VP Kamala "Kriminal Harass" Harris Embezzled Child Support from FaceBook Legal Counsel and Fundraiser! Extorts Parents, Targets and Threatens Father!

Alameda County Superior Court Corruption


Kamala “Kriminal Harass” Harris Embezzled Child Support from FaceBook Legal Counsel and Fundraiser! Extorts Parents, Targets and Threatens Father!
Superior Court Judges, District Attorney, Department of Child Support Services ALL involved in Admitted Fraud, Extortion Case!
The decades old conflict between Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim and Family with the Alameda County District Attorney (DA) and the
Department of Child Support Service (DCSS) is among the most extensively told in the history of the American judiciary. The dispute concerns the admitted willful fraud and extortionate scheme that the District Attorney and DCSS extensively exercised to persecute the family that they are liable for.

al-Hakim had to file an action against Tom Orloff, the DA and ACDCSS because they failed and refused to enforce the courts own orders for the fair and proper application and accounting of payments al-Hakim made in trust to the DA in their fiduciary capacity for the minor al-Hakim child depriving al-Hakim and the minor child of over $2,000 of monies paid, then illegally charging al-Hakim with the crime of violating the child support statute for nonpayment. Full Story with Videos and Documents at http://tinyurl.com/ljk8av

Attorney General “Kriminal Harass” and the Office of The Attorney General of The State of California substituted in as attorney of record in this case for the Alameda County Department of Child Support Services allegedly “in the interest of justice”. What justice is there in the Attorney General defending, concealing and thereby further complicitly committing the admitted willful and intentional extrinsic fraud upon the court; prosecutorial misconduct; willful and malicious prosecution; misconduct; conflict of interest; obstruction of justice; denial of due process under the law; willful and intentional fabrication and authoring false evidence; misstating and mischaracterizing evidence; misrepresentation and concealment of material facts with knowledge of the truth with the intent to induce the court’s act or reliance; harassment; and intimidation on behalf of District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, former DA Tom Orloff, Maureen Lenahan, Valgeria Harvey, counselors L. Lavagetto, Ms. K. Pendergrass, Ms. Adler, Kris Ferre, and accountant Mr. Lovelady and others unnamed in the DA’s office; various judges and Commissioner Oleon’s abuse of discretion, willful misconduct, conduct prejudicial, illegal ex-parte communications and bias that resulted in error.
This was done to excuse and protect the Alameda County Department of Child Support Services from their ongoing conflict of interest in their alleging to represent the interest of Joette Hall, whom they had defrauded along with al-Hakim of the funds paid to the DCSS in trust for their minor child.
The Alameda County Department of Child Support Services was never representing the al-Hakim Hall family, they were defending and covering up their extrinsic fraud upon the state and the families. The Alameda County Department of Child Support Services wanted to conceal their attempted coercion of al-Hakim to pay the arrearage they created in his name. al-Hakim and his family had complained many times each year about the misapplication of the funds tendered to the Department of Child Support Services in trust for the al-Hakim Hall family.
Harris, now running for Vice President, publicly said she wants “to make sure that we’re giving those children due process of law” echoing comments made a day earlier by Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat. “These are children, and many of them have relatives that are in California and other parts of the United States who are working, contributing to the well-being of people in the United States,” Brown said. “So given the principle of family values and family reconciliation, I want to give utmost consideration to what is in the best interest of those children, not what is in the best interest of politicians who might want to exploit this particular topic.” Harris said she wants “to make sure that we’re giving those children due process of law”.
New York Times story named Harris one of four state attorneys general who launched investigations into complaints against Trump University and also accepted campaign contributions from the school’s namesake, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump then stopped the investigation.
But as any good politician has done, she has actually been involved in stealing child support from Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim’s minor child with an outstanding order! She not only worked in the DA’s office during the time this embezzlement was happening but then represented the Department of Child Support Services and the DA’s office AGAINST al-Hakim. Now 25 years later, that minor child that Kriminal Harass embezelled is Bari al-Hakim-Williams.
Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim’s daughter, Bari al-Hakim-Williams, honored for her fine achievements this year, was at the White House where she was hosted by President Obama and Michelle Obama, is one of the Nations “40 Under 40” top lawyers by the National Bar Association, among others. She was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, discussing her plight as a minority and woman of color in a major corporation, in a commanding leadership position over men, lawyers and engineers, and the Diversity Program she founded at FaceBook. Her title there is Legal Counsel, Global Infrastructure & Operations at Facebook where she governs everything that is purchased. She created the Diversity program and talks about it here.
al-Hakim-Williams has hosted and attended multiple fundraisers for Harris, even held at her home, that was promoted on “Heyevent.com”.
Host included ROBERT L. HARRIS, ESQ., SHONDA SCOTT, DEMETRIUS SHELTON, ESQ., LALITA TADEMY, BARRY LAWSON WILLIAMS, JAIME A. WILLIAMS, HON. JOEL YOUNG
Shelton posted:
Fundraiser – Kamala Harris for CA Attorney GeneralSaturday, 14 November 2009, 15:00
 At the Home of Bari and Jaime Williams – Oakland, CA
Fundraiser – Kamala Harris for CA Attorney General
Friends,
Please join me at a fundraiser in suppoort of my friend and colleague
SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT ATTORNEY
&
CANDIDATE FOR CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL 2010 KAMALA D. HARRIS
Saturday, November 14, 2009 3:00 – 5:00 pm
AT THE HOME OF JAIME & BARI WILLIAMS OAKLAND, CA*
Hosted by –
ROBERT L. HARRIS, ESQ., SHONDA SCOTT, DEMETRIUS SHELTON, ESQ., LALITA TADEMY, BARI A. WILLIAMS, ESQ., BARRY LAWSON WILLIAMS, JAIME A. WILLIAMS, HON. JOEL YOUNG
Guest . . . . . . . . . $250
If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to support. You can donate online by visiting: http://kamalaharris.org/donate/event/534. Please let me know if you donate via the website so that I can track your contribiution.
Thanks in advance for your support!
Demetrius
Oddly enough Shelton is involved in the al-Hakim legal action against the City of Oakland in the Case of al-Hakim vs CSAA and Rescue Rooter, et. al. You can hear Demetruis Shelton, President of the National Bar Association and City Attorney employee’s Voicemail “Russo Received Trial Subpoenas!!!”

This is an over $100 million, 25 year; contentious action; with the largest case file in the history of Alameda County Superior Court, over 70 file boxes; over 100 motions and responses; plaintiff had over 300 trial exhibits; over 5,000 pages of exhibits; 3,000 pages of documents for trial rebuttal argument; 20 expert witnesses; 77 other witnesses; over 100 pages of jury instructions; 17 Judges have been Disqualified through Challenges for Cause and Recusal, there are numerous allegations of judicial corruption and misconduct, where EVERY judge and commissioner in this case has admitted error, committed perjury, recused themselves, or all three!
As a result, Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, a very well known business manager, producer, and Muslim of native African-Native American descent from Oakland, California, filed a Federal Complaint with the United States Attorney General, Department of Justice, of a hate crime of Islamophobia and Xenophobia committed against him by Judge David C. Lee during the Rescue Industries trial in Superior Court of Alameda County, California.

Kamala D. Harris, Judge Pulido and Commissioner Olean, Nancy O’Malley and Matthew Brega caught in Fraud of a minor child at:
http://nowtruth.org/attorney-general-superior-court-judges-district-attorney-and-department-of-child-support-services-caught-in-fraud-of-minor-child

al-Hakim will begin the task of unraveling the facts that former and current Alameda County District Attorney
Tom Orloff and Nancy O’Malley, former and current Director of Alameda County Child Support Services Maureen Lenahan and Matthew Brega, former and current Attorney General of State of California Jerry Brown and Kamala Harris, their staff’s, agents and contractors committed Extrinsic Fraud Upon the Court, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Willful and Malicious Prosecution, Conflict of Interest, Obstruction of Justice, Denial of Due Process, Willful and Intentional Fabrication and Authoring False Evidence; Misrepresentation and Concealment of Material Facts.
It will examine the role of former DA Tom Orloff, Nancy O’Malley, Kevin Dunleavy, Ann Deim, Towanda Lee, Michael O’Connor, Bob Conner, Bruce Brock, David Stein, Matthew Golde and others unnamed in the DA’s office; and DCSS office including but not limited to former Director Maureen K. Lenahan, Director Matthew Brega, Charlene Perry, Sue Eadie, Valgeria Harvey, counselors L. Lavagetto, Ms. K. Pendergrass, Ms. Adler, Kris Ferre, accountant Mr. Lovelady, Mrs. Reese, Mrs. Remelton, Ms. Alder, Mrs. Carlilse, Mrs. Ricca Alcantara, Terry Simmons-Booker, B. Hoffmann, Mr. Williams and others unnamed in the DA’s and ACDCSS’ offices; various judges and Commissioner Glenn Oleon;  Michelle Escerra, Tanisha Jones, others unnamed in the Superior Court’s Family Law Clerk’s officein these criminal acts.
Nancy O’Malley, former DA Tom Orloff, Ann Diem, Kevin Dunleavy, Bob Connor, Bruce Brock,  Michael O’Connor,  and Judge Pulido?
What is the relationship between former DCSS Director Maureen Lenahan, Matt Brega,  Valgeria Harvey, counselors L. Lavagetto, Ms. K. Pendergrass, Ms. Adler, Kris Ferre, accountant Mr. Lovelady, Ricca Alcantara, Ombudsman Mrs. Reese,  Mrs. Remelton, Terry Simmons-Booker, others unnamed in the DCSS office; and Judge Pulido, Judge Bean, Judge Tara DeSautels, Commissioner Thomas Nixon, ?
al-Hakim has asked the court to remand this case to the Civil Court trial level to continue further trial proceedings consistent with the requested decision and order for former and current Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff and Nancy O’Malley, former and current Director of Alameda County Child Support Services Maureen Lenahan and Matthew Brega, former and current Attorney General of State of California Jerry Brown and Kamala Harris, their staff’s, agents and contractors face charges for committing Extrinsic Fraud Upon the Court, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Willful and Malicious Prosecution, Conflict of Interest, Obstruction of Justice, Denial of Due Process, Willful and Intentional Fabrication and Authoring False Evidence; Misrepresentation and Concealment of Material Facts, among others, as demanded.
This matter has been sumitted to Judges Winifred Smith Presiding Judge, Superior Court of California, C. Don Clay- Supervising Judge, Stephen Pulido- Presiding Judge Family Law, Judge The Hon. Melinda Haag- Director- No. District U. S. Attorney’s Office, The Hon. Claudia Wilken-Chief District Judge U. S. District Court- No. Division, Kamala D. Harris- Attorney General of California, Mr. Brega, Nancy O’Malley and County Supervisor Keith wherein they have ALL failed and refused to investigate the matter even though it was requested by the U. S. Department of Justice.

     The following is an actual copy of the letter that was faxed, hand delivered, personally served, and filed in the Alameda County Superior Courts in response to the continued persecution and extortionate scheme of the al-Hakim Family by the Alameda County Superior Court, District Attorney and Department of Child Support Services or more appropriately entitled the “Department of Child Support Fraud Services”.
    The DA’s goon, Bob “BULL” Conner is coincidently the chief investigator for the DA in the Oscar Grant case, yet was listed as the chief witness for the DEFENSE in that case. HHhhmmmmm? The main investigator and witness for the prosecution is the main witness for the DEFENSE???!!!
    Further, the County judge in the Oscar Grant case, Judge Don Clay whom is very familiar with Conner, also failed and refused to pursue a formal complaint by Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim against “Bull” Connor for his armed accosting al-Hakim, falsely arresting/detaining him in a room, threatening al-Hakim, forcing from the Courthouse, and telling al-Hakim “don’t ever come back!”. A racist example no less violent then the original “Bull Connor” from Alabama! It must be his daddy!
    These actions are unconscionable! 
    Read and distribute widely!!!

