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“How a Grieving Family Saved A Troubled City with A Martyr”
The year 2009 began with a tragedy at an Oakland BART station. Shortly after 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed 22-year-old Oscar Grant II, of Hayward, on the platform of the Fruitvale station after responding to reports of a fight on a train.
“Make no mistake about it Oscar Grant was Murdered, Executed by a BART cop!” That was the echoing sentiment boiling up from among the justifiably angry, restless community of Oakland and the surrounding communities that spread world wide as video of Oscar Grants execution was blared over and over on television screens all around the world. It had become the quintessential poster for the ultimate example of Police misconduct and abuse- a lawless execution as the Black victim lay face-down on the ground, hands behind his back, shot, then handcuffed as he dies- all caught on cameras for the world to see!
Also caught on camera for the world to see was the public reaction to the execution that led to violent protests, as the public “showed their outrage” with the costly destruction of property to areas around town.
The gunman police officer was allowed to go free, traveled outside the state of California until he was charged with murder and appended in Nevada after National public protest forced the District Attorney to file criminal charges. His attorney has argued he meant to fire his Taser gun when he shot and killed Grant.
The Oscar Grant movie: Fruitvale Station
As a result of the media coverage from the destructive protests, the Alameda County Superior Court found that it was unlikely that the gunman, former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, could get a fair trial in Oakland and the trial was transferred to Los Angeles.
The last time a police officer was convicted of a felony crime committed while on duty was the early 1990‘s when Abdul-Jalil al-Hakim knew his computer store was being burglarized by members of the Oakland Police Department but he could not complain to the police! al-Hakim turned to close friend Leo Dorado, then an Alameda County District Attorney prosecuting capital murder crimes, that lead to an investigation directed by Matt Golde conducted by the DA’s office of these rogue police activities. The case ended with the trial conviction of one officer, Newman Ng and the guilty plea of another, Kailey Wong. There was evidence of the involvement of over 15 police officers in these series of burglaries of businesses and the “fencing” of the stolen property. The problem was so rampant, even the Chief of Police George Hart had a stolen computer on his own desk at the station!!! Leo Dorado is now Judge Leo Dorado and Matt Golde, the son of former Judge Stanley Golde, brother of legal analyst Ivan Golde, is head DA of the Juvenile Division.
BART spokesman Linton Johnson said the agency is “trying to turn tragedy into triumph” by increasing transparency and enacting new policies. In August 2009, the BART board of directors voted unanimously to approve citizen oversight of the BART Police Department, and the agency is seeking a new permanent police chief.
For six months al-Hakim had been speaking with and advising Jack Bryson, father of two of Oscar Grant’s friends that were with him on the Fruitvale platform when he was murdered whom also were abused by BART police, regarding approaches to produce the proposed Oscar Grant anniversary event. Al-Hakim continued those conversations with the family spokesperson, Cephus “Bobby” Johnson.
In mid December as the date for the event neared, admitting that he knew nothing about producing any event, much less one of the magnitude of the January 1, 2010 Oscar Grant Anniversary Vigil, Cephus Johnson requested al-Hakim to produce the event for the family to assure that it would be handled properly and be a success! The event was less than 30 days away and Cephus only had an idea for a memorial as BART agreed to provide electrical power, to allow for a civil congregation and alter at the entrance of the station, and possibly at the scene of the shooting on the train platform in memory of Oscar’s death.
al-Hakim informed Cephus of the City and the Police Department’s requirements for assembly permits, security, sound and stage, possible entertainment and the fact that since the event was less than 30 days away, it was already too late to legally and properly secure them without some negotiating and special permission from the city and the police department.
al-Hakim discussed the idea of having an event that would capture the imagination of the nation and set a true landmark, a new paradigm in how to address social concerns in a large minority city with many, many, complex issues after having experienced such a tragic catastrophe.
al-Hakim proposed a “Celebration Of Oscar Grant’s Life” with a memorial prayer vigil and ceremony at the Fruitvale BART station to foster a comforting environment for those in attendance without the fear of any party provoking or intimidating the other at these events; to establish a working agreement with BART and Oakland Police department for the event to be held with a “low-to-no police presence” so there’s little or minimum possibility of confrontation between the expected attendees and law enforcement; and to have all the parties- the Oscar Grant family, BART, Oakland Police Department, and the Mayor/City to make a joint press release or have a joint press conference announcing the planned activities. This would make it possible for this events to occur and conclude in success and peace for everyone. This would be a phenomenal public relations coup that would rebuild the image of all the parties concerned while garnering a cache of goodwill you could not buy!
This would put the face of Oscar Grant on ALL the parties in a united platform of “We Are ALL Oscar Grant!” It would humanize the parties in the common bond of mankind and serve as an example for how these types of tragedies can be used to heal a strife-torn city. It would go a long way toward bringing the parties together publicly, promote reconciliation and potentially foster agreement.
Cephus thought it was an incredible idea but did not believe it was possible. al-Hakim asked him to discuss the possibility with the family and their attorney John Burris and let him know their response. Cephus returned with a resounding “Yes, if you can do!”.
al-Hakim first called long time friend, BART Director Carole Ward Allen who chairs the BART Police Department Review Committee and discussed the concept for her support.
He also called Linton Johnson, Public Information Officer for BART whom was unavailable and left him a voicemail message.
al-Hakim then called Jeffrey Thomason, Public Information Officer for the Oakland Police Department and explained to him the concept of the event and how it could be successful and problem free without the police presence. Thomason also thought it was an incredible idea but did not believe the family and their attorney John Burris would go along with it. Having already secured the family’s approval al-Hakim requested that Oakland Police Department stand behind their commitment and work with the family to secure needed permits and allow security with “no visible police presence”. He felt he could agree to do so wherein Thomason discussed the matter with the Chief and Captain, got approval and called al-Hakim back with a referral to the sergeant at the Eastmont Station that would be the liaison to secure all permits and verify the plan for a safe, trouble free event.
