Press Releases." Join well-known members of the media as they read, VERY DRAMATICALLY, the worst press releases and pitches they've received, followed by a panel discussion on how you can make your pitches stand out (in a good way). Presenters include: Jefferson Graham, USA Today; Claudia Cagan, Entertainment Tonight; Sharon Waxman, The Wrap; and more. Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:30 p.m. - The 49th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) Awards. Wenzel Jones, a co-host on IMRU, the LGBTQI Radio News Magazine on KPFK 90.7, will host the ceremony. Playwright Lisa Kron will be honored for "Fun Home." 6:30 reception; 7:30 show. A Noise Within, 3352 East Foothill Blvd, Pasadena Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - Book signing; Roma Downey [Touched By An Angel] signs BOX OF BUTTERFLIES. Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles.   Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - Press screening; MIDNIGHT SUN [Global Road], romantic teen tearjerker starring Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle, Quinn Shephard, directed by Scott Speer. Rodeo Screening Room, 150 S. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
 
Birthdays: John DeLancie [1948], John Clark Gable [1961], Holly Hunter [1958], William Hurt [1950], Kathy Ireland [1963], Spike Lee [1957], Hal Linden [1931], Carl Reiner [1922], Pat Riley [1945], Theresa Russell [1957], Nancy Wilson [1937]. [Fred (Mister) Rogers, 1928.] [John Lennon marries Yoko Ono, 1969.]
 
6:00 p.m. - 25th Annual BMI Latin Awards. Celebrities expected: President's Award honoree, singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi ["Despacito"]; hosted by hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O'Neill and BMI Vice President of Creative, Latin Music Delia Orjuela; and many others. Press credentials will be for red-carpet arrivals only. A limited number of media will be credentialed to cover the awards ceremony. The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:00 p.m. - CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) and Pearl Studio (formerly known as Oriental DreamWorks) for THE POWER OF REPRESENTATION IN STORYTELLING, a conversation with Asian American creative voices. Panelists: Chloe Bennet, Actress, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., & Activist; Sono Patel, Co-Producer, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; Gene Luen Yang, 2016 MacArthur Fellowship-Winning Graphic Novelist, AMERICAN BORN CHINESE; Moderator: Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter. 6:00 - Registration/Check-In Begins; 6:30 - Panel Discussion; 7:30 - Mixer with Refreshments. Netflix, 5808 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood. Contact:  John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:30 p.m. - The Help Group's 20th Annual Teddy Bear Ball, benefiting children with special needs, honoring Chris Selak, Executive Vice President and Head of Worldwide Scripted Television at Lionsgate. Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:45 p.m. - 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles, through 3/25. Cast and crew panels and clip screenings. Tonight: SUPERNATURAL [CW] including the world premiere of the Supernatural/Scooby-Doo crossover, "Scoobynatural." Celebrities expected: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Pellegrino, Alexander Calvert, Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner. Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:30 p.m. - Play opening; THE BOOK OF MORMON returns, through 4/1. Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, South Park. Tony Award winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
 
Birthdays: Matthew Broderick [1962], director Peter Brook [1925], Timothy Dalton [1944], Sabrina LeBeauf [1958], Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) [1951], Eddie Money [1948], Rosie O'Donnell [1962], Gary Oldman [1958]. [Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685; Capt. James T. Kirk, 2228.]
 
