Isla Shares Second Single “It’s Not That Far” ; ‘The Mediterranean Gardener’ Out August 27, 2021.

The Mediterranean Gardener Out August 27Listen + Share: “It’s Not That Far” / YouTube streamer

Los Angeles, Calif. – Today, Isla shares the second single, “It’s Not That Far,” from The Mediterranean Gardener out August 27 on Yep Roc Records; listen here.   

First released as a Bandcamp exclusive, the digital-only album is acclaimed singer/songwriter Josh Rouse’s new solo project. With gorgeous chilled-out electronica, the nine-track album provides a refreshing musical tonic for these stressful times. Of “It’s Not That Far,” Rouse offers, “Originally it sounded more like David Bowie’s “Rebel, Rebel,” but when moved to the synth world, it’s melody and chords simplified and became more intimate.

Now it’s very soft and fuzzy.” Rouse’s wife, singer/artist Paz Suay, provides backing vocals on the track. Recorded mainly at his small studio near his Valencia, Spain home, Rouse created the instrumentally oriented set during the confines of 2020 relying on keyboards and Roland Cloud samples. It’s “a stress-free atmosphere with breezy, improvised electronica,” says Rouse. “I was really just looking for vibes that were soothing. I didn’t want anything that was aggressive.” 

From the eerie Eno-like ambient opener of “Buenas Noches Baby” to the Brazilian chords and melodies of the Jobim-esque “Color De Vida,” the album is an alluring mix of lyric and instrumental tunes that meld together so smoothly that they feel more like a whole piece of music rather than a collection of songs. Realizing the music was far from the guitar-based, storytelling style for which he’s known, Rouse felt it needed its own name and Isla was born. 

Rouse was joined on the recording by frequent collaborator Daniel Tashian, who plays keyboards and Linn drums on “12 Bars,” which he co-wrote. The album was mixed by longtime producer Brad Jones and mastered by Mike Westbrook. The distinctive album cover was designed by Rouse’s wife, artist/singer Paz Suay, who also provided backing vocals on “12 Bars” and “It’s Not Too Far.” 

The Mediterranean Gardener Tracklisting:1. Buenas Noches Baby2. It’s Not That Far3. Color De Vida4. 12 Bars5. A Sunny Day6. For The Love of a Girl7. Night Moves8. Until the Sun Comes Out9.

Attention Pre-order the album here.

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City of Santa Clarita Summer Beach Bus Service Returns July 3 – Sept. 5, 2021.

Head to Santa Monica with Santa Clarita Transit All Summer Long!

Beginning July 3, 2021, residents can once again board Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus to travel to Santa Monica on Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Clarita Transit is excited to bring back the popular service, which allows residents to ride to the beach with ease on one of the City’s comfortable, air-conditioned commuter express buses. The Summer Beach Bus runs through Sunday, September 5.

Summer Beach Bus fares are $3.00 each way for children and adults and $1.50 each way for Senior Citizens and persons with disabilities. Riders may pay using the simple Token Transit mobile app by using the stored value on their TAP card or in exact cash; monthly passes will not be accepted.

Buses will depart at approximately 8:40 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m., ensuring a full day of beach activities without the stress of freeway driving and finding parking.

Two bus routes will depart each Saturday and Sunday from various stops in Santa Clarita and take residents to the Santa Monica Pier. Shuttle departure stops include Canyon Country Park, Soledad Canyon Road and Solamint Drive, Soledad Canyon Road and Shangri-La Drive, Via Princessa Metrolink Station, McBean Regional Transit Center, Railroad Avenue and 15th Street, Newhall Metrolink Station, Newhall Avenue and Valle Del Oro and Newhall Avenue and Sierra Highway. 

Travelers may bring their beach chairs, coolers and surfboards. For more information on Summer Beach Bus routes and times, please visit SantaClaritaTransit.com.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elects 2021–2022 Board of Governors.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2021–2022 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first scheduled board meeting of the new term. 

Elected to the Board for the first time:

Rita Wilson, Actors Branch
Kim Taylor-Coleman, Casting Directors Branch
Paul Cameron, Cinematographers Branch
Eduardo Castro, Costume Designers Branch
Jean Tsien, Documentary Branch
Pam Abdy, Executives Branch
Terilyn A. Shropshire, Film Editors Branch
Laura C. Kim, Marketing and Public Relations Branch
Lesley Barber, Music Branch
Gary C. Bourgeois, Sound Branch
Brooke Breton, Visual Effects Branch 
Howard A. Rodman, Writers Branch

Incumbent governors reelected to the Board:

Susanne Bier, Directors Branch
Jennifer Todd, Producers Branch
Tom Duffield, Production Design Branch
Bonnie Arnold, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Returning to the Board after a hiatus:

Bill Corso, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

They will join returning governors Kate Amend, Craig Barron, Howard Berger, Charles Bernstein, Jon Bloom, Rob Bredow, Ruth E. Carter, Kevin Collier, Laura Dern, Teri E. Dorman, Dody J. Dorn, Ava DuVernay, Linda Flowers, DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo García, Donna Gigliotti, Whoopi Goldberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Mark Johnson, Larry Karaszewski, Laura Karpman, Christina Kounelias, Ellen Kuras, David Linde, Isis Mussenden, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Jan Pascale, Stephen Rivkin, Eric Roth, David Rubin, Steven Spielberg, Wynn P. Thomas, Nancy Utley, Mandy Walker, Roger Ross Williams, Janet Yang and Debra Zane.

