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Captive Premiere

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Directed by Jerry Jameson. With Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers, Michael Kenneth Williams.
A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.


Everest Premiere Soundbite

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Everest tells the true story of two different expeditions attempts to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. It documents the awe-inspiring journey as they are challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.


Everest Official Movie Trailer

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On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.


Hail, Caesar! Movie Trailer

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In theaters February 5, 2016. A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. “Hail, Caesar!” is set in a big Hollywood studio in the 1950s; Clooney plays Baird Whitlock, one of the studio’s biggest stars, who is kidnapped while shooting a big swords-and-sandals epic also called “Hail, Caesar.”


Threads of Thailand Los Angeles

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Threads of Thailand Los Angeles

Threads of Thailand Grand Entryway

Recently, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hosted the spectacular “Threads of Thailand” event in Los Angeles. The event was hosted by the Royal Thai Consulate-General and introduced special guest and Thai Ambassador, actress Elisabeth Rohm whose credits include Law & Order, American Hustle.

Thailand Distinguished Hosts and Guests

The invitation-only event was held at the Los Angeles residence of the Consulate-General where celebrities, guests and media were greeted by a stunning red carpet entryway lined with elegant Thai art and paintings. Media on-hand included OK! TV’s Jaymes Vaughn who interviewed celebrity Thai Ambassador Elisabeth Rohm, model and actress Beverly Johnson, Thai designer Aksarapak (Yaya) Bondu, host and producer Val Kahl and more star guests and attendees.

Thai art and decor lining the red carpet entryway

“Threads of Thailand” was a celebration as part of the TAT 2015 Discover Thainess campaign to highlight Thai cuisine, culture, life, art and industry. Honoring the extensive heritage of Thai silks, the event captivated guests with an informal modeling show showcasing Thai silks and the Thai silk exhibition. Her Majesty Queen Sirikirt’s Thai silk initiative to preserve and nurture Thai woven fabrics as one of the country’s cultural treasures was elegantly demonstrated by elegant fabric displays of silk elephants, fabrics, and explanations of the extensive detail that is given to make Thai fine silks.

Thai Ambassador Elisabeth Rohm with designer Yaya Bondu

Thai Ambassador Elisabeth Rohm with designer Yaya Bondu

Chef Vanda of Ayara Thai Cuisine showcased Thai culinary specialties such as Spicy Thai Salad with Soft Shell Crab, Thai Chicken with Quail Egg, and delicious Thai dessert selections which were served with Changi Beer and craft cocktails such as the Lychee Martini.

Spicy Thai Salad topped with Soft Shell Crab

Spicy Thai Salad topped with Soft Shell Crab

Thai sweets

Thai sweets

The sounds of traditional Thai music flowed through the air as artists made Thai art gifts and flower lei bracelet for guests to take home.

Beautiful handmade Thai art

Beautiful handmade Thai art

For more information on Thailand Tourism, visit Tourism Thailand

Thai silks and flower lei

Thai silks and flower lei

The event was produced in part by Steve Valentine of Valentine Group PR in Los Angeles.


67th EMMY Awards Governors Ball

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67th EMMY® Awards Governors Ball
EMMYS logo

The official after-party for EMMY Award winners, celebrities, entertainment moguls, and guests, the Governors Ball presents “Reigning with Radiance”, the theme for this year’s ball.

The 67th EMMYS Governors Ball

The 67th EMMYS Governors Ball

Glimmering crystal chandeliers, cascading orchid flower designs, lavish dining, premiere cocktails, wines and award-winning entertainment greet the 4,000 guests into the beautifully transformed West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, September 20 immediately following the 67th EMMY Awards airing on FOX at 8pET / 5pPT.

67th EMMYS crystal design

67th EMMYS crystal design

Cheryl Cecchetto and her team at Sequoia Productions are in their 21st year designing and producing this famed event.

Cheryl Cecchetto

Cheryl Cecchetto, Sequoia Productions

Working together with Geriann McIntosh and Barbara Cassel, the Governors Ball committee co-chairs, Sequoia Productions is the mastermind behind the décor, entertainment,

Geriann McIntosh

Geriann McIntosh, Governors Ball Committee Co-chair

Barbara Cassel

Barbara Cassel, Governors Ball Committee Co-chair

and overall presentation of the Governors Ball from the details of the grand entry to the Winners Circle – where EMMY winners have their statuettes personalized on site – to the details of the staff wardrobe.

EMMY Awards winners circle

EMMY Awards winners circle

What is one of the design secrets of this year’s “Reigning with Radiance” theme? Over 45,000 Swarovski crystals shine in over 530 hand-crafted strands together weighing nearly 450 pounds. Now that’s a lot of bling!

EMMY Governors Ball sound stage

EMMY Governors Ball sound stage

When it comes to entertainment, internationally acclaimed Andrea Bocelli and multiple Grammy® and EMMY Award-winning producer and songwriter, David Foster take center stage at this year’s Ball. Special dance performances by Maksim Chmerkovskiy formerly of Dancing With The Stars and opening musical guests JB Project and WCM Strings will have guests awe-inspired throughout the evening.

