Sunday, August 21, 2011

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown.... A Special Screening of Katia Louise's "Saving America's Horses".... AIDS Walk LA Red Carpet & Art Exhibition Fundraiser Event at Gus Harper Studios... A Special 10th Anniverary Screening of "Luminarias" at LATC.... HH(:

On The Red Carpet: Calamity Cate Crismani, Katia Louise, Nancy Stanley, Neda DeMayo and Harrison Held      Photo by Billy Bennight
Director/Producer Katia Louise talks with Daniel Ramos of the Apache, Eagle People and Thunderbird clan, a supporter of the film
The film's Michael Blake "Dances With Wolves" speaks with Daniel Ramos of the Apache, Eagle People and Thunderbird clan, a supporter of the film
Calamity Cate Crismani, Katia Louise and Neda DeMayo
Katia Louise and Michael Blake
I saw  Tatia Louise's documentary "Saving America's Horses - A Nation Betrayed" several months ago and greatly enjoyed it and endorsed it.  The film blows the lid of the abysmal and shocking horse slaughter industry and is a real eye opener.  The freshly tweaked filmed screened again at the Artivist Film Festival in Hollywood and I enjoyed it even more.  I urge all horse lovers, animal lovers and humanitarians to see it.  It is shocking and somewhat disturbing but worth watching.  It was great to see the film's team again - director/producer Tatia Louise, associate producer Nancy Stanley and line producer, camera operator Mario James and to share my comments with the media on the red carpet.  To learn more about this must see film go to  ....HH(:

Travis Kiro and Celebrity Host CC Perkinson
DIVA Cynthia Manley and guest
Nancy Ray, Norma Jean and Cynthia Manley.  Back row: Felecia Scott
Travis Kiro and guests
Celebrity Hosts Dr. Mark Valinsky and CC Perkinson
Mark Valinsky, the event's Estaban "Steven" Escobar and CC Perkinson
Artist Gus Harper in front of one of his beautiful paintings. - the studio is located at 11306 Venice Boulevard

Gus Harper and CC Perkinson

Tri London Bartenders LLC -  "service with style and class"
Dr. Mark Valinsky  and CC Perkinson were the celebrity hosts of this great AIDS Walk LA Red Carpet & Art Exhibition Fundraiser Event presented by Gus Harper and Tri London Bartenders at the beautiful Gus Harper Studios , 11306 Venice Boulevard.  Nice people, good food (catered by Tri London), beautiful paintings and tasty  beverages courtesy of Neuro Drinks.   Event producer Etsteban "Steven" Escobar's Diversity TV was on hand on the red carpet with CC Perkinson & Mark Valinsky interviewing.  Story continued below...  HH(:

"Luminarias" star Dyana Ortelli (in yellow and turquoise dress) with guests

Publicist Phil Sokoloff and guest Diana
The film's Sal Lopez and Dyana Ortelli
Raymond Cruz and Dyana Ortelli
Pepe Sernan, Dyana Ortelli, Robert Beltran, guest and Mike Gomez
Producer/Casting Director Mina Vasquez, guest, Evelina Fernandez and guest
"A Toast to Luminarias".... Caroline Baker and Harrison Held Photos Above: Angela Moya, Lupe Ontiveros, guest, Lupe Ontiveros and Mike Gomez
Roddi Catroreale, Pepe Sernan and Justin Price
Guest, Maria Richwine, Armando Ortega and wife Yolanda Snowball
Evelina Fernandez, Dianna Mann, Donald Baker and wife Caroline Baker

Robert Beltran arrives with family

I attended the premiere of "Luminarias" with my friend Yolanda Romersa so when I was pleased to be invited to the 10 year anniversary gala and screening held downtown at LATC the home of Latino Theater Company.  Like a fine wine, the film directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela and written by Evelina Fernandaz (she also stars in it and is terrific) was even better years later...  more poignant and thoughtful and so funny.  It's like the Latina version of "Sex In The City". I enjoyed meeting and talking with the film's co-star Dyana Ortelli who turns in a colorful, sexy and funny performance.  The movie was originally a play produced at the Latino Theater Company.  Before the screening we saw a preview of the drama  "Dementia" starring Sal Lopez which looks very good... lots of committed and talented people at this theater company....  More pictures soon online at  HH(:

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