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WonderCon Features the Best of Comics and Hollywood

WonderCon, Northern California’s largest comic book and popular arts convention today announced additional special guests for the February 22-24, 2008 convention to be held in San Francisco.

“It’s a pretty spectacular line-up,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the non profit event, “Hollywood is very familiar with our sister show Comic-Con in San Diego, and they know we have a long history of being able to deliver audiences for their presentations. Besides having the very best in comics guests and programming, Hollywood has really taken notice and made WonderCon a must attend event.”

With comics guests such as Sergio Aragonés, Kurt Busiek, Mike Choi, Becky Cloonan, Darwyn Cooke, Terry Dodson, Mark Evanier, Jim Lee, Steve Leialoha, David Mack, Terry Moore, Noel Neill, Tim Sale, J. Michael Straczynski, Ben Templesmith, Bruce Timm, Herb Trimpe, Bill Willingham, and Brian Wood, WonderCon features some of the biggest names and most popular creators in the comic book world.

Hollywood is set to make a big splash as they bring several high profile films and television series to WonderCon with sneak peeks and special guests. Scheduled to appear are stars Kristen Bell and Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall); Brendan Fraser (Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D); Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway (Get Smart); Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man; Andrew Stanton, director of WALL*E; and Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz along with stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny of the new X-Files movie. Anderson and Duchovny are making their first-ever joint convention appearance at WonderCon. From television, stars Ashley Scott and Lennie James (CBS’ Jericho) and Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau (Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) come to WonderCon to talk about their respective hit series.

Add to that the exclusive world premiere screening of the animated Justice League: The New Frontier, and the first screening of the American DVD version of Appleseed: Ex Machina, and it’s no surprise that WonderCon is one of the most eagerly anticipated shows on the comic convention circuit.

WonderCon will be held Friday though Sunday, February 22 -24 2008 as Moscone Center South, 747 Howard Street, in downtown San Francisco. For additional information please visit www.comic-con.org and click the WonderCon icon.

WonderCon is operated by Comic-Con International, a non profit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

Film Schools July 30, 2008--The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented $759,865 in financial grants to film schools and non-profit organizations at its annual Installation Luncheon honoring the organization s 2008-2009 slate of officers today at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Celebrities attending the event to announce grants included Aaron Eckhart, Jon Hamm and John C. Reilly. Acceptance remarks on behalf of the grants were made by Chris Ludacris Bridges (Film Independent, Inc.), Rosario Dawson (IFP), Dana Delany (UCLA), Dakota Fanning (California State Summer School Arts Foundation), Chris Messina (Sundance Institute), Elizabeth Pena (National Association of Latino Independent Producers), and Rosie Perez (Inner-City Arts).

Re-elected President Jorge Camara introduced the re-elected officers Serge Rakhlin, executive secretary; and Meher Tatna, treasurer. The new Board of Directors is comprised of Mahfouz Doss (re-elected Chairman), Erkki Kanto, Lilly Lui, Paz Mata, Frances Schoenberger, and Armando Gallo (alternate).

Despite last January s cancellation of the Annual Golden Globe Awards due to the Writers Guild strike that curtailed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association s income, we re delighted to honor our ongoing commitment to support entertainment industry-related film school and non-profit organizations, said Jorge Camara, HFPA President. Over the past several years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Foundation has presented more than $7.5 million in financial grants to dozens of film schools and non-profit organizations.

Hollywood Foreign Press 2008-2009 Grants

Higher Education Grants HFPA Fellowship
Institutional Support

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American Film Institute
$30,000 - HFPA Fellowships for six students.

California Institute of the Arts
$60,000 - HFPA Fellowships for to up to 8 Film/Video students

California State University, Long Beach; Dept. of Film and Electronic Arts
$35,000 - HFPA Fellowships $1,000 or more to at least 30 students

California State University, Northridge; Dept. of Cinema and Television Arts
$66,000 - HFPA Fellowships for 10 students and $6,000 for 2009 the student showcase

Columbia University School of the Arts
$50,000 - HFPA Fellowships for 6 international MFA candidates

New York University; Tisch School of the Arts
$20,000 - HFPA Fellowships for third-year students to complete their thesis films

North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation
$20,000 - HFPA Fellowships for 10 to 20 undergraduate students

University of California, Los Angeles; School of theatre Film and Television
$65,000 - HFPA Fellowships for directing students and support as the Presenting Sponsor at the 2009 Festival of New Creative Work

Professional Training and Mentoring

Film Independent, Inc.
$30,000 to support Project:Involve: a mentoring, training, job placement and screening program for local underrepresented filmmakers

Independent Feature Project
$10,000 to support the post-production needs and mentoring of independent filmmakers at the end stages of production

National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Inc.
$20,000 for professional filmmaker mentors at the Latino Producers Academy workshop for emerging Latino/a filmmakers.

