Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Scandalous Hour-Long Comedy Event Premieres on Valentine’s Day

New York, NY DECEMBER 17, 2013 – Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny, a comedy event featuring Jenny McCarthy, will premiere on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2014 at 11PM ET.  The hour-long special, which was filmed over two days at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, highlights the scandalous comedy of an eclectic cast of female comedians – Paula Bel, Tiffany Haddish, Lynne Koplitz, Justine Marino and Tammy Pescatelli – who perform some of the most titillating humor in the industry. The show is comprised of stand-up performances and vignettes starring McCarthy.   Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny sheds some much-needed light on what it’s really like to be a woman by putting everything out in the open.

McCarthy, known for her honesty, humility and wit, is a New York Times Best Selling author and a co-host on the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show "The View." McCarthy's unique combination of intelligence, sex appeal and humor has resulted in her gracing the covers of magazines around the world, including Rolling Stone, People, Shape and six covers of Playboy.

Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny is the latest comedy event to join EPIX’s stellar roster of stand-up specials.  Featured headliners include: Patton Oswalt, Louis C. K., Jim Norton, Tom Papa, Jim Jefferies, Sherri Shepherd, Jim Breuer, Lewis Black and Eddie Izzard.  EPIX's commitment to the craft of comedy also includes the recent Original Documentary "The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall," a revealing special that brings together the biggest names in comedy to tell the inside story of America’s first comedy club.

Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny an EPIX Comedy Event is produced by Levity Entertainment Group and directed by Joe De Maio.  Jenny McCarthy, Robert Hartman, Judi Brown-Marmel and Stu Schreiberg are the executive producers.  Ross Bernard is the executive-in-charge of Production for EPIX.

Join the conversation about #DirtySexyFunny on Twitter https://twitter.com/EpixHD, on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/EPIX and the webpage http://www.epixhd.com/jenny-mccarthys-dirty-sexy-funny/

About EPIX
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EPIX.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®4 (PS4™) systems, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.

For more information about EPIX, go to http://www.epixhd.com/. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (https://twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (https://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (google.com/+EPIX ) and Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/EPIX/).


Friday, December 13, 2013

The Cinefamily has released the lineup to their 2013 FANTASTIC ELASTIC 24-HOUR HOLIDAY TELETHON

Additional Guests Announced, Full List Below


December 14th - 15th, 1pm - 1pm


Free Admission - and Live streaming of the Fundraiser at:


Anjelica Huston, Miranda July, Bruce Dern, Jena Malone, Mike Judge, Father John Misty, Eric Wareheim, Gaslamp Killer, and more to be announced.  Join L.A.'s Eclectic Repertory Cinema For '3rd Annual Fantastic Elastic 24-Hour Holiday Variety Show'

Detailed lineup below - with additional events and guests to follow.

Monday, December 2 - Los Angeles, CA - The Cinefamily has released the lineup to their  2013 FANTASTIC ELASTIC 24-HOUR HOLIDAY TELETHON--a marathon fundraiser with 24 straight hours of special events featuring guests, interviews, live music and  comedy.  The event will be  held December 14th-15th, from 1pm to 1pm at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood, and the first lineup announcement includes appearances, Q&A's, and surprise events to be announced featuring cultural icons luminaries, including Anjelica Huston, Bruce Dern, Mike Judge, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Father John Misty, and Bushwick Bill.

According to Cinefamily’s Executive Director Hadrian Belove, "We didn’t think the Cinefamily should have  the usual kind of fundraiser, cause we’re not the usual kind of cinematheque. The 24 hour Telethon allows us to echo the wide range of  programming for which Cinefamily has become known, and include the many parts of Los Angeles we love. It’s about bringing all of our family together, you could say, under one big tent.  Fundraising should be fun, not a pain in the ass."

The Cinefamily's 2013 Telethon goal is to raise $500,000 to cover operating costs, new equipment purchases, and additional annual expenses.  Its approach to fundraising is unique and representative of The Cinefamily's core values; it is a celebration of creativity, quality, and contagious enthusiasm. And, it's an awesome party. Breakfast and beverages will be served 24 hours in the theatre’s Spanish patio, with DJs and live bands playing throughout the day.

Los Angeles luminaries, comedians, directors, puppeteers, musicians, animators, curators, and all manner of sundry geniuses are banding together to help Cinefamily reach 2013's fundraising goal...IndieWire dubbed previous Telethons - "The greatest celebration of cinema EVER!!!"

Last year's 2012 event was kicked off by Robert Downey Jr, who opened a time capsule left for him at the theater in 1984, and was followed by performances by Nick Offerman, Neil Hamburger, Dan Harmon and others; and events such as Jason Schwartzman eating dinner on stage during a live Q&A, director Phil Lord presenting Lego fan films, and a talk show featuring Eric Wareheim, Guy Maddin, Udo Kier, Tearist, and John Hawkes.  2012 fundraiser guests included Benicio Del Toro, Spike Jonze, Michael Cera, Stephin Merritt, and Elliott Gould.

Robert Downey Jr, guest at last year's Cinefamily Fundraiser
Cinefamily’s 3rd Annual 24 hour Variety Show Fundraiser
Confirmed Lineup (with more to come, subject to change)
1pm - 4pm
  • ROGER EBERT Tribute with STEVE JAMES, with discussion and short clips from upcoming Ebert doc LIFE ITSELF
  • ANJELICA HUSTON discussing her new memoir, A Story Lately Told

5pm - 9pm
  • Influential instrumental rock band EARTH will play live music to 70's masterpiece HERZOG’S FATA MORGANA - rare one night event!!

