ST JOSEPH Search Results: “hollywood”

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Desert Rose

@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

Julee Laurent-Clancy is the Director of Development for Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Julee grew up in Florida and Los Angeles, and has been a resident of St. Joe/Benton Harbor for 13 years. Traveling is not a hobby for Julee - it is a need. Her travels have taken her to Japan, Italy, Costa Rica, Belize, Spain and 40 of the United States. 

One day Julee decided to drive cross-country from Los Angeles to Florida, pick up her kids and let them meet the celebrities of Hollywood. She packed up her convertable and left in the dead of night. What happens when you're in the middle of the Mojave desert with an empty gas tank?

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How to FAKE it in Hollywood

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 12, 2015

"I packed up everything I owned into my little red Chrysler LeBaron convertible, (I know, right, gayest car ever, and this was before I came out, which is a whole other PechaKucha), and I drove 2000 miles from Michigan to Los Angeles, to follow my dreams."

Brad Gorman wasn't always living a tranquil life in Benton Harbor, MI as Communications & Media Manager for Whirlpool Corporation. Nope, not always. In his twenties he gave it a "go" out in Hollywood where he learned a thing or two about the industry, rejection, persistence and how to "FAKE IT". In How to FAKE it in Hollywood from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 3, Brad shares his Hollywood dream of making it big. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, December 31st, 2015. 


SITEWIDE Search Results: “hollywood”

Jean Hollywood
Research Assistant, Heythrop College, University of London in London


Los Angeles @ WUHO
Jul 14, 2010


Hamilton @ Gallagher Hub, Wintec
Aug 10, 2010


Wellington @ Downstage Theatre
Nov 14, 2011


Bedford @ The Ent Shed, Gordon Arms
Nov 07, 2013


Dumaguete @ Byblos at Oriental Hall
Jul 31, 2014


Bedford @ The Place Theatre
Dec 04, 2014


Springfield, IL @ Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre 3
Feb 05, 2015


Grand Rapids @ San Chez Cafe
Feb 02, 2016


St Joseph @ The Livery Microbrewery
Nov 12, 2015


Pavlodar @ American Corner Pavlodar
Aug 18, 2018

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Dosvelas Pictures- Smile & OPEN YOUR EYES

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 20, 2010

Jessica Leung - documentarian, video freelancer, connector - about working with Pamela Anderson in Hollywood... to making an experimental documentary in India!
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What Hollywood Has Taught Me

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Did you know the average person watches 14,400 movies in their lifetime? Chandler Smith loves watching movies, and discusses some of the useful lessons she has picked up from the movies she has seen. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 7, 2014.

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The Faces of the Brontës

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 04, 2014

Academic, illustrator and sometime drag queen Jean Hollywood talks us through his fascination with the faces of the Brontës by showing and contesting the few available images of these literary giants.

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Chasing Ghosts: The Business of Independent Films

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 31, 2015

Michael Verrechia talks about how making a documentary about a group of star video game players from the '80s that opened to wide acclaim at Sundance is just the start of the story. What happens afterwards is when things get really interesting. Including a lunch date with Kevin Spacey.

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Hollywood on a Budget

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Kate Madison has been making ambitious historical and fantasy films for the past 10 years.  Despite tiny budgets she has never let that hold her back and has aimed for top quality standards.  This presentation gives a glimpse at some tips and tricks to achieving this with no money.

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Hudson Valley Brewery

@ VOL 4 ON DEC 02, 2015

John Anthony Gargiulo takes a 180 from his journey through Hollywood to hit the reset button and drive cross country to build a local brewey. Thrills and spills, but it's getting done!

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The Classic Beauty Project

@ VOL 28 ON SEP 22, 2016

Todd Muskopf's background as a fine art painter, art teacher, and senior high school photographer have all contributed to his current passion, the Classic Beauty Project.  Through this project, participants experience a modern day photo shoot in the style of old Hollywood.  Todd provides the wardrobe, props, lighting and artistic vision. But his photo subjects bring a special energy to the project. Something that goes well beyond glamour. Todd is here to share their stories.


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What happens if Hollywood doesn't call?

@ VOL 16 ON MAY 25, 2017

Jacques de Villiers presented on choosing your life path with your heart and to focus on what your dreams and aspirations are not the challenges we face in life and the hardhsips that entail

