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A great night at American University

We had a great time at American University last week, as the School of Public Affairs (SPA) screened "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week." It was followed by a substantive panel discussion with Anita McBride, (SPA Executive in Residence and former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush), Richard Benedetto (SPA Adjunct and former White [...]

By |May 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A great night at American University

#NerdProm’s Top 7 Best Moments

Believe it or not, there was some glimmer of hope this year, some sense that perhaps things won't continue on a downward trajectory. 1.) The president finally accepted/recognized the dinner for what it is: A video posted by @nerdprom on Apr 27, 2015 at 8:46am PDT 2.) Celebrities started recognizing it for what it is: [...]

By |April 27th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #NerdProm’s Top 7 Best Moments

The People/TIME Magazine Swag Bag

Watch: Nerd Prom - The People/TIME Magazine Swag Bag from Life Is My Movie Entertainment on Vimeo.

By |April 27th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The People/TIME Magazine Swag Bag

#NerdProm’s Worst Moments

It's over. Another White House Correspondents' Week is in the can. Let's look back, shall we? Here are the worst things I saw last week: 1.) This tweet: This encompasses why I love the #whcd https://t.co/VWdBwKypuF — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 26, 2015 2.) This reality: Only on Twitter can Armenian genocide and White House [...]

By |April 27th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #NerdProm’s Worst Moments

Washington’s worst night

Consider this hypothetical: You are a consultant. You do damage control. You work to improve the public image of clients who have nowhere to go but up. Your client shows up fresh off some image-tarnishing scandal. The public is disgusted. Your client asks, “How can I win back hearts and minds?” And then comes your [...]

By |April 25th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Washington’s worst night

Washington’s “Nerd Prom” comes under protest

In advance of Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner, protestors confronted the event with signs calling on the Association to dole out more money in scholarships and for news organizations to spend less money on the week's lavish parties. Watch:

By |April 25th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Washington’s “Nerd Prom” comes under protest

Is it “just a dinner?”

There are two schools of thought on the White House Corrrespondents' Association's annual dinner. The first maintains that it is a tacky self-celebration that sends the wrong message to Americans about the political and media elite in town. The second says, "Eh, its just a dinner. Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill." [...]

By |April 24th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is it “just a dinner?”

WHCA issues “Statement of Practice and Principles”

This morning, the White House Correspondents' Association, which throws the annual dinner each spring, released two documents (still in draft form): A "Statement of Practice and Principles" and "Practices and Principles of Coverage Access for Independent White House Press." They are serious and powerful documents and serve as a fairly definitive statement of what White [...]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on WHCA issues “Statement of Practice and Principles”

A response to the WHCA

Monday morning, the White House Correspondents' Association put out the following email -- not directed at my movie (www.nerdpromthemovie.com) in name, but I have to guess, in spirit. I have pasted it in full below. WHCA President Christi Parsons and I were supposed to appear together Monday morning on MSNBC.com's "Reporter's Notebook" to discuss the below (I [...]

By |April 14th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on A response to the WHCA

New Film Explores ‘Washington’s Wildest Week’

By Christina Wilkie | Posted: 02/12/2015 1:51 pm EST WASHINGTON -- Once a year, Washington parties like it's Hollywood. Now this annual shindig, the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, is the subject of a new documentary. "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week" will be released April 10, a few weeks ahead of the correspondents dinner. [...]

By |February 12th, 2015|Online, Press|Comments Off on New Film Explores ‘Washington’s Wildest Week’