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Diversity News Productions Focus on Diversity with Expansion of Diversity Pageants USA

Diversity Pageants calls on other Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusions organizations to join and partner with them by supporting the upcoming 1st annual Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants Crowning Show and Red Carpet event.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Oct. 4, 2016 — Diversity News Productions producer of the upcoming Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants set for November 5, 2016! is calling Government agencies and other Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusions department organizations to join and partner with them by supporting the upcoming 1st annual Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants Crowning Show and Red Carpet event.

Diversity News Productions, an events, film and productions company, today announced the expansion of Diversity Pageants, a company-wide initiative focused on identifying diversity opportunities through a variety of programs, community outreach and lending support to other nationally recognized diversity-focused organizations annual events. With the expansion, Diversity News Productions pageants furthers its commitment of creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive opportunities to foster creativity and innovation in order to help woman from 14 to 75 years to become confident, make new friendships, learn leadership skills, network for new opportunities as well to empower them and pursue leadership roles in our Diverse society.

Government agencies and other Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusions department organizations get involved by supporting Diversity Pageants in purchasing tickets, advertise in the souvenir program or become sponsor of the event. You can get involved by calling: 818-787-1249 or 213-321-9408 or email to: info@missandmrsdiversity.com or sponsor@missandmrsdiversity.com

Diversity Pageants was founded in April 2016, in response to the controversy of no Diversity included in many entertainment award shows, television roles, modeling, media, government roles, movies roles and music, etc.

Diversity News Productions 1st annual Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants Crowning Show Night to benefit AIDS Walk Los Angeles and & Autism Speaks. Diversity Pageants to be hosted by actor and producer Joel Valdez. Diversity Pageants red carpet host is American actress Thushari Jayasekera.

Diversity Pageants crowning show and red carpet event will be held at The Performing Arts Education Center on the campus of Agoura High School 28545 W Driver Ave, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 on November 5, 2016 from 5pm to 10pm. The event will feature live entertainment, a red carpet arrivals at 5pm and the show at 7pm.

So make a difference by purchasing tickets now: Tickets sale prices are $45 regular, $55 Reserved (VIP) for Miss/Mrs Diversity & Miss/Mrs Diversity News Pageants Crowning Show and Red Carpet Event. To purchase online regular or VIP tickets go to http://tinyurl.com/DiversityPageants2016

For ticket inquiries only: Call A-PAEC Box Office: (818) 889-8058, ext. 1 The PAEC Box Office hours are: A-PAEC: Mondays & Fridays from 8:30 to 11:30am and during all A-PAEC events.

You can also buy online tickets or hard tickets from the contestants. Please contact them directly to support them by buying tickets and sponsor souvenir ads.  Parking is Free.

Diversity Pageants to feature live performance by Billboard hit recording artist and singer-songwriter Fawn as well celebrities judges such as CBS The Young and the Restless and Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Recipient Actress Kate Linder, Coach to the Starts Bobbie Chance, Hit Recording Artist Fawn, Celebrity Fashion Designer Vida Craddock and Pageant Producer Natalya Korol.

The 1st annual Ms/Mrs. Diversity & Ms/Mrs. Diversity News Pageants has an array of contestants with very unique backgrounds and they’re are the following: Mrs. Diversity News Woodland Hills Marie Bogacz, Miss Diversity News Cabo Verde Carlina Rebeiro, Mrs. Diversity Costa Rica Gisele Rebeiro, Mrs. Diversity Lake Forest Wendy Lynn Adams, Miss Diversity News Oxnard Vanessa Reyes, Mrs Diversity Mexico Claudia Granados, Mrs. Diversity News Los Angeles Silvia E. Garcia, Miss Diversity News Thailand Janey Westbury, Mrs Diversity News Santa Monica Elizabeth Sandoval, Miss Diversity News Reseda Francesca Esker aka Sunshine, Mrs. Diversity Northridge Shaily Baguerian and Mrs. Diversity News San Diego Sharon Doyle.

Steven Escobar is the Founder, CEO, President & Executive Producer of Diversity Pageants.

Some of Diversity Pageants sponsors are Hollywood Actor’s Showcase, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations, Terrace Studios, Bob Delgadillo Photography, SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute, SkinCare by Galina Capanni, Vida’s Essentials Soaps, Salts & Scrubs, PartyBy5, Designs by Vida, Local Celebrity Los Angeles, Got Anchored Online Magazine, Miss Diversity News Beauty Pageants Magazine, Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News Publications and more.