8:00 a.m. - Variety's MASSIVE, The Entertainment Marketing Summit. Featured speakers: JR Richards and Blair Rich, Warner Bros. Pictures; actor/comic/filmmaker Kevin Hart; marketing heads of Pinterest, TiVo, Universal Pictures, MTV/VH1/Logo, Walt Disney Studios, iHeartMedia, Los Angeles Rams and many others. UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
5:30 p.m. - Film premiere; PACIFIC RIM UPRISING [Universal]. Celebrities expected: from the film, writer/director Steven S. DeKnight; cast member/producer John Boyega; cast members Scott Eastwood, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, Rahart Adams, Karan Brar, Lily Ji, Levi Meaden, Shyrley Rodriguez, Ivanna Sakhno, Nick E. Tarabay, Wesley Wong and Charlie Day; producers Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Femi Oguns; writers Emily Carmichael & Kira Snyder and T.S. Nowlin; characters creator Travis Beacham; executive producer Eric McLeod, and many others. 5:30 press call time; 6:30 red carpet; 7:30 screening. TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
5:30 p.m. - APERTURA Showcase in Association with the American Cinematheque present the 20th Anniversary A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN. Red Carpet event, followed by the screening of both the short, and the feature film of the same name. A Q&A with Director Sergio Arau and star and writer Yareli Arizmendi will take place in between programs. 5:30 media check in; 6:30 red carpet; 7:30 screening. American Cinematheque film series, The Egyptian, Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. between Highland and Las Palmas, Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:30 p.m. - L!VE TALKS L.A. series of on-stage conversations featuring writers, actors, musicians, humorists, artists, chefs, scientists and thought leaders in business. Tonight: An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, discussing his book, BECOMING KAREEM: GROWING UP ON AND OFF THE COURT. 6:30 reception, 8:00 talk. Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre, New Roads School, Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - Film premiere: GAME OVER, MAN! [Netflix].  Celebrities expected: Adam Devine, Sugar Lyn Beard, and guest Cloris Leachman. Regency Village Theatre, 961 Broxton Avenue, Westwood Village. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - Book signing; actress, screenwriter and playwright Tina Alexis Allen when she joins us to celebrate her memoir HIDING OUT. Tina unravels her privileged suburban Catholic upbringing that was shaped by her formidable father--a man whose strict religious devotion and dedication to his large family hid his true nature and a life defined by deep secrets and dangerous lies. Tina will be in conversation with Tatum O'Neal. Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles.   Contact: the store John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:30 p.m. - 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles, through 3/25. Cast and crew panels and clip screenings. Tonight: THE BIG BANG THEORY and YOUNG SHELDON. Celebrities expected: The Big Bang Theory: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, Bill Prady. Young Sheldon: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Annie Potts, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons. Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
8:00 p.m. - The 4th Annual 'Babes in Toyland - Pet Edition' benefitting Operation Blankets of Love, to improve the health of homeless animals and increase their chances for survival and adoption. Hosted by: Brande Roderick, Lindsey Pelas, Kennedy Summers, Raquel Pomplun, Khloe Terae, Kindly Myers, Carissa Rosario, Tiffany Toth, Ildiko Firenczi, Nikki Leigh, Sierra Nowak, Anya Benton, Pamela Jean Noble, Trista Mikail, Nicole Fritz, Ivy Ferguson, Lizzie Lee, CJ Sparxx, Jessica Vaugn, Kelly Collins, Lizzy Acosta, Milanya Maria, Monique, LeClair, Lauryn Elaine, Michelle Baena, Cristina Coria, Tyler Suess, Ria Rose, Shawna Lee, Casey Konkel, Tawny Swain, Kelsey Turner, Kali James, Clarissa Mendez, Holly Ann Harper, Brittany Rhea, Ashley Breanne, Darci Dolce, June Walton, Lauren Sieckmann, Taylor Ray, Zoe Klopfer, Victoria Moore, Laura Alexis, Kathryn Le, Penelope Ceja, Jules Liesl, and 30 other models, actresses and social media influencers. Avalon, 1735 N. Vine Street, Hollywood. Contact:  John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     9:00 p.m. - In concert; Phillip Phillips, American Idol winner of Season 11. The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd. [at Gower], Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
 
Birthdays: George Benson [1943], Bob Costas [1952], Jennifer Grey [1960], Keegan-Michael Key [1971], Stephanie Mills [1957], Matthew Modine [1959], Lena Olin [1955], Pat Robertson [1930], William Shatner [1931], Stephen Sondheim [1930], Andrew Lloyd Webber [1948], Roger Whittaker [1946], Reese Witherspoon [1976]. [Karl Malden, 1913; Marcel Marceau, 1923.]
 