As a result of this election, the number of women Academy governors increases from 26 to 31 and the number of governors from underrepresented racial/ethnic communities increases from 12 to 15.

The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to two three-year terms (consecutive or non-consecutive), followed by a two-year hiatus, after which eligibility renews for up to two additional three-year terms, for a lifetime maximum of 12 years.  The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

For a full list of the current 2020-2021 Academy governors, click here.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The Board of Governors directs the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

Governors attend 6-8 board meetings annually (in person or by video conference when out of town). Each Governor also serves on one board oversight committee and their branch’s executive committee, and they are expected to represent their branch at numerous Academy events through the year.

Governors have fiduciary responsibilities imposed by state law to serve the Academy’s best interests, by acting with responsibility and care when approving annual goals presented by management, as well as major policies concerning governance.

CEO Dawn Hudson oversees a staff of more than 400 who conduct the Academy’s day-to-day business.

OFFICERS 2020 – 2021

David Rubin

PRESIDENT – DAVID RUBINMr. Rubin’s career as a casting director includes more than 90 motion pictures, including “The English Patient,” “Men in Black,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and “Lars and the Real Girl.” In 2002, he received the Casting Society of America’s Hoyt Bowers Award for outstanding contribution to the casting profession. Mr. Rubin is a governor of the Casting Directors Branch.

Lois Burwel

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT – LOIS BURWELLMs. Burwell won an Oscar for her makeup work on “Braveheart” and was nominated for “Saving Private Ryan.” Her other feature credits include “The Princess Bride,” “War Horse,” “Lincoln,” and “Ready Player One.” Ms. Burwell is a governor of the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch.

Larry Karaszewski

VICE PRESIDENT – LARRY KARASZEWSKIMr. Karaszewski is best known for unusual true stories written in tandem with Scott Alexander. Their feature film credits include the Oscar-winning “Ed Wood,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “Man on the Moon,” “Big Eyes,” and “Dolemite is My Name.”  Mr. Karaszewski is co-chair of the International Feature Film category. He won the Emmy, Golden Globe, PGA and WGA Award for “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” Mr. Karaszewski is a governor of the Writers Branch.

VICE PRESIDENT – ISIS MUSSENDENMs. Mussenden’s credits include “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe” (and two additional sequels), “American Psycho,” and “The Wolverine.” In addition, she was the first costume designer to receive costume-design credit for animation: “Shrek,” “Shrek 2,” and “Puss in Boots.” Ms. Mussenden is a governor of the Costume Designers Branch.

Wynn P. Thomas

VICE PRESIDENT – WYNN P. THOMASMr. Thomas’ credits include “Hidden Figures,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Cinderella Man,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Malcolm X,” and “Do the Right Thing.” Mr. Thomas is a governor of the Production Design Branch.

Jim Gianopulos

TREASURER – JIM GIANOPULOSMr. Gianopulos is the Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures where he oversees the studio’s film and television operations worldwide, including production, marketing, and distribution. Mr. Gianopulos is a governor of the Executives Branch.

Janet Yang

SECRETARY – JANET YANGMs. Yang, a member of the Producers Branch, began her career in China in distribution. Her extensive film and TV producting credits include “The Joy Luck Club,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “Shanghai Calling,” “High Crimes,” “Dark Matter,” and “Zero Effect.” She won an Emmy for the HBO film, “Indictment: The McMartin Trial.” Her upcoming films include the animated feature, “Over the Moon.” Ms. Yang is a Governors-at-Large.

Dawn Hudson

CEO – DAWN HUDSONPrior to becoming the Academy’s CEO in 2011, Ms. Hudson was the Executive Director of Film Independent, which grew from a small non-profit into a nationally recognized arts institution under her leadership.  She has worked in the arts for more than 25 years.

GOVERNORS 2020 – 2021

ACTORS BRANCH

Laura Dern

LAURA DERNMs. Dern won the Oscar for her supporting role in “Marriage Story” and earned Oscar nominations for her leading role in “Rambling Rose” and for her supporting role in “Wild.”  Her other credits include “Mask,” “Blue Velvet,” “Wild At Heart,” ”Jurassic Park,” “Citizen Ruth,” “99 Homes,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Whoopi Goldberg

WHOOPI GOLDBERGOscar winner for “Ghost” and nominated for “The Color Purple,” Ms. Goldberg hosted the Academy Awards four times.  Feature credits include “Soapdish,” “Corrina, Corrina,” two “Sister Act” films, and “The Lion King.”  A Grammy, Emmy, and Tony winner, as well as Ambassador for the U.N., she is a recipient of the Mark Twain prize.

Alfred Molina

ALFRED MOLINAMr. Molina is a SAG, EMMY, and BAFTA nominee, and his credits include “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Spider-Man 2,” “Enchanted April,” “Frida,” “Love is Strange,” “Boogie Nights,” “Prick Up Your Ears,” and “Chocolat.”

CASTING DIRECTORS BRANCH

CASTING DIRECTORS BRANCH

DAVID RUBINMr. Rubin’s career as a casting director includes more than 90 motion pictures, including “The English Patient,” “Men in Black,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and “Lars and the Real Girl.” In 2002, he received the Casting Society of America’s Hoyt Bowers Award for outstanding contribution to the casting profession.

