Hello my name is Maya Anderman! In 2017 I received my Bachelors in Communication from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism with a minor in Cinematic Arts. I am highly educated in print and digital media, reporting, marketing, and publicity with hands-on experience in print and broadcast journalism as well as video production and photography. Currently, I work as a Brand Marketing & PR Coordinator at Lucasfilm, under the studio's new immersive entertainment division, ILMxLAB. Before this I completed a six month post-grad internship at Pixar Animation Studios, where I was working in the Publicity department. Prior to this I worked in publicity at Lionsgate, and previously as an editorial intern at People Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter. Please feel free to email me at [email protected] for any further inquiries!
Tony Bennett may have turned 90 on Wednesday, but the jazz singer says he still feels like a teenager. "This is a day I'll never forget as long as I live," Bennett told reporters Wednesday at a lighting ceremony held in honor of his birthday at the Empire State Building.
Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images @MayaAnderman 07/29/2016 AT 05:00 PM EDT When it comes to celebrity endorsements, Hillary Clinton is not one to play it small. The Democratic Presidential Nominee is in with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and some of the world's most well-known and respected musicians - many of whom have performed for her on the campaign trail.
@MayaAnderman 07/15/2016 AT 03:15 PM EDT The long-awaited music video for Shawn Mendes' hit single "Treat You Better" has only been out for a few days, but the song has already racked up nearly six million views on YouTube. The controversial clip examines relationships that have been tainted by abuse.
This story originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. Kevin Hart has tied the knot! Hart, 37, married longtime girlfriend Eniko Parrish, 31, in a wedding in California, surrounded by friends and family. The bride wore a custom Vera Wang lace mermaid gown which featured hand-embroidered French Chantilly lace appliqués, luxurious French tulle skirt and silk covered bridal button accents.
@MayaAnderman 07/14/2016 AT 11:10 AM EDT For someone whose been in the media industry for more than 50 years, Kathie Lee Gifford has still never considered herself a journalist. The show co-host claims she has "too much respect for a lot of journalists" to consider herself one.
@MayaAnderman 07/13/2016 AT 11:35 AM EDT When Samira Wiley and Orange is the New Black creators talked through her character's arc for season 4, they couldn't possibly have imagined just how timely it would be. Spoiler warning: For those who haven't finished season 4 of OITNB, plot details will be revealed ahead.
@MayaAnderman 07/22/2016 AT 04:25 PM EDT It doesn't get much better than Dave Franco belting out Backstreet Boys in the middle of a New York City Apple Store. To promote his new film Nerve, the 31-year-old posed a perky challenge to friends and fans: daring people to "find their nerve" (using #FindYourNerve on social media) and record themselves singing in public.
@MayaAnderman 08/02/2016 AT 01:15 PM EDT It looks like the most recent edition to The Bachelorette family is wasting no time walking down the aisle. Newly engaged JoJo Fletcher, 25, and Jordan Rodgers, 27, are already thinking about their rumored spring 2017 wedding date.
@MayaAnderman 08/14/2016 AT 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Hart has tied the knot! Hart, 37, married longtime girlfriend Eniko Parrish, 31, in a wedding in California, surrounded by friends and family. The couple got engaged almost two years ago, when Hart proposed to Parrish on her 30th birthday.
@MayaAnderman *originally published 08/04/2016 AT 02:00 PM EDT Tyler Henry continues the streak of celebrity chills with his emotional readings on Hollywood Medium . In another sneak peek at Henry's reading with Kyle Richards, the reader connects the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star with her sister Kim's murdered fiancé.
@MayaAnderman 07/28/2016 AT 05:00 PM EDT Nathan Sykes is giving up all the steamy details on his new music video, "Give It Up". Before the 23-year-old former Wanted singer takes the stage as part of the PEOPLE Now Concert Series Presented by Toyota Music, he dished on the raunchy video for his new hit single - which was actually banned in the U.K.!
@MayaAnderman 07/18/2016 AT 06:15 PM EDT The Kardashians and Jenners famously always stick together ... but what about their siblings' romantic partners? Not so much. Kendall Jenner revealed on her website and app Monday that she hasn't always been 100 percent on board with some of the people her sisters and brothers have brought home to meet the family.