EMMY Awards Governors Ball lounge

EMMY Awards Governors Ball lounge

Helmed as one of the largest formal sit down dining experiences in the United States, Patina Restaurant Group returns for the 20th year as the premiere caterer for the Governors Ball. Executive Chef Joachim Splichal and his go-to Chef, Alec Lestr, will prepare a delectable and elegant 3-course dinner for the 4,000 guests.

Executive Chef Joachim Splichal and Susan Irby

Executive Chef Joachim Splichal and Susan Irby

Prepared a-la-minute (meaning prepared fresh on-site), behind the floor to ceiling drapes in the West Hall is the enormous staged kitchen where nearly 200 chefs man row after row of plates, ingredients, cooking and plating each of the delicious courses including:

67th EMMYS Governors Ball table decor

o FIRST COURSE is a Wildflower Honey Poached Forelle Pear Salad

Forfelle Pear Salad

o MAIN COURSE is Filet Of Beef Tenderloin with herb-scented potato terrine adorned with king trumpet mushrooms, yucca chips, roasted cherry tomatoes, red wine jus and béarnaise espuma

Filet of Beef Tenderloin

o DESSERT is a Single Origin Ghana Brownie embellished with Zephyr popcorn Chantilly, cara crakine and baby bourbon caramel drizzle
Single Origin Ghana Brownie

Accompanying the 3-course menu are carefully prepared selections offered by Penfolds wines, the Official Wine Partner of the 67th Emmy Awards season, with their Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz and Bin 311 Chardonnay to pair with the Ball’s three-course meal.
Penfolds Reserve Wines

DLynn Proctor, winemaking Ambassador for Penfolds was on hand to share the expertise of the wines and offer selections for EMMY Award telecast viewers at-home parties. Enjoy his interview here: DLynn Proctor on Penfolds

Other official sponsors, Cellar Door Chocolates from Louisville, Kentucky carefully handcrafted by owner Erika Chavez-Graziano,

Dusted Truffles from Cellar Door

Dusted Truffles from Cellar Door

FIJI Water
FIJI the Official EMMY water

and Patron Tequila which created the EMMY Signature Cocktail which the Press enjoyed a taste of at the official Press Preview event held on Wednesday, September 20. On hand to serve up the savory cocktail was Patron Marketing Manager Edward P. Blinn.

Edward Blinn of Patron serving the EMMY Cocktail

Edward Blinn of Patron serving the EMMY Cocktail

Celebrities and VIP guests will be transported to the EMMY Awards by AUDI, the official vehicle of the 67th EMMY Awards and Governors Ball.

AUDI Official Vehicle

Celebrating the best in television, watch the 67th Primetime EMMY Awards Sunday, September 20 at 5pPT / 8pET on FOX. For the official menu recipes to serve your award-winning guests at home, visit thebikinichef.com!

Susan Irby, the EMMY and Chef Alec Lestr

Susan Irby, the EMMY and Chef Alec Lestr

Wondering how the LA Convention Center West Hall gets transformed into “Reigning with Radiance” glamour? Enjoy the fascinating time-lapse video from Sequoia Productions, here: (coming soon)


Creative Arts Ball EMMY Awards 2015

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Creative Arts Ball EMMY Awards Ball 2015

67th EMMYs

Following Saturday’s 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater, nearly 3,500 guests including Emmy winners and nominees attended the 2015 Creative Arts Ball at the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Themed “Reigning with Radiance,” attendees celebrated under glimmering cascading crystal chandeliers, dined on a three course meal by Patina Catering, wines by Penfolds, and chocolates by Cellar Door Chocolates.

EMMY Awards Main Course

Emmy winners in attendance included: Anthony Bourdain (Outstanding Informational Series, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown)

EMMY winner AnthonyBourdain

Anthony Bourdain

Bradley Whitford (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Transparent), Chris Hardwick (Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Social TV Experience, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick), Derek Hough (Outstanding Choreography, Dancing With The Stars)

Jane Lynch (Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program, Hollywood Game Night)

EMMY Winner Jane Lynch

EMMY Winner Jane Lynch

Julianne Hough (Outstanding Choreography, Dancing With The Stars), Margo Martindale (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, The Americans), Reg E. Cathey (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, House of Cards), Tessandra Chavez (Outstanding Choreography, Dancing With The Stars), Travis Wall (Outstanding Choreography, So You Think You Can Dance), and more.

EMMY winner Julianne Hough

EMMY winner Julianne Hough

Additional guests included Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex), Blake Michael (Dog with a Blog), Brooks Laich (NHL Washington Capitals), Darren Criss (American Horror Story, Glee), Drew Scott (Property Brothers), Fred Willard (Modern Family), G. Hannelius (Dog with a Blog), Jill Soloway (Transparent), Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Lydia Hearst, Mae Whitman (Parenthood), Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), Mel Brooks (A Tribute To Mel Brooks), Neil deGrasse Tyson (Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World), and Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World).

Watch the 67th Annual Primetime EMMY Awards Sunday, September 20 on FOX at 5pmPT / 8pm ET. Following the Primetime EMMY Awards is the Governors Ball… the signature gourmet dinner attended by EMMY winners, nominees, guests and television industry professionals. For more information, visit EMMYS.com

For EMMY Award winning recipes for your EMMY party, visit thebikinichef.com


Ride Along 2 Trailer 1

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Minions Premiere Interview

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Minions Dancing In Theaters Now

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