Santa Clarita, Calif. – Find out who is “The Best” local talent in Santa Clarita! The MAIN’s talent show “You’re the Best” is returning to its virtual stage on Facebook for a Grand Finale Show beginning Monday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. Watch as seven of 2020’s monthly winners perform one last time for the chance to win $500!
Residents are encouraged to watch the show on Facebook or YouTube and vote for an ‘Audience Choice’ Winner through Friday, November 20, at 11:45 p.m. at Surveymonkey.com/r/6NJ7MXP. The ‘Audience Choice’ Winner will take home a $50 gift card. The Grand Prize Winner of $500 will be determined by guest judges Kim Pearlman, Tom Lund and Mary Ferguson, each from the non-profit Raising the Curtain Foundation, which supports the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts. “You’re the Best” host Even Steven will announce the ‘Audience Choice’ Winner on Saturday, November 21, at 12:00 p.m. and the Grand Prize Winner will be announced at 2:00 p.m. on The MAIN’s Facebook.
Acts featured in the Grand Finale include comedian Marty Ross, musician and artist Janine Cooper Ayres, ten-year-old singer Everly Herrera, jazz musicians Carter Ewing and Band, singer and theater performer Felicia Grady, “one-man-band” Alejandro Baba and 11-year-old musician Alessandro Concas. Come together virtually one final time to celebrate and enjoy each of their amazing talents!
Learn more about the upcoming “You’re the Best” Grand Finale virtual show by visiting Facebook.com/TheMAINNewhall. For email notifications, please sign-up for The MAIN’s eNotify to receive up-to-date information on topics or events happening at The MAIN.
Additional New Gifts Made by Eric and Melina Esrailian, Julia and Ken Gouw, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Drs. Kathy Fields and Garry Rayant, and Kimberly Steward and K Period Media
Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2020—Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, today announced that the new institution has exceeded its pre-opening fundraising campaign goal of $388 million. This total encompasses capital gifts, endowments, funding for education programs, and other special gifts. A donation from LAIKA moved the museum over the finish line, closing out a campaign that was launched in 2012. The campaign is headed by chair Bob Iger.
More than 13,000 donors contributed to the Campaign for the Academy Museum, with gifts coming from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities. Cheryl and Haim Saban made the largest contribution with a transformative $50 million gift for which the Saban Building (formerly a May Company department store) was named.
Campaign chair Bob Iger said, “This is a great day for the Academy Museum and the entire world of film. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of a broad community of donors…we have proudly achieved our goal. The way ahead is clear, as we move at full speed toward an unforgettable grand opening in April 2021.”
“Closing this fundraising campaign is an important and exciting milestone for the Academy Museum,” said Bill Kramer. “We are deeply grateful to our campaign leadership and to our Trustees, donors, and partners who have made important commitments to the campaign. Their support is helping to make the Academy’s long-held dream of building the world’s premier film museum a reality.”
Ted Sarandos, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Academy Museum, said, “Thanks to the strong leadership of Bob Iger, the enlightened support of the Academy’s Board of Governors, and the dedication of the Academy Museum’s Board and staff, this new institution is now poised to deliver on its promise as the world’s premier museum of film. To all the donors who have stepped up to make this happen, on behalf of the Board I offer our heartfelt gratitude.”
Eric and Melina Esrailian led a campaign effort to develop a program to provide access and opportunity to under-represented communities. Drs. Kathy Fields and Garry Rayant have contributed to the museum’s general education fund in honor of Sid Ganis and Nancy Hult Ganis.
New donors to the Pillar Campaign, co-chaired by museum trustees Laura Dern and Kimberly Steward, which names the support columns in the Saban Building, include Julia and Ken Gouw in honor of Miyoshi Umeki, the Oneida Indian Nation, New York in honor of Native American musician and advocate Buffy Sainte-Marie as well as Kimberly Steward and K Period Media in honor of Hattie McDaniel.