Shortly after, Linton Johnson returned al-Hakim’s voicemail and also thought it was an incredible idea but did not believe the family and their attorney John Burris would go along with it. Having already secured the family’s approval al-Hakim requested that BART stand behind their commitment and work with the family to secure needed permits, allow security with “no visible police presence”, provide sound and stage equipment, and allow the alter for the Oscar Grant Memorial. He agreed to do so if the family was in fact behind this proposal. al-Hakim assured him they were and informed him of the present state of the event with the help of BART Community Relations manager Roddrick Lee and to further allay his fears, al-Hakim gave him Cephus cell phone number and assured that Cephus would call him and Roderick.
From there al-Hakim contacted Mayor Ron Dellums, City Administrator Dan Lindhiem and several of their staff members to inform them that the Oscar Grant family, BART, and Oakland Police Department had agreement on the event and would like to have the Mayor involved to join their efforts in this event representing the city. al-Hakim explained how this would be INCREDIBLY HUGE for the Oscar Grant family, BART, Alameda County Superior Court Administration, Oakland Police Department, and the City! This would be a ginormous step ahead in fostering civil relationships between what are publicly perceived as adversaries. This could be bigger than Rodney King’s ” Can We Just Get Along?”. They also agreed to go forward, so everything was in place.
Cephus spoke with both Roderick and Linton, where understanding and agreement was reached and the family began to plan for the “Celebration Of Oscar Grant’s Life” with a memorial prayer vigil and ceremony at the Fruitvale BART station, Friday, January 1, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The memorial would be hosted by the family of Oscar Grant with prayers and speeches from many of the Bay Area’s most prominent religious leaders in a civil congregation with alter at the entrance of the station and at the scene of the shooting on the train platform in memory of Oscar’s death.
At the conclusion of the memorial there, everyone would be invited to the Humanist Hall for a continuing evening of music, spoken word, poetry, food and drink until 11:00 pm.
With only days until the January 1, 2010 event, al-Hakim still had to meet with Oakland Police Department to discuss and present an acceptable plan to arrange the “no police presence, civil stand-by” type of a security enforcement for the short 3-4 hour time period for the Oscar Grant Events so those in attendance would not have any party provoking or intimidating the other at these events. He also had to assure them of a working agreement with BART for the event held at the Fruitvale Station with this same type of security so there’s little to no possibility of confrontation between the expected attendees and law enforcement. So al-Hakim brought on Gabrielle Wilson, a legal affairs reporter at KPFA; producer and co-host of “The Gospel Experience”, “Music of the World” and “Ear Thyme”; and Master of Ceremonies at many events around the Bay Area including the San Jose Jazz Festival to MC and assist in securing the entertainment and speakers.
al-Hakim met with the the sergeant at the Eastmont Station twice to secure all permits and verify the plan for a safe, trouble free event. At the first meeting, it was revealed to al-Hakim that Oakland Police had secured flyers, there was a Facebook page, and emails from a community activists organization allegedly associated with the event planning called the General Assembly (for Justice for Oscar Grant) detailing activities to incite violence at the vigil imploring attendees to “show your outrage!”. al-Hakim was shocked to learn of this activity as he knew of the group from working with the family but had not seen any flyers, email nor a FaceBook page inciting violence. al-Hakim assured the officers that the intent of the family was to have a peaceful vigil and was opposed to any other activity and would do all they could to insure that happened! The officers agreed to the plan that with the Nation of Islam providing on location security and BART and the Police on stand-by, we could work out an acceptable plan for the Fruitvale venue. But they insisted that the person, persons, or group that rented the Humanist Hall for the evening event would have to come forward with the contract, produce a security plan that they would reduce to 4-8 licensed security guards, event insurance, and would be liable for any and all damages that occurred as a result of any destruction stemming from the event. Like the police, the Humanist Hall requires that the person(s) in which whose name the rental is in must provide a plan for security for both inside and outside the venue, and how they plan to control exits from the venue in the event of something happening, and crowd control outside the venue. The police was concerned because they have had many problems with the Hall operating without permits and taking proper measures to secure safe events in the past. al-Hakim requested that the officers inform the family directly of these conditions and called Cephus from the meeting for them to do so. Cephus was unavailable so al-Hakim made an appointment for a second meeting for him and Jack Bryson, the named renter of the Hall so that all concerns could be resolved to the officers satisfaction since it was clear they wanted to work with the family to insure a safe, trouble free event.
al-Hakim discussed the meetings with the family and at another meeting again informed the “General Assembly” of the requirements of BART, Oakland Police Department and the City in order to have the events. al-Hakim expressed his concern for the family having their prayer vigil as planned without the decency of a few with opposing interest to make it their event, the police having more information about the happenings of the group then he had, and for obvious reason, decided that he no longer wanted to be associated with it.
It was clear that those with opposing interest from the Grant family’s wishes were intent on forcing conflict and advised Bryson not to meet with the police thus insuring a show down at the event. Since one of the agitators who would have an interest in filming any disturbance for their profit had donated a small amount of money for the rental, it was offered make to them to remove them from the decision making process. When they would not relent, that family canceled the Humanist Hall event and removed it from their schedule. Now, without any association to the family event, it exposed the those with divergent interest to have their own event without the shield of the family to hide behind. This was too much for them to overcome, along with the fact they did not want to address the reality that they would be combating the security provided by the Nation of Islam!
Begrudgingly but relieved, they relented and the family with a few people met with Oakland Police and the Mayors office and agreed to the exact same terms as negotiated a week earlier by al-Hakim.
On December 30, 2009 the “Oscar Grant family and BART issue joint statement on the New Year’s tragedy
“ Grant family calls for peace, love and forgiveness”
As the year anniversary of the tragic officer-involved shooting at Fruitvale Station of BART passenger Oscar Grant draws near, the Grant family and the BART Board of Directors are joining together to thank the public for their continued support for the reforms taking place in the BART Police Department.
Additionally, Oscar Grant’s mother, Wanda Johnson, wants to emphasize that people should honor her son’s memory on January 1 through “a day of celebration not demonstration.” She added, “It is our hope that this day be a peaceful day to remember Oscar and the others who have been lost to violence.”
“We want the public to know we are a family of peace, love and forgiveness,” Oscar’s uncle Cephus Johnson said.