If you are an accredited media/press outlet and are you interested in covering our event? Please email your Name, Media/Outlet name, Website, telephone/cellular to: worldwidevitalpr@gmail.com

About Miss/Miss Teen/Mrs. Diversity and Miss/Miss Teen/Mrs. Diversity News Pageants: The purpose and mission of Miss Diversity, Miss Teen Diversity, Mrs. Diversity and Miss Diversity News, Miss Teen Diversity News & Mrs. Diversity News Pageants! is to help woman from 14 to 75 years to become confident, make new friendships, learn leadership skills, network for new opportunities as well to empower them and pursue leadership roles in our Diverse society. For more information visit missandmrsdiversity.com

About Diversity News Productions: Diversity News Productions, an events, film and productions company, which is part of the Diversity News Publications Family of Companies such as award winning DiversityNewsMagazine.com, DiversityNewsPublications.com, DiversityNewsMagazineAwards.com, Diversity News TV, award winning Diversity News Radio and more. For more information visit dnproductions.diversitynewspublications.com

About Esteban “Steven” Escobar: Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th and U.S. Naturalized on May 20, 2015) is a multi-award winning American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, entrepreneur, accounts receivable specialist, humanitarian and philanthropist. For more information visit http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655 or http://stevenescobar.diversitynewspublications.com/

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2016 Writers Guild Awards Full Winners List Announced Ceremonies In Los Angeles and New York City

Los Angeles and New York – On Saturday, February 13, 2016, The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2016 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at concurrent ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 and the Edison Ballroom 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036.

FILM WINNERS

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis; Paramount Pictures

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Written by Alex Gibney; HBO Documentary Films

TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA WINNERS

DRAMA SERIES
Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tom Smuts, Robert Towne, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray; AMC

COMEDY SERIES
Veep, Written by Simon Blackwell, Jon Brown, Kevin Cecil, Roger Drew, Peter Fellows, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Sean Gray, Callie Hersheway, Armando Iannucci, Sean Love, Ian Martin, Georgia Pritchett, David Quantick, Andy Riley, Tony Roche, Will Smith; HBO

NEW SERIES
Mr. Robot, Written by Kyle Bradstreet, Kate Erickson, Sam Esmail, David Iserson, Randolph Leon, Adam Penn, Matt Pyken; USA

ORIGINAL LONG FORM
Saints & Strangers, Written by Seth Fisher, Walon Green, Chip Johannessen, Eric Overmyer; National Geographic Channel

ADAPTED LONG FORM
Fargo, Written by Steve Blackman, Bob DeLaurentis, Noah Hawley, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Based on the film Fargo; FX

ORIGINAL SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA
“Back to Reality” (Weight), Written by Daryn Strauss; weighttheseries.com

ADAPTED SHORT FORM NEW MEDIA
“Chapter Two: Phoebe” (Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters), Written by Zach Craley;nbc.com

ANIMATION
“Housetrap” (Bob’s Burgers), Written by Dan Fybel; Fox

EPISODIC DRAMA
“Uno” (Better Call Saul), Written by Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould; AMC

EPISODIC COMEDY
“Sand Hill Shuffle” (Silicon Valley), Written by Clay Tarver; HBO

COMEDY / VARIETY TALK SERIES
Real Time with Bill Maher, Writers: Scott Carter, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Danny Vermont; HBO

COMEDY / VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Inside Amy Schumer, Head Writer: Jessi Klein Writers: Hallie Cantor, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Jon Glaser, Kurt Metzger, Christine Nangle, Dan Powell, Tami Sagher, Amy Schumer; Comedy Central

COMEDY / VARIETY SPECIALS
Jimmy Kimmel Live: 10th Annual After The Oscars Special, Written by Jack Allison, Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Greg Dorris, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jimmy Kimmel, Bess Kalb, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Danny Ricker, Joe Strazzullo, Bridger Winegar; ABC

QUIZ AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Hollywood Game Night, Head Writer: Grant Taylor; Writers: Michael Agbabian, Alex Chauvin, Ann Slichter, Dwight D. Smith; NBC

DAYTIME DRAMA
General Hospital, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten; ABC

CHILDREN’S EPISODIC
“Gortimer, Ranger and Mel vs. The Endless Night” (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street), Written by Gretchen Enders & Aminta Goyel; Amazon Studios

CHILDREN’S LONG FORM
Descendants, Written by Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott; Disney Channel

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS
“American Terrorist” (Frontline), Written by Thomas Jennings; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
“The Great Math Mystery” (Nova), Written by Daniel McCabe; PBS

TV NEWS SCRIPT – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
“Cuba” (60 Minutes), Written by Scott Pelley, Nicole Young, Oriana Zill de Granados, Andy Court and Robert Anderson; CBS News

TV NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
“The Storm After the Storm” (60 Minutes), Written by Sharyn Alfonsi, Michael Rey and Oriana Zill de Granados; CBS News

RADIO WINNERS

RADIO DOCUMENTARY
“Marking the End of Vietnam: 40 Years Later,” Written by Andrew Evans; ABC News Radio

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT—REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT
“Remembering New York Icons,” Written by Thomas A. Sabella; CBS Radio News

RADIO NEWS SCRIPT – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY
“Passages,” Written by Gail Lee; CBS Radio News

PROMOTIONAL WRITING WINNER

ON-AIR PROMOTION (TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA OR RADIO)
“The McCarthys and Under the Dome Promos,” Written by Erial Tompkins; CBS

VIDEOGAME WINNER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING
Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lead Narrative Designer John Stafford; Narrative Designer Cameron Suey; Lead Writer Rhianna Pratchett; Additional Writer Philip Gelatt; Microsoft

*There were no nominees in the Television Graphic Art and Animation category this year.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. The awards were presented jointly in competitive categories during concurrent ceremonies on Saturday, February 13, 2016, in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and in New York City at the Edison Ballroom.

