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The Founder – Now Playing Everywhere

gia on the move movies filmDirected by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel (THE WRESTLER) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc’s first wife Ethel; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak and Laura Dern
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Written by:  Robert Siegel






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

SING Hits Theaters Today. Watch The Videos.

Don’t let fear stop you from doing the thing you love.

gia on the move film musicFrom the new #SingMovie which just hit theaters today watch Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney and the “Sing” Cast Perform “Wonderful Christmastime.”

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and Paul McCartney join Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly and the animated characters of SING for an a cappella rendition of “Wonderful Christmastime”

And here is the new music video for ‘Faith’ by Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande

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The Drama Club Reunites on November 11th in Hollywood

gia on the move filmIt’s been twenty years since they met in their high school drama club, but teenage romances, egos, and quarrels that lie just beneath, are ready to surface once again. Ex-lovers, old grudges, and new spouses are thrown down a twisted, rabbit hole of alcohol-fueled bad decisions, male/female double standards, politics, LGBTQ issues and race relations. These friends are finally ready to grow more this weekend than in the last two decades.




From Ginger Beard Films and Lakeview Pictures and writer-director Joe McClean (Life Tracker), The Drama Club stars Dane Bowman, Chelsea Brandt, Chris Ciccarelli, Barry Finnegan, Mike Kopera, Melanie L. Lewis, Jon Luke Thomas, and Liza de Weerd as a group of friends brought back together, each with their own joys and scars from the past twenty years.

Directing his cast against the picturesque backdrop of Pine Flat Lake just three hours north of Los Angeles, McClean presents a dramedy that touches on the many different paths life can take after high school, from the mundane to the inconceivable.

The Drama Club will have its theatrical release on November 11th. The film will play for one week in Los Angeles at the Arena Cinema Hollywood. Recommended for anyone whose every loved “The Big Chill”.

Friday, November 11, 2016
Arena Cinema Hollywood
1625 N Las Palmas Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

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The Drama Club: 87 minutes / 16:9 / USA


The British Beat Explosion: Rock ‘n’ Roll Island

gia on the move filmEveryone has heard of The Cavern Club in Liverpool, but few people know of the influence of a rundown hotel on Eel Pie Island, which was the London launch pad for many well-known musicians in the 60s including The Stones, The Who, The Yardbirds, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Island, a new award-winning indie film by co-producer/director Cheryl Robson, celebrates the musical history of Eel Pie Island, a small island in the Thames in South-West London which became the epicenter of rhythm and blues music in the 60s.

“There was definitely something in the water in South West London which affected all those who went, played, sang or danced at Eel Pie Island. The energy was infectious.” ~Project Director Cheryl Robson

The film offers exclusive interviews with rock musicians such as Rod Stewart and Steve Hackett (Genesis) plus Mick Avory from The Kinks, Top Topham from The Yardbirds,  Phil May from The Pretty Things, Geoff Cole from the Ken Colyer Bagia on the move music eel pie islandnd, Bob Dwyer from The Southern Stompers, Don Craine and Keith Grant from The Downliners Sect and Paul Stewart from The Others, as well as with fans who went to the Island and combines this with archive and newly-discovered stills. A local museum is being crowdfunded to celebrate the Island’s musical heritage.

Film screenings of Rock ‘n’ Roll Island are being shown at:

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL (Hollywood) October 21st, 4.30pm
L.A. FEMMES FILM FESTIVAL (Los Angeles) October 22nd, 2-4pm

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LUNAFEST Returns to San Pedro International Film Festival

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LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, returns for its second year at the 5th Annual San Pedro International Film Festival at The Space on Pacific in San Pedro, CA on October 9, 2016.

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Ninera by San Francisco-based filmmaker Diane Weipert

Through this unique film festival women as leaders illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund.

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Nkosi Coiffure by Brussels, Belgium-based filmmaker Frederike Migom