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PKN Barcelona for Haiti

Not only do we get some great photos by Benjamin Julve -- with more to see in this Flickr photoset -- but here's also a rundown by organizer Petz Scholtus of this past Saturday's Haiti event in Barcelona, sent out as a newsletter to that city's mailing list. Last Saturday (20. Feb), all the hard work of organising a PechaKucha Night in Barcelona in less than 4 weeks paid off. PechaKucha Vol. 8 was a very special night with speakers that made us think, made us laugh or triggered curiosity, moved us and even taught us how to be sexy! The most beautiful thing about the event though, is the participation of many people towards one goal: raise money for Architecture for Humanity (AFH) and the reconstruction in Haiti. In Barcelona alone, we raised over 2.300€, yay! Within the next few days, we should know how much the more than 150 cities raised together in "PechaKucha for Haiti" this month! If you haven’t yet or feel generous again, please donate here. It all started on Saturday around 15:00 when Mark and Astrid (the incredible founders of PechaKucha) kicked of the global 24-hour WAVEcast via Ustream. At 18.30 the Barcelona PechaKucha took place at La Sedeta, who offered us the space for free so that all the money from the entrance tickets could go towards AFH. Giovanna Carnevali, an architect from Barcelona-based Architecture for Humanity Spain, kicked of the night with her presentation about the work AFH does in Haiti, as well as some projects the local chapter is working on. Next up was Chené Gómez, who spoke about his NGO Creart, and how it feels to be teaching art to kids in difficult situations (Palestina, India, Thailand after the Tsunami). Martí Guixé, ex-designer, presented his business models, such as “pfic bar,” a frozen public fountain that turns into a bar chilling drinks, or the “Liquid Menu Restaurant,” where as you might guess, all the dishes are liquid, and inspired by the Spanish gazpacho. When our stomach muscles were already hurting from so much laughter, Michelle Felip showed us her project “Pixing” (pronounce ‘pishing’), which campaigns for decent public toilets in Barcelona, also for girls! Xavi Padrós showed beautiful photographs called “anonyms.” The photos were of clever, funny and ingenious bothed jobs Padrós collected over the year in Barcelona. To finish of the first part of the night, Lily introduced us to the art of striptease and even taught us a few moves! After the beer break (thanks to Estrella Damm we had all our costs such as cleaning and security covered!), Gerard Sanmartí from La Granja design Studio, showed a ‘real’ project he did some years ago, of an exhibition design with floating pieces of art. Then, Jessica Leung took us on her personal journey from making movies in LA and quitting Hollywood in order to start Dos Velas with her partner Paco, to make documentaries in close contact with people of different cultures and ethics around the world. Architect Toni Solana presented his project of the Fábrica del Sol, an 8-year-long project of a eco-friendly renovation of an old gas factory, respecting the four elements of water, fire, earth and wind. Dress for Success, shown by Stephany Baskin, DfS Austin founder, is the story of how a woman gained back her self-esteem and changed her life by being given a dress along with a few tips for a job interview. A big dose of Catalan humour was handed to us by designer Marcel Fernández, and his curious story of how Amanito was born. To finish of the night, Ricardo Fernández, organizer of PechaKucha in Panamá, explained why his country is the country of steroids, and why the Panamanians wear a lot of clothes in winter (even if winter in Panama doesn’t exists!) Last but not least, Maximilian Kamenar from Pecha Kucha Vienna who also happened to be in town, greeted the very lively and cheerful audience. All through the last presentations, Doris and Victor from On i On, together with Aniol and Leonor from Ecogent, were waiting to join the live-streaming WAVEcast via PechaKucha Tokyo, but unfortunately we missed each other. We were however, connected by spirit and want to give kudos to Mark and Astrid, Tomoko and Jean and their team in Tokyo for organising this international Pecha Kucha x Haiti with so much enthusiasm and energy! Barcelona enjoys being part of the big picture! Thank you to everyone who donated to AFH and made it to our eighth PechaKucha in Barcelona, to the speakers who did an amazing job, to La Sedeta and Estrella Damm and to Tree-Nation for planting a tree for each speaker in order to reduce our event’s ecological footprint and to all our friends who helped out. We hope to see you in April for Vol. 9! And it was a PechaKucha reunion of sorts as well with, pictured below (from left) Ricardo from PK Panama, two members from the team bringing PK to Bilbao (coming soon), and Maximilan from PK Vienna.

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PKN Posters: Singapore Vol. 7

Singapore's lucky number, Vol. 7, PechaKucha Night is coming up this Thursday, March 28. The poster for PKN Singapore Vol. 7 was illustrated by the talented Elizabeth Simonson. AsiaOne recently posted a quick preview of the event -- here's a bit of what to expect: PechaKucha Vol. 7 speakers include Stefan Lim, founder of Gigout, an app that improves the concert experience, who will present on his journey through the Hollywood music industry, Krish Raghav, publisher of web-comic Beijing Brown and music fan, who will take guests through South-east Asia's indie music scene, and journalist and comedian Suffian Hakim who will share secrets of television content creation and explore the future of TV. Other speakers include Grace Clapham, co-founder of Secret {W} Business, who will speak about women and entrepreneurship, and Danny Osman who will talk about what marketing strategies can attract the masses. Check out AsiaOne for the full article. To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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What Hollywood Has Taught Me

Did you know the average person watches 14,400 movies in their lifetime? That's just over 3 years! Chandler Smith loves watching movies, and discusses some of the useful lessons she has picked up from the movies she has seen. In "What Hollywood Has Taught Me" from PKN Bowling Green Vol. 4, Chandler teaches us the impact movie quotes have on us psychologically, and how her personal life has benefited from the movie "A League of Their Own". 


