“Artscape Icons One” Gallery Exhibition by Imagemaker Tommy Ewasko

Date: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 5PM to Midnight
Venue: The Wine Cave, 2427 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose CA 91020, 1.818.541.6690

This Friday evening, and by private appointments thereafter, The Wine Cave will proudly host receptions honoring local photographic visionary Tommy Ewasko. On display and available to collectors on a first-come, first-served basis are numerous Art and Gallery Prints from the 25-year Getty Images master imagemaker’s exclusive Artscape Icons collection. Join in for wonderful wine tasting experiences, while getting to know one of America’s great imagemakers and his one-of-a-kind works.

*A portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit Glendale Arts. For more information, please visit http://www.GlendaleArts.org.



12.12.12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

Around here, we are already super-excited about Dec. 12, 2012, for many reasons. First, it is my son Riley’s ninth birthday — but also, it’s the date that The Concert For Sandy Relief will be broadcast to over one billion people worldwide. The concert event will air on 34 US networks and television feeds worldwide, in addition to streaming online and on the radio via this link: www.121212concert.org/watch

Scheduled to perform are Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney with more top artists to be announced. Co-presented by Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company, 12.12.12 promises the biggest artists in music coming together to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Proceeds benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Thanks to the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors, and Robin Hood’s board of directors, every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy. For further information, please visit www.121212concert.org.



The Children’s Playhouse shines on

The Children’s Playhouse was launched ten years ago by a group of local citizens in Boone, North Carolina, who wanted an enriching play environment for children from birth to age eight that at the same time offered parents and caregivers friendly support in the important job of raising children. Ann Kiefert, Kathy Parham, Cathy Riggs, Heidi Campbell and my wife Beth Darnell were all members of the founding board. Under Kathy’s leadership, The Playhouse has not only become a widely renowned creative play space for families, it has also become a very powerful force for community goodness.

This past weekend, The Playhouse held its fourth annual Great Friend to Families Awards reception. Launched by Kathy and her forward-looking board members in 2009, this event has honored dozens of Hometown Heroes for their sustained contributions to the well-being of young children and families in our area. Proceeds from this annual event help support The Playhouse and ensure the facility remains accessible to families who might not otherwise be able to use its services. Read more



Successful kickstart for MIND ZONE

Last November, I received a request from my friend Christopher Cowen, who is VP of original programming for Herzog & Company, asking me to consider taking-part in a Kickstarter for his latest documentary film project. He wrote:

“The film is called MIND ZONE: THERAPISTS BEHIND THE FRONT LINES and it’s the story of the U.S. Army Combat Stress Control Units that are going behind enemy lines and trying to help soldiers deal with life in a forward position, and the horrors of war which they attempt to cope with on a daily basis. Some supporters believe these therapists might help ebb the effects of PTSD, and some critics believe we are weakening soldiers’ fortitude and putting them even more in harm’s way.”

As you can see if you look here, the film was able to meet its fundraising objectives through Kickstarter. Congratulations to Christopher, producer, director and clinical psychologist Jan Haaken, and everyone involved, and “break a leg” in moving forward on this important project you can also check out at www.mindzonemovie.com.



Case Study: POPcast

Last updated on Apr. 15, 2001: POPcast Claims Streaming Media Market Space, Earns Partners and Investors, Expands Into Europe

“Public Relations Campaign Designed and Executed by Roger Darnell Supports 15 Months of Successful Growth ”

POPcast Communications Corp., a streaming-media production services company, and a systems developer specializing in enterprise and consumer videomail solutions.

Executive Summary
While represented by DWA as PR agency of record, POPcast Communications landed new CEO, expanded into Europe and across the U.S., closed $11-million round “A” with Telesystem Ltd. and Intel Capital, forged alliances with Intel, Microsoft, British Telecom, JVC, Cisco and others and presented at leading U.S. and international events. Total coverage generated exceeded 60-million impressions. Read more


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