Acura partners with Los Angeles Times The Envelope Screening Series WE CREATE AWESOMEEvents are our obsession. We produce over 90 a year. And we're not satisfied unless each and every one of them is the kind of only-in-L.A. immersive experience that captivates attendees and delivers one-of-kind opportunities for brands. From L.A.'s culinary stars to Hollywood's A-listers, top thinkers to political leaders, we draw the biggest names and the most engaged audiences. Our events are creatively inspired, thoroughly planned and flawlessly executed to meet the highest expectations — of our attendees and our partners. We invite your brand to get a ticket in.View Events Overview April 9-10, 2016Every April, more than 156,000 people flock to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books for a weekend that is uniquely L.A. Over two days, booklovers hear authors and celebrities talk, families enjoy the Children’s Stage and outdoor entertainment, foodies see famed chefs perform live demos at the Cooking Stage and everyone is inspired by an atmosphere of free-flowing inspiration. Attendees are a diverse mix of families and singles, young and old. The common denominator is they spend significant time ‒ and money ‒ during their visit.View more informationView sizzle reel Every April at Festival of BooksThe Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were first awarded in 1980 with the idea of recognizing literary excellence and celebrating the community of readers in Los Angeles. Held on the weekend of the festival at USC's magnificent Bovard Hall, authors and book lovers alike gather to applaud the best books in ten categories. Now in its 36th year, the Book Prizes have grown into one of nation's most prestigious and well-known literary honors.View more information Opening Night of Festival of BooksTo commence the Festival of Books, Los Angeles Times publisher invites many of L.A.'s highest-profile thought leaders to a private gala. An annual highlight of this remarkable celebration is a keynote from one of the festival's most-prominent luminaries.View more information QuarterlyThe Ideas Exchange features in-demand speakers engaging in dynamic conversations with Los Angeles Times journalists, offering fresh insights on a topic of current crucial interest. In the series' inaugural event, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell took part in a lively one-on-one with The Times’ Kenneth Turan before a sell-out audience. View more information Labor Day WeekendHosted by The Times' acclaimed food writers and editors, The Taste showcases the best of L.A.'s highly influential culinary scene over two days and three nights on the historic backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios. Comprised of five distinct events and themes, participating restaurants and renowned chefs serve up samples of favorite dishes and mouthwatering treats. While live cooking demonstrations amplify the best of what’s available in Southern California, the city’s top mixologists offer delicious beverages that are setting the standard for L.A.’s cocktail culture.View more informationView Sizzle Reel Every OctoberInspired by our Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold's list of the 101 best restaurants in L.A., Jonathan Gold's Bite Nite gives an exclusive crowd a chance to mingle with Jonathan and renowned chefs while sampling from 40 select restaurants over two nights. The soaring spaces of The Times' downtown printing plant set a dramatic backdrop, and a limit of 300 culinary tastemakers and LA Times subscribers ensures interaction and attention from attendees.View more informationView Sizzle Reel Various DatesFlight Night is an ongoing series of tasting events where wine, beer or a particular spirit is highlighted. Brand ambassadors representing their labels offer pours while providing their insight, expertise and mingling with guests. For spirit tastings, renowned mixologists are on hand to serve handcrafted cocktails, which are voted on by guests to determine the favorite. Spirit enthusiasts and key bloggers alike toast to tastings from artisan distilleries, boutique wineries and craft breweries.View more information Various DatesA wild mix of fashion show, rock concert and Hollywood nightclub, Los Angeles Times Rock/Style attracts L.A.'s hippest tastemakers and trendsetters. The evening is filled with non-stop cutting-edge dance and musical performances, visually stunning exhibits, intriguing guest speakers, surprise appearances, fashion shows, shopping and fabulous cocktails all night long. View more information October through JanuaryDuring Oscar awards season, the Screening Series welcomes a select audience of Hollywood Guild members and Academy voters to consider 12 of the year's most talked about films. A spirited Q&A with the cast and creative team follows each screening, moderated by an LA Times journalist. Our content partner will join the Los Angeles Times in having exclusive rights to both short- and long-form videos from the Q&A's.View more informationView Sizzle Reel May through June Over several months leading up to the nominations, The Envelope Emmy Screening Series features a series of entertaining screenings and enlightening talks with the creators and casts of television shows in contention for the industry's top honor. Moderated by an LA Times journalist, the exclusive audience features Hollywood Guild members and Times' subscribers who are also TV aficionados. View more information September through January The Envelope Independent Screening Series features the artistic productions of up-and-coming filmmakers, often with lower budgets and available only in limited release. These documentary and foreign films are also Oscar contenders, and are shown to a receptive audience that includes Hollywood Guild members. Screenings are followed by a Q&A with the passionate filmmakers and cast, moderated by an LA Times journalist. View more information