MacAfrica's LA Soiree - MacAfrica and producer Philip M. Cohen photo by Bob Delgadillo.


Saddle Ranch Pictures presented MacAfrica’s Los Angeles Soirée, June 15, 2015. It kicked off with a red carpet reception in Beverly Hills.  The event held at 424 N. Beverly Drive, brought together, the film, music and entertainment community whose goal is to bring awareness to PetCARE TV. The channel commits to providing educational programming for pet parents nationwide.


MARA MARINI- MacAfrica's L A Soiree- photo by Bob Delgadillo.

The LA Soirée, spearheaded by MacAfrica,  who is known for her elaborate parties in - (New York Tribeca), Park City (Sundance), Toronto (TIFF), and California (LA International Film Festival), and Philip M. Cohen, Executive Producer of the “The Call” with Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin. Cohen is also one of the Producers of the recently released film, “The Road Within”, Starring Robert Sheehan, Dev Patel, Zoë Kravitz with Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick, and Co-Executive Producer of “Careful What You Wish For," slated to come out in the next few months, starring Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, Paul Sorvino, and Dermot Mulroney.


MacAfrica's LA Soiree - Kato Kaelin and Leyna Nguyen photo by Bob Delgadillo.

Celebrity guests included: Nia Peeples, known for her starring roles in the popular television series such as  Fame, Walker-Texas Ranger, The Young & The Restless and Pretty Little Liars.  Latin beauty and animal lover Maria Conchita Alonso brought and humor and grace to the red carpet.  Many know her from her hilarious role in the television hit series Desperate Housewives.   Kato Kaelin’s fondness for animals was parodied in Comedy Central’s Keyboard Cat video (Keyboard Kato). 

MacAfrica and Maria Conchita Alonso at MacAfrica's L A Soiree- Photo by Bob Delgadillo

Other celebrity guests included newscaster, Leyna Nguyen, Mauricio Umansky and his mom, Estella Umansky who brings her delightful personality to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Show. Tucker Smallwood who often plays military roles mentioned his interest in learning more about PetCARE TV and jokingly talked about his role in Snoop film, “Hood of Horror AKA No Pets Allowed.”  


Producer Philip M. Cohen and Ha Phoung at MacAfrica's L A Soiree - photo by Bob Delgadillo.

Singer Ha Phuong (Miss Vietnam) flew in from New York for the Soirée and promised to pass the information about PetCARE TV in her international travels.  Actress Joy McElveen, Producer/Director, Michelle Romano, Director/Producee/Actress German Housewives of Beverly Hills SonyaTuchmann

Nia Peeples = MacAfrica's LA Soiree - photo by Bob Delgadillo

Seen walking the red carpet were Wren Barnes, Carlos Ramirez, Damian Chapa, Mara Marini, Michael Helfant of Troika PicturesTasha Dixon, Pierre Du LatDonna Spangler, Tia Barr, Clement Von Franckenstein, Cate Crismani, Publisher of True Cowboy Magazine, Actors Leonadis Gulaptis and Luke Mackenzie.


Two honored guests were Doctors Dani McVety and Bernadine D. Cruz. Dr. McVety is a speaker, consultant, author, and host for PetCARE TV and frequently writes and speaks for professional and lay audiences on end-of-life veterinary topics. Her greatest fulfillment in veterinary medicine has been helping to ease the stress and fear of the people that love their animals. Founder of Lap of Love she has been featured on numerous local, national, and professional media outlets.  She is the youngest recipient of the college’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award (2013) in addition to the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s President’s Award.


Pierre Du Lat at MacAfrica's L A Soiree photo by Bob Delgadillo.

Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM, is an associate veterinarian at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital, Laguna Hills, Calif.  She specializes in companion animal medicine and has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 20 years.  Dr. Cruz received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She presently can be seen on PetCARE TV, and provides answers to internet using pet owners on WebMD as one of AVMA’s expert consultants. An nationally active speaker, she is an author on general pet care, emergency preparedness and veterinary medicine, as well as being a veterinary consultant for several national television programs.  Dr. Bernadine Cruz is a certified member of the Association of American Veterinary Journalists.  Cruz also served as chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Communications and other Advisory Councils


MacAfrica and daughter Deborah at L A Soiree photo by Bob Delgadillo.

Sponsors for the event included Saddle Ranch Pictures, PetCARE TV, MacAfrica Productions, RealTV, Titos Handmade Vodka, Roman Media Inc.,Boss Babe Body, Sisel Beauty, William Wolf PecanLiving Proof, Razieh’s Skin Care, and Voyce Collars, and Swirls Cupcakes.

Philip M. Cohen of Saddle Ranch and Troika Pictures and Michael Helfant of Troika Pictures at MacAfrica's LA Soiree - photo by Bob Delgadillo

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