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Monday, September 30, 2019

2019 EMA Honors Benefit Gala

2019 Environmental Media Association Honors Benefit  Gala
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Written by Evan L. Jackson
Photos by Evan L. Jackson & Keyana

On a beautiful Pacific Palisades evening the second annual Environmental Media Association Honors Benefit Gala  ♻️ celebrated and honored Environmental  Leaders and Influencers In Hollywood such as Actress Nina Dorbev of CBS ‘Fam’ and CW’s ‘Vampire Diaries’, Director & Actress Bryce Dallas Howard Of The Jurassic World franchise receiving the EMA Green Parent Award, And the Gala’s Host for the evening was YouTube Star Liza Koshy!
Environmental CEO Debbie Levin spoke with us first proudly on the efforts of EMA and gushed about how Honoree  Bryce Dallas Howard on being a “Great Green Mom”. Honorees also included the iconic and prolific Songwriter Diane Warren sho received the EMA Missions In Music Award, Actor Joshua Jackson, ECOS CEO & President Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, And Actress Nina Dorbev earning the EMA Futures Awards. 

With sponsors such as Beyond Meat which served yummy sliders for guests prior to the evening  commencing, ECOS Clean, And Jayden Smith’s WATER Company it was an eco-friendly gala that emphasized going green. One of the high points of the night was being on the Red Carpet  and asking Honorees and Guests what was the Environmental Moment that pushed them to be more conscious about their green efforts and putting environmental issues to the forefront. I got so many special stories that inspired those I asked to take action. Also I was given a few tips on how to save the earth and do my part. Let me share three ways you can be more eco-friendly.
  1. Eat Less Meat. 
  2. Use Paper Less And Recycle More
  3. Use Canvas Bags Instead Of Plastic
The perfect nightcap was a brilliant performance by Willow Smith! Wiillow’s earthy and alternative vibe was vibrant and beautiful. DJ Samantha Ronson spinned tunes while guests danced all in the name for going green. 

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Actress Nina Dorbev
YouTube Star Liza Koshy
Singer & Film Producer Lance Bass
President & CEO of ECOS Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks

Songwriter Diane Warren


Actress Frances Fisher


Willow Smith Performance 










Sunday, September 15, 2019

2019 Creative Arts Emmys Recap


By Young Bold And Regal Staff


An Incredible night of Winners with Game Of Thrones taking home Emmy Gold



Creative Arts Emmys Winners
Variety Special (Live): Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family And The Jeffersons (ABC)
Variety Special (Pre-Recorded):Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool (CBS)
Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming: Tessandra Chavez, World of Dance (NBC)
Production Design for a Variety Special:Rent (Fox)
Production Design for a Variety, Reality or Competition Series:Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Structured Reality Program:Queer Eye (Netflix)
Short Form Variety Series:Carpool Karaoke: the Series (Apple)
Short Form Animated Program: Love, Death & Robots (Netflix)
Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program: Bob Eisenhardt, Free Solo (National Geographic)
Narrator: Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet (Netflix)
Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score): Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts, Free Solo (National Geographic)
Music Direction: Alex Lacamoire, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Original Music and Lyrics: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, "Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal," Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program:Free Solo (National Geographic)
Interactive Program:NASA and SpaceX: The Interactive Demo-1 Launch (YouTube)
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Special: Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019 (CBS)
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series:Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series:Creating Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Writing for a Variety Special: Hannah Gadsby, Nanette (Netflix)
Writing for a Nonfiction Program: Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (CNN)
Motion Design: Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: (tie) RBG (CNN); The Sentence (HBO)
Informational Series or Special: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (CNN)
Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Leaving Neverland (HBO)
Documentary or Nonfiction Series:Our Planet (Netflix)
Makeup for a Multi-camera Series or Special (Non-prosthetic):Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Hairstyling for a Multi-camera Series or Special: Hector Pocasangre, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming: Zaldy Goco, Art Conn, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Directing for a Reality Program: Hisham Abed, Queer Eye (Netflix)
Casting for a Reality Program:Queer Eye (Netflix)
Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Free Solo (National Geographic)
Directing for a Variety Special: Thom Zimny, Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix)
Animated Program:The Simpsons (Fox)
Character Voice-Over Performance: Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy (Fox)
Picture Editing for Variety Programming:Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program:United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program:Queer Eye (Netflix)
Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul (CBS)
Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera): Free Solo (National Geographic)
Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera):Free Solo (National Geographic)
Lighting Design/Direction for a Variety Special: Rent (Fox)
Lighting Design/Direction for a Variety Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Host for a Reality or Competition Program: RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Unstructured Reality Program: United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program:Free Solo (National Geographic TV)
Cinematography for a Reality Program:Life Below Zero (National Geographic TV)