CASTING DIRECTORS BRANCH

BERNARD TELSEYMr. Telsey has been a casting director for film, stage, and television for over 25 years. His feature credits include “In the Heights,” “Respect,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Miss Sloane,” “Into the Woods,” “Rachel Getting Married,” “Margin Call,” “Across the Universe,” and “Pieces of April.” He serves as the New York vice president of the Casting Society of America and is the 2016 recipient of the organization’s Hoyt Bowers Award for outstanding contribution to the casting profession.

Debra Zane

DEBRA ZANEMs. Zane has been a casting director for nearly three decades.  Her feature credits include “Mulan,” “The Hunger Games” trilogy, “The Planet of the Apes” trilogy, “Dreamgirls,” “Seabiscuit,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Traffic,” “Galaxy Quest,” and “American Beauty.”  Debra is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.

CINEMATOGRAPHERS BRANCH

Ellen Kuras

ELLEN KURASOscar nominated for her film “The Betrayal/Nerakhoon,” Ms. Kuras is a two-time Primetime Emmy winner.  Her credits include “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Blow,” “Summer of Sam,” “Wormwood,” “Rolling Thunder Revue,” and, as a director, “Ozark” and “Catch 22.”

CINEMATOGRAPHERS BRANCH

DARYN OKADAMr. Okada’s cinematography credits include “Let’s Be Cops,” “Dolphin Tale 2,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Mean Girls,” and “Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.”

Mandy Walker

MANDY WALKERMs. Walker’s credits include “Mulan,” “Hidden Figures,” “Australia,” “Shattered Glass,” and “Lantana.” She was inducted into the Hall of Fame of The Australian Cinematographers Society in 2017, and was an artist in residence at UCLA in 2015.

COSTUME DESIGNERS BRANCH

Ruth E. Carter

RUTH E. CARTEROscar Winner for Best Costume Design for “Black Panther,” and the first African American to win in her category. Oscar nominations for “Malcolm X” and “Amistad,” making her the first African American to be nominated in her category. Over 50 film credits including “Do the Right Thing,” “Selma,” “Dolemite is My Name,” and “Coming 2 America,” the Costume Designers Guild awarded her their Career Achievement Award in 2018. Ms. Carter holds an honorary doctorate from Boston’s Suffolk University. 

Jeffrey Kurland

JEFFREY KURLANDMr. Kurland’s credits include “Mission: Impossible-Fallout,” “Dunkirk,” “Bullets over Broadway,” for which he received an Oscar nomination, and “Inception.” In 2017, he received the Career Achievement Award from the Costume Designers Guild.

Isis Mussenden

ISIS MUSSENDENMs. Mussenden’s credits include “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe” (and two additional sequels), “American Psycho,” and “The Wolverine.” In addition, she was the first costume designer to receive costume-design credit for animation: “Shrek,” “Shrek 2,” and “Puss in Boots.”

DIRECTORS BRANCH

Susanne Bier

SUSANNE BIERMs. Bier is the director of the Oscar-winning film, “In a Better World,” and the Emmy-winning director for the series, “The Night Manager.” Her film “After the Wedding” received an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Language Film category. Additional credits include “Things We Lost in the Fire,” the original “Brothers,” “Open Hearts,” and “Bird Box.”  Ms. Bier is co-chair of the International Feature Film category.

Ava DuVernay

AVA DUVERNAYMs. DuVernay’s directorial work includes Best Picture nominee “Selma,” Best Documentary nominee “13th,” “A Wrinkle In Time,” “Middle Of Nowhere,” “I Will Follow,” “Queen Sugar” and her Emmy Award winning series “When They See Us.” She amplifies the work of Black artists, people of color and women of all kinds through her multi-platform arts collective, ARRAY.

Steven Spielberg

STEVEN SPIELBERGMr. Spielberg is a 17-time Oscar nominee and has won Academy Awards for directing and producing “Schindler’s List” and for directing “Saving Private Ryan.” Additional credits include “Bridge of Spies,” “The Post,” and “Ready Player One.”

DOCUMENTARY BRANCH

Kate Amend

KATE AMENDMs. Amend is the editor of the Oscar-winning documentaries “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” and “The Long Way Home.” Other credits include “Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time,” “The Case Against 8,” “Beah: A Black Woman Speaks,” “Foster,” and “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?”

Documentary Branch Governor

RORY KENNEDYMs. Kennedy received an Oscar nomination for the documentary feature, “Last Days in Vietnam.” Her other credits include “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” “Ethel,” “Killing in the Name,” and “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.”

Roger Ross Williams

ROGER ROSS WILLIAMSMr. Williams won an Oscar for his short documentary, “Music by Prudence,” and a second nomination for his feature documentary, “Life, Animated.” His other credits include “The Apollo,” “God Loves Uganda,” and “Blackface.”

EXECUTIVES BRANCH

Executives Branch Governor

JIM GIANOPULOSMr. Gianopulos is the Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures where he oversees the studio’s film and television operations worldwide, including production, marketing, and distribution.

Donna Gigliotti

DONNA GIGLIOTTIMs. Gigliotti is one of only nine women to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. She received the 1998 Oscar for producing “Shakespeare In Love.” She received three additional Academy Award nominations for Best Picture: “Hidden Figures” (2016), “Silver Linings Playbook” (2013), and “The Reader”(2008). She is President of Tempesta Films, a film production company based in New York.

David Linde

DAVID LINDEMr. Linde is Chief Executive Officer at Participant. He has held executive, founder, and producer roles at Lava Bear Films, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, and Good Machine. He also received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture for “Arrival” in 2017.

