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How to Keep Kids Safe In Hollywood

Bruce Edwin is CEO of the A-list model and talent firm Starpower Management, and publisher of Hollywood Sentinel, and founder of Hollywood Sentinel Public Relations.  His charitable work includes helping to fight the sexual abuse of children in Hollywood and throughout the world.

The following is a brief, yet in no way comprehensive list of things parents should do in order to keep their children save in Hollywood.

1, Never sign an exclusive contract for any child under 18 unless they are famous and you are signing with one of the top agencies in the world.

2, Never pay for pictures for a child under 8 or even 12 years of age. They will go so quickly, that the pictures will be outdated every few months. A legit agent can work off of decent snapshots.

3, Never leave your child under 18 unattended out of your sight for anything, including but not limited to an acting class, acting  coach, audition, casting, open call, go see, acting or modeling job, etc. Even at a major film studio or with an agent, manager, producer, casting director, or casting agent or star or someone famous or that you know and trust–do NOT do it.  If they get mad and insist you leave your child alone, walk out with your child, and call me and I will deal with them for you. (tel: 310-226-7176).  Obviously, if your child is shooting, you need to be off screen and quiet, but still, keep them in your sight at ALL times.

4, Don’t ever let your child be portrayed in a sexual way or do anything you or they are uncomfortable with, no matter how big or important you think it will be to their career. Stick to your morals and values.

5, Don’t let anyone insult or disparage your child. Demand that they be treated with respect.

6, Don’t push you child in to acting or modeling. Make sure that it is what they want, and not just what you want.

7, Don’t bully your child and bribe or blackmail them with doing things or not doing things and threatening to take away their career if they do not behave a certain way. Put yourself in their position, and let it be a positive experience for them.

8, Don’t manipulate your child with money or other things. Teach them that money and fame can be nice, but that happiness is found on the inside, and comes from being a good person both to ourselves and to others.

9, Remember that any legit agent or manager will require that your child have good grades, at least a B average, have a good clean bill of health, and have a Coogan Bank account that you open, as well as a work permit that they have a copy of. If your agent or manager does not discuss and require all of these things about your child, do not deal with them, as they do not know what they are doing.

10,  Don’t let your children dress inappropriately. Make sure that you daughters do not wear dresses or skirts that are too short, or reveal their chest.  Make sure that they always wear underwear and girls–a bra when they are old enough.

11, Do not encourage your children to dress up as the opposite sex! I fully defend a person’s right to do whatever they want to their own body once they are a legal adult. However, children’s brains, bodies, and morals are still developing.  You need to not only protect them from others, but also from the media, and themselves. It is NOT OK to encourage or even allow a child to have surgery to change their sex. This is child abuse.

12, Teach your children about child sex abuse, and about pedophilia and child rapists. Teach them how this is wrong, and teach them how to avoid these predators.

If you have any specific questions, you may call my office for further free advice, or write me on the front page of this site.

www.BruceEdwin.com

Tel: 310-226-7176 (Los Angeles, California)

CEO, Starpower Management

This content is (c). 2018, Bruce Edwin, Hollywood Sentinel, all rights reserved.

 

LA Art Show Proves to be One of the Cities Top 10 Events of 2018

One of the Word’s Most Important Art Shows happened last week: LA Art Show 2018, from January 10-14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

The LA Art Show is a huge rush of adrenaline, and massive excitement in one of the best cities in the world, showcasing some of the greatest artists of all time from around the planet.”
— Bruce Edwin; The Hollywood Sentinel

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962-French), Femme a’ la Robe Jaune (Lady in a Yellow Dress), Oil on board, mid 20th Century, M.S. Rau Antiques

One of the most exciting shows each year in Los Angeles, the LA Art Show was back last week. From January 10-14, 2018, a large portion of the massive Los Angeles Convention Center was transformed for 5 exciting days, into one of the greatest mega-gallery extravaganzas on Earth.  With over 100 gallerists, some of the worlds greatest fine art, world famous artists, celebrity guests, speakers, pop up restaurants from L.A’s best fine dining, architecture, furniture, jewelry, and more, the LA Art Show was the place to be.