@MayaAnderman 06/30/2016 AT 05:30 PM EDT A teenage girl who was fired from her job at a Kansas City pizzeria after asking her boss why she wasn't paid the same as her male co-worker says she wasn't trying to make a political statement. She just wanted to know what happened to her $0.25 an hour.
07/21/2016 AT 12:30 PM EDT Though Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney have called it quits, they definitely didn't have a 'Bad Romance.' The engaged couple, who announced they were going on a break earlier this week, went all out when it came to giving each other gifts.
@MayaAnderman 07/18/2016 AT 03:55 PM EDT Another Bachelor is off the market (again)! Former leading man Bob Guiney, 45, who announced his engagement to fiancée Jessica Canyon back in October, gives PEOPLE Now the exclusive scoop on his upcoming wedding. "Third time's the charm!" the former contestant says.
Rachell Stierly Photography @MayaAnderman 07/18/2016 AT 04:00 PM EDT Jensen Walcott from Bonner Springs, Kansas, never imagined a $0.25 pay gap with her male coworker would make her a symbol in the fight for equality. Now she's going to speak to the country at the Democratic National Convention.
@MayaAnderman 07/08/2016 AT 03:45 PM EDT He may not be in "Chains," but some sturdy reinforcements can't hurt when Nick Jonas faces nature head-on in the new season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls . PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that Jonas, 23, will guest-star on the premiere this August when the star-studded outdoor adventure series returns with a spectacular, two-part season 3 opener.
@MayaAnderman 07/06/2016 AT 03:30 PM EDT After knowing one another for nearly two decades, Mila Kunis says it's all but impossible to pull a fast one on husband Ashton Kutcher. "We can't bulls--- each other. I literally can't lie to him.
Malin Akerman has been up to quite a lot lately. In addition to starring in Showtime's , the actress, 38, is also single mother to 3-year-old son Sebastian and a fitness enthusiast and spokesperson. Despite all her involvements, Akerman's relationship with her son remains her highest priority.
@MayaAnderman 08/04/2016 AT 11:35 AM EDT Gymnast Aly Raisman may be one of the most successful athletes in the world right now, but the 22-year-old has yet to experience some of the more normal things in life. When the captain of U.S.
06/30/2016 AT 05:45 PM EDT When Philippe Cousteau and his wife Ashlan Gorse set off to explore The Marshall Islands, they had no idea what they would find. An area once used for nuclear testing during the Cold War, Gorse tells PEOPLE: "We actually detonated over 60 nuclear bombs around these islands, and we completely destroyed the ecosystem, pretty much any living creature in the area."
Alexander Tamargo/WireImage @MayaAnderman 06/29/2016 AT 02:10 PM EDT Jennifer Garner is doing her part to help her home state of West Virginia heal after devastating floods. Garner, 44, has teamed up with the charitable organization Save the Children to help raise awareness about aiding families who have lost homes, vehicles, and other personal belongings in the floods that left 23 dead and destroyed hundreds of homes.
06/21/2016 AT 10:30 PM EDT Orange Is the New Black star Jackie Cruz did not have an easy route to fame In her late teens, the actress experienced a nearly fatal car accident, which almost ended her dream of becoming an actress and singer.
06/21/2016 AT 02:15 PM EDT Katie Holmes is a vision in white. Holmes was recently photographed on set while filming scenes for the upcoming tv miniseries The Kennedys: After Camelot wearing a stunning white wedding dress. The 37-year-old bears an uncanny resemblance to the iconic first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whom she previously played in The Kennedys in 2011.
While we haven't seen much of Ryan Reynolds or daughter James on Blake Lively's Instagram, we have seen quite a lot of #SaveAShark love. In preparation for her upcoming film The Shallows, Lively has taken to Instagram to promote her new movie and the protection of sharks everywhere.
@lanfordbeard 06/15/2016 AT 05:15 PM EDT Never worry about fangirling too hard over Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom. The Golden Globe winner revealed how much enjoyment she gets out of fans recognizing her off screen on Wednesday in The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy TV Actress Roundtable.
