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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Los Angeles Press Club at the Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027


    HOLLYWOOD, CA, February 13, 2017: The Los Angeles Press Club is excited to announce the winner of its 2nd annual Veritas Award for the Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People. This award is judged by members of the LAPC -- based equally upon fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence.

    The clear-cut winner for 2016, determined by a membership vote, is 20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures written by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly and directed by Theodore Melfi; starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae.

    Hidden Figures is the untold story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role for NASA during the early days of the struggling U.S. space program. The story highlights the work of the visionary trio who triumphed over both racial and gender bias to launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit and thereby lift the spirits of a nation and inspire generations to dream beyond the heavens.

    It seems fitting our members would choose Hidden Figures for our Vertitas Award. Had it not been for the book and this movie the importance of these women might never have been widely known," said LA Press Club President Robert Kovacik, Anchor/Reporter of NBC4 Southern California.

    WHAT: The Veritas Awards
    WHEN: Wednesday, February 22 at 6 p.m.
    WHERE: Los Angeles Press Club @ The Steve Allen Theater

    WHO: Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder along with surprise guests -- check LApressclub.org for updates on participants 
    Robert Kovacik, NBC4 SoCal and Justin Chang, L.A. Times film critic. Hosted Bar and finger food.
    COST: Free for LA Press Club Members. $25 for all others. R.S.V.P a must.
    PARKING: Free, enter from Berendo METRO: Red line, Sunset/Vermont

    The Los Angeles Press Club stands as an organization devoted to improving the spirit of journalism and journalists, raising the industry’s standards, strengthening its integrity and improving its reputation all for the benefit of the community at large. Serving the Southland since 1913, it is the only Southern California journalism group that speaks for all journalists working for daily and weekly newspapers, radio & TV, magazines, documentary films and online.

Past events

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Civil Liberties And Press Freedom in The Age of Trump
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Horror Stories from the Campaign Trail
Thursday, September 08, 2016 A Roast & Toast of Warren Olney
Thursday, August 11, 2016 The 2016 Daniel Pearl Fellow Discussion
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Islamophobia and Homophobia After Orlando Panel
Sunday, June 26, 2016 58th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Jason Kelly’s Book Launch Party
Thursday, February 25, 2016 LA Press Club's Veritas Award
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Annual LA Press Club Meeting
Sunday, December 06, 2015 2015 NAEJ Awards - Tickets
Sunday, December 06, 2015 8th National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards
Thursday, October 29, 2015 Celebrate Halloween with 
L.A. Reporters' Horror Stories
Thursday, September 24, 2015 ARE WE SAFE? A Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 13, 2015 The 2015 Daniel Pearl Fellows Discussion
Sunday, June 28, 2015 57th Southern California Journalism Awards
Thursday, April 23, 2015 EVENT CANCELED! An Evening with 50th President pro Tempore, Senator Kevin de León
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Public memorial and tribute to Stan Chambers
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Black History Month Celebration
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Free Speech After Charlie Hebdo and “The Interview”
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Purple Party! Remembering Louise Monaco
Thursday, January 22, 2015 LGBTs In The News: Allies: We Couldn't do it without you.
Thursday, January 08, 2015 An Evening with Conchita Wurst
Sunday, November 23, 2014 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards
Thursday, October 23, 2014 LAPC's Annual Meeting
Friday, October 03, 2014 Book Party with Mayor Richard Riordan
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Book Publishing Workshop with Susan Shapiro
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Meet the Daniel Pearl Fellows
Sunday, June 29, 2014 LA Press Club 2014 Awards Gala

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