First-Time Oscar Viewing Dinner a Winner
Mar01

First-Time Oscar Viewing Dinner a Winner

Centerpieces of large, fragrant red roses adorned all the beautifully set tables at Roger Neal Style Hollywood’s Oscar viewing dinner and party. It was manager/publicist Neal’s first time putting on a black-tie Academy Awards soiree at the Hollywood Museum, right across the street from the Dolby Theatre where the Oscars were taking place. The location couldn’t have been more perfect. The four-story museum is filled with Hollywood...

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Amid All the Oscar Controversies, Women in Film Toasts Excellence
Feb28

Amid All the Oscar Controversies, Women in Film Toasts Excellence

While it obviously wasn’t a great year for diversity at the Oscars– for the second year in a row – women actually made some gains.   So it was through that lens that the 51 female nominees for the 88th annual Academy Awards–out of a list of more than 200 and up from 44 last year—were feted at the Ninth Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party.   Presented by MaxMara, BMW, Tiffany & Co., M·A·C Cosmetics...

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Spotlight on Cate Blanchett at the Costume Designers Guild Awards
Feb25

Spotlight on Cate Blanchett at the Costume Designers Guild Awards

The 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards started off with a bang: a montage of the year in costume design demonstrating the range of genres and historical eras brought vividly to the screen in shows including “Ray Donovan,” ”Empire,” “Outlander,” “Transparent,” “The Wiz Live!” and “Mad Men” and in films including “Cinderella,” “Brooklyn,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Beasts of No...

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The New Player on the Oscar Night Party Scene
Feb22

The New Player on the Oscar Night Party Scene

There’s a new kid in town on the 2016 Oscar night viewing party scene, adding to the handful of legacy events that mark Hollywood’s biggest night in spectacular fashion. The location, right in the epicenter of where it’s all happening – across the street from the Dolby Theatre, where the Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 28. But Roger and Lynn Neal are no newbies to the scene, having produced awards season dinners and...

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‘Spotlight,’ ‘The Big Short,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Veep’ Top WGA Awards

If the show had been televised, 2016 WGA Awards ceremony in Los Angeles would almost certainly be nominated itself as best comedy/variety special. Rarely has an awards show that honors excellence in film and television– much of it very serious or dramatic in nature—been filled with the amount of humor, wit and irony that was brought to the table during ceremonies focused on the craft of writing. (Ceremonies were also held in New York...

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