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As we prepare for this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Award programs we find that we can’t help but get into the entrepreneurial spirit. Yesterday, George and Kristen spent a few hours with Celebriduck creator Craig Wolfe marveling at his creations. Who would have thought collectable celebrity rubber ducks fashioned to look like icons of music, film, sports and history would have such a following? Well we are part of that following, we love the ducks and we love Craig’s story- he truly embodies what is means to be an entrepreneur. Click here to check out the Celebriducks website to learn more about Craig, the awesome collection of celebrity ducks and his latest venture- bringing the rubber duck business back to The United States.
We couldn’t think of a better way to spend a work day than doing a live shot for ESPN at The San Francisco 49er’s practice facility in Santa Clara. George, Abel and Benny spent the day at the teams’ practice, interviewing tight end Vernon Davis. Vernon smiled through the entire shoot and was a pleasure to work with. We’re always thrilled to show our red and gold pride, especially when we’re 5-1 this season!
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?
Like most of the world, we recognize Rita Moreno for her talents as an actor. Having won the Emmy, a Grammy, the Oscar, and a Tony she has gained our respect as a performer. We would also like to recognize her support of The Big Picture and her ongoing commitment to enriching the artistic community and the community at large.
Earlier this year Rita volunteered her time and support to The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, not only as a spokesperson but in the production of The Big Picture’s promotional video for The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. So far her efforts have helped to raise over $200,000 to help fund arts education programs throughout the local community. We thank Rita Moreno for her ongoing support to the community and The Big Picture, and encourage everyone to watch her latest role in the TV Land sitcom Happily Divorced. In her role as Fran Drescher’s mother she proves once again she is not only talented, she is hilarious!
A few weeks ago The Big Picture had the opportunity to shoot some video of the opening night of Hugh Jackman’s one man show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, put on by SHN – San Francisco’s premier theatrical entertainment event company. He is backed on stage by a full 18 piece orchestra, some smoking hot backup singers, and guest appearances such as Richard Marx!
You may not know this, but behind those devilish good looks there is a Tony award winning theatre actor who has comedic timing, powerful vocal chords, and some slick dance moves. We love how hard he works. He was at the theatre from dawn until almost midnight. He eats on the set. He works so well with the crew and other principles in the show. Always a gentleman and he even nicknamed George “Jordan” and used him in the first show.
It’s a great show, and funny. George has seen this show 4 times in the making and it is so rock solid. The production team here has a winner, you really must see this show! Get a front frow seat, he’ll come sit next to you.
Last night The Big Picture had the opportunity to shoot some video of the opening night of Hugh Jackman’s one band show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, put on by SHN – San Francisco’s premier theatrical entertainment event company . You may not know this, but behind those devilish good looks there is a Tony award winning theatre actor who has comedic timing, powerful vocal chords, and some slick dance moves.
Tonight he takes the stage at The Curran theatre backed by an 18 piece orchestra where he will perform his favorite Broadway and Musical numbers.
Tune in now to participate in a live Q&A with Hugh on facebook! To attend, visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117382308343932
Sometimes it’s not easy to get people to work on video production on Sundays but when one of your clients is married to Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger and you need a favor for a celebrity cameo all of us were first in line to volunteer.
Many thanks to Captain Sully, who you may know as the hero that safely landed US Airways flight 1549 into the Hudson River in 2009. We found him to be a very kind and generous man who volunteered part of his Sunday to do a favor for The Big Picture.
Jack Lalanne had a show in the ’50s on KGO called… “The Jack LaLanne Show” touting fitness, exercise, and nutrition. Little George Lang, then 9 years old, wrote a fan letter to Jack, and got one back. He’s preserved it all these years and it really is a treasure to behold:
Years later as George Lang himself worked at KGO, he was able to meet Jack LaLanne in person for the shot below. Jack LaLanne was a good man with a strong and healthy message, and he will be missed.
The Big Picture Film & Video Arts produced this music artist interview piece on Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers. Check out the video below to hear them discuss how they are pursuing their version of the American Dream and what their music means to them.
This video as well as other music related content can be found at WakeUpYourPhone.com, click the image below to be taken to the site:
It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since veteran anchorman Walter Cronkite passed away in July of 2009. The “Most Trusted Man in America” can be seen here with George Lang, at least a few years before that.