Check out Sunday's list of winners list below: 
Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic): Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic): Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale, “Postpartum” (Hulu)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series: The Ranch, “Reckless” (Netflix)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour): The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Simone” (Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios)
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie: Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program: GLOW (Netflix)
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie: Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series: Jane Lynch/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Main Title Design: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music: Succession (HBO)
Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Chris O’Dowd, State Of The Union (Sundance TV)
Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)
Outstanding Original Interactive Program: NASA’s InSight Mars Landing
Outstanding Commercial: Nike — Dream Crazy
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score): Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Music Supervision: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: When They See Us (Netflix)
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series: Fleabag (Amazon)
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour): Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: Rosamund Pike, State of the Union (Sundance TV)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie: Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour): Russian Doll (Netflix)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: Fleabag (Amazon)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series: State of the Union (Sundance TV)
Outstanding Choreography For Scripted Programming (Juried): Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
Outstanding Children’s Program
: When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special (HBO)
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes: Russian Doll (Netflix)
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Cherry Jones as Holly in The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie
: Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
: One Day At A Time, “The Funeral” (Netflix)
Outstanding Period Costumes: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour): Russian Doll (Netflix)
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More): The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More): Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie: Chernobyl, “Please Remain Calm” (HBO)
Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour): Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation: Barry (HBO)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie
: Chernobyl (HBO)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
: Chernobyl (HBO)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

BET Awards Edition: The Movement LA x Raw Nation Fashion Show

Photos by Evan L. Jackson
Written by Evan L. Jackson

The Movement LA always brings the heat when it comes to the runway! In collaboration with Raw Nation during the illustrious BET Awards Weekend, on June 23rd, the sun had set on the Grammy Museum rooftop in Los Angeles, California for The Movement LA Fashion Show to thrive and deliver.

Coming in early to set up there was a bouncy energy as the BET Awards always elicits a special atmosphere. Going about I saw all in one Fashion Mogul Kisha Waters, Creator of The Movement LA - Creator/Main Designer of K. Waters Fashion Design - looking focused. She was ready! She knew her Fashion Show would be the best as usual.And surely, it was! The eclectic nature of Fashion Coordinator Parris Harris provided a boost to the already weather worn Models. Was it just right for an outdoor Fashion Show? Absolutely! Preparing for the Fashion Show I came across two fresh and brilliant Models. Indii & Tialanni - whose curly hair,exuberant smiles and newly minted journeys reminded me just how original Kisha's Fashion Shows are. They welcome newcoming Models who do amazing on the Runway to Models who are always great once they step into the establishment. That mix always keeps The Movement LA Fashion Show one of the best in the industry.


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As the evening commenced Editor In Chief of Luxe Kurves Magazine & Media Personality Brandy 'Kurvy' J. was holding down the Red Carpet, interviewing the Stars, and looked incredible in her red dress! For the second consecutive time, my Young Bold And Regal Correspondent Jae Jones had come to Kisha's Fashion Show and still looked amazed. The Grammy Musuem Rooftop was such a perfect location. Courtney ,The Social Media Reporter for Young Bold And Regal, served as the Best Dressed that night for sure. What a turn out, what a show already! The Fashion Show had begun and of course the standout was the K. Waters Fashion Design. As Prince's Classics came on the soundtrack, fit the them of the designs - an 80's retro look with a modern twist to make it look stylish and anew. My favorite was Le'Jour Botique. The aqua colors with the sleek designs looked effortless and free flowing. In the crowd you could see Hip Hop Artist Chingy talking to the Model Sabrin alwhile Artist Soulaire entertained us all. His adlibs and shout outs gave the show life! Capping the night Artist Amina Budafly serenaded the party goers. As we were all lulled by her beautiful voice, I think to myself, "Is The Movement LA, the most consistent and best Fashion Show in Los Angeles?" Of course it is! Come to the next one and when you get the chance, Thank Kisha. 













Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Fashionista Of The Week : Designer Maneka Monette


Questions by Alyzae Ranae


1. Maneka Monette , at what age did modeling catch your interest ? 
In my younger days from the ages of 2-6 years old my parents had me participate in local beauty pageants ... it wasn’t untill I was 18 years old when I decided to pursue my own modeling career


2. Who/What created that spark and caught your interest in joining the fashion industry? 
I have always been in love with fashion. During Middle School I was heavily involved in dance & cheer. I would later turn my uniforms into what I thought were “Couture Creations” . I was drawn to the vibrant colors & sparkle of the materials used to create the uniforms & would make form-fitting pieces for myself after the cheer or dance season had ended. In 7th grade I took home economics - Still my absolute favorite course to this day! :) & that’s where i learned to use a sewing machine. While growing up , most of my clothes were  hand-me-downs given to me by my older cousins. My first creations on my sewing machine  we’re altering my hand-me-downs to fit myself properly .





