(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 03, 2019 ) The 41st Denver Film Festival (DFF) was held at the Sie FilmCenter, Denvers only year-round cinematheque and the permanent home of the Denver Film Society.

Over the course of the 12-day festival, DFS played over 250 films, most of which were seen for the first time in Colorado, or even the United States. The festival was also host to filmmakers, directors, actors, workshops, a virtual reality pavilion and much more.

This years Red Carpet Presentation was ‘The Front Runner’, a film about Colorado Senator Gary Hart

played by Hugh Jackman (‘Logan’, ‘X Men’, ‘Les Misrables’). The international focus was on Hungarian cinema.

Awards given to filmmakers, directors, and actors for their films in the Peoples Choice category included: Narrative Feature to ‘Green Book’; Documentary Feature to ‘The Weight of Water’; and Short Subject Film to’Earthwise’.

Every year, Denver Film Society incorporates their other, smaller annual film festivals which were spotlighted once again Jadore, CinemaQ, CinemaLatino, and Women+.

Over the past four decades, the Denver Film Festival has striven to elevate film as an art-form, reflect the social conversations of the day and work with those in the community to create an engaging and entertaining environment. Their mission is to develop opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

Step and Repeat LA created an impressive 8 x 20 fabric stretch display for this years Denver Film Festival.

Whether its a premiere, a charity event, trade show, or a film festival, Step and Repeat LA strives for excellent customer service. They offer an impressive variety of high-quality products including custom backdrops, retractable displays, photo booth rentals, media walls and much more. In the Los Angeles area, they will also deliver, set up and take down media walls, backdrops, and red-carpet displays, but they also ship their products throughout the country.

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 27, 2019 ) On April 6, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) held the DEBUT Runway Show at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. DEBUT features the work of graduating students in the Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design Advanced Study programs, as well as work from Interior Design, Digital Media, and Textile Design students.

The event attracted nearly 10,000 people and concluded with the DEBUT Runway Show & Gala, a scholarship fundraising event attended by industry notables, FIDM Alumni, and fashion celebrities.


partnership with Lady Gagas Born This Way Foundation, the show included a special segment that paired Influencers in the Beauty, Fashion, and Entertainment industries with FIDM DEBUT alumni designers Danny Godoy, Mohamed Salaheldin, Duston Jasso, Francesca Lake, Ali Jawed, Tomy Huang, and Vanessa Puccini.

This years influencers who walked the runway in custom designs were James Charles, Nikita Dragun, Patrick Starrr, Kian Lawley, Kandee Johnson, Drew Scott, and Laura Mellado.

In 1969, FIDM was an urban pioneer starting a one-of-a-kind college with two Downtown L.A. classrooms. They have grown to become four campuses with a student body of 4,200 and nearly 70,000 graduates worldwide offering accredited Masters, Bachelors and Associate Degree programs in design and creative business.

Step and Repeat LA provided an 8x 8 hedge wall rental that they customized with 16 x 7 high lettering of the FIDM logo and 18 x 11 high lettering of influencer James Charles name.

Step and Repeat LA offers media walls, hedge walls with custom 3-D lettering and many other services and products including 12 carpet colors, gold, silver, or retractable belt stanchions, studio-quality lighting, step and repeat packages, stand rentals and much more. They also will deliver, set up and take down media walls, backdrops, and red-carpet displays in the Los Angeles area.

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 26, 2019 ) One of the most significant literary and cultural festivals in the nation was held April 13-14, 2019 on the campus of the University of Southern California. The 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was a free weekend of fun for all ages that brought together big-name special guests from across media with row after row of exhibitors, artists, and live musical performances.

Included in the exhibits was Lil’ Libros which produces bilingual books for children. Two mothers began their mission to introduce bilingualism

and Latin American culture through picture board books. As a result, Lil Libros was created to inspire parents to read to their children and encourage them to do so in two languages.

Lil Libros celebrates Latin American culture and important figures in its history. Their books honor beautiful stories like the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Cuban music icon, Celia Cruz, in English and Spanish. Rich and colorful illustrations also introduce them to concepts like first words, numbers, colors, shapes and biographies.

They believe childrens books are seeds that, when nourished, allow for a child to turn their dreams into reality. Their goal is to make the world a better place by providing authentic stories that promote inclusivity and love.

Collins Visual Media helped to make their exhibit very popular by creating an 8′ x 15′ media wall of a library. In addition they created five, life-size cutouts of characters from their books about Selena, Celia Cruz, Luchador, El Chavo, and Frida.

Collins Visual Media is a full-service print facility, built on over 40 years of experience. High-end design, large-format prints, custom backdrops and props, laminated custom signs and posters are their specialty.

Their slogan is Fast, Beautiful and Dangerous. As most of their projects are for the film industry, they operate on an intense, fast basis with a can-do attitude. Customer service representative, Rachel Guerrero, had this to say, “You can rely on us for solutions and to get the job done. When others say whatever, we say whatever it takes.