“In the year since my nephew was killed, I truly believe positive changes have occurred in the BART Police Department and many more will come. We want to thank the public for their continued involvement in making the BART Police the best it can be as we enter 2010.”
“On behalf of the BART Board of Directors, we want to again express our deepest and sincerest regret and our heartfelt condolences over the loss of Oscar Grant,” BART Director Carole Ward Allen said. Ward Allen chairs the BART Police Department Review Committee, which is guiding the implementation of the changes within the police department. “We look forward to making more positive changes in 2010, including the hiring of a new police chief and working with the State Legislature to quickly amend the law so BART can implement independent citizen oversight of the BART Police Department.”
“This has been one of the most gut-wrenching episodes in BART’s history,” BART Board President James Fang said. “But through community involvement, non-biased professional assistance from the outside of BART and of course the extremely strong effort by our Board, particularly the efforts of Carole Ward Allen, we have learned from this tragic incident. Our prayers and deepest sympathies go to the Grant family on this inauspicious one-year anniversary of Oscar Grant’s death.”
“We want to thank the Grant family and the public for their support, which has been critical to making the reforms underway in the Police Department and we look forward to their continued support in the new year,” Director Ward Allen said.
On January 1, 2010 BARET issued the following press release:
BART Police Have Arrest-free New Year’s Eve
BART had an arrest-free New Year’s Eve despite dealing with crowded trains and the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of passenger Oscar Grant III in Oakland on Jan. 1, 2009.
BART carried about 87,800 passengers between 8 p.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday, and carried about 302,800 passengers throughout the day, according to agency officials.
Many of the passengers were traveling to the annual fireworks show at San Francisco’s Embarcadero, where BART used a “skip-stop” schedule for the first time to alleviate overcrowding at its nearby station.
Starting at 8 p.m., trains on different lines skipped either the Embarcadero or Montgomery stations toallow the crowd to split evenly between the two stations, resulting in faster boarding times and less crowded platforms.
BART also assigned about 150 police officers, nearly 50 percent more than previous years, to patrol the system during the holiday. San Francisco and Oakland police officers and deputies from the San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa County sheriff’s departments also assisted near the stations during the evening.
There were a few isolated incidents on the system, but no arrests were made.
The relatively incident-free night stood in stark contrast to last year’s holiday, when former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Grant, a 22-year-old Hayward man, at the Fruitvale station in Oakland. Mehserle, 27, and other officers had responded to reports of a fight on a train.
Mehserle has been charged with murder and is expected to stand trial sometime next year. His case has been moved to Los Angeles because a judge ruled it would be difficult for Mehserle to get a fair trial in Alameda County due to the extensive publicity the incident has received. Mehserle’s lawyer, Michael Rains, has admitted that Mehserle shot and killed Grant, but claims Mehserle meant to use his Taser to stun Grant and used his gun by mistake.
Grant’s family was among the people scheduled to attend a rally at the Fruitvale station at 2 p.m. today to mark the anniversary of Grant’s death.
BART General Manager Dorothy Dugger said in a statement that she was happy that this holiday turned out well for the agency.
“We couldn’t be more pleased at how this New Year’s Eve turned out,” Dugger said.
She thanked “our customers for continuing to put their faith in us to get them around the Bay Area quickly and safely.”
BART police Commander Daniel Hartwig said in a statement that, despite the few minor incidents, “New Year’s Eve 2009 was one of the smoothest I have ever seen in my nearly three decades at BART.”
In the early hours of Jan. 1, 2009, Oscar Grant III, unarmed and lying face down on a subway platform in Oakland, Calif., was shot in the back by a white Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer. The incident, captured on video by onlookers, incited protest, unrest and arguments similar to those that would swirl around the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida a few years later. The deaths of these and other African-American young men (Mr. Grant was 22) touch some of the rawest nerves in the body politic and raise thorny and apparently intractable issues of law and order, violence and race.
Fruitvale Station, Michael B. Jordan and Ariana Neal play father and daughter in this debut feature by Ryan Coogler, which opens on Friday in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Mr. Jordan plays Oscar Grant, who was killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer.
Those matters are hardly absent from “Fruitvale Station,” Ryan Coogler’s powerful and sensitive debut feature, which imaginatively reconstructs the last 24 or so hours of Oscar Grant’s life, flashing back from a horrifying snippet of actual cellphone video of the hectic moments before the shooting. But Mr. Coogler, a 27-year-old Bay Area native who went to film school at the University of Southern California, examines his subject with a steady, objective eye and tells his story in the key of wise heartbreak rather than blind rage. It is not that the movie is apolitical or disengaged from the painful, public implications of Mr. Grant’s fate. But everything it has to say about class, masculinity and the tricky relations among different kinds of people in a proudly diverse and liberal metropolis is embedded in details of character and place.
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We were honored in Miami, Florida and Port Au Prince, Haiti last month for the Relief Missions that we have sent to Haiti since the earthquake and are currently up for an EMMY with “OUT. The Glenn Burke Story”, have already won several honors for it and expect more.
Special “Thanks” to all that have supported our efforts over the years! FREE tickets to Regina Belle w/ Special Guest Chris Walker, Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, 2011, 10:00 pm, Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland Ca 94607; Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet, Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2011, 10:00 pm, Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland Ca 94607; Brenda Wong Aoki and Mark Izu KABUKI JAZZ CABARET,Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:00 pm,Yoshi’s,1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco; The Velveteen Rabbit, Choreographed and directed by KT Nelson, Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street), San Francisco, CA The tickets will be awarded via our Twitter or website, so if you haven’t already, you should join us on:
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Regina Belle w/ special guest Chris Walker
510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607
Friday, October 28, 2011 and
Saturday,October 29, 2011 10:00 pm Regina Belle performing This Is Love. (C) 1989 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Chris Walker Performs on Sirius Radio “Everyday Woman”
It’s not without some measure of fear and trepidation that gospel music puts checks and balances on reverse crossover artists. After all, for every general-market hopeful with pure, Christ-honoring motives, there’s always a controversial artist—good-intentioned, but ultimately far from the integrity, character, and value system required to represent Jesus to the church and to the world.
