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Pencil This In: Web Television, New Media Meetups

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The Paley Center hosts the cast and creative team of Monk tonight at 8:30 pm. There’s usually a screening, followed by discussion and Q&A. In person guests include Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, Jason Gray-Stanford, among others.

The Hammer Museum celebrates the 55th print anniversary of the literary journal the Paris Review and the publication of the Paris Review Interviews, Volume 3. Editor Philip Gourevitch is joined by screenwriter Stephen Gaghan and novelist Mona Simpson (both former staff members), will be joined by surprise literary guests for “conversation, stories and verse.”

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December’s Hollywood Web Television Meetup takes place tonight from 8-10 pm at SAG’s Cagney Board Room. The social-networking event brings together creative talent for the purpose of “sharing resources, finding opportunities for collaboration and working together to help talented content creators thrive in this emerging market.” This month’s guest speakers include Felicia Day, creator and star of the web series The Guild and Cristian Cussen, VP of Original Content at MySpaceTV.

LAist's own Editor the Zach Behrens takes part in a Blankspace's panel discussion on "How to Become an Influential Blogger" tonight at 7 pm. Also on the panel are Ophelia Chong, KCET local blogger, Andrew Warner, technology and entrepreneur blogger, Patricia Handschiegel, entrepreneurship and business blogger, and Francisco Dao, Fast Company Buzz Blogger. The evening's discussion will focus on what it takes to be a successful, even profitable blogger. The admission's free, but RSVPs recommended.

The group New Media Interchange converges on Phillipe's the Original tonight at 7 pm. The group shares tips on how to implement new media tools in life and business, regardless of tech savvy. Bring pressing new media questions to get answered while tackling a French dip and beer.

The New Beverly Cinema screens a '70s Blaxsploitation double feature of Dolemite (7:30 pm) and The Human Tornado (10 pm). Rudy Ray Moore stars in both as a detective who tries to get his rep and street cred back in the first movie, and tries to save a black nightclub from Mafia-type thugs in the sequel.