One of the most important art shows in the world, The LA Art Show hails from downtown Los Angeles; the second most important city in America for art, second only behind New York, with Chicago and Miami following. As the West Coast’s most comprehensive and exciting art happening, The LA Art Show was presented by The Palm Beach Show Group, headed by Kim Martindale.

One of my top 3 favorite works in the show this year, proved to once again be represented by M.S. Rau Antiques. The stunning “Femme a’ la Robe Jaune” by the masterful Jean-Gabriel Domergue, who reportedly stated that he was the first ‘pin-up artist,’ must be seen in person to be appreciated finely, with its stunning depth, beauty, and charisma, priced very reasonably at just under one hundred thousand dollars.  “Femme a’ la Robe Jaune” is filled with life, bursting with each line, pouring passion with each brushstroke, perfectly personifying the grace, and beauty of a woman.

Another favorite included Gil Cuatrecasas, at ADC in New York.  I will be devoting an article to this master, in another upcoming article here.  Bias aside, my client Moira Cue at Bruce Lurie Gallery proved to be another one of my favorites–which of course, is why I chose to represent her in the first place. I will additionally discuss Cue’s work further in an upcoming article here.

John Halcomb, at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery also proved to create some outstanding and exciting works–filled with energy and expression, seamlessly blending figurative and pop with a bright and colorful palette.

Jon Hamm, 2018 LA Art Show, photo credit, Bruce Edwin

LA Art Show 2018 was hosted this year by Jon Hamm; Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor, director and producer, who introduced this year’s Opening Night Premiere Gala, held today Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 7pm – 11pm. Proceeds from the event  benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, making this the fourth year as the LA Art Show’s charity partner.

100% of sales of Patron and Vanguard tickets and 15% of sales of Friend tickets went directly to the charity. All attendees of the Opening Night Premiere party supported St. Jude’s lifesaving mission to find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

In addition to a sneak preview of the exhibits, live music and performance art, gala attendees enjoyed beverages and hors d’oeuvres from over 20 select Los Angeles restaurants.

Carla Kranendonk, Mareme, paper, acrylic paint, beads, and yam on canvas 135x210cm, 53 1/8 x 82 5/8 in, 2017, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, photo credit Bruce Edwin, 2018.

Other Celebrity Guests Included: Emma Roberts (Actress), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine Actor), Jesse Williams (The Butler, Cabin in the Woods, Elena Satine (The Gifted), Aldis Hodge (Hidden Figures, Straight Outta Compton), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground), Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises), Jaina Lee Ortiz (Rosewood), Brandon Boyd (Artist and Lead Singer of Incubus), Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives), Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong), Beau Dunn (Entourage), Azie Tesfai (Jane the Virgin), Omar Miller (Ballers, CSI Miami), Alice Amter(Big Bang Theory), Eva LaRue (All My Children, CSI Miami), Amber Stevens West (22 Jump Street), Kamil McFadden (Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors), Edwin Hodge (The Purge), Catfish Jean (Survivor’s Remorse), Jermaine Brantley (Black Panther), Kassandra Voyagis (Cleopatra), Kyle Schmidt (SIX), Yvonne Orji (INSECURE), Brian Banks (The Brian Banks Story), Jarry Casale (Musician/DEVO), Moira Cue (Visual Artist/Singer/Actress), Tyson Ritter (All American Rejects lead singer), and Jaylen Moore (SIX).

FEATURED WORKS

“Left” or “Right”/Punching Bags: by Antuan Rodriguez: Curated by Marisa Caichiolo

The artist states, “Current global politics has created an environment of disrespect for humanity and our planet. Lack of harmony, senseless war, violence, racism, ignorance, loss of values and principles, lack of consciousness, super egos and demagoguery, corruption, disrespect of women, false promises, and outright lies.” A healing project, this interactive installation depicts different world leaders and tyrants, and will allow the spectator, through the punching of the bags, to release anger, hatred and resentment. This release of negative emotions will transform these objects into tools of detoxification and mental healing.

