A selection of former and current clients …
501 (see three) ARTS
501 (see three) ARTS is an independent artist-run non-profit corporation supporting the creation and production of original dance, music, theater and interdisciplinary performance works by its members. The company is dedicated to redefining the role of the performing arts, artists and audiences in a globalized world through innovative approaches to artistic production.
Organized by La Luz de Jesus, this popular annual art walk in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz neighborhoods of Los Angeles affirms the area as an important center of artistic expression. The eclectic flavor of the Silver Lake community and its surrounding neighborhoods is the setting for this event which emphasizes the rich, diverse art produced and displayed in the area through gallery exhibitions, special events, and other projects.
Art of Change Inaugural Ball (Wonderland adVentures)
Wonderland adVentures is the brainchild of Athena Demos. After many years as an active member in the Los Angeles arts, music, events and Burning Man communities, Athena created Wonderland adVentures to bring about a new vision for events or as she prefers “celebrations.”
The Artivist Film Festival, Artivist Satellite Festivals, and Awards
The Artivist Collective presents the only film festival specializing in progressive issues of the environment, social justice and animal rights. Since its inception in 2003, Artivist Film Festival has screened 400+ films representing more than 60 countries, and has produced film festival tours in Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Lisbon, that have reached more than 35 million people. Among the films presented at the Artivist Film Festival over the years have been Academy Award winner Born Into Brothels and Academy Award nominee Super-Size Me as well as the Los Angeles Premiere of critically-acclaimed documentaries God Sleeps In Rwanda, Fast Food Nation, Emmanuelle’s Gift, Zeitgeist, Trudell, Stolen Childhoods, and Regeneration.
Asian Classics Institute of LA (ACI-LA)
ACI-LA is dedicated to bringing ancient Buddhist principles of love, compassion, altruism, and wisdom to our own time and place. The organization is committed to carefully preserving an authentic Buddhist lineage while responsibly adapting it to the Western context. All teachings are based on the ancient scriptures of the Buddhist tradition but are presented in terms intelligible and relevant to modern, Western lives.
Produced by Reel Thing Productions in association with the Telluride Institute, Bag It is a powerful look at the impacts of plastics on society. The film focuses on plastic as it relates to our throwaway mentality, our culture of convenience, our over consumption of unnecessary, disposable products and packaging – things that we use one time and then, without another thought, throw them away.
A brand-new, risk-taking fine arts enterprise, housed within the iconic Beacon Arts Building, the venture offers innovative art programming to enrich the cultural landscape of Los Angeles. Its primary directive is to provide and maintain the integrity of an exhibition space for uncensored contemporary art by Southern California artists working in all media, including painting, sculpture, installation, video, and performance art. Works by both emerging and established artists are presented in an effort to provide a variety of ideas in different forms that both challenge and inspire. As a catalyst and advocate for new ideas, the endeavor enriches public understanding and appreciation of contemporary fine art by creating conversations through special events, lectures, symposia, and panel discussions with intellectual commentary on exhibitions. Campaign results included KUSC, KPCC, Cool Hunting, Angeleno, LA Weekly, Campus Circle, ArtSlant, and ArtInfo.
BOMB IT! is the explosive new documentary from award-winning director Jon Reiss investigating the most subversive and controversial art form currently shaping international youth culture: graffiti. Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on 5 continents, BOMB IT! tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its notorious explosion in New York City during the 70′s and 80′s, then follows the flames as they paint the globe. Featuring old school legends and current favorites such as Taki 183, Cornbread, Stay High 149, T-Kid, Cope 2, Zephyr, Revs, Os Gemeos, KET, Chino, Shepard Fairey, Revok, and Mear One. This cutting edge documentary tracks down today’s most innovative and pervasive street artists as they battle for control over the urban visual landscape. Representative media results: Film Threat, Filmmaker Magazine, Microfilmmaker Magazine, Variety, E! Online, Village Voice, TV Guide’s Movie Guide, Documentary Magazine, New York Times, New York Daily News, Time Out New York, Detroit News, Boston Phoenix, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood.com, Austin Chronicle, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Oregonian, Chicago Reader, Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, TheMovieReport.com, Filmcritic.com, Reel.com, Blogcritics, and Indieflix.com. For press highlights, please see: http://blog.bombit-themovie.com/all-press/
Bootleg Theater – Ken Roht’s Same-O, A 99¢ Only Electric Ballad
Bootleg Theater is a space for art: a place where Los Angeles artists can come together and create new, exciting theatrical events. Bootleg is dedicated to producing and presenting theater, music, dance, and film in the venue’s 10,000-square foot 1930s warehouse, located in the Rampart District just west of Downtown LA. In 2010, Green Galactic publicized Bootleg’s production of Ken Roht’s Same-O, A 99¢ Only Electric Ballad — which brought together the award-winning creative team of Roht, John Ballinger and Ann Closs-Farley for an outrageous holiday production. Representative results: LA Weekly, AOL’s City’s Best, BrandX, Communications Alchemist, Echo Park Patch, Flavorpill, LA Stage Times, and Thomas Hampton Reviews.