3. What inspired you to create your own online store, and the pieces your store promotes ?
 I would say my biggest inspiration for being a fashion designer is being able to create garments that fit women of all shapes & sizes. Me being an XS sometimes XXS size it’s not as easy to find clothes that fit . I remember , I used to only shop at American Apparel & Charolette Russ because they carried sizes starting at XXS. My garments are made CUSTOM to fit all women how they’d desire. Most Garments are made with adjustable straps and have the option to add removable padding. I really want women to feel their BEST & the most BEAUTIFUL when wearing my creations.
 
4. Maneka who is your emotional support? why? 
My father.
Without him , his guidance + wisdom I wouldn’t be the woman I am today.  

5. Do you believe your fashion is up to date , vintage , from your perspective? how would you classify your look ?
I believe my fashion is Vintage Couture. A lot of my inspiration stems from the Mid 1500’s Royalty Era as you will see in my upcoming collections  


6. What celebrity today would you relate your fashion sense more towards? who in the industry do you want your career level to be like ? 
Rihanna , Definitely.
She EXUDES Classic Beauty , no doubt.
I honestly hope to achieve my own level of success & would not like to base it off any one else’s career. .. With that being said though ,  I do admire Zac Posen & the level of his career as-well as him being at such a high level at a young age , that is very inspiring. I plan to be a World Renowned Fashion Designer - A True Household Name .

7. Miss Maneka , do you ever question today’s new trends , if so which ones and how come ?
Lol UMMMM tbh sometimes i question it but never for too long. Fast Fashion Brands Trending are ...  funny i would say but nevertheless Fashion is still Art . People will wear & look however they want & I will always encourage that. STAND OUT . Be yourself , always. 

8. Has your career grown more than you expected within the last year? Good or bad? 
Well I wouldn’t say my business has grown but I , myself as a designer & business woman have grown. When i first started my online business 3 years ago I started with selling my handmade jewelry & cosmetics , then i slowly transitioned into creating garments & adding them to my store. Also , when I first started my business I was selling on 3 platforms ; Etsy , Poshmark &  my own personal website. Now I am only selling on my personal website.  So sales have been slower than usual but the content & knowledge for my brand is growing so I’m grateful & I am excited to up my sales during this summer 

9. If you could expand Maneka Monette as far as your line , would you keep it online or open your own pop up shop ? What in today’s society makes your store stand out more so than others? 
OMG. 
I have always dreamed of having my own store-front , multiple actually so that will be next. 

What makes my store stand out is that I offer a service AND high-quality Couture garments. The service I provide is letting women create their dream gown or outfit from start to finish with professional customer service along the way. 

10. Maneka , do you plan on expanding if so do you you plan on keeping it in the U.S or worldwide ? 
WORLDWIDE BABY 

11. What is the story behind Maneka Monette and your store , what led to the opening ?
Oh my , the story ... my story ...
 I don’t think we have enough time for that today but check back! Lol 
—- Just to sum it up though , what lead to me finally pursuing my dreams & launching my online store was fear. Fear was no more. I  figured I had nothing to loose ... nothing to loose at all . Funds , I would say was the only thing  holding me back .. . or so I thought. 
I started my business with only  $125 . I made it work.


12. What’s the boldest move you’ve ever made?
WOW.
Showcasing in my very FIRST fashion show while trying to find a place to live & move lmao. Talk about stressful , sometimes doubtful but ooooohhh soooo worth it lol. Everything literally came together , moving situation & production for the show just 2 days before the show ... wow wow wow .


13. What makes you Regal?
I made it out the mud.
I am here.
I am ME.

14. Where can people find your collection online and on The Runway? 
Shop my online store at :
shop.manekamonette.store
@maneka.monette on Instagram 

Come out & see 
Maneka Monetté’s Fall/Winter 2019
Couture Showcase - 
Tickets are $20 & will be sold at the door ! Follow @unhushedfoundation on Instagram for more info

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Tales And Vision of Marti Hines & Jasmin Greene: Changing The Narrative Of Hollywood With Women Behind The Camera,Creating Dique Pic Productions And Their Film "Paper Friends"


written by Evan Jackson

It's no secret that Hollywood is heavily male dominated industry especially behind the scenes. So how do you carve out a space for yourself in the television and film industry? Well you create it and link up with a like minded creative, and that's exactly what  Marti Hines & Jasmin Greene did. Friends from college and continuing this formidable bond into adulthood this dynamic duo made their own vehicle within Hollywood to change the narrative, have a platform to tell stories that resonated with the world, and provide opportunities for women of color and their projects  with their Dique Pic Productions.

