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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to cover’s 4th Annual Pre-Oscar party hosted by CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Sharon Waxman. This year’s welcoming party for the 2013 Oscar nominees and Hollywood notables was held at Four Seasons Hotel in the exclusive Culina Restaurant.

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We spoke with Benh Zeitlin, Director, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, Brian Buckley & Mino Jarjoura, Nominated, Best Live Action Short “Asad”, Cassidy Gard, Chris Tucker, Silver Linings Playbook, Clifton Collins Jr, Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”, Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly, “Safety Not Guaranteed”, Dennis Christopher, Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”, Dennis Haysbert, Frank Miller’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company, J Ralph, Original Song, “Chasing Ice”, Joachim Roenning & Espen Sandberg, co-Directors- KonTiki, Joe Leterri, Visual Effects, “The Hobbit”, John Kahrs, Director, “Paperman”,Malik Bendjelloul, Documentary Feature, “Searching for Sugar Man”, Marie-Claude Poulin, Foreign Language, “War Witch”, Matthew & David O. Russell, Director, “Silver Linings Playbook”, Mychael Danna, Original Score, “Life of Pi”, Mynette Louie, Robert Forster, Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus Has Fallen” , Ron Bartlett, Sound Mixing, “Life of Pi”, Sharon Waxman, Founder,, Shaun Robinson, Wylie Stateman, Sound Editing, “Django Unchained” , and Yan England, Live Action Short, “Henry”.

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to come out and cover the AFI Fest’s red carpet for LIFE OF PI and LA TIMES YOUNG HOLLYWOOD Panel at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Watch our video interviews with Antonio Mendez Esparza, Bella Heathcote, Dylan Kohler, Kim Ki-Duk, Mychael Danna, and Nathalia Acevedo.

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Friday Night’s Gala screening was of director Ang Lee’s THE LIFE OF PI in 3D, a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery.

Also at AFI was the Los Angeles Times’ Young Hollywood Roundtable with Amy Kaufman talking to four acclaimed young talents — Bella Heathcote (NOT FADE AWAY), Logan Lerman (THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER), Aubrey Plaza (PARKS AND RECREATION, SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (SMASHED) about life behind the scenes, the art of acting and the upcoming award season.

ABOUT AFI FEST presented by Audi
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AFI FEST presented by Audi takes place November 1 through 8 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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