Meet the Presenters: PKN Vol. 1

Below are the bios for the eight presenters at the first PechaKucha Night in the Lambertville-New Hope series, July 10 at ACME Screening Room in Lambertville, NJ:   Elise Dodeles In addition to receiving a 2013 Artist's Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Elise Dodeles is included in Harmony Hammond's Lesbian Art in America published by Rizzoli International. Dodeles has shown her art in New York, Canada, Europe, and locally at The Quiet Life Gallery. Past exhibitions have included a solo show as part of the New Jersey Artist series at Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters and the prestigious Aljira National Five in Newark, NJ. Raised in New York, she did her undergraduate work at Carnegie-Mellon and New York Universities, and obtained her Masters in Fine Art from the New York Academy of Art. In addition to teaching art and painting, in 2007 she obtained a Masters in Library and Information Science and has worked for many years in University rare books departments where she has gotten much inspiration. She is included in the 20th edition of Who’s Who of American Women, and her artwork can be found in personal and institutional collections, including the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. John Fitzpatrick Raised in Bucks County, John Fitzpatrick, aka JohnF, has been an artist since his talent was fueled by the skateboarding culture as a youth. JohnF has pursued his passion ever since. Inspired by the master artists from the past and motivated by the master artists of the future, JohnF presents a lucid landscape of imagination. His medium of choice is the ink pen and digitally enhancing, as he never sketches his ideas before making them permanent compositions. His work has integrated itself into the landscape of Bucks County. Scott Hengst Scott's passion for baseball and statistics can be traced back to a well-worn 1990 edition of Who's Who in Baseball. From 2005-2011, he supported online video streaming and mobile technologies at Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Currently, he plays catcher, outfield, and third base for the Flemington Neshanock, a vintage baseball club that faithfully adheres to 19th century rules of the game. He believes pitchers should always hit for themselves, metal bats should be permanently banned, and "Shoeless" Joe, Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens should all be in the Hall of Fame. Kasey Ivan Originally from a small farm in Kansas, Kasey Ivan is a professional photographer who now resides with his husband in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  With an emphasis on both portrait and conceptual photography, Kasey often captures unique and sometimes provocative images of the subjects he encounters.  Passionate about using photography as a medium for telling a story, whether real or fantastical, it is Kasey Ivan's hope that in telling these stories he might inspire others with a desire to learn and create in the world around them. Mark Mannion Mark writes: “I have been an Elementary Art School Teacher in grades K-5 in the New Hope-Solebury School District since 2007. My creative energy is used in the classroom developing projects, lessons and artworks to inspire children. “Everyone is an Artist” and it’s my job to keep it that way for my students. I am very passionate about my job and I hope that same passion translates to my students to develop their love of learning and creating.” Lauren Rosenthal McManus Lauren Rosenthal McManus is an independent visual artist and owner of Ampersand Projects, a custom frame shop, design studio, and vintage retail store at the north end of Lambertville, NJ. She has taught design foundations classes at the University of North Carolina and Raritan Valley Community College, and her work has been exhibited across the country. She holds an MFA in interdisciplinary arts from UNC, Chapel Hill and BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis. She is also an environmentalist, unyielding optimist, and complete sucker for love. Gene Samit Gene Samit began photographing as a hobby while living in South Florida in 2002, attracted by the light and bright colors in that part of the country. After more than 30 years in the Financial Services Industry, Gene purchased a TSS Photography franchise when he moved back to the Philadelphia area in 2008. The company does youth sports, schools and event photography with a specialty in sports “Picture Day.” They are the official photographer for the Sixers Camps. Gene spends his time building and managing the business and hires outside photographers. His son has recently joined the business. Gene likes to photograph objects that have vivid colors, patterns, and unusual things that are happening. He does not spend a great deal of time preparing his “shot,” but instead captures an image when he sees something appealing -- a certain feeling he gets for that moment. Gene usually takes just one shot and is on to the next. He does minimal editing and likes to print his images on metal, wood, and tile, in addition to the traditional printing on paper. Gene has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Patricia Walsh-Collins Patricia Walsh-Collins is a certified professional educator who has been trained in Mindfulness by Mindful Schools of Emeryville, CA. She has a 17 yr. career teaching both Art and Religion at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska. She has taught and created camps for Montessori Development Center, Michener Art Museum, Bucks County Community College and Children’s art Studio. Patricia is a social entrepreneur as creator and owner of Art of Spirit Inc. Art of Spirit serves as a vehicle for education through trade of traditional arts from native cultures, children’s meditative workshops, and now the Earth School.

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How to FAKE it in Hollywood

"I packed up everything I owned into my little red Chrysler LeBaron convertible, (I know, right, gayest car ever, and this was before I came out, which is a whole other PechaKucha), and I drove 2000 miles from Michigan to Los Angeles, to follow my dreams."Brad Gorman wasn't always living a tranquil life in Benton Harbor, MI as Communications & Media Manager for Whirlpool Corporation. Nope, not always. In his twenties he gave it a "go" out in Hollywood where he learned a thing or two about the industry, rejection, persistence and how to "FAKE IT". In How to FAKE it in Hollywood from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 3, Brad shares his Hollywood dream of making it big.