Bouncing Cats, produced by Red Bull Media House, is the award-winning documentary of one man’s attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda through hip hop. Green Galactic supported the film as it made its way on the festival circuit around North America in 2010-2011. Narrated by Common and featuring interviews with Will.I.Am, and K’Naan, the story follows the legendary Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew and b-boy Abramz, the founder of Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU), on a journey to unify, empower and inspire youth in the war torn region that has been called one of the worst places on earth to be a child. The film, by director Nabil Elderkin, won “Best Documentary Feature Film” at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York, “Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking” at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and “Audience Favorite Award” at Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival. Campaign results, produced in collaboration with Red Bull Media House, include Afropop, Blues & Soul, Dance Tracks, IndieWire, Kotori, Last Call With Carson Daly, Variety, Africa is a Country, Grafitti Magazine, Huffington Post, Houston Press, and Visionary Artistry Magazine.
Buddha Bark is the premiere wellness, pampering and gifting lounge for celebrities and their dogs to primp and prepare pre-awards shows, debuting in January 2010 during the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards. Created by canine wellness expert, Madison Svensson, her Buddha Bark event series is the first to bring together top experts and brands from both the celebrity lifestyle world and the canine wellness community. Campaign results included coverage in People Pets, LA Times, LAist, LA Splash, and LA buzzBLOG.
Cirque Berzerk is LA’s sexy, gothic and slightly demented alternative circus extravaganza. Stylistically, Cirque Berzerk is a bit grungier and more sinister than a typical circus. The 35-member troupe is a tight knit family of performers who put a dark spin on contemporary circus theater resulting in the sort of spectacle that Tim Burton would dream up if he joined the circus. “Beneath,” the production’s theme, tells the story of a misunderstood girl who gets lured into the cabaret of the underworld through the art of acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, cabaret dancers, punk rock clowns, fire dancers, and psychedelic vaudvillian tomfoolerists. Green Galactic publicized and supported Cirque Berzerk’s online marketing efforts for their Los Angeles runs in 2008 and 2009. For more, see KABC, KTLA, Fox11, CBS2/KCAL9, Variety, LA Downtown News, and Flaunt.
Congo in Harlem
Congo in Harlem is organized by a small staff of volunteers with strong interest and close ties to the Congo. The films are programmed by Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Louis Abelman, and Baze Mpinja, working in conjunction with Friends of the Congo. True, Walker, and Abelman were part of the filmmaking team that made Lumo, an award-winning documentary film about a young Congolese woman’s path to healing from a traumatic fistula at the HEAL Africa hospital in eastern Congo. Mpinja is a second generation Congolese living in New York City, currently working as a magazine editor. Her family is originally from Goma, in eastern DRC. Friends of the Congo is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising consciousness within the world community about the challenge of the Congo. A key aspect of Friends of the Congo’s mission is to support Congolese institutions to bring about a peaceful and lasting change.
Create:Fixate is dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and mid-career artists in a unique environment. Usually, every three months, Create:Fixate founder Michelle Berc curates, produces and hosts these stunning group art shows that present creative people from around the globe with an emphasis on the local talent of Los Angeles. Awe-inspiring painters, photographers, sculptors, and multi-media artists exhibit alongside an equally impressive array of Los Angeles’ finest DJs and musicians. Campaign results are here.
Dana Louise Kirkpatrick
Dana Louise Kirkpatrick is a prolific artist, challenging the status quo and the quotidian human mind through her reactions to the sometimes-ugly nuances of our beautiful world. Thematically, this Washington native’s abstract figurative work is focused on issues of politics, gender, race and the gray notion of justice. Kirkpatrick’s inciting imagery is most recently produced on found doors, wood panels, vintage windows, surfboards, and sheets of antique linen.
Dance Camera West (DCW)
Dance Camera West’s annual festival, recognized as one of the world’s foremost celebrations of dance on film. A unique cinematic experience that focuses on the intersection of cinematography and choreography, the month-long film festival features all forms of dance media. DCW partners with the city’s most prestigious venues in offering a global perspective on a new visual language through a host of experimental shorts, documentaries, features, and symposiums with visiting international artists. Green Galactic has worked as Dance Camera West’s publicist for several years securing media placements for the nonprofit in numerous outlets including Dance Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Fox News, Angeleno, KPFK, KCET, KUSC, LA Weekly, Fabrik, Flavorpill, Dance Channel TV, Dance Spirit Magazine, Dancewatcher, Pointed Toes, Variety, Huffington Post, OvationTV, Whole Life, For Your Art, Hustler of Culture, and Exploredance. For campaign results, see Dance Camera West’s press archive.
