Vulture Festival is Headed to Los Angeles November 18-19: Issae Rae, Common, Ava DuVernay, Kerry Washington and More

 Excitement is in the air and around the Viben On Films water-cooler today…. Vulture recently announced that they will be bringing Vulture Festival to Los Angeles, this month.   You know what that means!
Los Angeles will be lit up with bright celebrities such as Common, Issae Rae, James Franco, Ava DuVernay, Kerry Washington, and others from November 18-19 at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt.

Vulture Festival is an annual weekend pop-culture extravaganza presented by Vulture.com & New York Magazine.

The popular Vulture Festival has been hosted in NYC for the last four years.  With the event expanding to Los Angeles, this more than likely means; Vulture Festival ain’t going no where.  Yep, we said “ain’t” going no where.   At least, anytime soon.

If  you’re in Los Angeles during November 18-19, and would like to enjoy two jam-packed  days of events, including live performances, screenings, animated conversations, comedy, and more, covering television, film, music, art, books, and podcasts, grab your tickets now!

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here!

CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE BELOW:

8:30 a.m. — 10 a.m.: JERRY SALTZ’S MAD MASTERLY TOUR OF THE BROAD
Wake up with Jerry, L.A.! Join New York Magazine and Vulture senior art critic Jerry Saltz for an ultraexclusive private tour of the Broad museum. The tour will take place before public hours. (Please note, the tour does not include access to the Yayoi Kusama exhibition.) The Broad: 221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. Tickets $150.

11 a.m. — 12 p.m.: SCANDAL: THE FINAL SEASON
The Gladiators are hanging up their white hats, but before they do, join them at Vulture Festival where they’ll discuss Scandal’s final season and a look back on the series that changed everyone’s view of how things really get done in Washington. Kerry Washington, Guillermo Díaz, Darby Stanchfield, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Joe Morton, Cornelius Smith Jr., and George Newbern. The Hollywood Roosevelt — AT&T Studio: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

11:30 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.: AMBER TAMBLYN AND ROXANE GAY HOST FEMINIST AF
Amber Tamblyn and Roxane Gay host the second Vulture Festival incarnation of Feminist As Fuck, a reading series they co-created in 2014. The event will showcase the most daring voices in feminist writing today, including Rachel McKibbens and many more, all curated by Tamblyn and Gay. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

12 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.: TNT PRESENTS THE ALIENIST: FROM SKETCHBOOK TO SCREEN (Sponsored Event)
TNT presents an exclusive advance screening of the hotly anticipated television premiere of the psychological thriller The Alienist. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the artists and craftspeople that brought the world of The Alienist to life, BAFTA Award–winning costume designer Michael Kaplan (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and Emmy Award–winning production designer Mara LePere-Schloop (True Detective, Django Unchained).

Go behind the scenes of the new series based on the New York Times best seller by Caleb Carr. Set in 1896 amid the vast wealth, extreme poverty, and technological innovation of New York during the Gilded Age, The Alienist follows the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes. Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train), Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), and Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) star in the series. The Alienist premieres on TNT in early 2018. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee entry; access to the event will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. Following the event, guests are granted access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per guest.

1 p.m.: SEARCH PARTY SCAVENGER HUNT
Vulture is planting the stars of Search Party at secret locations throughout Hollywood — and they’re waiting for you to find them! Roll up your detective sleeves, folks. Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, John Early, John Reynolds, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Lilly Burns, Judy Reyes, and Jeffery Self will personally be providing you with clues to find their fellow cast members around town. Those who successfully complete the hunt will be granted access to an exclusive, intimate cocktail reception with the cast and creators of Search Party later that same afternoon at 5 p.m. (the location will be disclosed upon completion of the scavenger hunt). The hunt will be time-ticketed and is estimated to take approximately 90 minutes — teams of four are recommended (four per team is the max, but teams can be less than four). Be prepared for the hunt to require the utilization of Uber or Lyft (participants are responsible for those costs). When purchasing your group ticket, you will select your group’s START TIME, and the first stop or meeting place will be provided to you the week leading up to the festival. Happy hunting! Tickets $60 ($60 total per team).