FILM EDITORS BRANCH

Dody J. Dorn

DODY J. DORNMs. Dorn earned an Oscar nomination for her work on “Memento.” She has also edited such features as “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Australia,” “End of Watch,” and “Fury.”

Film Editors Branch Governor

CAROL LITTLETONMs. Littleton earned an Oscar nomination for her work on “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” She also has edited such features as “A Walk in the Woods,” “Margot at the Wedding,” “Beloved,” and “The Big Chill.”

Stephen Rivkin

STEPHEN RIVKINMr. Rivkin earned an Oscar nomination for his work on “Avatar.” Other film editing credits include “Alita: Battle Angel,” the first three films of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Ali,” “The Hurricane,” and “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.”

MAKEUP ARTISTS AND HAIRSTYLISTS BRANCH

Howard Berger

HOWARD BERGERMr. Berger won an Oscar for his makeup work on “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and was nominated for “Hitchcock.” His other feature credits include “Dances With Wolves,” “Lone Survivor,” “Kill Bill 1 & 2,” “The Green Mile,” and “Oz the Great and Powerful.”

LOIS BURWELL

LOIS BURWELLMs. Burwell won an Oscar for her makeup work on “Braveheart” and was nominated for “Saving Private Ryan.” Her other feature credits include “The Princess Bride,” “War Horse,” “Lincoln,” and “Ready Player One.”

Linda Flowers

LINDA FLOWERSMs. Flowers’s credits include Midway, There Will Be Blood, The Social Network, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Iron Man 2, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Angels and Demons, and Fast and Furious 3,4,7 & 8.

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS BRANCH

Sid Ganis

SID GANISMr. Ganis is co-President (with wife and partner, Nancy Ganis) of Out of the Blue Entertainment, a film and television production company, a former key studio exec around the industry, and past president of the Academy. He is currently working in the Chinese film market and (with Nancy) developing projects to be shot in China, Europe, and the United States.

Christina Kounelias

CHRISTINA KOUNELIASMs. Kounelias is the President, Worldwide Marketing and Communications, at Participant, where she oversees global strategy for all marketing, branding, and communications initiatives. Prior to Participant, she served as Chief Marketing Officer at the Academy and previously held senior marketing posts at New Line Cinema, Fox, and Miramax Films.

Nancy Utley

NANCY UTLEYMs. Utley is Chairman of Searchlight Pictures, where she jointly manages all aspects of the company, including production, acquisitions, marketing, and distribution.

MUSIC BRANCH

Charles Bernstein

CHARLES BERNSTEINMr. Bernstein is best known for scoring genre classics, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (the original), Stephen King’s “Cujo,” and “The Entity,” among over 130 feature films and TV movies. His credits also include “Inglorious Basterds” and Oscar-winning documentaries, “Czechoslovakia 1968” and “Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision.”

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MICHAEL GIACCHINOMr. Giacchino won an Oscar for his original score for “Up.” His other credits include “Star Trek,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “The Incredibles,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and “Ratatouille,” for which he received an Oscar nomination.

Laura Karpman

LAURA KARPMANLaura Karpman is an award-winning composer and a tireless champion for women in music.  With a doctorate from Juilliard, her work spans film, television, concert halls, theater, and video games.  She is a four-time Emmy winner whose feature credits include “Paris Can Wait,” “The Beguiled,” and “Step.”

PRODUCERS BRANCH

Mark Johnson

MARK JOHNSONMr. Johnson received a Best Picture Oscar for “Rain Man” and a nomination for “Bugsy.” He has also produced such films as “Donnie Brasco,” “The Notebook,” “Galaxy Quest,” Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky,” and Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.”

Lynette Howell Taylor

LYNETTE HOWELL TAYLORMs. Howell Taylor has produced over 25 films in the last 15 years, including Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star is Born,” which received eight Academy Award nominations. Most recently, she served as Executive Producer on Derek Cianfrance’s HBO limited series “I Know This Much is True” as well as produced the 92nd Academy Awards. Her film credits include “Captain Fantastic,” “The Accountant,” and “Blue Valentine.” 

Jennifer Todd

JENNIFER TODDMs. Todd produced the double Oscar-winning film “Alice in Wonderland” and the Oscar-nominated films “Memento” and “Across the Universe.” She recently produced the Emmy-nominated 89th and 90th Annual Academy Awards.

PRODUCTION DESIGN BRANCH

Tom Duffield

TOM DUFFIELDMr. Duffield’s credits include “Patriots Day,” “Hell or High Water,” “Lone Survivor,” “Broken City,” “The Kingdom,” “ The Rundown,” ”The Ring,” and “Ed Wood.”

Jan Pascale

JAN PASCALEMs. Pascale was nominated for an Academy Award for her work as set decorator on “Good Night, and Good Luck.” Her other credits include “Argo,” “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “Syriana,” and “Training Day.”

Wynn P. Thomas

WYNN P. THOMASMr. Thomas’ credits include “Hidden Figures,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Cinderella Man,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Malcolm X,” and “Do the Right Thing.”

SHORT FILMS AND FEATURE ANIMATION BRANCH

Bonnie Arnold

BONNIE ARNOLDAnimation veteran Bonnie Arnold produced the Academy Award-nominated films “How to Train Your Dragon” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Additional producing credits include “Toy Story,” “Tarzan,” as well as the live-action films, “Dances with Wolves” and “The Last Station.” She served as Co-President/President of Feature Animation at DreamWorks Animation (2015-17).

