Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Farewell QWF

The Quarterly Wrap Festival has come to a rewarding end. Over the span of four years QWF produced a total of 8 film screenings, 8 talent showcases, 5 networking mixers and one agent/manager speaker series. Let's not forget that 8 of our events provided fully catered food from India Sweets & Spices. Multiple prizes were given out, actors received representation and hundreds attended. 

Our last event was a spectacular conclusion to a successful journey. I was barely in LA for two when I embarked upon this courageous endeavor and in return I've been blessed. I've met so many great people and many of you were cast in my projects. I hope you found this experience equally satisfying. 

As a reminder, QWF ended with all good intentions. It's a sweet farewell and set up for the next chapter of my adventure. All of you made it possible and our partnership with the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum made it a reality.   

A special thanks to our judges and our incredible host Vida Ghaffari who not only did an amazing job but she also got us media coverage. Please check out the articles brought to you by So Very Vida and RPLOG.  


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This is perhaps the last email you will receive from this account but I hope it's not the last time I'll see you.

We made history together so let our stories live forever.

Feel free to visit the photos from last event and revisit the archives anytime. 
Also, if you missed Late-Night Kimchi or you would like to see it again. Here's the LINK

Wishing each and every Quarter Wrapper an abundance of creative success, theatrical bookings, project greenlights and completions.
  

Farewell,
Motown Maurice
Festival Director
Please continue to support our forever partners

Monday, November 14, 2016

Variety Talent Showcase Finals (Part 4) & Festival Finale

Today is the grand finale. Where will you be? We want you with us and the press. Check out it, even the out media is excited. Click HERE

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The judges are revealed. 


Variety Talent Show Judges: Jeff Meacham, Eric Erickson & Jonathan Cocco

Jeff Meacham has appeared in many commercials, runways, films, short films and Plays. He was in the Mini Series Warlock’s Magic as the evil twisted Dekkar. His commercials include McDonald’s, Sharpe TV’s, Cherokee Clothing and Toyota, to name a few. Jeff is involved in martial arts and has a Second Degree Elite Seieido Black Belt and a 4-time Hall of Famer (once internationally). 

Eric Erickson - The Angry Viking - graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Theatre and spent his early acting years performing in theatres across the country in roles ranging from Hamlet and Mercutio to Conrad Birdie and Charlie Chaplin. He has been seen in the feature films "Dam Sharks!” “ David & Goliath" and "Last Call at Murray's" and television shows such as "The Last Ship,””The Young & The Restless” and “MadTv." Visit: www.theangryviking.com

Jonathan Cocco has always had a passion for storytelling. Inspired at a young age, he dreamed of working in motion pictures. First he tried his hand at acting but quickly discovered his talent was actually in writing and directing. Making the switch from in front of the camera to behind it resulted in immediate success.
Jonathan has since been hired to write several features for various producers and production companies. As of late, he has several of his features scripts produced in countries such as Indonesia and Belgium.  Visit: 
https://www.facebook.com/jonathancoccodirector/



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Take a sneak peek at Late-Night Kimchi. It's going to screened at the Variety Talent Showcase Finals on Saturday, December 10th. 





Motown Maurice's Late-Night Kimchi starring: Mark SipkaRaj Jawa, Kevin C├írdenas, Julio Hanson & Esther Elizabeth. Makeup by Jane Powers
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After 4 spectacular years, the Quarterly Wrap Festival is coming to an end. It's been a successful journey and you're invited to celebrate with us. Plus we have a lot of surprises in store. 

Our program includes performances from our variety showcase finalists, an exclusive screening of The Late Night Experiment's final documentary (Late-Night Kimchi) and a post event gathering at Denny's. Don't miss out. Admission is free for everyone. Your vote counts. Be apart of the voting audience. 

