Sonny Fox - But You Made the Front Page

Sonny Fox spoke at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences about his book. It was cool to hear from him about some entertainment industry history.

ICG Emerging Cinematographer Awards

ICG Emerging Cinematagrapher Awards were held on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at the DGA Theatre.
The selected pieces were outstanding.  The Honorees were:


Daron Keet  1st Assistant  Ripple Effect

Pete Villani  Operator  Carjack

Robert C. Webb  Operator The Girl In The Dark

James Takata  Operator Only Child

Brian O'Carroll  Operator Angel

John Barr  Operator The Carrier

Stewart Whelan  1st Assistant The Money Pet

Michael Pescasio  Operator Don't Let your Love Annihilate


Honorable Mentions:

Basil Smith  1st Assistant Cowards & Monsters

Michael Alden Lloyd  2nd Assistant Dawn


They received fabulous gifts as well.  

Check the Emerging Cinematographer Award site here

Emmys 2012

Thank you Lee-director or DP who framed the shot.

Editors 2012

A group of Emmy nominated editors(2012) talked about their craft at the Egyptian Theatre on Sept 9th presented by the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences Editors Peer Group. The panel was moderated by Shawn Ryan (currently co-creator and EP of Last Resort: airs on ABC).

They gave advice and pointers as well to the attendees. They talked about their team's contribution to editing of the show that they were nominated for.

The Panel:

Kelley  Dixon: Breaking Bad
Steven A. Rasch, A.C.E:. Curb Your Enthusiasm & Modern Family
Peter John Chakos: The Big Bang Theory
Kabir Akhtar: 84th Annual Academy Awards
Bill Deronde: 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Fabienne Bouville: American Horror Story
Josh Earl, A.C.E.: Deadliest Catch
David Tedeschi: George Harrison: Living in The Material World

The event was sponsored by the Motion Picture Editors Guild and Fotokem.

Photos by TJ

David in L.A. at Web Series Unplugged at El Cid

August 15th, 2012

David in L.A. webseries was screened at the Web Series Unplugged event at El Cid in Silverlake. The unplugged event was started by Michael McCarthy.

Episode 3 was screened and it was well received by the audienc.

Absolutely American

August 12, 2012

Writer, Director, Actor, Comedian Peter Chen produced a staged reading of his award winning screen play Absolutely American at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, CA

Find out more about the story at:

Aug 2012

Butch Walker: Out of Focus

Los Angeles premiere of Butch Walker: Out of Focus was at the Mann's Chinese Theatre on Thursday July 19th, 2012. It is a documentary film by Peter Harding & Shane Valdes: starring Butch Walker and the Black Widows, produced by Salome Breziner, Jonathan Daniel & Shane Valdes, Edited by Peter Harding and music by Andrea Von Foerster.

The story was well told and there was a magical quality to the film. And the music was beautiful.

Visit for more details.
Released by:  Realmfilms

Shane Valdes & Salome Breziner

Ferrari Olive Oil Co.

Ferrari Olive Oil Co. is a new gourmet Olive Oil and Vinegar store based in Studio City, California. It was  opened by Alex Ferrari, who is a multi-talented director from the entertainment industry. They have free Olive Oil Tasting daily. Check it out at 11923 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA.  And visit their website to
get a glimpse of flavor.

David In LA

A Highlight of David In LA creators: David House, Freddie DeLaVega, & Farand Heydari at the New Media Film Festival Red Carpet. 

DILA is an action adventure web series filled with dashes of humor. They have three episodes out of the 10 episodes they want to do. The third episode was an official selection of the New Media Film Festival and screened on June 13th, 2012 at Landmark Cinemas. The cinematic style and the visual effects enhances the story-line. The  three creators who work in the Hollywood entertainment Industry got together because they wanted to tell a story of their own. All three are producers and writers of the show. David House is also a director and a musician. Freddie DeLaVega is an editor as well as an actor. And Farand Heydari is a filmmaker. (photos courtesy of David In LA-Show)     Find out more about them at:

A Wish For Animals

A Wish for Animals non-profit organization held a charity event to support stray animals in Costa Mesa, CA.
Friday June 1st, 2012

Razzies April Fools Day Show

2012 Golden Raspberry Awards(Razzies 2012) were held on Sunday April 1st, 2012 at the Magicopolis in Santa Monica, CA.  Actress Thushari Jayasekera was announced as the "newest Razzie cast member" by John B. Wilson. The talented presenters, alos, included Avery Clyde, Paula Einstein, Kelie McIver, Allen Rueckert, Glenn Simon and John Wilson. 

*Adam Sandler set a record by winning all the award.
*John B. Wilson is a founding member of the Razzies

Los Angeles Times: at the Globe

Thursdays at the Globe 2012.

An informative event, at the landmark building that is home to the L.A. times, with the distinguished columnist Steve Lopez.

**Thursdays @ The Globe will feature Times reporters, columnists, editors and executives during these one-hour sessions, offering an intimate opportunity for readers to interact with LA Timers. 

Mr. Lopez took time to autograph a book for one of the loyal readers who attended

Producer's Guild Walk-A-Thon

Producers Guild of America Held a Walk-A-Thon Honoring Laura Ziskin on Saturday March 3rd, 2012. 

The Walk-A-Thon was a tribute to the legendary producer and  her work in our industry and her humanitarian efforts in working to shape a patient-centric vision for cancer treatment. The walk was held March 3rd, on Laura's birthday. For all that knew her it was an opportunity to remember, an opportunity to give and most of all an opportunity to celebrate an individual who had an enormous impact on the entertainment industry and the Producer's Guild.

photos by TJ

Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23

Promo first started airing during the Oscars on Sunday,  February 26th, 2012

Show airs April 11th, 2012 on ABC 9:30pm after Modern Family.

(Thushari is in the pilot episode (Episode 1) and promo of Apt 23) 

2012 Razzie Nominations

Golden Razzberry founders held the Razzie Awards nomination ceremony at the  Magicopolis in Santa Monica, CA. The presentation of nominees were well written and humor filled.

The ceremony this year will be on Sunday,  April 1st, 2012-April Fool's Day. Keep an eye out for details.