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For many years Rita Moreno and her family have been our close friends. In my time of need her late husband Lenny was at my side watching over me during heart surgery. When we asked Rita to help support us in our work to seek help and funding for The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts she was there. She has offered to MC a number of events from the Ernst and Young programs we sponsor to Education Foundation fund raisers we produce, to hosting the Red Cross PSA commercial. Rita has always been there for us. We are honored to be in the company of such a fine woman who is there for us whenever we ask her for help. Today we are proud to see Rita recognized by our 44th President Barack Obama once again. This time asked to perform for the president in honor of his second inauguration. Congratulations Rita! And thank you for being such a great friend.
Check out her performance below.
While Hugh Jackman hits the big screen in Les Misérables, we here at The Big Picture are reminded of how George and Hugh became very close when they worked together during his 4 day performance at the Curran Theater in San Francisco last year. George thought he had found a new best friend, despite the fact that Hugh Jackman kept calling him Jordon!
You can check out our video here: Hugh Jackman Video
Our friends at Beyond Pix are having a swap meet this weekend! Read on for more information directly from them:
The Swap Meet is this Saturday, September 15th, and we hope anyone and everyone will come and support the event. It’s our way of promoting and supporting our local film, video and online media community.
If you have something to sell, it’s a great way to find a buyer and for your gear to get a new life or upcycled by someone else. If you’re just starting out or looking to expand your repertoire, it’ll be an awesome place to find a good deal. Above all, a Swap Meet is one of the original social networking ideas where you can meet new people, see old friends and have a good time. It’ll be a Saturday morning well worth the effort.
We’re hosting this as an industry oriented flea market, but you happen to have other stuff that you want to get rid of, just bring other items along too. You know someone will buy that tennis racket, a bike or tools you’ve outgrown. Bring them all.
We hope this serves as catalyst for the community to get together in person more often and perhaps, it’ll develop as an event we repeat every six months. Nothing beats the power of word of mouth and you passing along the information so please forward this to anyone you can think of. A hot dog cart will be there for your convenience should you need a snack.
What: The San Francisco/Bay Area Swap Meet
When: Saturday, September 15, 9 am to 2 pm
Where: Beyond Pix Studios @Bayshore, 2178 Palou (between Industrial St. & Dorman Ave)
Who: All film, video & online media professionals & students welcome
Phone: Battery St. Office – 415.434.1027 Palou Studio – 415.282.5300
If you’re a seller, please contact email@example.com to make arrangements for a table. Thanks everyone and we’ll see you there and the weather forecast is for a beautiful Saturday morning, just like we ordered!
Thanks in advance for your support and the proceeds for the sellers fees will go to the Blind Babies Foundation.
On Wednesday September 5th The Big Picture produced the Pioneers & Purpose event, held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. Hosted by NBC Bay Area news anchor Jessica Aguirre, a powerful (and hilarious) speech from comedian Michael Pritchard, and with over 720 people in attendance, the Pioneers and Purpose Event raised over $1.3 million dollars! Congratulations to Muhammed Chaudhry and Paul Humphries for developing such a successful program. We at The Big Picture are proud to be able to bring our resources together for this event that is very close to our heart.
As tradition for The Big Picture to celebrate the 4th of July, George and Abel captured the annual fireworks show at the Louis Martini Winery in St. Helena, California. The show included a beautiful display of fireworks accompanied by a stellar score produced by William Cook. Take a look at this spectacular event!
We can’t think of a better opportunity to be surrounded by legends of broadcast than at The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences San Francisco/California Chapters’ Gold & Silver Circle “Class of 2011” Induction Luncheon. This Saturday George stood amongst his idols, mentors and peers to help honor this year’s inductees for their contributions to Northern California television. George had the honor of being a presenter and inducting the wonderful Suzanne Saunders Shaw. We were also excited to see the Steve Davis Under- Graduate Overall Excellence Scholarship awarded to Mario Ayala from the College of San Mateo and the Jerry Jensen Graduate Overall Excellence Scholarship awarded to Paul Meyers from Stanford University. We are proud to contribute to the future of media creators and look forward to working with the next generation of broadcast journalists in the years to come.
Only hours ago it was announced that Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts have merged. The Big Picture is thrilled to be responsible for the satellite uplink providing live coverage of this historic event! George and Abel are hard at work, maneuvering on chairlifts to get the best possible footage. With this announcement comes the exciting news that for a single lift ticket guests will now be able to enjoy over 6,000 skiable acres across eight mountain peaks with a top elevation of 9,000 feet! Not only will guests have access to greater skiable terrain, the merge also includes an improvement plan offering more amenities. Included in this plan is the promise of two new chairlifts, a new village restaurant and bar, a snow board demo and rental center, a day lodge and a family recreation center. We love summer but with this news we’re ready to trade in our flip flops for snow boots!
For more information about the merge click here.
The Big Picture seeks highly energetic and motivated interns to train in both the production office, on location, and in the editing suite for the upcoming fall semster. Current students in the field are highly encouraged to apply for this non-paying internship and must be enrolled in a college or university that will issue school credit.
Strongly preferred (but not required) tools of the trade:
•Live locally in the Bay Area
•Have own vehicle with a current driver’s license
•Strong communication skills
•Research skills (including use of internet based search engines)
•Knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Access, Outlook
•Good organizational skills
•At least one full day a week available
•Mac and/or Final Cut Pro experience preferred
Please visit the Bay Area Video Coalition website for futher information on this oppurtunity and/or send resumes via email to :
As proud sponsors of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts we were able to get our hands on some tickets to the upcomings shows. WFCFTA will be featuring a concert by Willie Nelson on September 14th and as part of our trivia this week, we will be giving away two tickets to the lucky person who can answer the question posted below. Please post your guesses in the corresponding comment box on The Big Picture’s Facebook page. Winners will be notified Wednesday August 24th. Best of luck!
Trivia Question: How much did Willie Nelson sell his first song for and why?
In what is become an annual tradition (this will be the third time) The Big Picture will have the opportunity to shoot this year’s fireworks at the beautiful Louis M. Martini winery in Napa.
The show is choreographed to music for a fully immersive sound and light experience. Check out the show from last Year!