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Motown Maurice's Quarterly Wrap Festival's Variety Talent Showcase Finalists:
Lorinda Hawkins Smith, Wanda Ray Willis-Raynor, Deborah Ishida & Glasme, 
 Hosted by: Vida Ghaffari

DATE: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 

LOCATION: 
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum 
4130 Overland Ave, 
Culver City, CA 90230 

TIME:
6:30pm: Guests Arrive/Networking
7:30pm: Program Begins
10:00pm: Program Ends
Post gathering at Denny's

FREE ADMISSION

Presented by: Motown Maurice
Host: Vida Ghaffari
Judges: TBA
Finalists: Maggi Mayfield, J. Laconn, Deborah Ishida, Glasme, Lorinda Hawkins Smith, Wanda Ray Willis-Raynor, & Whenda Woolley.

Join on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1700878816892911/

Friday, November 11, 2016

Important Announcement

Per the results of the election, this festival is relocating to Canada. :-) 

In all seriousness...Our next event is soon approaching. The Variety Talent Showcase finals are coming and it's going to be a spectacular event. We have a lot of surprises lined up. You don't want to miss it. Not only will it be our last event of the year but it will also be the finale of The Quarterly Wrap Festival. For good reasons, QWF is coming to an end. After much thought and evaluation our four year run is concluding. It's been a extremely successful journey and you are invited to celebrate with us on December 10th. 

In upcoming emails, we'll be sending out full details about our finalists, judges, host and post event gathering at Denny's. In the mean while, please save this date. 

DATE: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Host: Vida Ghaffari


Presented by: Motown Maurice


Visit our website: www.quarterlywrapfestival.org

Monday, August 29, 2016

Variety Talent Showcase (Part 3)

Ladies and gentlemen, your vote counts more than ever before. The competition is fierce. There are no judges. Just you, the audience. We need you present to cast your vote and select the top 3 finalists that will advance to the finals in December. Admission is free for everyone. You will only gain from this experience. Be our guest and vote for the best showcase. Plus there's plenty of free parking. 

LOCATION:
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230


TIME:
6:30pm: Guests Arrive/Networking
7:30pm: Program Begins
9:30pm: Program Ends





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We have a new host. Please welcome Liliana Montenegro to the Quarterly Wrap Family. Liliana is a professional Sag-Aftra actress with a passion for the stage. She's Latina, smart, sassy and she's excited about meeting all of you. 


The Quarterly Wrap Festival's Variety Showcase Part 3
Host by: Liliana Montenegro
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We are excited to reveal our showcase prize. A complimentary 30 Minute Private Coaching Session with Cory Jacob

Cory has been on 7 TV shows (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Mom, The Grinder, Telenovela, Famous In Love, Raising Hope) and in about 25 commercials, mainly as the principal character or spokesman. As a professional coach he specializes in audition/commercial script analysis and bringing yourself to the part. He will help you do that. In addition, Cory focuses on private comedy acting/technique/script analysis lessons, for which he will provide exercises.

Cory is also available to the general public and he'll give your money back if you're not satisfied. If you want to learn how to book a sitcom or national commercial, Cory Jacobs can help you. Email: coryjacobacting@hotmail.com


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The Quarterly Wrap Festival proudly invites you to participate in our Variety Talent Showcase (Part 3). We're now accepting talent. 

We're looking for: 
*Singers 
*Dancers
*Poets
*Improvisation (Improv Teams) 
*Stand Up Comedians
*Storytellers 
*Magicians 
*Monologues 
*Ukuleleists
*etc...


Part 2 Review 


Part 1 Review  
 

Admission is free for everyone. Compete or be apart of the voting audience. Winners advance to the finals for a grand prize. There's nothing to lose. You will only gain from this experience. If you don't want to perform, be our guest and vote for the best showcase.

DATE:
Saturday, September 24, 2016

LOCATION:
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230

TIME:
6:30pm: Guests Arrive/Networking
7:30pm: Program Begins
9:30pm: Program Ends

Presented by: Motown Maurice
Host: 
Liliana Montenegro
Join us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796552567254658/

Visit our website: www.quarterlywrapfestival.org

Friday, July 8, 2016

Stay Tuned for Part 3

The Variety Talent Showcase Part 2 was a tremendous success. Attendance doubled from March which means more connections were made. The winning performances was in singing, monologue and stand up comedy. Congratulations to all the performers. Job well done to the top 3 who will be returning to the finals on Saturday, December 10 for the championship round. A very special thanks to our wonderful host CoCo Wade. Not only did she do an amazing job hosting she also offered prizes to our performers. Thank you so much CoCo Wade exemplifying true collaboration with our festival.   . 

