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THE 2018 CV Indie Film Awards

Lisa Gilbert Comedy
Lisa Gilbert Comedy

Manny The Movie Guy

May 28, 2023

Manny the Movie Guy Film Critic for KMIR, MIX 100.5, The Filipino Channel, and The Critics’ Choice” Choice!

Dave Acosta

March 28, 2018

Dave Acosta is the Morning Radio Personality from 6-10am weekdays for Jammin 99.5 and Production Manager for Marker Broadcasting's four station radio group. Dave has been a Valley Radio Personality for over 20 years. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dave grew up with a passion for Old School and R&B. Dave first came to the Desert in 1997 and loves the beauty, history and diverse people that make the Coachella Valley a great place to live.


Dave Acosta- Production Manager

Marker Broadcasting

KPLM-THE BIG 106 (Country)

KRHQ-Q102.3 (Classic Rock)

KJJZ-KOOL 959 (Adult Contemporary)

KMRJ-JAMMIN 995 (Old School)

75-153 Merle Dr.  Suite G

Palm Desert, CA  92211

760 568 4550 ext 10

Lisa Gilbert Comedy

October 08, 2018

What's this item about? What makeShe has been performing comedy all over the US, and have performed in comedy clubs, churches, prisons, private parties, marriage and woman's retreats, and conferences.s it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Comedian John Hill

January 03, 2023

John Hill is a clean comedian from Southern California who has been keeping crowds laughing since 2010 (at least formally).

He has performed with headliners Michael Jr., John Crist, Nazareth, Jimmy Brogan, Carlos Oscar, Gilbert Esquival, Robert G Lee, Thor Ramsey, and Jeff Allen among others. He has even appeared on TV! - (okay, only one appearance on JCTV, for TBN, but who's counting?)

In addition, John has performed at several Southern California comedy clubs including the Improv in Ontario, The Ice House in Pasadena, Pechanga, the Mad House, and the Comedy Palace in San Diego. His gift for storytelling and his commitment to clean performances has made John a favorite of corporations, schools, non-profits and churches everywhere.

John's material ranges from personal stories and observational humor to social commentary and self-deprecation. In addition to his comedy, his experience as a husband, dog lover, and pastor means he can bring laughter and fun to virtually any type of event.

Josh Rushlow ( Host CV Indie Film Awards)

January 01, 2020

Joshua "Rush" Rushlow, a graduate chef and successful restaurateur with over 20 years experience. Rush is the proprietor of Murph's Gaslight restaurant, famous for its Pan-Fried Chicken.

If not greeting guests or checking with patrons on the quality of their food and service, you will find Rush in the kitchen preparing one of his gourmet Nightly Specials. Each week, you can find Josh on Money Radio 1200AM  & 1009.FM Radio ( Cookin with Rush) Radio Show. Rush will interview members of culinary and hospitality industries serving the Valley's restaurants and hotels. Learn about some great recipes.

Josh is also an actor who has appeared in Gina Carey Films , "rose England & Acts of Kindness" due to premier Feb 2019 and the host of Gina Carey Films movie premiers and The CV Indie Film Awards.

Abigail Carter

October 08, 2018

The second of seven children, is a fifteen year old independent studies sophomore student in the Coachella Valley.  Working part time at a local restaurant, she is amazingly still able to maintain her 4.0 GPA in hopes of attending college on a musical scholarship.  Having sung before she even spoke a word, Abi naturally found her way into other musical abilities including piano and guitar.  After winning several local vocal competitions starting at age eight, Abi decided at 11 years old to enter the prestigious McCallum Theaters’ Open Call competition. In 2016 at 13 years old, she and her mother sang a duet that earned them the award of “best vocal performance." She recently, in 2018, repeated that award again winning best vocal for a solo performance. Abi hopes to use her talent to inspire, uplift, and reach the hearts of those who could use it most.hat makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Pastor Steve & Marty Sorensen

January 01, 2020

Pastors and founders of JPL Church Rancho Mirage

Levi Vincent

January 01, 2020

 Levi is the President and CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Film Alliance and Film Office


Levi is the Founder and CEO of PS Talent Interactive, a Sony PlayStation video game publisher and broadcast partner. Launched in 2008, Levi made history by becoming the first community-born publisher ever to sign with Sony.

Since 2013, Levi has completely restructured the Alliances’ game plan, elevating it from a static, labor intensive operation into the No. 1 production organization in the greater Palm Springs region.

By developing and executing a new business plan, along with re-branding and effective marketing, Levi has taken the Alliance to an entirely different level where local governments, businesses and residents now see the Alliance as a powerful force with the ability to attract, retain and grow the film industry in the Coachella Valley.

Levi Vincent

PSTalent Interactive
Greater Palm Springs Film Alliance & Film Office

3111 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 139
Palm Springs, California 92262

Stephanie Bell

January 01, 2020

What's this item Stephanie is a multi-award winning and Emmy nominated producer, whose current feature, I Am Still Here, explores the illegal child sex trafficking industry in the U.S.  IASH has been accepted to over 40 film festivals worldwide, garnering more than 25 awards, including 10 Best Feature Film awards. Her production company, BelLipoma Entertainment, is based in Palm Springs. BelLipoma’s goal is to tell daring and provocative stories that spark a dialogue about the human condition and how our actions impact on it. Stephanie’s projects as producer or line producer include the multi-award winning sci-fi feature, Inverse; Life Support, starring Brian Dennehy (currently in production), the recently released supernatural thriller, Bedeviled; the Emmy nominated web series Her Story; the thriller Devil May Call; the popular web series Man vs.; and the PBS TV series The Real Desert with Steve Brown.  She currently has numerous projects in development, including the female-centric Western Soiled Doves.  Stephanie has produced over 10 award-winning short films, and over 30 plays in the Los Angeles theater community. She was the artistic director of Sacred Fools Theater Company and The Chautauqua Theater Alliance, as well as the managing director of Ensemble Studio-LA.  Since her move to the desert in 2012, Stephanie’s involvement in the Coachella Valley includes serving as a line producer, a casting director, a mentor in the Cathedral City High School DATA Mentor Program, and as the Festival Director for the 2014 Art, Music, Film & More (AMFM) Fest.  She also served as the co-chair of the Events Committee of the Palm Springs Women in Film & TV (PSWIFT). Before producing Stephanie was an actress studying under the tutelage of the Oscar-winning director, Mike Nichols and performing Off-Broadway and throughout the US. about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

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