Actor-writer-comedian Patton Oswalt (Veep, Justified) hosted the WGAW’s West Coast ceremony, which was executive produced by Hugh Fink. Presenters who appeared at the L.A. show included: Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis; Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated Better Call Saul star/Emmy-winning writer Bob Odenkirk, Dr. Ken and The Hangover star Ken Jeong, Golden Globe-winning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor, Emmy and WGA-nominated Key & Peele co-star/writer Keegan-Michael Key, The Last Man on Earth co-star and Annie Award-winning actress Kristen Schaal (Gravity Falls), The Carmichael Show co-creator/star Jerrod Carmichael, Silicon Valley co-stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch, Emmy-nominated actor Fred Savage (The Grinder), Idiotsitter Creators/co-stars Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse. actor David Koechner (The Goldbergs), Veep co-star Matt Walsh, and Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick.

The Writers Guild of America, West presented several special honors during its ceremony: Friends co-stars Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) and Courteney Cox (Cougar Town) presented the WGAW’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement to Friends Co-Creators Marta Kauffman (Grace and Frankie) & David Crane (Episodes); Emmy-winning Lost Co-Creator/WGA-nominated The Leftovers Co-Creator Damon Lindelof presented the Guild’s Valentine Davies Award to screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) for his humanitarian efforts and civic service; Jaws screenwriter/Emmy-winning TV writer Carl Gottlieb presented the WGAW’s Morgan Cox Award to Emmy-nominated writer Arthur Sellers (Meet the Raisins!) for his Guild service; Oscar and WGA-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown, Mad Men) presented the WGAW’s Screen Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement to Academy Award-nominated and WGA-winning screenwriter-director-actress Elaine May (Primary Colors, Heaven Can Wait); and Academy Award-nominated actress and Trumbo co-star Diane Lane presented the WGAW’s Paul Selvin Award to screenwriter John McNamara for his screenplay, Trumbo, which chronicles the turbulent life and career of Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, embodying the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties.

Attendees at the WGAW’s awards ceremony also included actresses Amanda Peet and Dana Delany, comic-host Howie Mandel, writer-producer Phil Rosenthal, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA), Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), and L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz.

The WGAE’s East Coast Ceremony was hosted by actor-writer-comedian Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show, Wet Hot American Summer). Presenters who appeared at the New York show included: Bob Balaban (Show Me A Hero), Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), Terry George (Hotel Rwanda), Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Billions), Margo Martindale (The Good Wife), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul), Annette O’Toole (Halt and Catch Fire), Dascha Polanco (Orange Is the New Black, Joy), Emmy Rossum (Shameless) and John Slattery (Mad Men, Spotlight).

The Writers Guild of America, East presented honorary awards throughout the ceremony. Senator Al Franken was presented with the Evelyn F. Burkey Award, which celebrates a person who has brought honor and dignity to writers, by fellow original Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel. Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) presented Richard LaGravenese with the Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement, celebrating a body of work that includes The Fisher King, Behind the Candelabra and P.S. I Love You. Four-time Writers Guild Award winner Melissa Salmons was presented with the Richard B. Jablow Award for her devoted service to the Guild by last year’s award recipient Jeremy Pikser (Bulworth).

Attendees at the WGAE’s awards ceremony also included Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Alex Gibney (Going Clear), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Adepero Oduye (The Big Short), Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), Adam Rapp (Flesh & Bone), David Simon (Show Me A Hero), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Taylor Hackford (Ray), John Markus (The Cosby Show), Marin Ireland (The Slap), Gina Gionfriddo (Becky Shaw), The Black List’s Franklin Leonard and the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Julie Menin.

Production credits for the WGAW’s show included: Executive Producer Hugh Fink, Producers Tara Power and Joselyn Allen, Co-Producer Kelly Brock, Director Nick Murray, Head Writer Joe O’Brien and writers Hugh Fink, Ed Lee, Beth Armogida, Matt Oswalt, and Gerry Duggan, as well as Creative Consultant Shelly Goldstein, Line Producer Tina Pavlides, and Production Designer Chris Giammalvo.

Production credits for the WGAE’s show included Executive Producer / Head Writer John Marshall, Producer Bonnie Datt, Associate Producers Ann B. Cohen, Lily-Hayes Kaufman and Shannon Walker, Line Producer LB Audio, Video & Scenic Solutions, and writers Bruce Cherry, Ann B. Cohen, David Steven Cohen, Frank Conniff, Timothy Cooper, Bonnie Datt, Leah Krinksy. Nick Nadel, Leslie Schapira and Craig Shemin.

For more information about the 2016 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.og or www.wgaeast.org

About The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE): The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org

Photos by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Writers Guild of America, West

EDITOR’S NOTE: Article first appeared in our old media site Diversity News Magazine Dot Com.

Ready To Make Your Picks For Super Bowl 51?

Just as soon as Super Bowl 50 came to a close, the world started thinking about Super Bowl 51. According to the sportsbooks, the usual suspects will be right back in the thick of things in 2017. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (+800) are followed by Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (+900). They’re then being pursued by the Carolina Panthers (+900), Pittsburgh Steelers (+1,000), Green Bay Packers (+1,200), Arizona Cardinals (+1,400), Cincinnati Bengals (+1,600) and the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos (+1,600).

