Drinks and a Movie at the W Hotel Hollywood

A New York Heart Beat W

Indie filmmakers are always looking for places to unspool their films and grow their audience. So when producer Laura Davis, who made “A New York Heartbeat” with her husband, director Tjardus Greidanus, found out about the W hotel’s Movie Mondays in Hollywood, she was excited. “You provide free entertainment, and they provide audience,” said Davis, whose pic will unspool Aug. 18.

The promotion is run by the W’s Bobby Montes in conjunction with Taylor McPartland, co-founder of FilmBreak, a digital platform that connects filmmakers with fans. Since the screenings in the hotel’s lounge started on June 23, they have unspooled “Goonies,” “Superheroes” and “The Sandlot,” among other films.

“We wanted to embrace where we are geographically in Los Angeles,” Montes said. “At Hollywood and Vine, we are stationed at the center of the beating heart of Hollywood.”

“So many filmmakers and the community love to have a forum where they can gather and enjoy a great evening,” McPartland said.

He roped in Larry Laboe, executive director of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, who programs shorts similarly at the Standard, Hollywood hotel. “It’s a monthly forum for not only filmmakers who can showcase, but also industry pros can come and connect with other,” Laboe says of the Standard’s Short Shorts program.

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