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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:15

Groundwork Coffee Co. Pulls into NoHo!

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Revitalizing a Los Angeles Historic Landmark Building, Groundwork Coffee Co. Opens New Café in North Hollywood Historic Train Depot

Monday, 26 September 2016 22:19

NoHo Arts District Street Box Painting!

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Artists will be painting utility boxes in the heart of the NoHo Arts District.

Members of Actors’ Equity file lawsuit against their union

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Monday, 06 October 2014 09:17

Film Festival Flix brings AUTANA to NoHo

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Film Festival Flix brings the films from festivals around the world right to North Hollywood.

Film Festival Flix AUTANA www.nohoartsdistrict.com


Film Festival Flix offers NoHo film goers VIP tickets to critically acclaimed films and audience favorites from top film festivals around the world; and enables attendees to interact with filmmakers and actors in the comfort of their hometown theater and via simulcast. This month, Film Festival Flix brings North Hollywood the action adventure AUTANA.

WHEN: Thursday, October 9th

6PM - Hosted Pre-Reception/Red Carpet - Michael Roud Photography 11223 Magnolia Blvd.
7:30 PM - Screening at Laemmle NoHo 7 5240 Lankershim Blvd.
Post Party - Eclectic Wine Bar and Grill (cash Bar) 5156 Lankershim Blvd.



Adventure climber Leo Houlding and film maker Alastair Lee are back with another sumptuous production of truly epic proportions. This time Leo (UK) and fellow climbers Sean Leary (USA) and Jason Pickles (Salford) head deep into the Amazon in an attempt to make the first ascent of the east face of the remote tepuy; Cerro Autana.

The action beings with a covert journey via military check-points and secret ports through Amazonas State. Our team of clandestine climbers disguised as tourists travel down the Orinoco River to the remote village of Ceguera where they make a traumatic psychotropic visit to the local Shaman to gain access to the sacred mountain.

From here sweltering humidity, porter chaos and an assortment of jungle nastiest are just a part of this spectacular journey of self-discovery and big wall hunting. Follow our team of redoubtable characters as they find their way up the jungle infested rock face as they are amazed not only at the climbing but a luxury wall camp in the incredible Autana Cave system just below the summit of the tepuy (highest elevated cave system in the world).

An adventure unlike any other, adventure film making takes another step into the unknown with superb results. Original, experimental, entertaining and visually stunning, Posing Productions presents; Autana.

Film Festival Flix AUTANA www.nohoartsdistrict.com

Posing Productions is a dynamic team of climbing creatives breaking free from the cliched and predictable, aspiring to the unusual and adventurous. We love the whole outdoor climbing thang so much we combine the spectacular with humor, action with innovation, breathing heart and soul into all of our work. There are also dvds sold on this site not produced by Posing Productions, these are carefully selected titles by film makers that inspire us. You can be sure any of the films found on this site have that special something that sets them apart.

The Posing Productions website is primarily here to showcase and provide a point of sale for the photographic and film making talents of Alastair Lee who's collaborations with talented animators and cameramen like David Halsted and David Reeves have produced a string of successful films. The break through act was in 2004 when Alastair teamed up with Dave Halsted to produce Twice Upon a Time in Bolivia which has now been a finalist at over a dozen international mountain film festivals and won six top awards. Their next film Storms an experimental climbing comedy scooped two gongs at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2005. In 2006 they produced another successful venture with the climbing blockbuster Set in Stone which ran off with 'Best Climbing Film' and the 'People's Choice' at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, its also picked up a couple of awards in the States and is a must at any mountain film festival line up. In 2007 Alastair went solo as Dave's animation career took off, to produce PSYCHE which picked up two awards at Kendal 2007, including Best Adventure Film and the People's Choice Award and has won a further 7 awards around the globe.

Alastair is now well established as one of the UK's leading adventure film makers since his 2008 release On Sight which has seen rave reviews and won the prestigious Grand Prize and Best Climbing film at the 2008 Kendal Mountain Film Festival. In 2009 Alastair teamed up with top climber Leo Houlding on his most ambitious film to date; The Asgard Project which has won 22 international awards and was broadcast on Discovery Channel's freeview channel 'Quest'. A further two epics have been produced with Leo; Autana (2012) and most recently The Last Great Climb which is scooping up gongs around the globe and is being broadcast on National Geographic US in July 2014.


Monday, 17 October 2016 23:43

From Ireland to NoHo.

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We love to highlight the talent in our neighborhood. Because we always say: “NoHo is only as great as its people.” But we appreciate it even more when someone comes from far away to take advantage of the training we offer in the NoHo Arts District.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 13:23

Snaps & Claps to UNBUCKLED: NoHo POETRY

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Hear Some 'Unbuckled' NoHo Poetry Saturday or Read Your Own

UNBUCKLED: NoHo POETRY takes over T.U. Studios the first Saturday of every month from 3:45-5:45PM and has so for the last four years. This poetry reading Open Mic event is free for performers and guests alike. Co-organizer Radomir Vojtech Luza gives the NoHo Arts District dot Com team the low down on this long-running North Hollywood event.

1. What is UNBUCKLED: NoHo POETRY ?

It is a safe haven away from the rest of the world where we can all go to unbuckle our poetic energies and talents for ourselves and others. Where we are not judged, but appreciated. Every race, religion and creed, young and old and in-between are not only wanted, but welcome at UNBUCKLED. The microphone sees no color or religion. UNBUCKLED: NoHo POETRY is a poetry reading/Open Mic that encompasses poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, music, comedy and monologues, etc. It has a featured poet/performer and an open mic sign-up list every first Saturday of the month from 3:45pm-5:45pm at T.U. Studios (10943 Camarillo) (intersection of Lankershim, Vineland and Camarillo). Co-organized by Radomir Vojtech Luza and Mary Anneeta Mann and primarily hosted by Luza, it is, at nearly four-and-a-half years, the longest running literary series in North Hollywood. (And it’s FREE.)