Not surprisingly, similar odds are listed across the net. The favorites are the favorites, there’s no other way about it. All of the oddsmakers listed at this sportsbook review site say the same. The Patriots are favored, followed by a Seahawks and Panthers tie. So in other words, we could be looking at an instant replay of the 2015 playoffs. Things could end up shaking down in the exact same fashion. Although, there will be a few changes to take note of.

In Seattle, the days of ‘Beast Mode’ are no more. Marshawn Lynch has announced his retirement and is moving on from the game. The Seahawks are moving on as well. They’ll now put the starting running back reins in the hands of Thomas Rawls. They’ll also likely have starting tight end Jimmy Graham back for the postseason. So expect Seattle to be a stronger looking crew up front.

Another rebuilt team will be the New England Patriots. Well, not exactly rebuilt, mind you. They will have most of the same players, but they’ll also likely be healthy. Meaning their postseason roster will look very different from its 2016 rendition. At running back, Dion Lewis and LaGarrette Blount will return to help carry the load, literally. If all goes according to plan, the team will also look to have a healthy Julian Edelman at wide receiver for more than just nine games next season as well.

The biggest change will come in Denver. It appears that the Denver Broncos are looking to move on from Peyton Manning, regardless of what he decides to do with his future. This means that Brock Osweiler will be in the driver seat. He filled in for Manning this past season and posted a 5-2 record. He also put up far better numbers than the aging quarterback across the board. The only downside, is that he does not have the experience of Manning. Combine that with the possibility of losing Super Bowl 50 MVP linebacker Von Miller to free agency, and the Broncos could be looking at a pretty big setback next season.

The 31st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2015 Raised $2,375,946 at Event

Celebrities, elected leaders, and 20,000 other caring people united to raise funds for much needed HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs.

On Sunday, October 11, 2015, MZA Events held their 31st annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles in West Hollywood Park at 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

More than 20, 0000 caring celebrities, elected leaders, corporations, small business and caring participants showed unity to raise funds, education, find the cure for HIV/AIDS and awareness for our next generations with new services and prevention programs.

“Today’s high temperatures did not stop our supporters from turning out in massive numbers and raising $2,375,946,” said AIDS Walk Founder and Senior Organizer Craig R. Miller.“Just as they have since the beginning of the epidemic, this inspiring community continues to manifest the commitment, compassion, and power necessary to end AIDS, regardless of the political, epidemiological, or literal climate. AIDS Walk supporters are anything but fair-weather friends. They tough it out with us year after year, no matter what.”

“We are incredibly thankful for everyone who raised funds, showed up this morning, and braved the heat to do the Walk with us,” APLA Chief Executive Officer Craig E. Thompson said. “We are at a pivotal moment in the epidemic. The funds raised through the Walk give us an opportunity to really change its arc by ensuring that people living with HIV and AIDS are getting the support and health care they need while now also being able to deliver health care—including HIV testing, STD screening, and PrEP—to HIV-negative individuals in L.A. County. It’s a pretty powerful combination that will have a real impact.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke about the current HIV/AIDS crisis in the city, encouraging everyone to know their status. “We want people to go out there and take advantage of free testing, and to spread the word,” he said. The Mayor also noted his support of the trans community, a population that experiences disproportionately high rates of HIV infection. “We need trans equality in this city and in this country and in this world, today, right now, right here,” said Mayor Garcetti.

Other elected officials in attendance included: California State Senators Ricardo Lara, Isadore Hall, and Ben Allen; California State Assemblymembers Mike Gipson and Adrin Nazarian; Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang; West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem Lauren Meister, who spoke on behalf of the AIDS Walk host city; West Hollywood City Councilmembers John D’Amico, John Duran, and John Heilman; L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz; and L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin.

The Celebrities in attendance included:, Drew Carey (The Price Is Right), Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black), Kim Johnson & Robert Herjavec (Dancing With the Stars), Chris Kluwe (professional NFL football player), Carson Kressley (Dancing With the Stars), Our Lady J (classical pianist, TV writer on Transparent, and singer-songwriter), Danny Pintauro (actor and HIV/AIDS activist), Jai Rodriguez (actor and musician), Ken Todd & Lisa Vanderpump (Vanderpump Rules), and Nick Wechsler (Revenge).

The Sposato Brothers sang “In My Life,” and Ashley Brown (The Sound of Music at the Ahmanson Theater) closed the program with a stirring performance of “Climb Every Mountain.”
The corporate community continued to show its strong support for the event through team fundraising and corporate sponsorship. Longtime AIDS Walk supporter ABC7 News Anchor Ellen Leyva addressed the crowd. ABC7 returned this year as AIDS Walk Los Angeles’ television broadcast sponsor.
Also in attendance were representatives from the event’s top sponsors and top corporate teams, including Premier Sponsors Quest Diagnostics and Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Grand Sponsors ABC7, the City of West Hollywood, Delta Airlines, Paramount Studios, and Paul Hastings LLP; and Principal Sponsors Albertsons|Vons|Safeway, Macy’s, Crescent Heights LLC, Time Warner Cable, Toyota, and Wells Fargo. Time Warner Cable once again provided free WiFi access to walkers along the entire route, allowing them to fundraise and share their experiences via their mobile devices.