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by Maya Anderman and Ashley Czarnota The cast of Garry Marshall's latest romantic comedy, Mother's Day - including Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Shay Mitchell, Jack Whitehall and Aasif Mandvi - graced the red carpet Wednesday evening at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Melissa McCarthy's new comedy The Boss premiered Monday night at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood. In addition to playing the main character, McCarthy also served as one of the film's executive producers alongside husband and director Ben Falcone - an experience she doesn't take for granted.
In the Golden Age of Hollywood the way to get discovered was to saddle up to the soda fountain at Schwab's Pharmacy on Sunset Boulevard. Sadly, Schwab's closed in 1983, so they modern-day equivalent might just be having the right kind of casual encounter with Steven Spielberg.
by Maya Anderman , Ashley Czarnota and Fatema Etemadi Chances are that Oscar viewers don't pay much attention to the orchestral music playing during the show - except when it interrupts the winners during their acceptance speeches to play them off the stage.
8 Decades of The Hollywood Reporter - Sacha Baron Cohen showing up to the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in the infamous Borat 'mankini'
by Maya Anderman The 11th annual Global Women's Rights Awards ceremony, presented by the Feminist Majority Foundation, took place Monday evening to honor The Leftovers star Amy Brenneman and Superstore actress America Ferrara for their involvement in women's rights activism. Both Ferrara and Brenneman opened the honoree speeches by saying, "This is what a feminist looks like."
by Fatema Etemadi and Maya Anderman Disney enthusiasts lined up outside the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on Monday night to watch the red-carpet premiere of the highly anticipated film, The Jungle Book.
by Maya Anderman Louis C.K.'s promotional tour continued with a stop in Marc Maron's garage, where the two comics recorded the 700th edition of Maron's WTF podcast. In the 90-minute-plus interview, C.K. revealed both the run-up to and the details of the casting and creative process on his self-financed Horace and Pete web series.
The Beverly Hilton was packed Monday evening with guests in attendance at the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala, where film director-producer Brett Ratner, known for his work on films like X-Men: The Last Stand and The Revenant, was honored with the clinic's Humanitarian Award.
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A few days ago in class, our professor asked us about our first impression or memory of London. Immediately, my mind jumped back to the summer of 2012, the last time I was in the UK. I was participating in a summer program at Oxford, and on a free day decided to take a bus ...
When you travel it's nearly impossible not to have a few occasional bumps along the road. You spend hours making concrete plans only to have them completely turned around, sometimes within minutes of leaving for your destination. I always find it a bit ironic that people put so much time and energy into planning their ...
Studying abroad has been something I've eagerly awaited for an entire year now, and in the time leading up to it, I wanted to prepare as much as I could. In the end, no matter how many Lonely Planet books I read or Pinterest boards I perused, there was no way to quite fully grasp ...
USC is about to get an entirely new nighttime scene, and it's taking place right here on campus. The University's Campus Activities is in the process of developing Late Night 'SC, a new program that will provide undergraduate and graduate students with a wide variety of after hours activities to do on campus.
Our generation has been taught to process the beautiful things we see in this world by taking photos. This isn't necessarily a negative attribute; it's just what we have come to know. I have been to a lot of unbelievable places in the past three months.
Following the release of a comprehensive study on Hollywood's lack of diversity, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted a panel with some of the industry's key decision-makers Monday night for a discussion on how to increase representation of women and minority groups both on and behind the screen.
Sarah Weingust grew up in Berkeley and Boston, completed high school in Oregon and ended up at USC, while Meir Razzon grew up in Istanbul before moving to Los Angeles. Now these students are using their travel experiences to create an app that aids the world traveler in finding a secure location fast.
A new partnership between the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Viterbi School of Engineering aims to form an interdisciplinary program that will foster an environment for students to become successful as communication technology professionals. The collaboration consists of two elements, a new joint degree as well as innovation teams combining students from both schools.
It's always weird spending a Thanksgiving away from home. The tradition of spending those few days with family while you stuff your face with turkey is a solidified routine for most Americans, so I really had no idea what to expect spending my first Thanksgiving in another country.
Having lived in California my entire life, I feel like I've never had the full Christmas experience. There's something about waking up every Christmas morning to sunny 60-degree blue skies that kind of takes away from the "magic" of the holiday. Every year during the holidays my family and I watch Love Actually (arguably my ...