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 27, 2019 ) On May 16 the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) hosted An Evening of Wicked Fun honoring Stephen Schwartz. The celebration and fundraising event, presented by the legendary House of Harry Winston, highlighted the work of the award-winning composer and lyricist of classic musicals.

Schwartz,composer of Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, has also contributed lyrics to songs in the films Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt.

In her remarks onstage, Wallis Annenberg noted that by

the age of 28, the six-time Tony nominee had three shows running simultaneously on Broadway and has now become one of only two composers who has had three shows run on Broadway longer than 1,500 performances.

Backed by the Los Angeles Childrens Chorus, Idina Menzel, Liz Callaway, Isaiah Johnson, Jordan Fisher, Andrea Martin, and Angel Blue sang their favorites of the composers songs.

Proceeds from the night will support the artistic, education, and outreach programs of The Wallis, which serve more than 70,000 audience members annually, including thousands of underserved students from throughout the greater Los Angeles area with limited access to the arts.

In a poignant moment, Honorary Co-Chair Wallis Annenberg presented Schwartz with a $100,000 donation to the ASCAP Foundation where he serves as the Artistic Director.

For this special event, Step and Repeat LA created an impressive 8 by 32 seamless, fabric media wall enhanced with beautiful copper lettering and accents.

Step and Repeat LA is the company to turn to if you need quality work and fast turnarounds. Meeting rush-order deadlines and shipping in 24 hours are just two of their capabilities. This company has an impressive variety of high-quality products including custom backdrops, fabric stretch displays, media walls and hedge walls, green screens and much more. In the Los Angeles area, they will also deliver, set up and take down media walls, backdrops, and red-carpet displays, but they also ship their products throughout the country.

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 16, 2019 ) This years Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) was held at Regal L.A. LIVE, the state-of-the-art, world-class cinema in the heart of Los Angeles. It opened with a tribute to Tabu and a moderated discussion along with a screening of her Bollywood hit, Andhadhun. Tabu plays an actress caught disposing of her husbands body in front of a pianist, who may or may not be blind in this black comedy.

We have discussed honoring Tabu for a long time, and this year felt like the right time, said Christina Marouda, IFFLAs

executive director. Her work and personality embody everything that IFFLA is about being fearless, versatile, independent in spirit, unwilling to compromise, brilliant in the range of her performances, and simply beautiful. With half of the festivals 2019 line-up directed by female filmmakers, this couldnt be a stronger celebration of women in Indian cinema.

The 17th edition of IFFLA, that screened films in 9 languages, consisted of documentary features, shorts and many showings from mainstream Indian cinema. The annual four-day festival is a platform for the latest in cutting-edge global Indian cinema. It also attempts to bridge the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world, Hollywood, and the Indian film industry.

Step and Repeat LA created a 16 step and repeat backdrop for the festival. They also provided stanchions, lighting, and a red carpet to greet guests.

Step and Repeat LA, Southern Californias premiere red-carpet backdrop provider, has become an industry name among folks looking to add some glam to their event. Specializing in everything from business events to Hollywood premieres, as well as intimate family occasions like weddings and birthday parties, the independently-owned design firm and fabrication studio has produced banners for many film festivals including the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 16, 2019 ) Straight Up Films created the anthology Power/On consisting of five shorts focused on encouraging girls in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and math with the arts thrown in). They were directed by actresses Nikki Reed, Rosario Dawson, Julie Bowen, Ana Brenda Conteras, and Lisa Edelstein. With support from YouTube, the shorts premiered April 24 at the Google campus in Playa Vista and became available for streaming on YouTube on April 26.

The Power/On film series spearheads an initiative that pairs prominent men

and women working together to inspire girls in computer sciences. It is a cinematic film series, directed by these five influential actresses, aimed to inspire young minds to change the world.

Reed’s film, entitled Andy’s Song, stars Bella Bracken as a young girl inspired to create a new technology that allows her best friend the ability to write music once again.

Also in the series is Contreras’ film Wingbeat which follows a teenage girl striving to keep the memory of her father alive the only way she knows how: by finishing the Virtual Reality world they were building together.

The final film, Girl Code, from director Julie Bowen, follows two girls who need their busy mom to shuttle them in opposite directions. A new technology comes to the rescue and ends up inspiring the girls to see coding and tech in a whole new light.

Step and Repeat LA created a 20 media wall for the premier of this inspiring series.

Step and Repeat LA is the company to turn to if you need quality work and fast turnarounds. Meeting rush-order deadlines and shipping in 24 hours are just two of their capabilities. This company has an impressive variety of high-quality products including custom backdrops, carpets in 13 colors, stanchions, media walls and hedge walls with 3D lettering and flowers. In the Los Angeles area, they will also deliver, set up and take down media walls, backdrops, and red-carpet displays, but they also ship their products throughout the country.

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 09, 2019 ) P 1440 was created from the vision of three-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time Olympic bronze medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings way of life: to live every minute of the day with purpose all 1,140 of them.