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1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: SOFIA COPPOLA AND ADAM MOSS Presented by DirecTV Now
Writer, director, and producer Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, Somewhere, The Bling Ring, The Beguiled) in conversation with New York Magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

1:45 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.: STRANGER THINGS: INSIDE THE UPSIDE DOWN
Vulture Festival steps into the Upside Down, as Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer, along with executive producer Shawn Levy, join us to discuss the second season of Netflix’s popular series. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

2:45 p.m. — 4 p.m.: TBS PRESENTS THE DETOUR (Sponsored Event)
TBS presents an exclusive screening of The Detour, followed by a conversation with creator and executive producer Jason Jones, and star Natalie Zea. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee entry; access to the event will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. Following the event, guests are granted access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per guest.

3:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.: IT’S XXPEN$IVE TO BE ERIKA JAYNE
It’s expensive to be me! Erika Jayne joins Vulture Festival to discuss what it takes to become Beverly Hills’ baddest bitch. Everyone’s favorite housewife will be in conversation with New York Magazine and Vulture’s resident Real Housewives expert, and founder of the Real Housewives Institute, Brian J. Moylan. She’ll be discussing her life, rise to fame, and for the first time, announce the details of her upcoming memoir titled Pretty Mess. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to The AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

4 p.m. — 5 p.m.: DAMON LINDELOF AND MIKE SCHUR DISCUSS TV (AND THE MEANING OF LIFE)
Two of the medium’s top visionaries, Damon Lindelof (co-creator of The Leftovers and Lost) and Mike Schur (creator of Parks and Recreation and The Good Place), in conversation at Vulture Festival. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

5 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.: DirecTV PRESENTS THE STRANGE ONES (Sponsored Event)
DirecTV presents an exclusive screening of their new film The Strange Ones, followed by a conversation with writer-director Christopher Radcliff, director Lauren Wolkstein, and actor James Freedson-Jackson. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee entry; access to the event will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. Following the event, guests are granted access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per guest.

5:45 p.m. — 6:45 p.m.: THE DISASTER ARTIST’S JAMES FRANCO
Actor-director James Franco joins Vulture Festival to discuss his new film, The Disaster Artist, about the making of the modern cult classic The Room (known to its many fans as the greatest bad movie of all time). Vulture critics have said, “The Disaster Artist is James Franco at his peak,” and “The Disaster Artist is a great movie about a terrible one.” The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

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6:15 p.m. — 7:15 p.m.: WINE DOWN WITH INSECURE’S ISSA RAE
Creator, executive producer, and star of HBO’s Insecure Issa Rae joins the festival for a live wine down and gets into hella questions with Vulture. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

8 p.m. — 9 p.m.: LENA DUNHAM AND JENNI KONNER
The women behind HBO’s Girls and The Lenny Letter — Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner — join Vulture Festival for the Panel of Their Generation (or at least a panel of a generation). The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

8:30 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.: THE SHAPE OF WATER’S GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND DOUG JONES
Writer-director-producer Guillermo del Toro and actor Doug Jones join Vulture Festival to discuss their latest film, The Shape of Water, winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2017 Venice International Film Festival. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

8:45 p.m. — 10 p.m.: POP-CULTURE TRIVIA GAME SHOW
Vulture tests the pop-culture savvy of the casts of Lifetime’s UnREAL and a soon-to-be-revealed series, with special Bitch Sesh hosts Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider acting as the evening’s game-show hosts. UnREAL cast members include Constance Zimmer, Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Genevieve Buechner. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