Our judges were also phenomenal. They were honest, encouraging and inspiring. Kandace Caine, Jessica Lynn Johnson & Tammie Starr you are the best. Peace and blessings upon all your endeavors. Thank you!

In the mean while, we're on break. Pre-registration for Part 3 will open up towards the end of August or early September. Part 3 is your last chance to compete for a chance to advance in the finals. It may also be the last talent showcase for a while. The Quarterly Wrap Festival will be taking a different direction in 2017. Looking forward to celebrating with you all again soon! 


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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Variety Talent Showcase (Part 2) Open Registration

The Variety Talent Showcase Part 2 - Saturday, June 25, 2016
Talent lineup: MIchael Big Man Hutton (Opening Act), Naps Knowledge, J. Laconn
Tina Powell, Justin Chinyere, O'Nella Savizon, Hayley Gilbert
Slim Santana, Whenda Woolley, Nic Hodges
Our host...
CoCo Wade Host of the Quarterly Wrap Festival Variety Showcase (Part 2) 
Infused with hyper-eclectic energy, Magazine Publisher and Singer/Songwriter CoCo Wade evokes her multi-talented platform while embellishing in her craft, gift of entertainment industry and community outreach as well as an undeniable love for music. A renowned journalist and media expert, CoCo Wade embraces the world at her fingertips. Sure to capture the attention and admiration of everyone she comes in contact with--this industry mogul adds upscale entertainment to lifestyle to any event. CoCo is nothing short of a class act. Her personality is viral amongst every atmosphere as she makes the essence of every celebration her intriguing habitat. Debuting popular tunes for her album '"Handle This," she performs a collective ensemble of R&B and Soul originals as well as covers that will exude, captivate and command attention. www.CoCoWade.com

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We are proud to announce our first all female panel of judges and they are impressive.


The Variety Showcase Part 2 Official Judges
Kandace Caine, Jessica Lynn Johnson & Tammie Starr
British native Kandace Caine includes numerous stage, film, radio and voiceovers credits to her name. Kandace was cast in a lead role in the Cult Movie ‘The Human Centipede 2,’ currently on Netflix. Kandace performed in the award winning play 'A Concrete Jungle Full of Wild Cars' in the Edinburgh Festival. Most recently, she collaborated on a BET script development piece for a new television pilot scheduled for 2016. Kandace was recently cast as Jewels in the TV Series ‘The Process’ on Black & Sexy TV, out now. Kandace created her own successful You Tube Channel ‘The Kandace Caine Show’ at www.tinyurl.com/thekandacecaineshow
Jessica Lynn Johnson, is a published playwright, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, and founder of Soaring Solo Theatre Company Los Angeles. Jessica teaches a FREE weekly solo theatre class at the Whitefire Theatre, as well as paid private coaching sessions to guide solo artists in the development of their 1 person plays. For over a decade she has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her 25 character one person shows. Most recently, Johnson was thrilled to direct 12 solo shows in the largest solo festival on the West Coast, the Whitefire Theatre's Solo Fest, coach 10 solo pieces in this summers' Hollywood Fringe and she is especially honored to be a judge for this Variety Showcase! For more info on Johnson, visit www.JessicaLynnJohnson.com
Tammie Starr, A POSITIVE Role Model for the Curvy Women in the world. Professional Plus Model, Singer, Writer and Host of Starr Productions! Tammie just made international Canada Plus Magazine June Cover Model! Tammie is also the first Plus Tall Model to walk for Temecula Fashion Week 2016 and the first Curvy Tall Model to walk out with Plus Designer Dede Allure of LA Fashion Week /San Diego Fashion Week Sharlene Borremeo. She's the Curvy Ambassador/Correspondent for CVH First Class Group Magazine of United Kingdom. The Mother of Model (Facebook Page)

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The Quarterly Wrap Festival proudly invites you to participate in our Variety Talent Showcase (Part 2). We're now accepting talent. 