In October 2018, p1440 partnered with the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to bring many of the worlds best beach volleyball players to Las Vegas, to play in a new pro tournament. The FIVB Las Vegas Open, presented by p1440, marked the first time Las Vegas was a stop on the international circuit, giving

athletes the chance to accumulate Olympic ranking points for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games. The collaboration between p1440 and the FIVB was intended to elevate the sport of beach volleyball on a global scale and provide optimal opportunities for athletes from all around the world to compete.

In addition, p1440 has started RISE, a grassroots movement, to grow the sport of beach volleyball by offering more opportunities for youth and amateur players to compete through collaborative partnerships with clubs, affiliates, and teams across the nation.

Step and Repeat LAs awesome 8 x 20 fabric stretch display added to the festivities as these amazing athletes celebrated their victories.

Step and Repeat LA has the market cornered when it comes to events of any kind in the Los Angeles area. But their reputation doesnt stop there as they have clients throughout the U.S. They are capable of turning small, medium, and large events into unique and unforgettable occasions. No matter where the location, Step and Repeat LA is available to discuss a customers needs for personal events such as birthdays and weddings, as well as animal events, corporate events, and now volleyball tournaments!

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 08, 2019 ) For over 5 years Babes in the Dirt has been providing ladies a place to experience a weekend of off-roading through annual campouts. As the event and the group grew, they decided to create a site dedicated to sharing helpful information on how to get started, participate in off-road events, and connect with other dirt-loving enthusiasts.

The April 26-28 event was held at Quail Canyon Motor Cross Park at Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area. This off-highway area is Californias second largest off-highway vehicular

recreation area. Located in Gorman, which is 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the park is a motorcycle, four-wheel drive, and all-terrain vehicle use area.

This is a ladies only dirt bike & ATV campout for those who want to explore dirt and learn riding fundamentals. They cater to ladies new to dirt as well as those who are advanced.

Part of the event was the Babes in the Dirt Team Talk featuring Leah Tokelove (Pro Flat Track Racer from the UK), Nina Buitrago (PRO freestyle BMX rider), and Kacy Martinez (AMA Lifetime achievement award recipient and 2018 Endurocross Champion among other championships).

Step and Repeat LAs custom 8 x 10 fabric stretch display was a colorful backdrop for Babes in the Dirt as they told inspiring stories about how they got into a life on two wheels.

There are lots of step and repeat companies out there, and then there is Step and Repeat LA. Long regarded as the top company of its kind in the Los Angeles area, they excel in everything they do. From small family birthdays and anniversaries to big weddings, corporate gatherings, festivals, and huge Hollywood events Step and Repeat LA always delivers, is always on time and makes every occasion unique with an added WOW factor – just as they did for Babes in the Dirt.

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 29, 2019 ) Each year, Swisher Sweets hosts an exclusive event in Los Angeles where the biggest names in the industry come together and celebrate whats on the horizon for the new year. Swisher also honors one special artist with the Spark Award, which is given to a prominent figure in the industry who has gone above and beyond in their career. For 2019, Swisher chose the talented, superstar Cardi B as the recipient.

The 26-year-old rapper hit the red carpet at the award ceremony on April 12. No stranger to awards, Cardi B is the

recipient of numerous awards including a Grammy Award, three American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, two BET Awards, and three MTV Video Music Awards. She has also broken the Guinness World Record for most simultaneous Billboard U.S. Hot 100 entries by a female, a record previously held by Beyonce.

The Swisher Sweets Artist Project is an ongoing initiative to provide unique opportunities for artists to create, share, and pursue their passion. For fans, its a way to be at the forefront of whats new and emerging in the world of music, arts, and entertainment.

At this years event, Step and Repeat LA provided green hedge walls with signage and a red carpet to greet guests and the honoree.

Step and Repeat LA specializes in the creation of red-carpet backdrops, better known in the entertainment industry as step and repeats. They are used for photo opportunities at special events and feature an array of sponsor logos. Step and repeat backdrops have become increasingly popular among everyday consumers and are commonly seen at grand openings, as well as charity and business events.

Rachel Guerrero, a representative of Step and Repeat LA, says, We really love working on award shows. No matter how big or small, they tend to be in a hurry and with our rush turnaround capabilities, we can turn an order into reality in 24 hours.

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 29, 2019 ) Hedge walls have increased in popularity. When first introduced, they were primarily used for commercial and lavish events. But times have changed as people use them for more personal events such as birthday parties, weddings, showers and more.

Hedge walls are a great way to get your branding seen at events. They are beautiful for weddings, Galas and parties of all kinds! Step and Repeat LA can add any 3-D lettering or logo to a hedge wall and insert their wide assortment of flowers to make these walls totally unique.

Get creative and the possibilities are endless!

The talented team at Step and Repeat LA can take any dream and make it a reality with a custom hedge wall. For them the sky’s the limit. Event planners and party planners can call them to discuss their ideas.

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