Jon Bloom

JON BLOOMMr. Bloom is an award-winning filmmaker, including his Oscar-nominated live-action short film, “Overnight Sensation,” which he produced and directed. He has created special montages for the Academy Awards Ceremony, The Governors’ Awards, and other events, as well as the first ever In Memoriam segment on the Oscars telecast. He has served 18 years on the Board of Governors.

Jennifer Y. Nelson

JENNIFER YUH NELSONMs. Yuh Nelson received an Oscar nomination for the Animated Feature “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Her other feature credits include “Kung Fu Panda 3,” Kung Fu Panda,” and “Madagascar.”

SOUND BRANCH

Kevin Collier

KEVIN COLLIERMr. Collier currently serves as the VP of Engineering and Technology, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, a position he’s held for more than twenty years.  Prior to Warner Bros., Mr. Collier worked at NBC Universal and Quad Eight Electronics.

Teri E. Dorman

TERI E. DORMANMs. Dorman has worked on over 140 films. Her credits include “LaLaLand,” “Foxcatcher,” “Unstoppable,” “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Moneyball,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, ”Spy Game,“ “Man on Fire,” Pearl Harbor,” “Prince of Tides, “LethalWeapon2,” “Bird,” “Top Gun,” and “The Deer Hunter.”

Scott Millan

SCOTT MILLANMr. Millan has won four Academy Awards as a re-recording mixer, for “Apollo 13,” “Gladiator,” “Ray,” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.” He received additional nominations for his work on “Schindler’s List,” “Braveheart,” “Road to Perdition,” “Salt,” and “Skyfall.”

VISUAL EFFECTS BRANCH

Craig Barron

CRAIG BARRONMr. Barron has contributed visual effects to more than a hundred motion pictures. He received an Oscar nomination for his work on “Batman Returns” and was awarded Best Visual Effects on “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” He is co-chair of the Academy’s Science and Technology Council. 

Rob Bredow

ROB BREDOWRob Bredow is an Academy Award Nominated VFX Supervisor (“SOLO: A Star Wars Story”) with credits dating back to “Independence Day.” He serves as Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic. He chairs the Academy Software Foundation, is a member of the Academy Science and Technology Council, and has previously served as CTO at Sony Pictures and Lucasfilm.

John Knoll

JOHN KNOLLMr. Knoll has earned six Oscar nominations for Visual Effects, for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,” “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” and three films in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. He won an Oscar for his work on “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”

WRITERS BRANCH

Larry Karaszewski

LARRY KARASZEWSKIMr. Karaszewski is best known for unusual true stories written in tandem with Scott Alexander. Their feature film credits include the Oscar-winning “Ed Wood,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “Man on the Moon,” “Big Eyes,” and “Dolemite is My Name.”  Mr. Karaszewski is co-chair of the International Feature Film category. He won the Emmy, Golden Globe, PGA and WGA Award for “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” 

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BILLY RAYMr. Ray received an Oscar nomination for his Adapted Screenplay for “Captain Phillips.” His other credits include “The Hunger Games,” “Breach,” “Shattered Glass,” and “Richard Jewell.”

Eric Roth

ERIC ROTHMr. Roth won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Forrest Gump” and has been nominated for his screenplays of “The Insider,” “Munich,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and “A Star is Born.”  He wrote Mr. Kurosawa’s “Rhapsody in August,” “The Horse Whisperer,” “Ali,” and Best Picture Nominee, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”  He received the WGA Laurel Award for Lifetime Achievement.

GOVERNORS-AT-LARGE

(Nominated by the President and elected by the board)

DeVon Franklin

DEVON FRANKLINMr. Franklin, a member of the Executives Branch, is the former SVP of Production for Columbia Pictures Entertainment and now runs his own production company, Franklin Entertainment. He has produced the hit films “Breakthrough,” “The Star,” and “Miracles from Heaven.” He is also a New York Times bestselling author and minister.

Rodrigo García

RODRIGO GARCÍAMr. García is a former cinematographer, a writer/director, and a member of the Directors Branch. Among his movies are “Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her,” “Nine Lives,” “Mother and Child,” and “Albert Nobbs.” His pilot directing credits include “Carnivale,” “Big Love,” and “In Treatment.”

Janet Yang

JANET YANGMs. Yang, a member of the Producers Branch, began her career in China in distribution. Her extensive film and TV producting credits include “The Joy Luck Club,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “Shanghai Calling,” “High Crimes,” “Dark Matter,” and “Zero Effect.” She won an Emmy for the HBO film, “Indictment: The McMartin Trial.” Her upcoming films include the animated feature, “Over the Moon.”

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LYB Events by Karen Michelle of Beverly Hills to feature Art Show, Red Carpet, Fashion and Beauty and more Oct. 3, 2021.

KAREN MICHELLE AND ARTISTS FOR TRAUMA ANNOUNCE OCTOBER IN-PERSON EVENT

Los Angeles, Calif. –  Entrepreneur Karen Michelle and Artists for Trauma (AFT) present The Love Your Body Event. This in-person event will begin at 11:00 am on Sunday, October 3rd at the beautiful Luxe Hotel Sunset. The annual all-inclusive Red Carpet, Fashion Show, and Shopping Extravaganza showcases fashion designers from all over the country, artists, and musicians. A new addition for 2021 is the Artists in the Garden Art Auction with proceeds benefiting the new Artist’s for Trauma’s “Artists Retreat” at The Risk Rock Studios in Thousand Oaks. Collaborating with Kelly “Risk” Graval, this signature brick and mortar art studio is for adaptive artists recovering from life altering traumas.