Four-time GRAMMY®-winning R&B/Pop songstress Regina Belle is a different story. Even as the New Jersey native rode high in the urban charts throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s with such urban classics as “Baby Come to Me,” “Make It Like It Was” and “What Goes Around,” faith, churchgoing, and gospel music remained at the very core of her life in the spotlight.
Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet
510 Embarcadero W
Oakland Ca 94607
Friday, November 4, 2011 and
Saturday, November 5, 2011 10:00 pm
Five-time GRAMMY-nominated composer and pianist Omar Sosa returns to Yoshi’s Oakland with his regular rhythm section of Childo Tomas from Mozambique on electric bass, and Marque Gilmore, now from Stockholm, on drums and electronics, plus special guest saxophone and flute player from Cuba, Leandro Saint-Hill. Leandro was part of the groundbreaking recording sessions at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City in 2008 that resulted in two GRAMMY nominations for Omar’s genre-bending CD release, Across The Divide.
At Yoshi’s Oakland, Omar will be featuring new material from his current recording-in-progress, entitled Afri-Lectric. This CD project is loosely inspired by the music of Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue recording, and evolved from a commission Omar received from the Barcelona Jazz Festival to prepare a tribute to the famous CD on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
Brenda Wong Aoki/Mark Izu’s Kabuki Jazz Cabaret
“… Brenda Wong Aoki presents a new work, blending kyogen and noh with jazz by her no-less eclectic husband, Mark Izu.” —Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle Mark Izu and Brenda Wong Aoki are back for their annual Halloween Home Season! With all new stories and music.
YOSHI’S SAN FRANCISCO
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Kabuki Cabaret at the San Jose Jazz Festival. August 13, 2011
KABUKI JAZZ CABARET – Blending Noh and Kyogen dramatic performance, with thundering Taiko, under a cascade of contemporary koto steeped with jazz, veterans on the avante garde music and theater scene, writer/actor Brenda Wong Aoki, and her long time creative partner bassist/composer Mark Izu, a seminal force on the Asian-American jazz scene, bringing together the best of the best – Grammy nominated multi-percussionist Dr. Anthony Brown, natori koto master Shoko Hikage, Mas Koga 2010 Best Latin Jazz flutist, vocalist Moy Eng and Janet Koike with PJ Hirabayashi on Taiko. Program to include: The Soul of the Great Bell, a traditional Chinese legend of a mighty emperor and the ghost of a young girl imprisoned in a temple bell; and Travelings, musical musings on real hauntings in Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and the San Francisco Bay.
The work of Brenda Wong Aoki has been produced throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia and Austria. Her awards include three National Endowment Theater Fellowships. The Queen’s Garden (re-release 2008) and Tales of the Pacific Rim (1990) won INDIE awards for “Best Spoken Word.” Her book/CD Mermaid Meat and Other Japanese Ghost Stories was released in 2008. In 2009, she released Legend of Morning Glory, a kabuki love story and Taiko oratorio. Mark Izu, a third generation Japanese-American, has fused the traditional music of Asia with African-American improvisation. He plays acoustic bass as well as several traditional Asian instruments. Izu has gained international recognition for developing a new musical genre, Asian American Jazz, and his CD Threading Time received Critic’s Choice as one of the top 10 spiritual jazz releases of 2008. He was artistic director of the Asian American Jazz Festival in SF from 1990-2000. Artists: Brenda Wong Aoki , drama, vocals Mark Izu , bass, multi-reed Japanese and Chinese instruments Dr. Anthony Brown , percussion Shoko Hikage , Japanese zither Masaru Koga , Japanese end-blown flute, saxophone Janet Kolke , Japanese taiko drum, percussion P.J. Hirabayashi , Japanese taiko drums, percussion Moy Eng, vocals
***** 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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:
Opportunities to apply for grants to increase agency capacity
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 at agency (at) accfb.org or call us at 510-635-3663 ext. 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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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!
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 month who 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.
¿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 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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OTHER DVD and CD PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE ARE:
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GETTING MONEY FOR YOUR MOVIE ,
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HIP HOP AND THE SPREAD OF ISLAM,
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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:
October-November 2011 New Job Listings EXECUTIVE & MANAGEMENT POSITIONS
Leading talent & literary management company is looking for a mailroom supervisor. Must have knowledge of office machines and be technologically savvy. Knowledge of Avaya phone system a plus. You will set up headsets for employees, program phones, supervise shipping, maintain the Xerox & binding machines, order supplies, coordinate requests from assistants and assign runners. Please send your resume in pdf format to email@example.com
Seeking a Director of Business Development and Sales for Los Angeles office to head the acquisition of new business and grow existing client relationships and accounts. Super! Alright! is a creative agency/production company that produces commercials, Film + TV, and all types of new media for top-tier brands and clients. Candidates must have a proven track record in business development, both in initial outreach to prospective clients as well as negotiation and deal closure. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Please send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading independent Production Company, based in Los Angeles, is seeking a Manager of Development to join its innovative and growing Development department. Key qualities include solid writing ability, strong work ethic, and sharp intellect. Must have experience developing and formatting original program ideas and a sincere interest in non-scripted television. Shooting and editing skills preferable, but not required. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements to email@example.com
Established Below the Line Agency is expanding their Commercial/Music Video Department and is seeking to hire an experienced agent or someone with relevant experience. For consideration please email your resume as an attachment only to Andrew@lspagency.net
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.