For more information, please visit la.aidswalk.net. To connect with the online community on Facebook, simply join the AIDS Walk Los Angeles Facebook Fan Page. To view exclusive video content, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles YouTube channel at youtube.com/aidswalkla. To receive instant updates, follow “@AIDSWalkLA” on Twitter.

Editor’s Note: On behalf of APLA and the thousands of people who benefit from its services, thank you once again for joining AIDS Walk Los Angeles and for your dedication to bringing about an AIDS-free generation.

While they gladly accept donations year-round, you have until Friday, November 6, for funds to count toward your total and to earn Fundraising wards. In the next few weeks, please continue your commitment by collecting 100% of your remaining pledges.

If you were unable to attend AIDS Walk Los Angeles today, we nonetheless appreciate your support.  You can mail in your contributions to AIDS Walk Los Angeles, P.O. Box 933005, Los Angeles, CA 90093-3005.

Thank you again, and see you next year!

Important Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine is a proud media partner for the fifth year in a row of AIDS Walk Los Angeles benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. For more information visit http://diversitynewsmagazine.org or Diversity News 3960 for Aids Walk LA

Meet Hilda Leticia Montano Your Marketing and Publicity Crossover Between Mexico and USA

Photo credit to Hilda Leticia Montano Archives

So are you American and want to cross over the Latin market? or let’s say the Mexican Market? Well you need to find a good publicist that is dedicated and has the connections with broadcast and print media. Remember publicist do not get you a job, but they get pitch you to television shows, radio, print magazine and newspapers. Now days in the 21st century some charges because they have no advertisers, so you need to set a budget for publicity and marketing.

We want to introduce to you Hilda Leticia Montano who can help you with your Marketing and Publicist Crossover Connection between Mexico and the USA. Here is a background and whom she has worked with.

Hilda Leticia Montano, is a publicist based out of Culiacan Mexico. Hilda Leticia Montano is a graduate of Escuela Normal Superior de Nayarit, México. She studied native Mexican dance (Danza Folkloricas). She started her career as a cast a lead actress. She also make a national commercial for the 50th anniversary of La Ley Supermarkets in Mexico. She went on to Modeling clothing for ‘Vanessa’s Boutique’ which was featured on channel 3 Culiacan Mexico and Channel 12 Tijuana. Hilda Leticia Montano, has been featured on various print magazines including on the cover of ‘ Brillos de Navidad ‘. Also has been featured in educational magazines and other print publications.

Currently Leticia Montano handles publicity for Actor and Celebrity Host Joey Valdez in Mexico. She is responsible for scheduling/booking interviews for Joey Valdez on Televisa Channel 12 Tijuana / San Diego. Recently she pitched an article on ‘ La Prensa San Diego ‘ newspaper. Hilda Leticia Montano is currently negotiating appearances for Joey Valdez on Spanish speaking networks in California and other Latin publications. If you would like to hire Hilda Leticia Montano as your publicist in Mexico, please call  (619) 872-1267 or email at leticiamontanopublicidad@outlook.com

Steven Escobar Private Birthday and New US Citizen Celebration with Award Presentation

Photo credit to: Gisele O/PartyBy5.com for Diversity News Magazine

It was a short notice, but Steven invited over 35 close friends to join him on his special milestones. One was Esteban “Steven” Escobar New U.S. Citizen on May 20, 2015 and his Birthday in September 6, 2015. Steven Escobar Birthdays falls before or on after Labor Day. The other celebration was that on May 20th when he became new U.S. Citizen held at LA Convention Center. So small cozy event was held on September 6, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:45 pm at  P.F. Chang’s China Bistro at Sherman Oaks Gallery.

The persons that attended were Jarvee Hutcherson, President of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association and National President of ASYM, Gisele Rebeiro known as the “Shooter Diva” Celebrity Syndicated Photographer for PartyBy5, PRPhotos, Editor of Got Anchored Online Magazine and Celebrity/Writer for Diversity News Magazine and Splash Magazines and Youth Center Training Development, Entrepreneur, CEO Monique Jackson and Songwriter Kristie Clark. During the event photos where taken.

“I want to thank the surprises I received and the people that I did not expected show up. Now I can see whom are friends that will drive miles to attend my event. I hope to be there for you as well.” said Steven Escobar.

Mr. Hutcherson presented Steven Escobar Certificate of Recognition from past retiree council-member 4th district of LA Honorable Tom LaBonge. The City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition was issued to: Steven Escobar and his media companies, Diversity News Magazine for 6 years of serving and informing the Southern California communities. Diversity News Publications for 12 years of informing, covering and serving Southern California and abroad.

Photo credit to: Gisele O/PartyBy5.com for Diversity News Magazine

Steven got some beautiful gifts and took more photos with friends and guests. The staff at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro at Sherman Oaks Gallery were very attentive and provided great service.

