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Newport Beach Film Festival April 26-May 3, 2018 presented by @Pacificsales #nbff

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Its my favorite time of year, the 19th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is back. I do have to admit I must beat my record of 24 films to at least 30 this year. With over 300 films in the archive I cannot wait to indulge in the festivities.

Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Southern California the best of classic and contemporary film making from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF showcases a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. Come out to see what the love of film is all about. Be sure to pick up your tickets in advance. For shows, dates and times. Visit their website.  www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Watch the trailer for an in-depth view of whats to come. Newport Beach Film Festival

A special Thank you to the Newport Beach Film Festival for the invite. #beachiebeautyapproved

Andrea Price

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Newport Beach Food & Wine Festival Oct. 2-4 2015 #celebritycruises #nbwff #newbefest

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The Second Annual Newport Beach Food & Wine Festival kicked October off with a bang! The event included live cooking demos with celebrity chefs Hubert Keller and Rick Bayless. A “Top Chef” home cooking competition, endless food and wine tastings in the Grand Tasting Pavilions, master sommelier panels with Fred Dame, Michael Jordan, Sur Lucerno and Steven Poe. Celebrity chef book signings, mixology courses hosted by Tricia Carr, cocktail and spirits tastings and live jazz on Saurday Lauren & The Mike Frost Band, Sunday Cooper Phillip.

Project Hope Alliance served as the spotlight for Thursday’s Launch Partybenefiting working poor families and equipping their children with a solid academic foundation. Since 2012, Project Hope Alliance has helped nearly 300 children attending 39 different schools in 21 cities, throughout Orange County. Their motto is to help end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time.  For more information, visit www.projecthopealliance.org

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Michael Jordan took to the floor and explained to the attendees the importance of knowing your wine. What kind of fruit can you smell or taste in the wine? What region its from? Who made it? All these things and more were taught at the Master Sommeilier Class.

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The food and wine were fabulous. It was the right amount for the occasion.

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Filet Mignon, Lobster and mashed potato.
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Butter Cake with whip cream and strawberries.

Check out more tasty bits here: NBFF I look forward to visiting Newport Beach Food & Wine Festival again next year. A special thank you to Celebrity Cruises and Relevance PR for the invite.

I encourage you to check out the schedule to plan your food and wine journey in advance!

#beachiebeautyapproved

Andrea Price

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Chasing Yesterday Newport Beach Film Festival @nbff #nbff

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Chasing Yesterday is a heart warming film about a young adult who made a mistake and gets washed up by society. The Eric Nelsen plays junior as the lead character he  shows so much range in his ability to win back his life. Courtney Baxter plays Jenny who pushes him to be better than what he thinks about himself. The story is uplifting, and carries the torch of triumph to stay in the race because the victory is already won you just have to believe in yourself.

The parents played an important role in that they stood by their child through thick and thin. Depression is a serious issue if left untreated or nurtured the same can happen to others. I too had depression it was a post-partum.

Did you know that 1 in 8 women suffer the first few months after giving birth to a child? As a mom of six I felt for his parents. Doing any and everything to make what he’s going through right for him. I think the best part of the story is when he decided for himself that it was up to him to get off his ass and win. And he did. Every parent learns differently on what their children want and need. I am certain that the film will be in theater’s near you. The movie was funny and uplifting to watch. I would like to thank Andrea Simmons for sending this great film my way. To the cast and crew it was awesome to see it happen. To the director Joe Pernice Bravo.

The Newport Beach Film Festival provided me with a press pass. All opinions are my own.

Til next time. #beachiebeautyreviewapproved

Chasing Yesterday Screen shot

Andrea Price

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The Unpunished Newport Beach Film Festival #npff

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The Unpunished uncovers the thrill in organized crime. Was once a past time Director Agnes Gattegno brings Newport Beach the drug lords of Mexico. Let’s delve on what he had to say about his latest project:

Q: How did you decide on telling the story of The Unpunished?

A: I’ve been working on organized crime for years. Since the Mexican narcos are the more powerful cartels worldwide because they are the N° 1 distributors of cocaine, I wanted to do a piece about them. Then, the HSBC case broke and, unfortunately, it shows exactly what we call “the grey zone”. Legal business partners and the link of international finance with blood money.

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Blood, Sweat, & Beer Newport Beach Film Festival #npff #netflix

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Blood, Sweat and Beer is on my radar at this year’s Film Festival in Newport Beach. I caught up with the Directors for a quick Q&A about the film. Read on.