LA’s legendary house music club Deep was founded by veteran DJ Marques Wyatt. Deep’s guest DJ roster reads like a who’s who of house with Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Dimitri from Paris, Miguel Migs, Mark Farina, Timmy Regisford, Ben Watt, King Britt, Kaskade, and so many others having graced the decks over the years. Deep has become a ritual for its most dedicated followers, many of whom refer to the weekly musical sanctuary as “church.”
English-born Diz White divides her time between Los Angeles, where she has a career as a writer and actress, and her cottage in her beloved Cotswolds, where she writes books and articles about the area. She founded and ran her successful comedy group for over fifteen years and three of her group’s plays are in current publication with Samuel French Play Scripts. They are El Grande de Coca-Cola, for which White won the New York Critics Drama Desk Award, Bullshot Crummond, for which she was nominated for an Ace Cable Award, and Footlight Frenzy, which won a Backstage award for Best Ensemble Comedy. All the group’s shows were televised as specials by Showtime, HBO and ABC, and one of them, Bullshot, was produced as a major motion picture by the late ex-Beatle George Harrison’s HandMade Films. In 2010, Green Galactic promoted White’s book spine-tingling collection of true stories, Haunted Cotswolds. In the book, White, a Los Angeles-based British expat, recounts the numerous paranormal events that have occurred in the region while simultaneously documenting the Cotswolds’ eerie architecture and fascinating history. Pieced together from both historic and present-day sources, the 96-page paperback book is filled with tales of ghosts, ghouls and the undead from every corner of the Cotswolds, the second most popular tourist destination in the UK.
Dream Circus Theatre
Dream Circus Theatre (DCT) was initially involved in the local underground scene in the mid 1990s, the first in the Los Angeles area to merge theatrical performances such as fire dancers, aerialists, performance artists, and art installations in a DJ dance party environment. DCT is known for their innovative series of event/parties called “I Am” – costume, themed parties, which fuse all the elements mentioned above. DCT has self-produced, created and written over 100 original events and shows.
Dubspot is a world-class electronic music production and DJ training institute in New York City. As one of the first Ableton Certified Training Centers in the world, Dubspot has become the premier music school for both aspiring and experienced producers and DJs. The Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour represents what Dubspot aspires to bring the public: unique and exciting ways for uniting the electronic music scene and educating the people within it. On each tour stop, a select group of world-class DJs, composers and producers (who have ranged from Richie Hawtin to Scientist) join top-notch Dubspot instructors to present production and performance strategies in a dynamic workshop environment. Dubspot also produced Funk Aid for Africa in partnership with NextAid, the first in a series of Dubspot-produced benefit compilations to raise funds for worthwhile causes by harnessing the positive power of music. In 2009, Green Galactic provided talent and venue recommendations for the Los Angeles leg of Dubspot’s Live 8 U.S. Session Tour as well as promoted the event through online and traditional media. Additionally, we promoted the Funk Aid CD primarily through holiday gift guides and music blogs. Key results included placements in the LA Times, Campus Circle, Flavorpill, Brand X, LAist, KCRW, and mp3 blogs including several aggregated by Hypem.com.
Edwardian Ball LA
Since 1999 The Edwardian Ball (San Francisco) has steadily grown from an underground club phenomenon into a full-fledged festival of arts and culture, focusing on the esteemed works of the late, great author/illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000). The event crosses cultural boundaries to include audiences of all ages and backgrounds, where literary fans are as welcome as goth club goers, where the high flying trapeze and steam-powered machines create the backdrop for elegantly dressed ballgoers waltzing their way into the antique portrait studio. Event producer/founder, Justin Katz, muses, “No one city can contain this celebration where the old-world meets the world-to-be with an unforgettable tip of the top hat, curtsey, and a splash of absinthe poured over a silver spoon… So we’re thrilled to bring the Ball to LA.”
Eyebeam was conceived as a non-profit art and technology center dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to new technologies and media arts, while simultaneously establishing and demonstrating new media as a significant genre of cultural production. The center has supported more numerous fellowships and residencies for artists and creative technologists; run an active education program for youth, artists’ professional development and community outreach; and mounted an extensive series of public programs.
Since 1978, Freyda Miller has worked as a fine art photographer, painter and conceptual artist. Along with painting, carpentry, needlework, wardrobe, propping and other mediums and methods, the selected elements come together in her current exhibit to form a metaphorical language that draws on the mysterious, dream imagery, distant memories, gut reactions, unspoken fears and amorphous hopes. Miller’s current work in assemblage is a natural progression from her fine art photography and her 20 years of work in film as a production stylist and coordinator for commercials and national print ads. Creating sets, casting, wardrobe, props and locations has been an integral part of her background.
Hollywood & Highland Center
The Hollywood & Highland Center is an entertainment, retail, and hotel complex in the heart of Hollywood at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. The center houses the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Kodak Theatre, home to the Academy Awards. Located along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the center is among the most visited tourist destinations in Los Angeles.
