Archive for August, 2013

I had a most enjoyable weekend theatrically speaking. I caught two exceptional productions, as different as could possibly be … but both are highly worthy of your time!

I had a most enjoyable weekend theatrically speaking. I caught two exceptional productions, as different as could possibly be … but both are highly worthy of your time!

A Short Stay at Carranor Written with heart-wrenching emotion by two time Emmy winner, William Blinn, and directed with pulsating passion by John Gallogly, this romantic drama is a pure joy. A poignant and involving look at the intricate dynamics of “family,” and undying romance … this touching “slice of life” story will linger in […]

Jobs

Jobs

Jobs Runtime 127 minutes. OK for children. Many years ago when I was still practicing law representing major corporations, I met a young $20,000 a year bookkeeper working for one of the corporations I represented in Chicago. We became fast friends. He was eventually transferred to Los Angeles, and quit to take a CFO job […]

A Modern Tribute to Historic Racers

A Modern Tribute to Historic Racers

I spent my usual four days traipsing around the Monterey Peninsula earlier this month, when seemingly the entire automotive hobby descends upon the scenic coastal area to revel in all things vintage automobile. But the new car industry also sets up shop the third weekend in August, starting adjacent to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance […]

The Boston Red Sox won their 26th series of the season when they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on the road on Sunday

That’s the most series victories of any major league team this year. But it had to be especially rewarding to topple the Dodgers, who hadn’t lost a series since June 14-16 and had been the hottest team in baseball. “We had to come in here and play a very good team that hadn’t lost a […]

Whew!

In what could be a World Series preview, the Boston Red Sox (77-55) pulled into town to pay the Dodgers a three-game visit this past weekend, and after Sunday’s 8-1 thrashing came away with enough confidence to fill a large stocking. So intrigued by the matchup, I found myself at Dodger Stadium for the finale, […]

Crew on Course

After an historic stretch that saw the Dodgers (76-54) go from last place to first place in the National League West, the team went 4-3 this past week, and even dropped two of three games to Boston at the Stadium. Jake Peavy (10-5) delivered a complete-game three-hitter, and the offense smashed three homers that highlighted […]

08-28-13

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Dancing with the Stars Technically Superb with Nine Emmy Nominations

Dancing with the Stars Technically Superb with Nine Emmy Nominations

The team behind Dancing with the Stars strives to make every show a special event, “and we are proud that the Television Academy has recognized the show we have been proud to present for more than 300 episodes,” says Conrad Green, executive producer of the BBC Worldwide Productions’ Dancing with the Stars, which has received […]

“That’s Voiceover!” Career Expo Finds Expression

“That’s Voiceover!” Career Expo Finds Expression

By Jon Konjoyan “Don’t imitate, originate,” “Have an opinion and find your voice,” and “Make every audition a performance,” were just some of the words of wisdom from industry experts for up and coming voice actors at the 5th Annual “That’s Voiceover!” Career Expo in Hollywood last week. “(To succeed) you have to immerse yourself […]

Film and Digital Productions Are Explored “Side By Side” with Keanu Reeves on PBS

Film and Digital Productions Are Explored “Side By Side” with Keanu Reeves on PBS

The process of making a movie has gotten easier as well as more complicated as digital shooting has established itself with a new generation of filmmakers. Will the new technology leave old-fashioned film production behind to become just part of a history lesson for a cinema student? That’s explored on the documentary Side By Side: […]