I knew of Marti Hines and her current venture WanderLuxxe imprint, a luxury travel experience where guests can get exclusive experiences, and when she reached out to me about the film "Paper Friends" I was delighted. I've always loved exploring the thought process of what it means to create your own niche in Hollywood. Especially when it comes to Black Women whom often get overlooked and cast aside. As we conversed Marti opened my eyes to her business partner Jasmin Greene and what they've done with their production house, Dique Pic Productions. They are two pieces of the puzzle that fit so perfectly together. Both with unique qualities and when they come together they have their shared purpose of highlighting women of color, which is a beautiful and necessary mission point to have in the medium of Filmmaking.



The two of them work so brilliant as a team, setting the tone of their films and how they reflect universal themes through their intimate characters. With 'Paper Friends" it follows the journey of friends from college who come together years later, each going through their own trials and tribulations. It begs the question - Even in later years where you've expected to have everything figured out: What Is Success? Marti and Jasmin do a tremendous directorial effort of making you feel the angst and pressure of figuring out life and they do great with the audience feel the emotional weight and exhaustive effort of keeping up the facade to your friends. The close up shots combined with tense moments and coldly balanced off with scenes of silence which speak volumes. Continue to support Marti and Jasmin and see how they discovered what Paper Friends meant to them and what they want you to take from it.


Q&A Interview Questions: Paper Friends 

1.   What inspired both of you to start this production company together? And explain your chemistry  as business partners when it comes to developing projects?

MH: Jasmin and I are sorority sisters from Hampton University, so we have known each for quite a bit of time, deciding to go into business together was an easy decision, Jasmin with the creative chops and my business mind makes for perfect synergy. 




2.               Explain to us how your second feature film “Paper Friends” came about? 

JG: Being in our mid 30s, I have friends that are in all sorts of stages in their lives: married, divorced, with kids, can’t have kids, successful, lack of career etc. I thought it would be interesting to explore how being in different stages in your life at a certain age can affect a friendship.

3.               How did you utilize New York City as a character itself within the context of the film?

JG: NY is one of the only places in the world where your evening can start at dinner, go from bar to bar to club to random concert and next thing you know the sun is coming up and you’re hanging with your friends on a stoop. It’s what makes NY so special. I really wanted to capture that energy and movement that is so one of a kind and unique to this city. 


4.               What experiences in your formative adult years did you use to influence the characters motive throughout the film? 

MH: we have seen a lot of these characters in our friends and peers mid to late 30s is huge shift in a lot of people’s lives bringing light to those experiences came about very organically.

5.               What message do you want to convey to that crowd and people at large who see the film?

JG: One of the Characters is a struggling actor at 40. She’s broke but she believes she was put on earth for a specific reason and so even when things get hard she refuses to give up. That message is very important to us-the overnight success took years to make.

6.               How exciting is it for this film to premiere on the new channel, BETHer which is dedicated to women & female led content?
MH:We are thrilled to be premiering on BETHer this is an exciting time to be a female filmmaker and are so happy that the Viacom family is helping to promote this inclusivity.


       7.   In the landscape of Production Houses, led by male & female, where do you two see yourselves? Where do you want to go from here? And what stories do you want to tell?
 MH: Our production house Dique Pic Productions (DPP) is soley focused on creating content by women of color with strong female leads. We plan on continuing to tell those stories while finding more platforms in which to share them. 


 8. What full circle moment or self - realization did oth of you have on the production of Paper Friends?
MH: Sometimes your best intentions, your dreams, take you on a different path. It’s up to you how you let that shape the next step on your journey in life, don’t waste time playing the victim.

     9.   What’s the boldest move you’ve ever made?

MH: I quit my six figure job in DC and moved to LA to get into the filmmaking business 6 years ago, two feature films later I haven’t looked back.

       JG: In 2015 I moved to Berlin, Germany and for several years built an entire life there, including having a son born in Germany. I was totally engrained in EU life. I recently moved back to NY a few months ago, another bold move but I believe both of these moves were the right choices at the time and for sure have changed me as a person.
  10.         What makes you Regal?

MH: What makes a person Regal to me is what energy you are putting out into the world on a consistent basis. Staying intentional on sending out love and light is what I strive for everyday and with that I can claim and expect to receive it in my endeavors.


11.Through this production of Paper Friends what did you two learn from each other? 
MH: every project that Jas and I work on reaffirms for me that I have found the best partner to be on this journey with, to be so different from each other but yet 90% of the time be on the exact same page is a real blessing.

12.Where can we see Paper Friends & where can we see you two on Social Media?
MH: You can catch Paper Friends on BETHer all this summer and find us on IG @martiehines @greenewithe


Paper Friends Promo from DPicProductions on Vimeo.

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