These supporters join other generous philanthropists who have made leadership gifts to the museum, including: Cheryl and Haim Saban (Saban Building), The David Geffen Foundation (David Geffen Theater), Rolex (Rolex Gallery), Dalian Wanda Group (the Wanda Gallery), Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation in honor of Sid Ganis, Dolby Laboratories/Family of Ray Dolby (Dolby Family Terrace), The Walt Disney Company (Walt Disney Company Piazza), Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg (Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery), Steven Spielberg (Spielberg Family Gallery), Patricia Bellinger Balzer, Shirley Temple Black and Family (Shirley Temple Education Studio), East West Bank (East West Bank Gallery), Gale Anne Hurd (Hurd Gallery), Bob Iger and Willow Bay (Bob Iger and Willow Bay Terrace), NBCUniversal, Netflix (Netflix Terrace), Participant, Cecilia DeMille Presley (Cecil B. DeMille Founders Room), PwC, Richard Roth, Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman (Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman Terrace), The Simms/Mann Family Foundation (Ted Mann Theater), Jeff Skoll, Wendy Stark of The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, Barbra Streisand (Barbra Streisand Bridge), Steve Tisch (Steve Tisch Terrace), Warner Bros. Entertainment (Warner Bros. Gallery), Wasserman Foundation (Wasserman Bridge), and Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events LLC/Compass Group USA, Inc. Additionally, the Academy Museum’s Digital Engagement Platform is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies. A post-opening campaign to raise new endowment, programming, operating, and capital funds is being planned.
About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures The Academy Museum will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Opening on April 30, 2021, the museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum is restoring and revitalizing the historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. The Saban Building will feature six floors, including exhibition spaces, the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, special event spaces, conservation areas, a café, and store. The new spherical addition will connect to the Saban Building via glass bridges and will feature the state-of-the-art 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater and the rooftop Dolby Family Terrace with its sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills.
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Discover unique gifts, one-of-a-kind art and more as the City of Santa Clarita holds the 29th Annual Fine Craft Show, which will begin Saturday, November 14, 2020. Held entirely online in 2020, the Fine Craft Show will consist of a number of virtual events that run through Tuesday, December 15.
Attendees will be able to shop online all month long, meet featured vendors and be inspired to create pieces of their own during the event’s Virtual Expo. With plenty of online artisan booths to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect gift!
The Fine Craft Show begins with a Virtual Expo that will be live on Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and give a behind-the-scenes look at featured artists’ original creations. To attend the Virtual Expo, please visit the Fine Craft Show Event Hub. Attendees can return to the Event Hub following the expo to explore online stores for all of this year’s vendors. A link to the Fine Craft Show Event Hub is also available on the City of Santa Clarita Events and ArtsinSCV Facebook pages.
The Fine Craft show is free to the public and will feature local and nationwide artists with high-quality, original and Made-in-the-USA crafts for any budget, just in time for the holiday season. One-of-a-kind, handmade gift items will be available for purchase during the monthlong online event, including jewelry, paintings, pottery, ceramics, wearables, home décor, woodwork and more!
The City is proud to support artisans from Santa Clarita and across the country and encourages residents to join in this family-friendly event. For more information about the Fine Craft Show, please contact City Events Coordinator Mindy Penrod, at email@example.com or (661) 250-3785.
Los Angeles, Calif. – New Partnership With Popshop Live App Will Bring Vendors’ Storefronts And Artists Live to Viewers’ Screens, While Allowing Them to Skip the Lines And Avoid the Crowds.
BACK TO THE FUTURE ART SHOW
In spite of the unusual presentation, attendees can expect many of the traditions they’ve come to love. Every year, DesignerCon organizes events and aesthetics around an important pop-culture theme, and 2020 is no different. For this edition of DCON, the expo celebrates the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future—a franchise more timely than ever IN 2020.
Since its founding in 2005, DesignerCon has grown into the largest designer toy and art convention in the United States. With COVID-19 disrupting the global event industry, founder Ben Goretsky remains determined to continue expanding—this time into the digital realm. For its 2020 edition, DesignerCon will broadcast and sell to thousands of attendees on Popshop Live, a groundbreaking platform at the forefront of streaming commerce.
Companies that have already signed up for the innovative approach to the convention include Japan’s MEDICOM (with DesignerCon being their only US convention), Toy Cube, and 3D Retro. Participating artists include Valfre, Joel Ledbetter, Luke Chueh, and Jorge R. Guiterrez, to name a few. his year’s set of DCON exclusive Be@rbricks will be designed by Jermaine Rogers, Louis De Guzman, Valfre, Alex Pardee, and Greg Mike. Tickets will go on sale in October, and DesignerCon will be hosted live on the Popshop Live app from November 13 to 15th, 2020.
To honor the iconic film, DCON is producing a art show, curated by Carmen “Jane Dope” Acosta. Additionally DKE Toys is curating 30+ artists in a line of limited-edition hand-made Back To The Future action figures. The tribute exhibition will be held at Art Share LA, a non-profit arts organization in DTLA, and livestreamed to DCON attendees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. To learn more about Random Reads, please contact Interim Library Administrator, David Janning, at email@example.com.
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.