Well we have officially reached the halfway mark of the semester. I can't say I'm surprised at all. As cheesy as it is, there's a reason the saying "time flies when you're having fun" exists. When people ask me how I've been enjoying my time here in London, I'll usually give them an answer along ...
For students who decide to study abroad, part of the appeal of coming to a place like Europe is the opportunity to explore other countries during their free time. A quick train ride to Paris, a short flight to Rome- it all sounds lovely and luxurious.
The 87th Academy Awards ceremony took place Sunday night to honor the year's most accomplished and celebrated films. In this annual tradition, amidst all the commotion of extravagant dresses and humorous jabs at the entertainment industry, one must ask, do the Oscars still matter?
"Who is Beck?" seems to be the tweet of the night. The lesser-known artist beat out Queen B among other music A-Listers in one of the biggest awards of the Grammys. As Beck won "Album of the Year" Mr. West ran up to the Grammys stage and the world gasped as we thought Kayne was going to pull another Kayne.
Though all the performances of the A-List stars were quite notable, there is one contender who has been the frontrunner of this category since awards season started and that is Julianne Moore. In the film "Still Alice," Moore portrays a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers disease.
When the name Beyoncé is spoken usually all things that follow seem irrelevant. Everyone knows that when it comes to R&B music, Queen B conquers all. That is not to say that the other nominees in 'Best R&B Performance' for this year's Grammys are not strong contenders, but we all know that the award will most likely go to Beyoncé and hubby Jay-Z for their iconic song "Drunk in Love."
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"This is definitely something that needed to be done," said senior Jessica Cross. "This whole process of selling drugs on campus has become too casual ... when you start bringing these kinds of things to a school campus you put yourself in a situation to be punished."
The sweet smell of funnel cake, the squeals of children getting even closer to the sky on the Ferris wheel and the lovely symphonies of local musicians - yes, that's right: It's fair time. One of the most highly anticipated annual events since its inception in 1884, the Nevada County Fair returns this week to revisit some old classics and explore some new flavors.
Rocío Ramirez knows how important the Booth Family Center has been to her family. A mother of three who is now 32 weeks pregnant, Ramirez says it boils down to a basic necessity of life. "Just having a place to live," Ramirez said, "that my kids have a place to live."
The 2012-2013 school year at Nevada Union High School came with many changes and many new faces. One of these faces was Peter Totoonchie, a freshman English teacher as well as the new activities director at Nevada Union.
Wednesday marked the first day of classes for multiple schools in the Nevada County area - Ridge Road was backed up with Nevada Union High School students at its usual rush hour, parents waited eagerly for their kids to rush out of class and tell them about their first day of school, and another year of educational instruction began.
It's that time of year again. Students are picking up their text books, closing the locks on their lockers, and getting their last-minute supplies for going back to school. Among buying binders and book covers, kids are also getting ready for those early morning wake up calls.
What: Travis Johnson BBQ fundraiser When: 6 p.m. Friday Where: Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho-Maryland Road, Grass Valley Tickets: $20 adult, $6 child 10 and younger For info: Call 530-559-2007 or 530-575-7672 Related Media Tonight, friends and family of firefighter Travis Johnson, who sustained severe burns in an accident at home in April, will host a fundraiser dinner, raffle and auction in Grass Valley to help him with his medical expenses.
Connor Sanders is known for being adventurous. The recent Nevada Union High School graduate loves climbing and exploring the outdoors. So when he and his mother decided in early July to take a day hike around Oregon Creek near Camptonville, he expected to be in for another of his typical outdoors excursions.
The city of Grass Valley approved a motion at the Tuesday's council meeting regarding the building of new playground equipment at Condon Park. The project will involve the rehabilitation of the play equipment and the surrounding area of Condon Park, according to a staff report by Public Works Director and City Engineer Timothy Kiser.
Thursday evening marks the return of Thursday Night Market in downtown Grass Valley, a widely celebrated summer event that includes a certified farmers' market, arts and crafts and an entire free Summer Concert Series with eight local and regional bands performing.