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The Love Your Body Event, created by Karen Michelle, is about self-esteem and empowerment of women and girls of all ages, shapes, and backgrounds. Artist for Trauma (AFT) was founded by Laura Sharpe and inspired by her personal journey to recovery in which she connected with the world of art as a source of healing from her near-mortal wounds. Together Karen Michelle and Laura Sharpe are leading the way in all-inclusive, female empowerment events.

A special part of the day will be the presentation of the Karen Michelle Humanitarian Heart Award. The 2021 recipient will be Face Forward International CEO/Founder Deborah Alessi. Deborah Alessi works tirelessly to help survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and cruel acts. Face Forward allows these survivors to have access to important surgical care and emotional counseling free of charge.

Some past sponsors of The LYB Event include Charlotte Tilbury, CoCo Taps and Fabuplus. Current sponsors include My/Mochi Ice Cream, The Knot, The Melody Trice Show, and Nashville’s 3rd Eye High, Destiny Candle, and many others. In addition, The LYB Event will include non-profits such as Time2Heal, The Ovarian Cancer Circle, Builder Bees, and more.
The LYB Event https://lybevents.com/

For more information about being a sponsor for The LYB Event or for interviews with Karen Michelle or Laura Sharpe please contact Kelli Schloemer

Karen Michelle in Partnership with Artists for Trauma invites you to a day of Fashion, Shopping, Red Carpet, and much more…

About this event

NEW EVENT DATE – October 3rd, 2021

Red Carpet • Fashion Show • Beauty • Shopping & More!

An afternoon of fun with a Getty Image covered Red Carpet, Fabulous Fashion Runway Show featuring Established and New Emerging Fashion Designers, Shop from all of our Fantastic Vendors and have some photo-op fun and enjoy a Complimentary Dessert Reception.

Love Your Body Events are about Self Esteem & Empowerment of Women & Girls of All Shapes, Backgrounds, Sizes & Ages! A place where Everyone is Welcome!

We are proud to Announce Deborah Alessi, CEO/Founder of Face Forward, Inc., will be receiving our Prestigious Karen Michelle Heart Award for Outstanding Contribution to the community. The Heart Award will be presented by our Previous Recipient, Laura T. Sharpe CEO/Founder of Artists for Trauma in our Upcoming LYB 2021 Event! Join us October 3rd, 2021 for this Special Red Carpet, Fashion Runway Show Event!

A new addition for 2021 is the Artists in the Garden Art Auction with proceeds benefiting the building of AFT “Artists Retreat” at the Risk Rock Studios in Thousand Oaks. Collaborating with Kelly “Risk” Graval, this signature brick and mortar art studio will help adaptive artists recover from life altering traumas.

A FULL DAY IS PLANNED:

•       Red Carpet

•       Fashion Show

. Art Show/Auction

•       Heart Award Presentation

•       Glitter Hair

•       Flower Crown Bar

•       Ice Cream Samples

•       Dessert Reception

•       Tons of Amazing Vendors

•       Photo Ops

•       Shopping

•       Cosmetic Treatments

•       Candy Bar

•       Makeup

•       Jewelry

•       New Artists in the Garden Art Auction and Author in the Garden!

FREE – DAY PASS INCLUDES:

•       Full Access to the Entire Event

•       Red Carpet & Fashion Event

•       Complimentary Dessert Reception

$25 – FAST PASS TICKETS INCLUDE:

•       Day Pass Ticket items above are included plus …•       A Destiny Massage Oil Candle valued at $25

•       Complimentary Lunch – Fast Pass Line 

•       Red Carpet & Fashion Event!

•       Complimentary Dessert Reception

$49 – LYB VIP TICKETS INCLUDE:•       Day Pass Ticket items above are included plus …

•       Swag Bag full of Gifts 

•       Complimentary Lunch – VIP Line 

•       Red Carpet Viewing & Fashion Event Viewing!

•       Complimentary Dessert Reception

•       Full Access to the Entire Event

$89 – LYB V-VIP TICKETS INCLUDE:

•       V-VIP Line Entry 

•       Full Access to the Entire Event 

•       Complimentary Lunch – V-VIP Line

•       Red Carpet & Fashion Event! 

•       Complimentary Dessert Reception 

•      Deluxe Swag Bag full of Gifts

GET TICKETS ONLINE TODAY!

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WHERE CAN I PARK?

Valet Parking at the hotel is $12. We encourage ride sharing or car service. Please note parking is valet only – there is no self-parking.

AGE REQUIREMENT TO ENTER THE EVENT:

18+ to attend. 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult

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LA Art Show Kicks Off The 2021 SoCal California Art Season July 29 – August 1, 2021 LA Convention Center West Hall.

Los Angeles, Calif. – The LA Art Show, the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, will officially kick-off the city’s 2021 art season at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 29, 2021. The show returns with much of its regular programming, creating an all new show with old favorites and exciting advancements. 

Visitors will have a museum-like experience, continuing the theme of juxtaposing old and new, this fan-favorite section will expand upon previous years into new, more interactive and technological ground.

