Filmmakers and Media Professionals Band Together To Create Independent Hollywood

The New Entertainment Company Will Celebrate its Launch with the Debut of a Monthly Mixer and Workshop to showcase the Best and Brightest Independent Talent in Hollywood
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May 1, 2012 - PRLog -- On Friday, May 4th, Independent Hollywood will celebrate its company launch by introducing “The Indie Lounge”, a monthly event that will cater to independent artists who represent multimedia, fine art and music. The new entertainment company is brought to you by Divine Brown Media Group and Southern Peach Entertainment to teach valuable business tools while also providing opportunities to showcase talent and explore innovative avenues for project distribution.

Festivities will take place at the Ebony Repertoire Theatre (formerly Nate Holden Performing Arts Center) located at 4718 West Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016. Beginning at 7pm, Filmmaker Danielle L. Ross (“Back Then”, “Pull”) will kick off her 6-week course offering for Independent Filmmakers with “The Secrets to Indie Filmmaking” workshop-- A candid look behind the camera guaranteed to reveal the powerful tips that the industry elite don’t want you to know. Ross will share everything from financing and distribution tips to production shortcuts on a dime. She will also be on hand to make a special announcement about her latest film “Back Then” and introduce Indie Lounge premiere sponsor, “FootageBank HD”, the #1 resource for HD Video Clips.

At 8:00pm a variety talent showcase will give artists a chance to perform in front of a select panel of industry heavyweights who want to help them take their careers to the next level. The winner of the competition will win prizes which include: Free admission to Michelle Adams Casting Insider Actor’s Boot Camp, A PR Starter Kit courtesy of Divine Brown Media Group and “Premier Level” access into the “Independent Hollywood Partner Network”.

This month’s featured art installation entitled “STAINED” will be presented by Jamile Hamilton of Ocular Fine Art. The talented Photographer, Animator and Sketch Artist will present the series; which immortalizes entertainment icons like Jazz musicians Miles Davis and Etta James, Comedian Bernie Mac, Pop-Soul artist Amy Whinehouse, and Soul Train Founder, Don Cornelius. Hamilton will also award a FREE sketch to a lucky raffle winner who donates to “The Next…” scholarship program, a fund that supports students who wish to pursue careers in entertainment.

Light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served and guests will also be treated to delectable sweets catered by “Tenita’s Candy Bar”. The soundtrack for the evening will be provided by DJ. Goonie. In addition, new R&B sensation “Miss Jay” will be on hand to perform tracks from her latest mixtape “Vanity”.

Chris Black, owner of Black Pearl Media Group, “MY E-TV Network” and “The Chris Black Show”, will be on the air live to interview talent and bring up to the minute radio coverage of the event. The Indie Lounge will also broadcast Live on U-Stream.

If you are an industry professional, tastemaker or artist looking for a place to network and build your brand, then “The Indie Lounge” is for you. Tickets are on sale now for both the mixer and workshop at and you can also follow Independent Hollywood on twitter @indiehwood. For Press and Membership inquiries please email or call (562) 5-INDIE-3.

Check out the trailer from the Movie "Back Then"


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About Black Pearl Media Group
Black Pearl Media Group (BPMG) Owned and operated by media personality Chris Black; Black Pearl Media Group Inc. is an entertainment company that offers positive, audio and visual entertainment to a diverse group of consumers both in the United States and internationally. Black Pearl Media Group Inc. is committed to wholesome entertainment across the board and firmly believes that quality entertainment can be realized without compromising commercial appeal. Black Pearl Media Group Inc. distinguishes itself through the commitment it undertakes with each project. Our mission is to change entertainment television by providing quality multi-cultured media worldwide. Learn more by visiting the

Independent Hollywood is “Fab Dependent” Hollywood. Our mission is to create a network of entertainment professionals, forging a unique path in Hollywood. It provides the Independent producer with the tools, training and the support of a robust network. We bring together professionals with targeted network events, master courses and conferences that help independents to thrive in any facet of entertainment. To get connected to Independent Hollywood, visit us at

Divine Brown Media Group (D.B.M.G) is a Public Relations and Media firm dedicated to providing customized business solutions to get your company noticed. From the red carpet to movie studio back-lots, we service the music, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment industries giving your brand the exposure necessary to make an impact. To learn more about our products and services log-on to or contact Shameka Brown at (424) 222-1163 for a consultation today.

Southern Peach Entertainment (SP) has a special interest in bringing to the screen significant stories from the urban experience and beyond.  The Award-Winning production company has enjoyed success with films like the teen-comedy “Ganked”.  The faith-based, “He Who Finds A Wife Pt. 1 & 2” and edge of your seat thriller, “Voyeur In Hindsight”.  Both films screened at the prestigious Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles to sold out audiences.  In 2011, Southern Peach partnered with The Cure Network on the action short film “Pull”, and completed a fifth feature film, the romantic comedy “Back Then” wrote, directed, and produced by Danielle L. Ross about growing up in her hometown of Pasadena. Learn more at
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