Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including WSJ. Magazine‘s Innovator Awards and Halloween party highlights.
NHMC Impact Awards Gala
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The National Hispanic Media Coalition hosted its annual Impact Awards Gala on Oct. 27, honoring those making strides towards a positive portrayal of the Latine community, both in front of and behind the camera. Hosted by actress Francia Raisa and MJ Acosta-Ruiz, the event honored Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez, Miguel, Gina Torres, Jharrel Jerome and Ángel Manuel Soto.
Montclair Film Festival Filmmaker Tribute event
Martin Scorsese sat down for a tribute conversation with Stephen Colbert on Oct. 27 at Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center as part of the 2023 Montclair Film Festival.
Casamigos Halloween Party
Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber, Austin Butler, Justin Bieber, Margot Robbie, Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly, Paris Hilton, Jodie Turner-Smith, Tobey Maguire, David Spade, Tyga, Saweetie, Molly Sims, Scott Stuber, Glen Powell, Finneas and Edward Norton were among the stars who celebrated Halloween with Casamigos on Oct. 27.
New York Restoration Project’s Hulaween Gala
New York Restoration Project celebrated another year of transforming New York City’s landscape and protecting green spaces across the five boroughs at its 27th annual Halloween gala, “Once Upon a Hulaween: Scarytales & Deadtime Stories.” The event honored Clive Davis, Bruce Bozzi and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP partner Krystyna M. Blakeslee, with performances by Chlöe and Dionne Warwick.
Society of the Snow special screening
Netflix hosted a special screening of Society of the Snow at CAA on Oct. 27, followed by a Q&A moderated by Edward Berger with director J.A. Bayona, actor Enzo Vogrincic, author Pablo Vierci, cinematographer Pedro Luque Briozzo, survivors Gustavo Zerbino and Eduardo Strauch, and producer Belén Atienza.
SCAD Savannah Film Festival
The SCAD Savannah Film Festival celebrated its 26th year before coming to a close over the weekend, where Saltburn was the year’s top pick as writer, director and producer Emerald Fennell on hand to receive the Spotlight Director Award. American Fiction was the runner-up, and director, writer, and producer Cord Jefferson was honored with the Breakthrough Director Award. Additional honorees throughout the festival included Kevin Bacon, Ava DuVernay, Sarah Greenwood, Todd Haynes, Kazu Hiro, Jack Huston, Greta Lee, Eva Longoria, Jeff Nichols, Peter Sarsgaard, Cailee Spaeny, Katie Spencer, Hoyte van Hoytema and George C. Wolfe.
37th annual Carousel Ball
Event Chairman Dana Davis hosted The 37th Annual Carousel Ball, celebrating the accomplishments of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, on Saturday in Denver. With David Foster as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, the biennial event returned to honor Satish Garg, MD, and Juli and Joe Smolen, with performances from Counting Crows, Foster and Katharine McPhee.
GLSEN’s Rise Up LA benefit
GLSEN’s annual Rise Up LA benefit honored Annette Bening and Orville Peck for their support of the LGBTQ community on Sunday. Hosted by Mo Heart, guests were treated to a special performance by Noah Cyrus at the NeueHouse Hollywood event.
SONA Warrior Awards
The SONA Warrior Awards, celebrating the work of individuals known for their high-profile accomplishments within the music industry while honoring their efforts advocating for songwriters’ rights, took place on Sunday with NSYNC’s JC Chasez, Lisa Loeb, Justin Tranter, Lukas Graham and Sophie Simmons.
Netflix hosted a tastemaker event on behalf of Rustin in New York on Sunday, with a screening followed by a Q&A with director/producer George C. Wolfe, producer Bruce Cohen, producer Tonia Davis and composer Branford Marsalis.
Friendly House 33rd annual gala
Rosie O’ Donnell hosted this year’s Friendly House gala, supporting the first residential substance abuse recovery program created by women for women, on Saturday, where Bishop Briggs performed and John Paul DeJoria was honored.
All That Glitters Diwali Ball
The New York City All That Glitters Diwali Ball was held on Saturday, hosted by fashion designers Prabal Gurung, Falguni Peacock and Shane Peacock along with Mindy Kaling, Huma Abedin, Malala Yousafzai and Padma Lakshmi.
House of Hope Gala
Marc Maron was honored at the annual gala for Our House, which provides grief support services, on Saturday in Los Angeles.
What Happens Later special screening
Director and star Meg Ryan joined costar David Duchovny at a New York special screening for their film What Happens Later on Monday.
Eugenio Derbez attended the Los Angeles premiere of his film Radical on Monday.
Heidi Klum’s Halloween Party
Heidi Klum, appearing in an elaborate peacock costume, hosted her annual Halloween bash on Tuesday in New York, with guests including Rachel Zegler, Camila Cabello, Reneé Rapp, H.E.R., Keegan-Michael Key, Taylor Lautner and Questlove.
Ivy Getty Halloween party
Ivy Getty held her annual Halloween party at Jean’s in New York on Tuesday, with an appearance by Anya Taylor-Joy.
