The Union Solidarity Coalition (TUSC) Announces New York Edition Of Solidarity Night! Fundraising Event For TV And Film Crews

The Union Solidarity Coalition (TUSC) announced plans today for the New York Edition of Solidarity Night!, an emergency fundraiser for Film & TV crew in partnership with MPTF and Free The Work. The night will feature performances by Ramy Youssef and Ilana Glazer, alongside special guests Ben Stiller and Jeremy O. Harris, surprise guests, dancing, a celebrity raffle, food & beverages. The event will be held in Brooklyn at an exclusive location on Friday, November 17th.

All proceeds from Solidarity Night! will go to MPTF, benefitting Film & TV crew members, support staff and PAs who were affected during the strikes. A host committee including Rose Byrne, Tom Holland, Zoe Kazan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Allen White, Cynthia Nixon, Abbi Jacobson, Daniel Radcliffe, Jenny Slate and many more will welcome one and all at a mixer to underscore TUSC’s mission of inter-union solidarity in the TV and film industry, creating a space for writers, directors, actors and crew to interact in a casual space where entertainment takes on a different meaning than just a Hollywood system in desperate need of reworking. Members of IATSE, LiUNA and the Teamsters can attend the event free of charge. Tickets are first come, first serve.

TUSC hosted The Los Angeles edition back in July, which was hosted by Paul Scheer, Andrea Savage, Zoe Lister-Jones, Natasha Lyonne and Patton Oswalt, a live performance by cult band Fishbone, DJ sets, exclusive tees by artist Brendan Donnelly and more. To date TUSC has raised over $1 million dollars. Their focus is to raise emergency funds for affected TV & Film Crews.

TUSC was founded by a group of writer-directors who were moved to support TV & Film crews suddenly out of work while the WGA and SAG-AFTRA negotiated with the AMPTP for fair deals. Over 200 members decided to take action and begin using their voices and networks to create a model for unity in action. They established a dedicated emergency fund at the Motion Picture & Television Fund, where social workers stand by to help crew who are facing economic hardships and mental health challenges. Free The Work is TUSC’s fiscal guardian, managing fundraising from events like SOLIDARITY NIGHT and celebrity auctions.


Palm Tree Music Festival Announces Its Southern California Debut

Palm Tree Music Festival Announces Its Southern California DebutPalm Tree Crew is bringing its tropical-inspired festival series to the sands of Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA to kick off the summer season. The one-day-only Palm Tree Music Festival will be an intimate experience curated by Kygo and his Manager Myles Shear that fuses together an unmatched feeling of summer in paradise with majestic beach vibes and unparalleled performances from global music icons.

On Saturday, May 13, Palm Tree Music Festival Dana Point will blend one-of-a-kind, luxurious experiences with unmatched summer nostalgia to bring fans from around the world together in celebration of a tropical lifestyle and incredible musical talent. The festival will be headlined by Kygo and Ellie Goulding and will feature additional performances by Tove Lo, The Midnight, The Knocks, Two Feet and Forester.

Putting the tropical in “tropical lifestyle”, Dana Point will be the collective’s first festival hosted on the actual beach that will transform this natural space into a vibrant playground that showcases artists, brands and experiences in an unforgettable backdrop. To continue elevating the moment, the festival will also feature an exclusive VIP lounge and the “Palm Tree Beach Club” where guests can take in beachside views from shaded cabanas, hammocks and beyond in some of the festival’s most premium spaces.

“We are thrilled to bring the Palm Tree Music Festival experience beachside at Dana Point,” says Palm Tree Crew Co-Founder Kygo. “The tropical lifestyle isn’t just our brand, it’s a way of life, and we couldn’t be more excited to finally hit the sand with our community to start the summer season with good vibes and great music.”
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Miss Universe 2023 Will Be Live-Streamed For The First Time On Roku Channel

miss universe the roku channelThe upcoming 71st Miss Universe competition is set to make its move to the streaming world, to Roku Channel specifically.

The streaming service, owned and operated by Roku, Inc., has sealed a one-year deal which will be the official English-language home for the Miss Universe pageant.

“For the first time ever, Americans are watching more streaming TV than cable,” Amy Emmerich, CEO at The Miss Universe Organization, said in a statement. “With this profound shift in the way audiences watch content underway, we’re thrilled to partner with Roku to bring the competition to the streaming world and reach previously untapped audiences across the United States.”

The 71st Miss Universe is also set to stream in Spanish on Telemundo.

Two months ago, on October 26, 2022, the Thailand-based JKN Global Group Co.Ltd., owned by Anne Jakrajutatip, purchased the Miss Universe Organization from WME/IMG.

The 3-hour long broadcast is set to be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 14, 2023.