Make sure you don’t miss programming details by signing up for the newsletter here or follow the LA Art Show on Instagram here.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 edition of the LA Art Show!

www.laartshow.com

July 29th – August 1st 2021
LA Convention Center West Hall 
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.laartshow.com

Alejandro Escovedo’s ‘La Cruzada’ Sees Wide Release August 27, 2021.

Available on CD/LP/Digital via Yep Roc RecordsSpanish Version of Singer/Songwriter’s Critically Acclaimed The Crossing Documents The Immigrant ExperienceFeatures Guest Vocalists Alex Ruiz, Patricia Vonne, and Vanessa Del Fierro.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Originally and exclusively released on LP only for Record Store Day 2020, Latino punk pioneer Alejandro Escovedo’s La Cruzada garnered seven Billboard chart positions, including his first-ever appearance on the Latin Albums chart, and immediately sold out.  

The Spanish version of Escovedo’s 2018 critically acclaimed The Crossing, which was hailed by NPR’s alt.Latino as “possibly his finest recorded work yet” and Rolling Stone as “one of his strongest LPs to date,” La Cruzada will see wide release on LP, CD, and at all digital service providers August 27 via Yep Roc Records. The first single, “Algo Azul,” is out now, and the album available for pre-order.  

The 17-song album, which tells the story of two young immigrants to the U.S., who bond over a mutual love of punk rock as they struggle with the racism and discrimination as immigrants, becomes an even more intimate experience. Although not intended to be autobiographical, the album is, in many ways, the story of Alejandro Escovedo’s own life. 

Translated and recorded in Spanish, the album’s lead vocals are helmed by Alex Ruiz (Del Castillo), who overlaid Spanish vocals on the original album’s instrumental tracks and features guest vocals from Patricia Vonne, Vanessa Del Fierro, and Escovedo.

Escovedo worked with Ruiz to translate the songs together. “I chose Alex because he has a greater command of the Spanish language, and having his voice, especially with this material, story and songs, takes it to a different level than my voice did,” offers Escovedo. In addition, Ruiz’s bandmate Rick del Castillo helped produce the session. “I began developing this story about a southern Italian boy named Salvo and a young boy named Diego from Saltillo, Mexico, who meet in Galveston, Texas while working in an Italian restaurant,” says Escovedo. “They set out on a journey in search of the America created by beat poets, rock ‘n’ roll savants, new wave films, and the underground garage.

The America they discover is a very divided and unwelcoming land filled with racism and unrest. La Cruzada is the realization of a dream that I’ve always had to record an album in Spanish in honor of my father’s heritage, and it has finally come to life.” 

La Cruzada Tracklisting:1. Andaré 2.Pasos Por Las Sombras 3. Tejas Es Mi Madre 4. Equipaje Adolescente 5. Algo Azul Side 26. Bandido Para Ti 7. Amor Puro view8. Esperándome 9. Cuantas Veces Side 310. Lluvia De Flor De Cerezo 11. Sónica USA 12. Rio Navidad 13. Ciudad Plateada Side 414. Furia Y Fuego 15. Volador 16. MC Overload 17.La Cruzada 

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Disney Publishing Worldwide Announces 2021 Summer Reading List.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Disney Publishing Worldwide’s 2nd annual Summer Reading List announces Summer Reading List. Star Wars fans can immerse themselves in the official Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Traveler’s Guide to Batuuwhich is written completely in-world, as if you are a visitor from another part of the galaxy looking for recommendations on where to eat, shop, and sightsee.

Curious minds can discover how rocks form, what makes them unique, and most importantly, how to identify them in your own backyard with National Geographic Kids’ Ultimate Rockopedia, or discover some of the extraordinary animals that live on shore and under the sea in Beneath the Waves.

Adventurers can fight against time to keep a powerful weapon out of the clutches of evil in The Mouse Watch Underwater, or journey through a vast underwater world in the latest installment of the Explorer Academy series, The Tigers Nest. Or submerge themselves in the thrilling and action-packed Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Readers can check out many of these books on shopdisney.com’s Buy a Book Give a Book program, where for every book purchased now through December 31, 2021, Disney will donate a book to First Book (firstbook.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free and affordable new books and educational resources to educators who serve children in need.

2021 Disney Summer Reading List

Ages 0-3 

The Bruce Swap

Little Kids First Board Books: Insects 

Walt Disney’s Classic Stories – Little Golden Book Set 

Ages 4 – 8 

Minnie’s Fixer Upper

Beneath the Waves 

5-Minute Disney Furry Friends Stories  

Ages 7 – 10 

The Mouse Watch Underwater  

Ultimate Rockopedia

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Traveler’s Guide to Batuu 

Ages 8 – 12 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Road Trip  

Explorer Academy: The Tiger’s Nest

Marvel Studios: Visual Dictionary

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Young Adult (Age 12 and up) 

Gamora and Nebula: Sisters in Arms

Curse of the Spectre Queen

Photo Basics

Books to Read

Fireworks Spectaculars Are Back at Disney Parks This Summer beginning July 4, 2021 with Mickey’s Mix Magic at Disneyland.

Anaheim, Calif. – Fireworks Spectaculars Are Back at Disney Parks This Summer. As Disneyland park in California welcomes back all guests, the fun starts July 4 with “Mickey’s Mix Magic” presented nightly throughout the summer. State-of-the-art projections, show lighting and lasers will transform Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and the façade of “it’s a small world” into a dazzling, family fun dance party that goes sky high with fireworks to celebrate the leader of the club, Mickey Mouse.