http://nowtruth.org/occupiers-redeem-kings-dream-while-keith-carson-and-his-poverty-pimps-are-killers-of-kings-dream-sell-it-out/
FAX MEMO
ABDUL-JALIL al-HAKIM
7633 SUNKIST DRIVE, OAKLAND, CA  94605-3024
PH (510) 394-4501
TO:         The Honorable Winnifred Smith        The Honorable C. Don Clay
Presiding Judge                                  Supervising Judge
Superior Court of California              Superior Court of California
County of Alameda                            County of Alameda
1225 Fallon St., Dept #1                    1225 Fallon St., Dept #6
Oakland, CA 94612                           Oakland, CA 94612
Fax No.: 510 891-6276                      Fax No.: 510 891-6276
TO:        The Honorable Sandra Bean            The Honorable Stephen Pulido
Alameda Family Law Court            Presiding Judge Family Law Court
Superior Court of California           Superior Court of California
County of Alameda                         County of Alameda
2233 Shoreline Drive                      24405 Amador Street
Alameda, CA 94501                       Hayward, CA 94544
Fax No.: 510 263-4309                   Fax No.: 510 690-2824
The Honorable Elizabeth Hendrickson
Dept. 103 Traffic
WILEY W. MANUEL COURTHOUSE
661 Washington Street
Oakland, CA  94607
Fax No.: 510 627-4906
bcc:
FROM:     Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim
DATE:     January 30, 2014
NO PAGES: 14
RE:         Stipulation in Superior Court Case #511339-2; The People vs Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Docket # WWM00000560171and reassign this matter as per then Judicial Administration Rule 6.603 (b) (1) (D) now Rule 10.603 (c) (1) (D); requesting security after being identified and targeted by the District Attorney and Sheriff’s Deputy.
Dear Judges Smith, Clay, Pulido Bean and Commissioner Hendrickson,
This three decades old continuing story of the conflict between the al-Hakim Family with the Alameda County District Attorney (DA) and the Department of Child Support Service (DCSS) must be among the most extensively told in the history of the American judiciary. This and other courts have previously described in detail the parties’ underlying dispute, which concerns the admitted willful fraud and extortionate scheme that the District Attorney and DCSS extensively exercised to persecute the family that they are liable for.
In the case of Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim v. CSAA, Alameda County Case No. 811337-3 an over $25 million,12 year; contentious legal action; that has the largest case file in the history of Alameda County Superior Court, with over 60 file boxes of pleadings; over 120 motions and responses; plaintiff had over 300 trail exhibits; over 5,000 pages of exhibits; 3,000 pages of documents for trial rebuttal argument; 20 expert witnesses; 77 other witnesses; over 100 pages of jury instructions; with DQ’s filed against EVERY Judge for numerous charges from judicial misconduct to corruption, where EVERY judge in this case has admitted error, committed perjury, recused themselves, or all three!
Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff’s Extrinsic Fraud Upon the Court, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Willful and Malicious Prosecution, Conflict of Interest, Obstruction of Justice, Denial of Due Process, Willful and Intentional Fabrication and Authoring False Evidence; Misrepresentation and Concealment of Material Facts
al-Hakim had to file an action against Tom Orloff and the Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) and the Alameda County Department of Child Support Services (ACDCSS) because for over 25 years they repeatedly failed and refused to enforce the courts own orders for the fair and proper application and accounting of payments al-Hakim made in trust to the DA in their fiduciary capacity for the minor al-Hakim child depriving al-Hakim and the minor child of over $2,000 of monies paid, thus creating a “mythical” arrearage and open account in al-Hakim’s name and on his behalf owed to the minor child, then illegally charging al-Hakim with the crime of violating the child support statute for nonpayment, reporting the alleged violation to the State of California for Collection and the State Department of Motor Vehicles for suspension of his driving privilege for nonpayment and illegally tossing al-Hakim into “debtors prison”, suspending his drivers license, revoking his passport, and ruining his credit. ACDCSS actions and claimed “right” to perform in this manner are not contained in any State or Federal statute, regulation, or other legislative act and therefore, do not have the force of law and renders it constitutionally infirm and no court officer can merely “grant” a ruling in their favor to cover getting caught having done so. Full Story with Videos and Documents at http://tinyurl.com/ljk8av
Attorney General of The State of California Substituted In for DA Tom Orloff
On January 22, 2008 Attorney General Jerry Brown and the Office of The Attorney General of The State of California substituted in as attorney of record in this case for the Alameda County Department of Child Support Services allegedly “in the interest of justice”. What justice is there in the Attorney General defending, concealing and thereby further complicitly committing the admitted willful and intentional extrinsic fraud upon the court; prosecutorial misconduct; willful and malicious prosecution; misconduct; conflict of interest; obstruction of justice; denial of due process under the law; willful and intentional fabrication and authoring false evidence; misstating and mischaracterizing evidence; misrepresentation and concealment of material facts with knowledge of the truth with the intent to induce the court’s act or reliance; harassment; and intimidation on behalf of District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, former DA Tom Orloff, Maureen Lenahan, Valgeria Harvey, counselors L. Lavagetto, Ms. K. Pendergrass, Ms. Adler, Kris Ferre, and accountant Mr. Lovelady and others unnamed in the DA’s office; various judges and Commissioner Oleon’s abuse of discretion, willful misconduct, conduct prejudicial, illegal ex-parte communications and bias that resulted in error.
This was done to excuse and protect the Alameda County Department of Child Support Services from their ongoing conflict of interest in their alleging to represent the interest of Joette Hall, whom they had defrauded along with al-Hakim of the funds paid to the DCSS in trust for their minor child.
The Alameda County Department of Child Support Services was never representing the al-Hakim Hall family, they were defending and covering up their extrinsic fraud upon the state and the families. The Alameda County Department of Child Support Services wanted to conceal their attempted coercion of al-Hakim to pay the arrearage they created in his name.
al-Hakim and his family had complained many times each year about the misapplication of the funds tendered to the Department of Child Support Services in trust for the al-Hakim Hall family.
For nearly three decades the District Attorney and DCSS has launched criminal legal proceedings that can aptly characterized as “unique in the annals of American judicial history.” Through these proceedings – which have resulted in numerous illegal orders and opinions from the courts, the District Attorney and DCSS gained access to an extraordinary quantity of material, including all of al-Hakim’s litigation files in totally unrelated cases that have absolutely NO value in this case to further their litigation, legislative, and political strategies to compel their enforcement strategy, extortionate scheme to force him to pay their fraudulent arrears including enforcement in multiple jurisdictions by placing illegal and unwarranted holds on his drivers license with the California Department of Motor Vehicles with the intent of al-Hakim being arrested and harmed physically and financially; placing illegal and unwarranted holds on his passport with the State Department; and these efforts to use judgment enforcement for settlement leverage to undertake in the event they don’t prevail before the courts. These proceeding efforts are ongoing.
    The District Attorney and DCSS presented its admitted evidence of fraud and bribery to the trial court, convincing it to rule against the family’s court ordered compliant payments complete with DCSS’s own receipts for same– instead using its unfettered, presumptively inadmissible product and evidence of admitted fraud and bribery, accounting report– as the basis for the trial court’s final decision. On the basis of these and other materials, the ruling and judgment was fundamentally obtained and tainted by fraud. The heart of the alleged fraud is two-fold.
First, the District Attorney and DCSS and their judicial team of covert illicit participants– the putative accounting expert that created and complied the entire presumptively inadmissible product and evidence of admitted fraud and bribery, the accounting report used as the sole basis for the judgment by Commissioner Glenn Oleon despite the fact he knew it was the product of fraud.
Second, the District Attorney and DCSS wresting control of the judicial process by exercising a clearly illegal conflict of interest in misrepresenting the family, conducting a complete trial to defend their illegal actions and evidence before admitting the conflict AFTER the trial was completed, exerting undue influence in the process, by conspiring with the court Commissioner Oleon; applying political pressure in order to obtain a judgment based on political advantage rather than the rule of law. Upon the substitution of attorneys, then California Attorney General Jerry Brown, responsible for carrying out investigation of Alameda County Superior Court and State Appeals Court judges, District Attorney Tom Orloff, Oakland City Attorney and various corporate defendants is himself defending some of the criminals and covering up the very same corruption he is supposed to be investigating and prosecuting! Full Story with Videos and Documents at http://tinyurl.com/ljk8av
Nevertheless, as noted above, the court returned a judgment against the family, rejecting the decades of presumptively inadmissible product and evidence of admitted fraud and bribery in the proceedings; family’s claims of civil conspiracy; conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice; obstruction of justice; conspiracy to commit extrinsic fraud; extrinsic fraud; fraud upon the court and The People of the State of California; conspiracy to commit extortion; extortion; conspiracy to commit bribery; bribery; conspiracy to commit embezzlement; embezzlement; conspiracy to commit intimidation; intimidation; conspiracy to commit harassment; harassment; conspiracy to commit blackmail; blackmail; conspiracy to misappropriate funds; misappropriation of funds; conspiracy to violate fiduciary trust; violation of fiduciary trust; conspiracy to co-mingle funds; co-mingling of funds; conspiracy to commit deception; deception; conspiracy to commit concealment; concealment; conspiracy to commit misrepresentation; misrepresentation; conspiracy to commit diversion of funds; diversion of funds; conspiracy to create and falsify documents as evidence; creating and falsifying documents as evidence; conspiracy to procure false testimony; procuring false testimony; witness tampering; conspiracy to violate racketeering laws; violate racketeering laws; conspiracy to commit tortious interference with contract; tortious interference with contract; conspiracy to commit unjust enrichment; unjust enrichment; conspiracy to commit conflict of interest; conflict of interest; admitting conflict of interest AFTER the trial was completed; conspiracy to commit misrepresentation; misrepresentation; conspiracy to intentionally inflict maximum pain, suffering, emotional distress; the intentional infliction of maximum pain, suffering, emotional distress; conspiracy to commit ; slander; conspiracy to conduct a complete trial to defend their illegal actions and evidence; conducting a complete trial to defend their illegal actions and evidence; conspiracy to exert undue influence in the judicial process; exerting undue influence in the judicial process; civil conspiracy with court Commissioner Oleon; conspiracy to directly or indirectly funding, commencing, prosecuting, advancing in any way, or receiving benefit from any action or proceeding; directly or indirectly funding, commencing, prosecuting, advancing in any way, or receiving benefit from any action or proceeding; conspiracy to litigate for recognition or enforcement of an illegal judgment previously rendered in the court; litigating for recognition or enforcement of an illegal judgment previously rendered in the court; among others.
I last contacted you all above with the exception of Commissioner Hendrickson on January 9, 2014 after I went to the Alameda Family Law Court to file a letter to the Judges dated January 7, 2014 and was prevented from doing so by a County Sheriff’s Deputy who informs me that I must go to Judge Pulido’s courtroom to file the letter and that he would be handling this matter in Probate Court. Both letters had already been faxed, served, or both on all the parties above except the January 7, 2014 one to Judge Smith and this is the first to Commissioner Hendrickson. The family and I have had no response to ANY of the five previous letters to the court to clarify the pending matters in this case totally comprised of the District Attorney (DA) and Department of Child Support Service (DCSS) presumptively inadmissible product and evidence of their admitted fraud in the proceedings that they themselves alone developed. The court must now address that issue with the family in open court with these admission and the product of fraud upon the court, The People of the State of California and the family. The District Attorney and DCSS’ larcenous moral turpitude, obstruction of justice and misrepresentation is all that remains of this case.
So again, now we need to know if in fact Judge Pulido is handing this matter, and if so, in what capacity and jurisdiction. Is he acting as the Family Law Presiding Court Judge or as the Judge in Probate Court? Is this a Family Law matter addressing the stipulation, or is this a Probate matter?
We need to know what Civil Code section specifically requires that a Stipulation by the parties without attorneys MUST be notarized? Who rejected the Stipulation and when?
The family has accounts that confirm that the Superior Court, District Attorney and DCSS and other representatives engaged in repeated, substantive ex-parte meetings and communications with the judicial officials presiding over litigation involving the family, including meetings and communications relating to the case and stipulation with court administration personnel that has very limited knowledge of civil law rules, substantively and especially procedurally including the selection of Judge Pulido to preside over this case in Probate. Such evidence would further establish the Superior Court, District Attorney and DCSS ex-parte contacts are improper under law and would also further prove the Superior Court, District Attorney and DCSS were attempting to exert undue influence over the court. This evidence indicates that the Superior Court, District Attorney and DCSS meetings were inappropriate and secret.
The family believes the Superior Court, District Attorney and DCSS nefarious and inappropriate abandonment of the family’s right to settle the case and have the courts to acknowledge the stipulation without any civil law citations and no evidence of such to support the alleged ruling by a judge is an untenable to prevent efforts to move the case towards resolution. The family has every right, and very good reason, to seek an end to the individual persecution that they believed the Superior Court, District Attorney and DCSS has been using as a way to extort the family, drag out the case and bleed their resources. We are requesting that the court immediately sign the order for the stipulation and noting that we realize that it should have already been ordered. By requesting that it be ordered, we are simply exercising our procedural right to that evidence.
The family believes that this maneuver by the Superior Court, District Attorney and DCSS attempted to alter the ordinary course of the trial and inject more delay into already protracted proceedings.
Now we have the pending matter of The People vs Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, Docket # WWM00000560171, Citation # 5330190 presently assigned to Dept. 103 the Traffic court for trial on February 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM.
With this matter involving the alleged crime of driving with a suspended license, it would be an impossible burden on the court to hear the matter in Dept. 103 and further would be an unavoidable conflict nor would the family EVER agree for the matter to be heard by a commissioner after the most recent travesty of justice by yet another one. It was unconscionable that Commissioner Oleon would EVER entertain the presumptively inadmissible product and evidence of the District Attorney and DCSS admitted fraud much less use it SOLEY as the basis for an illegal judgment and think he could get away with it! Amazing!
In furtherance of their obstruction of justice and attempted extortion of the family, the District Attorney and DCSS has failed and refused to submit any of the releases of child support holds my drivers license to the California State Department of Motor Vehicles for nearly ten years! This despite court orders to do so and the account being current. Dept. 103 does not provide the time to plead, examine and hear this matter and we do not want to provide the same excuse that Oleon used of a “lack of time” to hear the matter, “it should be in another courtroom”. If he were truly concerned about a lack time to hear the case and JUSTICE, he NEVER would have heard the only evidence presented by the District Attorney and DCSS, that of their admitted fraud upon the court.
For these and the reasons presented herein, we request that this matter be re-assigned to another court room that has the necessary facilities of time and court staff, including a reporter and security. I have been threatened by both judges and the District Attorney staff and had requested security from both since 1989. So as Judge Northridge did in November 8, 2006, I am asking this court to reassign this matter as per then Judicial Administration Rule 6.603 (b) (1) (D) now Rule 10.603 (c) (1) (D).
However, it should be noted the family will contest jurisdiction because the testimony of various parties was merely legal theory orchestrated by the District Attorney and DCSS to willfully deceive the court, to allow them to pretend that the Family was represented by the District Attorney and DCSS and whose work was manipulated by the District Attorney and DCSS. Since this is admitted fraudulent evidence and testimony there is no need to impeach these assertions about the District Attorney and DCSS’ conduct. Nothing else has any bearing on this case. This was done in context for the District Attorney and DCSS’ furtherance of their fraud upon the court, the People of California and the family with the intent to deceive and their continued obstruction of justice scheme supported by the court itself to enhance their overall extortion scheme to make al-Hakim pay for their fraud and bribery- not a purported justification or belief in a larger good. This judgment is NOT the legitimate product of an impartial court.
Thus, throughout these extraordinary trials, the most important facts have gone uncontested:
the family has made it abundantly clear and by their actions and evidence that the District Attorney and DCSS violated a court order, perpetrated fraud upon the Court, defrauded the People of the State of California and the al-Hakim family, violated their fiduciary trust, engage in civil conspiracy, bribery, paid a testifying witness for admitted fraudulent evidence and testimony, obstructed justice and has pursued this litigation by a variety of unethical, corrupt, and illegal means, including exercising a clearly illegal conflict of interest in misrepresenting the family, conducting a complete trial to defend their illegal actions and evidence before admitting the conflict, exerting undue influence in the process, by conspiring with the court Commissioner Oleon, its designated accounting expert presenting admitted fraudulent evidence, and by controlling the subsequent production of that evidence over the objection of the family allegedly as a neutral damages assessment.
Certainly, there is no reason to deem a single judge in the Superior Court of Alameda County even capable of deciding whether norms of civil procedure or legal ethics have been or can be followed in this case. Yet that is exactly what needs to be done here as the family has asked this Court to do just that. Indeed, it has gone further, putting the’s entire County government, the Superior Court, the District Attorney and DCSS on trial. A courtroom spectacle more anathema to justice and civil rights is hard to imagine.
All of this is bad enough. But it is made worse by the central irony hanging over this case: The reason the case is toxic is because the District Attorney and DCSS alleged “representing” the family, their creation and use of the presumptively inadmissible product and evidence of admitted fraud and bribery in the proceedings, the substantive merit of their paid testifying witness for admitted fraudulent evidence and testimony on that subject, the judgment as the illegitimate product of an partial court, conducting a complete trial to defend their illegal actions and evidence before admitting the conflict. For nearly a quarter century, the District Attorney and DCSS showered praise on itself and the judiciary, extolling its impartiality and independence in an effort to persuade this Court to award litigation in it’s favor. That effort succeeded. The Court concluded the case in their favor every time with dubious and illegal rulings that contravened procedural law despite the evidence and testimony as it had “everything to do with extorting money from al-Hakim and persecuting the family and nothing to do with the truth, facts or evidence.
There are multiple legal defects that independently require that this case be dismissed but I will discuss this one:
First, there can no longer be any question that this Court lacks jurisdiction. No court has jurisdiction unless the plaintiff has standing, the courts and RICO imposes rigorous standing limits. The District Attorney and DCSS alleged “representing” the family, their creation and use of the presumptively inadmissible product and evidence of admitted fraud and bribery in the proceedings, the substantive merit of their paid testifying witness for admitted fraudulent evidence and testimony on that subject, the judgment as the illegitimate product of an partial court, conducting a complete trial to defend their illegal actions and evidence before admitting the conflict is yet another admission of willful fraud and bribery and lack of standing. Intent on depriving the family of their constitutional right to a fair trial- and apparently lacking confidence in its own actions and evidence-  dropped all of its claims of representation of the family upon the filing of appeal of trial. The California State Attorney General substituted in for The People of the State of California and the family. That also was a conflict as the family had filed a complaint with the U. S. Department of Justice that was referred to and filed with the California State Attorney General regarding these and other activities of the Superior Court, the District Attorney, DCSS, the Oakland City Attorney, other governmental and political officials, attorneys and their contractors, agents and employees. Though the conflict is clear, the investigation has not yet been done nor enforced, so its injury is still pending, not concrete nor non-speculative, and the evidence has gone uncontested.
The Superior Court, District Attorney and DCSS case fares no better on the facts. Given the mountain of discovery at its disposal, one would expect them to present a coherent narrative, backed by evidence. It hasn’t, it won’t and it can’t. Even on its own terms, this theory was implausible: how could anyone in the family possibly cause the District Attorney and DCSS to commit this willful fraud to the family’s own detriment and be responsible for it?
In my last letter to the courts, I said I would address several open concerns as well as the issue of being identified by the Sheriff’s Deputy and Court Administration without having announced my name and being pulled aside by the Sheriff Deputy in the next communication with the court. I will now do so.
    We have been informed and thereon believe that several unknown operatives made illegal ex-parte contact with the Superior Court, the District Attorney, DCSS and County Sheriff’s Department regarding this case. al-Hakim has previously been asked by the the District Attorney to place himself in harms way that could have easily resulted in his death, and by design, it would have rid the Superior Court and the District Attorney of the one indispensable factor in proving the guilt of a rampant Police Department theft ring that the chief investigator, Bob Connor wanted to DISPROVE!
    He first investigated al-Hakim, the victim, to compile/create enough evidence to force al-Hakim to give up the investigation/prosecution of the known guilty cops. I complained about his tactics and felt he wasn’t doing the job of investigating the burglars but the victim in an effort to let them off. Then he began to try to compile/create enough evidence to exonerate the known guilty cops. I again complained about his tactics and felt he wasn’t doing the job of investigating the burglars but trying to create a means to let them off. Realizing that he could not do so, he began to try to compile/create enough evidence to exonerate others involved in the same crimes, over 30 officers, and restrict the prosecution to the two known guilty cops. Upon having compiled enough evidence to convict the two known guilty cops, he began to try to negotiate with me how the case would be tried to the exclusion of others involved unless I was able to personally identify the guilty cops in the course of the burglary. He stated that he had knowledge that they were going to strike again and proposed that I pretend to leave the store, lock it up, yet wait inside for the burglary to occur and step out to identify the burglars. I asked if he had this knowledge, why wouldn’t they just “stake out the building and capture them when they set off the bomb on the windows and entered the store?”. He couldn’t answer with any logic other than to say he needed an eye witness. I rejected this fool hearty request to put my life in the line of fire to be shot by the same cop who set off the bomb to commit the burglary and then kills the the alleged perpetrator (me) whom he caught in the building while responding to the burglary-in-progress call he himself had made. Perfectly stupid!!! I complained about his tactics and felt he wasn’t doing the job of investigating the burglars but trying to eliminate the victim in an effort to let them off. I made it clear that I had no intention to talk to him again. He lastly came to the store to inform me that they had secured enough evidence and information to serve a search warrant and file a criminal complaint, that I should not speak to anyone, including the media excluding Tribune reporter Harry Harris. He further stated that I should know that half the police force thought I was a hero and the other half thought I was a “problem” and I should watch by back. My family, friends and I have lived with that fear since then. It was exacerbated when one night I came home from the store and laid down when shortly I heard a loud noise and saw bright lights hovering over the roof of my home. Since the home has skylights I could see a helicopter hovering over the home and shining a light around my home. I got a phone call from the Oakland Police Department asking me to identify myself, what was going on in the home, who was there, etc. I asked why was there a helicopter over my home and was told there was a report of a “burglary in progress” at my home. I told the person on the phone that there was no such thing happening and that this was perpetrated by some elements of the Police Department that wanted me out the way. They called off the report and I later went outside to find my house surrounded by police and one makes the remark “ you got away this time!”. Life threatening scary, but forces you to resolve NEVER to be intimidated by REAL PIGS! No decent, honorable human being would EVER initiate such actions because a person stood up to crime! Is that not what they are hired to do or are they above the law? This same investigator Bob Connor.
    In letters to Judge Clay and others, I have expressed my fear for my safety after being verbally accosted; physically threatened; attempted to be baited, provoked and intimidated into a physical altercation; threatened with arrest, disallowed from going to Judge Leo Dorado’s courtroom; forcibly removed and escorted from the courthouse building; and ordered not to return by District Attorney Officer Bob Connor on November 22, 2010 at approximately 3:45 p.m  I had litigation that was to be filed in November 2010 the day of my being forcibly removed from the court house and threatened with arrest if I returned by District Attorney henchman Bob Connor whom is very well known to me. The District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office has compromised these suits and this issue also must be corrected ASAP. District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s abridging these inalienable, sacred rights are not a joke to African-Americans.
    This apparently was on order from Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy as I sat alone in the lobby of the D. A.’s office for 30 minutes waiting to speak to Dunleavy on an update on the formal 200 page Corruption, Extrinsic Fraud, Criminal Misconduct, Ethics and “Whistle-Blower” Complaint complete with audio CD filed and served on their office on June 7, 2010 stemming from criminal actions committed by John Russo and the City Attorney’s office resulting from the sewer main collapse alongside my home in 1991. After requesting a response to Formal Complaint Served and Filed June 7, 2010 and several conversations with the Alameda County District Attorney office, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley assigned the case to Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy. After his review and several more conversations with me, Dunleavy decided to assign the case for investigation after he had been assigned this case in July 2010 when he told me months before that he had assigned it to another investigator.
    The D. A.’s lobby reception area is merely a very small space between the elevators and the bullet proof glass doors and windows that separate the public from the D. A. There are only a few chairs that line one side of the space and is not meant to accommodate more than 4-8 people. During the 30 minutes that I waited in the lobby, only 3 people from the general public came onto the floor from the elevators, yet 10-12 came to and from the D. A.’s office. Clearly I represented no threat to anyone, and I could have been assisted without any concern nor fear on anyone’s behalf. I’m sure that the lobby area is equipped with surveillance cameras and would verify my account of this incident.
    After the encounter with Bob Connor and my ouster from the Courthouse that was ordered by Dunleavey, I spoke with District Attorney Matt Golde and Superior Court Judge Leo Dorado regarding my treatment and called O’Malley to voice my extreme concern wherein I received a return call from Dunleavy. Dunleavey expressed his concern for the fact that I knew Golde and Dorado, but not as if it would have made a difference in their decision or actions in having me threatened and removed from the courthouse. He laughed as he recanted stories about them playing on a basketball team together, never once exhibiting any remorse for his or O’Malleys’ actions. The recorded conversation with Dunleavy regarding the encounter with Connor and the investigation can be listened to and/or downloaded at: http://www.box.net/shared/x46rvjorhj.
    We discussed Dunleavy’s second call to me stating the he would speak with the Department of Child Support Services attorney Valgeria Harvey that had to admit in court several times that they and the D. A.’s office had committed fraud, embezzlement and theft against me and my family. When I refused to pay for the D. A.’s fraud, they attempted to extort the money from me by suspending my drivers license and revoking my passport! You can listen to D. A. Kevin Dunleavy voicemail as he tells me he is going to talk with V. Harvey of CSS http://www.box.net/shared/ma0fyvzkdc.
    At the conclusion and throughout these conversations, I had been discussing this matter with  Rodney Brooks, the Chief of Staff for Supervisor Keith Carson who said that he would talk with Nancy O’Malley and get back to me.
    Again on February 23, 2011, I spoke with Rodney for 25 minutes wherein he said that he had discussed the case with Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavey, the same DA that had me forcibly removed from the Courthouse without notice, cause or legal grounds.
    Rodney informed me that Dunleavey admitted he had me removed from the Courthouse without notice, cause or legal grounds and gave no reason nor legal grounds for doing so. Rodney further expressed through his “teeth clenched disdain” that the D.A. had concluded an investigation of the cases, found no wrong doing, and had sent me a letter of their findings and decision. I informed Rodney that Mike O’Connor, Senior Deputy District Attorney, had left me a voice mail message stating that, but in fact I have never received anything from them at all and asked him for a copy of this investigation report, and if he had read it. You can listen to D. A. Mike O’Connor voice mail stating he has ended the investigation at: http://www.box.net/shared/3oampngtby.
    Rodney said that he had not seen the report and did not have a copy. I asked Rodney if he trusted the person whom ordered me removed from the courthouse to conduct a fair and impartial investigation of his employer, boss, co-workers, department, friends, allies and himself- he couldn’t answer, but he didn’t need to. I reiterated my request for a copy of the alleged “investigation report” from the D. A.’s office and that this matter be referred to the Justice Department and the Alameda County Grand Jury for investigation. Throughout the entire conversation Rodney was clearly discourteous to the point he was aggressively attempting to provoke a verbal response from me such that he could abruptly end the conversation. I merely acknowledged his attitude and stayed the course to ascertain that he would respond to my requests in writing and provide a copy of the alleged “investigation report” from the D. A.’s office. Needless to say I have received nothing from Rodney, and after his actions for the last year, it is not unexpected.
    It is unfathomable that such a thing could happen right in your lobby and visitors reception area in today’s highly charged racial, political, and law enforcement versus community interactive environment, especially in Oakland and Alameda County where deadly force seems to be the rule rather than the exception. Given the history of the D. A.’s office, and in your short tenure, I should have expected it!
    To allow the D. A.’s office to handle me and my complaint in such a Gestapo fashion and to use Judge Leo Dorado as a ruse is unacceptable, needs to be investigated, the responsible parties held accountable and punished.
    Clearly something must be done as I have waited for Judge Clay and everyone notified to get back to me to move this process forward. There is no circumstance or law that can justify this use of force, intimidation, and threat of imprisonment under the guise and color of law! The family will not allow this continuing injustice to go on unnoticed and want to know what time is best for Judge Clay to meet as soon as possible!
    The critically serious, incriminating, willful admissions in the conversations and interactions of Rodney Brooks and yourself Judge Clay with D. A.’s Connor, Dunleavey and O’Malley has made everyone witnesses to these actions of the D. A. and any non-action on the prosecution of these crimes will entrap YOU ALL in complicity in the commission of these crimes, in it’s corruption, conspiracy, fraud, obstruction of justice, false imprisonment, aiding and abetting the crimes mentioned, the attempted cover up of these crimes, and willful blindness, among others. It is settled law that the cover up of a crime is itself greater than the crimes themselves! Those stakes are raised exponentially when it concerns corruption on behalf of Judges, elected public officials, law enforcement and legal servants whom are embodied with protecting the public trust.
In May 2008 Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jon Tigar attempted to provoke plaintiff Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim with comments made during a side bar at the recent testimony on behalf of plaintiff by fellow Judge Leo Dorado in al-Hakim’s bad faith insurance case.
As a result of this and Tigar’s continuing misconduct, al-Hakim took the extraordinary measure of filing another complaint with Victoria Henley and the Judicial Council, Alameda County Superior Court Presiding Judge Yolanda Northridge and former Presiding Judge George Hernandez demanding that all side bars be recorded for his own security.
You can view, listen to, and/or download the following related documents or audio files:
Judge Dorado Responds to D. A.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/4ai0vr2s5j