CEO at prominent film school is in search of an experienced Executive Assistant. Looking for a computer proficient, educated positive person with a great attitude. Must take on any and all assignments with enthusiasm and dedication. This is a full-time, paid position. Please email resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
COO/CFO of a studio-affiliated production/finance company is looking for an executive assistant. Candidates must be highly organized and detail oriented with an ability to maintain high levels of accuracy while handling multiple tasks. Understanding of basic accounting concepts via education and/or experience is required. Duties include general office and mild accounting . Experience with MAS 200 Accounting Software a plus. Computer system literate – proficiency in the use of MS Word and Excel. Please e-mail resume and cover-letter to email@example.com
Boutique talent and literary management company seeks a full time, executive assistant for president of the company. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: heavy phones, making travel arrangements, scheduling, arranging auditions, script reading, coverage and correspondence. Prefer candidate with interest in graduating to full time manager as promotion is guaranteed for the right person (if becoming a manager is not your goal, this is not the job for you). Minimum of 1 year agency experience a must. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Vice-President of a studio-affiliated production/finance company is looking for an executive assistant. Candidates must be motivated self-starters, love to read, and able to manage a busy desk including heavy phones, travel, scheduling, have a keen understanding and passion for the motion picture business, as well as extensive knowledge of screenwriters, directors, agents, producers and actors. Please e-mail resume and cover-letter to email@example.com
Management 360 is seeking an assistant for one of our talent partners. Ideal candidates have an excellent educational background and a minimum of one year paid desk experience at a talent agency or management company. Must have excellent skills (rolling calls, travel, client schedules, attention to detail, etc.) and have a strong desire to be a talent manager. If you do not meet all these qualifications, please do not apply. Send resumes as an attached pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent television/film/digital production company seeks experienced executive assistant to Head of Sales and our Head of Business Affairs. The ideal candidate must have prior experience supporting senior level executives on the business side, including functional business areas such as Business Affairs, Sales, Finance, or Human Resources. Candidates must have 1-2 years of experience as executive assistant to a senior executive(s) at agency/studio/network. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please send resumes to email@example.com and write “Sales and Business Affairs Executive Assistant” in the subject line.
Telepictures Productions Inc. is seeking an Executive Assistant IV to provide administrative support to the President of the division. As part of executive offices, it is a very fast-paced production environment acting as liaison with Telepictures Productions executives to ascertain current status of various projects and on all division activities. Extensive executive assistant experience and Macintosh, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook required. Please submit your resume as an attachment and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
International Creative Management, Inc, a major talent and literary agency, is seeking an exceptional, highly motivated and detailed orientated Exec Assistant to support senior level exec and corp team. Must be able to work well in a fast paced deadline driven environment. Great opportunity to experience the exec side of the entertainment world. Competitive entry level salary and full benefits package. Send resumes to email@example.com
Seeking Production Coordinator for Executive at a prominent film studio. Knowledge of the development and physical production process preferred. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are integral, as are brains and personality. Ambitious attitude and the ability to play well with others are key to fitting in this environment. Duties include rolling calls, scheduling, expenses, booking travel, Mac, Excel, Word, Outlook, and Quicktime Pro proficient and working with the team in various aspects of the production process. This is a full-time, paid position. Submit resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
G3/ GRAMMNET, a POD at Lionsgate TV is looking for a full-time assistant. Duties will include all general assistant work (answering the phone, scheduling, handling travel, script coverage and research for potential projects). We are looking for someone with desk experience, who is extremely organized, thick-skinned and excited about the job. Please send all resumes to email@example.com
Executive Producer on network, reality show is looking for a new office assistant. Looking for an organized, tech-savvy, and eager person willing to travel on short notice. Typical office administrative duties and editing abilities on Final Cut Pro is a plus. Must have a love for reality TV and knowledge of the space. Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Talent management / Production Company seeking experienced Assistant for its CEO. Candidate must be able to work extremely well in a fast paced environment and be able to handle a busy desk. At least one year of development, talent agency or management experience preferred. There is potential for growth. Please send resumes to EntertainmentPosition00@yahoo.com
Leading entertainment advertising company seeks a Post Production Coordinator. University degree and 2+ years experience. Mac, Excel, Word, Outlook, SnapZ and Quicktime Pro proficient. Knowledge of the post production process, tape formats, budgets, storyboards, research and finishing required. Team player with exceptional people skills to deal with demanding clients. Must be able to work very long hours under pressure. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to: email@example.com
Newly launched feature film production company is looking to hire a Development Assistant / Story Editor. Responsibilities range from heavy phones and scheduling to script analysis and notes, and generation of information regarding talent and new material. Candidate must be mature, ambitious and have impeccable communication and organizational skills. Excellent opportunity for growth. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Film Producer seeks Assistant. Producer requires somebody with celebrity asst experience. Position is very fast paced. Must be able to stay organized under high pressure and deadline oriented environment. Must be very detail oriented, have thick skin, and good communication skills. Duties include heavy travel, manage busy schedule, roll calls, and script coverage. Must have reliable car, good attitude, and Mac / PC savvy. Send resume/CV to email@example.com.