The Infinity Boxes: Matt Elson: (pictured) Presented by: bG Gallery

Artist Matt Elson presents a series of boxes that allow intimate groups of people to interact via elaborately constructed infinity mirrors set up inside. Aesthetically they are objects that draw the viewer in from a distance with the box’s odd beauty and become progressively less comprehensible during interaction.

Typically two people will walk up, look in from each side, put their heads in the box, and then are surprised by the world that opens up inside. The works truly become active only when someone else is looking in the box from the other direction creating a social connection in a perceptually-created other world.

I’m Not A Trophy: Arno Elias; (Model Cara Delevingne, pictured) Presented by Denis Bloch Fine Art

Established in 2016, I’m Not A Trophy is a global initiative to create greater awareness in the malicious acts of trophy hunting and poaching of endangered species. Founded by French artist Arno Elias, the campaign utilizes powerful females figures, like internationally celebrated supermodel and actress, Cara Delevingne, to represent the program’s commitment to bringing increased attention to trophy hunting while empowering women to fight back.

An exciting show every year,  LA Art Show 2018 proved once again to be an outstanding event, and undoubtedly one of the top 10 events of 2018. Thank you to all involved for a great show, and your kind hospitality.

This content is (c). 2018, Hollywood Sentinel.

 

5 Time Grammy Award Winning Record Producer Devine Evans to Work on 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake

5 Time Grammy Award Winning Record Producer Devine Evans Now Represented by Starpower Management–To Work on 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake

Devine Evans

5 Time Grammy Award Winning Music Producer Devine Evans has been chosen as Creative Programmer / Sound Designer for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake.”

Five Time Grammy Award Winning Music Producer Devine Evans will be working on the next biggest musical performance in the world, with Justin Timberlake, for the 2018 Super Bowl LII  Halftime show to be held on February 4th, 2018 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Leading Creative Programming and Sound Design for the show, the Super Bowl is not new to Mr. Evans, who worked with Beyoncé on her legendary 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performance.

A dominant figure in the music industry for over twenty years, Devine Evans got his start in Atlanta under the watchful eye of Left Eye Productions. Mr. Evans is now a five-time Grammy Award winning Producer, Songwriter / Engineer, and an Emmy Nominated Composer (The New Edition Story), who has worked with many of the world’s biggest recording artists and musicians including; The Chain Smokers, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Hans Zimmer, and Selena Gomez, among more. Devine Evans received his most recent Grammy for his work on Pharrell Williams live version of the Billboard hit song “Happy.”

Over the past ten years, as the powerhouse behind the scenes of some of the biggest tours in music, Devine Evans has worked with stars including; The Chain Smokers, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, The Roots (2017 NBA All-Star Performance), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul 2 Soul tour, Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour, Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour, Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Tour (now available on Netflix), and Pharrell Williams’ Dear Girl Tour.

Mr. Evans’ work in televised performances includes Creative Programming and Sound Design for Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl Halftime performance, and up next, Creative Programming and Sound Design for the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show with Justin Timberlake. Devine Evans is further expanding in to the film industry with his work on the upcoming film as a composer for BET’s Emmy Nominated Mini Series, “The New Edition Story,” as well as “Lycan,” starring Dania Ramirez (Entourage, Devious Maids, X-Men), for which he scored and provided original sound design.

Outside of music, Devine Evans focuses on positively impacting the music industry as well as his community with other creative projects including his first upcoming book titled “Sheet Music: The Diary of a Songwriter.” With this book, hailed by leaders in the music industry including Queen Latifah among others, Devine Evans brings to light the sexual injustices that some female artists can encounter while pursuing their dream of a career in the music industry. In an effort to empower these women, “Sheet Music” shares the stories of a variety of female artists’ personal experiences, as well as general advice on how to cope with and safeguard themselves against such abuse and injustice.

Visit the Official Devine Evans website at: www.devineevans.com

Read more about the book at: www.thediaryofasongwriter.com

For press / media, photo, interview requests, and booking for Devine Evans, contact Bruce Edwin at (011) 310-226-7176, or e-mail StarpowerManagementllc@gmail.com

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