Q: How did you decide on telling your story through film?

 A: My co-director and girlfriend, Alexis Irvin, and I travel a lot with our first documentary, The Dream Share Project, which we’ve screened at about 200 colleges. As we’ve been traveling, we’ve noticed that there is a craft beer revolution brewing in almost every town we visit – breweries and craft beer bars are springing up everywhere. We knew that there had to be a story in the midst of the explosive growth of the craft beer industry.
 
Q: How in-depth was your research while filming in Braddock, PA?
A:  …We filmed with the owners… Matt Katase and Asa Foster – Matt and Asa are a pair of 22-year-olds fresh out of college. They are seeking to use their brewery to revitalize the once-prosperous steel town of Braddock, PA. For the last several decades, Braddock has been plagued by violence, apathy, and neglect. However, the Brew Gentlemen Beer Co. hopes to bring manufacturing jobs back into town. This story grabbed onto our hearts and wouldn’t let go – we knew we had to make a film about it. 

Q: What makes craft beer special?
A: For decades, the only kind of beer available in the U.S. was a light lager style. Basically, there were 3 major companies alll making this same kind of light beer – Budweiser, Coors, and Miller. However, craft beer gives consumers so much more choice – beer can literally have hundreds of different flavors, from bitter, to sweet, to spicy, to roasty, and on and on. It’s really exciting to live in a time when food and drink options are becoming more diverse. 
 I think consumers also really enjoy buying local products and meeting the people who produce their food and drink – which is something the big faceless corporations can’t offer.
 
Q: There are a lot of craft beers coming to market, How does their brew stand out?
 A:  Your question is one that we explore in the film. With so many breweries opening up, there seems to be some worries about whether or not the market is over staturated. Right now, the craft beer industry has had consistent growth for over a decade and is showing no signs of slowing down. There are over 3000 breweries in the country, which is the most we’ve had since prohibition.
 I think we will continue to see increased demand for local breweries like the ones in our film: Backshore Brewing Co and the Brew Gentlement Beer Co. I’m not sure we’ll see too many more huge national craf beer brands like Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and New Belgium.

Q: Will you be at the Newport Beach Film Festival?
A: Yes! Our film is screening at 6pm on Friday April 24th. We’re flying in to be at the screening for a live Q&A after the film. We’re also going to have an after party at Iron Press following the event. Tickets to the screening are available here: http://tinyurl.com/mqcxp7z
Q: Without giving away too much of the story, what do you want the audience to know about Blood, Sweat, & Beer?
A: This film is about much more than beer. It’s about the people behind the pint and the entrepreneur’s journey from blueprint to brewery. Even though beer is a fun product,  we don’t shy away from showcasing the struggles and the blood, sweat, and tears behind the brewery doors.
Q: What can we expect next?
 
A: Blood, Sweat, and Beer was made entirely by two people – Alexis Irvin and myself Chip Hiden – which means that we have to wear many hats – cinematographers, editors, and now full-time publicists. All of our energy is devoted to promoting the film and trying to distribute it (netflix is a huge goal for us)
We have a bunch of ideas for new films – one project is tentatively called “Pretty Poision” and is a documenaty about dangerous chemicals in U.S. which is known to cause cancer and fertility problems and has banned by other countries.
Check out a few stills from the movie:
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I look forward to Blood, Sweat, & Beer. Join in the fun this week in Newport Beach. #beachiebeautyapproved
Cheers,
Andrea Price

 

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Newport Beach BeerFest April 25, 2015

Rock Star Beer Fest

Newport Dunes Resort has 110-acres located in Newport Beach. The entrance to the Back Bay Nature Preserve and the Newport Bay Conservancy is breathtaking. You will enjoy over 100 craft beers and wines. Be entertained by Metro Station and Scott Russo of Unwritten Law and Fire in the Hamptons. Food trucks with a variety of bits to munch on will have you wanting more. Newport Dunes Resort will host Rock Starr Beer Fest so Come on out!  Are you ready Newport Beach the BeerFest is coming back to town? I’m so excited to go. Have your first beer poured April 25. I hope to see you there.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets click here: http://www.newportbeachbeerfest.com/

Newport Dunes Waterfront

1131 Back Bay Dr.

Newport Beach, CA. 92660

Photo’s from last year’s event. Courtesy of Rock Star Beer’s Fan Page

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