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Festival to benefit L.A. nonprofit, Michelson Found Animals Foundation

Bennington, Vermont (TBD, 2017) – Following overwhelming success last year in Los Angeles, and a national tour to 10 cities in 2016, the 2nd Annual NY Dog Film Festival™ will be returning to the City of Angels on August 5th, 2017.

WHAT:Perfect for dog lovers of all ages, the 2nd Annual NY Dog Film Festival™ will feature two programs each with a different medley of documentary, animated and live-action short canine-themed films from around the world. The films illuminate human-canine love and are uplifting, with happy outcomes. Each program runs approximately 75 minutes.

WHEN: Saturday, August 5th

            5 p.m. “Outdoors and Adventures with Dogs”

            7 p.m. “Who Rescued Whom?”

WHERE: Writer’s Guild Theater at 135 So. Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills

WHO: NY Dog Film Festival Founder/ Director Tracie Hotchner, a well-known pet wellness advocate and author of The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know,willbring local dog aficionados together to share a communal experience of watching short films that celebrate the remarkable bond between people and dogs.

WHY: The NY Dog Film Festival shares Founder/Director Tracie Hotchner’s appreciation of the love between dogs and their people, while giving a portion of every ticket to local animal welfare group, Michelson Found Animals, to help support their life-saving animal efforts.

COST: Tickets are $15 per program, with a portion of every ticket going to Michelson Found Animals.

“I’m delighted to bring together animal lovers in the community to experience the many ways that people love and need their dogs, while recognizing Michelson Found Animals’ great work in keeping pets and their people together,” said Hotchner, who is also the host/producer of 10 pet talk radio shows on her Radio Pet Lady Network (including her award-winning NPR show DOG TALK).

“We’ve seen firsthand what a passionate community of pet lovers we have here in Los Angeles,” said Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director Michelson Found Animals. “We’re so excited to have the festival return to Los Angeles and thrilled to be a part of this entertaining celebration of the human-animal bond.”

Click here for complete program and film descriptions. For more information including how to buy tickets, visit www.dogfilmfestival.com.

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About the NY Dog Film Festival

In 2015 the first NY Dog Film Festival premiered in New York City, which grew out of Tracie Hotchner’s desire as a pet wellness advocate to expand her Radio Pet Lady Network’s outreach to educate the public about adoption, health issues and philosophical aspects of pets in our lives. Hotchner created the Festival as a unique way of honoring dogs as true family members by bringing together like-minded people to experience the remarkable human-canine bond on film. The NY Dog Film Festival shares proceeds from its ticket sales with local shelters wherever it travels.

About Michelson Found Animals

The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a nonprofit supporting pet owners and animal welfare organizations with the mission of Saving Pets, Enriching Lives. After celebrating a decade of service to animals, they continue to grow and find innovative ways to help pets and the people who care for them. In addition to creating the first free microchip registry, they now have their own adoption centers, research next generation spay/neuter technology and sell affordable high quality products – all in the service of pets. Their unique perspective into all aspects of animal welfare allows them to better support pet owners and pet professionals alike. All of this possible thanks to the generous funding from Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson.

See how they’re using their brains and expertise to obtain real, sustainable, results at foundanimals.org. To learn more about their free microchip registry, and the many innovative tools that are making it easier to connect lost pets to their people, check out found.org. The spay/neuter technology research is at michelsonprizeandgrants.org. And to find out more about Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop locations, where all profits go back to caring for our adoptable pets, visit adoptandshop.org.

The Impossible Karaoke challenge with DESPICABLE ME 3?

Starting today, fans can record themselves singing along with the Minions and submit their video at DespicableMeChallenge.com for a chance to be featured on the Despicable Me social pages.

Please be sure to scroll down to unlock the new #DespicableMeChallenge Snapchat Lens!

Click on link http://talkinpets.com/new/movies-reviews.html to see the sing-a-long video

DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters June 30, 2017

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Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.  Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.  Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.  The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.  www.despicable.me

Genre: 3D-CG Comedy-Adventure                    

Cast:  Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate and Julie Andrews

Directed by: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda

Co-Director: Eric Guillon

Writers: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio

Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

Executive Producer:  Chris Renaud

Review written by Jon Patch with 1.5 out of 4 paws

Wilson

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Ad Hominem Enterprises and Next Wednesday Productions present an R rated, 94 minute, Comedy, directed by Craig Johnson with screenplay and graphic novel by Daniel Clowes with a theater release date of March 24, 2017.

Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

Life

Columbia Pictures, Skydance Media and Sony Pictures Entertainment present an R Rated, 103 minute, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, directed by Daniel Espinosa, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick with a theater release date of March 24, 2017.

Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Kong: Skull Island

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment present a PG-13, 120 minute, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein with a theater release date of March 10, 2017.

Review written by Jon Patch with 2 paws out of 4

Table 19

Fox Searchlight Pictures, 3311 Productions and 21 Laps Entertainment present a PG-13, 85 minute, Comedy, Drama, directed by Jeffrey Blitz with screenplay by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass with a theater release date of March 3, 2017.

Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

A United Kingdom

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film United, Harbinger Pictures and Pathe’ BBC Films present a PG-13, 111 minute, based on a true story, Biography, Romance, Drama, directed by Amma Asante and screenplay by Guy Hibbert with a theater release date of February 10, 2017.

Review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

Logan

20th Century Fox, TSG Entertainment, Donners’ Company, Kinberg Genre and Marvel Entertainment present an R rated, 135 minute, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, directed by James Mangold, written by Michael Green and Scott Frank with a theater release date of March 3, 2017.

Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

Get Out

Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and QC Entertainment present an R rated, 103 minute, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, directed and written by Jordan Peele with a theater release date of February24, 2017.

The Great Wall – 2/17/17 Theater release date

Review written by Tom Miller

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