Photo credit to: Gisele O/PartyBy5.com for Diversity News Magazine

After the dinner the after party continues with Steven Escobar and Gisele Rebeiro, Mr. Craig M. at Carlitos Ways Cocktail Lounge. The first drink was compliment of Carlitos Castellanos.

Steven Escobar used this opportunity to take photos of his friends reading his quarterly special print magazine available for ordering at: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/957595

Esteban Escobar is known as Steven Escobar,  Founder, CEO, President and Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, CEO and President of Diversity News Publications.

Photos credit to: Gisele O/PartyBy5.com for Diversity News Magazine

 

Editorial and Opinions Education: State and National Shield Laws in the USA

First, we want to define for you what an Editorial piece means:

An editorialleading article (UK) or leader (UK), is an opinion piece written by the senior editorial staff or publisher of a newspapermagazine, or any other written document. Editorials may be supposed to reflect the opinion of the periodical.[citation needed] In Australian and major United States newspapers, such as The New York Times[1] and The Boston Globe,[2] editorials are often classified under the heading “opinion”.

Illustrated editorials may appear in the form of editorial cartoons.[3]

Typically, a newspaper’s editorial board evaluates which issues are important for their readership to know the newspaper’s opinion.[4]

Editorials are typically published on a dedicated page, called the editorial page, which often features letters to the editor from members of the public; the page opposite this page is called the op-ed page and frequently contains opinion pieces by writers not directly affiliated with the publication. However, a newspaper may choose to publish an editorial on the front page. In the English language press, this is done rarely and only on topics considered especially important; however, it is more common in some European countries such as SpainItaly, and France.[5]

In the field of fashion publishing, the term has been adapted to refer to photo-editorials – features with often full-page photographs on a particular theme, designer, model or other single topic, with or (as a photo-essay) without accompanying text.[6]

Second, we want to define for you what an Opinion piece means:

In general, an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement about matters commonly considered to be subjective.

What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are verifiable, i.e. can be objectively proven to have occurred. An example is: “United States of America was involved in the Vietnam War” versus “United States of America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War”. An opinion may be supported by facts, in which case it becomes an argument, although people may draw opposing opinions from the same set of facts. Opinions rarely change without new arguments being presented. It can be reasoned that one opinion is better supported by the facts than another by analyzing the supporting arguments.[1] In casual use, the term opinion may be the result of a person’s perspectiveunderstanding, particular feelings, beliefs, and desires. It may refer to unsubstantiated information, in contrast to knowledge and fact.

Collective or professional opinions are defined as meeting a higher standard to substantiate the opinion.

Editorial opinion[edit]

An “editorial opinion” is the stated opinion of a newspaper or of its publisher, as conveyed on the editorial page.

And Fourth California Shield Law:

In California, article I, section 2(b) of the California Constitution and Evidence Code section 1070 provide an immunity from being held in contempt to reporters, editors, publishers, and other people connected with or employed by newspapers, magazines, press associations and wire services, as well as radio or TV news reporters.

The California shield law applies to both the source of information (“confidential sources”) and to “unpublished information” such as notes, out-takes, unpublished photographs and tapes.

When a criminal defendant seeks information protected by the shield law, the courts have set up a “balancing test” which weighs how important the information is to the criminal defendant, whether the defendant can get the information elsewhere, and other factors.  See Delaney v. Superior Court (1990) 50 Cal. 3d 785.

On the other hand, when the prosecution seeks information in a criminal law, the shield law is absolute.  Miller v. Superior Court (1999) 21 Cal. 4th 883.  And in a civil case where the press is not a party, the immunity from contempt is also absolute – there’s no balancing test.  New York Times v. Superior Court (1990) 51 Cal. 3d 453.   This case helps journalists avoid being forced to be professional witnesses instead of professional journalists.

Does the shield law cover bloggers?  Good question.  The California shield law covers people “connected with or employed upon” a “newspaper, magazine, or other periodical publication, or by a press association or wire service.”   That question is likely to be litigated in the near future.

Additional information on the California Shield Law, Evidence Code Section 1070

1070. (a) A publisher, editor, reporter, or other person connected with or employed upon a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical publication, or by a press association or wire service, or any person who has been so connected or employed, cannot be adjudged in contempt by a judicial, legislative, administrative body, or any other body having the power to issue subpoenas, for refusing to disclose, in any proceeding as defined in Section 901, the source of any information procured while so connected or employed for publication in a newspaper, magazine or other periodical publication, or for refusing to disclose any unpublished information obtained or prepared in gathering, receiving or processing of information for communication to the public.

(b) Nor can a radio or television news reporter or other person connected with or employed by a radio or television station, or any person who has been so connected or employed, be so adjudged in contempt for refusing to disclose the source of any information procured while so connected or employed for news or news commentary purposes on radio or television, or for refusing to disclose any unpublished information obtained or prepared in gathering, receiving or processing of information for communication to the public.

(c) As used in this section, “unpublished information” includes information not disseminated to the public by the person from whom disclosure is sought, whether or not related information has been disseminated and includes, but is not limited to, all notes, outtakes, photographs, tapes or other data of whatever sort not itself disseminated to the public through a medium of communication, whether or not published information based upon or related to such material has been disseminated.