9pm – 1am
  • MIKE JUDGE’S found footage collection, The Judgemental Sampler
  • Surprise performances from TIM HEIDECKER & ERIC WAREHEIM
  • A Cappellaqatsi - a barbershop quartet reenacts the score from KOYAANASQATSI
  • Special event - New Years in July

1am – 4am
  • 'The Night Owl'
  • Musician/DJ GASLAMP KILLER performs to underground cult animator BRUCE BICKFORD'S stop motion film CAS'L'

5am – 11am
  • 'Good Morning Cinefamily'
  • SOURCE FAMILY Xmas - Special Event
  • CLAIRE EVANS from YACHT shows rare videos from the recently unearthed vault of Omni Magazine
  • Lunch Q&A WIth BRUCE DERN - Cinefamily will bestow it's first annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Dern
  • Programmers from SF's science museum THE EXPLORATORIUM screen films and lead an experimental workshop for KIDS

11am – 1pm 'Close'
  • Lunch Q&A WIth BRUCE DERN - Cinefamily will bestow it's first annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Dern

The Cinefamily is a member-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission: to foster a spirit of community and a sense of discovery, while reinvigorating the movie-going experience.

About Cinefamily: With a daily line-up that is "breathtaking in its scope and ambition" (Peter Martin, Cinematical), Cinefamily is transforming the landscape of first-run arthouse and repertory cinema through distinct programming, unusual events, and vital cultural collaborations. According to L.A. Weekly, "the sheer ambition is hard to overstate…[their appearance] is a climate-altering event for Los Angeles moviegoers.” As one of Los Angeles’ premiere nonprofit cinematheques, Cinefamily fosters exceptional, weird and wonderful experiences that are unforgettable precisely because they are shared and felt with others. Cinefamily’s programs have included unprecedented full retrospectives of beloved and obscure directors and original festivals, including Animation Breakdown and Everything Is Terrible's Everything Is Festival, "a massive celebration of the most gonzo-filmed entertainment possible" (Huffington Post). The theater regularly hosts residencies (Doug Benson's Movie Interruption, Heavy Hitter Midnites, Friday Night Frights, The Academy's' The Silent Treatment) and groundbreaking first-runs of independent films, including Dogtooth, which launched to tremendous buzz and a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. Notable events include the L.A. premiere of Cave of Forgotten Dreams, done as a pop-up 3-D screening inside the Natural History Museum with speaker Werner Herzog and a 5000 person after-party. The theater has also hosted live cast and crew reunion events (Space Ghost, Party Down, The Adventures of Pete and Pete) and musical performances by artists including Stephin Merritt, No Age, and Tenacious D, as well as regular screenings featuring live scores to silent classics and modern marvels.
"Simply put, Cinefamily is one of our town's, and possibly the planet's, most important film collectives."
- Alysia Grey Painter, NBC Los Angeles
“Simply breathtaking in its scope and ambition”
– Peter Martin, Cinematical.com
“Makes movie-going an event,  with mega-rare film screenings, musical performances, crazed clip compilations &  backyard barbeques.”
  – LAist.com
"the sheer ambition is hard to overstate…a climate-altering event for Los Angeles moviegoers.”
“A die-hard movie fan’s wet dream.”

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Los Angeles, CA (December 1st, 2013) – Interactive Donor Corp., a New York incorporated Benefit Corporation branded as iDonor (givingtuesday.idonor.me), is hosting a special evening of ‘igniting the 21st Century Philanthropist’, to celebrate #GivingTuesday and the beta launch of the iDonor widget on December 3rd at the Riviera 31, Sofitel Beverly Hills in California.

The ‘igniting the 21st Century Philanthropist’ red carpet event will take place on #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The evening will be a celebration of philanthropy and giving through version 1 of the iDonor mobile widget, hosted by French Tuesday Productions who will be adding their twist around socializing a celebration of Philanthropy and igniting the 21st Century Philanthropist. In addition the Mayor of West Hollywood, Abbe Land, will be presenting iDonor with a City Proclamation.

Venue:                         Riviera 31, Sofitel Hotel Beverly Hills, CA
Date:                           Tuesday December 3rd, 2013
Media Check In:         6:45pm – 7:00pm
Red Carpet:                 7:00pm - 8:00 p.m.
Event Time:                7:00pm - 11:00pm

Celebrities and VIP guests confirmed: Abbe Land (Mayor of West Hollywood), Nathalia Ramos (Nickelodeon ‘House of Anubis’), Eugene Simon (‘Game of Thrones’), Katherine Castro (‘The Social Contract’), The Tiger Woods Foundation, The Trevor Project, Alzheimer’s Association, Two Wings and Peace4Kids.

Prizes to be won during the night include; 4 Tiger Woods World Challenge Golf Tournament Packages from non-profit partner The Tiger Woods Foundation.

iDonor joined #GivingTuesday in a partnership to ignite the next generation of donors with the iDonor donation widget which is the next generation of the current ‘Donate Now’ button. The iDonor widget is a first of its kind to harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners charities, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. GivingTuesday.idonor.me will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities by giving now in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support which will ultimately create a more harmonious world.

The iDonor platform will provide people with the ability to choose their own individual giving while having an opportunity to win a daily Giving Prize of a $100 electronic gift card (eGift Cards) shopping spree with over 40 national retailers. Daily winners will receive and redeem their $100 eGift Cards on their mobile devices and redeem their prize with brands like Gap, Starbucks, JC Penney, Nike, Amazon, and many more! Daily prize draws will be made starting on #GivingTuesday 12.03.13 with the final Grand Prize draw on 01.01.14.

Join the spirit of #GivingTuesday by giving to a cause you care about at #iDonor and join us in ‘igniting the 21st Century Philanthropist.’

Join Interactive Donor at http://givingtuesday.idonor.me/ .
Visit us at: www.facebook.com/iDonor.
Twitter: @idonor_me (Or follow #GivingTuesday, #iDonor or #Unselfie)
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