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Leanna
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - June 2017
 
Dear Members,

Hot fun in the summertime!   What a month it's been!  We had the mixer with SAG-AFTRA - and have continuing events planned for the future and ongoing with our new friends, Jane Austin (LA President), Ilyanne Morden Kichaven (Exec Director), Ellen Crawford (2nd VP) - and joined in by Esai Morales (1st VP) who happened to be in town shooting on the feature film SENIOR MOMENT.
 
Speaking of SENIOR MOMENT - this film employed many of our locals, put stars and crew in hotels and condo's and shot for 4 full weeks here in the Palm Springs area! It is a post card for Palm Springs!  Thanks to Gina Goff of Goff Productions for bringing this project to the community! 
 
We met with Kelly Hall and Jessica Enders of COD, who are heading up the revamped and refocused Film Studies program at COD - we will be working with them on some upcoming events but also as possibly on their Advisory Team and - potentially putting their students in Intern positions with our members - so keep this in mind for the coming season!!
 
A big CONGRATULATIONS to Tere Britton of BookPALS for receiving the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Democratic Women of the Desert - AND to Bianca Rae for receiving a STAR on the Walk of Fame!!!  You are both Rock Stars!
 
Another thanks to Bianca for connecting us with Tracy at JUST BLOW DRY'S - who has offered to provide PSWIFT a percentage - from all the blow dry's we book from 
4:30 - 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 15th - so please mark your calendars - book your appointment at 760-568-2569.   JUST BLOW DRY'S is located at 73-375 El Paseo - come on down for some fun - and we shall see you there!!
 
Our End of Season Mixer will be held at Mitch's on El Paseo - and that is always fun!  Come on out for a cool one and toast to another season - and some well deserved quiet in our wonderful town!  (Although, not so much anymore! - we keep getting busier and busier!)
 
Speaking of busy - Nadine, Cindy and I will be working on the website over the summer months - please make sure we have all your correct information!
 
Keep sending us your stories and have a fabulous summer!!  You have earned it!

Have a great summer!

Sincerely,

Leanna Bonamici
Welcome our newest Corporate Member! 
PSWIFT is so thrilled to welcome Bettina Breckenfeld and Stephanie Stetham - the AWESOME Riverside Film Comissioners as Corporate Sponsors! 

These gals work tirelessly to bring and support production in our county!!!  Please welcome them and support them in any way you can! PSWIFT welcomes you and is thrilled to work with you - and  please know YOU ROCK!  Lets go to work!!!  www.FilmRiversideCounty.com
Just Blow Drys on El Paseo! 
In support of PSWIFT Scholarship programs Just Blow Drys will donate a % of every hair service!

JOIN US!
Thursday, June 15th 
JUST BLOW DRYS EL PASEO
73-375 El Paseo, Suite G
760/568-2569 ~ www.JustBlowDrys.com
(Appointments Recommended)

Raffles Prizes, Drinks, Light Bites, Selfie Station with Props.
GET IN THE MIX!
June End of the Season Networking Mixer
Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Mitch's on El Paseo
73951 El Paseo
Palm Desert

To purchase tickets
or contact office@pswift.org for more information
Now Casting ~ Common Sense
NBC, All3Media America, & Doron Ofir Casting are seeking duos and trios of real everyday people with strong opinions and a hilarious  sense of humor to share their thoughts about the events of the week for their new series  Common  Sense.  
 
Common  Sense is a weekly, half-hour comedy series featuring real people from all over the country expressing their opinions on the week's news - totally unfiltered, totally real, totally funny!   

Casting duos and trios made up of friends, colleagues or family members - to take us through their thought process and share their opinions, on everything from the politically charged to the ridiculous.

Whether at work, on a coffee break, working out, or relaxing at the bar down the street, the pairs and trios will reflect their unique and personal points of view from Main street to Wall Street. 

If you or someone you know are 16-80 years old engaging, funny, witty and warm who want to share their views with all of America we would love to hear from you.  

Tere Britton Receives Award!
Congratulations to PSWIFT Board Member and BookPALS Director Tere Britton for receiving the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Democratic Women of the Desert on May 24th!

PSWIFT Board Members and friends in attendance were Warren Jones, Cindy Shoemaker, Patti Gribow, Janet Zappala, Sandie Newton, Mitch Blumberg, Jeff Jones, Elanine Church & Honoree Tere Britton!
Palm Springs Walk of Stars 416th Star!
Congratulations Bianca!

On June 2nd, Bianca Rae  was the youngest person to receive a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars!  S he was honored as a journalist, TV personality and humanitarian, for the impact Bianca Rae Foundation has made in the Coachella Valley. 

A Special Tribute...
Songbooks of Frank Sinatra & Judy Garland

Join PSWIFT member Loretta Siani for this very special tribute to Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland.  

Loretta has the just right emotional intensity in her voice to sing the songs of both Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra.   Plus, she is a master story teller.  Come hear her tell the stories behind the songs of both Garland and Sinatra and also how each inspired her as a young girl growing up. 

Trilogy Country Club
60-760 Trilogy Parkway, La Quinta, CA 92253 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00-8:00 PM
$10.00 @ the door.


For more information call Evangeline Gomez Activities Director, Trilogy:  
PS International ShortFest June 20-26, 2017
Don't Miss ShortFest 2017

ShortFest receives 4,200± submissions from over 100 countries around the globe. Approximately 32
5 shorts are selected and screened in 90-minute themed programs, with many of the remaining titles available for viewing our Film Market.  Don't miss this incredible festival June 20-26, 2017 at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs!  They will also
be having a free virtual reality lounge on Thursday June 22 and Friday June 23 from 11 am-7 pm at the Riviera Resort & Spa...open to all.  Please visit   
BookPALS
BookPALS News

Elementary school children throughout the valley each week eagerly await the arrival of volunteers from Coachella Valley BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) who share the joy of books by reading aloud to them. The 50 volunteers--who are actors, retired teachers and others--introduce the wonderful world of reading by reading a wide range of books from illustrated picture books to the classics of children's literature.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Tere Britton at 760-898-405
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