City Administrator Dan Lindhiem Respond Russo Formal Complaint.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/yfyvhaug0l
City Administrator Dan Lindhiem Post Russo Complaint Meeting.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/6gj1ae9pa4
D. A. O’Malley Responds to Russo Formal Complaint.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/pdquncg8x6
County Presiding Judge Rolfenson Responds to Russo Formal Complaint.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/n8xxh4a93e
County Presiding Judge Rolfenson Discards Formal Complaint- Maggie Takeda Voice mail
http://www.box.net/shared/g10s3kzxn7
County Presiding Judge Rolfenson Receives Formal Complaint Maggie Takeda email
http://www.box.net/shared/2fqsl69z79
City Auditor Courtney Ruby Responds to Russo Formal Complaint.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/pdi4kxel16
City Auditor Courtney Ruby’s Second Respond Russo Formal Complaint.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/5a5ndkbmrb
al-Hakim’s Notice to Russo of Action.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/lnvn6kn92k
Russo Responds to Formal Complaint.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/dz72had24u
District Attorney Investigates City Attorneys John Russo, Jayne Williams, Meyers Nave Corruption Complaint.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/sjgi7ynhgh
Oakland City Administrator to Meet al-Hakim on Fate of City Attorneys John Russo, Jayne Williams, Meyers Nave Corruption Complaint.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/kuf0d18b7i
al-Hakim’s Second Notice to Russo of Action.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/9gn72snasl
al-Hakim’s ROAR Complaint Against Russo.pdf
http://www.box.net/shared/4424e7822p
D. A. Kevin Dunleavy Removed al-Hakim from Davidson Courthouse Building VM
http://www.box.net/shared/x46rvjorhj
D. A. Mike O’Connor Ends Investigation VM
http://www.box.net/shared/3oampngtby
D. A. Kevin Dunleavy Tells al-Hakim he to Talk with V. Harvey VM
http://www.box.net/shared/ma0fyvzkdc
We presented the Stipulation to the Court as we expect and appreciate the signing where indicated, for we all want this matter resolved immediately. We hand delivered the original and two copies to the Court for endorsement and filing and was to provide an endorsed filed copy to the Director of the Department of Child Support Services afterwards. We all look forward to resolving this matter as soon as possible.
I can be reached at (510) 394-4501 if you have any questions. Thanks’ for taking the time to address these issues and endorse and return this Stipulation.
Respectfully,
Abdul-Jalil
Defendant
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Forming a Legal Coalition for Victory
Suit vs. Alameda County District Attorney (DA), California Attorney General (AG) and the Alameda County Department of Child Support Service (DCSS)
This case is about, a civil and criminal judicial, governmental, and law enforcement fraud that goes back to the Department Of Justice- U. S. Attorney General and NSA. The government can not defend this admitted fraud, embezzlement, breach of fiduciary, extortion (recorded conversation and all documents can be listen to and/or downloaded below) and obstruction of justice in a MAJOR civil suit!
The nearly three decades old continuing story of the conflict between Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim and his Family with the Alameda County District Attorney (DA), the California Attorney General (AG) and the Alameda County Department of Child Support Service (DCSS) must be among the most extensively told in the history of the American judiciary. The related child support matter was being heard by Judge Stephen Pulido. Current Presiding Court Judge Winifred Smith has previously recused, as has former Presiding Judge Yolanda Northridge, Judge Sue Alexander, Commissioner Taylor Culver is conflicted, Commissioner Glenn Oleon has committed crimes that are the basis for this action and Supervising Judge C. Don Clay has been involved in this matter and exhibited highly questionable judgment by not pursuing a complaint against the investigator Bob Connor and the District Attorney’s office. We now have concerns about the impartiality of Judge Pulido with this case allegedly being assigned to him with the obvious exparte communications that have been had between him, court administration, the DA and DCSS. Pulido ducked out of the case after he incriminated himself, Commissioner Hendricks recused herself and even though she was TOTALLY conflicted by having worked in the D. A.’s office and was supervised by the mastermind of the fraud Sue Eadie, Commissioner Boydine Hall REFUSED to recuse herself and ruled in favor of her former supervisor! Hall, who first refused to answer if she worked for the D. A.’s office, then denied that she, later admitted that she had worked for the D. A.’s office. Hall had a 30 year career in the D. A.’s office, worked with ALL the individuals on this case that committed the admitted fraud, and Eadie was her supervisor! Just as soon as Hall admitted she worked for the DA, she denied it again when confronted with the fact that she was participating in this ongoing fraud and obstructing justice! In the related al-Hakim vs Rescue and CSAA et., al. there are numerous instances of judicial misconduct, where EVERY judge and commissioner in this case has admitted error, committed perjury, recused themselves, or all three!
In pursuing the matter with the leads that we have developed entraps those mentioned above and others that tried to investigate us for pushing back against the persecution and terrorizing that colluded with the real criminals that perpetrated these continuing crimes in their attempts to entrap us in crime. When there was no crime that we could be entrapped in, they created the crimes themselves and simply chose to prosecute on that basis. How does one answer to the question of “how can the District Attorney admit to committing a crime of fraud, embezzlement and obstruction of justice of a minor child and prosecute the father for it?”. How can ALL the State and Federal law enforcement agencies be on notice of the crime and prosecution, have received formal complaints of the crime and prosecution, be directed to investigate and prosecute the fraud and prosecution and do NOTHING but cover up the crime and prosecution?
We are seeking purposeful organizations that might be interested in forming a coalition for a MAJOR VICTORY that would inspire Muslims to stand up against the national criminal judicial, governmental, and law enforcement persecution and terror being inflicted upon innocent citizens everywhere! At the very least I would expect you ALL to support that effort. The government can not fight this admitted fraud and embezzlement in a civil suit! Since the facts and testimony is already admitted and developed over years, there’s little risk or costs involved and a GREAT REWARD/RETURN!! WE respect and recognize the boundaries that each of you have set for yourselves and if you would prefer not to get engaged in the task we ask that share this cause widely and refer it to others.
With that in mind, we would like to propose just that. Forming a Legal Coalition for Victory and would like references to organizations that want to participate in the civil suit against the DA and that will bring into focus the activities of the others in the cover-up and collusion. Ismail had mentioned the Muslim Advocates as a resource and I think they are a good fit. Please share this proposal with EVERYONE that you think might or should be interested in winning justice and respect for ALL childern, responsile parents, Muslims and people in general!

al-Hakim and family now wish to sue the DA, AG, DCSS, and possibly California Governor Jerry Brown. Due to the admitted, uncontroverted, uncontested evidence in this matter it could be won on summary judgment and I have attached recent filings to give you an idea of what has transpired in this matter. It just needs some relentless tenacity! Attorneys here are afraid of the system that has ignored the law for fear of being blackballed!
They created and complied an entire presumptively inadmissible product and evidence of admitted fraud and bribery, then exercised a clearly illegal conflict of interest in misrepresenting the family, conducting a complete trial to defend their illegal actions and evidence before admitting the conflict AFTER the trial was completed and have sought to cover it up since!
The DA, AG and DCSS and their judicial team of covert illicit participants– the putative accounting expert that created and complied the entire presumptively inadmissible product and evidence of admitted fraud and bribery, the accounting report used as the sole basis for the judgment by Commissioner Glenn Oleon despite the fact he knew it was the product of fraud.
al-Hakim and Family assert that good cause exists to question the legality of the standing of ALL the Parties including the Attorney General of The State of California (AG) whom substituted in as Attorney of Record allegedly “representing” The People of The State of California, et. al., “In The Interest of Justice” in this case for the Alameda County District Attorney (DA) and the Alameda County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) as they exercised a clearly illegal conflict of interest in misrepresenting the family, conducting a complete trial to defend their illegal actions and evidence before admitting the conflict AFTER the trial was completed. This act makes them ALL a co-conspirator in the DCSS’s continuing fraud upon The People of The Sate of California, the Superior Court and the al-Hakim Family, continuing their persecution of our family. They did not have standing then and CAN NOT NOW!
 
Thank you and I welcome and look forward to your response with the furthering of the litigation and resolution of this ongoing case.

Respectfully,

Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim

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859 O’Farrell St.
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Orgone Los Angeles?Funk / Soul / Afro-beat??or·gone (ôr’gon) ?n. A universal life force, a cosmic unit of energy, the creative force in nature.
Los Angeles based band Orgone is many souls with a cosmic connection, a natural creative force and musicians who have played together for years. They are self schooled and continue to shape their musical voice as a solid unit of guys who hang, spin records and jam out their shared inspirations. With a rooted sense of funk, soul, afrobeat, deep rhythms and an intimate understanding of dj culture as well as each others’ individual talents, Orgone seamlessly slides through multiple styles and dynamic performances. The group continuously injects whatever they play with a heavy brand of raw funk power.
At the core of the band is a rhythm section comprised of close friends who have played together for more than 10 years. Having grown artistically as a unit they function as one organic and intuitive whole. The orginal 5-member band started out by putting their own gritty takes on tunes by the likes of the JBs, the Meters, Booker T. and the MGs, Grant Green and Funkadelic among many others. They quickly gained underground respect and die hard fans. With their searing live sets and original instrumentals, Orgone soon released their debut self titled CD, “Orgone,” in 2002. The result was a collection of all original down home, transcendental, tough and gritty funk instrumentals.

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  • Day: Thu, Dec 1, 2011
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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’s music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America–informing all of its musical roots-before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Born Kevin Moore in South Los Angeles to parents originally from the deep South, he adopted his better known stage name when he was a young player who became inspired by the force of this essential African-American legacy. In the storied tradition of bluesmen before him including Muddy Waters-formerly McKinley Morganfield-and Taj Mahal, who began his days as Henry St. Clair Fredericks, Moore became known as Keb’ Mo’. His acclaimed self-titled 1994 debut album introduced that now famous appellation to the world, and his latest album, 2006’s Suitcase, brings it to new heights.

