What’s In A Name Debut


Thanks to your support, the premiere of What’s In A Name was a great success.  The movie played on two screens at Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley.  The audience showed every emotion from  roaring laughter to tears. All  moviegoers were treated to free popcorn and drinks. The VIP After Party at Leige downtown Oakland was a star studded hit. That place was jam-packed on a Thursday night looking like Saturday. What’s In A Name cast and crew where’s treated to complimentary bottle service.

If you missed the party,  you can still see the movie. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD. 3-Day shipping on all orders.


DVD -$15







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Congratulations Author ElTyna McCree

Congratulations to Author Reverend ElTyna McCree on and her debut writing project. She drew a nice crowd at the book release and her presentation was awesome! Thanks to everyone who came out to support. Click the link below and order your  autographed copy  of

“Oh What A Ride!” today.

Visit Octopus Literary Salon at 2101 Webster Street in Oakland, and pick up a copy of “Oh! What A Ride! 50 Years In The Airline Travel Industry” by ElTyna McCree. 


Executive Sponsor Commercial



Become an Executive Sponsor for the What’s In a Name Movie premiere receive:

  • a commercial for your business that runs in the movie preview
  • receive your business logo on signage of step and  repeat for the red carpet
  • 2 VIP All Access passes to the premiere and after party
  • Priority seating
  • Front of Line privileges
  • an ad in the program
  • email inquiries to elvanelsonhayes@gmail.com 

  • Executive Sponsors 

Alyce On Grand, 3223 Grand Avenue,  Oakland, CA. 94610

Inter-City Services, 3269 Adeline Steet, Berkeley, CA 94703 

Casting Continues for What’s In A Name

FB_IMG_1454975475200 Saturday, February 27th, 10:30am-12:30pm

Guice Christian Academy 

6925 International Blvd 

Oakland, CA. 94612 

Union and NonUnion actors welcome

Casting call for Union roles:
Uncle Pablo, African American 18-25, 2 days at ULB rate.
Melanie, African American, 18-25 2 days at ULB rate.

Lead role:
Opal, African American, must be able to play 12yrs and 18yrs, 5 days at ULB rate.

Casting call for Non Union roles:
Several roles for schools scenes, all ethnicities, ages 12-18.

Email headshots and resumes to elvanelsonhayes@gmail.com


Habari Gani! is the official Kwanzaa  greeting which translates into, “What’s  the news of the day?” The answer depends on the Kwanzaa principle of the day.

Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration of African and African-American heritage. it  begins December 26th and ends January 1st.  Each of the seven days corresponds to one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa:  Umoja = Unity, Kujichagulia=Self Determination, Ujima=Collective Work & Responsibility, Ujamaa=Cooperative Economics, Nia= Purpose, Kuumba = Creativity, and Imani=Faith.

In celebration of KWAANZA,  Ms. Lva’s Books & More will be hosting our first annual KWAANZA BOOK FAIR. Our goal is to celebrate literacy, as we promote  African American publishers and bookstores, and highlight African American books and authors.

Browse our collection and you will find a variety of topics from authors of all genres. We have fiction and non-fiction, classics and contemporary, history, mystery, romance, poetry, urban fiction, Christian fiction and children’s books just to name a few.

African Americans are the most prolific group of people in the United States and the most studied group of people in the world.

Know your history; know yourself.

Happy Kwanzaa!

Ms. Lvas Books &More