A Disney tradition since 1957, fireworks shows are what Walt Disney called the perfect “kiss goodnight” at the close of a magical day, and this summer the skies above Disney theme parks will sparkle with color once more. Beginning in July, just in time for the nation’s Independence Day celebrations, our incredibly popular nighttime fireworks spectaculars are returning to Disney parks!


As Disneyland park in California welcomes back all guests, the fun starts July 4 with “Mickey’s Mix Magic” presented nightly throughout the summer. State-of-the-art projections, show lighting and lasers will transform Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle and the façade of “it’s a small world” into a dazzling, family fun dance party that goes sky high with fireworks to celebrate the leader of the club, Mickey Mouse.

At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, July 1 marks the start of nightly fireworks performances at Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT. “Happily Ever After” Presented by Pandora Jewelry will transform Cinderella Castle with lights, projections and pyrotechnics, as moments from favorite Disney stories encourage you to grab hold of your dreams and make them come true. And as part of the ongoing transformation of EPCOT, “EPCOT Forever” will produce a spectacle of fireworks, music and lighting effects over World Showcase Lagoon, highlighting the themes of innovation, exploration, imagination and celebration at the core of the park’s past, present and future.

If you simply can’t wait until your next visit to see some Disney fireworks, you can enjoy a virtual viewing of “Happily Ever After” right now with #DisneyMagicMoments at home. And stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for opportunities to join us for upcoming live streams this summer!

As a reminder, valid park admission and a park reservation are required for park entry and must be linked to your account. Visit Disneyworld.com/update and Disneyland.com/update for important information, including park attendance requirements.

Disney Parks Blog

Artist Tristan Eaton featured on PBS NewsHour ahead of Eaton’s debut solo museum exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art, on July 15th.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Tristan Eaton sits down with Christopher Booker on PBS Newshour to discuss life, work, and living outside conventions ahead of Eaton’s debut solo museum exhibition coming this July 15, 2021. 

As an urban pop artist operating outside the confines of classic genres, Eaton’s work moves between guerrilla street art, commercial design, civic installation and fine art. 

View Tristan’s interview with PBS News HERE to learn more about how Tristan got his start and hear more about what’s to come!  

Take a quick look at just a fraction of Eaton’s work ahead of his 25 year career retrospective with Long Beach Museum of Art, coming July 15th!

View this feature on Urban Magazine’s Instagram HERE on the Urban Arts Magazine Website HERE.

Tristan Eaton’ Presents ‘All At Once’ showcasing 25 Years of Art and Design Coming Soon to Long Beach Museum of Art UPCOMING SOLO SHOW.

On View July 15th – October 3rd 2021
After Dark Opening Event: July 15th 6pm – 10pm
Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E Ocean Blvd
 Long Beach, CA 90803
www.lbma.org
 ‘All At Once,’ Tristan Eaton’s debut solo museum show, is an exhibition showcasing 25 years of work by the Los Angeles-based artist. The exhibit features pieces from Eaton’s early years in street art, toy design, illusion, rock poster design, and printmaking, all the way through his most recent work.

The upcoming exhibit incorporates highlights from Tristan’s years of guerrilla street art with Trustocorp as well as his mural work, studio painting practices, early toy design illustrations, and highlights from his last 3 solo exhibitions. Tristan’s exhibition spans both floors of the Hartman Pavillion and showcases a comprehensive archive from childhood sketches to newly commissioned and site-specific works. 

UPCOMING SOLO SHOW
Tristan Eaton’ Presents ‘All At Once’ showcasing 25 Years of Art and Design Coming Soon to Long Beach Museum of Art

On View July 15th – October 3rd 2021
After Dark Opening Event: July 15th 6pm – 10pm

Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E Ocean Blvd
 Long Beach, CA 90803
www.lbma.org

‘All At Once,’ Tristan Eaton’s debut solo museum show, is an exhibition showcasing 25 years of work by the Los Angeles-based artist. The exhibit features pieces from Eaton’s early years in street art, toy design, illusion, rock poster design, and printmaking, all the way through his most recent work.

The upcoming exhibit incorporates highlights from Tristan’s years of guerrilla street art with Trustocorp as well as his mural work, studio painting practices, early toy design illustrations, and highlights from his last 3 solo exhibitions. Tristan’s exhibition spans both floors of the Hartman Pavillion and showcases a comprehensive archive from childhood sketches to newly commissioned and site-specific works. 

FOO FIGHTERS kick off tour on JUNE 15th at The Canyon in Agoura Hills! !

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Foo Fighters will kick off their 2021 tour with an intimate concert at The Canyon in Agoura Hills on June 15, 2021. The Rock & Roll Legends will be inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation’s class of 2021. This is the Foo Fighters first year of eligibility. Dave Grohl will become a twice-inducted performer.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Induction Ceremony will take place in Cleveland, Ohio this fall. In the meantime, see the Foo Fighters up close and person at the The Canyon Agoura Hills June 15.

For more information and tickets, visit https://wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/ and https://www.foofighters.com/

The Foo Fighters have been waiting for this day for over a year. The band will play Madison Square Garden in New York, to celebrate 26 years of Foos.

Pre-sales start TODAY at 11am ET. Watch your email for pre-sale code.

Public on sale Friday, June 11th at 10am ET.

GET TICKETS HERE

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The Canyon at Agoura Hills

28912 Roadside Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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