3. What's Coming Up?

On Saturday, February 7th, the Featured Poet/Performer is singer/songwriter Zack Zephyr whose brilliance as a wordsmith and performer truly needs to be seen to be appreciated. Zephyr is spreading that talent all over town and the town is grateful. Check him out on Soundcloud>>

Zach Zephyr Unbuckled NoHo Poetry www.nohoartsdistrict.com

4. How do folks submit their work to UNBUCKLED: NoHo POETRY?

Work is not submitted to UNBUCKLED. It is performed or recited. The first 15 people to sign up on the sign up sheet are guaranteed a spot. After that it is as time allows.

5.What in particular are you looking for? Along with everyone else, we are looking for anyone with the "it" factor. Poets and performers that stand out and are self-motivated. We are also looking for work that jumps off the page, that you do not have to try to understand or comprehend.Y ou just do. I, in particular, look for work that shows and does not tell. I love energy and electricity from any performer. “It is my mission, especially, to communicate that Mary and I adore UNBUCKLED and share equally in its success, one no more than the other. We are both proud of what we have built and achieved and hope to see it last and prosper as long as it is doing the participants, presenters and community some good.” - Radomir Vojtech Luza

2. Who puts on UNBUCKLED: NoHo POETRY ?

UNBUCKLED is co-sponsored by Synthaxis Theatre Company, which is overseen by Mann and Luza's Radman Productions.

Synthaxis, which was founded in 1972, has been around longer than the NoHo Arts District and is responsible for giving UNBUCKLED its 501c3 status. The longtime theatre company, after having been at the YMCA for over 14 years as the Vision Acting Workshop, now has a new contract offering the workshop, rehearsals and informative sessions on historical and current events under the new Vision Acting Studios banner from 3pm-6pm every Saturday. Radman Productions produced the short film "The Blood Will Murder Roses" (SAG Short Film Agreement) (written, produced, directed and acted by Luza) and shot solely in North Hollywood last year. In addition, the 15-year-old production company also produced the short film "Curious Tumor" (SAG Short Film Agreement) (written, produced, directed and acted by Luza) shot in North Hollywood in 2010 and various poetic, staged readings, comedy shows and improvisational performances in Los Angeles and the New York City area.

Born in Vienna, Austria, Luza owes his love of art and politics to his parents, Radomir Sr. and Libuse Podhraska Luza. The older Luza fought in the Czech Resistance in WWII alongside his father Vojtech, the leader of the Czech Underground, who was murdered by the Nazis in 1944.

At 15, Libuse was the youngest actress ever accepted into the Czech National Dramatic Conservatory where she studied until Adolph Hitler closed the doors in 1943.

The two escaped communism in their beloved Czechoslovakia in 1948, soon ending up in New York City via Paris in 1953. Radomir Sr. received a Ph.D from NYU soon thereafter and spent over 25 years teaching Eastern European History at Tulane University in New Orleans. Libuse never acted again before her death at the age of 72 to ovarian cancer in 2001. Radomir Sr. died of natural causes at the age of 87 in 2009.

Luza is the Poet Laureate of North Hollywood. a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of 25 books including last year's groundbreaking "New York Nadir" which received positive reviews from readers and critics alike.. His as of yet untitled new collection of poetry is due in the Spring from Edgar and Leonore's Publishing House (Apryl Skies, Editor) in Sherman Oaks.

The President of the North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council and member of the Midtown North Hollywood Neighborhood Council has published poetry in over 60 literary journals, anthologies and websites such as KYSO Flash, Cultural Weekly, Askew, Poetic Diversity, Nerve Cowboy, Lummox Anthologies I-III, "No se Hable Espanol" anthology and roguescholars.com.

The 51-year-old veteran union actor (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), improvisor, comedian and freelance journalist (theatre critic for Nohoartsdistrict.com) has featured his poetry and comedy across the country and organized over a dozen readings in places such as New York City, New Jersey, Ft. Walton Beach, FLA and Los Angeles.

Radomir also has five featured readings coming up between now and June.

Mann is an artistic and political mainstay and whirlwind in North Hollywood. She has been with Synthaxis since 1978. She has toured and won numerous awards from the city with her plays, both for children and adults. The former MTNHNC board member has a Ph.D from USC and nine books to her credit in over 40 years of living in North Hollywood.

Her unique and emotional study of drama, "The Construction of Tragedy-Aristotle in the Theatre Today" and "There Are No Enemies," a practical philosophy of life, both break ground in their respective fields, the former for what it offers, the latter for a very different approach to life that embraces peace, love and tranquility in a world that sorely yearns for them.

Mann's two editions of the "Los Angeles Theatre Book" in 1978 and 1984 were the first of their kind in the city and showcased Mann's growing flexibility and maturity as a writer.

The Australian writer/playwright/poet/philosopher is currently in the middle of producing and co-directing her magnum opus, the epic play, "Anzac," with Justine Visone. "Anzac" which stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps, was inspired by Mann's father, an original Anzac, and will present those chapters about WWII as a staged reading sometime in the Spring. This is the fourth of five staged readings. The final reading takes place later in the year. A mini series may be on the horizon for this authentic and educational treatise.

Unbuckled NoHo Poetry

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: First Saturday of every month 3:45-5:45PM at T.U. Studios at 10943 Camarillo | NoHo Arts District (intersection of Lankershim, Vineland and Camarillo)


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Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:09

NoHo News - what's going on in the neighborhood?

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Sunday, 06 December 2015 17:57

The Headshot Truck is rolling into NoHo

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Have you seen the pink Headshot Truck?

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