To read more on National and US Legal Shield Laws click on: Briefing Paper on Protection of Journalists’ Sources

Editor’s Note: Now you have it. Educate yourself if you do not want the “Real Press or Media” teams to report of what they saw then make your event private and remember press or media representatives are not your publicist and is against journalism code of ethics to accept payment for exchange on an exemplary article. Those are not real journalists and they out of the blue bought a video camera or  photo camera and became media or press but has no direction or guidelines of the rules set by professional organizations for Journalists and Media or Press Associations such as: http://www.naa.orghttp://newamericamedia.org/network/association, SPJLos Angeles Press Club and many more. They have no idea the formats how to write. They have no education on the field. So sad those desperate publicists accepts anyone that claims to be media or press!

Sources: Wikipedia, http://firstamendmentcoalition.org

31st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Kick-Off Celebration at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, AIDS Walk Los Angeles held their 31st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Kick-Off Party at Madame Tussauds Hollywood 6933 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 6:30 8:30 p.m..

AWLA special reception kicking off party is the big fundraising weeks leading up to Walk, was hosted by Barrett Foa and Pauley Perrette of NCIS, plus ABC7 News Anchor Ellen Leyva!

Among the hosts there were key speakers such as WeHo Mayor Lindsey Horvath, Nick Wechsler from Revenge, Vallerie D Wagner and many more.

Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served a top Madame Tussauds’ beautiful rooftop lounge. Mingle with AIDS Walk supporters, staff, and volunteers, and stop by the COMMUNITY photo shoot held throughout the evening to get a new AIDS Walk profile pic! A special bonus to a free tour of the exhibit!

About AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA): APLA provides life-saving services for people living with HIV/AIDS across Los Angeles County, including medical, dental, and mental health, as well as HIV testing, prevention, and education programs. APLA delivers care to over 14,000 people annually and is a leader on policy and legislation that affects the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities. For more information, visit apla.org and aplahw.org.

About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $79 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2014 alone, 25,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised over $2.2 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 27 other L.A. County AIDS service organizations. For more information, view the fact sheet or visit la.aidswalk.net.

Photos credit to: Gisele O/PartyBy5.com & Photo credit to: AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2015

Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine is a proud media partner for the fifth year in a row of AIDS Walk Los Angeles benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. For more information visit http://diversitynewsmagazine.org

Mexican Actor Joey Valdez Seeks To Launch A Movie On A Channel About Immigration In San Diego

By Maria Gonzalez Amarillo from La Prensa San Diego published on August 21, 2015 & Translated by Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine via Google Translator on 8-30-2015.
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The short film, “Tacos for lunch” comes from Chandan Gupta in order to educate the public about immigration and hopes to show both sides of the issue. Launched in 2013, the short film is 23 minutes and 45 seconds long. It stands out in the middle of the maelstrom that is causing the immigration issue.

In about a month, the creation and writer-director will premiere the film on Channel 22 in Las Vegas Century Prism and states that Joey Valdez, one of the actors in the film, “The aim is to disseminate it through a channel in San Diego before being broadcast in Las Vegas. Everything depends on the space available and given to us.”

When Christine, a single woman, decides to move, she enlists the help from some local day laborers. All seems to be going well, until she leaves to get “Tacos For Lunch”. She returns to a quiet apartment and a dead worker on her floor. The day continues to spiral out of control leading to a series of unexpected crazy twisted events.

The story begins with the removal of Christine (Therese McLauglhin), a US citizen, and her hiring of two Mexican immigrants, Emilio (Joey Valdez) and Paul (Billynaire Cruz), to help move boxes. By the time she leaves the house to grab a few tacos, a series of terrible events happen, culminating into an overwhelming outcome.

“We know we will be successful,” the actor told member of the press. “My agent is communicating with politicians such as Donald J. Trump Sr., to express their thoughts about the film.”

Valdez began his career very young: at age 3 he participated in his first play in the Smythe Elementary School in San Ysidro, California. Subsequently he became Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary in a Christmas play, and finally to the early age of 13 officially began studying acting with Drama teacher Enrique Nolasco from the House of Culture in Tijuana, Mexico.

He is now known to have worked for Ed Magik TV, a platform video entertainment and had done interviews with famous people where Valdez was the host of “Vayaconmigo” program, broadcast in Berea Vision 31.6 in Los Angeles, in which he worked with renowned artists such as singer Elvis Crespo.

Valdez is defined as a man “with traditional values who prefers to work hard for a living, rather than compromise his integrity and principles.”

In turn, the actor is a frequent host to celebrities in the online magazine Ke Chevere and as collaborated with singer and actress Carmen Jara on Univision for the show “Who is right” in Miami, which exposes and tries to solve family and marital conflict.

Joey Valdez has also participated in television projects in Indonesia and has worked as a presenter on the red carpet with his old friend Steven Escobar for Diversity News TV produced by Diversity News Productions whose content is broadcast via Youtube and Vimeo, DailyMotion, among other online platforms in video, and is based on entertainment events, celebrity interviews, awards, concerts, fashion and more.

