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FLASHBACK FRIDAY, 2000:

We worked on the Emmy award-winning documentary series called “American High.” Originally airing on Fox and later debuting on PBS, “American High” centers around the lives of fourteen students from Highland Park High School, located in Highland Park, Illinois.  This series covers the time period of 1999-2000 and also features various video diary entries from the students about their home lives. This series was directed by R.J. Cutler, who later went to produce shows such as “Flip That House” and “Nashville.”

Check out the website for “American High." 

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY, 1995:

We worked on the NBC sitcom “Minor Adjustments” produced by Witt/Thomas Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Acting as Rondell Jerome Sheridan’s first major role on television, “Minor Adjustments” is about a man, Dr. Ron Aimes, who is a child psychologist with a unique ability to connect with his young patients. “Minor Adjustments” aired for one season, but this wasn’t the last show we worked on starring Sheridan. In 2003, he starred as Victor Baxter in the Disney sitcom “That’s So Raven” which we worked on for all 4 seasons.

Check out these promo clips for “Minor Adjustments.”

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TUESDAY TECH TIP: Webtech Episode 13 - #Baselight® tracking feature.

In this episode, one of our clients had issues with the lighting affecting their client’s product, so we had to track the lighting to re-light the scene.

MEMORABLE MONDAY:   Happy Earth Day 

On this day in 1970 Earth Day was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.  "The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that it would shake the political establishment out of its lethargy,“ Senator Nelson said, "and, finally, force this issue permanently onto the national political agenda.”  In the same year on July the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) was established by special executive order to regulate and enforce national pollution legislation. 

On April 22, 1990, the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, more than 200 million people in 141 countries participated in Earth Day celebrations.

The United Nations officially celebrates it on the vernal equinox, which usually occurs about March 21.

Image found at http://www.hugsandscience.com/2011_04_01_archive.html

I didn’t know, did you know®…

That Major Pauline Cushman actress turned Civil War spy in 1864. She became an agent when, while appearing in Kentucky, she was offered money to toast Jefferson Davis at the next day’s performance. She took the money, toasted the Confederate President, then reported the incident to a Union Official, who hired her to spy on Confederate camps.

We have learned a lot about women’s history since we have started working with NWHM.  The postings are not to divide the genders but to bring awareness of all those who have contributed to humanity.

The NWHM PSA spots (directed by Catherine Hardwicke) will soon be broadcasted.  Here is a longer version of the spots that will air…take a look.  We enjoyed working with the NWHM and Catherine Hardwicke and look forward to producing and/or posting their next round of PSA’s.

Twenty-four (24) years ago we had a reception introducing ourselves and our FILMLOOK® process to the entertainment industry.  Our invite was in the VARIETY as a one-pager and we also mailed invites to all the executives at the networks.  Every invite had a strip of film.

 Then in March 1990 we opened our doors for business.  The first year we were in the red then thereafter we doubled our business every year over the next 10 years.

After 10 years our business saw growth but not at the high numbers as it did in the first 10 years.  So, when we spoke with our accountant he explained to us, first time entrepreneurs, that our business in the first 10 years was phenomenal and now our business is seeing the usual growth patterns of a business.

Today, the entertainment industry is very different from when we first started.  What is interesting is that many of the clients and colleagues we’ve met over the years are still in business because they’ve adapted to the fast pace at which the entertainment industry is continually changing.

We are grateful to our loyal clients and colleagues, it is because of them that we have reached twenty-four (24) years in business.