FlynnPictureCo. is looking to hire an assistant to the company’s primary exec. This will require general assistant responsibilities, as well as performing story editor duties (i.e. reading, coverage, tracking material, etc.). Rock star, get-it-done, thick skinned attitude is a must. It’s a small, but very busy company. One year minimum agency/management experience required. Please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Rights Capital is seeking an ambitious and hardworking assistant to support the Corporate Development and Finance departments. This is a demanding position at a fast-paced film and television studio with an Executive Trainee Program and growth opportunities for the right candidate. Must be detail-oriented and comfortable managing phones, scheduling, and working with Excel and PowerPoint. Ideal candidate will have a strong interest in learning the business side of the industry. Bachelors degree required. Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The Executive Producers of a reality TV Production company are looking for a very qualified assistant/coordinator. Candidates must have a four-year degree from a major college or university and prior experience as an assistant. The position offers strong growth potential for someone seeking an Executive/Producing path in media production, and provides the opportunity to travel. Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full Time Paid Position.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS
Looking for Personal Assistant to high profile individual. Previous experience and degree preferred. World-wide travel. Candidate will be creative, resourceful, positive, a go-getter, find no job too big or too small. Must have good communication skills, be able to complete projects in a timely manner. This position is for a personal assistant. Duties include errands such as organizing, shopping, packing for trips, mailing packages etc. Room for promotion. References required . Send resumes to: email@example.com
Actor seeks personal assistant. Duties include driving (including weekends), personal/work scheduling, handling errands, general multi-tasking and personal assistant duties. Must have clean driving record and insurance. Previous personal assistant experience is required. Please email resume and cover letter to Norma@freemarkcpa.com
Career Assistant need for Successful Film Producer. Discretion is key as you will be dealing with High Profile Individuals on a daily basis. Familiarity with the Entertainment Industry is preferred. Someone who can take initiative and think on their feet, always one step ahead. Experience running busy desk or assisting Entertainment Professional required. 20% Personal Errands including coordinating with his wife. Salary DOE: $50,000. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Entertainment PR Firm seeks assistant with prior work experience. Must be extremely organized, self-motivator, prolific writing skills, and outgoing. Must have paid experience in PR or as an assistant. Responsibilities will include assisting the partners of boutique Film PR agency with film festivals, premieres, press junkets and more. Heavy computer and internet work. Room for advancement within in company. Please send salary requirements with resume to email@example.com
PR 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. Credit-only interns who have an active interest in all forms of public relations and marketing, specifically social media and website design/management. Applicants must be a dedicated, reliable, articulate, and personable. Must be able to commit to at least 10-15 hours per week. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entertainment marketing company seeks energetic, ambitious, self starter to join our team and learn the business. Fast paced creative environment. Responsibilities include project management, event production, research and administrative support. Successful candidate must be detail oriented, have strong communication skills, able to multitask and interface with clients and talent. Superior organizational skills, Microsoft Office, Photoshop preferred. West Hollywood location. Email resume and cover letter email@example.com
Nancy Seltzer & Associates entertainment public relations agency in Los Angeles seeks an intern. This person’s duties include, but are not limited to: scheduling, answering phones, working on various projects, updating lists, organization, client interface, helping with events and red carpets. Excellent verbal and writing skills are a must. Must be, organized, able to multi-task and be computer literate. Internship is unpaid, though there is room to advance in the company. Please contact via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior publicist at top firm seeking experienced assistant to manage busy desk with a-list client roster. Duties include handling both publicist and client schedules, rolling calls, covering clients as appropriate, multi-tasking, etc. Must be a self starter who is forward thinking and extremely detail oriented. Experience required. Email resume to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PR firm based in Hollywood seeking motivated assistant with prior industry experience to work with A-list clients and red carpet events. Candidates should be extremely detail-oriented, outgoing, organized, and creative with strong communication skills. Also important, a knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Cision Point is a plus. We are looking for someone with a passion for public relations that wants pursue their PR career to the fullest. Place resume and cover letter in body of email as well as attach and send to PRassistantPosition@gmail.com
B|W|R Public Relations is seeking a highly motivated assistant for its Corporate/Lifestyle division. We are looking for an individual with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communication or a related field, to work with the Corporate/Lifestyle Managing Director and staff on a wide range of clients. Responsibilities include creating media lists, assembling press kits and clips, assisting staff with special events, media outreach, and administrative duties. Submit resumes to email@example.com
Entertainment Public Relations Firm, with A-Level clients, seeks an executive assistant to work for senior publicist. Minimum one year of experience in personal publicity required but will consider agency or management. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-pace environment. Medical/Dental benefits. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC INDUSTRY (ALL POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
TECH/NEW MEDIA/WEB 2.0 POSITIONS
Job opening for a Social Media Manager at a small TV production company. Manage website, blog, and social media accounts. Mostly in-office but could have some telecommute hours as well. We have two on-air television shows and more projects in the development stage. Great opportunity to grow with the company and get plenty of experience. Must take direction well, be tech-savvy and have excellent writing skills. Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: email@example.com
Online & digital animation/casual game company is looking for an executive assistant to work with the CEO in it’s Beverly Hills offices. Must have prior desk experience. Candidates must be extremely organized, have excellent communication skills and be proficient with both pc and mac with seasoned Microsoft Outlook, Powerpoint and Excel abilities. Not afraid of working hard and must have hands-on/proactive approach. This is an, exciting and friendly company to work for. Email all cover letters, resumes and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org and re: Exec. Asst. Position in subject line
Looking for a photographer/graphic designer to help assist with photos for a celebrity business’s website. Applicants should have experience in high-resolution photography and knowledge of digital photography software. Attention to detail is a must and duties will include: taking & editing photos/updating website with new photos of product and being able to work 1-2 days out of the week. This is an hourly paid job and the candidate must own his or her own camera and equipment. Please submit resume and type/brand of camera to email@example.com
CEO of a fashion based digital media company in need of detail-oriented, extremely organized and enthusiastic assistant. Will be responsible for heavy calendar management, booking travel, running errands, and maintaining general organization. No task is too big or too small. Must have a Bachelors degree or higher and be Mac proficient. An interest in fashion and/or digital media is a plus. Please send resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
A-list management and production company in Beverly Hills seeks an ambitious intern interested in the digital side of the music business. Applicants must have a love for social media and experience with Photoshop is preferred. This internship is a great opportunity to gain work experience in digital marketing and the music management area of the entertainment field. This is an unpaid internship, so students must be enrolled in an accredited college’s undergraduate or graduate degree program and must receive school credit to be eligible. E-mail cover letters and resumes to Kristi@thecollective-la.com.
Marketing/Social Media Administrator needed for a well-known, high-end jewelry retailer in Beverly Hills. Duties include: managing the firm’s Facebook; managing Website content and updates; working with stylists; advertising oversight and some office assistance. Applicants must be fluent in social media marketing. Salary: $35,000-$45,000 depending on experience. Please apply to: email@example.com
Constellation, an online movie theater channel, launching in November, is seeking dedicated fall interns to assist in areas including film research, PR/marketing, and social media. Interns will be exposed to a dynamic startup environment and will learn about the changing landscape of film distribution on the front lines. We are seeking students who are well-organized, personable, ambitious, have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and proficiency in social media platforms. Ideal candidate would be available 3 days per week for a minimum of 3 months. Please send resume /cover letter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a graphic designer/digital artist who is looking to gain experience. An interest in Entertainment/PR is preferable, but not required. Candidate should possess all or most of the following skills: Photo editing/manipulation, layout design, video editing, flash animation (this is one of the main qualities we are looking for), web design, drawing. Required Materials: Must have their own laptop , be able to commit to 15-20 hours a week and some weekends. This is a non-paid internship. Please send a resume to email@example.com and/or a link to your online profile.
