‘King Richard’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award

The Los Angeles Press Club is thrilled to announce the winner of its 7th annual Veritas Award for Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People. This award is voted on by the 1,000 members-strong LAPC, and the films under consideration are judged equally on fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence. The clear winner is King Richard, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and produced by Tim White, Trevor White and the film’s star, Will Smith, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie follows the journey of a…

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“So You Think You Can’t Draw” Workshop Series

Do you believe you can’t draw a straight line, let alone a realistic image? You just need the right teacher! In September, besides our regular schedule of free art classes, Art at Work will sponsor four “So You Think You Can’t Draw” workshops (see the schedule below for details and start times). These 60-90 minute classes with head instructor Leah Kohlenberg of The Roaming Studio will teach you drawing tips and techniques. You’ll see it’s easier than you think to produce realistic drawings. Don’t believe us? Try it out for…

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Spectrum News 1 Anchor and Reporter Catalina Villegas Joins LAPC Board of Directors

Join us in welcoming Catalina Villegas to the LAPC Board of Directors! Vargas is an anchor and reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles. She anchors Your Weekend, a one-hour news show Saturdays at 5 p.m. Catalina moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Colombia in the late 90s. She attended UC Berkeley, earning a degree in Political Science. She has worked at the local, national, and international level for stations ranging from CNN, CBS, NBC, and Univision. Her career has taken her to Nevada and cross-country to Washington…

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Sean Penn and Ann Lee to Receive the LA Press Club Public Service Award

Sean Penn and Ann Lee have been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2021 Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardees for Contributions to Civic Life. Sean Penn and Ann Lee are co-founders of the crisis response organization CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort). Ann Lee serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and Sean Penn is the board’s Chairperson. “As the world was reeling from the spread of COVID-19, Sean and Ann jumped in and mobilized a massive testing effort in Southern California and beyond,” said Los Angeles Press Club President Lisa…

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Receive the LA Press Club’s President’s Award

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2021 Presidents Awardee for Impact on Media. “During the pandemic, it was crucial that journalists provide information that would help the public understand the crisis,” said Lisa Richwine, president of the Los Angeles Press Club. “Audiences turned to Dr. Gupta for his expertise and ability to explain the science behind a complex and rapidly evolving story that touched every corner of the world.” Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy®-award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing…

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The Los Angeles Press Club Announces the Inaugural Recipients of the Charles M. Rappleye Investigative Journalism Grant

The Los Angeles Press Club proudly announces the inaugural recipients of the Charles M. Rappleye Investigative Journalism Award. The grant, established in honor of longtime Los Angeles-based editor and journalist, Charles Rappleye, aims to support next-level investigative research for ongoing projects. Rappleye, who died in 2018 at the age of 62, was widely known for his work at LA Weekly and LA CityBeat, as well as his series of non-fiction books such as the 2006 work “Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution,” which…

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Art Classes for Journalists – June Schedule

Here’s a reminder that your membership comes with the added benefit of FREE art classes specially designed for journalists. So come join our community and let your creativity flow. It will help your writing too! LA Press Club members may join any scheduled Roaming Studio online art class for free. You don’t need to register, just click the zoom link provided on the Art at Work portal, which is the same for all classes (Password: Artisfun). JUNE CLASSES Abstract Mixed Media Painting — Tuesday 3:30 p.m. Figure Drawing — Wednesday 6 p.m.…

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