We're looking for: 
*Singers 
*Dancers
*Poets
*Improvisation (Improv Teams) 
*Stand Up Comedians
*Storytellers 
*Magicians 
*Monologues 
*Ukuleleists
*etc...


Promo Video of our last Showcase


Admission is free for everyone. Compete or be apart of the voting audience. Winners advance to the finals for a grand prize. There's nothing to lose. You will only gain from this experience. If you don't want to perform, be our guest and vote for the best showcase.

DATE:
Saturday, June 25, 2016

LOCATION:
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230

TIME:
6:30pm: Guests Arrive/Networking
7:30pm: Program Begins
9:30pm: Program Ends

Presented by: Motown Maurice
Host: CoCo Wade

Join us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625839057733555/

Visit our website: www.quarterlywrapfestival.org

Monday, February 22, 2016

Variety Talent Showcase (Part 1) Open Registration

Let's come together and support these performers on Saturday. They're beautiful and talented.

The Quarterly Wrap Festival presents
The Variety Talent Showcase (Part 1)
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The top 3 finalists will be invited back in December for the final round. Plus the first place winner will receive a free photo shoot brought to you by Kevin Boot Photography. Don't wait another moment. Sign up now! http://goo.gl/forms/RosLqjTVRP

The Quarterly Wrap Festival's Variety Showcase Part 1 Prize.
Brought to you by Kevin Boot Photography
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Meet our new host Kristel Elling.


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Kristel Elling, host of the Quarterly Wrap Festival's
Variety Showcase Part 1
Kristel Elling is a Los Angeles based fluent English speaking actress from Estonia, with Television and Film credits spanning across the UK and European markets. Trained at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Kristel is also an experienced voice over, model and commercial actress who has worked for Honda, Dos Equis, Fisher Price, Microsoft and Vicks. http://www.kristelelling.com/

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The Quarterly Wrap Festival proudly invites you to take part in our Variety Talent Showcase. We're no longer just a monologue slam. Our doors are now open to all kinds of talent.

We're looking for: 
*Singers 
*Dancers
*Poets
*Improvisation (Improv Teams) 
*Stand Up Comedians
*Storytellers 
*Magicians 
*Monologues 
*Ukuleleists
*etc... 


Admission is free for everyone. Compete or be apart of the voting audience. Winners advance to the finals for a grand prize. There's nothing to lose. You will only gain from this experience. If you don't want to perform, be our guest and vote for the best showcase.

For more info and pre-registration:
http://goo.gl/forms/RosLqjTVRP

DATE:
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Location:
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230

TIME:
6:30pm: Guests Arrive/Networking
7:30pm: Program Begins
9:30pm: Program Ends

Presented by: Motown Maurice

Host: 
Kristel Elling

There are no judges in this showcase. Judges will be invited for part 2 and part 4. 

For more info and pre-registration:
http://goo.gl/forms/RosLqjTVRP


Join us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/180770072298210/

Visit our website: www.quarterlywrapfestival.org
Pre-registration closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Host Search Updates

Quarter Wrappers,

Welcome to the evolution of The Quarterly Wrap Festival. Our first two years focused on film screenings. Last year we introduced monologue slams. This year get ready for a Variety Talent Showcase. We're opening our doors to a multitude of acts. We're so excited but first we search for a new host. As much as I enjoyed hosting, it's time once again to pass on the opportunity to someone else. Hopefully you!

Los Angeles Wide Host Search

We are looking for a well spoken charismatic male/female host who can participate in introducing our talent. Experience not required. This is a nonpaid opportunity with plenty exposure We are looking for 4 hosts for 4 different events. If you would like to be considered for our hosting opportunity please email/reply back to QuarterlyWrapFestival@yahoo.com with your head shot attached. Please write Hosting in the subject area. Also indicate why you would like to become our host.

We're truly excited to take on this next Quarterly chapter with you. Let us know if you have any questions. Looking forward to your replies. Please pass this information along.

Sincerely,
Motown Maurice
Festival Director

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