October through JanuaryWith The Envelope Awards Season Roundtables, LA Times writers Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen host a series of intimate, sit-down conversations with the year's most talked about actors, directors and producers. Each discussion (sans audience) generates memorable — and widely viewed — highlights of the speakers' most recent film projects and storied careers. Content seen by millions via LAT distribution channels and is promoted via coordinated marketing and PR promotional efforts.View more information May through JuneDuring the spring, the LA Times brings together the creative talent of television's most popular shows for a series of talks resulting in honest and heartfelt insights and revelations. With the absence of a studio audience, The Envelope Emmys Season Roundtables is an opportunity for TV stars to be open about their challenges, triumphs and disappointments. View more information Various DatesThroughout the year, The Indie Focus Screening Series spotlights hand-selected independent, foreign and documentary films — prior to release. After each screening, there is an insightful Q&A with the filmmakers and casts, moderated by LA Times film writer Mark Olsen. The Indie Focus newsletter and podcast are also available for sponsorship. This event has a Podcast imbedded newsletter and growing e-mail list with a high engagement rate.View more information Annually | 3 DaysThe Hero Complex Film Festival gives fans of superhero, sci-fi and fantasy cinema the opportunity to see some of genre's most iconic movies — past and present — on the big screen. As a unique highlight, they also get to listen to some of the actors, directors and screenwriters from these films in a special Q&A, moderated by an LA Times journalist, that follows each screening. View more informationView Sizzle Reel Various DatesKey bloggers and social-media influencers flock to see free advance screenings of the year’s biggest sci-fi, fantasy and action blockbusters. Each film is followed by a Q&A with actors and creators, moderated by Times writers. View more information San Diego Comic-Con in July | New York Comic-Con in OctoberDuring convention weekends, Hero Complex throws exclusive parties for tastemakers, fanboys and fangirls. It also invites its audience into a highly visible headquarters for celebrity conversations with Times journalists. Our promotion iof the magazine at the Con’s includes branded pedi-cabs and highly engaged street teams. Hero Complex is a way for a sponsor to amplify their voice among the noise.View more information January, March, April, July, SeptemberYour brand can be there when the LA Times editorial team sets up shop at top film festivals, award shows and music celebrations. Our custom-branded and private photo and video studio gives our readers and sponsors full access to A-list celebrities, musicians, internet influencers, and top talent. We go behind the lens, letting viewers in on the antics and conversations that take place in our studio, as well as scenes from the street – from the fashion looks to the social scene. The LATHQ is also a rare gifting opportunity to put your product directly in the hands of participating talent. View more information October 11, 2015The Latinos de Hoy Awards is a star-studded, bi-lingual event honoring contemporary Latinos who have contributed to a vibrant Los Angeles community. More than 1000 of the city’s movers and shakers come together to pay tribute to distinguished award recipients in the areas of community, entertainment, sports, business, youth, diversity and the arts. The evening kicks off with red carpet arrivals, which is followed by a VIP celebration. Latinos de Hoy is the only national Latino Awards show produced by 2 major publications. View more informationView Sizzle Reel Various DatesAbriendo Puertas is designed to assist Latinos in starting or growing their small businesses. In a series of free seminars conducted in Spanish, attendees have the unique opportunity to listen to multiple industry professionals, ask questions and engage with panelists in various areas, including marketing, legal and financial matters. This very popular event encourages local economic growth and culminates with a networking reception where one attendee wins a $10,000 advertising campaign in Hoy.View more information Every April at Festival of BooksThe Hoy Cultural Neighborhood at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is filled with family fun and offers a unique cultural experience. Designed to appeal to Spanish-speaking, bi-lingual, and multicultural festivalgoers. The Neighborhood features Spanish-language and bilingual performances, dancing and art as well as cultural presentations by renowned Latino authors.View more information Every Labor Day Weekend at The TasteThe Hoy Cantina at Los Angeles Times The Taste offers a key ingredient to the city's culinary scene. Each year, this food and wine festival attracts 9,000 Southern California foodies and tastemakers, the hippest of which congregate at the Hoy Cantina to sample some of latest trends in Hispanic food and drink.View more information Various DatesHoy offers sponsorship opportunities that reach the Hispanic consumer with a 360-degree experiential involvement at a variety of events throughout the year. Events include Mariachi USA Festival, Cinco de Mayo, Fiestas Patrias and more.View more information Various DatesEvent sponsorship offers opportunities to reach affluent families and sports enthusiasts in the coastal Orange County community:DAILY PILOT CUPMay 26 – 31, 2015Attendance: 2,500 familiesThis exciting youth soccer tournament in Newport Beach/Costa Mesa fosters school spirit, promotes sportsmanship and attracts high levels of community involvement.TOSHIBA CLASSICOct 26 – Nov 1, 2015Attendance: 85,000+For seven days, Newport Beach welcomes the legends of the golf world at the only official PGA Champions Tour event in Orange County.