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He was once hailed as the “new voice of ghetto soul.” No more. Avant can now be hailed as the “new voice of modern soul.” The proof is in the listening as the singer prepares to release his sixth album—and first—on Verve Forecast: “The Letter” (Dec. 7).
“A letter is what you write to people to tell them what’s going on in your life,” says Avant. “This album is a letter from me to my fans about what’s going on in my life, what’s going through my head and my struggles as a man.”
Simmering with radio-friendly yet relatable introspections about romance/love, commitment and other realities of life, “The Letter” finds singer/songwriter Avant ready to ascend into music’s mainstream ranks—joining such predecessors as Maxwell, Marvin Gaye, and D’Angelo. Guiding Avant on that journey is a contingent of established and emerging producers from the R&B/hip-hop realm. Among them: The Pentagon, whose members Damon Thomas, Eric Dawkins and Antonio Dixon have collectively crafted hits for Mary J. Blige, Fantasia, Babyface and Usher; Mike City, whose credits include Usher, Jamie Foxx, Brandy and Carl Thomas; Marshall Leathers, formerly of the Architects, who has worked with India.Arie and Missy Elliott and Kajun, fresh off the top 5 R&B hit “Sex Room” by Ludacris featuring Trey Songz.
Avant, who also co-wrote and co-produced several “Letter” tracks, has revitalized his music without sacrificing his primary sound: “love ballads and mood records in the vein of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Luther Vandross and R. Kelly. “These guys,” says Avant, “gave me the drive to write and sing about the way relationships should go.”
Acknowledging the career-evolving fear factor artists face with each new album, Avant notes, “You don’t want to let your fans down, but you don’t want to come off like you’re trying to be someone else. At the same time, you want to stay relevant without sounding boring. For me, it’s about giving people great music. And I feel I’ve got that niche.”
At the forefront of accomplishing the singer’s current mission is the lead single “Kiss Goodbye.” Introduced by a driving piano riff, “Kiss Goodbye” settles into an atmospheric, mid-tempo groove that provides the melodic backdrop to the song’s cautious message: don’t ever take a romantic relationship for granted. “See you done got a lot of passes/Sick of waiting on you to change,” sings Avant. “You won’t know it, it’s a perfect disguise/She won’t show it, but lips don’t lie …/It’s OK if she said she was out with her girls and you know it’s a lie/But if she kissed him, that’s your kiss goodbye.” In a nutshell, the song doubles as the male equivalent to Beyoncé’s own cautionary tale broken down on the hit single “Irreplaceable.”
“I’m out to raise caution to the fellas,” explains Avant about the inspiration behind “Kiss Goodbye,” produced by The Pentagon. “We’ve been used to talking our way out and through situations. But now we have to show more action.”
Avant draws on his inner Marvin Gaye as he skillfully works his way through “Hot 16,” a mood-setting number about an anticipated romantic liaison. “We’re about to make a masterpiece … something to remember,” he smoothly croons. The mood shifts on “Where Did We Go?,” a commentary on the day-to-day stresses that can cause the demise of a relationship. Avant isn’t afraid to bare his emotions as he laments his and his lady’s inability to simply reach out and talk in an increasingly digital world. The Pentagon, who produced “Hot 16” and “Where Did We Go?,” also helmed the beautiful anthem, “Walking on Water.” It’s destined to become a wedding classic by virtue of its quiet melody and revelatory lyrics: “I finally found someone/A girl I can love forever/Never thought it would happen for me/Feels like I’m walking on water; walking on water/ When I’m with you, impossible is easy to do.”
Among the other 11 tracks comprising “The Letter” is another R&B highlight, “Night Life.” Directed by producer Mike City, it features the feel-good morning-after line: “Waking up late with you on my mind.” Avant also taps into the hip-hop side of R&B on the languid “Body Police” and club jam “Had Enough,” both produced by Kajun, as well as the mid-tempo groove “That Dude,” produced by Marshall Leathers. In addition to its melodic, contemporary R&B framework and story-telling lyrics, “The Letter”’s cohesiveness is tied together by Avant’s lilting tenor, which can shift effortlessly from romantic crooner to get-down party man.
Avant comes by those skills naturally. Born and raised in Cleveland, the church-honed singer attended Cleveland School of the Arts and later became the first act signed to Magic Johnson’s MCA-distributed label, Magic Johnson Music (MJM). Avant came to the NBA legend’s attention when the singer wrote and released the single “Separated.” The song, about a failed romantic relationship, began getting airplay on the top-rated Chicago radio station WGCI. The song was eventually included on Avant’s 2000 MJM debut album, “My Thoughts.” Reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, “Separated” was followed by the top five hit “My First Love,” a cover of the 1983 René & Angela R&B classic featuring KeKe Wyatt. Avant returned the favor on Wyatt’s 2001 album debut, “Soul Sista,” pairing up with her on the No. 4 hit “Nothing in This World.”
After scoring platinum with “My Thoughts,” Avant released two more platinum-certified albums, “Ecstasy” (2002) and “Private Room” (2003), and notched several more top 10 singles: “Makin’ Good Love,” “Read Your Mind.” Fourth album “Director”—distributed through Geffen and his final MJM project—was released in 2006 and featured the hit “4 Minutes.” Two years later, he segued to Capitol for a fifth, self-titled album that yielded the top 20 single “Break Ya Back.”
Having recorded with such diverse acts as Nicole Sherzinger and Lil Wayne, Avant isn’t afraid to stretch his vocal wings. He most recently partnered with contemporary jazz artist Brian Culbertson on the single “Skies Wide Open” from Culbertson’s new “XII” album. He was also among the select group of singers chosen to pay homage to R&B legend Frankie Beverly on “Silky Soul Music … An All-Star Tribute to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.”
“The different textures of music excite me,” says Avant. “The dabbling in other genres inspires my writing.”
Another side of Avant is revealed on the new DVD release of playwright David E. Talbert’s “In the Nick of Tyme,” which also stars Morris Chesnut, Ellia English and Terry Dexter. Says Avant, “Bringing across another character was so much fun.”
However, it’s the singer/songwriter part of Avant that’s on center stage right now as Verve Forecast prepares to release “The Letter,” the next step in the artist’s ongoing evolution. “I have to say, I’m not where I want to be yet, and I won’t be complacent,” declares Avant. “I’m always fighting to go further. Once you hit a plateau, it’s time to create another. I’m just getting started.”

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Montclair Women’s Big Band

Yoshi’s Oakland

510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607

Ellen Seeling, Director

Brownsville Express – Montclair Women’s Big Band by Yoshisjazz
The Montclair Women’s Big Band celebrates its thirteenth year with a special Thanksgiving perfomance at Yoshi’s Oakland, the band’s home town.  With a vivid cast of some of the best jazzwomen in the San Francisco Bay Area, the band combines an audacious sense of swing, tight ensemble work and inspired solos.   All About Jazz writes “the Montclair Women’s Big Band is one of the most formidable jazz ensembles on the West Coast…this is premium-grade big band jazz, rigorously blended for high mileage and maximum pleasure.”
MWBB cemented its status as a world-class ensemble with the release of it’s self-titled debut CD.  Recorded at George Lucas’s state-of-the-art Skywalker Sound in Marin County and engineered by three-time Grammy winner Leslie Ann Jones the recording has become a best-seller on CDBaby.  Jazziz Magazine labeled the recording “a blues-drenched gem that swings with dazzling aplomb.”  The band has gained visibility through a series of high-profile gigs, including performing to a sold out audience in LA for the Grammy Foundation, headlining the Mary Lou Williams Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and being featured on National Public Radio’s number one syndicated show, Piano Jazz, with Marian McPartland.
Don’t miss the band’s Thanksgiving celebration!  The ensemble will present a number of new compositions by women including Mary Lou Williams and band members Jean Fineberg and Christy Dana, featuring the band’s outstanding soloists.  All About Jazz writes “the MWBB unsheathes an arsenal of meticulous sharpshooters including pianist Tammy Hall, trumpeters Ellen Seeling and Marina Garza, saxes Mad Duran and Jean Fineberg, and trombonists Sarah Cline and Mara Fox.”  Rounding out the personnel are saxes Kasey Knudsen, Yvonne Line and Carolyn Walter; trumpets Tiffany Carrico and Ariel Vento; trombones Crystal Bryant and Becca Burrington; pianist Erika Oba; bassist Ruth Davies and drummer Russ Gold.  Be there or be square!!

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OCCUPY OAKLAND! OCCUPY WALL STREET!!!
Oakland City Attorney
Resigns! FORCED OUT!!! Can’t Dodge Fraud, Corruption Charges!
The Occupy Movement that has swept America and the world, had it’s Occupy Oakland beginnings with the revelation of irrefutable evidence of the mass fraud and corruption of the Oakland City Attorney, Oakland Police Department, Alameda County District Attorney, Alameda County Superior Court, California State Appeals Court and California Supreme Court in an action to deny justice and cover up that denial of justice in the 20 year case of Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim vs CSAA, Rescue, et al.
The unrest caused by the exposure of the criminal actions of these law enforcement, legal and judicial individuals/bodies in this matter implored others to investigate the ongoing case revealing even more rampant corruption that has dramatically portrayed the sullied, sordid underbelly culture of corruption that Oakland and Alameda County has long been known for! This pattern continued even through the Oscar Grant murder debacle but lead to the people of the Oakland East Bay Area and beyond, standing up to that corruption and saying “NO MORE!!!”.
The cry at ALL the Occupy events world-wide are echoing the frustration felt by the people of the East Bay Area, “We are ALL Oscar Grant!!” and most are reacting in solidarity and union with those whom have voiced their opinions with their frustrations in a varied manner of ways. The world witnessed as Oakland revolted and burned with the that cry and now the whole world is chanting the same tune and following Oakland lead as it did in the 1960-70’s re-evolution!
The Minority and Occupy Communities ( #occupyoakland #OWS) are evaluating the elected officials, want-to-be-leaders, clergy and so-called power brokers that do not represent their interest, yet claim to bargain and speak for them! How can these self-perceived “influence peddlers” bargain away the rights and interests of people they do not talk to, know nor represent?
African-American youth, the overall Minority Youth Community with the Occupyers ( #occupyoakland #OWS) know these carpet baggers and their “bagmen” are sellouts and represent BIG BUSINESS INTEREST- the Developers, Banks, Insurance Companies, Attorneys and maintaining the status quo! The Minority Youth Community with the Occupyers proclaim widely and loudly that they ARE NOT the constituents of these turncoats that disavow their very own ethnic orientation because they acknowledge that being Black in America is to be considered worthless and disposable!
One of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s problems is her depending on the advice of Uncle Toms Sandre Swanson, and Keith Carson; while fighting bootlicking-backstabbing Larry Reid and Ignacio DeLaFuente; assumming theres some influence of want-to-be-leaders, clergy and so-called power brokers to move the concerned disenfranchised; with double crooked duplicitous Dan Siegle! (More coming on this cast of characters)
Oakland City Councilmen Larry Reid and Ignacio DeLaFuente have given away many, many millions of dollars in valuable Real Estate to their developer partners! From 14th Ave to 106th Ave and down from MacArthur Blvd. to the Bay. Councilmen Reid and DeLaFuente are owned and controlled by developers! That’s why they constantly connive so shamelessly for the Civil Gang Injunctions and curfews, with EVERY act of difference they are in the media spinning it as an example of serious crime that could be eliminated with the injunction/curfew. Reid has gone on air and repeatedly tried to trivialize and void the entire good of some lives by claiming their life was somehow lost to or compromised by gang related violence that could have been avoided by the injunction/curfew by pushes for his disposed partner in crime, former City Attorney John Russo. Many families resenting that media manipulation with on air to publicly denounce Reid’s developers serving claims!
Reid was served with a complaint against his partner Russo and refused to investigate it, but rather chose to cover it up. Not so oddly enough, that was the same stance taken by Sandre Swanson, Keith Carson and District Attorney Nancy O’Malley. Who are they protecting and why? Carson has made himself a witness in this case my the admissions made by District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to him regarding the incident where she had al-Hakim removed from the D. A.’s office while sitting alone in the lobby waiting for a meeting!
The real reason the Reid Gang wants the injunction/curfews are because they are law enforcement and real estate developers dream tools for gentrifying the inner-city and administratively taking land from the poor! Not so unfortunately, an analyst last week revealed that the North Oakland Gang Injunction HAS FAILED to reduce crime in any way, yet in has enriched the police department with over $12 million while the Oakland Police Department has FAILED to comply with the Federal Mandate to meet MINIMUM agreed upon standards to fight corruption! This failure is one of the presumed reasons for Oakland Police Department Chief Anthony Batts resigning. One question being asked now is did Mayor Ron Dellums or City Attorney John Russo investigate the many alleged charges of abuse against former Oakland Police Department Chief Anthony Batts before they hired him and was that a factor in his resigning?
Watch video of al-Hakim and http://Nowtruth.org exposed California & Alameda County Superior Court Corruption

Watch video of al-Hakim and http://Nowtruth.org exposed Oakland City Attorney John Russo Gave Case File To Stephan Barber and Law Firm Ropers Majeski, didn’t Tell Court

Watch video of al-Hakim and http://Nowtruth.org forced Oakland City Attorney John Russo’s Political Suicide- Must Resign

Watch video of al-Hakim and http://Nowtruth.org exposing Judge Jon Tigar’s appointment to his judicial post was through Nepotism and Cronyism

Listen to voicemail from Deputy District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy exposing continued Corruption and Fraud by District Attorney Nancy O’Malley as he hadvictim al-Hakim removed from Courthouse Building while al-Hakim was waiting for a meeting with him! O’Malley further ordered al-Hakim to NEVER return to the courthouse under the threat of arrest by D. A. Bob Conner, someone known to al-Hakim to have tried to place al-Hakim in a life threatening situation that resulted in the only conviction of police officers crimes committed while on duty! She made this order without any legal proceeding, court order nor cause in her effort to prompt a conflict of interest charge to avoid having to investigate and prosecute the complaint and evidence by al-Hakim that establishes the admitted fraud committed by the D.A.’s office for over 20 years!
http://www.box.net/shared/x46rvjorhj
Listen to Maggie Takeda voicemail exposing Presiding Judge Jon Rolfenson losing/throwing away the formal Corruption Fraud Complaint!
http://www.box.net/shared/g10s3kzxn7
Watch video of al-Hakim and exposed Govenor Jerry Brown Covering for Judges, DA, City Attorney’s from Oakland and San Leandro that he was suppose to Investigate 4 Fraud! Watch the story with video and documents at:
http://tinyurl.com/ljk8av
Unlike the late, great Gil Scott-Herron said, you can watch the OCCUPY RE-EVOLUTION from the comfort of your home or away on our 24/7 live television feed from OCCUPY OAKLAND and the other OCCUPY Movements around the world on the Nowtruth.org website here:
http://nowtruth.org/occupy-oakland-occupy-wall-street/
Crooked former Oakland City Attorney John Russo was forced to resign from a constant three year barrage of fact laden reports of fraud and corruption by Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim, has been appointed the Alameda city manager position sources have confirmed. You can view the 2009 video of former Oakland City Attorney John Russo’s Political Suicide- Must Resign!

al-Hakim has over 87,000 signatures and implores everyone to click on any one of the links and sign the Petition To The Honorables President Barack Obama and United States Attorney General Eric Holder to raise it’s investigation of corruption involving then Attorney General Jerry Brown, Oakland City Attorney John Russo, former Oakland and current San Leandro City Attorney Jayne Williams, former District Attorney Tom Orloff, and current District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley.
http://ex-why.com/petition-to-the-honorable-president-barack-hussein-obama-ii/
http://nowtruth.org/petition-to-the-honorable-president-barack-obama/
http://superstarmanagement.com/petition-to-the-honorable-president-barack-obama/
http://amwftrust.org/petition-to-the-honorable-president-barack-hussein-obama-ii/

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Erykah Badu

with The Cannabinoids
The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

  • Day: Fri, Dec 9, 2011
  • Showtime: 9:00 PM
  • Doors open: 8:00 PM

Erykah Badu was born Erica Wright in Dallas, Texas, in 1972. By the age of 14, Erykah was free-styling for a local radio station alongside such talent as Roy Hargrove, who, incidentally, was a talented beat-boxer back in the 80’s and who is now a very successful session musician in his own right. In her early youth, she decided to change the spelling of her name from Erica to Erykah, as she firmly believed her original name to be her ‘slave’ name. The term ‘kah’ signifies the inner self, which, when translated from Muslim, means ‘can do no wrong’. Her surname, Badu, derives from an Arabic word which means ‘to manifest truth and light’. After completing her theatre studies at university in 1993, Erykah Badu decided to concentrate on her music. She began to teach children how to sing and dance, whilst also performing in a hip-hop act with her cousin entitled Erykah Free. The following year Erykah met Tim Grace, of Legacy Entertainment. He listened to a demo once and decided to sign the young hip-hop duo without further hesitation. He then successfully managed to book Erykah Free to open for such established hip-hop crews as A Tribe Called Quest and Arrested Development. Erykah began recording the Baduizm set in 1996 and worked with such talented producers as ?love and Richard Nichols of The Roots, James Poyser and N’dambi. February of 1997 couldn’t possibly have been a bigger year for Erykah. Her debut album was released and it achieved platinum status in under a month; her live shows received continual praise and her popularity increased dramatically. Erykah Badu had finally arrived on the big stage. Erykah Badu inevitably drew close comparisons to the legendary Billie Holiday. The formers blend of old soul, jazz and hip-hop, fused with a hypnotic flow is capable of stirring the deepest emotions, and Erykah’s place amongst today’s elite female soul artists of the world is already well and truly assured.********


The High School Tour

Snoop Dog & Wiz Khalifa

The Warfield
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

  • Day: Mon, Dec 12, 2011
  • Showtime: 8:00 PM
  • Doors open: 7:00 PM

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The Velveteen Rabbit
Choreographed and directed by KT Nelson.
November 26, 2011, at 2 p.m.

Novellus Theater at YBCA
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103-3138
415.978.ARTS (2787)

ODC/Dance — one of America’s most exciting contemporary dance companies, returns to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to present their 25th season of this beloved Bay Area production.

Brimming with with, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer, ODC/Dance is proud to present Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real. Emotionally told though music, dance and a powerful narration recorded by Bay Area actor Geoff Hoyle, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love.

For more information go to www.odcdance.org, for Group Sales 10+ contact groupsales@odcdance.org or call 415-678-5956, for Family Pack discounts call YBCA Box Office at 415.978.2787 (Closed Mondays) The “Milk & Cookies post-performance party in the YBCA FORUM on Sun, Nov 27th must be ordered separately from the 2pm performance.

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Women of Jazz Celebrate the Holidays:

DESTINY MUHAMMED JAZZ TRIO,

A VICTORIA THEODORE CHRISTMAS

Yoshi’s San Francisco

1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115

Thursday, December 13, 2011
8:00 pm

Destiny Muhammed Jazz Trio – Harpist from the Hood

Destiny, Sound Sculptress, mesmerizes her audience with her musical imagery. She writes classical/ crossover eclectic jazz for vocals and harp.
Destiny has performed for: Susan L. Taylor, Editorial Director -ESSENCE Magazine Women Who Are Shaping the World Leadership Summit, Monterey Jazz Festival, Revelations Transformation Conference Founder and ‘The Secret’ Visionary Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, The Disney Concert Hall, Black Aids Institute, GRAMMY Award Winner India Arie, Irie’s ‘Testimony’ the Seattle Center, Fischer Hall, San Francisco Librairies, Concert for World Peace and the Brooklyn Jazz Festival with Jazz Ambassador Eddie Gale.
Destiny most recently shared the stage with multi GRAMMY Award Winning producer Narada Michael Walden for a fundraiser for Songstress Angela Bofill and a panelist for the West Coast Songwriters Performing Songwriters Panel and panelist for the GRAMMY San Francisco Chapter ‘State of the Music ‘Industry.
Destiny is expanding her musical ideals with her project(s) S.O.N.G/ Strings of a Nubian Groove Nubian String Ensemble, The Destiny Muhammad Jazz Trio, & The Richard Howell Quintet (RHQ) and venturing into the world of Pedal Harps on her Salvi Daphne 46- string Concert Harp.
Destiny is Governor Emeritus and Educational Chair Emeritus of the Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter and the Principle Harpist for the Oakland Public Conservatory Orchestra.