CASTING (ALL POSITIONS INCLUDING INTERNSHIPS)
NON-LA POSITIONS (All Locations/All Positions)
Busy NY PR Department at cable network seeks a temp assistant who will complete 200+ Emmy entries, collect support materials and book nominee travel and accommodations for various high profile award ceremonies. Candidate should be computer literate, detail oriented with strong communication skills and professional email etiquette. Two years entertainment experience is mandatory. Responsibilities include heavy data entry, airfare, car and hotel bookings. Email resume and cover letter to: Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
NY based film production company seeking Production Finance / Physical Production Coordinator. Should be self-motivated, with strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication with ability to work extended hours during peak periods. Necessary Experience: Coding, logging and processing check requests, wires and invoices. 1-2 years feature film/ TV accounting experience. 1-2 years assisting an executive. Bachelor’s Degree and proficient in Excel. Please E-Mail resumes to email@example.com
New York based film production company is seeking a seasoned assistant for a top level executive. Candidates should have a keen interest in the entertainment business, an awareness of the key players and companies, and the requisite skill set of an experienced assistant. The position is demanding and requires long hours and occasional travel. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Constellation, an online movie theater channel with offices in NYC, launching in November, is seeking dedicated fall interns to assist in areas including film research, PR/marketing, and social media. Interns will be exposed to a dynamic startup 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: email@example.com
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, a creative advertising firm located in San Francisco, is looking for an executive assistant for the principal partner. GS&P produces some of the most awarded and watched commercials in the world. The ideal candidate would be personable, have industry experience as an assistant, be savvy to culture, restaurants and event organization and have overall good instincts. Requires traditional executive assistant duties such as answering phones, setting up meetings, organizing events, expense reports and other general office duties. The salary for the position is between $60,000 to $70,000 depending on experience. Email resume to Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acquisitions and Marketing Assistant: Screen Media Films, an independent film distribution company in New York, seeks a Marketing and Acquisitions Assistant. Prior marketing and assistant/office experience preferred. Responsibilities include scheduling, screening and tracking submissions, online research, assist in marketing campaigns for theatrical releases, including familiarity with booking ads, viral marketing, social media and general office management. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office (InDesign and Photoshop a plus). Email cover letters and resumes to email@example.com
GENERAL OFFICE POSITIONS-RECEPTIONIST/ PA /BOOKEEPING/ RUNNER
Part-Time bookkeeper needed for boutique Talent Management and Development Company. Must have prior industry experience. Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Possibility for full time position. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNSHIPS (Film & Television)
Award winning agency and production company is seeking 2 interns to work with an award-winning costume designer and stylist on a television promo shoot. This is a great opportunity. Candidate must be professional, motivated, flexible. Basic experience in fashion world a plus. Non-paid internship starts immediately and will continue on to October, 22 2011. Please send brief email why you would be perfect and your resume in the body of an email to email@example.com
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. Latest projects include the Emmy-nominated, The Kennedys and Pillars of the Earth. Position is unpaid. It’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Worldwide film production, finance and sales company based in West Hollywood seeks interns interested in learning about global theatrical marketplace. Focus is on presales, financing, and festivals. Part-time and full-time welcome. Business school students encouraged to apply. Should be Mac capable and have excellent office skills including Microsoft Office. Must be receiving credit. Send resume to email@example.com.
Leeding Media is a top-tier US-CHINA co-production company currently seeking self-motivated interns with a strong passion for the Asian Film Industry to start immediately at our Santa Monica office. Duties include, but are not limited to: script coverage, research, running errands, copying, filing and phones. No pay, but college credits are provided. Interested applications should email their resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fluent Entertainment, a Beverly Hills based international film production/financing Company aligned with a major studio, has a part-time internship position available (1-3 days/week). Ideal candidate should be interested in the international film marketplace, researching, culling and learning individual territory trends, talent, information and data. Must be computer and excel literate and language skills would be helpful. Please forward cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Frederic Golchan Productions, associated with Radar Pictures, is searching for a development/office intern. This is a great hands on experience as you will be working directly with Mr. Golchan. You will work on specific projects as well as coverage, rolling calls, scheduling, etc. College credit is available. Lunch/parking is paid/reimbursed. Must commit 2-3 days a week. Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Frederic Golchan Productions, associated with Radar Pictures, is searching for a Mandarin Chinese speaking development/office intern. You will work on specific projects, as well as coverage, rolling calls, scheduling, etc. You will work directly with Mr. Golchan. Specific projects are compensated and college credit is available. Lunch/parking is paid/reimbursed. Must commit 2-3 days a week. Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Boutique law firm, which offers comprehensive legal services. Excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the legal ins-and-outs of the entertainment industry or business transactions. In search of bright, enthusiastic, reliable law or college students, who are eager to learn and are interested in pursuing a career in entertainment law. Good organization skills, attention to detail, high computer proficiency. Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
A busy independent production company seeks an in house Creative Development Intern to assist with our day to day development and operational needs. Applicants must have transportation to and from West Hollywood. We provide great references upon successful completion. We are seeking thick-skinned interns who can multi-task and take initiative in chaotic situations! Send resumes to email@example.com
Point Grey Pictures, which released its first film this fall to critical acclaim, is seeking one intern in a fast-paced and open working environment. Position is unpaid but with several projects in development, our intern will be involved with every aspect. Duties include administrative tasks, covering scripts and assisting executives. Applicants best suited will have a strong work ethic, knowledge of film & tv, proficiency with Word & Excel and most importantly, a positive attitude. Prior experience is not necessary, though liking dogs and having your own transportation is. Submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Talent management company is looking for a new intern. The company manages actors, writers and directors in film and television and develops features and TV series. Opportunity for advancement for somebody interested in representation. Must have college degree or be currently enrolled. E-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Talent Agency Film/TV, Literary, Print, Voice Over & Commercial Divisions seek College Interns for School Credit. Ideal for Communications/Marketing/Film/Business & Television majors. Will work closely with Agency reps, resume must be text only and inside email, not attachment. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org and title your email Film/Tv/Commercials Agency Intern (your name)(your city)(your phones).