Sunday, November 19

11 a.m. — 12 p.m.: REVIVING BORED TO DEATH
Break out the white wine, folks. Stars Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson, and creator Jonathan Ames join Vulture Festival for the first-ever reunion of HBO’s Bored to Death. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.: AVA DUVERNAY AND RYAN COOGLER: IN CONVERSATION
Two of cinema’s leading voices (and current editing-room neighbors) writer-directors Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time, Selma, The 13th) and Ryan Coogler (Blank Panther, Fruitvale Station, Creed) in conversation at Vulture Festival. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

1:15 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.: IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY AT VULTURE FESTIVAL
The gang from Paddy’s Pub — the stars and creators of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia — join Vulture Festival, including Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, and Danny DeVito. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

 

1:45 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.: CLONE HIGH REUNION
MTV’s Clone High co-creators Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, join co-creator Bill Lawrence and stars Will Forte, Michael McDonald, Nicole Sullivan, and Christa Miller for a look back on the very special animated show. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

2:45 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.: POP TV PRESENTS SCHITT’S CREEK (Sponsored Event)
In celebration of the fourth season of Schitt’s Creek, Pop TV presents a special screening of the show followed by a conversation with its cast, including Emmy Award winners Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, alongside Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee entry; access to the event will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis with RSVP. Following the event guests are granted access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per guest.

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3 p.m. — 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. — 5 p.m.: FUNNY OR DIE AND IFC’S THANKSGIVING HOUSE
From Funny or Die and IFC comes Thanksgiving House — an immersive Holiday event that brings to life all of the best and worst aspects of Thanksgiving inside one house. A Thanksgiving House is like a haunted house, except for Thanksgiving. Because why should Halloween be the only one to have houses? Attendees move from room to room, experiencing live, acted-out scenes of a typical Thanksgiving. From the family football game to the family make-out sessions, Thanksgiving House celebrates Thanksgiving in all its glory. Beverly Hills, California (following your RSVP, the location will be disclosed to you the week leading up to the event). Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee entry; access to the event will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.

4 p.m. — 5 p.m.: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND: 100TH SONG CELEBRATION SING-A-LONG
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, along with cast members Vincent Rodriguez III, Scott Michael Foster, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, and David Hull join Vulture Festival for a look inside season three and a celebration of the CW show’s 100 songs. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

5:45 p.m. — 6:45 p.m.: STATE OF THE UNION WITH SARAH SILVERMAN AND FRANK RICH
Comedian, writer, actress, and host of Hulu’s I Love You, America, Sarah Silverman in conversation with New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

7:15 p.m. — 9 p.m.: LENA WAITHE AND COMMON UNVEIL THE CHI
Vulture presents an advance screening of the forthcoming Showtime drama series The Chi, followed by a conversation with its Emmy-winning creator and executive producer Lena Waithe and executive producer and Oscar-winning composer Common. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

7:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.: COMEDIANS YOU SHOULD & WILL KNOW — HOSTED BY PETE HOLMES AND THE CAST OF HBO’S CRASHING
Vulture presents Comedians You Should & Will Know, a live show made up of comedians from Vulture’s annual list of up-and-coming comedic talent. The show is hosted by star and creator of HBO’s Crashing (and UCB alum) Pete Holmes, with special appearances by cast members Jamie Lee, Lauren Lapkus, and additional surprise guests. Upright Citizens Brigade (Franklin): 5919 Franklin Avenue.

8 p.m. — 9 p.m.: NATALIE PORTMAN: IN CONVERSATION
Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman (Black Swan) joins Vulture Festival for an in-depth, career-spanning conversation about her groundbreaking work as an artist, from stage to screen. The evening will feature highlights from her most esteemed performances (including her Oscar-nominated turns in Jackie and Closer), her efforts as a writer-director-producer (A Tale of Love and Darkness), and a look inside her deep commitment to global humanitarian causes. The Hollywood Roosevelt: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, West Hollywood. Tickets $25 (includes access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge poolside at The Hollywood Roosevelt, and one (1) complimentary drink per ticket holder).

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