Although the actor is confident everyone will enjoy “Tacos for lunch,” he hopes that the film reaches a significant audience—enough to impact the issues at hand and generate comments in the media, as well as prominent figures, fostering discussion, debate and more empathy towards immigration.

By Esteban Steven Escobar in Diversity News Magazine

36 pages, published 12/9/2015

Diversity News Magazine Fall Special Print Issue Featuring Actor Host and Producer Joey Valdez 10-1-15 to 12-31-15

To watch the short film for limited time visit https://vimeo.com/128915453 and for more information on Actor Joey Valdez visit his IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4489108/ or his official website at http://joeyvaldez.com/

Jarvee Hutcherson Honored With Lanfa Award Multiculture Awards by LA Nollywood Film Association

On Saturday, August 15, 2015, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association honored Jarvee Hutcherson, President of MMPA and ASYM with the Multiculture Awards at the 3rd annual LA Nollywood Film Awards held at Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport 9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 from 3pm to 12 pm. The 3rd Annual LANFA Awards were produced by King Bassey.

Watch after the stage Exclusive interview by Steven Escobar.

About Jarvee Hutcherson: 
Jarvee Hutcherson, is the President of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA), oversees a roster of 1,500 members nationwide. Recognized as the Spokesperson and Representative of Diversity issues and inclusiveness within the Television Networks, Motion Picture Studios and production companies. Mr. Hutcherson also serves as National President of the American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM), Committed to the Enrichment and Advancement of Young Musicians Across the Globe! It also funds a mentorship program, Scholarship Endowment for young Musicians between the ages of 13 to 30 years old, and Drug rehabilitation program.

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to our friend Mr. Jarvee Hutcherson for this amazing recognition from LANFA Awards 2015. Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV and Diversity News Radio are proud to be media partners of the 3rd Annual LANFA Awards 2015.

For complete coverage visit Diversity News Magazine at http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/ and our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/diversitynews

Hollywood Media Firm Unveils Brand New Media Site Titled Miss Diversity News Beauty Pageants Magazine

July 30, 2015 – HOLLYWOOD — Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine unveils brand new media site named Miss Diversity News Beauty Pageants Magazine. Miss Diversity News comes from the publishers of award winning consumer news site Diversity News Magazine.

“Beauty pageants is a big business that we have decided to dedicate a magazine just for the Miss and Miss Teens. We believe they have many dreams, but one of them is to one day become a princes. They dream to wear the tiara with pearls, shining shoes and a long sash. We want their dream to continue by shaping the way they see or read the news about beauty pageant competitions.” said Steven Escobar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Miss Diversity News, President and Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine and President of Diversity News Publications.

“Only because Miss Universe or Miss USA may be over, it doesn’t mean the princes dream is over. It is not because there are so many other beauty pageants that they can be part of it. Also the market will continue on while new generations of Miss or Teens dream to become princes. At Diversity News Publications Family of Companies we are always thinking outside the box by creating new products or services for our daily demanding consumers.” concluded Mr. Escobar.

Miss Diversity News Beauty Pageants Magazine purpose and mission is to educate, inform our diverse readership. As well to highlight the Miss & Miss Teen beauty pageant winners and to disseminate upcoming and after beauty pageant final event results. Our focus is to feature and report on local, national and international beauty pageants features, news and arts and entertainment and more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse worldwide pageantry readership.

Miss Diversity News is published by Diversity News Publications and Powered by Diversity Professional Business and Media Solutions Group. For more information on Miss Diversity News visit http://missdiversitynews.com

About Miss Diversity News Beauty Pageants Magazine:
Miss Diversity News Beauty Pageants Magazine purpose and mission is to educate, inform our diverse readership. As well to highlight the Miss & Miss Teen beauty pageant winners and to disseminate upcoming and after beauty pageant final event results. Our focus is to feature and report on local, national and international beauty pageants features, news and arts and entertainment and more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse worldwide pageantry readership. For more information visit http://missdiversitynews.com

About Diversity News Magazine:
Diversity News Magazine was founded in 2009, Diversity News Magazine is an award winning independent multi-media outlet and their mission and purpose is to educate and inform the diverse community worldwide. It focuses on featuring and reporting on local, national and international news, features, arts and entertainment, politics, sports and more importantly, newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse cultures. Diversity News Magazine is not targeting a demographic, they are inclusive and work with everyone. For more information visit Diversity News Magazine at www.diversitynewsmagazine.org

EDITORIAL: Donald J Trump YOU ARE FIRED!

Hey, Mr. Donald J. Trump made a big mistake to make a general statement on immigrants. As you may see we all united to send a message to the network’s that without us the Latinos your business could not exist.

It is very disappointing what you said but, we hope you learn to keep your mouth shut. Now you can see it very clear that you are not going nowhere with the attitude.

We applaud Univision decision for cutting all ties with your beauty pageant shows: Miss Universe and Miss USA. Now that NBCUniversal does the same they show that they care about the growing Latino/Hispanic immigrant population in the United States of America who has contributed to the better of this country.

Once again what just happened to Mr. Donald J. Trump is his fault and yes he will not make it to The White House. Donald J. Trump it is not personal it is just Business! You are Fired!