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The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame is thrilled to announce that its 3rd annual induction ceremony will be held Nov. 30 at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater as part of the city’s 150th Birthday Celebration.

In anticipation to this event, you are invited this saturday at the CLHOF silent auction and cocktail party, hosted by SNL comedian and actress Nora Dunn, at the Hilton/Asmus contemporary 716 N. Wells in Chicago.

A limited amount of tickets is still available for purchase. Details for the party can be found here.

 

Attached is an article about Delphine Pontvieux, who will also be in attendance at the event, written by Donald G. Evans, founder and executive director of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

 

Does she juggle too?

“You might know Delphine Pontvieux as the author of the thriller ETA and the publisher of Miss Nyet Publishing. Or you might know her as a tri-athlete, scuba instructor, waterboarder or rock climber. Maybe you’re aware of her work as an actress in LOL, where she played Joan of Arc’s mother. You could have bumped into her in her travels as an international saleswoman and promoter in the music and entertainment industries. Perhaps you just know her as the really tall and attractive French woman.
Now, in a kick to the face to all of us trying to get one thing right, she designs jewelry.” Read the rest of the article here.



It’s been a long time coming, but LOL-Laughing Out Loud is out!

Featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Thomas Jane, Marlo Thomas and…Chicago author Delphine Pontvieux, LOL is a fresh coming-of-age story for modern times.

You are invited to Beauty Bar on Wednesday, August 8, to watch the movie with Pontvieux and friends.

drinks 5 to 7 pm
screening of the movie at 7 pm

As always, at Beauty Bar, 10 dollars get you a cocktail and a manicure!

For more information:

1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

What is LOL about:
In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola’s mom, Anne, “accidentally” reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown.

Check out Pontvieux’s page on imdb: http://pro.imdb.coM/name/nm4041746/


If you wanted to see Delphine Pontvieux’s debut on the big screen, now is your chance!

LOL-Laughing Out Loud, featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Marlo Thomas and Thomas Jane, to name a few of the actors who were cast in this star-studded motion picture, is out now for the public to see!

Sadly, the movie only had a limited release in the USA (May 4th, 2012), but it’s been out (or about to be) released pretty much everywhere else in the world (see list of international release dates at the end of this post.) And as of today, it s out on DVD ad Blu-Ray! (As well as on Netflix, On Demand, etc…)

We are yet to watch it ourselves (our copy of the DVD is on its way, though), but we’ve been told that the movie director, Lisa Azuelos, had great things to say about Pontvieux’s first time on-screen appearance. You can hear all about it on the movie director’s special commentary, which comes with the DVD!

Get your copy today and help us give this movie the success it rightfully deserves!

The DVD is available everywhere.

Pontvieux will also make a cameo appearance in the TV series “Underemployed” which will debut on MTV in october of this year.

Check out Delphine Pontvieux on IMDB at: http://pro.imdb.coM/name/nm4041746/maindetails

Enjoy LOL!

International release dates in theaters:

Release Dates

India  – 10 February 2012 (World Premiere)
Singapore  – 1 March 2012
USA  – 4 May 2012 (limited)
Austria  – 31 May 2012
Germany  – 31 May 2012
Ireland  – 1 June 2012
Norway  – 1 June 2012
UK  – 1 June 2012
Iceland  – 6 June 2012
Serbia  – 7 June 2012 (Belgrade) ( premiere)
Sweden  – 13 June 2012
Finland  – 15 June 2012
Portugal  – 21 June 2012
Thailand  – 21 June 2012 (Bangkok)
Ukraine  – 21 June 2012
South Africa  – 22 June 2012
Denmark  – 28 June 2012
Israel  – 28 June 2012
Russia  – 28 June 2012
Armenia  – 29 June 2012
Latvia  – 29 June 2012
Netherlands  – 5 July 2012
Colombia  – 13 July 2012
Hungary  – 19 July 2012
Mexico  – 20 July 2012
Australia  – 26 July 2012
Brazil  – 10 August 2012
Italy  – 17 August 2012
Belgium  – 12 September 2012
France  – 12 September 2012
Argentina  – 13 September 2012
Uruguay  – 9 November 2012

Also Known As (AKA)

LOL  – Hungary (imdb display title) / Portugal (imdb display title)
L.O.L.  – Lithuania (imdb display title)
LOL USA  – France (imdb display title)
LOL: Laughing Out Loud  – USA (working title)
Lola  – Brazil (imdb display title)
Summer. Classmates. Love  – Russia (new title)

Groupe Professionnel Francophone

   PROCHAIN COCKTAIL  

NEXT COCKTAIL

JEUDI – 29 mars 2012 – De 17h30 à 20h00

THURSDAY – MARCH 29, 2012 – FROM 5:30 TILL 8PM

Renaissance Chicago Hotel

Great Street Restaurant

1 W. Wacker

(au coin de/corner of State et Wacker)

$6 membres ; $12 non-membres

Cocktails, vins et bières de $3 à $7 !

