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Putting the Fun in Fundraiser

Introducing the new wave of Latino screenwriters...not from West LA.

By Miguel Mouchess
Published on LatinoLA: June 3, 2004


Putting the Fun in Fundraiser


Take a group of "Survivors"...All overcoming "Fears"...under one roof...add a splash of Idol style criticism...and what do you get??

A really bad episode of Survivor, Fear Factor, Big Brother, and American Idol all rolled into one....Latinos live their own experiences of reality TV everyday of their lives...

Introducing 8 new Latino writers who will drive you away from all the "reality" based programs saturating the viewing media, by telling their own brand of "Barrio Tales."

"Remaining 8":

A little over a year ago 8 writers met in a screenwriting class in Boyle Heights. The class started with over 65 students. The class was taught by Josefina Lopez, great playwright/producer/mentor.. Little by little it got reduced till it reached the current 8 writers. It was a Latino version of "survivor" to see who made it to the end. Thus, the birth of the union "Remaining 8."

R8 has come up with their own experiences/themes ranging from different ideas and experiences by each writer having been raised Latino in Los Angeles. Each writer/director was raised in different parts of LA and will now tell their Barrio Tales. All in good spirits and tasteful family themes.

The Remaining 8 ~ the FUNDRAISER

Saturday, June 5th. @ 8pm

The theme for this event is: Eclectic Moods, Creative Minds. There will be food, music, art, and entertainment. Special guest will make their way across the red carpet starting at 8pm. Come and meet the future Latino filmmakers from the other side of Los Angeles.

The event will be held at:

2028 E. Berkshire Ave. South Pasadena, 91030

easy directions:
make your way to:
~Pasadena 110 Freeway - North
~exit Fair Oaks Blvd. turn "right."
~make another "right" at Kendall Ave.
~one last "right" on Berkshire (3 blocks) and you're there.

Any questions call 562-458-3672 or email btales@sbcglobal.net.

OVERWHELMING RESPONSE...
We have had overwhelming response to our first Casting Call. We are casting the next round in a couple of weeks. Remember: there are 8 stories total.

Special Invites go out to our friends @: LALIFF, Nosotros, TotalAxis, Latino Theatre Company, Cal State L.A., CASA0101, 20th/Fox, and all the great people of Los Angeles who are helping make this event a success.

If anyone would like to Donate/Contribute in absence, please call 562-458-3672 with details. Otherwise it'll be $10 at the Door.

Remaining 8
attn: Mouchess
PO BOX 40945
Downey, CA 90239
(562) 458-3672

Be sure to bring/submit your headshots for our ongoing casting opportunities.


About Miguel Mouchess:
A_to_B Productions




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