August 24

THE LAYOVER premiere and party hosted by Foster Grant, DirecTV, Svedka Vodka and The Highlight Room at The Dream Hollywood.

Photography By Amy Graves
Celebrities, filmmakers and other VIP’s crowded the red carpet and post premiere party for actor/director William H. Macy’s THE LAYOVER, hosted by Foster Grant Sunglasses, DirecTV, Svedka Vodka and the Highlight Room at the Dream Hotel Hollywood.


Guests Included Actor/Director William H. Macy and Stars Alexandra Daddario; Kate Upton; Matt Jones; Matt Barr; Joe Mullen; Joe Nunez; Lindsay Selles; Carrie Genzel and Joe Bicicchi as well as: Daphne Wayans; Gas Anvar; Izabella Miko; The Kaplan Twins; Jennifer Robideau; Terence Davis; Valentina Espinoza; Joe Nunez; Elizabeth Ho and others including filmmaker Gary Michael Schultz, and producers Ben Ruffman and Keith Kjarval from Unified Pictures.

The premiere took place at Arclight Cinemas Hollywood with the after party at Los Angeles hotspot The Highlight Room at Dream Hotel Hollywood.

On the carpet, stars and producers worked the fans gathered ahead of the red carpet on the Arclight plaza, with Kate mobbed by fans and autograph seekers. The cast boomeranged up and down the red carpet to secure some missed photos.


Overheard: with Macy and wife Felicity Huffman BOTH nominated for Emmy Awards, Macy was asked if he and Huffman ever felt competitive with one another. He replied they are super cooperative and are totally supportive of each other. “I married very well,” he said.

Kate Upton related that the cast were friendly off-set as well as on and that she and Matt Jones and Alexandra went to a bar where dancing on tables took place, fueled by ample supplies of tequila.

Alexandra Daddario revealed that Macy was a sort of father figure on the set, an one late night on the shoot, they snuck wine on the set to get them through the night.

Who’s behind those Foster Grants? Well, at the party, almost everyone. Stylists emerged from the Foster Grant studio with a walk-around sunglass bar pulling selections from men’s and women’s collections to try on and keep their favorites. Cast members and guests sporting the shades included Alexandra Daddario; Matt Jones; Joe Mullen; Joe Nunez; Lindsay Selles; Carrie Genzel; Izabella Miko; Jennifer Robideau; Terence Davis; Valentina Espinoza; Joe Nunez and celebrity DJ Michele Pesce.

Guests at the post-screening party were treated to exceptional food and drink served by models in flight attendant costumes. SVEDKA served “SVEDKA Raz Mule,” “SVEDKA Q-Cumber,” and the “SVEDKA Salty Dog. The Highlight Room passed out the wagyu sliders, hamachi crudo, avocado toast, and various pizzas. Guests could make their own layover adventure with a grteen-screened back full-size hot air balloon basket.

About the film: When their plane is rerouted due to a hurricane warning, two single best friends (Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton) find themselves competing for the same guy (Matt Barr) during an extended layover in St. Louis.

We would like to thank Henry Eshelman
Managing Director
PMG-Platform Media Group