Mixed drinks, wine and beer from $3 to $7

INTERVENANTE 

SPECIAL GUEST 

Delphine PONTVIEUX, Entrepreneuse, Artiste

Depuis son arrivée à Chicago en 1998, Delphine Pontvieux a laissé carte blanche à son esprit créateur.

Elle est l’auteur du thriller politique “ETA-Estimated of Arrest”,

fondatrice de la maison d’édition Miss Nyet Publishing,

journaliste freelance pour France-Amérique et Plongeur magazine,

créatrice de bijoux fantaisie “Points d’Ancrage” et actrice.

http://www.missnyet.com/

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COPIES OF HER NOVEL WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE, ALONG WITH PINTXATU (BASQUE COOKBOOK WITH CD COMPILATION) AND SAMPLES OF HER LATEST CREATIONS, THE ‘ANCHOR BRACELET’ JEWELRY LINE.


LOL-Laughing Out Loud, featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Douglas Moore…as well as Delphine Pontvieux (who plays the role of Joan of Arc’s mother) is set for a MAY 4 US release.

In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes and Facebook, Lola (Cyrus) and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola’s mom, Anne (Moore), “accidentally” reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown. Through hilarious and heartfelt moments between mother and daughter, LOL is a fresh coming-of-age story for modern times.

Read more about the movie and the cast at : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1592873/

Click the link below to order your own dedicated hardcover copy of Pontvieux’s award-winning thriller “ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest”:

http://www.missnyet.com/catalog.htm

Also available in digital version for just 2.99$ at :

http://www.amazon.com/ETA-Estimated-Arrest-Delphine-Pontvieux/dp/0984217606/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1330399779&sr=8-3


Communauté francophone et francophile, veuillez trouver ci dessous un article juste pour vous, car rédigé en français.

“Expat Forever” est un blog qui traite de l’expatriation des Français aux Etats Unis. Chaque mois, la rédaction brosse le portrait d’une française a la fois expatriée et entrepreneur. Ce mois ci, c’est Delphine Pontvieux, auteur du roman ‘ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest’, qui a été choisie. Veuillez lire l’interview ici:

http://expatforever.blogspot.com/2011/12/interview-dexpat-rencontre-avec.html


Interviewed for Write City in Chicago by Randy Richardson

Delphine Pontvieux seems to have walked out of the pages of classic fiction. A striking figure – tall, athletic and blond – topped off with a French accent. She could be an Ian Fleming temptress. Or perhaps a Raymond Chandler femme fatale. 

Even her life plays out like that of a modern-day Ernest Hemingway. In fact, she’s almost followed – in reverse – the famous novelist’s footsteps. While Hemingway was born here in Oak Park, Illinois, and took his well-chronicled travels to places like Cuba, Africa, Spain, France and Italy before returning back to the states, Pontvieux was born in France, in Versailles, and has since lived, studied and worked in Australia, the United States, Spain, and the Netherlands. She now calls Chicago home, after settling here in 1998.

She even seems carved out of the Hemingway larger-than-life mold. While Hemingway was known for running with the bulls, big game hunting and deep-sea fishing exploits, Pontvieux is a rock climber, scuba diver and actress (look for her in Miley Cyrus’s 2011 film, LOL, in which she plays Joan of Arc’s mother).

 Now Pontvieux is, like Hemingway, also an author. In 2009, she published through her own press, Miss Nyet Publishing, her first novel, a political thriller titled ETA – Estimated Time of Arrest, winner of the Indie Excellence Book Award 2011 in the Thriller category.

ETA, like Hemingway’s classic The Sun Also Rises, takes place in Spain. Pontvieux’s debut even has an early scene in which her main character, Lartaun, runs with the bulls in Pamplona, the festival Hemingway made famous in The Sun Also Rises.    

In ETA, Pontvieux tries to bring meaning to the polarizing Basque political struggles through Lartaun, who has been wrongly charged with the fatal bombing of a police station in his home town. Living under an assumed name in Mexico, he is given a chance to return by his childhood friend, Patxi, but with a price.

