Enjoy Five Random Book Titles Based on a Range of Categories, Available for Pick-Up Curbside!
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Public Library building may be closed, but book browsing is available to you beginning October 1! The library’s new Random Readsservice allows residents to check out five random book titles based on a range of audience-specific categories such as preschool, young adult, adult non-fiction, romance, large print, picture books and others.
The surprise selections will be delivered curbside to patrons for them to enjoy or return via book drop. To request your Random Reads, please call (661) 259-0750, let a library team member know the range of books you are interested in and head to curbside pick-up at the library branch nearest to you. Please remember to bring identification and your library card number for pick-up. Random Reads was developed to meet the needs of the community and to offer a service aimed at filling a gap created by COVID-19 building closures. Curbside random book selections now allow the library team to provide a comparable service to browsing. Residents seeking more granular book genres or subjects are encouraged to search the library’s online catalog at SantaClaritaLibrary.com or email email@example.com for assistance. To learn more about Random Reads, please contact Interim Library Administrator, David Janning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scripts to be presented at virtual table read in December.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2020 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize and be highlighted at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Virtual Table Read on Thursday, December 3, where an ensemble of actors will read selected scenes from the winning scripts.
The 2020 winners are (listed alphabetically by author):
James Acker, “SadBoi” Beth Curry, “Lemon” Vanar Jaddou, “Goodbye, Iraq” Kate Marks, “The Cow of Queens” Jane Therese, “Sins of My Father”
A total of 7,831 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition. Ten individual screenwriters were selected as finalists. Their scripts were then read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, who ultimately voted the winners.
The 2020 finalists are (listed alphabetically by author):
Kris A. Holmes, “The Seeds of Truth” Fred Martenson, “Demons in America” Robin Rose Singer, “The Lions of Mesopotamia” David Harrison Turner, “Safe Haven” Andrew Wankier, “Three Heavens”
Fellowships are awarded with the understanding that the recipients will each complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year. The Academy acquires no rights to the works of Nicholl fellows and does not involve itself commercially in any way with their completed scripts.
The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee is chaired by Academy Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor Jennifer Yuh Nelson. The members of the committee are John Bailey and Steven Poster (Cinematographers Branch); William Mechanic (Executives Branch); James Plannette and Stephen Ujlaki (Members-at-Large); Julie Lynn, Peter Samuelson and Robert W. Shapiro (Producers Branch); Bobbi Banks (Sound Branch); and Eric Heisserer, Larry Karaszewski, Dan Petrie Jr., Misan Sagay, Dana Stevens and Tyger Williams (Writers Branch).
The global competition, which aims to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters, has awarded 166 fellowships since it began in 1986. In 2020, several past Nicholl fellows added to their feature film and television credits:
Michael Werwie wrote the Netflix movie, “Lost Girls.”
Alfredo Botello is co-writing “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” with Ryan Coogler producing and Malcolm D. Lee directing.
Terri Miller and Andrew Marlowe are showrunners for CBS’s “The Equalizer,” starring Queen Latifah.
Nikole Beckwith wrote and directed “Togetherish,” starring Ed Helms and Patti Harrison.
James Mottern wrote and is set to direct “Summer Madness,” starring Anna Faris.
Elizabeth Chomko will direct the film adaptation of Bess Kalb’s memoir, Nobody Will Tell You This but Me.
Matt Harris’s fellowship year script “The Starling” is in post-production. Netflix recently bought the drama-comedy for ~$20 million based on Matt’s script and a four-minute sizzle reel.
Melissa Iqbal is adapting the novel The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August to the screen.
Rebecca Sonnenshine is the co-creator of a new Netflix horror series based on the horror podcast “Archive 81.”
S.J. Inwards is writing a YA-centric musical Lady Macbeth feature project for Amazon Studios.
For more information about the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, visit oscars.org/nicholl.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening April 30, 2021.
Registration Open for Races in October, November and December
Santa Clarita, Calif. – You’ve spent hours outside this summer, racking up countless miles on off-street trails, sidewalks and paseos, but are all those miles just a number sitting in your fitness tracker? If so, now is your chance to turn your mileage into rewards by registering for the City of Santa Clarita’s Run Santa Clarita virtual race series! Sign up now for virtual races in October, November and December and earn more for your miles.
The Run Santa Clarita series will kick off with the first race taking place virtually from Friday, October 23, through Sunday, October 25. Over the three-day weekend, participants must complete at least a 5K (3.1 miles) in one session anywhere they choose. Want to explore even more of your city? Challenge yourself to run a 10K or even a half marathon!
The series will continue in November with results being accepted for registrants who complete a virtual race from November 20-22. Additionally, completing the race in November is the perfect lead-in for a week of holiday fun!
Finally, the series will wrap as you say so long to 2020 with an end-of-the-year virtual race from December 18-20. Channel all of the energy and determination you’ve built up over the year to conquer a new distance and open the door to a better and brighter 2021!
Registration for the Run Santa Clarita virtual races is open now, and runners can sign up for individual weekends or the entire series. In the Run Santa Clarita series, more running means more rewards! Each of the three races offers a unique medal to collect, and completing the entire series enables you to unite the three for a large, one-of-a-kind medal.
