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Laura Dern, Billie Lourd, Jamie Chung & more kick off Globes Weekend at Moët Moment Film Festival

Lead Moët Moment Film Festival Judges Laura Dern & Billie Lourd

Last night in LA (1/5), Moët & Chandon — the official champagne of the Golden Globes for over a quarter century – kicked off the ceremony’s festivities by celebrating the official launch of its 3rd Annual Moët Moment Film Festival (MMFF)An illustrious crowd gathered at Poppy in West Hollywood to celebrate the next generation of Hollywood storytellers which the competition helps to support.

The exclusive fête honored this year’s MMFF Lead Judges and Star Wars costars – Golden Globe nominee Laura Dern and Hollywood royalty’s rising ingénue Billie Lourd. The pair were joined by creator of this year’s official Moët Golden Globes cocktail, actress Jamie Chung; Actresses Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect), Pollyanna McIntoch (The Walking Dead), Amanda Brugel, Danielle Campbell, and Kelsey Asbille; Actors Broderick Hunter (Insecure), Nolan Funk, Jon Tenney (whose wife Leslie Urdang is also a festival judge); amongst other notables. Also in attendance was last year’s MMFF Grand Prize Winner, Jack Welles, celebrated for his and his codirector Peter Parsucci’s first-place 60-second film, Know Yourself’. The fashionable crowd sipped Moët & Chandon from golden goblets while dancing to beats by DJ Anthony Pisano.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. Valerie was a veteran 17-year member, and one of the "chief organizers” of the prestigious and long running, TCA: Television Critics Association’s press tour. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers of the association. TCA press tours are “a must” for hundreds of TV critics twice a year, in Beverly Hills and in Pasadena.