In this interview, Pontvieux describes her motivations for writing ETA, as well as her experiences in writing and self-publishing her first novel.  

Read the full interview here:

http://chicagowrites.org/thewritecitymag.aspx?articleid=39


FROM MAVEN PRODUCTIONS:

Maven, Today’s Chicago Woman and Jbar present the DIVA SERIES: Honoring influential and successful women in Business, PR, Media, Fashion, Fitness, Beauty, Lifestyle and much more!

Join us as we honor the ARTISTA Divas! Art, Photography, Writers, Creators, Designers, Makeup Artistry, Performing Arts and more!

This event will take place at

Jbar
610 North Rush
Chicago, IL

on May 5th – Event starts at 6 pm – please RSVP to sarah@maven-chicago.com

di·va – [dee-vuh, -vah] noun, distinguished female singer; prima donna. Goddess, fine lady.

DIVAS:

*Delphine Pontvieux – Author “ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest” and Owner of Miss Nyet Publishing, LLC and Actress

*AlekSandra Karach – CEO & Founder of AK Lifestyle/AK Interior Design & Lifestyle Solutions Inc. + Managing Partner of BCD – Behind Closed Doors, a luxury brand for Bachelor Pads & Lifestyle for Successful Menhttp://www.aklifestyle.com/

*Alexandra Kamischke – Creative Director for Today’s Chicago Woman

Amie Hana Photography – Owner/ Photographer/Graphic Designer for Amie Photography http://www.amiephotography.com/

*Athir Mahmud – Independent Artist, Asssoiate Professor and Founder of Athir Art https://www.facebook.com/Athir.Art

*Brenda Arelano – Make up Artist for NBC 5, Freelance conventional/airbrush artist for HD, Film, Print, Video, Special Events

*Catherine Bradley – Manager of Corporate Relations – Musueum of Contemporary Art

*Chrishon Yvette Lampley Co-Owner and Director of Operations, Three Peas Art Lounge

*Fayshell Fajardo – Host of the Fayshell Fajardo Show – covering Fashion, Entertainment and Hottest Spots and Parties in Chicago

*Jennifer Jackson – Owner/Photographer of Jennifer Jackson Photography (Jennography) and Art Instructor at New Trier High School –http://www.jennography.net/

*Jillian Knox – Co-owner at TBA Space 1039 and Owner/Buyer of Joules Jewels Vintage

*Kimberly Anderson – Freelance makeup artist in LA/NYC/Miami

Kristine Campbell – Owner and Designer for StrangeBirdwww.livestrangebird.com

*Laura Tabachnick Executive Project Manager at AK Lifestyle/AK Interior Design & Lifestyle Solutions Inc. + Managing Partner of BCD – Behind Closed Doors, a luxury brand for Bachelor Pads & Lifestyle for Successful Men http://www.aklifestyle.com/

*Lora Michael – Owner and Artist – Lora Michael Cosmetic Artistry

*Marissa Govedarica – National Account Executive at Her Campus Media and Makeup Artist at POP BEAUTY

*Maya-Camille Broussard, Co-Owner and Gallery Curator, Three Peas Art Lounge

*Melissa Loutus – Owner and Designer of Bella Muri –http://www.bellamuri.com/

*Rayme Silverberg –.Actress and Vice President of Nothing Without a Company, Managing Director of Coriolis Theater

*Sarah Raskey – Founder and Owner of the Giving Gallery and Artist/Art Therapist/Psychotherapist – www.SarahRaskey.com

*Zee Gustafson – Owner of Zee Artistry and Freelance Makeup Artist

Specialty cocktail and Half off food menu!

SPONSORS -Today’s Chicago Woman – http://www.tcwmag.com/, WebRev Marketing – http://www.webrevmarketing.com/ and Rodan + Fields

RSVP to sarah@maven-chicago.com


Delphine Pontvieux is featured in the January edition of France-Amerique magazine.

France-Amérique is published by FrancePress LLC. Founded in 1943 by World War II France Libre exiles, France-Amérique became the international weekly edition of the French daily newspaper Le Figaro in the 1960s. In 2007, France-Amérique merged with the Journal Français, the largest French-language journal published in America since 1978, giving birth to a new bi-weekly publication. In May 2008, France-Amérique underwent a final revamp with the launch of a monthly magazine-style edition. Today, France-Amérique is America’s largest and only nationwide French-language publication, and each monthly issue provides an extensive review of French current events and the latest trends, profiles of influential French personalities, an insider’s look at the French cultural scene, in-depth history features, and coverage of French life in the U.S. from coast to coast.

Read the full article here:

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