A Victoria Theodore Christmas

Victoria Theodore received her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Classical Piano Performance and Computer Music from Oberlin College / Conservatory of Music (where she studied piano with Sedmara Zakarian Rutstein), and her Master of Arts degree in Classical Piano Performance from Stanford University (where she studied piano with George Barth and vocal accompaniment with Judith Bettina). As a teen, Victoria studied piano and voice in the UC Berkeley Young Musician’s Program (YMP) and sang (and began her accompanying career) with the Oakland Youth Chorus (OYC) , under the direction of Trente Morant. Through YMP, Victoria studied piano primarily with Eugene Gash (1920-1995), the first African-American concert pianist to perform a solo concert at Carnegie Hall, and a student of E. Robert Schmitz (1889-1949), a student of composer Claude Debussy. During her Stanford years, Victoria also studied Jazz Piano with Mark Levine, Bill Bell and Frank Martin.
While studying for her MA, Victoria performed with several San Francisco Bay Area ensembles and bands, including The Peninsula Symphony, Theatreworks, Hayward Little Theater, Oakland Youth Chorus, and jazz bands Victoria Theodore Quintet, Time Will Tell Sextet, LMNOP and 10BassT. Shortly after graduation from Stanford, Victoria toured nationally as a keyboardist for Captiol Records artists Oaktown 357 – produced by MC Hammer.
After Oaktown 357’s tour ended, Victoria moved to New York City to run a multimedia company. In 2000, Victoria returned to the Bay Area after several years running her company, GlobalDisc.com – a very successful venture which is still a market leader in same day media duplication.
Beginning in August, 2007, Victoria was hired to tour with legendary musical genius Stevie Wonder, playing keyboards and singing background vocals in his band. She has traveled around the world with Stevie and looks forward to more touring! (And yes, it’s as fabulous as you’d imagine!)
Victoria is a highly sought Bay Area pianist, keyboardist and accompanist, respected for her wide ranging musical versatility. Victoria resides in San Leandro, CA, and teaches students from her home when she’s not performing with various R&B, jazz, gospel, pop and classical artists.
Victoria has performed with Sting, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, John Legend, Jeff Beck, Rickey Minor, Boney James, Esperanza Spalding, Tyrese, Prince, Tony Bennett, John Mayer, India Arie, Glenn Lewis and many others!

*****

Fela

November 15, 2011 -December 11, 2011
8:00PM

Curran Theatre
445 Geary St
SanFrancisco, CA  94102

Fela! is presented by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, the first time they’ve produced a Broadway show. Fela! was created by Bill T. Jones. Jones choreographed, wrote the play book for, and directed Fela! Jones created his own dance company, has won a MacArthur Genius Award, a Harlem Renaissance Award, an Obie, and a Tony, among many other honors.
Fela! documents the incredible true story of Fela Kuti, a musician from Nigeria who pioneered Afro beat music, and who fought for civil rights and against political corruption in his native country.
Fela was initially going to be a doctor, but decided to be a musician instead, fusing many different styles and the sounds of his native country into what eventually became known as his own distinct and complex style of music, Afrobeat.

The Political Struggles of Fela

Fela first started calling his music Afrobeat in the late sixties, and as his career progressed, his music got more political, much to the chagrin of the Nigerian government, who attacked the commune where Fela lived, destroying his studio, and beating him badly (Fela’s mother was killed during the attack).
But this didn’t quiet Fela or his music, which continued to infuriate the government. Fela also tried to run for President in Nigeria’s first elections in over ten years. When Fela died in 1997, over a million people came to the funeral chanting “Fela will live forever,” and a shrine was built in his honor.
It has been said that hip-hop would not exist without Fela’s music, and he was also described as a combination of James Brown, Muhammad Ali, and Bob Dylan. Eventually Fela’s music was re-released, and several musical shows showcasing his story and life hit the stage (recently a movie from Focus Features about the life of Fela was made for release in 2010).

Fela! was first performed off-Broadway in 2008, and it was a huge success, hitting Broadway the following year, with the help of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jay-Z, and several other producers. The music of Fela has also been provided by Antibalas, a modern nine-piece afrobeat band. Fela! of course also features the incredible legacy of music he left behind, and his musical and political legacy still live on strong.

The Triumph of Fela

The musical Fela! is an incredible explosion of music, color and culture. The website www.felaonbroadway.com notes, “Please be advised that Fela! has loud sound effects, smoke and haze effects and strobe effects. “The Broadway experience can be like sitting with blinders on,” the creator of Fela! told Billboard. “This is a show you enjoy as much with your body as with your mind. It’s free and communal.”
Fela! is presented by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, the first time they’ve produced a Broadway show. Fela! was created by Bill T. Jones. Jones choreographed, wrote the play book for, and directed Fela! Jones created his own dance company, has won a MacArthur Genius Award, a Harlem Renaissance Award, an Obie, and a Tony, among many other honors.
Fela! has been nominated for 11 Tony Awards, and has won three: Best Choreography, Best Costume Design for a Musical, and Best Sound Design for a Musical.

*****

The Duke Ellington Orchestra
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 8:00pm
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco , CA 94199

$15 to $68- Half price for ages 17 and under
Conductor/Performers
The Duke Ellington Orchestra

The music of Duke Ellington defies any strict categorization. Call it Jazz, call it Swing, call it Big Band. But whatever you call it, call it the music that will make you want to dance in the aisles of Davies Symphony Hall! Don’t you dare miss The Duke Ellington Orchestra in a toe-tappin’, finger-snappin’ concert of music from the great Ellington songbook, including holiday hits and some of his best loved tunes. One happenin’ night only!

*****

Colors of Christmas

FEATURING
Peabo Bryson
Jennifer Holliday
Lea Salonga
Ben Vereen
With
San Francisco Symphony

Tuesday, December 13-15, 2011
8:00 pm
at

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94199
(415) 864-6000

It’s a night like no other and a holiday tradition at Davies Symphony Hall. Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holliday, Lea Salonga and Ben Vereen celebrate at the annual Colors of Christmas concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, with director Jeffery Williams and the A.M.E. Oakland Mass Choir, performing traditional Christmas favorites and their individual hits. Hear these sensational singers perform their pop hits and Christmas favorites in a memorable concert sure to keep you clapping.
Peabo Bryson
vocals

Peabo Bryson
Peabo Bryson is one of the premier male vocalists in contemporary music and with twenty-five years of music-making to his credit. Peabo Bryson is expanding his creative horizons as a producer and songwriter….

Jennifer Holliday
vocals

Jennifer Holliday
Born October 19, 1960, Riverside, Texas, Jennifer Holliday is a two-time Grammy Award®-winning African-American singer and actress. Some of her works include: * 1983 Feel My Soul #31 U….

Lea Salonga
vocals

Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga-Chien is a Filipina singer and actress. She is best known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World awards….

Ben Vereen
vocals

Ben Vereen
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. H…San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony
Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience…
A.M.E. Oakland Mass Choir
Jeffery Williams, director

*****

AN EVENING WITH BRIAN MCKNIGHT


Yoshi’s San Francisco

1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
8:00 pm

A Special Christmas Week of Performances!

Brian McKnight ‘Fall’ Music Video from Brian McKnight on Vimeo.
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/24117874]
As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 13 albums to date, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet.
In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, McKnight has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, has toured successfully for over a decade, and has collaborated with performers across every genre including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson and Kenny G.
Born in Buffalo, New York, McKnight’s musical career began in childhood when he became a member of his church NY choir and a bandleader for his high school, Sweet Home High School. By the age of 19, he signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records. In 1992, his self-titled album “Brian McKnight” was released followed by “I Remember You” (1995) and “Anytime” (1997). “Anytime” sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1999 McKnight released “Back at One” on Motown Records, which sold over three million copies.
Along with several Grammy nominations, Brian McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year. He has crossed the boundaries of EVERY medium. He has hosted “Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight” on BETJ. In addition, “The Brian McKnight Morning Show” on KTWV the Wave Smooth Jazz radio station, was a Top 5 rated show 2 years running. In 2009 Brian started hosting his own radio show “The Brian McKnight Show” which ran in over 60 markets and was syndicated through ABC Radio. Brian also hosted his own nationally syndicated TV show “The Brian McKnight Show.”
McKnight has also used his vast industry knowledge as a red carpet host for Extra! and in 2007, McKnight stepped into Broadway with a successful run as Billy Flynn in Chicago. He was also a contestant on the Donald Trump hit show “Celebrity Apprentice” and is currently touring nationwide in the JeCaryous Johnson play “Cheaper to Keep Her” with Vivica A. Fox. 2011 will see the release of McKnight’s 14th album, entitled “Just Me” along with a worldwide tour and live DVD. McKnight is also making the tour a family affair this time around and will be joined on tour by his brother Claude McKnight (Take 6) and sons BJ and Niko also known as “BRKN RBTZ” (broken robots), for what promises to be a spectacular one-of-a kind show.

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THE PHARCYDE with Live Band

Yoshi’s San Francisco

1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115

Friday, December 16, 2011
10:30 pm

An influential alternative rap quartet from South Central Los Angeles, the Pharcyde was formed by MCs/producers Tre “Slimkid” Hardson, Imani Wilcox, and Romye “Booty Brown” Robinson. Hardson, Wilcox, and Robinson were all dancers and choreographers who met on the L.A. underground club circuit in the late ’80s, worked together for a while, and served a stint as dancers on In Living Color. Under the tutelage of Reggie Andrews, a local high-school music teacher, the group learned about the music industry and the process of recording an album. They landed a deal with Delicious Vinyl in 1991, and a year later released their eccentric debut album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, which went gold. After support slots for De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest as well as a successful spot on Lollapalooza’s second stage in 1994, the group released its second album, Labcabincalifornia, which was calmer than their first but no less warped. After a five-year break which saw little action, the Pharcyde returned in late 2000 with their third album, Plain Rap.

DJ Funklor
DJ Funklor has ripped up stages from his hometown, the Bay Area, all the way to Greece. In that time he has been asked to play for artists such as: Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Drake, The Roots, Damian Marley, Ice Cube, Ben Harper, N*E*R*D, Nas and many more.

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MACEO PARKER’S NEW YEARS PARTY!

Yoshi’s San Francisco

1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115

Thursday, December 29, 2011
10:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year with some Funk!

Parker talks with his sax, chatters away without a seeming care. It’s a musical antidepressant, an antidote to dark days. ….firmed my belief that the world would be a better place if we all funked together.
-San Diego Reader
Maceo Parker: his name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.
Everyone knows by now that he’s played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as ” like being at University “; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy’s Rubber Band. He’s the living, breathing pulse which connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher which unravels dance music down to its core.
His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base.
It is almost impossible to separate which came first, Maceo or the funk. The amazing P-funk Parker has been at it with his legendary alto horn for some time dating back to the 1960’s. That’s when Maceo and his drummer brother Melvin climbed on board the James Brown funky soul funk train. It wasn’t long before James coined the solo summoning signature, “ Maceo, I want you to Blow!”. To most musicologists it’s the muscially fertile group of men from this period of James Brown’s band who are recognized as the early pioneers of the modern funk and hip-hop we still jump to today.
For more information, please visit Maceo Parker’s website.

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Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble

  • Day: Sat, Dec 24, 2011
  • Showtime: 7:00 and 9:00 PM
  • Doors open: 6:00 PM

SLIM’S
333 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-255-0333
The principal purpose of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Ensemble is to employ black gospel music to express the power of spirit and bring a message of faith, hope, love and joy to the country and to the world, to exemplify through interfaith, multi-racial and multi-cultural membership the principles of equality, justice, peace, unity and cooperation and to serve as a model for what is possible among all people. Please join us at Slim’s for our annual Christmas tradition!

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ZONGO JUNCTION/ TURKUAZ

  • Day: Thur, Dec 29, 2011
  • Showtime: 9:00 PM
  • Doors open: 8:00 PM

SLIM’S
333 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-255-0333
Zongo Junction embodies the wealth of Brooklyn’s musical diversity, by melding traditional West African rhythms with Funk, Jazz and Soul from the U.S. Heavily influenced by Nigerian superstar, political activist and afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the 13-piece ensemble gets audiences riled up and dancing at every show they put on.
The band was conceived in early 2007 by drummer Charles Ferguson and original keyboardist, Adam Coopersmith while the two attended the New School in New York City. When Charles returned from a six-month trip to Ghana, where he studied African highlife music and traditional xylophone technique, he teamed up with Adam and 11 other musicians to form Zongo Junction. The name comes from the bus stop from which Charles lived off of while living in Accra, Ghana.
The band was well received from the start. Their club debut at Public Assembly (formerly the Galapagos Arts Center) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in July was a huge success, and led to a monthly residency for the duration of the year. Since then, the band has performed at some of New York’s most illustrious venues including the Knitting Factory and Le Poisson Rouge as well as Williams College in Williamstown, MA and the Elbo Room in San Francisco where they played a sold out show the night before New Year’s in 2009.
The core of the band was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been playing music together virtually since they were all still in diapers. Five members of the band were part of the prestigious Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble (alumni include: Joshua Redman, Peter Apfelbaum, Will Bernard, Benny Green) and twice toured Europe. All members moved to New York after High School to attend music programs at The New School and New York University.
Turkuaz is comprised of Brooklyn’s funkiest and brightest. The two founding members, Taylor Shell and Dave Brandwein, met at Berklee College of Music in Boston. As members of the Galaxy Smith Digital Media Collective (Galaxysmith.com) they are now kicking things into high gear with their 8 – 13 piece (depending on the occasion) high energy funk band. Influences range from the Talking Heads to James Brown – P-Funk to Jamiroquai – creating a show which is an eclectic mix of funk influences and sounds from all over the board. When the group takes their party to the stage it certainly is a spectacle to be remembered.

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IDLE WARSHIP

feat. Talib Kweli, Res and Live Band

Yoshi’s San Francisco

1330 Fillmore Street
SF, CA 94115

Friday, January 6, 2012
10:00 pm

Idle Warship “System Addict” feat. Jean Grae & Jay Knocka

After four years of independently released tracks that spread like wildfire across the web, Idle Warship will release their first official collection of songs entitled Habits of the Heart on November 1st, 2011, viaBlacksmith/Element 9/Fontana. The 12-track album has Idle Warship storming the music scene with a bold and indefinable mash-up of influences, from soul to hip-hip to alternative to electronic. Idle Warship brought an incredible range of musical sensibilities into the studio and we’ll venture to say that the output will completely blow your mind.
Idle Warship is a perfect example of how a whole can become greater than the sum of its parts – and that is saying quite a lot given the musical components of this project. A collaboration between longtime friends and collaborators, hip-hop luminary Talib Kweli and critically acclaimed soulful singer and songwriter Res, Idle Warship was born out of sheer experimentation in the studio. But some of the best things in life happen when least expected. When fans of Talib and Res heard and reacted to some online MP3s of what these two had created during their off-the-cuff sessions, it became clear that that something much bigger was brewing. Since making a huge splash at SXSW in 2009 and completing a successful European tour, Idle Warship made Party Robot – their mixtape with master DJ Mick Boogie and singer/songwriter Graph Nobel – available for free download in 2010. It only left the fans craving more, and now the wait is over!
With an obvious chemistry, a dedication to free creative expression and now a new album, Talib and Res’partnership has become a musical force to be reckoned with. Habits of the Heart effortlessly shifts from the rhythmic hand-clapping blast of “Laser Beams” (stream or embed the song here) to the off-kilter futuristic track “Driving Me Insane” to the unbridled, heartfelt piano ballad “Beautifully Bad.” With guest spots fromChester French and John Forte on “Covered in Fantasy,” and Michelle Williams on “Katya,” Habits of The Heart takes you on one thrilling journey.
Visit IdleWarship.com for more info.

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Start YOUR OWN FREE FOOD Program

From the great success that we have had with our Free Food Programs established in the 1950’s by my Parents, Aaron and Margaret Wallace, we have since been instrumental in the founding and supplying of other free food service organizations around the country.
With the demand for our help in creating these organizations being driven by the skyrocketing need for the services, we have decided to open up our efforts to all interested in starting a food pantry for the needy.
We can provide access to the training necessary to qualify your organization and partner you with the local organizations and businesses that can support your efforts. Contact us and we will help you through the RED TAPE and push your program to success!
Here’s some new videos for the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Social Services Programs. The first is the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Free Food Program Celebrity Giving Back

The second one is Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Kids Celebrity Gift BackPacks.

You can view the following Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation, SemiFreddi’s, Trader Joe’s, Little Ceasar’s Pizza, Marshawn Lynch’s “Fam1ly F1rst” and Leon Powe’s “Fresh Start Oakland”:
Santa Fe Elementary School’s Peace March with Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation

Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 1

Santa Fe Elementary Little Caesars Pizza Part 2

You can listen to or download many of the Public Service Announcements for our partners that were broadcast over national radio on the page “A& MWF Supports Inter-Faith Multi-Cultural Events” at: http://amwftrust.org/a-mwf-supports-inter-faith-multi-cultural-events/. We have provided and we have produced videos from some of them as well. We will do one for any of our partners that work with us.

Alameda County Community Food Bank!

The Alameda County Community Food Bank is looking for new member agencies that will provide food bags and/or hot meals to Alameda County community members year-round.
We are especially interested in new member agencies that are:

  • Open during high-need times of afternoon, evening, and/or weekend hours
  • Serving clients in high-need areas of:
    • Downtown Oakland/Chinatown (94612 zip code)
    • West Oakland (94607 zip code)
    • East Oakland-Eastlake area (94606 zip code)
    • East Oakland- Elmhurst area (94603 zip code)
    • East Oakland- Fruitvale area (94601 zip code)
    • San Leandro & San Lorenzo area
    • Tri-Cities area (Fremont, Newark, Union City)

Benefits of Membership
Membership gives your agency:

  1. Free & low-cost food (including free farm-fresh produce)
  2. Free trainings & skill-building sessions
  3. Opportunities to apply for grants to increase agency capacity
  4. Access to free nutritional education services, Food Stamp (CalFresh) outreach services, and the emergency food referral Helpline

To become a Member Agency, your organization must:

  • Be a non-profit, charitable organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. (Other 501c organizations, such as 501c5, do not qualify).
  • Operate an emergency food program, such as a food pantry, hot meal program/soup kitchen, or emergency shelter that is open to walk-in clients.*
  • Distribute food regularly for at least 3 months prior to applying for membership.
  • Provide food directly to individuals and families in need. At least 51% of your clients must be low-income.
  • Distribute Food Bank food at no charge. Your agency may not ask for donations from clients for food.
  • Not require clients to work or to attend any religious activities in exchange for food or meals.
  • Be willing to follow Food Bank regulations such as (but not limited to) submitting monthly food distribution reports and taking food safety training once per year.

