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Issa Rae, ‘Insecure’ Golden Globe Nominee, to Speak at the Hollywood Confidential

*Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) president and event creator, Steve Jones, announced today that Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae (creator and star of HBO’s Insecure) and more are scheduled to speak at the fourth installment of The Hollywood Confidential on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills (8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211) as a celebration in recognizing the closing of Black History Month.

A pre-conversation “Rising Stars” panel will take place from 6:30-7:15 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM) featuring actors from hit shows such as Dawn-Lyen Gardner (“Queen Sugar”) and more; immediately followed by “A Conversation with Issa Rae” starting at 7:30 PM.

Powered by Walgreens and presented by SAG-AFTRA, the panel will focus on elements of acting, beauty, health, fitness and the breakthroughs taking place around diversity and inclusion.

In addition, Jones’ BME, Walgreens and SAG-AFTRA will honor this year’s panelists by acknowledging their tremendous contributions made to the entertainment industry through their inclusive and diverse stories and representations.

Issa Rae to show

The event, designed to educate aspiring industry professionals on the inner workings of the entertainment industry, will take place from 7-9PM.

The last panel installment, sponsored by Chick-Fil-A and returning sponsor Walgreens was hailed as an unquestionable success, including participation from the cast of The Perfect Guy (Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy).

The Hollywood Confidential is a free event for general admission with advance RSVP online, however, VIP tickets are also available for purchase by visiting the website,

About Brand Maverick Entertainment

Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) is a boutique brand management firm led by 10-year industry professional and brand strategist Steve Jones. BME specializes in positioning their clientele’s product within world’s view through tailor made, scalable solutions.

Areas of focus include digital marketing, endorsement deals, product development, TV, Film and more.

About Walgreens

Founded in 1901, Walgreens remains among the fastest growing retailers in the country with an anticipated organic growth rate of between 1.5 and 2.5 percent in 2013. They now operate more than 700 health and wellness clinics in their stores and on employer worksites. Their health centers on or near employer campuses offer diverse services including primary and acute care; wellness, pharmacy and disease management services; and health and fitness programming.


SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals.

SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at






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