Lost Women of Highway 20 screening
Executive producer Octavia Spencer and ID’s Paula Zahn took part in a screening and Q&A surrounding the three-part series in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Carlos Eric Lopez’s Día de Muertos celebration
Mexican-American fine art and celebrity photographer Carlos Eric Lopez hosted his third annual Día de Muertos celebration at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The event honored Gael García Bernal with the inaugural Premio Vida y Legado (Life and Legacy Award), with guests including Jessica Alba, Francia Raísa, Nicole Richie, Michael Cimino, Willy Chavarria, Xochitl Gomez, Xolo Maridueña and Sasha Calle.
WSJ Magazine’s 2023 Innovator Awards
WSJ Magazine hosted its 13th annual Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, honoring Ed Ruscha (Art), Jerry Lorenzo for Fear of God (Fashion), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Entertainment), Kylie Jenner (Brand), Martin Scorsese (Film), SZA (Music) and Walter Hood (Design). The event was sponsored by Harry Winston, Hyundai Motor America, Montblanc, Rémy Martin and Roche Bobois.
American Fiction Urbanworld Film Festival opening night
Cord Jefferson was honored with the Visionary Award at the opening night of Urbanworld Film Festival on Wednesday in New York, where his film American Fiction also kicked off the fest.
The team behind musical-comedy-thriller Open debuted their new film in Hollywood on Wednesday.
The Reverso Stories exhibition
Swiss watchmaking maison Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the North American debut of The Reverso Stories exhibition in New York on Wednesday. Global ambassadors for Jaeger-LeCoultre Lenny Kravitz, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult were among those in attendance, alongside Maya Stepper, Aldis Hodge, DJ Brendan Fallis and Eric Rutherford.
GuadaLAjara Film Festival opening night
GuadaLAjara Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night by honoring activist Dolores Huerta and holding the North American premiere of No Voy A Pedirle A Nadie Que Me Crea.
The Holdovers screening
Focus Features and Steven Soderbergh hosted a special screening of Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers in New York on Wednesday.
Blue Eye Samurai special screening
On Wednesday, Netflix hosted a special screening in Los Angeles to celebrate the upcoming animated series Blue Eye Samurai. Co-Creators, executive producers and writers Michael Green and Amber Noizumi and supervising producer/director Jane Wu took part in a post-screening Q&A.
All The Light We Cannot See dinner
Katie Couric, Misty Copeland and The WIE Suite’s Dee Poku hosted an intimate cocktail and dinner on Wednesday celebrate the launch of the new Netflix series All The Light We Cannot See.
ADL LA Gala
ADL Los Angeles held its annual Gala Celebration on Wednesday at The Beverly Hilton, featuring a keynote address from CEO Jonathan Greenblatt on the war in Israel.
At The Gates special screening
Director Augustus Meleo Bernstein and stars Noah Wyle, Sadie Stanley, Vanessa Benavente and Ezekiel Pacheco attended a special screening for their new film in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Frequency opening night
Christie’s Los Angeles presented an opening reception for Sami Hayek’s show Frequency on Thursday, with support from sister Salma Hayek, Anthony Hopkins and Demi Moore.
Lawmen: Bass Reeves special screening
The new Paramount+ western continued its promotional tour with a special screening in New York on Thursday.
Sway Lee, Jaden Smith and Offset attended the launch of streetwear brand Vayder — created by Jon Geller, Adam McCowan, Jeffrey Azoff and Shawn Holiday — at Nice Guy in Los Angeles on Thursday.
2023 Humanitas Prizes Toast
The winners of the 2023 Humanitas Prizes were celebrated with an event at the Avalon Hollywood on Thursday, co-hosted by Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham. Honorees included Amy Sherman-Palladino, Cooper Raiff, Tyler Perry, Craif Mazin and Guillermo del Toro; Meredith Stiehm, WGAW president, and Michael Winship, outgoing WGAE president, were also in attendance to accept the Voice for Change Award.
On Thursday, River LA honored First Partner of California, Jennnifer Siebel Newsom, founder and executive director of Mujeres de la Tiera, Irma R. Muñoz, and US Representative and Senatorial candidate Adam Schiff at the second annual Riverly Awards, held at The Hammer Museum.
A Place Called Home 30th anniversary event
Walt Disney Studios’ marketing executive John “Ibby” Ibsen was honored during A Place Called Home’s celebration of 30 years of love, support and service to the youth and families of South Central Los Angeles at the organization’s Beverly Hills event on Thursday.
RespectAbility’s 10th Anniversary Gala
RespectAbility, a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to change how society views and values people with disabilities, and that advances policies and practices that empower people with disabilities to have a better future, celebrated is 10th anniversary on Thursday.
Flecha Azul Tequila celebration
Endeavor President and COO Mark Shapiro and Mark Wahlberg hosted an exclusive evening in celebration of Wahlberg’s tequila brand Flecha Azul on Friday in NYC. Guests included Chazz Palminteri, Andy Reid, Harvey Spevak, Alex Moffat, W. Kamau Bell, Jay Williams, Brooke Wall, Hank Korsan, Sarah Cooper, Aubrey Strobel and Ricky Velez.
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