* Please note: The Food Bank is not accepting new non-emergency programs at this time. Non-emergency programs include day care sites, afterschool programs, rehabilitation centers, treatment centers, and residential programs.

New Member Agency Application Process:

Contact the Food Bank’’s Agency Services staff to let us know about your interest in Food Bank membership. You can email us atagency (at) accfb.org or call us at 510-635-3663ext. 365.

Agency Services staff will work with you to determine your eligibility

Attend a series of 2 trainings.At least 2 staff/volunteers from your agency must attend EACH of the trainings. We welcome (and highly encourage) agencies to bring more than 2 staff/volunteers to attend each training.

  • Note: The last round of training dates for 2011 has already passed. The next round of training dates will be sometime in January – March 2012. Please contact us to let us know about your interest in Food Bank membership so that we can contact you when these dates have been scheduled.
Submit a New Member Agency Application. Applications can only be submitted after at least 2 staff/volunteers from your agency have completed all 2 trainings.
Complete a successful site visit at your agency. Food Bank Agency Services staff will visit your site to see your program, facilities, and review food safety policies.
Applications will be reviewed by the Agency Relations Committee. The Agency Relations Committee, a Food Bank board committee of staff and volunteers from current member agencies, will review and select member agencies eligible to join the Food Bank. Decisions are usually made within 6-8 weeks from the training dates.
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FREE Business Strategic Plan

Are you interested in growing your business?
We are offering a FREE Business analysis and will discuss your needs for an overall Strategic Plan including a Website upgrade with a national media campaign, after you have completed the Strategic Planning Client Questionnaire on our website and schedule a meeting to contract our services and move forward to SUCCESS!
We can mount a media campaign for you with events and advantages your business offers to potential clients as the centerpiece of that effort. This could not only provide exposure and build your new brand, but could also build your business development with corporate sponsors, business partners, non-profit organizations and donors.
You could be your own special BRAND within and without the business campaign! This will not detract from the business campaign in any way and inevitably lead to other business opportunities, and a very effective social position that will allow you to achieve more business goals!
We will be integrally involved in creating the campaign concept with you as both a separate branded entity and the business brand. We would develop them within the overall brand platform and defining a tangible brand experience across the myriad offerings of the business services and social activities. Our work will touch on all aspects of the business as a brand, and the brand’s physical presentation; client offerings; programs; events; promotions; Web site; marketing; advertising; publicist; social media managements; sponsorship vehicles; and creation of “your business Community” through multi-channel strategies for both traditional and new media to engender an engaging, interactive and sustainable customer experience.
We will to develop and create expedient, viable, replicable solutions to optimize your bottom line, raise your public profile and social perception while increasing the satisfaction quotient for your customers.
As a means for us to move forward I would like to begin the initial intake process for you as a Strategic Planning Client. To that end I would like you are to complete our on-line “Strategic Planning Client Questionnaire” on our website at:
http://ex-why.com/strategic-planning-client-questionnaire/.
Complete the form as thoroughly as you can so that we can move forward in an informed, intelligent way to achieve your stated goals.
If you like, please fill out the Website Design Client Questionnaire at: http://ex-why.com/website-design-client-questionnaire/ to give us a good idea of your website needs. This will help clarify your website goals, design ideas, features, budget, and timeline. The more details you can give us, the better we will understand your needs and be able to provide you with the best service possible. As always if you get stuck or have questions, please give us a quick call and we will be glad to help.
The things that I feel you needs to address on your website/blog are:
1) E-Commerce with PayPal and all top payment services (including charitable donations),
2) Forms completion,
3) Cloud Storage for documents with selective access,
4) Video Conferencing and Chat,
5) Client Services Web Chat,
6) Audio and Video Display,
7) Members Only and Private Pages access,
8) Blog Post latest news and messages
You should take the time while at the website to review a great source of information on our company here and more useful information on the following pages:
Social Media Management at: http://ex-why.com/branded-social-media-management/
Publicist Services at: http://ex-why.com/publicist-services/
New Client Questionnaire at: http://ex-why.com/new-client-questionnaire/
There is much work to do and we are committed and prepared to work with you and look forward to our attaining success beyond your wildest dream!
Thank you again for allowing us to help you as we look forward to many more successful efforts!

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The Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation(A&MWF) is a non-denominational, multi-cultural,100% volunteer financed and operated relief organization that provides FREE food, medicine, clothing, educational and employment opportunities, mental and physical health referrals, legal aid, shelter and other necessities to individuals, children, families, and organizations who lack these essentials for any reason. We provide private school and college admissions educational opportunities; assists with referrals for job training and placement; rental assistance; social services assistance; homelessness assistance; mental and physical health assistance; medical assistance and legal aid assistance referrals FREE for ANYONE whom has the need at the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation website.Providing The Necessities For Success In Life
A&MWF, a public services organization based on GIVING AND SHARING, has created a 100% volunteer self-operated, self-supported, self financed model defined by developing the marketplace of a network that features high-performing results in the invaluable areas of: youth development; elementary, secondary and college education; poverty alleviation; mental and physical health medical services; social services, as well as other economic-empowerment programs for individuals, families; and small businesses.
A&MWF delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to over 4,000 individuals- children, families, and organizations per monthwho lack these essentials and is pioneering a new trend, as government and community funds grapple with the recession and the challenges of raising funds, WE have forged an awareness and sustained an effort to connect those in dire need with service providers, donors, volunteers and nonprofit groups with these causes. We have taken community foundations and moved into social networking, reaching beyond static “bricks and mortar” to interactive Web sites to serve as a dynamic virtual clearinghouses or “town square” that holds conversations between those in NEED and their local charities, citizens, donors, and volunteers.
A&MWF has made it easy and effortless for service providers, donors, volunteers and nonprofit groups to connect with those in NEED, as we have received more individuals needs profiles submitted on this site. The profiles include their contact information, information about their needs, desired solutions, pleas for their need satisfaction, and a listing of opportunities to achieve their solution. We also have profiles submitted of individuals as prospective donors or volunteers, include information about the causes that interest them.
If you or someone that you know needs Quality of Life Aid, PLEASE fill out the form below so that we can determine the best way to assist them.
Anyone can register at http://AMWFTRUST.ORG by submitting an online request form in a strictly confidential submission and they can also feel free to call the number (510) 394-4101 as well.

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¿eX-whY AdVentures?

CASTING CALLS

There are some good entertainment industry job listings below and on the “Casting Page” with Executive jobs in Sports and Entertainment with casting calls, auditions, and internships on the front page at http://eX-whY.com!
We have a HipHop Ad Agency specializing in advertising, strategic planning, promotions and marketing targeting the hard to reach, but extremely lucrative, X-Y and Baby Boomer generations urban and suburban markets using Hip Hop culture, it’s sound, it’s fashion, it’s speak, it’s bravado, it’s image, it’s way, as the vehicle. We have registered the services of Hip Hop, Rap and RB’s elite artists, producers, directors, writers, choreographers, dancers, graff artist, B-boys, photographers, actors, models, and professional athletes to participate in this eX-whY ¿eX-whY AdVentures?. We are producing commercial ads from concept, to creation, to production, to placement in media, – the entire process-, while owning our product!!!
We custom design, write, direct, produce, perform and provide all talent for the motion picture or television project, stage play, entertainment event, commercial ads, film trailers, soundtracks, the jingle, voice overs, and all promotions associated with the product.
We are developing jobs for actors, producers, directors, casting directors, and writers in the entertainment, commercial advertisement, stage, film and television fields.
To that end , our management agency would like you to provide us with a list of your castings calls that might fit this description for consideration in placement for jobs that you have.
We would be interested in any roles for anyone of our 10,000 Professional Athletes, Entertainers, Celebrity, Musicians, and Actors direct email recipients; our over 270,000 list members; and our over 21 million total readers of the publications we submit to.
As you can tell from our roster of talent, our Casting Division has a unique advantage in all forms of casting. With the growing popularity of ‘film and music video-style’ products, we have found that directors and producers value our ability to call in seasoned, serious talent from the film and television industries to add depth and quality to performances in stage, film, television and commercials.
More than two decades of feature film, television and commercial casting experience has provided us with strong relationships with agents, managers and talent which helps us to find the necessary talent to create innovative, creative and one-of-a-kind artistic product.
We can send Photos, Bios, videos, Comp Cards, CV with samples of work and salary requirements, where necessary. We are members of the Casting Society of America (C.S.A.), Independent Film Producers (I.F.P.), Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.), and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) to list a few.
There are some good entertainment industry job listings on the “Casting Page” with Executive jobs in Sports and Entertainment with casting calls, auditions, and internships on the front page at http://eX-whY.com!

SUPERSTARS ENTERTAINMENT and SPORTS NETWORK

SUPERSTARS ENTERTAINMENT and SPORTS NETWORK has over 270,000 subscriber/members with a reach of over 21 million readers! The Network offers FREE advice and help with your sports or entertainment career, FREE Casting calls for TV shows, films, and stage, Invites to Red Carpet and Celebrity A-List Events, FREE notices of Sports and Entertainment jobs, FREE tickets to concerts, films, sporting events, symphony, amusement, and entertainment events, To be part of a Professional Network that provides what YOU need to advance YOUR career. Receive FREE Information and Opportunities for Entertainers and Professional Athlete Representation, Entertainment and Sports Marketing and Business Management in all areas of sports, music and entertainment matters for professional athletes in Entertainment, Motion Picture, Television, Stage, Radio, and Record contracts, Casting opportunities, product endorsements, commercial ads, corporate sponsorships, personal appearances, acting, event production, job placement, branding, funding support, training, event planning and promotion, film and TV production, recording, publishing, concert promotion, talent management, and merchandising. Selling of sports, television, radio, motion picture, and advertising products as well as multimedia, music recording and literary publishing. Subscribe to Superstars Network here. To learn more go to the SUPERSTARS ENTERTAINMENT and SPORTS NETWORK” page on Superstarmanagement.com.
We are offering FREE LISTENING OR DOWNLOADS of our iTunes and podcast of Entertainment Law, “The Art of Reppin Pro Athletes & Entertainers”and “Hip Hop & Spread of Islam” at:
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We Provide and Share opportunities in the Sports and Entertainment Worlds
We encourage and insist that you get yourself together and join SuperStars Network for all your needs and feel confident once again that your business is in the best hands, Yours! Call me collect. This is the wisest decision you could ever make.
* Entertainers and Professional Athlete Representation, Entertainment and Sports Marketing and Business Management, and advise in all areas of sports, music and entertainment matters for professional athletes in Entertainment, Motion Picture, Television, Stage, Radio, and Record contracts as entertainers, artists, labels, producers, songwriter, publishers, distributors, retailers, merchandisers; commercial advertising, corporate sponsorships, product endorsements, marketing and promotions; also including establishing and management of your sports entity;
* Drafting, reviewing and negotiating of contracts for professional athletes; entertainers, artists, recording; producing; motion picture, television, radio and video; performing and touring; booking; publishing; royalties, copyrights and trademarks; distribution; merchandising; interactive multimedia and the internet; synchronization licenses; mechanical licenses; and publishing clearances;
* Casting opportunities,product endorsements, commercial ads, corporate sponsorships, personal appearances, acting, event production, job placement, branding, funding support, training, event planning and promotion, film and TV production, recording, publishing, concert promotion, talent management, and merchandising. Selling of sports, television, radio, motion picture, and advertising products as well as multimedia, music recording and literary publishing;
* Contract negotiations, arbitrations, salary grievances, booking, production, management, recording, publishing, distribution, merchandising, licensing, to representation in copyright matters, royalty disputes, and an array of sports and entertainment issues and problems, with an emphasis on the sports and music industry;
* Provide special services to Rookies, Free Agents, Wavered players, and established Veterans by actively promoting and marketing your interest to the teams, securing try outs and contracts, while giving supplemental reports to selected teams to aid in your quest to get the big dollar contract. For every player, we secure alternate contracts with foreign teams in Canada, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, Africa, the Islands, as well as other American teams here. We secure contracts for try outs, tours, tournaments and leagues, in addition to employment referrals and aid in furthering your education. For those that do not make it in the United States the first time, we reorient you back into the U.S. pro sports industry with updated film, scouting reports, and information we release to all the pro teams on your progress, statistics, performances, and availability while acquiring new opportunities for you. There is absolutely no other agency or attorney that can do this for you. Just ask them. But….
* Record Demo Shopping; and Label Deals, independent record label, production deals, publishing company and/or distribution company deals.
* Programs that offer several Plans specially designed to fit your needs by providing you with expert advisers to ascertain your clients complete financial security. We provide the best professional advisers to negotiate you or your clients contract and advise you as to the length, the amount of money, the bonuses, incentives, and options in the contract. We have attorneys to procure all your legal needs, certified public accountants for your tax planning, financiers for your investment portfolio, insurance, and estate planning. Additionally we provide personal artist managers to enhance your commercial advertisement, product endorsement, and motion picture appeal. Subscribe to Superstars Network here.

We encourage and insist that you get yourself together and join SuperStars Network for all your needs and feel confident once again that your business is in the best hands, Yours! Call me collect. This is the wisest decision you could ever make.

We are members of the Casting Society of America (CSA), Independant Film Producers (IFP), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Producers Guild of America (PGA), and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)

Thanks, and don’t forget to check out our website at:

