TOP DC POLITICOS AND CULTURAL INFLUENCERS KICK-OFF A ‘SCANDALOUS’ NEW WATCH SERIES #ScandalWatchDC
Top DC politicos and cultural influencers Kick-OFF a ‘ScandalOUS’ nEW Watch Series
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2013 -- Cultural architect Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of , and married Politicos Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of the weekly politics and pop culture show , are kicking off the season premiere of the ABC hit show Scandal, October 3rd with Scandal Watch DC. The event will begin with an exclusive live streamed videotaping of Politini, featuring a panel of political and cultural influencers who will turn a critical eye on Scandal to discuss how creator/writer Shonda Rhimes’ (also of Grey’s Anatomy fame) multi-ethnic and multi-dimensional characters defy stereotypes and shift culture.
The Politini show will feature guests:
• Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, wife of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and President of Global Policy Solutions
• Daniella Leger, Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress and former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama
• Joshua DuBois, former Spiritual Advisor to President Obama and author of The President’s Devotional: Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama
• Helena Andrews, author and screenwriter of Bitch is the New Black which was recently optioned to the big screen by Shonda Rhimes.
Laverne Cox, star of Orange is the New Black, the latest hit from Netflix will also be in attendance.
The October 3rd event will be the first in a new series of interactive cultural events, framed around the television sensation Scandal, that the trio will produce and curate along with community partners and .
Scandal Watch, the premiere event of the new series will kick-off at Jin Lounge in the chic and popular 14th & U corridor this Thursday. The event is already receiving significant media buzz. The Washington Post featured 10 reasons ‘Scandal’ has the Hill hooked and Black Enterprise covered Scandal Watch with Olivia Pope Fans Prepare For Interactive Scandal Watch Series In Washington, DC. Everyone is prepping for the series return and Scandal Watch DC is garnering attention as the place to be in D.C. when Pope and Associates head back to work.
“This event is a tremendous way to catalyze culture and community in the new, fashionably political Washington, or Poliwood, as we call it,” says Danielle. Aisha adds, “Politini sparks dialogue that integrates our social, cultural, and political selves, so it’s exciting to construct a salon that galvanizes the enthusiasm of all layers of D.C.—Politicos, Creatives, and Social Entrepreneurs alike.”
Scandal Watch will continue each Thursday through December alternating hosts who bring four distinct perspectives to the events: cultural, political, musical and style. Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi, founder of LiL SoSo Productions, a cultural architect company instrumental in the revival of U Street, will build community by connecting real-life “Olivia Popes”, the fixers and influencers of Washington, through Scandal-themed entertainment. Politini, the most popular talk show on blis.fm produced and hosted by “The Polinistas” Danielle & Aisha Moodie-Mills, will present “SCANDALous Cocktails and Conversations” that examine the political and social impact of the show’s complex themes. SoulBounce will produce Scandal-themed music soundtracks featuring independent artists, and Candice Nicole will explore the show’s fashion, style and beauty with DC’s most renowned bloggers.
“As cultural architects, LSP is committed to the practice of cultural entertainment,” says Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi. “With so many "fixers" in DC, it only made sense to partner with the Politini show as a way to talk about the modern woman as portrayed by many of the characters featured in Scandal. Aisha and Danielle have a voice that is synergistic with the LSP Effect. We are happy to be working with them on the opening and their monthly appearance as hosts.”
The October 3rd event will begin with an invitation-only cocktail soiree and live taping of Politini from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by a “SCANDALous Red Carpet Affair” from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the Scandal season premier watch party from 10 p.m. to Midnight. The entire event will be live streamed and tweeted using #ScandalWatchDC and #ScandalDC.
WHAT: “A SCANDALous Red Carpet Affair” including a live taping of Politini talk show
WHEN: THURSDAY, October 3, 2013, 7 p.m. - Midnight
WHERE: Jin Lounge, 2017 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
NOTE: Members of the media will have access to interview VIPs throughout the evening. For questions or more information, please contact Candice N. Mackel, 301.875.3224, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT LiL SoSo Productions, Inc.:
Founded in September 2001, LiL SoSo Productions is a cultural architecture company. We specialize in concept creation and production using various mediums to engage audiences in meaningful experiences. We work with individual Creatives, small and large corporations and anyone else interested in our unique approach we call “The LSP Effect”. In a phrase, we make the abstract tangible. For more information, visit www.lilsoso.com.
Politics and Pop Culture served up with a twist— A twist of wit, a splash of style, and opinions straight up. From Hollywood to Poliwood (the new Washington), Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills, the resident Polinistas of the blog threeLOL.com, are giving you the scoop on inside the beltway chatter and Sunset Blvd antics that are pushing our society to the brink—the brink of what, is what they’ll discuss on Politini. So, grab a cocktail and join the conversation. To learn more, visit www.moodiemills.com.