New York artist Jessica Irish works in media installation, print, and moving image. Green Galactic publicized her online experiences Inflat-o-scape.com, an experimental, multi-faceted view of an urban information zone; and TropicalAmerica.com which fuses the world of video games to a compelling past through a journey to unravel the mysteries of the Americas.
For more than a half-century, The Joffrey Ballet’s commitment to taking world-class, artistically vibrant work to a broad and varied audience has created a solid foundation that continues to support the Company’s unprecedented capacity for achieving important “firsts.” Today, the Joffrey, which has been hugely successful in its former residences in New York and Los Angeles, lives permanently in a brilliant new facility, Joffrey Tower, in the heart of America, Chicago, Illinois. The Company’s commitment to accessibility is met through the most extensive touring schedule of any dance company in history, an innovative and highly effective education program including the much lauded Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and collaborations with myriad other visual and performing arts organizations.
Jon Reiss is a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has produced and directed feature films, documentaries, shorts and music videos in a career that spans nearly 30 years. Named one of the “10 Digital Directors to Watch” by Daily Variety, Reiss also teaches in the Film Directing Program at the California Institute for the Arts.
Normally associated with his peers in techno from Detroit, Europe and elsewhere, John Tejada has embraced electronic music as a personal frontier, expanding on his resume as a techno recording artist as producer, remixer, DJ, and label owner. Known for crafting a brand of subtle, musical techno, his recorded output ranges across tempo and genre lines, from chilled out affairs with spacious arrangements to pulsating, densely layered, deeply energetic tracks that work magnificently in the hands of DJs as well as on the home stereo. Recent placements include OC Weekly, Wired, 530 Techno, Dancefloor Mayhem, Hot Biscuits, Rhythmism, Surviving the Golden Age, Burning World, and We Are Pajamas.
Kenny is the Australian mockumentary dramedy starring Shane Jacobson as Kenny Smyth, a Melbourne plumber who works for the corporate bathroom rental company Splashdown. Director Clayton Jacobson describes the character of Kenny as “The Dalai-Lama” of waste management, eternally optimistic and always ready to put others before himself. Kenny represents the humbling nature of common decency. A selection of campaign placements for Kenny are here.
Street fair that brings Burning Man to downtown Los Angeles. An opportunity to experience the art and culture of Burning Man locally with art, performance, live bands, DJs, theme camps, art cars, green technologies, puppetry, circus, marching bands, fire, and more.
Since 1999, The Edge of the World Theater Festival has been a grassroots celebration of Los Angeles theater artists. Its mission is “to contribute to the evolution of theater in Los Angeles, to broaden and strengthen the audience for our work, and to inspire Los Angeles theater artists to create innovative and exciting pieces that are unique to the theatrical experience and push the boundaries of what is possible.”
LA Freewaves is dedicated to the creative exhibition of innovative and culturally relevant independent new media from around the world. The non-profit organization facilitates cross-cultural dialogues by inventing dynamic new media exhibition forms at experimental and established venues throughout Los Angeles. Green Galactic’s Lynn Hasty and Charlene Boehne both have multi-year histories working on Freewaves festivals in the areas of publicity, web development, online marketing, and sponsorship. See the LA Times (pdf), New York Times (pdf), KCET, and Freewaves.org.
LA Philharmonic Association
LA Philharmonic Association, which runs the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, creates innovative music education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. The organization is redefining the orchestra of the 21st century through cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary musical presentations, and groundbreaking music education programs.
Larry Clark’s Wassup Rockers
Wassup Rockers, directed by Larry Clark (Bully, Kids), follows a group of skater boys who bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills from their South Central neighborhood. Instead of conforming to the hip hop culture of their gang-infested neighborhood, they wear tight pants and listen to punk rock. Along the way, they attract local rich girls — and trouble — with the police, jealous boyfriends, and nervous parents.
Latina Dance Theater Project (LDTP)
LDTP is a group of five nationally recognized Latina/o dance theater artists who explore the voices of the hybrid cultures of Mexico, the United States, and Brazil. While none of the members of this unique company live in the same city, they are brought together by their passion to work as an equal, collaborative company. The Company was founded in 2002 as a rising voice of a new aesthetic in contemporary dance-theater, having toured nationally and internationally since its inception.
Lesa Carlson is a musician, actress, raw foods chef, and a former Miss Idaho in the America’s Miss Pageant. Her background includes three years of opera training and performances with members of the Turkish National Symphony. She founded and creatively directed Lesa Carlson Off Blue, a critically acclaimed jazz ensemble fusing old-school jazz, turntablism, and multimedia. Her Evolution Into the Conscious Revolution is a fully improvised jazz album featuring Lesa’s vocal abstractions throughout the album. As an internationally-known raw foods chef and eco-entrepreneur, she created several raw food based businesses including packaged food lines, a raw food delivery service, and a raw fusion restaurant. She developed and currently operates Raw Body Bar, an exclusive, home delivery raw food pharmacy program.
