I am so excited about 2017! (A summary of 2016 follows.) We have been enjoying watching episodes of SEASON 2 of Brokenhearted Hollywood on Los Angeles Television Channel LA 36. We will start shooting SEASON 3 soon! I feel so honored to help encourage people to pursue their dreams; without letting their dreams break their heart.

This year I was asked to sit on the board of one of my favorite local non-profit wildlife groups called Mountain and Sea Adventures! This amazing organization runs kids camps and family camps which impart a deep personal appreciation for marine biology and environmental science. Families learn the importance of caring for our vulnerable environment. Schools book camps all year long as a source of education and hands-on experience. The camps are held at Emerald Bay on Santa Catalina Island (as well as ship tours), and Camp Oakes at Big Bear in the San Bernardino National Forest. Check out the website and be amazed at what they are accomplishing! If you know anyone or any group that would benefit from these camps, please pass on the information. If you end up visiting the camps, please tell them that Carmen & Brokenhearted Hollywood sent you! Their website is www.mountainandsea.org .

2016 was a fantastic year! Brokenhearted Hollywood completed SEASON 1 and all of the episodes were aired on TV Channel LA 36. We shot SEASON TWO between August and December in preparation for 2017. We were able to get some episodes off to LA 36 early, and LA 36 aired the first episode of SEASON 2 October. 28, 2016. For all information & updates on Brokenhearted Hollywood, visit www.brokenheartedhollywood.com November 11th @ 7:00 P.M. in Santa Monica at the Laemmle Monica Film Center, Brokenhearted Hollywood was screened (part 1 & 2 of my interview with James Runcorn) at the Indie Chicks International Film Festival.  We won in our category! In December, Brokenhearted Hollywood was awarded a semi-finalist position in the 'Hollywood Screening Film Festival'! In 2015 Brokenhearted Hollywood was screened at the 'Hollywood & Vine Film Festival' and won the HOLLYWOOD AND VINE AWARD! As part of the win, we received a featured spot in the September 2016 Hollywood & Vine Magazine. Here is the article (page 9). On November 2nd, I was one of 5 producers selected to present a new television show pitch to a panel of industry pro's at the CINE PITCHFEST in L.A. presented by the A&E Network: Be Original.

What's next? Editing and shooting Brokenhearted Hollywood episodes is consuming my time right now as well as working with my husband and my son on movie projects. I also intend on getting back to re-editing my books and then doing something with them!!! If you need to contact me, please don't hesitate! You can email me at carmen@brokenheartedhollywood.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Until then, please don't stop pursuing your dreams! The world needs you.
Love Carmen

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