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Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson star in the film,
BURBANK, CA – August 21, 2015 – Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ dramatic thriller “Unforgettable,” which is the first film in the director’s chair for veteran producer Denise Di Novi (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Focus”).
Katherine Heigl (“27 Dresses,” “Knocked Up”) and Rosario Dawson (the “Sin City” films) star in the film. “Unforgettable” marks a reunion for Heigl and Di Novi, who previously collaborated on “Life as We Know It.”
The main cast also includes Geoff Stults (TV’s “Zoo”), young actress Isabella Rice (“True Blood”), Simon Kassianides (TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Whitney Cummings (“The Wedding Ringer”), Robert Wisdom (TV’s “Chicago PD”) and film and television star Cheryl Ladd.
The film is being produced by Di Novi, Alison Greenspan (“If I Stay”) and Ravi D. Mehta (“Grudge Match”), from a screenplay by Christina Hodson.
Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare.
The behind the scenes creative team is led by multiple Oscar-nominated director of photography Caleb Deschanel (“The Right Stuff,” “The Natural”), production designer Nelson Coates (“Flight”), editor Frédéric Thoraval (“Taken”), and costume designer Marian Toy (HBO’s “Ballers”).
Surfs Up At The Venice Whaler As The Crab Shell Bar Turns 1:
The Seaside Institution Celebrates All-Star Team, New Menu & Cocktails!
(Venice, CA), August 18th, 2015: The revival of the iconic Crab Shell Bar in the comfortable downstairs alcove of the Venice Whaler nearly a year ago, gave way to an all-new look, new culinary team and new bar program throughout the restaurant. Proving that elevated food and craft cocktails are right at home on the beach, the Venice Whaler rings in the one year anniversary and resurrection of the famous seaside-watering hole (since 1944) by rolling out a delectably delicious new Dining and Cocktail Menu!
The little seaside institution, which has stood for 70 years where Washington Boulevard hits the beach in Venice has seen a complete makeover this past year due to the collaborative efforts of new owner Mike Dobson (Ma’Kai in Santa Monica and Red O in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach and the newly opened Santa Monica location), General Manager TJ Williams, Executive Chef Nick Liberato (who is featured as a culinary expert on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and has also appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters), and Bar Director Anthony Settecase (who has worked at top spots on both coasts, including Pravda, Balthazar, East Side Company and the Soho Grand Hotel in New York, and Cole’s, Las Perlas,Bar Chloe and Dia de Campo in Los Angeles).
All in all, GM TJ Williams says, “’Dive’ is not the right term for this place anymore. I think it is a fun, craft cocktail beach bar.” And the bar will soon be expanding even further, as the Venice Whaler plans to build out an awning and serve alcohol on its outdoor patio downstairs as well. You will also be seeing more of the Oceanside eatery on the small screen, in two newFood Network series: Beach Eats USA with Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone and Back To The Bar on Spike TV.
“More than anything, we are right here on the beach and it is a beautiful setting,” says Liberato, who still keeps his surfboard in the kitchen. “The best thing for me is that I get to do what I love in the kitchen and I get to surf every day!”
So what are you waiting for? While the Venice Whaler may be an institution, there is still so much to discover with the reinvented kitchen and introduction of two new bars. Grab your sandals and shades and head to where Washington Boulevard directly meets the sandy shore today!
The Venice Whaler is open for Lunch and Dinner every Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 2:00 am. The Venice Whaler serves Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and they serve Dinner from 3:00 pm to 2:00 am; The Venice Whaler Takeaway Window is open daily from 7:00 am to 2:30 am; For more information, please visitwww.venicewhlaler.com or call the Venice Whaler directly at 310-821-8737.
& MIAMI SOUND MACHINE:
A Benefit Concert for Viva Broadway
TO PERFORM GREATEST HITS INCLUDING:
“GET ON YOUR FEET,” “CONGA,”
“RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU,” “MI TIERRA”
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
AT THE MINSKOFF THEATRE
CONCERT DIRECTED BY SERGIO TRUJILLO
PRODUCED BY THE BROADWAY LEAGUE FOUNDATION INC.
VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE
TO SOLD-OUT CONCERT
One Night Only: To Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month!
New York, NY – August 18, 2015 – A limited number of VIP seats are available for Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine: A Benefit Concert for Viva Broadway. The concert will take place on Monday, September 14th at 8:00pm at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan.
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine return to New York City to perform a special concert comprising their greatest hits including: “Get On Your Feet,” “Conga,” “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Mi Tierra,” and more! There will be a special performance by Emily Estefan. The Broadway production On Your Feet!, a new musical based on the life and music of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, will begin previews October 5, 2015 and opens November 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre.
“VIP” packages ($750) include a pre-show reception with Emilio Estefan, premium seats to the concert and post-show cast party with Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine at the Hunt & Fish Club NYC in Midtown Manhattan.
Proceeds from this benefit will support Viva Broadway. The Broadway League’s Viva Broadway initiative is an audience development partnership with the Hispanic community to help bridge the world of Broadway with Latino audiences around the country. The long-term initiative aims to increase awareness about Broadway while culturally enriching lives, bringing families together, and building new careers in the theatre. Proceeds will go towards The Broadway League’s Family First Nights®, a nationwide program specifically designed to encourage economically at-risk families to attend theatre on a regular basis.
It’s Going To Be A Hunka Hunka Good Time
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