Linda Carmella Sibio
Linda Carmella Sibio is a veteran performance artist with a BFA in painting. Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young woman, she consciously channels her illness as a source of creativity. Her enormous, meticulously painted self-portrait Trapped evokes both the wonder and agony of her condition. In her video St. Pity, Sibio plays the roles of 4 split-personality versions of herself conducting a round table discussion on the pros and cons of mental illness for an artist.
Laurence Andrew “Lol” Tolhurst is a founding member, former drummer, and keyboardist of iconic British band The Cure. He left The Cure in 1989 and was later involved in the bands Presence and his current project Levinhurst.
Lucent Dossier Experience
Lucent Dossier Experience is an interactive, surrealistic performance troupe. The company’s performances combine circus arts, dance, aerial arts, fire performance, live original music, and vocals. The brainchild of founder Dream Rockwell, Lucent Dossier experience has been described as a “high-concept, steampunk-meets neotribal” performance ensemble and its immersive spectacles as a “post-apocalyptic,” “exotic wonderland”. Green Galactic publicized the troupe’s 2009 artist residency at h.wood in Hollywood. Key campaign results included KABC, LA Weekly, and Brand X coverage. Online support included generating calendar listings, social networking support, and developing a new Lucent Dossier Experience Wikipedia page.
The debut product from the Manifest Destiny line is breathing new life and innovation into the world of candles, provoking both the masculine and feminine sensibilities into what is largely a feminine market. In this high quality candle line, the fragrances are hauntingly evocative with striking imagery, rooted in history with a story to go with each beautifully packaged candle. Created by Meike Kopp, owner of the Huron SubStation, a historic 1906 LA trolley power station, each Manifest Destiny candle is emblazoned with a ‘lost’ antique daguerreotype photo (paired with antique scents like cognac, burning birch and pouch tobacco).
Meat Beat Manifesto
Meat Beat Manifesto, the legendary electronic group, was formed in 1987 in Swindon, UK. The band experimented with techno, jungle (drum’n'bass), IDM, industrial, dub, and jazz fusion while touring the world and influencing acts such as Nine Inch Nails and The Prodigy. The band’s earlier work has been credited with partially influencing the rise of the trip-hop and drum’n'bass genres.
Michael Dawson Gallery
Located on Larchmont Boulevard in the Hollywood/Hancock Park area, Michael Dawson Gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century American photography with an emphasis on vintage and contemporary work from California and the Southwest. The gallery also maintains an inventory of rare photographic books.
Mystic is a visceral theatrical experience exploring the mystery of human origin, the evolution of consciousness, and galactic destiny. Mystic features cutting-edge modern dance, live music featuring The Earth Harp, and stunning visuals integrated in complete narrative form. The veteran cast includes performers from Rabbit in the Moon, Blue Man Group, Lucent Dossier, Mixology, and Mass Ensemble.
New media artist Natalie Bookchin’s video installations address conditions of global connectivity and the impact of everyday uses of new technologies on the stories we tell about ourselves and the world. Her work is exhibited widely, including at LACMA, PS1, Mass MOCA, the Generali Foundation, the Walker Art Center, the Pompidou Centre, MOCA Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum, the Tate, and Creative Time. She lives and works in Los Angeles, where she is co-Director of the Photography & Media Program at CalArts. Green Galactic publicized her Metapet project.
Netflix’s Red Envelope Entertainment
Red Envelope Entertainment (REE), a Netflix company, seeks to acquire and fund original content projects to increase consumer options and provide an innovative method for film distribution. REE works to democratize film distribution by providing films and filmmakers with a platform to expose less commercial projects to a broader audience. Red Envelope Entertainment looks to leverage its proprietary technology to offer this unique and original content to Netflix’s more than six million subscribers. The initiative creates a national distribution channel for films and entertainment programming otherwise not available to broad audiences. The company’s name and logo were inspired by the company’s iconic red mailers.
NextAid’s mission is to improve the lives of youth in Africa by implementing and advancing sustainable solutions. Through music events and public education initiatives, this Los Angeles-based humanitarian organization raises awareness for and partners with community-based projects and grassroots organizations in Africa. NextAid adheres to a holistic and integrated approach in addressing the spectrum of challenges associated with establishing lasting change. NextAid provides empowering opportunities for concerned individuals to make a tangible difference. Green Galactic’s Lynn Hasty has served on NextAid’s board for years. Most recently, Green Galactic supported NextAid’s World Aids Day, Funk Aid for Africa, MUD Cares, and gogoGetters programs through event assistance, traditional publicity, social networking, calendar listings, and targeted community outreach. Representative placements include the LA Times, Flavorpill, LAist, LAbuzzBLOG, Campus Circle, Radio Milwaukee, Mainstream Isn’t So Bad, Rollo & Grady, URB Magazine, Huffington Post, Remix, BPM, Ciudad, SF Weekly, Indie 103.1, KCRW, About Los Angeles, and Sinning in LA.