7:00 p.m. - Film premiere; MIDNIGHT SUN [Global Road], romantic teen tearjerker starring Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle, Quinn Shephard, directed by Scott Speer. ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - Book Soup and WeHo Reads present Chelsey Johnson, in conversation with Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater Kinney), discussing and signing Chelsey's debut novel, STRAY CITY. West Hollywood Public Library - City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:30 p.m. - 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles, through 3/25. Cast and crew panels and clip screenings. Tonight: THE GOOD DOCTOR with Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff, Tamlyn Tomita, David Shore, Daniel Dae Kim. Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:30 p.m. - Film Independent at LACMA presents members-only screening of Showtime Original Series, BILLIONS. Includes a conversation with with co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner Brian Koppelman, and actors Maggie Siff and David Costabile. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Leo S. Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     7:30 p.m. - TV premiere: SANTA CLARITA DIET Season 2  [Netflix].  Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     7:30 p.m. - American Cinematheque presents a screening of THE LAST MOVIE STAR [2017]. Discussion following with actor Burt Reynolds and director Adam Rifkin. The Egyptian, Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. between Highland and Las Palmas, Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
8:00 p.m. - JUST THE FUNNY PARTS. The Skirball Cultural Center & Writers Bloc present a book preview with Nell Scovell [Late Night With David Letterman, The Simpsons, Murphy Brown, NCIS, Monk, The White House Correspondents Dinner for President Obama, and created ABC's Sabrina the Teenage Witch] in conversation with Greg Daniels [co-creator of King of the Hill, The Office, and Parks and Recreation] and Conan O'Brien, who has hosted his own talk shows for over 20 years. He is currently the host of Conan on TBS. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. at Skirball Center Drive, Los Angeles. Contact:  John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
8:00 p.m. - The 14th annual Los Angeles Women's International Women's Film Festival is proud to present a 2018 program that includes four days of features, documentaries, shorts, and panel discussions. Tonight: opening screening, THE ETERNAL FEMININE (LOS ADIOSES), directed by Natalia Beristáin. Based on the real life of one of the Mexican's most important literary voices of the last century, Rosario Castellanos, a feminist writer & poet. Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Center, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown Los Angeles. Contact:  John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
 
Birthdays: Hope Davis [1964], Richard Grieco [1965], Perez Hilton (Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.) [1978], Catherine Keener [1957], Chaka Khan [1953], Michelle Monaghan [1976], Vanessa Morgan [1992], Ric Ocasek [1949], Amanda Plummer [1957], Keri Russell [1976], Mark Rydell [1934], Nicole Tom [1977]. [Joan Crawford, 1908; Akira Kurosawa, 1910.]
 
7:00 p.m. - Book signing; actor/comic Jimmy O. Yang [HBO's Silicon Valley] discusses and signs HOW TO AMERICAN: AN IMMIGRANT'S GUIDE TO DISAPPOINTING YOUR PARENTS. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - In concert; Latin Legends - 2018 Tour with El Chicano, Tierra and Jorge Santana. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. at Western, Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - In concert; Beth Ditto, in support of "Fake Sugar" (Virgin Records), her solo debut album. The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd. [at Gower], Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - The Writers Guild Foundation, in partnership with the Academy Education and Nicholl Fellowships Programs, presents the writing conference WGFestival 2018. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 N. Vine Street at Fountain Avenue, Hollywood. Contact:  John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - Book Signing; Lamont "U-God" Hawkins, in conversation with Jensen Karp, will be discussing and signing his new memoir, RAW: MY JOURNEY INTO THE WU-TANG. Vroman's, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:30 p.m. - In concert; Carl Palmer, Emerson, Lake and Palmer's last man standing, presents his "ELP Legacy Tour" featuring bold, new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP, and other composers. A multimedia experience combining music and video projection, the show promises to be among the most musically compelling tours of the year. Carl Palmer ELP Legacy is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Scherr Forum, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:30 p.m. - Film Independent at LACMA presents members-only screening of BLAZING SADDLES [1974]. Includes a conversation with western director Jared Moshe (The Ballad of Lefty Brown and Dead Man's Burden). In conjunction with photographic series "Richard Prince: Untitled (cowboy)." Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Leo S. Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
8:00 p.m. - Play opening; The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, present the third show of its 2017-2018 season, the world premiere of family dramedy THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE, written by Jami Brandli and directed by Ann Hearn. The Road Theatre on Lankershim, located in the historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
8:00 p.m. - Pianist Lisa Hilton's solo piano concert, in celebration of her 20th album, ESCAPISM [Ruby Slippers Productions]. Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
9:00 p.m. - Film opening; ATTACK OF THE SOUTHERN FRIED ZOMBIES [Gravitas Ventures]. Interviews with the cast and filmmakers are available upon request, and screeners are available for review and interview consideration only. Arena CineLounge Sunset, 6464 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
9:00 p.m. - In concert; Moon Hooch and The Accidentals. Sony Masterworks recording artists, The Accidentals, are excited to unveil the music video for, "Earthbound," via Baeble Music. Teragram Ballroom, 1234 West 7th Street, Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
 
