Candice N. Mackel
LiL SoSo Productions and Politini Launch INTERACTIVE Scandal Watch Series
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2013 — Cultural architect Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of LiL SoSo Productions, Inc., and married Politicos Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of the weekly politics and pop culture show Politini, are merging the book club and watch party concepts and taking it to the next level. This week the trio announced a new series of interactive cultural events, framed around the television sensation Scandal, that they will produce and curate along with community partners SoulBounce and Candice Nicole Public Relations.
The Scandal Watch kick-off will coincide with the season premiere of ABC’s hit show Scandal on October 3rd at Jin Lounge in the chic and popular 14th & U corridor. 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.
“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. Editor-in-Chief Kimberly Hines and her team at SoulBounce will curate Scandal-themed music mixes inspired by the characters, storylines and classic soundtrack, 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.
WHO: LiL SoSo Productions, Inc. and Politini
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.
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