Sundance Institute
$100,000 for personnel, equipment and supplies, marketing, and production for the Writer and Director Institutes

Streetlights Production Assistant Program, Inc.
$5,000 for books and supplies needed for job training, placement and career advancement for underrepresented populations in Los Angeles

Pre-Professional Training and Education

California State Summer School Arts Foundation
$20,000 to provide 13 full scholarships for Los Angeles inner city students to attend the 2009 summer session of InnerSpark

The Ghetto Film School, Inc.
$20,000 to support the Fellows program and costs of the Annual Public Screening of the student films

Inner-City Arts
$25,000 for animation equipment and workshops, and for support of the animation marathon for middle and high school inner city students

Inner-City Filmmakers
$20,000 to support the Arts Education and Jobs/Career Development Programs for inner city youth

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation
$18,865 to support the TV/Film Teaching Artists who provide instruction in screenwriting and History of TV and Film classes

Preserve the Culture and History of Motion Pictures
Los Angeles Conservancy
$30,000 to support the screenings of old movies in classic movie houses in Los Angeles through the Last Remaining Seats program

Museum of African American Cinema, Inc.
$10,000 to preserve, curate, catalogue and transfer from film to digital format rare and culturally historic productions relating to the African American experience

$25,000 to build awareness through printed materials and conferences and create new tools to teach filmmakers about archiving and preservation through the Outfest Legacy Project

Promote Cultural Exchange Through Film

FilmAid International
$50,000 to continue developing the Kakuma Peace and Reconciliation Film Series and Participatory Video Program and to begin new programs in the Dadaab Refuge Camp

Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles, LACLA
$10,000 towards producing an annual screening series of monthly screenings of short films and videos from Latin American and US Latino filmmakers in downtown Los Angeles

Special Projects

Ensemble Studio Theatre The LA Project
$10,000 to fund play development programs and premiere productions

Lollipop Theatre Network
$10,000 to provide children in Southern California hospitals with life threatening illnesses and their families screenings of current release films and visits by actors

TOTAL: $759,865


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Multi-Million Dollar Remodeling and New Construction Underway

Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Gower Studios, originally founded by movie mogul Harry Cohn, as Columbia Pictures in 1921, is undergoing an ambitious multi-million dollar major facelift, remodeling and new construction under the leadership of its CEO, Emmy award-winning producer Robert Papazian.

The 16 acre lot is Hollywood’s largest independent studio, dubbed the “home of the independent” film and television production companies, employing almost 3,000 creative, crafts and production people during the busy film and TV seasons of the year.

Among the many improvements is the modernization of its 12 fully equipped soundstages, with newly redecorated adjacent dressing rooms, 300,000 square feet of modernized executive and back-offices, also providing facilities for many Network TV series and being the location of choice for Ad agencies, producing commercials and music videos.

On-lot parking has been expanded to accommodate 1500 cars and a new 96,000 square feet, six story state-of-the-art building is under construction to house Technicolor’s post-production facilities, scheduled for completion this year.

The studio has also created and installed a huge cyclorama: a seventy-five by forty-two, by twenty foot high pre-lit optical cyc – permanently on the sound stage, to be used by production companies taping, shooting film, for features, commercials and music videos. For their convenience, a “green room” with large windows and a view of the proceedings is also being constructed. Future plans include having state-of-the-art back-lit chroma key blue and green screens on tracks with blue screen and adjacent green room, making it the foremost independent studio, containing complete resources for the production companies to utilize.

The Sunset Gower Studios lot, the home of such classics as Frank Capra’s “It Happened One Night,” “Funny Girl” and “The Caine Mutiny,” has continued to produce top new films such as Garry Marshall’s “Georgia Rule” (Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan), “The Good Shepherd” (Robert DeNiro) and “The Good German” (George Clooney). The NBC-TV hit series, "Heroes" and Showtime Network’s series,“Dexter” also occupy several sound stages as have “Deal or No Deal,” “Comics Unleashed,” “Six Feet Under,” “JAG,” “Married With Children,” “Soap,” and “I Dream of Jeannie.”

The rebirth and expansion of Sunset Gower Studios, an icon of the entertainment industry’s renowned and fabled heritage is part of the story of Hollywood. For a more detailed look, please visit their new website


Gerald Porter
Tel: 310 248-4479


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  West Hollywood - 8 to 11pm

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A New Sundance™ is Growing In Hollywood

Located in the “Heart of Hollywood” filmmakers are rallying their support for the FAIF International Film Festival as becoming the new Sundance™ of the 21st century truly dedicated to the Independent spirit and filmmaker.

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) May 9, 2006 -- On October 5th, the 2nd Annual FAIF International Film Festival will open with the highly anticipated Filmmaker’s Reception in the Grand Ballroom of the Universal City Hilton Hotel & Towers. The 2006 FAIF International Film Festival (FAIF) is a 10-day multi venue event which takes place October 5th through the 14th with screenings at the world famous Mann’s Chinese 6 theaters October 6th-12th and ending with the spectacular star studded FAIF Awards Show Saturday October 14th at 7:00 PM again in the Grand Ballroom of the Universal City Hilton Hotel & Towers. All screenings and events are open to the public.