Respectfully,
Abdul-Jalil
President
(510) 394-4601

December 2011-January 2012 New Job Listings


EXECUTIVE & MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

Established Talent Management Company, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is looking to hire a seasoned Manager and or Agent for their rapidly expanding Below-The-Line Division. They are seeking candidates that are highly motivated, savvy and must come with an existing client list. Competitive salary & commission deal offered. All inquiries will be kept confidential. They are looking to fill positions in both their LA and NY offices. Minimum 5 years’ experience as Below-The-Line Agent or Manager. Please reply to btlmanager2011@yahoo.com with your CV and info.
Full Service Creative Agency with feature, commercial, music video and international video background looking for seasoned Production Manager. This person must be knowledgeable in the industry with ample production office / set experience. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the following: mac/pc, Microsoft Office, Photoshop/Illustrator, Final Cut, bookkeeping/light budgeting, scheduling, travel arrangements, phone etiquette (often internationally) and rolling calls. It is essential to work well under pressure. Please email cover letters and resumes to: jobs@adorecreative.com
In-House Manager/CEO needed for author and public speaker. Must have experience in publishing or entertainment, preferably in management, legal, or marketing. 7+ years project management experience required, plus strong communication, time management, organization, prioritization, and people skills. Duties include management, growth, and expansion of current businesses and projects; training and managing employees; evaluating and initiating new projects; and negotiating contracts and deals. Email ceoapplications@gmail.com with “Kennedy” in the subject line of your email.
ASSISTANT LEVEL
United Talent Agency (UTA) seeks qualified candidates for its agent trainee program. Previous industry experience and bachelors degree required. Candidates must be motivated, extremely detail oriented, have excellent communication and organizational skills and a desire to learn the business of talent representation. This is a very demanding environment with excellent opportunities to work in Film, Television, Music, New Media and Entertainment Marketing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software is mandatory. Compensation includes overtime and full benefits. References required. www.unitedtalent.com for more information. Fax cover letter & resume to (310) 247-1111 or email to HR@unitedtalent.com. Attn: Human Resources. No calls.
Talent management company seeks highly motivated assistant preferably with some entertainment industry experience. College degree required. Applicant must be articulate, highly organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Please send resumes and cover letters to talentmgmtasst01@gmail.com
Management company seeks qualified assistant to work for extremely busy talent & lit manager in the film and television department. Candidates must have at least one year previous agency or management experience. Duties include rolling calls, heavy scheduling, heavy travel, database upkeep (inEntertainment and Microsoft Office Suite knowledge is required), submitting Breakdowns, and maintaining a general sense of order in clients’ and manager’s lives. Manager is a partner at the firm.18 month commitment required. Send cover letter and resume to asstsearch9465@gmail.com
Feature film production company seeks experienced freelance story analysts. Applicants must have at least two years of experience writing coverage for a producer, network or studio. Please email resume, references, and two coverage samples (1 script, 1 book) to reads619@gmail.com
Assistant to SVP of Reality Development and SVP of Scripted Development at a television production company. Ideal candidate would have agency experience, and an interest in both scripted and unscripted programming. Duties include: rolling calls; scheduling; coordinating with production and post-production; research; and contributing to projects in development. Qualifications: Must work well under pressure, have strong organizational skills, personable, reliable. Photoshop and powerpoint skills a plus. Send resumes to troehl@fbwmedia.com
Executive Assistant to Senior production executive at Miramax needed. Minimum one year prior experience as assistant to either agent, manager or production exec required. Needs to be very proficient with Mac and PC. Must be interested in reading, development, and packaging. Must have great organizational skills, etc. Position starts sometime in January. Please send resumes to: asst.position2012@gmail.com
Leading online entertainment news website seeking Executive Assistant. 2+ years experience rolling calls, scheduling meetings, red-lining docs, extremely trustworthy, and able to work long hours with dynamic entertainment personalities. Someone from an agency would be ideal who wants to break into production as an assistant. Reply with resume to: coolentertainmentnews@gmail.com
Premiere celebrity talent agency is seeking an agent assistant. Candidate will support President and Head of endorsements/licensing. Experience in celebrity endorsements or marketing preferred. The candidate should be excellent at handling multiple projects while maintaining a strong sense of professionalism. Apply only if you have prior industry desk experience. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be an agent. Email your cover letter and resume to bkline@iaala.com
TV Chef and NY Times Bestselling Author seeks a creative, hard working, extremely reliable Assistant. You will provide production/culinary support for multiple TV shows, cookbooks, infomercials and her entire brand. Must have 2 years substantial production or agency experience and a strong interest in all things culinary. This is more of a production / kitchen assistant than personal assistant. If interested email resume and cover letter to chefsassistantjob@gmail.com
Principato-Young Entertainment seeks qualified assistant to work for a busy lit manager in the film and television department. Candidates must have at least one year previous agency or management experience. Duties include rolling calls, heavy scheduling, travel, heavy grid upkeep, and maintaining a general sense of order in clients’ and manager’s lives. The desk requires heavy coverage and notes writing; candidates should have thoughtful comments on scripts and a passion for reading material. Manager is a partner at the firm. Please send cover letters and resumes to asstsearch9465900@gmail.com
Seeking qualified assistant for Beverly Hills-based talent agent. Clients include TV/film actors, producers, athletes, and reality stars. Ideal candidate would wish to be an agent long-term, and a sense of humor, lateral-thinking skills, and an ability to multi-task would be beneficial. Prior agency experience required, inEntertainment proficiency a plus. Job would begin first week of January 2012. Please send all cover letters and resumes to agencyjob2012@hotmail.com.
Beverly Hills based talent management company seeks office assistant. Candidates must have a strong/friendly phone presence, excellent communication skills, be extremely detail oriented, and able to multi-task and prioritize. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: phones, scheduling, office management, client submissions, research, booking travel, script coverage, etc. Interest in talent management essential. Please email resume and cover letter to officeasstjob345@gmail.com
Beverly Hills talent agency looking for an energetic, motivated assistant to support a high-volume agent in our alternative/reality department. The ideal candidate is even-keeled, smart, multi-tasking, passionate about reality TV and attuned to pop culture. Must have an interest in comedy and light script coverage. Entertainment experience preferred. Email resume and cover letter to bh.talentagency@gmail.com
Exec Assistant needed for new production company in BH. Should be savvy, sophisticated & fashion oriented with impeccable phone & email etiquette, as you will be corresponding with high profile clients. 3+ years of talent agency and or production experience is a must. College degree is a must. Amazing opportunity to start with a great company from the beginning. $50k + DOE. Send resumes with “Start Up Assistant” in subject to jobs@thehelpcompany.com
British owned company is seeking an executive assistant to the CEO. Candidate needs to be presentable, polite, and able to multi-task in a high pressured environment as this person will work at the front desk. Attention to detail, diplomacy, great communication skills and an excellent work ethic are necessary. Responsibilities include managing the CEO’s calendar, travel, calls, order/pick up meals. Our company produces award winning reality and factual television. Please send resumes to Daniel: asstresumes2011@gmail.com
Fox Networks Group seeks a second assistant for the Chairman, Entertainment. The ideal candidate can handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. This is not a permanent assistant position, and the candidate must want to be a television executive. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality, a college degree, and one year of entertainment experience are required. Agency experience is highly preferred. Please send resumes to fngasst@gmail.com
Seeking an executive assistant for a Management / Production Company based in Los Angeles (Century City). Job responsibilities entail overall office upkeep, answering phones, maintaining busy schedule, rolling calls, scheduling meetings, travel, interacting with casting offices and clients and providing administrative support for the head of our talent department. Candidates should have 1-2 years agency/management experience. Please email resume and cover letter to: elevateasst@gmail.com
Looking for an assistant to join one of the faster growing comedy managements companies. Lots of room for advancement. Must have a passion for comedy and entertainment industry experience. Send resumes and cover letters to: comedyasst2011@gmail.com
TV Chef and NY Times Bestselling Author seeking a creative, hard working, extremely reliable Assistant. You will provide culinary and production support for multiple TV shows, the brand of cookbooks, magazine articles, infomercials, dessert line and more. Must have production or agency experience, a strong interest in all things culinary as this is more a kitchen assistant than personal assistant position. If interested email resume and cover letter to chefsassistantjob@gmail.com
PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS
Established TV/Commercial Director seeks Personal/Professional Assistant for one year commitment. Applicant must be multi-tasker, organized, hard working, computer savvy and love dogs. Strong Final Cut Pro editing skills required. Full time job – actors with auditions will not be considered. Must have car, cell phone and have no problem with combined personal/professional duties. Salary $575 weekly. Please send resume to assistant@whitedwarfprods.com
Author seeks personal/executive assistant with 5+ years experience. If you’d look forward to the stability and working relationship, send resumes to ceoapplications@gmail.com
Executive/Personal Assistant wanted. The job is 5 days a week, you must work from home and being on call is required. Cell phone & internet hot spot will be provided, but need to have good working laptop. Must be tech savvy and blogger experience is a big plus, as well as YouTube knowledge. Candidate will be in charge of schedule and other various duties and must be available to travel if needed. Please send back a resume, along with a picture, and blog URL if you have one.
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Worldly and eco conscious jewelry brand that has been in business for over 20 years is looking for an executive/personal assistant. You will be responsible for managing the personal and professional calendar, party planning, email & phone correspondence, sending gifts. The ideal person will have at least 3 years of executive assistant experience, must be very proactive and have a can-do attitude. Excellent written & verbal skills a must. $50k. Send resumes to asoucie@24seveninc.com
Established TV/Commercial Director seeks Personal/Professional Assistant for one year commitment. Applicant must be multi-tasker, organized, hard working, computer savvy and love dogs. Strong Final Cut Pro editing skills required. Full time job – actors with auditions will not be considered. Must have car, cel phone and have no problem with combined personal/professional duties. Salary $575 weekly. Please send resume to assistant@whitedwarfprods.com
ENTERTAINMENT PR & MARKETING (MOST POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
Major talent agency is looking for an experienced, Manager to Director-level publicist (with knowledge of corporate PR preferred) to work alongside head of corporate communications. Candidate must have trade and business press experience, as well as minimum 5+ years working at PR agency, studio or network. Candidates should have top-notch written and oral communication skills, including ability to write press materials under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Growth potential. Position reports to head of corporate communications but will also interface with senior management. Competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and all customary benefits offered. Please fax resumes and cover letters to 310-205-5608. No calls please.
Major talent agency is seeking a full-time intern for Corporate Communications Department. Excellent opportunity for learning about media relations in the corporate environment. Applicants must be highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented and self-starting. Interns will assist with office projects, administration, and special events. Strong computer, verbal and written skills are essential. This is a paid internship through June 2012. Must hold bachelor’s degree (any major) from accredited four-year college or university. Potential for full-time position. Please email to corpcommassistant@gmail.com to apply.
As the worldwide leader in entertainment public relations, Rogers & Cowan specializes in developing integrated marketing campaigns for entertainment, technology, and fashion/beauty clients. A Fall internship at Rogers & Cowan is intended to provide a true learning experience for the student along with the opportunity to observe public relations professionals in a business environment. It will provide familiarity with the public relations field and with the functions of a large agency. Email rcinternships@rogersandcowan.com for consideration. College credit only.
Screen Actors Guild-Los Angeles seeks a Communication Specialist with experience in media communications and public relations. Position is responsible for creating and supporting all marketing communications programs and initiatives. Undergraduate degree required. 3-5 years of related experience required. Combination of experience and education may be suitable. Writing sample required. $52,200 starting salary. Equal Opportunity Employer. For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to jobs@sag.org.
Los Angeles based PR and Marketing firm is looking for eager and hard-working interns to come in and help out at least two full days per week. Clients include those in the fashion, design, and entertainment fields. Tasks include answering phones, filing, research, occasional work-related errands, etc. Occasional attendance at events required as well. Internship is for school credit only. Please email resumes to matt@periodmedia.com
Los Angeles-based PR agency Konnect PR is seeking a full-time Account Executive with experience in lifestyle consumer products. Ideal candidate should have solid media relations, good writing skills, a Bachelor Degree in PR/ related field and minimum of 1-2 years of PR experience. Please send resumes and cover letters to mguzman@konnect-pr.com
Beck Media, a Santa Monica-based public relations agency serving the television and technology industries, seeks motivated, persistent self-starters with strong writing and multi-tasking abilities to intern at our office. Creativity and resourcefulness required. Duties include: media research, list building, event staffing, research and writing assignments, etc. Timing is flexible around classes, but we would prefer someone available for at least 4 hours/day, 4-5 days/week. Please apply to Jobs@beckmedia.com
Red Light Public Relations, a product placement and entertainment marketing firm in Hollywood seeks to fill the position of a Senior Account Executive. Qualified candidates must have prior entertainment/product placement/publicity backgrounds. Fashion PR showroom experience is a must and a strong list of contacts is a plus. Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@redlightpr.com
Public relations and marketing firm specializing in emerging brands and entertainment is looking for responsible and dedicated interns to start immediately and gain valuable hands-on experience with media and the mechanics of PR campaigns and strategy. We are looking for interns who have an active interest in social media and website design/management. Interest in creating social media strategies that build fan base, increase engagement and drive traffic. Must be an ambitious multi-tasker comfortable in a fast paced environment who can stay ahead of industry trends. Please send resumes to: spencer@workshopcollective.com
Red Light PR, a boutique fashion firm specializing in product placement, publicity, entertainment marketing and celebrity seeding seeks to fill positions in their internship program with potential transition to full-time employment. Qualified candidates should have excellent communication/people skills, prior experience in fashion PR field, and open schedule availability. Email resume and cover letter as soon as possible to internship@redlightpr.com
MUSIC INDUSTRY (ALL POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
Independent Music Management firm seeks manager for music administration division. Position requires knowledge of music publishing administration, contract admin and database management. Knowledge of production company and record label a&r is useful, although not essential. This position requires at least 5 years of industry experience, preferably in music publishing. Ability to exercise self-motivation, stellar communication and people skills, and quality control is essential. Please send CV to: entjobla@gmail.com
TECH/NEW MEDIA/WEB 2.0 POSITIONS
Looking for the best Final Cut Pro Editors to join our New Media Breaking News team. Full time employment starts 2012. Must be extremely fast. We have daily and hourly turn around on our content. Great creative work environment. This is not a beginners position. Any and all other program experience a plus. Especially graphic design & Photoshop experience. Must live in LA. Email Resume & Reel to jamesthaffner@gmail.com
A major teen and young adult website is looking for a Social Media Intern (Communications major). Duties include cultivating a social media voice and connecting with our worldwide followers. Qualifications: Avid Twitter user; mastery of teen pop culture, awareness of emerging social media trends, and interest in new social media platforms. Please send resume to SocialMediaInternSpring2012@gmail.com. This is an unpaid internship for college credit.
Beverly Hills talent agency looking for a social media/digital marketer for the tour marketing department. Duties include, contact gathering, itineraries, gathering ticketing links, policing appropriate websites, organizing client social media data, working with the PR department on daily breaks, and coming up with online/digital promotions or campaigns to be implemented nationally/tourwide and track the success of said campaigns. Ideal candidate has previous industry and/or tour marketing experience, detailed, organized, and extremely proactive. Please e-mail resumes to smyers@apa-agency.com
A major teen website is seeking a talent relations assistant intern (public relations or communications major) next semester. The job consists of researching upcoming events in the L.A. area, answering phones, and assisting the Senior Director of Talent Relations to book, oversee and distribute celebrity interviews. Qualifications: Broad knowledge of teen pop culture, knowledge of proper email etiquette, and friendly demeanor. Please send resume toTalentInternSpring2012@gmail.com. This is an unpaid internship for college credit.
A major teen website is looking for an Editorial Intern next semester. Duties include researching breaking celebrity news, reporting to the Managing Editor, and writing news articles for the website. Qualifications: Strong writing skills; knowledge of AP Style, broad knowledge of teen pop culture, and experience using blogging platforms such as WordPress, Movable Type or Tumblr. Please send resume to EditorialinternSpring2012@gmail.com. This is an unpaid internship for college credit
A-list management company seeks a qualified web design and development coordinator. Responsibilities include assisting in maintenance of websites and apps for clients, executing marketing campaigns, and organizing and executing online publicity and grassroots newsletters. MUST be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, wire-framing, HTML, and CSS. E-mail cover letter and resume to Kristi@thecollective-la.com.
CEO of a large media/tech company which is on the cutting edge of video and technology production, seeks a motivated, creative executive assistant. Duties include heavy scheduling, travel coordination, research, administrative duties, creative brainstorming/projects with execs and anything to make sure the office runs smoothly. Candidates should be willing to dedicate 1-2 years to being a rock star assistant, after which, the possibilities for growth and promotion are endless. Agency/management experience preferred. Please send resumes to jaime.mennealy@inthemo.com
Interns needed to start immediately at HaHa Media, Inc, a web-based media company. We seek highly motivated, creative and intelligent interns who are eager to learn. This is a three-month internship, and interns must be available at least 2 days or 14-16 hours a week. Duties include learning how to effectively write for the web; aiding with research; and learning the nuts and bolts of search engine optimization. A sense of humor, organization and outside-the-box resourcefulness is a must, experience with social media is helpful. Please send cover letter and resume to nick@omdoubleg.com.
Production company with major deal to produce several original digital media series is seeking Production Coordinator/Office Manager for downtown LA office. Experience with development, production, post production, and social media preferred. Candidates should be creative, detail-oriented, work well under pressure, and possess strong communication skills. Salary, full time position. Please send cover letter and resume to: officemanager.coordinator@gmail.com
Maya Entertainment has exciting new internship opportunities within its Home Entertainment division. Duties include: online research, creating/updating Maya’s social media messaging, generating html sales newsletter, assisting with general office tasks (phones, filing, data entry). Knowledge of, or desire to learn about, the entertainment industry preferred. College credit. Skills: Microsoft Office, blogging, some web building, social networks and online marketing. Submit resume as PDF to: apply@maya-entertainment.com
Top digital-entertainment company is seeking assistant to the GM. Responsibilities include: managing calendar, rolling calls, travel, etc. This position provides the opportunity to actively engage in the programming strategy as well as participate in the business development of the network. Candidate will actively interface with the entertainment and production team to continue creating this innovating new-media destination. Ideal applicant will possess prior talent agency/production experience. Please send resumes to: digitalapplicant@gmail.com
Management and production company in Beverly Hills seeks a diligent and ambitious candidate to work as a production intern in the Digital Studios department. Applicants must have extensive knowledge of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, be very detail oriented and have an extended knowledge of YouTube and its back end. Experience with Final Cut Pro and Photoshop is a must. This internship is a great opportunity to gain work experience in the area of digital entertainment as well as develop your professional network and resume. E-mail cover letter, resume or reel to thecollectiveintern@gmail.com
CASTING (ALL POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
NON-LA POSITIONS (All Locations/All Positions)
Bi-Coastal (NY/LA) music management, celebrity and athlete endorsement firm is seeking an eager/hard-working intern to help out at least two full days per week. Clients include high-end celebrities and athletes in music, acting and lifestyle. Must be goal oriented and confidential. Tasks include answering phones, making outgoing calls, research, and basic office skills. Must be competent with Excel and Word. Internship is for school credit only. Please email resumes to ncokas@artistandathlete.com
Partner at talent agency seeking full-time assistant in Branding/Endorsement Dept. Job responsibilities include heavy phones, filing and standard office tasks, handling agent schedule, booking agent and client travel, etc. Position requires experience in Microsoft Word and Excel, excellent writing ability, and professional phone etiquette. Great opportunity for growth. Agency, public relations, or management experience required. This is a New York based position. Please email resumes to agencyjob08@gmail.com.
Established Talent Management Company, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is looking to hire a seasoned Manager and or Agent for their rapidly expanding Below-The-Line Division. They are seeking candidates that are highly motivated, savvy and must come with an existing client list. Competitive salary & commission deal offered. All inquiries will be kept confidential. They are looking to fill positions in both their LA and NY offices. Minimum 5 years’ experience as Below-The-Line Agent or Manager. Please reply to btlmanager2011@yahoo.com with your CV and info.