Emmy and Dramalogue award-winning Overtone Industries cultivates new talent for music theater by providing opportunities for composers, writers, and performers to collaborate in the creation of new musical works. The organization strives to create myths and fables that will illuminate the eternal forces that reverberate in our contemporary lives. Green Galactic promoted Overtone’s critically acclaimed Songs & Dances of Imaginary Lands in 2010. Billed as a contemporary opera, the large-scale, genre-bending production integrates an astounding array of innovative art installation, dance, voice, live and recorded music, projected video, costuming, community participation, and theater. Songs and Dances of Imaginary Lands was developed and cultivated by Director O-Lan Jones in an extensive guided collaboration that involves twenty one librettists, eleven composers, Costume and Scenic Designer Snezana Petrovic, Musical Director David O, twenty performers, a nine-piece live orchestra, dozens of crew members, scores of community volunteers, and many others. Campaign results included coverage in the LA Times, LA Weekly, Fox News’ Good Day LA, KPFK, KCRW, BrandX, and LA Theatre Review. For campaign results, see press archive here.
Since its inception in 1998, Picore Worldwide has grown to become an industry leader in the art of security. The 100% female-owned company offers a full spectrum of services that range from protection, to investigations, to risk analysis. Whether a client needs guard services, executive/VIP protection or security and staffing for an event, Picore does it all. The Picore approach is thoughtful and hand-tailored. Influenced by the theories behind Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Picore intelligently coordinates all aspects of a client’s safety. Picore’s philosophy of maximum security with minimum disruption has won converts from a growing circle of government, business and entertainment clients who desire risk management that does not interfere with their lives.
Rachel Rosenthal Company
Rachel Rosenthal founded The Rachel Rosenthal Company, a non-profit organization, in 1989 to work collaboratively with artists from other disciplines and pass on the legacy of her pioneering form of spontaneous collaboration (the DbD “Doing by Doing” technique) through her Company’s theatrical productions and performance workshops. The Company is devoted to communicating current artistic, social, environmental, cultural, gender, technological and spiritual issues through all their activities to a broad public. The ensemble performs visual, visceral works combining movement, visual art and sound with theatrical performance. Their work has been described as “a cross-culture, cross gender collective [that] enlivens the spirits and restores faith in imagination”. Green Galactic promoted the Company, Rachel’s 83rd birthday party at Track 16, her most recent book The DbD Experience, and her new performance ensemble TOHUBOHU! in 2009-2010. Key campaign results included placements in LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, KPFK, Venice, Backstage, Brand X, Midwest Book Review, and Whitehot Magazine.
Ray Turner lives and works in Pasadena, California. He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in 1985 where he subsequently taught for 13 years as a professor of painting and drawing. His work has been exhibited regularly in the United States since 1990. In 2010, his paintings were shown at the Pasadena Museum of California Art alongside those of Wayne Thiebaud. Turner is represented in Los Angeles by Rivera & Rivera.
Re-Animator™ – The Musical
Re-Animator™ – The Musical is the horror-comedy based on the 1985 cult movie hit and earlier H.P. Lovecraft story. Presented at the Steve Allen Theater, Re-Animator – The Musical tells the story of brilliant yet amoral medical student Herbert West whose discovery, a bright green glowing serum, can actually revive the dead. Stuart Gordon directed both the new musical and the movie on which it is based.
RES Media Group (RMG), founded in 1996, is a global media company dedicated to the innovative creative community in the areas of film, music, art, design and culture. RMG produces RESFEST, the acclaimed film festival; RES magazine, a publication for the emerging creative lifestyle; retail and promotional DVDs featuring original content; and a marketing services division that provides integrated solutions for a broad range of clients.
Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary Screening
In honor of the 35th anniversary of outrageous cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS), the Million Dollar Theater in Downtown Los Angeles hosted a special screening of the film with guest Barry Bostwick in person and an international shadowcast of performers. Bostwick, who stars as Brad Majors in the film, officiated. Presented by LA’s own Sins O’ The Flesh, the evening was part of SinsCon, the 35th Anniversary Convention of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which ran the three-day weekend of September 23 – 25, 2010 in Los Angeles. The event was produced in partnership with the LA Conservancy.
