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Legend of Tarzan is a Must See! #AlexanderSkarsgard @MargotRobbie @legendofTarzan #LegendOfTarzan

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by & filed under Blog Venture, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Movie Reviews

I loved Legend of Tarzan! Directed by David Yates, the film was a wonderful interpretation of a classic story for modern viewers. It had heart, history, and hope. It was a fresh and exhilarating fantasy/action film with breathtaking cinematography and graphic effects.
The relationship between Tarzan and Jane depicting their origins as well as their legacy told a deep meaningful and heart wrenching story.
Everyone should see this film. It won’t disappoint the avid classic Tarzan movie buff or those who grew up with the beloved Disney animated version.
All the actors were outstanding in their roles, especially Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan. He played it like the superhero memory of Tarzan that I cherish. Margot Robbie played Jane as a fierce, strong, and sensible partner to John Clayton.
I was thrilled to attend the press conference for the film, Legend of Tarzan, last week in Beverly Hills. It was such a treat to see and hear the stars and director of the film in person. Here are my pictures from the event:

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I was lucky to have this opportunity! I wasn’t compensated to attend the event or post about it on my blog. All opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure for info on why I write posts like this.

Here is the info about the movie that was sent to me:

SOCIAL MEDIA:                   www.legendoftarzan.com
 
OPENING DATE:                  Fri., 7/1/16 – in theaters nationwide (and also in 3D and IMAX)
 
RUN TIME:                            109 mins. (tent.)
                               
MPAA RATING:                    PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, some sensuality and brief rude dialogue.
 
SYNOPSIS:                          From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 
The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie
(“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”). 
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side.  Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Leon Rom (Waltz).  But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs.  Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra,” the “Ocean’s” trilogy) produced the film, together with David Barron (the “Harry Potter” films, “Cinderella”), Alan Riche (“Southpaw”) and Tony Ludwig (“Starsky & Hutch”).  Susan Ekins, Nikolas Korda, Keith Goldberg, David Yates, Mike Richardson and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Henry Braham (“The Golden Compass”), Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“Dangerous Liaisons,” “The English Patient,” the “Harry Potter” films), editor Mark Day (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2”), and Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Myers (“Emma,” “Unknown”).  The music is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Grown Ups”).
“The Legend of Tarzan” was shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, as well as on location around the UK.

I was a Guest on #MediaChat and it was Awesome! @kilby76 @Media_Chat

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by & filed under Connecting People, Events, Everything Miz Meliz

When Aaron Kilby asked me to be a guest on his long running Twitter chat – #MediaChat – I was a little surprised. I think of those chats as serious networking opportunities for professionals. I knew that there would be a lot of social media marketing peeps on the chat. How would I come across? I decided to go with a topic that everyone relates to – happiness. What makes you happy? I really love social media! It totally makes me happy!

 

is a weekly Twitter chat every Thurs at 10pm EST featuring guests on social and online media, new apps and anything media related! Hosted by

Media Chat

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Here are the questions and answers from my “Why Social Media Makes @MizMeliz Happy interview” on #MediaChat:

What do you believe is the purpose of social media?
I believe SocialMedia is a means to actively participate in our global/technical society, not just for sales and promotion. #MediaChat
 
What social media platforms do you engage in most?
My top 3 SocialMedia platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat. As part of my daily plan of action, it’s is like making the rounds! #mediachat
 
How does interacting with people on social media platforms help you in your business and personal endeavors?
Getting to know people makes me happy. Social Media drives that and I fuel the interaction that improves my experience. #mediachat
 
What do you like least about the internet and the effects that social media has on society?
People dont take responsibility for their words and actions. Trolls/Bullies, time-sucks, and risk exists online but, that’s life. #mediachat
 
How can the use of social media make life better?
Growth makes life better for everyone. SocialMedia is one way to explore the opportunities. Be proactive and good things happen. #MediaChat
 
What in your personal background has prepared you to be a smart social media influencer?
Sales and marketing management and executive administration helps me professionally to be a successful writer, blogger, creative #MediaChat
Being a life coach enables me to relate to people. Being mindful of the needs of others and earning their trust is important. #MediaChat
 
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Aaron Kilby is the host and instigator of Media Chat

What is the best kind of content that influencers can provide for brands and consumers in your opinion?