Boutique Agency looking for interns who have interned in an agency or management company before. Must know phones, computers, have knowledge of the industry and be great with people skills. Please send your resumes to email@example.com
Office of a Feature Director seeking intern while in prep for Major Fox Picture. To start immediately – Mid November possibly longer (TBD) Must have own car (will reimburse mileage) and personal laptop. Offices are on The Lot in West Hollywood. Please contact Luke: firstname.lastname@example.org
Occupant Entertainment is looking for readers. The internship consists of heavy script coverage and research. This isn’t a “busy work” internship and doesn’t require office hours. Occupant is a small company and has numerous film, television, and web projects in active development. This position is unpaid. College credit is available. Send resumes to email@example.com
Black Sheep, a radio show on Global Voice Broadcasting, is looking for an intern/producer. Responsibilities will include brainstorming topics, booking guests, partial management of social media, and audience engagement/measurement. This person will also be expected to be on-site live in studio with co-hosts every Tuesday night from 8:00pm-10:30pm (show is live 9pm-10pm). Please email BlackSheepGVB@gmail.com with resume and short cover letter.
The Montecito Picture Company is looking for enthusiastic development interns. Candidates should be hard working, familiar with script coverage, and excited to learn about the industry in a fun, fast-paced environment. Internship is unpaid, and college credit is required. Interested applicants should email their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bi-coastal production company is seeking an intern for their office in Santa Monica. Interns’ responsibilities including helping the assistant with scanning many film documents, reading scripts, writing coverage and assisting with current productions and development, as well as standard office duties. This is an unpaid internship that requires a commitment of 1-2 days per week. If interested, please email a cover letter, resume and coverage samples if you have any to email@example.com
Fuse Entertainment seeks motivated interns for the months of October-December 2011. Candidates should possess strong writing skills and a great work ethic. You will be encouraged to ask questions and contribute creatively. Script coverage and social media skills are appreciated. Unpaid. Must be for school credit. Minimum commitment of two days a week. Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
A busy and growing talent management company in West Los Angeles, seeks a friendly, outgoing and upbeat intern interested in any aspect of the entertainment industry. Hours and time commitment are flexible. We will work around school/work schedules as this is unpaid. A great learning experience for anyone new to LA/the entertainment industry. Room for growth available for the right person. College credit can be offered if needed. Duties will vary. Please send resumes to email@example.com
Inferno Entertainment is looking for production interns to start immediately. Applicants must have excellent phone etiquette with prior phone and office experience, please do not apply without prior phone and assistant experience. Interns will also be responsible for reading scripts and writing coverage and will talk with development executives about their opinions. Ideally, interns would be available 2 or 3 days a week. Apply with resume and cover letter to InfernoInterns@gmail.com
Talent management company is looking for a new intern to start ASAP. The company manages actors, writers, and directors in film and television and develops features and TV series. Candidate must be organized with excellent computer and phone skills and have the ability to juggle various duties in a fast-paced environment. Opportunity for advancement exists for someone with drive and interest in representation. Must have college degree or be currently enrolled. E-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Radar Pictures, a major production company, is looking for enthusiastic, hard working interns to start immediately. Responsibilities include answering phones as needed, script reading/coverage, research, assisting executives and assistants, errands, and/or general office needs. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. We are looking for interns who can commit to 2 or more days/week in our Westwood office. Please email resumes to email@example.com
Major entertainment company seeks enthusiastic, hardworking undergraduate or law school student with an interest in film production/development. Previous experience in the entertainment industry and/or classes in entertainment and transactional law a plus. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Duties include conducting general research and assisting with the daily operations of the business and legal affairs department. Please email cover letters and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feature film production company is seeking development interns to start mid-October. Candidates must have strong literary skills and be willing to work 2 full days per week. Aspiring writers are ideal. Excellent opportunity to learn in a fast-paced demanding environment. Email resumes to email@example.com
Verve Talent & Literary Agency based in Los Angeles is seeking hard working, motivated interns for the fall to start in early September. Duties will include research, coverage, phone and database work and general office/clerical duties. Candidates should be resourceful, able to multitask and excited to learn about the industry in a fast-paced and demanding environment. This internship provides the opportunity for real hands-on involvement and a fantastic learning experience. Internship is unpaid, but college credit is available if needed. Please email resume and cover letter to: VerveLAIntern@gmail.com
Underground Films, a well-established production/management company, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hollywood based Advertising Agency/Production Company looking for a hard working and dependable intern available at least 2-3 days a week. No pay but chance to advance and fun, educational working environment. Must be interested in film and television production as well as creative. Extra work days will be PAID. Great research and computer skills a plus. Please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A management & production company in Beverly Hills seeks a diligent and ambitious interns who have a strong interest in different departments of: comedy, acquisitions and distribution. Tasks: answering phones, managing schedules, working with clients, and going on runs. This internship 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 so those interested must be able to receive school credit from their respective institution. E-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Weed Road Pictures seeks interns for immediate placement. Headed by an Oscar-winning writer/director/producer, we are a feature film production company with a first-look deal at Warner Bros. The internship offers students a tremendous opportunity to learn about the film industry. It involves reading, research, errands, script coverage and typical intern duties. You must receive college credit. Minimum 2 days/week. Reliable transportation required. Please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
A busy West Hollywood based film financier and production company requires a part time intern immediately. Duties include office work and script coverage. Candidates should be enthusiastic, computer literate and detail-oriented. This is a great opportunity to learn and see how independent films are financed. Position is unpaid, candidates must have script coverage experience. Please email cover letters, availability and resumes to: Receptionusa@futurefilmgroup.com
Busy Beverly Hills Entertainment Law Firm focusing on motion picture development, production, and distribution seeks Intern. Firm has served as production counsel for Black Swan, The Twilight Saga and Thank You for Smoking. Applicants must be highly motivated, self starters. Interns work closely with Attorneys and support our Film Sales Division and Producer Rep with film and script coverage. Unpaid internship. Undergraduates only. Email resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Sierra/Affinity, a foreign sales, independent finance and production company is looking for hard working interns to start immediately. Responsibilities include film festival prep, answering phones as needed, script reading/coverage, research, assisting executives and assistants, errands, and/or general office needs. We are looking for someone to commit to 2 or more days/week in our Beverly Hills office. We offer school credit to students enrolled in a recognized academic institution. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.