Rivera & Rivera
Rivera & Rivera is a contemporary art gallery located in Los Angeles, California, housed in a space designed by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s architect, Arata Isozaki. The gallery represents mid-career and established artists and has helped foster the careers of influential contemporary artists. In 2011, the gallery’s list of represented artists includes Ray Turner, Marquis Lewis (RETNA), Robert Standish, Miguel Osuna and Jeff Kowatch. The gallery has hosted a wide range of international exhibitions, from a survey of the Chicano influence on Latin Art including works from Carlos Almaraz, Frank Romero, The Date Farmers, and Ismael Vargas, to a survey of foreign and expatriate British artists including Tobias Keene and Pete Stern. In addition, the gallery has collaborated on the international exhibition of several urban artists including RETNA, Miles Macgregor (El Mac), Augustine Kofie.
Located in Culver City, Royal/T is a playful blending of café, concept shop, and art exhibition space. The 10,000-square-foot space reflects the interior realm of fantasy that strongly influences the artists included in owner Susan Hancock’s art collection. Royal/T’s café is inspired by the meido kissa (maid café) phenomena of Akihabara, Tokyo’s electronic district. Re-contextualizing the underground culture of Japan that celebrates “cosplay” (costume play), waitresses dress in maid uniforms with a Lolita-esque touch, while serving an amalgam of French and Japanese cuisine with local California style. The art space showcases curated exhibitions with a focus on Japanese contemporary art and an inventive concept store that emulates the collection’s sophistication, a seamless merging of Japanese pop culture and high-end design.
Sam Comen seeks out stories that are salient in the American conscience, often working on a project for years at a time. Concurrent with shooting for Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Details, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, and Fortune in recent years, Comen has garnered awards and honors for his ongoing documentary photo essays. In 2010, he was awarded a Santa Fe Center for Photography grant in recognition of his Lost Hills series, which documented a small California community of Latino farmworkers struggling to create a new American Dream. Also in 2010, his 22 Miles of Normandie Avenue, an ongoing exploration of social and ethnic identity in the city, was featured in the Month of Photography Los Angeles’ (MOPLA) exhibition Dear Diary.
Santa Monica International Film Festival
The Santa Monica International Film Festival is a competitive event that showcases the work of independent filmmakers from around the world. The event attempts to help filmmakers obtain distribution by screening films during the American Film Market, when the industry converges upon Santa Monica.
SASSAS (The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves as a catalyst for the creation, presentation, and recognition of experimental art and sound practices in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to producing sound., SASSAS archives recordings from the series at www.sassas.org/concerts and www.youtube.com/sassasdotorg.
Scion Installation LA
Dedicated to fostering independent artistic expression, Scion Installation LA is a space that allows artists to explore their creative visions. At this event, Scion hosts art shows and art-related events for cutting-edge contemporary artists from across the globe.
Shakespeare by the Sea
Since 1998, Shakespeare by the Sea has presented quality, admission-free Shakespeare performances in dozens of communities throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. The free summer festival has become a tradition for thousands of Southern California families. Last year’s attendance reached a record breaking 21,000 total audience members. Shakespeare by the Sea’s mission is to bring new, contemporary and classic works to an underserved, culturally diverse audience in order to ignite imagination, promote literacy, and encourage artistic expression. Partnerships with local city organizations, as well as generous donations, make these free performances possible.
Silverlake Conservatory of Music
SCM was born of the resolve of Flea and his long-time friend, and fellow musician, Keith Barry to fill the void left by cuts in the music education programs in the public schools. SCM’s mission is to facilitate basic music education. Its primary focus is on the youth of the community but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments. The study of music enriches not only the lives of the students but also that of the community and society as a whole. SCM’s eight lesson studios are filled with instruments, students, teachers, instruction, discussion, laughter, inspiration and music, underscoring the value of music education for all. Green Galactic’s Lynn Hasty served on the Silverlake Conservatory of Music’s board for 4 years. Most recently, Green Galactic supported the organization’s Halloweenabaloo ’09 fundraiser primarily with online social networking, calendar placements, and ticket giveaways. Representative results included: LA Times, Flavorpill, NBC LA, Losanjealous, GoingLA, LA.com, and Centr’d.
Stephen Glassman’s Venice studio is engaged in the creation of large-scale permanent national and international public art works. He represents a new generation of public artists that, in addition to a studio and gallery history, have always created work on the street — art for art’s sake in a social context. Recent and significant projects by Stephen Glassman include White Tail Plaza in Woodland Hills, CA, the Sylvia Campuan Bridge in Ubud Bali, SK8I80, sculpture for a Skate Park in Salt Lake City, UT, and Southeast Shear in Pine Bluff, AR. Currently in production is the Soto Bridge project here in Los Angeles, as well as sculptures debuting this year in Calgary, Canada; San Jose, CA; and Seattle, WA. Green Galactic promoted the White Tail Plaza debut in 2009. Key results included placements in LA Weekly, Fabrik, Sculpture Magazine, Landscape Architect & Specifier News, Art Knowledge News, and Landscapeonline.com.
The Do LaB
The Do LaB is an LA-based artists collective and event creations company. Productions include the multi-day Lightning In a Bottle green art and music festival in the Santa Barbara area.