Birthdays: Louie Anderson [1953], Lake Bell [1979], Lara Flynn Boyle [1970], Robert Carradine [1954], Keisha Castle-Hughes [1990], Jessica Chastain [1977], Maxim Chmerkovskiy [1986], Alyson Hannigan [1974], Tommy Hilfiger [1951], Star Jones [1962], Kelly Le Brock [1960], Bob Mackie [1940], Peyton Manning [1976], Nena (Gabriele Susanne Kerner) [1960], Jim Parsons [1973], Donna Pescow [1954], Annabella Sciorra [1964], The Undertaker (Mark William Calaway) [1965]. [Harry Houdini, 1874; Steve McQueen, 1930.]
 
6:45 a.m. - ASCAP and Motown Gospel present the 9TH annual Morning Glory Breakfast Reception, honoring the 2018 Stellar Award Nominees, hosted by Lashawn "Big Shiz" Daniels. Celebrity attendees and award nominees will include: Anthony Brown, JJ Hairston, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Cortez Vaughn, Tina Campbell, James Fortune, Vincent Bohanan, Dana T. Sorey, Warryn Campbell, Marcus Hodge, The Showers, The Williams Brothers, Darnell Williams (of The Williams Singers), Bryan Popin, Charles Butler, Daniel Weatherspoon, Kirk Whalum, Bizzle, Derek Minor, Trip Lee, William McDowell, and Kelontae Gavin. Motown Gospel artists Kenny Lattimore, Lexi, and Brian Courtney Wilson will perform. 6:45 media check in; 7:00 red carpet; 8:00 breakfast and awards presentation. Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Oriental Ballroom, 3752 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
8:30 a.m. - The Black Business Association (BBA) present their Salute to Black Women Business Conference/Expo and Awards Luncheon. Among the Honorees is Ozie B. Gonzaque, receiving the "Lifetime Achievement Award"; Jacque Bee, receiving "Nevertheless, She Persisted"; Alisha White Madison, receiving the "Entrepreneur Excellence Award"; Edna Sims, receiving the, "Excellence In Media Services Award"; Vivian Bowers, receiving the "Outstanding Community Based Business Award"; and Clarisa Howard, receiving the, "President's Award." The L.A. Hotel in Downtown, Los Angeles at 333 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     8:30 a.m. - Film Con Hollywood, will feature a marquee event Inclusion/Women panel, 'Girls Rule Film Con Hollywood 2018,' featuring Lisa Bloom (women's civil rights attorney), Mandy Teefey (EP "13 Reasons Why" - NETFLIX), Jennifer Warren (Academy Award Winning Producer); a keynote address by Allen Maldonado (Blackish, Survivor's Remorse); The legendary actor Chevy Chase with receive Lifetime TEA Award (Top Entertainment Award) of Distinction, Empowerment, and Inspiration and Emmy nominated actress Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) will be also be presented a TEA Award. The full day of industry insider panels (executives from Gersh, Netflix, TCA, Amasia Entertainment, Gravitas Ventures, Buffalo 8, Three Point Capital, Bondit Media Capital), filmmaking (directors from Sundance's A Boy, A Girl, A Dream and Angels & Outlaws); screenwriting (writers from Girls, The Newsroom, The Affair), a short film competition, networking and screenings for actors, writers, directors & content creators and will be hosted by Stage 32's Richard 'RB' Botto, and LA Acting Studios, David Rountree. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     9:00 a.m. - MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, protesting gun violence in schools. Celebrities expected: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sofia Vergara, Ed O'Neill, performance by Charlie Puth and many others. March starts at 603 S. Spring Street, downtown Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
10:00 a.m. - GWS Auctions, Inc, the world renowned global auction company located in Agoura Hills, California has announced the sale of over 200 lots of rare and collectible Hollywood memorabilia and music related artifacts, some items which have never been offered at auction before now. Highlights include glasses worn by The King himself, Elvis Presley; a brick from Marilyn Monroe's original home on Hermitage Avenue in Los Angeles; a very rare Michael Jackson electric Neverland Ranch complete train originally purchased for his children Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket replete with tracks; a purse made for Elizabeth Taylor; a rare crystalized left handed glove designed by Tompkins & Bush for