Lights, Camera, Education! Rick Najera Joins Moorpark College Entertainment Panel as Guest Speaker, Dec 3
Moorpark College Hosting 2nd Annual Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) Entertainment Panel Featuring Hollywood Experts 12/3
Lights, Camera, Education! Please join us for the Second Annual Ventura County Community College District Entertainment Panel on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6-8 p.m., hosted by Moorpark College in the EATM Auditorium located at 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021. Hear the experts share their stories, experiences, and advice about the entertainment industry and the REAL Hollywood.
Panelists will respond to audience questions. Moderated by VCCCD Chancellor, Dr. Jamillah Moore, panelists include Drew Dalzell, Owner/Principal of Designer Diablo Sound, Sound Designer, Show Control Programmer, and Theatrical Consultant; Greg Johnson, Animation Writer, Story Editor, Screen Writer, and Director; Rick Najera, Director, Screenwriter, Actor, and Comedian; Damon Romine, Director of Communications, SAG-AFTRA, Media Strategist, and Author; John Schultz, Director; John Pace, Film Editor; Craig Kyle, Executive Producer, Sr. VP of Production/Development at Marvel Studios; and Jose Yenque, Actor, Producer, and Founder of Arts for Better Tomorrow.
This event is FREE and open to students, employees, and the public.
Event Contact: Clare Geisen, tel. 805-652-5504 or email at email@example.com.
With 5-Star Reviews, Rick Najera’s Newly Released Memoir, “Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood” Makes the Perfect Holiday Gift PLUS Upcoming Book Signing and Performances Announced
LOS ANGELES – December 3, 2013 –Rick Najera’s newly released book, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood, is receiving national acclaim and five-star reviews on Amazon.com. Published by media mogul Tavis Smiley’s SmileyBooks, Najera’s, memoir was released nationwide this Fall ($16.95, ISBN: 978-1-4019-4312-7) and is the perfect holiday gift idea or stocking stuffer.
“Accessible, real and empowering,” says Forbes.com contributor Giovanni Rodriguez “Rick today is not just a writer, but a platform for other writers and performers — Hispanic and non-Hispanic — by letting people understand they have permission to proclaim who they are. It’s not about just reading about heroes of the past. It’s about becoming the heroes of the future.”
“Viva Rick Najera,” says freelance writer Ruben Alvarez. “Rick has woven a beautiful narrative on the life of Mexican-Americans. Complete with our foibles, flaws and greatness as a culture. It is wonderfully written by a man who can tell a story. The seriousness is counter punched by one-liners that take the sting out of the indignities and stereotypes.”
“Oprah needs to read this,” says Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Deputy Managing Editor, Herald De Paris et Cie. “This book contains insightful, sophisticated, candid observations, about Rick’s sojourn in Hollywood and Broadway. It’s clear by this recent work that Najera is on his way to becoming an iconic industry statesman himself.”
More 5-star reviews here:
Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood, written by award-winning writer, actor, director, comedian, playwright, producer and author Rick Najera, explores what it means to be Latino in Hollywood against the ever-changing backdrop of his life as a entertainment mogul. California-born with Mexican-American roots, Najera presents an insiders look into his life through a comedic and satirical lens, from in front of the camera to behind, from the page to the stage.
Named “Top 50 Creatives in Hollywood” by Variety and recognized twice as “100 Most Influential in America” by Hispanic Business Magazine, Najera is undeniably one of the most sought-out talents in the industry. Most notable, his credits include: screenwriter of the film, Nothing Like the Holidays, which won him an ALMA Award; creator, writer and performer of award-winning live comedy Latinologues, (Broadway, 2005); writer of wildly popular MADtv which garnered him two Writers Guild Award nominations; writer of In Living Color and co-creator and director of the Annual CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase.
- On Saturday, December 7, 2013, book signing from 6pm – 9pm, author Rick Najera will sign copies of his new book, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood at Martinez Books, 216 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, California, Santa Ana, CA.
- On Friday, December 13, 2013, Rick Najera will perform a new one-man show and TEDx-like talk,“Rick Najera’s Almost White Christmas“ based on his new book and life in Hollywood. The festive event will take place live at the new, state-of-the-art Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033. The event is FREE and guests will enjoy champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate) and pan dulce before the show.
Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood by Rick Najera is available on Amazon.com and on Kindle or in select bookstores nationwide.
Rick Najera’s Memoir “Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood” Officially Submitted for 45th Annual NAACP Image Award
Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood has been officially submitted for NAACP Image Awards!
But your help is needed!
Help us receive the official nomination on Twitter with by using these hashtags #ImageAwards #AlmostWhite
@ricknajera @NAACP and @naacpimageaward
Rick Najera live on Arthur Kade’s national show (via SpreeCast) on life in Hollywood.
Last week, Rick Najera was a featured guest on Poder Magazine’s EMERGE panel, a National Leadership & Professional Development Series where successful business leaders present during a one hour panel discussion followed by a Q&A.
Rick Najera was recently featured on Univison discussing the images of Latinos in Hollywood.