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Elite TV News along with The S.O.G. Crew will be hosting this Saturday night February 4, 2012 on the Red Carpet of The First Annual Ylse’s Valentine Fundraiser at the Atlantis Banquet Hall in Los Angeles, CA.

This star studded evening will also include confirmed celebrity guests: Battle Ax (The S.O.G. Crew, EMG/Universal) Esai Morales (Caprica, Gun Hill Road), Jon Huertas (Castle), Jennifer Elise Cox (The Brady Bunch Movie, Web Therapy), Nicholas Gonzalez (Off the Map, Melrose Place), Marlene Forte (Dallas, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne), Mark Gantt(The Bannen Way), Ruth Livier(Switched at Birth, Resurrection Blvd.) and many more awaiting to be confirmed.

City officials confirmed include the night’s presenter California Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo.

Ruth Livier, President of Livier Productions, and Marlene Forte are set to host the First Annual Ylse’s Valentine Fundraiser.These two ladies Ruth Livier 2are no strangers to the entertainment industry. Ms. Ruth Livier is well known for her excellent performance and best actress nomination in the 2001 Alma Award-winning TV series “Resurrection Blvd.” She was honored by the 25th Annual Imagen Awards for Best Internet Program, the first in Imagen Awards history.  She was also featured on the cover of the WGA’s (Writers Guild of America) Magazine as the first person to join the writers’ union for her work in New Media for the web series,Ylse.

Marle Forte

Marlene Forte carries a TV dossier that rivals most of the prolific working actors in Los  Angeles with guest star and recurring roles on such shows as,Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Lost, Lincoln Heights, The Unit, CSI, Nip/Tuck, CSI Miami, Bones, Crossing Jordan, and DayBreak just to name a few.

Ms. Livier is also the creator, executive producer, and writer of the award-winning web series, Ylse (www.ylse.net), a quirky bicultural dramedy web series.Ylse is going into its third season and paving the path of new digital media.

Ylse’s Fundraiser is also pleased in honoring Mr.Tony Plana for advancing arts and education in our communities. Mr. Plana is the Co-Founder and Executive Artistic Director of the East LA ClassicTheatre (ECT), a group comprised of TONY PLANAmulticultural, classically-trained theatre professionals. As an actor, Tony Plana is recognized from a list of hit movies and TV shows.  He recently starred  as Ignacio Suarez, the widowed father to America Ferrera’s, ABC’s hit show, Ugly Betty, for which he received the 2006 Golden Satellite Award from the International Press Academy, an Imagen Award, and an Alma Award.  Special speakers this night include Director of Content Partnerships at Blip TV, Barrett Garese and Mark Gantt, the Streamy  Award-winning actor, co-creator of The Bannen Way web series, produced by Crackle.com and Sony Pictures Television. Comedienne Cristela Alonzo, a semi-finalist in Comedy Central’s Last Comic Standing, Gabriel Iglesias’ “Comedy Revolution”, and Showtime’s “Legally Crista comedian Brown”, will lighten up the evening with some humor and laughter.  

A special performance by singer-songwriter, Gustavo Gustavo Galindo 2Galindo, will highlight the evening with a performance of songs from his 2012 Grammy nominated debut album,  Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar.



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