As the sun reflects on beautiful, blue Lake Tahoe, all I see is pure contentment - smiles, bathing suits, kites, soccer balls and about 70 seniors basking on the beach, enjoying their final days of glory. There is a reason we are all here, a common factor that has made this day and many others possible: Michael Cartan.
Nevada County resident Chula Gemignani has always been a lover of organic, locally grown food. But that love turned into more of a career when she got involved with the Viva La Milpa project. Viva La Milpa is a traveling art and education exhibit that aims to raise consciousness around food sovereignty issues, coming to town - appropriately enough - on Independence Day.
Approximately 2,500 students attend Nevada Union High School. It also embodies around 45 clubs, 22 sports and numerous other ways for kids to invest their time before or after school. A way to invest one's time at Nevada Union is through the renowned visual and performing arts departments.
Raising an animal for auction is not an easy task, as 4-H members' lives revolve around their animals. Sixteen-year-old Nevada Union student Dustin Nettles said he typically wakes up at 6 a.m., bathes his pig and takes him back to his pen and feeds him, all before heading off to school.
Approximately 60 Nevada County members of Campus Life just returned from a two-week-long journey in Peru. The group spent most of its time working and ministering with an orphanage, as well as participating in a trek to Machu Picchu. While in Peru, many of the Campus Life kids taught English and did arts and crafts with the children from the orphanage.
Who needs to post lost pet signs in the day and age of Facebook? On a recent Friday evening, Grass Valley resident Kelli Phenix was at her mother's house on Alta Sierra when her dog, Coby, took off.
The family of a Grass Valley man who died as the result of a motorcycle crash last month completed a fateful ride in his honor Sunday. Tim West died July 23 after complications from a motorcycle accident 17 days earlier.
With the opening of Pine Street Burgers a week ago, George and Suzie Dyer can add one more accomplishment to their extensive list. The longtime Nevada County couple also owns both South Pine Cafés in Grass Valley and Nevada City.
Dr. John Billingham, a NASA official and head of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, died Aug. 4 in Grass Valley at the age of 83 (see his obituary, A5). Billingham was born in Worcester, England, in 1930. He studied at Oxford University, where he received a degree in physiology and graduated with honors.
Nevada City-based nonprofit Sierra Streams Institute has partnered with the Cancer Prevention Institute of California to launch a new study regarding health risks of living in a mining-impacted community. After being approached by community members in 2011 to host a conference regarding concerns surrounding breast cancer, Sierra Streams Institute decided to look further into the issue.
The Nevada County Fair is loved by many in this community. One of the most highly anticipated events of the year, the fair - which starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday - gathers a wide variety of attendees from all over, including Yuba City, Marysville and Sacramento.
Downieville residents are expressing a great deal of concern over the future of their health-care clinic. In a letter to The Union, Downieville resident Cherry Simi discussed why the clinic is such an important asset to the town.
It's back! The infamous Destruction Derby has returned to the 2014 Nevada County Fair, with a new set of leaders. The derby this Sunday is being locally produced by five of Nevada County's Rotary Clubs - the Rotary Club of Nevada City, Rotary Club of Nevada County South, 49er Breakfast Rotary of Nevada City, Penn Valley Rotary and Rotary Club of Grass Valley.
No injuries were reported Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident in which a driver collided with the Highway 49 railing at the Yuba River bridge crossing, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Nevada Irrigation District and George Loftus, owner of SunSmile Farms, have resolved their dispute regarding a water service pipeline on the SunSmile Farms property, according to a news release. "The parties worked cooperatively to come to a mutually agreeable solution and avoid litigation," the release from NID states.
There were tears and memories shared by many during a memorial service held Tuesday for Army Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, 22, who died July 30 while serving in Afghanistan. The service was held at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary. Following a procession, there was a public celebration at American Legion Post 587 in Foresthill.
Rabbi Alan Greenbaum has always loved serving the Jewish community of Grass Valley. After serving the local congregation for the past six years, Rabbi Greenbaum has decided to step down from his position. Greenbaum and his wife, Meredith, moved to the community back in 2005, prior to that he had served congregation in Southern California for 21 years.
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A feature piece written for my Entertainment Journalism class (JOUR 381).