Maya Independent Film Series Giveaway

So excited about this. I don’t do a lot of giveaways, but I couldn’t pass this up. One thing that bothers me about television and film is that so often when you see a Latino character they are a sidekick or a stereotype.

But that is not the case with films at the Maya Indie Film Series. Maya Entertainment makes culturally diverse independent films. It’s holding a film festival featuring some amazing Latino actors, writers, and directors.

I’m going to see “Without Men” starring Eva Longoria and I’m hoping to make it to “All She Can,” about a girl from Texas trying to earn a college scholarship through Powerlifting. It was an official selection at 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Other films include “Forged “ and “Sympathy for Delicious” with Mark Ruffalo and Juliette Lewis, two of my favorite actors.

The Film Series is running now through Aug. 4. I’m giving away 2 tickets to the LA film series for showings on Aug. 3 and 4. All you need to do to win is live in Los Angeles and leave a comment here with your contact information before noon Sunday. I’ll announce the winner Sunday evening. You also need to be able to make it one of these screenings at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

Congratulations, Maria! You’re the winner! 

Judy Moody Giveaway

So excited about this giveaway. MomsLA is hosting a group of parents and kids to see the movie Judy Moody next week in Hollywood. I’m giving away 2 sets of tickets. One that includes 3 tickets and one that includes 2. To enter just leave a comment by 5 p.m. Friday with how many tickets you need. I’ll notify the winner Friday night.

You must live in Los Angeles and be able to provide your own transportation to and from the event, which is –
Wednesday, June 8
4:00 PM “Mega-cool” Cookie Party
4:30 PM Screening, winners will be notified with the location (in Hollywood).

Here is a synopsis of the movie:

When her best-laid plans for a summer full of fun go comically awry, an imaginative young girl creates her own vacation adventures in Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer. Based on the beloved, bestselling book series by Megan McDonald, Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer is an irresistible and delightfully funny treat for adventure-loving kids and adults.

This summer, third grader Judy Moody is planning the most super-duper, double-rare summer vacation ever with best friends Rocky and Amy. Except that it turns out Rocky is going to circus camp to learn to tame lions, and Amy is headed off to Borneo with her mom to save a lost tribe while Judy stays home with her pesky little brother Stink and second-best friend Frank Pearl.

Just when she thinks things are as rotten as they can be, her parents announce that they will be going to California and Judy will have to stay behind with her Aunt Opal, who she’s never even met! It looks like Judy’s best summer ever has just become her way worst summer ever.

But feisty, fearless and ever-funny Judy Moody never gives up! With help from some unexpected sources, she’s headed for a summer full of surprises in this charming and spirited family film. Get ready, get set, get MOODY!

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