Michael Jackson's HIStory tour; a napkin from Elvis & Priscilla Presley's wedding; the clapboard from the set of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes;" Steve McQueen's personal Perlos sunglasses; Anna Nicole Smith's mink stole; items from Liberace's jewelry collection; Brandon Lee's shirt, jacket and leather pants from his last film The Crow;" Bradley Cooper's tan overcoat from "American Hustle;" Matthew McConaughy's black silk kimono from "Magic Mike;" Madonna's promotional Louisville Slugger baseball bat from  "A League of Their Own;" Dean Martin's candy apple red Thunderbird and much more. GWS Auctions, 5737 Kanan Road, #699, Agoura Hills. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
10:00 a.m. - 9th Annual Women, Wealth, Warriors Luncheon, highlighting women entrepreneurs. Celebrities expected: Keynote Speaker Georgia Zachary, President of Women of AT&T, cheese tea magnate Jenny Zheng, and fitness nutrition specialist Julia Morichelli. You'll also hear from prolific jazz saxophonist Vaughn Fahie, world renowned DJ Miss Joy, actress Trisha Mann Grant and stunt performer Natascha Hopkins [body double for Zoe Kravitz and Halle Berry], ABC 7 Los Angeles' Coleen Sullivan, R&B Singer Teedra Moses, Rapper Yo-Yo, and many others. Tunisia Offray, the event's organizer, is available for interview.Lake Avenue Church, Rose Room, Second Floor, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
11:00 a.m. - 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, hosted again this year by history-making artist, Kirk Franklin; performances by Travis Greene and Snoop Dogg, plus nominees and many others. Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
12:00 noon - Community Block Party. Overwatch League team, the LA Valiant will open their Culver City campus to the public to host a community block party for Valiant fans of all ages, young and old. Food and beverage will be provided, and gaming will be celebrated in all forms, with participatory gaming experiences available on PCs, consoles (Wiis), and board games. The day culminates with a livestream watch party of the LA Valiant's match against the New York Excelsior at 3:00 p.m. PDT. LA Valiant Campus, 11460 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
1:00 p.m. - The sts blue x stylecon VIP kickoff to Coachella. sts blue's Coachella inspired spring line of shorts from LA local denim obsessed designer, will break hearts - not the bank. Secret Address in the Hollywood Hills. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
2:00 & 7:00 p.m. - 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles, through 3/25. Cast and crew panels and clip screenings. 2:00 - MOM with Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Jaime Pressly, Mimi Kennedy, Beth Hall. 7:00 - QUEEN SUGAR with Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Ava DuVernay, Kat Candler. Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4:00 & 7:00 p.m. - Radio/podcast taping; two episodes of "Selected Shorts: A Feast of Fiction." Be warned, the weekend series offers decadent fiction that will make you forget your calorie count and order two desserts. 4:00 - host Jane Kaczmarek with Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog), Stephen Tobolowsky (One Day at a Time). 7:00 - host Jane Kaczmarek with Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black), Stana Katic (Absentia), Linda Lavin (Sean Saves the World). Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, in Sepulveda Pass, Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
5:00 p.m. - Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards. Celebrities expected: host, John Cena, nominees Beyoncé, Dwayne Johnson, Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot, Kendrick Lamar, Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, cast members from The Flash, The Big Bang Theory, and many more. In addition to the awards, the ceremony will also feature a performance from Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa, who is expected to perform a medley that includes her single "Boomerang." The "Fabulous" Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