Founded by Artistic Director Yuval Sharon and Producing Director Laura Kay Swanson, The Industry produces new interdisciplinary work that merges music, visual arts, and performance to expand the traditional definition of opera. The Industry has received support for the hyperopera Crescent City from The Doris Duke Foundation and the generosity of individual supporters.
The Maxwell Multiple Climax
The Maxwell Multiple Climax is a 29-minute instructional DVD, written and directed by Brandon Maxwell, that teaches men how to achieve multiple orgasms with an entirely new approach. Shot on film with integrated animation and graphics, the half-hour presentation is a surprising take on sex education. Maxwell explains, “Using a pastiche of animations and live-action film sequences, it entertains you through direct and sincere instruction, seducing you into learning.” Featuring over 30 actors, 22 locations and ten minutes of original animation, MMC is alternately sexy and funny, but never illicit.
Tokyo! - Liberation Entertainment and Vitagraph Films
Tokyo! is a 2008 anthology film containing three segments written by three non-Japanese directors, all of which were filmed in Tokyo, Japan. Michel Gondry of The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Leos Carax of Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, Bong Jooh-ho of Memories of Murder and The Host each directed a segment:
• “Interior Design” by Michel Gondry
• “Merde” by Leos Carax
• “Shaking Tokyo” by Bong Joon-ho
The Tribeca Film Festival
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The Festival’s mission focuses on assisting filmmakers to reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promoting New York City as a major filmmaking center.
Unhinged Jaw Press – Total São Paulo: A Guide to the Unexpected
From hidden bars serving up $2.50 caipirinhas and tiny boutiques, to the best clubs and vintage markets, Total São Paulo: A Guide to the Unexpected (Unhinged Jaw Press) is a must-have travel resource for discerning creative types traveling to one of the world’s most up-and-coming cities. Written by Phuong-Cac Nguyen, an American journalist who has been reporting and breathing Sao Paulo’s pop culture/lifestyle beat for years, this beautifully designed 176-page paperback guidebook packs in places off the beaten track in 10 essential neighborhoods. Sprinkled among the candid, gorgeously shot photographs are also 11 easy-to-read, illustrated maps and 17 interviews with Sao Paulo VIPs who give the inside scoop on the metropolis’ best spots.
Video artist Vello Virkhaus is a leading figure in the contemporary electronic music and multi media visual art scene, considered a pioneer in live video mixing and known for immersive synaesthetic visual music . He has produced/directed numerous music videos and concert visuals. Green Galactic promoted an installation project Virkhaus presented at LACMA in Los Angeles.
West of Rome Public Art
Los Angeles-based West of Rome Public Art (WoR) is an innovative nonprofit art organization dedicated to the realization of artists’ projects, exhibitions, and public interventions that encourage dialogue and community interaction outside of the frame of galleries and museums. Founded in 2005, WoR has curated and produced many notable exhibitions including Women in The City featuring Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman and Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley and Michael Smith’s A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, and Marnie Weber’s Eternity Forever. Functioning without a permanent exhibition space, WoR is not anchored to any specific location and is therefore free to explore a diversity of urban spaces for its projects. Each show, installation or event takes place in a uniquely chosen site, sometimes off the beaten track, sometimes in the middle of a high traffic street. These unorthodox exhibition sites are dictated by circumstance, time and the nature of each project, and for a designated period of time, become places of discovery for both the casual passer-by and the attentive art visitor.
What We Do Is Secret
What We Do Is Secret is a punk rock biopic directed by Rodger Grossman based on the 1970s Los Angeles punk band, The Germs, and their lead singer, Darby Crash. Grossman also wrote the screenplay for the film, based on a story by Grossman and one of Darby’s best friends, Michelle Baer Ghaffari (who produced the film). The film centers on the narrative of The Germs and their lead singer’s five-year plan to become a legend. The band’s history culminates in Crash’s tragic planned suicide, which was overshadowed in the media by the assassination of John Lennon.
William Castle Productions
Since the 1950s, William Castle Productions has been dedicated to scaring America with dozens of film and television releases. The production company is best known for films Rosemary’s Baby (1968), House on Haunted Hill (1959), and The Tingler (1959). Dormant for a number of years after Castle’s death in 1977, the production company has been re-animated in recent years by the ghost of William Castle in collaboration with his daughter Terry Castle. In addition to From the Grave: The Prayer, William Castle Productions will soon release another new book, FearMaker: Family Matters written by Terry and William Castle. Additional new film, television, theater, and DVD projects are also currently in the works.
Zeitgeist Media Festival (ZMF)
ZMF is a global, multimedia event working to utilize the Arts as an avenue to create sustainable values in the pursuit of a better world. The 2011 Los Angeles event featured a magical 3,000 square foot rooftop “living garden” environment, which housed fine art, video projections, and more music.