Closing this blog down soon and South Bay Professional Connection news

Since people keep checking here to see what The South Bay Professional Connection is doing now, just wanted to let you know we’re on hiatus for July due to a car accident and it being the summer and all.

We are currently thinking up wonderful new events to invite you to which will be announced on the new and improved blog site:

More info to follow. Thanks for popping by.


Arlene Bogna’s Honey “What’s Hot in LA!” final week to see…

By Joy A. Kennelly

I’m really bummed because I can’t figure out how to make this appear as an image because it’s so cool to see large, but I’m going to trust that you will click on the link that follows here bogna_experiencela_whatshot-11 to see for yourself ok?

My client, Award-winning Filmmaker/Photographer, Arlene Bogna is highlighted as What’s Hot In LA for the LA Cultural site – Experience LA! I just provided the information and they thought her work was hot, as in Paris Hilton hot.

COOL! Catch it will it’s up because the show ends on 7/18. Just had to share. I told Arlene that Honey is the gift that keeps on giving.

Thanks Honey!

Actor Domiziano Arcangeli to receive Golden Halo Award for Acting Achievement





Los Angeles, CA Italian Actor Domiziano Arcangeli (Do-meet-zee-ahno Ark-an-jelly) to be honored with a Golden Halo Award for Acting Achievement during the 72nd Annual Southern California Motion Pictures Council’s Awards Dinner held Monday, August 4, 2008 at the Sportsman Lodge in Studio City, CA from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Academy-Award Winning Actress and Hollywood Icon, Margaret O’Brien, will present Arcangeli with his award. Past acting honorees include such notables as Actors Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, and Robert Mitchum.

The Evening in Paris themed event includes a silent auction, gourmet dinner, and Philanthropy Award honorees in addition to honoring Actor Domiziano Arcangeli. Actor Randal Malone, current president and chairman of the board of the Southern California Motion Picture Council, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Confirmed celebrities attending include: Actress Rose Marie, Actor Jerry Maren, Actress Jayne Meadows, among others.

Domiziano Arcangeli is being honored for his acting work in Italy and the United States in more than sixty films, ten television series and numerous theatrical productions, nationally and internationally.

Arcangeli has performed in over seven productions this year alone. This past spring, Arcangeli starred in the big budget Martial Arts action thriller, SAMURAI AVENGER: THE BLIND WOLF, which was shot in Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, CA. Arcangeli is currently producing and starring in his own feature film, THE HOUSE OF FLESH MANNEQUINS, an art house thriller shot in Rome, Italy and Los Angeles, CA.

Additional film appearances include a cameo in the Lion’s Gate comedy STILL WAITING, and a co-starring role in the horror film, FRANKENSTEIN RISING, to name a few. Domi’s recent television appearances include a lead role in the HBO comedy IS NUDITY REQUIRED? and roles in KCAL9 Biblical television series, IT IS WRITTEN.

Arcangeli began his acting career at the age of thirteen in Italy performing in The Good Soldier for Academy Award winning director Franco Brusati, which led to work with such ‘Masters of European Cinema’…Federico Fellini (Intervista), and Liliana Cavani (Francesco). He has also worked with other celebrated Italian directors which include Tinto Brass (Paprika), Umberto Lenzi (Black Demons), Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei (Venetian Caprice).

Some of Arcangeli’s better known U.S. television credits include Showtime’s SIN’S KITCHEN and the Zalman King’s series, CHROMIUM BLUE. He has also co-starred alongside Dennis Hopper in DEVIL’S HIGHWAY, and in Spanish cult director Jesus Franco’s film FLORES DE PERVERSION. Theatre credits include a world tour of Lev Dodin’s THE VISIONARY.

In 2007, Arcangeli launched a fan Web site,, with his film credits, bio, headshots, demo reel, and additional publicity pictures and links for his fans. His professional credits can be seen here on IMDB.

The Southern California Motion Pictures Council Awards Ceremony honoring Actor Domiziano Arcangeli with a Golden Halo Award for Acting Achievement takes place Monday, August 4, 2008 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Sportsman Lodge located at 12833 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604 818-755-5000. Dinner reservations are $25 per person and can be made via phone: 626 794-1968.


Actor Domiziano Arcangeli to receive Golden Halo Award for Acting

By Joy A. Kennelly

I just have to share this wonderful news that my client, Domiziano Arcangeli, has just been selected to receive the Golden Halo Award for Acting by the Southern California Motion Picture Council this August, 2008.

I just learned the news and have nothing more than that to report right now, but as soon as I have more information, you better believe I will be posting it here!

Congratulations Domiziano! You deserve it!

Just finished promoting the 15th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival online. Check it out!

This isn’t a media alert I wrote, nor an event I’m producing, but this is something I promoted online. Doesn’t it sound fun (lots of great Cajun/Zydeco music to dance to) and delicious too? Check it out!

For August 2nd, 3rd, 2008


The 15th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival serves mouth-watering Cajun Crawfish dinners prepared to perfection by chefs from Bristol Farms in the world’s largest crawfish steamer. Crawfish feasts include succulent red baby potatoes, buttery corn on the cob and a special dipping sauce.


The Recording Academy added a Cajun and Zydeco category for the first time ever for the 2008 Grammy Awards. Three of the Grammy nominees from this new musical category will be playing on the Main Stage on Sunday August 3rd. These “Grammy Night” acts are: GENO DELAFOSE & French Rockin’ Boogie, LISA HALEY & The Zydecats, and Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars. Also playing on Sunday will be Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Bros. introducing the “Cajun Quadrille” dance.
Acts on the bill for Saturday August 2nd are: Lula Almeida and Afro Brazil, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Pamela Clay & Catahoula, and the 2nd Line Saviors featuring Eddie Baytos.

Learn more:

International Food Court featuring New Orleans- inspired cuisine, Café du Monde-style chicory coffee and beignets, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars come together to create the most authentic Crawfish Festival experience west of the Mississippi.

Also, Mardi Gras dancers, Louisiana to L.A. Second Line Dancers, Arts & Crafts booths, Magicians, Storytellers and other special attractions direct from Louisiana!

August 2-3, 2008
Saturday, August 2nd: 12noon – Midnight
Sunday, August 3rd: 12noon – 11pm

Rainbow Lagoon
400-403 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

Learn More:

Go Metro! Take the Blue Line all the way to the last stop in Long Beach. Walk just 3 blocks west to the Rainbow Lagoon. Plan your trip here:

General Admission Presale- $13 (Valid only for advance online purchase- $15 onsite)
1-Day General Admission Presale, including a delicious Crawfish Feast served by Bristol Farms- $25
Feast includes 2½ – 3 lbs. fresh live steamed crawfish, red baby potatoes, corn on the cob and dipping sauce. (valid only for advance online purchase- $33 onsite)

Presale admission discounts and special packages available online:

The Long Beach Crawfish Festival is proudly sponsored by Bristol Farms, Sierra Nevada, Clear Channel, and the Long Beach Sea Festival.