5:00 p.m. - The Unstoppable Foundation's annual fundraising Gala celebrating the organization's 10th Anniversary. Celebrities expected: Dylan McDermott (The Practice, American Horror Story, Dark Blue), Maggie Q (Designated Survivor, Nikita), Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Cynthia Kersey, Founder of the Unstoppable Foundation, and others. 5:00 press check in; 5:30 red carpet opens; 7:00 program starts. Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
5:00 p.m. - eZWay Network in association with eZWay Cares presents Eric Zuley's 36th Birthday Bash, benefitting American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of Birthdays. Celebrities expected: Brian Smith (founder of Uggs), Eric Zuley (Top Ten Social Media Influencer), Raquel Sanchez (Kiss The Monkeys), Dr. Dante Sears (World Prosperity Network), Jeff Spenard (Voice America), Lori Boody (Director, American Cancer Society San Diego), Shea Vaughn (WBTVN, Mother to Actor Vince Vaughn), Burt & Tracy Ward and many others. Business Expo Center, 1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:00 p.m. - Comedy benefit; HILARITY FOR CHARITY 6th Annual Variety Show to benefit the Alzheimer's Association; Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren host. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Contact:  John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
6:00 p.m. - McClendon's Fine Art Gallery Official Opening, an evening celebrating the works of artists Time McClendon, an international renowned wire sculptor and jewelry designer, and mixed media paper sculptor Linda McClendon. Many VIPs and influencers confirmed to attend. Complimentary tequila, vodka cocktails + light bites. Live music and Valet parking. McClendon's Fine Art Gallery, 20942 Osborne Ave., Unit B, Canoga Park. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     6:30 p.m. - Malibu Filmmaker Award ceremony honoring Malibu-based producer/director (and world-class amateur cyclist) Bryan Fogel for his latest film, ICARUS, this year's Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. Malibu Screening Room in the Malibu Jewish Center, 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu [1/2 mile up the coast from Pepperdine]. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:00 p.m. - Live reading; The Black List & Warby Parker present BLACK LIST LIVE! celebrating its 5th season in Los Angeles. Tonight: Ben Schwartz's "THAT KIND OF A WAR: Bob Hope in Korea, 1950." Join us for a night out featuring your favorite actors bringing to life unproduced scripts for the first time ever... and for one night only. As comedian Bob Hope arrives to entertain US troops in The Korean War, the Chinese army invades, leaving Hope and his writers with one big question: What's funny to guys who just found out they're in World War 3? Stars: Alan Tudyk, Thomas Mann, Jay Ellis, Daniel Dae Kim, Justina Machado, Patton Oswalt, Rob Riggle, Martin Starr, Narrated by Cooper Thornton. Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood. Contact:  John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
7:30 p.m. - Play opening; Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC), presenters of the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival for 15 years, announce the debut production in ISC's new and larger performance home, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, directed by Melissa Chalsma. The cast of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL will feature: April Fritz as Helena, Kendell Byrd, Melissa Chalsma, Ata Farhadi, Daniel Jimenez, Evan Lewis Smith, Rene Thornton, and Kalean Ung. ISC Studio in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex, 3191 Casitas Ave., #130 in Atwater Village. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     7:30 p.m. - American Cinematheque presents a Burt Reynolds triple feature: SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT [1977], HOOPER [1978], SHARKEY'S MACHINE [1981]. Discussion following the first film with Burt Reynolds. The Egyptian, Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. between Highland and Las Palmas, Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
10:00 p.m. - Social Media Hot 100 Party. Celebrities expected: Jermel Howard [STARZ' Power], Becca Tepper [Miss Jetset Magazine] and many others. Private Location. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
 