Prices range based on the number of races and gear you want to earn. Registration for one race, which includes a printable bib, race certificate, neck buff and medal, is $40 per person. For $75, you will be able to sign up for the two race package and also receive a special event water bottle. Run all three events for $100 and get a printable bib, certificate, medals, and an exclusive event shirt.
Hollywood, Calif. – From the team at Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1). New Dates for My Fair Lady at the Dolby in Hollywood are slated for October 12 – Oct. 31, 2021.
Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?
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For more information visit: https://www.broadwayinhollywood.com/events/detail/myfairlady
Broadway LA: MY FAIR LADY New Dates at the Dolby in Hollywood, October 12 – Oct. 31, 2021. NEW DATES, Mark your Calendars!
The 72nd Emmy Awards will be airing live coast-to-coast on ABC Sunday, Sept 20 (5:00-8:00PM PT / 8:00-11:00PM ET)
Los Angeles, Calif. – ABC and the Television Academy have announced the final group of talent who will be making special appearances during the “72nd Emmy Awards.” Talent includes Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany and Bob Newhart. Additional surprises are in store for television’s biggest night.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 72nd Emmy Awards will broadcast SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. CDT/6:00 p.m. MDT/5:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. Previously announced talent includes Anthony Anderson, Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox, D-Nice, America Ferrera, Morgan Freeman, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Randall Park, Issa Rae, RuPaul, Patrick Stewart, Jason Sudeikis, Gabrielle Union, Count Von Count of “Sesame Street,” Lena Waithe, J.J. Watt, Oprah Winfrey, and H.E.R. will be performing during the “In Memoriam” segment.
About the Television Academy The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. And it celebrates those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television’s most coveted prize, the Emmy Award.
About ABC Entertainment ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs” and “mixed-ish”; the popular “Summer Fun & Games” programming block, including “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley,” “Match Game,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.'” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”
ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – A new art exhibit depicting every letter in the alphabet has come to Santa Clarita City Hall’s First Floor Gallery! The exhibit titled “ABC Canvas” features 26 unique pieces of artwork by 26 artists, all representing one letter in the alphabet. The exhibit is available for in-person viewing at the First Floor Gallery and for online viewing at https://bit.ly/2ZMyFY2, from now through December 4, 2020.
Each artist featured in the “ABC Canvas” show was assigned a letter from the alphabet, given a blank canvas and asked to create an image that starts with that letter. For example, artist Belen Islas depicts the letter A in the work “Astronomer or Astrologer?” with vibrant colors, patterns and celestial imagery. Artist Laura Hunt takes a different approach with the letter Z in her work titled “Zebra Sunset,” showing a beautifully painted zebra in the pink and orange hues of the setting sun. Every featured piece has its own story and interpretation. The City encourages every resident to make time to browse this exhibit to see the creative, original and artistic expression of every letter.
To learn more about the “ABC Canvas” art exhibit, please contact Sydney Adam at email@example.com. For details regarding other City art exhibits, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to launch the First Library Card Program for children in our community! The specially designed “First Library Cards” will be issued to children up to six years old when they sign up for their first card. Residents may start today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to sign -up.
Children Six and Under are Invited to Sign-Up for Their First Library Card!
National Library Card Sign-Up Month (September 1 through September 30) is a great time to get your child their very first library card! In addition to being issued a specially designed “First Library Card,” your child will also receive a fun coloring sheet with helpful library tips and a cool bookmark to commemorate this milestone. Once your child is signed up, the newly issued card, coloring sheet and bookmark will be mailed to the address you provided. With a library card in hand, children have access to a wide variety of books, eBooks, audiobooks, educational resources and more. To learn more about the First Library Card Program, please contact Library Administrator, Gina Roberson, at email@example.com.
Drive-Thru Event and Competition Offer Residents Scary Fun This Halloween
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Buckle up for a trip down Haunted Highway. This spooky, family-friendly experience allows you to celebrate all the tricks and treats of Halloween from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle! The City of Santa Clarita is excited to announce that construction will be complete on Haunted Highway, as well as its neighboring street, Scarecrow Alley – just in time for Halloween.
Haunted Highway is a drive-thru Halloween experience, while Scarecrow Alley is a competition that challenges individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses to design and decorate a family-friendly scarecrow that will be displayed for the event. Both Haunted Highway and Scarecrow Alley will be located at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex (20870 Centre Pointe Parkway).
The event is free, but time blocks for access must be reserved in advance. Althoughtime blocks for Friday, October 30, are completely full, a second night has been added for Thursday, October 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Registration for Thursday, October 29 time blocks will open Thursday, September 17, at 5:00 p.m. and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A link to register is available at santa-clarita.com/Halloween.
Upon arrival at Haunted Highway and Scarecrow Alley, guests and their party will be checked in before driving through and enjoying immersive scenes from their vehicle. The experience will begin at Scarecrow Alley and continue to Haunted Highway. As guests travel from scene to scene, a story will come to life through set pieces, props, live actors, lighting, sound and visual effects. During the event, tune your radio to the designated station to hear stereo sound and music synced to the action.
Scarecrow Alley entries will be judged by a panel of City of Santa Clarita staff and community partners, and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of three categories: Family, Non-Profit and Business. To apply to participate in Scarecrow Alley, please visit santa-clarita.com/Scarecrow.