People learn and receive info differently so varying styles and modes of communication is key to creating effective content. #MediaChat

 
What have you experienced because of social media that has been beneficial to you?
Being active in Social Media has enhanced my ability to Connect, Be Authentic, Be Responsible and Confident. It helps me #Sparkle #MediaChat
 
Does social media make you happy, why?
Happiness is learning, growing, and loving people and all life has to offer. Using Social Media to do that makes me very happy #mediachat
 
How can social media make people happy?
The ROI of time/energy in SocialMedia pays off with increased opportunity and knowledge; better relationships is what makes you happy. #MediaChat
Use Social Media to build better relationships and that will be the key to happiness and empowerment. #bejoyful #mediachat #MediaChat
 
I love Social Media for the "outside the box" opportunities I have to blog about!

I love Social Media for the “outside the box” opportunities I have to blog about!

What makes YOU happy?

Please feel free to answer any of the questions on Twiter, use #mediachat and get in the conversation.
Thank you to Aaron Kilby for inviting me to be on #MediaChat! A huge hug and special thanks to our friend Melany Berger of Melany’s Guydlines for introducing us! 

Southern Gothic: A Celine Caldwell Mystery by @BridgetteRAlex @CelineCaldwell1 @tenminitt

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Books, Events, Everything Miz Meliz, Tinsel Town Live 2016

Please enjoy this online interview with art historian and author, Bridgette R Alexander.

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I look forward to meeting her in person at an event at Henri Bendel!

Oh my gosh, what a pleasure it was to meet Bridgette and her family at her book signing in Los Angeles! We are friends for life!

Sparkle and Inspire Make Your Own Vision Mandala Canvas with @cindyart0

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by & filed under ART, Events, Everything Miz Meliz

This is a FREE online CLASS with art instructor, Cindy Harrison and mandala artist, Melissa Reyes

Watch LIVE to follow along and create your OWN DIY project every week!

Check back here on Sunday, May 29th at 7:00 am Pacific / 10:00 am Eastern

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Cindy wants to visit Paris, France and has made that a part of her vision and goals.

To make your own Vision Mandala Canvas, you will need:

1 10 x 10 Canvas

an assortment of coordinating acrylic paints

ephemera such as trinkets, jewelry, sparkly things, fabric, momentos, buttons, etc. that go with your theme

photos or scrapbook paper with images that go with your theme

decopage or modpodge glue

paint brushes

water

scissors

use your own craft and decorative art products

Free Kindle Book: This is the Sound of My Soul, honoring LA Women’s Theatre ‪@LAWTF #‎LAWTF16‬

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by & filed under Events, Everything Miz Meliz, See the Video on YouTube

I am offering the Kindle book of This is The Sound of My Soul for FREE

MONDAY, March 28th – FRIDAY April 1st 2016

in support of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival

Anyone may download my book for free during this week as my special gift

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The L.A. Women’s Theatre Festival is a multi-cultural festival of solo artists. I am happy to support these talented and inspiring artists!

What began as a coming together of female solo artists to collectively support each other has now become the oldest solo festival for women in Los Angeles and has honored well over 50 deserving women in theatre.  The festival has brought together well over 500 solo artists from around the world, who year after year join hands to share their many heartwarming and personal stories. Audiences have become inspired, impacted and empowered to give testimony: they are not alone in their many experiences that have been mirrored on LAWTF stages over the last nineteen years.

 

On Thursday, March 24th, I had the chance to attend the Opening Night Champagne Gala that kicked off the Festival for 2016! It was lovely to see all the performers and be there for the L.A. Women’s Theatre Festival’s 23rd Anniversary Awards Ceremony. It was such an honor to be there! My husband and I enjoyed it. It was a full house at the Electric Lodge Theater in Venice, CA.

Thank you to my good friend and fellow blogventure enthusiast, Mary Lansing, of Along Comes Mary Blog, for letting me know about the festival. I am not being paid nor was I asked to share the information about the festival. I am donating my time, my Kindle book offer, and my support with social media shares and reviews for the purpose of sharing what I like and enjoy with you. See my disclosure for more information on why I write posts like this.

Please note, if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited on Amazon.com, my book is always available to read for free. Get details HERE.

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