Birthdays: Big Sean (Sean Michael Leonard Anderson) [1988], Bonnie Bedelia [1948], Anita Bryant [1940], Marcia Cross [1962], Aretha Franklin [1941], Paul Michael Glaser [1942], Mary Gross [1953], Elton John (Sir Reginald Kenneth Dwight) [1947], astronaut Jim Lovell [1928], Katharine McPhee [1984], Lee Pace [1979], Sarah Jessica Parker [1965], Gene Shalit [1932], Gloria Steinem [1934], Lark Voorhies [1974].
 
*     10:00 a.m. - Hunter for Target Ultimate Family Festival. Acts include: OneRepublic, Charlie Puth, DJ Questlove, Charli XCX, Troye Sivan. Expect a fun-filled day including epic musical performances, food, games, and activities for adventure seekers and makers. Rose Bowl, Pasadena. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     2:00 & 7:00 p.m. - 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles, final day. Cast and crew panels and clip screenings. 2:00 - RIVERDALE. 7:00 - STRANGER THINGS [sold out]. Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
MONDAY, MARCH 26
 
Birthdays: Alan Arkin [1934], James Caan [1939], Kenny Chesney [1968], Johnny Crawford [1946], Leeza Gibbons [1957], Jennifer Grey [1960], Erica Jong [1942], TR Knight [1973], Keira Knightley [1985], Vicki Lawrence [1949], Leslie Mann [1972], Gabriela Rodriquez [1993], Diana Ross [1944], Martin Short [1950], Amy Smart [1976], Steven Tyler [1948]. [Tennesee Williams, 1911; Leonard Nimoy, 1931; Teddy Pendergrass, 1950.]
 
*     6:30 p.m. - Film premiere; READY PLAYER ONE [Warner Bros.], from the hit novel by Ernest Cline, directed by Stephen Spielberg, starring Tye Sheridan ("X-Men: Apocalypse," "Mud"), Olivia Cooke ("Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," "Bates Motel"), Ben Mendelsohn ("Rogue One - A Star Wars Story," "Bloodline"), Lena Waithe ("Master of None"), T.J. Miller ("Deadpool"), Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens"), with Simon Pegg (the "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies," "Dunkirk").TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     7:00 p.m. - Book signing; acclaimed producer and Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author AJ Hartley, when they join us to celebrate SEKRET MACHINES BOOK 1: CHASING SHADOWS. Blurring the line of science fiction and fact, this explosive thriller will make you question everything you've been told about what's really out there. Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles.   Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     8:30 p.m. - Jack H. Skirball Screening Series by REDCAT presents: LUMINOUS PROCURESS (1971, 74 min, 16mm), Restored 16mm Print courtesy of the BAM Pacific Film Archive. In person: Steve Seid (curator at Berkeley Art Museum's Pacific Film Archive for twenty-five years and spearheaded the effort to preserve Luminous Procuress) and Bradford Nordeen (curator and writer based in Los Angeles and the founder of Dirty Looks, a bi-coastal platform for queer film, video and performance, as well as the 31-day series, Dirty Looks: On Location.) REDCAT: Roy & Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, Los Angeles Music Center, 631 West Second Street at Hope, Downtown Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 27
 
Birthdays: Mariah Carey [1970], Fergie (Stacy Ann Ferguson) [1975], Nathan Fillion [1971], Julian Glover [1935], Dave Koz [1963], Elizabeth Mitchell [1970], Austin Pendleton [1940], Pauley Perrette [1969], Tom Sullivan [1947], Quentin Tarantino [1963], Michael York [1942]. [Marlon Brandon turns down an Academy Award for "The Godfather" in support of American Indian rights, 1973.]
 
*     5:00 p.m. - The Live Justice Awards, in honor of International Women's Day, by JUSTICE, the #1 destination for all things tween girls, celebrating the unstoppable power of girls. The event will be hosted by Madison Hu and Michael Campion and feature a full lineup of popular performers, including Sophia Grace, Angelic and Noah Schnacky. There will also be special appearances by Mackenzie Ziegler, The Gem Sisters and many more. However, the real stars of the night will be an amazing group of six stand-out girls who embody the Live Justice and Girls on the Run values and are truly changing the world. Conga Room, 800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
*     7:00 p.m. - Book signing; actress Marion Ross signs her memoir, MY DAYS: HAPPY AND OTHERWISE. Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles.   Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
 
