TINSELTOWN TIDBITS . . .
Tinsel Town Tibits
Mark and Matt Harris
WOW! Creations Pre-Emmy Lifestyle Gifting Suite A WOW!
Mark and Matthew Harris of WOW! Creations kicked-off the pre-Emmy Awards week with a fantastic WOW! Creations 2014 Pre-Emmy Gifting Suite on Saturday, August 16th at the Luxe Rodeo Hotel in Beverly Hills. Guests were treated to a fun filled afternoon featuring wonderful gifts.
Gary Red Brand Radar Watches
Gifting for the 2014 event was being done by Gary Red Brand Apparel. Gary Brand’s motto is “Touch the Heart Open Your Mind” to convey this message, and guest will be wearing his stylin’ shirts to spread the word. Rockin’ Wellness is loaded with vitamins, minerals, omega 3, 6 and 9 and high in fiber and protein. Just mix it with some juice or soy milk for a great shake. It is vegan, wheat, dairy and gluten free. Really healthy! Radar Watches let you change the color band on your watch to fit your mode of the day. They are easy to pop out and insert making color changes easy as pie.
Koreball is a great all-around workout tool that you can adjust by filling the core with water or sand to change the weight and you can empty it when you travel. It features a number of great workout videos on YouTube for you to use. HeatSweets hand-crafted jalapeno strawberry jelly, habanero strawberry jelly, jalapeno ginger jelly and sweet jalapeno relish that are beautifully packaged with a silver serving spoon.
Sarah Skinny Sweets Ranch Organic
Great gift item! Sarah’s Skinny Sweets are simply delicious cookies that have no sugar, are low in carbs, diabetic friendly, soy, dairy and gluten free and paleo. It’s a perfect healthy cookie that really tastes delicious! Ranch Organic is owned by a delightful couple from Colorado, who have developed great goats milk A& botanical soap, liquid soap and lotion in a variety of scents to give your body some mineral-rich products that make a difference; love the lavender!
Pedi Princess Millstone Farm & Organics
Pedi Princess is the perfect solution for women on the go who want to get a pedicure and run out to drive their car to the grocery store, but look chic. Fashion and interior designer Laura Slipak created these stylish flip flops that have toe spreaders, and are really comfortable and come in many designs and colors. Millstone Farm & Organics from Canada has created a Natural Wool Dryer Balls with accompanying oil fragrances to scent them before drying your clothes in the dryer. Your clothes will dry in half the time and come out smelling great. They also make a lovely shea-butter cream.
Beantown Bedding Indiexhibit
Beantown Bedding was gifting biodegradable laundry-free linens that are one-time use linens and ideal for traveling or for college students. They are disposable and eco friendly. The Indiexhibit was showcasing the work of independent artisans they are promoting. Guests were gifted their choice of one of the unique and amazing pieces that was created from one of their artists.
Maui Cookie Lady Derwood Couture
The Maui Cookie Lady was pleasing guests with her delightful cookies all the way from Maui. The flavors include Dentist Delemma, Kona Coffee Espresso, Nutella Raspberry and Da Bacon-Nator. Derwood Couture is renowned for their great looking times seen on the red carpet.Derwood Couture was also gifting ties for dogs and if you dress your dog up this is ideal to make your pet shine at any party.
NEO Hair Tools Cottage Kitchen Crackers
NEO: Gifted great hair straightners to keep the frizzies away. Great professional hair tools to solve problems on bad hair days. Cottage Kitchen offers delicious crackers to enjoy with wine & cheese when entertaining. They are GMO free, contain no hydrogenated oils, sugar or yeast.
The Harris Brothers are known as the King of Swag in Hollywood. Mark and Matt Harris have been producing Hollywood Gifting Experiences since 2004 and are voted the number one Celebrity Gift Lounge Producers in Hollywood. In addition to producing their Celebrity events the Harris brothers are also Judges on the Miss USA Pageant Syndicate and also star in Season for of "A&E's "Storage Wars". View their sizzle-reel to see who they are and what they have been doing. www.youtube.com/harisbrothers. They also host a weekly radio show and write a Lifestyle Celebrity column for Fine Lifestyles.
Visit: WOW! Creations ,and get the latest bites from Matt and Mark Harris, visit WOW! Creations.
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are a ceremony held to honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2013 until May 31, 2014, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and will be broadcast in the U.S. by NBC The ceremony is being held one month earlier than usual, because of NBC's conflicts with the broadcast of Sunday Night Football.The date also avoids a conflict with the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Comedian and late-night talk show host Seth Meyers will host the show for the first time.
SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
CLAUDE LELOUCH'S “WE LOVE YOU, YOU BASTARD” WINS AUDIENCE AWARD AT SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INAUGURAL THE WAVE FILM FESTIVAL
* * *
SBIFF ANNOUNCES DATES FOR TWO MORE WAVE FESTIVALS FEATURING SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN FILMS PLUS RETURNING FRENCH CINEMA:
April 29 - May 3, 2015 - THE WAVE FESTIVAL - SPAIN & LATIN AMERICA
July 15-19, 2015 - THE WAVE FESTIVAL - FRENCH CINEMA
* * *
MICKEY DUZDEVICH NAMED THE WAVE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
Santa Barbara, CA –SBIFF’s brand new summer film showcase “The Wave Film Festival” concluded on Sunday with Claude Lelouch's heartfelt family saga We Love You, You Bastard named as Audience Award winner. This first edition focused solely on an eclectic mix of eleven brand new French films. The five-day festival began Wednesday July 16 and concluded Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Riviera Theatre.
