ANNAMARIA DEMARA, ONE 'BOMB' GIRL
These days to make it in Hollywood, you have to stand out from the masses. Enter quadruple threat AnnaMaria DeMara. This actress, dancer, model and activist is certainly a force to be reckoned with! This powerhouse has a lot to be excited about these days, including her recent role on the Reelz TV series Bomb Girls. PPLA chatted with AnnaMaria about everything from her upcoming webseries to her recent trip to Dubai and can’t wait to see what’s to come from this ingénue!
NEW MUSIC: REDWOOD STILLS
I've never considered myself a groupie, that is, until now. A few months ago I first saw Redwood Stills play live at a small L.A. venue and have since made it a point to see close to a dozen of their shows. The band, who I can best describe as Mumford & Sons meets Kings of Leons with the jam-band feel of Dave Matthews and a hint of Johnny Cash, is not to be missed!
JAGGER BROTHERS ARE BRINGING IT AT AFM
If you thought it was hard breaking into the film industry living in Los Angeles, imagine doing it from thousands of miles away, say a small town in England. That's what the Jagger Brothers- Dean and Ben Jagger- are doing and winning 'Best in the Fest' at the So-Cal Film Festival earlier this month for The Paddy Lincoln Gang is just the beginning. The boys are back in Los Angeles again this week, selling that film and pitching their future projects at AFM.
NINA BERRY'S OTHERKIN- TRILOGY WITH A CAUSE
They say to write what you know, so why is Nina Berry writing a young adult series about a teen with a back brace that can shape-shift into a tiger? There’s actually much more to this series, along with a good explanation on her expertise from the author herself as I had the opportunity to speak with her recently about her YA trilogy Otherkin.
MOLLY LELAND: THE NEXT 'IT' GIRL
Indie films are known for creating the next "It" girl- a stand-out actress whose performance in a quiet film launches her into mainstream Hollywood. Think Ellen Page, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Juno Temple, Elizabeth Olsen, Brit Marling...the list goes on. Enter: Molly Leland. An actress who nabbed the lead role in the feature Shades of Julia and caught our attention when she won Best Actress at AOF and was nominated recently across from Maria Bello.