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Jan 26, 2016


Press Pass LA is excited to announce The Rel/Event Series Part II. After attending Part I of the series in October at The Attic in Hollywood, we had to be involved for Part II. Plus, our very own CEO, Jennifer Buonantony will be moderating one of the panels! Check out the full schedule and details below.

TheRelEventSeriesThe Rel/Event will be continuing their celebration of “who’s who” in entertainment Part II of their series celebrating buzzworthy projects and featuring producers, actors, agents, and casting directors and more.

Part 1 included talent and executives from Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, The Flash, Supergirl, Deadpool, Gambit, Batman vs. Superman, Suicide Squad, Empire, American Horror Story, Zoolander 2, Jane the Virgin  and more. It was headlined by illustrious producer Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men franchise, Deadpool, Gambit) and moderated by Laura Prudom, News Editor of Variety Magazine. Guest speaker Gary Pearl, executive producer of Jane the Virgin, said it was the “best industry panel I’ve attended in the past year!”

Part II will again allow attendees to connect with fellow creatives, get insight into the entertainment industry, and rub elbows with the industry’s best! Check out the full lineup and ticket details below.

Purchase tickets before February 15th for a chance to win dinner with producer Adi Shankar.

Film & TV Production Panel:

-Tommy Harper, COO of Bad Robot, Executive Producer, “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” “Star Trek into Darkness,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”
-James Skotchdopole, Producer, “The Revenant,” “Birdman,” Brad Pitt’s “War Machine,” Executive Producer, “Django Unchained”
-Alex Ott, Co-Producer, “Suicide Squad”
-Adi Shankar, Film/Digital Producer, Bootleg Universe, “Power/Rangers” short, “The Grey,” “Killing Them Softly”12376269_10206857350046389_2792190455382476754_n
-Melissa R. Stubbs, Stunt Coordinator/Performer, “The X-Files (2015),” “Suicide Squad,” “The Dark Knight Rises”

Screenwriters (Moderated by Jen Grisanti of Jen Grisanti Consultancy) :
-Doug Jung, Screenwriter, “Star Trek Beyond”
-Alan Wenkus, Co-Executive Producer/Writer, “Straight Outta Compton”
-Joshua Allen, Staff Writer, “Empire”
-Stephany Folsom, Screenwriter, “1969 A Space Odyssey,” “Thor: Ragnarok”
-Thomas Dean Donnelly, Screenwriter, “Doctor Strange”
-Frankie Lindquist, Literary Manager/Producer, Scooty Woop Entertainment
-Jason Seagraves, VP of Production & Development, Cross Creek Pictures (“Black Mass,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” “Black Swan”)

Talent Representation Panel:

-Joanne Horowitz, Manager (Kevin Spacey, Scott Eastwood)
-Lyndsey Miller, Publicist at Valhalla Entertainment (Gale Anne Hurd, “The Walking Dead”)
-Ashwant Venkatram, Lawer, PeopleTree Legal
-Miles Cooley, Partner, Reed Smith LLP (Rihanna, Jay Z, 50 Cent)
Casting Directors (Moderated by Diane Gordon, freelance reporter, Variety, NY Mag, Vulture) :

-Gohar Gazazyan, Casting Director, “The Walking Dead”
-Kerry Barden, Casting Director, “Jessica Jones,” “Spotlight,” “Sisters,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Monster’s Ball”
-Jackie Sollitto, Casting Associate at David Rapaport Casting, “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Arrow”
-Carla Hool, Casting Director, Netflix’s “Narcos,” “Eastbound & Down” season 2, “Despicable Me 2”

Talents to Watch Panel (Moderated by Jennifer Buonantony of Press Pass LA):RelEventSeries
-Rebecca Reid, Actress/Comedian, “New Girl,” “I Live with Models”
-Jazmyn Simon, Actress, “Ballers”
-Jerry Purpdrank, Viner, Digital Influencer
-Stephen Rider, Actor, “Daredevil” Season 2

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.

Check out the location for the after-party, The Reserve in downtown Los Angeles.