STORY OPPORTUNITIES
 
Actress, writer, producer, director and LGBT activist, Taylor Barrett is the multi-hyphenate talent you need on your radar. With her finger on the pulse of entertainment and a practical yet, hilarious take on her own experiences, Taylor is single-handedly coining her own unique brand of raw and awkwardly-cringeworthy comedy. Chosen as a rising creator for millennial LGBTQ+ network HERE TV, Taylor now brings viewers a semi-autobiographical look at her life in "Work In Progress" currently enthralling audiences in the festival circuit and making its series premiere in late April on HERE TV. For interviews and information, contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
TALENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
*     4/13 - The 12th Annual Santee High School Fashion Show spearheaded by fashion design teacher Stormy Banks and the fashion students of Santee High School. This year's host is actor Ryan Ochoa (Disney Channel XD show Pair of Kings) with a performance by Che'Nelle (Japan's 2x Platinum Recording Artist). Los Angeles Trade Technical College outdoor garden. Talent Submissions:  John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
 
CREDENTIAL DEADLINES
 
4/1 - RuPaul's DragCon 2018, taking place May 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/30 - Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, May 23-27. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
CLOSED - PaleyFest LA Press Credentials: All media interested in covering the 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles events, March 16-25, must complete and submit a credential form in order to be considered. Please submit one (1) form per outlet/media organization. Upon approval you will have the opportunity to send individual assignment names. The credential application needs to be completed no later than Friday, February 16, 2018. Completing the application does not guarantee that you will receive any or all of the credentials that you request.  Link to 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles press credential form:  John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
CLOSED - 33rd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards on 3/24, as well as the 2018 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show on 3/23. Orleans Arena, Las Vegas. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
CLOSED - The sts blue x stylecon VIP kickoff to Coachella on March 24. sts blue's Coachella inspired spring line of shorts from LA local denim obsessed designer, will break hearts - not the bank. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
CLOSED - Coachella 2018, both weekends. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
Press credential forms:
Weekend 1, April 13-15: 
Weekend 2, April 20-22:
 
CLOSED - CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, will be held April 23-26, 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
CLOSED - 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival, which runs April 26-29. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
 
FUTURE PLANNING
 
4/5 - LA Family Housing presents the LAFH Awards, honoring Dwayne Johnson and Amy Elaine Wakeland. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     4/5 - Play opening; first U.S. National tour Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES, will celebrate its Los Angeles premiere at Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a 3-week engagement. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/7 - Location Managers Guild International's (LMGI) 5th Annual Awards. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/7-12 - The NAB Show. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     4/8 - 17th Annual Comedy for a Cure©, benefiting the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*    4/9 - TV Premiere: LOST IN SPACE [NETFLIX]. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/10 - "NAB: We Are Broadcasters Celebration" awards presented. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/12 - "We Are One!" Benefit Concert at the Music Center for LA Unified's Arts Education Branch (AEB). Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/12 - 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/14 - The Inaugural AFI Conservatory EXPO, a one-day festival showcasing 30 thesis films from the Class of 2017. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/15 - Third Annual Young Entertainer Awards. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/15 - 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Contact: Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     4/16 - TV premiere: WESTWORLD Season 2 [HBO]. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/18 - 6th Annual "Evening to Foster Dreams Gala" by Court Appointed Special Advocates of Los Angeles (CASA/LA). Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     4/19 - WE Day is the world's largest youth empowerment event combining the energy of a live concert with the inspiration of extraordinary stories of leadership and change. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     4/19 - TV premiere: THE HANDMAID'S TALE: SEASON 2 [Hulu]. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/21 - The 9th Annual Thirst Gala, celebrity-studded annual fundraising event and photograph/multimedia exhibition, to benefit The Thirst Project. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/21 - 5th Annual Light Up The Blues Concert-An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     4/23 - Film premiere: THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR [Marvel/Disney]. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     4/26 - Billboard Latin Music Awards. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
4/27 - The Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation at UCLA (JCCF) hosts its 23rd annual TASTE FOR A CURE Event. Contact: John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
*     4/27 - "Wait Wait...Don't Kill Me 2" comedy event to benefit Voice For The Animals Foundation. Contact:
John Smith  (555) 555-5555.
 
 
 
 
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