Beverly Hills Film, TV fest unveils lineup

Seymour Cassel, Martin Landau to receive lifetime awards

The Beverly Hills Film, TV and New Media Festival has announced the initial line-up of premieres and honorary awards for the inaugural 8-day fest kicking off Oct. 21.

Highlights include an opening night honorary awards ceremony at Aqua Lounge benefiting the American Red Cross and celebrating lifetime achievement honorees Seymour Cassel, Martin Landau and Paul Sorvino. Honorees also include The Jackson Family for Achievement in the Arts and Jackie Warner for Achievement in Reality TV.

Laemmle Music Hall 3 Theatre will host fest screenings, including a selection of short- and long-form works. Films include “Web Therapy,” an improvised web series starring Lisa Kudrow, and “Listen to Your Heart,” a dramatic romance starring Cybill Shepherd, Alexia Rasmussen and Kent Moran.

Full lineup and fest schedule is available at

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