NY film production company is seeking an Assistant for NY based VP of Marketing. This position is fast paced; candidates should have a focus in Marketing or Marketing assistant experience, and be an excellent multi-tasker with rock-solid administrative skills, phone skills and have knowledge of Photoshop and Adobe products. Also knowledge of Microsoft office programs. We are looking for someone quick, savvy and energetic. Please send resume to greattopassistant@gmail.com
Constellation, an online movie theater channel with offices in NYC, is seeking dedicated fall interns to assist in areas including film research, PR/marketing, and social media. Interns will be exposed to a dynamic start-up environment and will learn about the changing landscape of film distribution on the front lines. Seeking students who are well-organized, personable, ambitious, have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and proficiency in social media platforms. Send resume and cover letter to: contact@constellation.tv
GENERAL OFFICE POSITIONS-RECEPTIONIST/ PA /BOOKEEPING/ RUNNER
Santa Monica Production Company seeks Front Office Receptionist for day time hours on Saturday and Sunday as well as early evening (5:30 PM to about 10 PM) on Monday, Thursday and Friday. Position will include, but not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, managing all aspects of company mail and shipping as well as other various clerical duties. Please email cover letter and resume to: sheri.ross@verizon.net
Red Granite Pictures is looking for a organized and enthusiastic receptionist to start immediately. Responsibilities include answering phones, preparing expense reports, scheduling meetings, ordering supplies, as well as reading scripts and writing coverage. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Please email resumes to info@redgranitepictures.com, subject “Reception Opening.” This is a part-time position.
Bi-coastal talent agency is looking for an experienced Receptionist to start immediately. Duties include answering phones, greeting clients, and providing administrative support. Candidates must have experience on an entertainment industry desk, computer savvy, excellent phone etiquette, a strong work ethic, and the ability to learn quickly, multi-task, and be a team player with the right personality. Please email resume and cover letter to: dan@ksrtalent.com.
Boutique beauty agency is seeking an exceptional, highly motivated and detailed orientated Receptionist/Assistant Agent. Candidates must be able to answer heavy calls, book travel, have excellent communication and organizational skills, a desire to learn the business and a high level of enthusiasm. Agency experience a plus. Great entry level opportunity to experience the entertainment world. Salary position & more details upon interview. Send cover letters and resumes to asia@eamgmt.com
INTERNSHIPS (Film & Television)
The Research & Development/Studio Operations divisions of Marvel Studios are seeking interns interested in comics and film development. Proficiency in Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office are preferred. Interns will be largely responsible for film project research in addition to assisting with administrative tasks Internship runs from Jan to May/June and are 20 hours/week. Interns must receive course credit. Please email resume and cover letter to: marveldevelopmentintern@gmail.com. Attn: Development Internship Coordinator.
Thunder Road Pictures seeks sharp, creative interns passionate about Film and TV. Excellent analytical reading and writing skills necessary, as coverage is expected regularly. Our internship producing program teaches interns the steps taken to develop and produce feature films and television series in a fun, friendly work environment. Car required and all interns must be able to earn credit. Hours are preferably 2-3 full days a week. We are currently hiring interns for Winter/Spring 2012 (Jan-May). Please send cover letter and resume to noah.winter@thunderroadfilms.com
Momentum Entertainment Group, a future generation content studio, is looking for spring interns within the Alternative Department. 20-25 hours a week, willing to work around class schedules. Please email resume and cover letter to internshipmomentum@gmail.com. Students must receive class credit.
Underground Films is looking for interns for their trainee program to start right away. The position is unpaid. You will gain valuable experience and knowledge in the areas of management and production, as well as working in a creative environment. Intern will have the opportunity to attend development meetings, client meetings, generals and listen in on calls. Intern must be able to multi-task as duties include script reading, answering phones, scheduling and other general office duties. No previous experience needed. Please email resume and cover letter to Austin at austin@undergroundfilms.net
Working Title Films is searching for intern candidates for the Spring 2012 semester. WTF is looking for highly capable individuals who have a passion for film and a desire to learn. Candidates must be outgoing, smart self-starters who like to work hard and have fun. Junior and Senior applicants only. Lunch is paid. Please submit resume and cover letter to workingtitlehr@gmail.com with the subject – Internship.
Looking for a smart, hard-working intern to read scripts, write coverage, and assist with day-to-day duties at Muse Entertainment, a production company located in Studio City. Position is unpaid. A great opportunity to learn how the development process works alongside high-level execs, as it’s a small office with large projects. Academic credit offered. Please contact museusafrontdesk@gmail.com to be considered.
Prime Universe Productions is looking for enthusiastic interns. We are a very busy production company with numerous projects in various stages of development. This is an extremely creative environment where interns can be as involved in the development process as they want to be. Very important to be a self-starter. Please email resume and brief cover letter to info@primeuniverse.com. Include ”Internship” in the subject line.
Film Rites, a production company founded by Steve Zaillian with a first-look deal at DreamWorks is looking for highly motivated interns to for the Spring 2012 semester. Interns will be exposed to daily operations, learning film development first-hand at an active production company. Duties include script coverage, actor/writer/director lists, administrative (copies, correspondence, phones), scheduling, creative meetings. Knowledge of film and strong writing skills are top priorities. This is an unpaid internship. Resumes should be sent to alex@filmrites.com
UTA writer client looking for an intern to help with research on several projects including two TV pilots and several feature scripts all in development. Must know Final Draft and have good proofreading skills. Hours are flexible, around 5-10/week. Unpaid. In return for their services, they will get career and relationship advice. A good opportunity for aspiring writers/producers to gain experience working with a successful writer. Please send resumes to hymsona@unitedtalent.com
Brand new financier/production company hiring a few interns to start immediately. While the job does not pay it’s a fantastic experience if you put in the work. Must commit to at least 6 months, 2 days a week. Reading on your weekends. We are making films. Duties include office duties (everything that entails). If you haven’t read at least 50 scripts and have no experience doing coverage do not send your resume. Email resumes to filminterns2012@hotmail.com
Academy Award-winning filmmaker seeks an intern for his production company, 2-3 days per week (M/W or M/W/F). Tasks include administrative work, but also a significant amount of development, brainstorming, and coverage. Send resumes to intern.intern.intern@gmail.com. Include a brief cover letter in the body of your email. Put the title of a book (with author) in the subject line. Must be a current college student able to receive credit.
Big Screen Entertainment Group is looking for young, motivated, and enthusiastic interns. Duties will include phones, emails, script coverage and general office support. The position will be 2-3 days per week, 12-15 hours total. We pay for lunch and reimburse for gas. This is a great opportunity to learn the development, production, and distribution sides of the business. Please send cover letters and resumes to adam@bigscreenent.com
Small but prevalent production company seeks creative, tech-savvy critical thinkers that don’t shy away from hard work and a do-it-yourself attitude. This internship revolves around coverage, office duties, and we are looking for individuals who shine in a fast-paced and creative environment. Applications could potentially be an animator, graphic designer, filmmaker, writer, web designer, etc. School credit only. Start January, 2012 (Spring Semester). Send cover letter and resume to ProdCo.Interns@gmail.com
Crucial Films, a busy production company for entertainment mogul Dr. Dre, seeks motivated interns starting in January 2012. Candidates must be fulltime students. Focusing on films/TV, this is a unique opportunity for a very hands on experience. Duties: handle phone calls, set meetings for executives, read and report on scripts. This is an unpaid internship, but will help you take your career to the next level. Send resumes to crucialfilms.asst@gmail.com
Endgame Entertainment is a film production and finance company seeking interns for its work based training program relating to the company’s creative development and business development departments. Interns will gain training and experience in phones, clerical duties, and script coverage. Previous knowledge of script coverage is appreciated but not required. Please send cover letters and resumes to internendgame@gmail.com. Unpaid. School credit only for Spring semester.
High level talent management/production company is seeking interns for the Fall semester. Applicant must be passionate about film industry and acting management with a good talent for script coverage, and must be proficient with answering phones, scheduling, and light office work. Internship is non-paid, and must be for college credit. Please email resumé and cover letter to mosaicinterns2011@gmail.com
Smokewood Entertainment is looking for an intern to assist in post production on their most recently wrapped film, Long Time Gone. Duties will include making runs, assisting with editorial needs and being a liaison between producers and editorial. This is a great opportunity to see how post production works on a feature film and to make connections with professionals in the industry. Please send cover letter and resume to: elizabethcohen3@gmail.com
Original Film seeks sharp interns passionate about film and eager to learn. Friendly work environment. Past interns have been hired. Responsibilities include reading, coverage, research, and general demands of an office. An excellent opportunity to learn in an active environment. 2-3 days/week preferred. Class credit available. Email resumes to intern@moritzfilm.com
Film finance company and its literary management subsidiary seek office interns for the winter/spring 2012 season. Duties will range from going on runs, general office tasks, backup reception / assistants, script coverage, and research projects. Availability required is 2 days a week M-F 9am – 7pm. School credit required, no exceptions. Candidates that do not meet these requirements need not apply. Please send attached cover letters and resumes to officeinterns@gmail.com
Bold Management & Production, a boutique management company representing artists in the areas of Talent, Literary and Music, seeks creative, outgoing, organized individuals for 3 day/week unpaid internships. Duties include but not limited to rolling calls, script coverage, project tracking, talent submissions, appointment scheduling, support with booking bands to local music venues, developing relationships with leading music blogs and general office duties. Email resumes to: assistant@boldmp.com> College credit given if applicable.
FilmNation Entertainment is a development and production company based out of Beverly Hills. This company is a great place to see the whole process of filmmaking, from development through delivery. Duties include heavy amounts of script reading and coverage as well as answering phones, and greeting clients. Interns are expected to be detail oriented, proactive, hardworking, and excited by this industry. Internship is unpaid. Parking is provided. Please email resumes and cover letters to laoffice@wearefilmnation.com
Global artist/brand management firm seeks motivated, hard-working interns available 3-5 days/week. Responsibilities include handling phones, merchandise and product inventory, in addition to general administrative duties. The ideal candidate is a team player who takes initiative and sees projects through to completion. This position requires a great deal of professionalism and attention to detail. Internships are unpaid. Please send cover letter and resume to assistant@jamincla.com
Intern for Pilot Presentation. Start immediately. January shoot. Prefer someone with production experience and Final Draft to assist with script compilation. Must be a team player to work alongside producers, cast, and crew. PC literate. Assist in various aspects of production, organizing office, phones. This could become a full time job when/if the show goes to series. Valley location. We’ll need someone 5 days/week. Small weekly stipend. themensroomtv@att.net
Steve Carr is currently looking for interns for his production company Rumpus Entertainment. Duties will be script coverage, general administrative tasks, and the occasional errand. This internship is for college credit. We ask that interns have a car, a laptop, and are available 2 days a week. Forward resumes and attachments in the body of an email to asst@rumpusla.com
Scenario, a new literary management and production company, offers interns a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience and earn great references by working with our writers, directors, and creative producers in the story development process doing story analysis, research, and notes. Part-time and full-time positions are available (including optional evening and weekend hours) for this unpaid internship. For more details, email internships@scenario-la.com
Color Force, Nina Jacobson’s production company, is currently seeking interns for the Spring. We are looking for motivated, self-starters who are eager to learn more about the development and production process to intern 2-3 full days per week. We are a small and hands-on company. In addition to general administrative tasks, our interns attend ideas meetings, write script coverage, and complete research projects. The internship is unpaid and college credit is required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to colorforceintern@gmail.com
Leading Reality Television Show is seeking interns to aid in the preproduction of our second season. Interns will work alongside world class talent as well as top level television producers. Responsibilities will include: research, correspondence, scheduling, and errands. Positions are unpaid however successful completion of internship will likely lead to employment. Fluency in Hebrew and English a plus. Please email resumes and cover letters to lalalandintern@gmail.com
OddLot Entertainment is looking for interns seeking hands-on experience in film development/production. Duties include covering scripts, participating in Weekend Read meetings, phone reception, errands, etc. We’re looking for candidates who are outgoing, organized, and have a hunger to learn the ins and outs of film production. While the internship is unpaid, we provide lunch. Please email your cover letter/resume to internship@oddlotent.com, Attn: Office Manager/HR, with subject line P&D Internship Spring 2012. 11/18
IM Global, the leading sales company and financier is seeking interns in the sales, acquisitions, and finance departments. Duties include: phones, reading scripts, other admin responsibilities in a fast-paced setting. Internship is unpaid but school credit available. Great opportunity to gain hands-on experience from one of the most successful companies in the field. Please send resume to:
imglobal2011@gmail.com
Boutique talent agency in Santa Monica seeks intelligent, creative and computer-savvy intern with a great attitude and an interest in learning the industry. You will be involved in talent submissions, coverage, answering phones, assisting with contracts, filing, as well as other general administrative duties. Two full days (10am-5pm) a week minimum. Internship is unpaid, but school credit available. We are a small company so our interns get a real hands-on experience and an extraordinary education. Please submit cover letter, resume and availability to glickasst@glickagency.com
Myriad Pictures is a Santa Monica based development, production and film sales company. Interns tasks include reading, coverage, participation in weekend read meetings, general office duties, errands, covering desks, and research. Applicants should be capable, motivated, responsible, detail-oriented, and proficient in Word/Excel/Outlook. This is an incredible opportunity to experience multiple aspects of the film industry. This internship is unpaid, and participants must be eligible to receive academic credit. Flexible schedule. Please send resume and cover letter to juliana.dacunha@myriadpictures.com
Production Company, with films in development, is looking for an intern to start as soon as possible. Duties include: answering phones, scheduling, writing script coverage, and various other jobs. You will get the chance to work closely with the CEO and see firsthand how a production company is run. Please send cover letter and resume to PantheonAsst@gmail.com
Busy film producer seeks part-time assistant or intern, depending on experience. Ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, and has great communication and computer skills. Responsibilities include clerical duties, and participating in development, production and post-production. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese a major plus. Please forward resume and cover letter to janetyang1@gmail.com
Miss World, a documentary film produced and directed by Cecilia Peck is seeking an unpaid intern to start immediately and work 2-3 days a week on post-production (flexible schedule.) Ideal candidate will be proactive, energetic, and possess very strong computer, research, and writing skills. You may receive school credit. Please send your resume and cover letter to cecilia@linordocumentary.com
A small independent production company is seeking interns for an exciting documentary on music art and film now entering post-production. This a great way to get hands on film/TV skills as you will be assisting the Editor with transcription and tape logging. Unfortunately the position is unpaid, but future opportunities with the company may be available. Please send a pdf of your resume and a cover letter to documentaryartmusic@gmail.com
An A-list management and production company in Beverly Hills seeks a diligent and ambitious intern interested in working in the television development. Tasks include answering phones, managing schedules, working with client, and going on runs. This is a great opportunity to gain work experience in the management area of the entertainment field as well as develop your professional network and resume. Previous desk experience is preferred but not required. This internship is not paid. E-mail cover letter and resume to thecollectiveintern@gmail.com
Four By Two Films is currently seeking reliable interns with an interest in comedy, writing, development and production. Responsibilities include script coverage, phones, office management, project research, and occasional runs. This is a non-paid internship. College credit necessary. Ideally looking for 2-3 day/week commitment. Please email resumes and cover letters with your availability to: internapp1@gmail.com
River Road Entertainment is seeking reliable, enthusiastic interns for winter/spring. Responsibilities include: script coverage, projects (writer/director lists, research), and administrative support (phones, copies). Contribute in creative meetings, and learn the development process firsthand. Candidates should have strong interest in feature film development, superior writing skills, and great taste! Send resume, cover letter and coverage samples, if available to resumes@rivroad.com. Credit required.
Talent-based feature production company with a focus on comedy is currently seeking reliable interns with an interest in writing, development and production. Responsibilities include script coverage, phones, office management, project research, and occasional runs. This is a non-paid internship. College credit necessary. Ideally looking for 2-3 day/week commitment. Please email resumes and cover letters with your availability to: internapp1@gmail.com
Mandate Pictures seeks interns for its spring semester film development internship program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: reading and evaluating script, book, and article submissions, updating script and DVD databases, pitching material to executives, attending weekly staff meetings, compiling film festival grids, researching short films and up-and-coming talent, and covering executives’ desks/phones when relevant. The internship also involves a Q&A dinner with Mandate’s creative executives and intern seminars on film finance and film marketing. Candidates must be eligible to receive college credit. Send resume and cover letter to mandatepicturesinternship@gmail.com
Intrigue Entertainment seeks interns for the winter/spring term. We are currently in Studio City, but will be relocating to the westside early next year, and interns are expected to be available at both locations. Duties include conducting project research, writing coverage, and general administrative tasks. Ideal candidates will be professional and be committed to at least three days a week. Candidate must supply his/her own laptop and should have their own transportation. Position is unpaid.
Email cover letter and resume in the body of the email, with subject line “Internship” to:
info@intrigueent.com
Interns needed immediately for a comedy pilot presentation for AMC. Interns will spend time in the production office as well as on set. Internship begins immediately. Shoot starts November 15th and lasts 4 days. Applicants must have a car and a valid drivers license. Send resume to: intern@op-ent.com
Samuel Goldwyn Films is looking for hard working interns to start immediately. Responsibilities include film festival prep, script reading and screening movies coverage, research, and general office needs. We are looking for someone to commit to 2 or more days/week in our Beverly Hills office. Students must be enrolled in a recognized academic institution. Please email resumes to margot@samuelgoldwyn.com
Lawrence Bender Productions seeks Fall & Spring Session interns with a motivated attitude to start immediately as well as for our next intern session. Heavy reading, answering phones, runs and the opportunity to sit in creative meetings. Must have a car, all mileage reimbursed. Hours: 9am-7pm, 2-3 days a week. Please send resumes and cover letters as attachments to: lbproductionsinterns@gmail.com
Katalyst Films’ Production Department seeks bright, qualified interns for the Spring semester 2012. Interns must receive college credit and commit to at least 2days a week. An interest in production is desired; duties include supporting the Vice President of Production, organizing and prepping shoots, dealing with logistics, helping to facilitate communication and assisting with basic finance processes. Please submit a brief cover letter with a resume (PDF attachment preferred) to productionintern2011@gmail.com
Blumhouse Productions is looking for 4 creatively-minded, enthusiastic, and intelligent interns to be a part of a growing company in the heart of Hollywood. Responsibilities include coverage, office duties, and you will have the chance to get creatively involved with our current projects as well! Students with film/tv production degrees are preferred! Please email all resumes to blumhouseproductions@gmail.com
Angry Films is looking for highly motivated interns to assist as we move into a very active period. Job responsibilities would include, but not limited to, organization of script libraries, script coverage, regular office duties and phones, spending one on one time with producers assisting them, and whatever else we can throw at you. Applicants need to be computer literate, well spoken, own a car and have the ability to multitask and be organized. Internship is unpaid. Please send cover letter and resume in body of email to angryfilmscal@gmail.com
Practical Pictures is looking for interns (unpaid, starting Jan 3rd). Hands-on interfacing with the producer bosses in a small company– you’ll need some experience (phones, computers). We’re in post on AMERICAN REUNION (PIE), releasing 4/16/12. We also have development projects at every studio. If you’re able to work 2 full days, please email resumes to practicalintern@yahoo.com
Vuguru, an independent Beverly Hills-based studio funded by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Rogers Media, seeks motivated interns. Selected applicants will have an opportunity to work alongside executives in Development, Production, Post Production, Distribution, Marketing and Legal. Unpaid/academic credit only for the Spring 2012 semester. Positions available beginning mid-December2011. Minimum four days per week. Must have car. Resumes to internshipv@gmail.com. Please specify department of interest. No cover letter required.
Beverly Hills literary management company seeks efficient, intelligent, creative interns to start immediately. Duties include but not limited to script coverage, phone duty, office duties, running errands, scheduling, and research. Candidates should be creative thinkers, great multi-taskers and possess excellent communication skills. These are non-paying, part-time internships but will be an amazing opportunity for anyone willing to learn to about the industry. Please send cover letter and resumes to fall.internships.la@gmail.com
The Gersh Agency seeks dedicated interns for year-round internships for our Talent, Motion Picture Literary, Television and Comedy departments. Responsibilities include reading/covering scripts for consideration, rolling calls, actor submissions, and general office duties. Furthermore, our internship provides the opportunity to shadow Assistants and Agents in their day-to-day activities. Interns are required to work with us 1-2 days a week and supply evidence of school credit. To apply, please email your resume to: hr@gershla.com. Be sure to include a short paragraph detailing your interest in our Internship Program.