Said SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling, “Due to its success with over 3 thousand attendees, we have decided to return next Spring with a Spanish and Latin America edition, along with the 2nd French WAVE next July. I'm also thrilled to name long time SBIFF programmer Mickey Duzdevich as The Wave Festival director. As we approach our 30th anniversary, it's fantastic that we're able to expand SBIFF's vision and programming.”
Says Mickey Duzdevich, "The Wave was a huge success and left patrons with a new joy for French cinema. It was a delight to bring the culture of France to our own Riviera and give the moviegoer an enhanced experience. We look forward to the future of The Wave Film Festival and we're excited to share the beauty of cinema from all over the world.”
We Love You, You Bastard (Salaud, on t'aime) is Claude Lelouch's 44th feature film. French rock icon Johnny Hallyday plays Jacques, a retired war photographer attempting to live a peaceful life in the Alps. With a new girlfriend, Nathalie, he appears content, but his old friend Frédéric, played by another singing idol, Eddy Mitchell, knows better. There is a little matter of four daughters, each one from a different conquest, each one estranged from him, and each leaving their shadow on Jacques’ emotional life. Realizing that reconciliation is the thing Jacques craves most, Frédéric, a doctor, concocts a little lie to convince the daughters to visit their absentee father. Well, not so little. In fact, it’s a really big lie, and as the family gathers, as accounts are settled through tears and laughter, the lie gets harder and harder to retract. The luminous lineup of female stars includes a radiant Sandrine Bonnaire.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary January 27 – February 7, 2015. Dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema, SBIFF will offer 12 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that range from American indie films to world cinema and everything in-between. With its commitment to cultural diversity and powerful storytelling, SBIFF transforms beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers, attracting more than 85,000 attendees. SBIFF brings to the forefront the importance and power of the art of filmmaking and continues its commitment to providing free children’s education and community outreach programs through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, AppleBox Family Films, 3rd Weekend and educational seminars. The annual 25% sale on passes and packages for SBIFF starts July 21 and runs through August 31. To purchase or for more information, log ontowww.sbfilmfestival.org or call 805-963-0023.
JESSICA LANGE TO RECEIVE
SBIFF’S 2015 KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM
* * *
SBIFF ANNOUNCES NEW STUDENT FILM STUDIES
PROGRAM FOR 2015 FESTIVAL
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's ninth annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM will be presented to two time Academy Award-winning actress JESSICA LANGE. Guests will gather to celebrate her achievements at a black-tie Gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Sunday November 16, 2014. In the tradition of the award, top-name presenters will be revealed closer to the event.
Commented Kirk Douglas, “Jessica Lange possess the three key elements in making it in this crazy business: talent, beauty, and intelligence…all of which have served her well and continue to do so. It is my honor to give her my award.”
Lange is in revered company, joining previous recipients Forrest Whittaker, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, John Travolta and Kirk Douglas himself.
Acclaimed as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, Lange has dazzled the screen with over thirty credits to her name. She made her Hollywood debut in John Guillermin’s King Kong opposite Jeff Bridges and Charles Grodin, winning a Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. She then permanently put her name on the map by receiving dual Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations in the same year for her challenging performances in Frances and in Sydney Pollack’s memorable comedy Tootsie starring opposite Dustin Hoffman, for which she took home the Oscar for Supporting Actress. Lange won her second Oscar for her starring role in Blue Sky, opposite Tommy Lee Jones.
Lange has since amazed audiences with dynamic performances in such films asCountry, opposite Sam Shepard for which she earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations; Sweet Dreams and Music Box, both of which garnered her Academy Award nominations; the TV adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award; Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear; Rob Roy with Liam Neeson; Tim Burton’s Big Fish; Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers, among many, many others.
Lange has since won Emmy Awards for her performances in HBO’s Grey Gardens,and the hit FX series American Horror Story. She recently wrapped Rupert Wyatt’sThe Gambler, also starring Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson, and is currently in production on the Andy Tennant film Wild Oats, as well as her fourth season ofAmerican Horror Story.
This year, SBIFF will be expanding its educational offerings to include a new Film Studies Program for undergraduate film students from across the United States, emphasizing film appreciation, criticism and analysis. Says Executive Director, Roger Durling, “We are excited to give students the opportunity to learn directly from top industry professionals and educators, where they can foster curiosity in a well rounded and wide ranging experience.” SBIFF sanctioned film educators will lead the packed three day program, which is now accepting applications. For program details or to apply, please visit www.sbfilmfestival.org.
Attention filmmakers! Submissions are now being accepted for the 30th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The first submission deadline, which includes reduced “early bird” submission fees, is August 8. The final deadline for film submissions is December 12. For more information, visit www.SBIFF.org.
The Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film serves as a fundraiser for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which will celebrate its 30th Anniversary January 27 through February 7, 2015. SBIFF, presented by UGG® Australia, is dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema, offering 12 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that range from American Indie films to world cinema and everything in-between. With its commitment to cultural diversity and powerful storytelling, SBIFF transforms beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers, attracting more than 85,000 attendees. SBIFF brings to the forefront the importance and power of the art of filmmaking and continues its commitment to providing free children’s education and community outreach programs through its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, AppleBox Family Films, 3rd Weekend and educational seminars. The annual 25% sale on passes and packages for SBIFF is currently running through August 31. To purchase or for more information, please visit www.SBIFF.org, or call 805-963-0023.