Category Archives: Media

I Went to Jamaica and Made a Mixtape

mixtapesThere’s a lot in the works from CNNCTD projects and collaborations to things that will look (and taste) better than any #foodcloseups. That’s a promise.

Quick story – There was a place called Fun Time USA. Growing up they had what I thought were the craziest teen nights. My clearest memory is of the reggae music played there. I would do my best to keep myself all “tucked in” and not throw up from the unlimited soda. I was 13 – This is to never growing up. ~ Roman Grandinetti

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Meet Jasmin. She’s a piece of work. She’s interactive.

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The Meeting JASMIN mobile app, powered by Live Portrait, utilizes augmented reality to “bring to life” unique, curated art films directly from the static artwork creating an immersive experience for the viewer. (PRNewsFoto/JASMIN)

Meeting JASMIN, a fine art traveling exhibition, has announced the launch of its mobile app which incorporates Live Portrait, a technology service that blends Augmented Reality (AR) with Image Recognition.

Following its inaugural exhibition in Los Angeles, the exhibit will debut in San Francisco

 Thursday, October 20th
in Gallery 308
located at the
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, 2 Marina Blvd, Gallery 308, San Francisco CA, 94123

Featuring 33 unique works by renowned digital artists, Raphael Vicenzi, Alberto Seveso, and Hugo Valentine, Meeting JASMIN captures the many emotions and complex, personal connections that take place throughout the self-discovery process of meeting someone new. With the help of the app,  JASMIN models will bring to life the mind, body, and soul journey an individual takes when discovering a new lover or muse.

Viewers can experience the technology first hand by simply scanning select pieces of artwork to watch films that launch directly from the static artwork. The immediate, immersive, interactive experience allows seamless connection with the artwork.

In addition, special guest contributors will “come to life” to help further articulate the message of art, love and the human connection.

The Meeting JASMIN mobile app will be available for download beginning Thursday, October 20th on both iTunes for iOS users and Google Play for the Android platform.

Immigration S/Election Controversy at LAMAG


Contemporary artists ignite conversations about citizenship and democracy in America, from October 16 – January 8th, 2017.

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) (4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA) presents a politically poignant exhibition, which utilizes art as a vehicle to engage important conversation amidst a highly charged presidential election.

Artworks of some of LA’s most prominent contemporary artists including Charles Gaines, Ramiro Gomez, Taisha Paggett, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Ruben Ortiz Torres, and Linda Pollack address issues around citizenship that have been increasingly prominent leading up to the 45th presidential election, providing an alternative platform for artists and the public to participate in civic discourse.

Highlights of S/Election include a newly-commissioned performance by artist and choreographer Taisha Paggett; the reuniting of Ruben Ortiz Torres’s two “matching” paintings; an interactive installation by artist, Linda Pollack, who founded My Daily Constitution (a roaming civic consortium) and debut of Gelare Khoshgozaran’s performance piece, UNdocumentary, a public reading of her declaration for seeking asylum in the U.S.

Miss Saigon in Cinemas for Epic 25th Anniversary Event

gia on the move film theatreBoublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical, Miss Saigon is coming to select cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Thursday, September 22, in honor of its 25th anniversary.

Captured live in front of a sold-out audience at London’s Prince Edward Theatre, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

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Eva Noblezada as Kim in Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical, Miss Saigon. Fathom Events, Universal Pictures and Picturehouse Entertainment.

This special event features a finale of epic proportions with appearances from the original cast, including Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman.



Hollywood Costume Designer Orry-Kelly and the ‘Women He’s Undressed’

Dear Orry,
Sorry I haven’t mentioned why I am writing to you. I don’t know how you will feel about this, but I have just finished making a Feature length Documentary about you. It has been nearly three years tracking your life. This has been frustrating, illuminating, tough and yes, FUN….. So I thank you for entering my life. ~Gillian Armstrong, filmmaker

Orry-Kelly worked on over three decades’ worth of classic films: Jezebel, 42nd Street, Casablanca, Oklahoma, Auntie Mame, Some Like It Hot, An American in Paris, Now, Voyager -and hundreds more.

He dressed cinema’s greatest icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyk, Rosalind Russell, Errol Flynn, and many more. Interviews featured include Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Leonard Maltin, and costume designers Colleen Atwood, Anne Roth, Kym Barrett.

marilyn monroe gia on the move costume designOutspokenly gay at a time when Hollywood was deeply conservative, a lover of boxing and booze, a charming rebel with a biting wit, Australian born Orry-Kelly always lived a life of artistic and personal integrity.

His accounts of life behind the Hollywood golden curtain are legendary, and include his very close relationship with handsome British actor Archie Leach, who later changed his name to become Cary Grant, and entertaining stories of his powerful friendships with top actresses and Hollywood icons of the time, including Bettie Davis and Jack and Ann Warner.

WomenHesUndressed_KeyArt_FinalThe new documentary, released today, August 9, 2016 (on DVD / VOD,  iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand), WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED traces the rise and fall and rise again of Orry-Kelly who was one of the most prolific, and spectacularly talented costume designers of Hollywood’s golden age: legendary three-time Academy Award winner.

Tracing his four-decade career (which included a very close, live-in relationship with a young Cary Grant) and dazzling creative relationships with a who’s who of Hollywood, this dishy and glamorous film – inspired by his recently published posthumous, long-lost memoir, discovered in a pillow case – unveils the secrets of one of Hollywood’s most singular and outspoken talents.

Veteran Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong (MY BRILLIANT CAREER) mixes recreations of Orry-Kelly’s life with testimonies from intimates, admirers, and Hollywood royalty to create an unforgettable portrait of one of Hollywood’s grand godfathers of glamour.

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99 min * 2015 * Documentary * Colorgia on the move movies costume design

Director: Gillian Armstrong (Little Women, Mrs. Soffel, Oscar and Lucinda, My Brilliant Career, High Tide)
Screenwriter: Katherine Thomson
Producers: Gillian Armstrong and Damien Parer
Interviewees: Colleen Atwood, Kym Barrett, Scotty Bowers, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Leonard Maltin, Anne Roth, Catherine Martin
Distributed by: Wolfe Video