Tokenism in Entertainment Management

The 2% Female Producers: Tokenism in Entertainment Management

The #MeToo movement and revelations of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry have lit a light to the continuing problems associated with sex, but women still live under too many delusions of a post-gender-bias and therefore post-feminist world. Women who complain that they are sidelined because of their gender are dismissed as emotional...


From Saddle Maker to Boot Maker

​Trajan Vieira grew up on a family spread in central California where as a teenager, he explained, “We used to make our own saddles.  Horseback riding was a big part of my life and I actually won a rodeo scholarship to attend West Hills College, where I majored in animal science. “After college Trajan liked to travel riding in rodeos, taking jobs making saddles and other ranch related work. It was in Cody, Wyoming,  where he met his wife and where he first realized that he wanted to be a bootmaker. He was not interested in high production, but in very detailed work. To learn the intricacies,  he traveled to Texas where he took an intensive three week curriculum given by Carl Chappell, a third-generation boot maker. 


Jill Harth: Professional Makeup Artist

She comes to the studio armed with a small arsenal of supplies with which she will work her magic to make my subject look and feel beautiful. She does this all the time and when she leaves, the images that follow her bear the imprint of a professional. Her “magic” is often so subtle that you have to look hard to see what she has done. Yet, that’s the whole idea of her art. She enhances her subjects so that the enhancements themselves seem to fit like parts of a jigsaw puzzle that bring the whole image together. They form the basic parts of my images of beauty. 


What We Can Learn from Trees

No, it’s not a joke.  Trees have much to teach us, or at least underscore, about living together.  They have been doing it for many millions of years, and we are only now beginning to understand their remarkable social life.


Top-flight Cast Takes on the American Classic, ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’

Old Vic Production hits Beverly Hills with award-winning cast including Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville under the direction of 5-time Olivier winner Richard Eyre.


A Good Photography Blog

Why do people read blogs? One reason is to find out what’s happening in a particular field or with a certain person of interest. Another is to learn something! Since I am a teacher of photography, I always post articles about technique, particular solutions to lighting problems or instruction on the basics. There is always something to learn here.


What does Step-it-Up Camp Mean to me?

 

“It’s a fun program!” - Angel Flores

 

 “Step-it-Up joins the community together!” - Cassie Palomura

“Step-...


Coming to America | Her Journey is a Story with Heart

Monir Zandghoreishi has long been a highly respected designer in the Pacific Northwest, but her story begins thousands of miles from here in Iran. Monir Zandghoreishi knows what it is to Come to America. Her life in America began with hope and struggle, and now today, she is taking all of the success she has earned and is pouring it back into her teaching and mentoring.  Her journey is a story with heart.