The record-breaking number of film submissions participating in this year’s festival has far surpassed expectations. The festival will screen over 200 local, national and international films in almost every genre. In just two short years filmmakers from around the world have realized the value and tremendous opportunities the festival offers through networking
and attending industry representatives, including studio distribution executives from the major motion picture studios in Los Angeles.

The star-studded FAIF Awards Show gives participants the opportunity to mingle with industry professionals, executives, distributors and fellow filmmaker’s. Past celebrity participants and industry personalities have included Beverly Garland, Ray Wise, Sonya Smith, Cassandra Creech, Juliette Lewis, Geoffrey Lewis, Steven Gilborn, Page Ostrow and others. The coveted FAIF “Sid Grauman Lifetime Achievement Award”, named after Sid Grauman, designer of Grauman’s Chinese, will be presented during the Awards Show with the tentative guest presenter being Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The FAIF Film Festival is an annual event of the non-profit FAIF (Foundation for the Advancement of Independent Films) dedicated to promoting and supporting the art of the motion picture through the presentation of the annual ten day multi-venue festival in which independent films submitted by filmmakers throughout the world are publicly exhibited at the Mann Chinese 6 Theaters, in Hollywood, California.

2006 FAIF International Film Festival passes are available for purchase online at

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Hollywood Celebrities & Sports Stars at Launch of IWC’s Pilot Collection


NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 04/06/2006 - Over 1000 guests enjoy World Premiere of IWC’s film pilots. The event also marked the world premiere of IWC’s short film titled “Pilots” starring actor John Malkovich..


Hollywood celebrities, sports legends, watch connoisseurs and around a thousand guests comprising elite members of society attended Swiss Watch manufacturer, IWC Schaffhausen’s launch of their new Pilot’s collection of watches in Geneva recently. The event also marked the world premiere of IWC’s short film titled “Pilots” starring actor John Malkovich.

The event was organised in true Hollywood style, inside a plane hangar, at the Geneva International Airport. The guests were taken on a journey back to the 1930s and 40s - an important phase in aeronautical development - when flying was still an adventure for courageous pilots.

Prominent among the high profile guests at the grand soiree included Hollywood actors Orlando Bloom & Cate Blanchett, tennis legend Boris Becker, athlete Edwin Moses, former French Formula I star Jean Alesi, Japanese actress Kumiko Goto, Spanish dancer Joaquin Cortes, art dealer Tim Jefferies and IWC CEO Georges Kern.

Among the highlights of the evening was the world premiere of an eight-minute film about the fascination of flying that featured IWC enthusiast John Malkovich in the lead role. In true Hollywood style, the fast paced film introduced the new Pilot’s Watches, including the legendary Classic Line, the Spitfire Line and the Edition Antoine de Saint Exupery.

IWC were the first watch manufacturer to introduce a wristwatch that fulfilled all contemporary needs in a cockpit as early as 1936. It was a professional instrument then essential in navigating a plane. IWC has produced many more professional watches for military as well civilian use ever since.

A music band featuring saxophonist and ex-Supertramp-member, John Helliwell regaled the guests while another musical highlight was a performance by Irish superstar Ronan Keating.

Leading impulses for the mechanical watch come from IWC. With its 390 employees, the company manufactures these sought-after pieces. Since the year 2000 IWC has belonged to the watch division of Richemont SA.


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Paul Collins Artist Management International better known as PCAMI*, is please to announce the performance of Roberto Magris Europlane at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, California for (2) shows per night October 11 & 12, 2006.


This will be Roberto's first appearance at Los Angeles, California's most popular jazz venue and his first time in the United States after touring around the world for many years.


This performance is sponsored in part by the Italian Institute of Culture-Los Angeles, California and PCAMI*, the music impresario from Kansas City, Missouri.


Also scheduled to perform with Roberto Magris Europlane is Tony Lakatos from the internationally acclaimed CD "Check-In". Tony Lakatos is one of the finest saxophone soloists in Europe.  


International artist and drummer Alonzo "Scooter" Powell who lives in Los Angeles, CA. will also be performing with Roberto Magris Europlane.


Alonzo, has been a studio drummer of choice for over 20 years and has toured with Multi-Grammy Award Winning Artists such as  Sting, Norman Brown, The Smooth Jazz Tour and most recently with James Ingram touring Japan,  Monte Carlo and other international destinations. However, in this setting Alonzo "Scooter" Powell will be showcasing his straight ahead jazz/bebop chops and rhythmic facility. 


Topping the list of jazz masters is jazz pioneer and legendary bassist Dr. Art Davis.


Dr. Davis was the bassist for jazz legends Max Roach, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and McCoy Tyner. His other historical musical accomplishments and discography are ridiculously impressive.


This has become one of the most highly anticipated, energy filled collaborations from both sides of the ocean emerging for a performance you don't want to miss.


Plans have been made to document this special musical collaboration with a "live" recording at Catalina-Hollywood, CA. Mark your calendars and come join us in Hollywood!!!


More details forthcoming!!!


NOTE: Roberto Magris Europlane has several outstanding recordings on the international jazz market right now that are receiving rave reviews from jazz critics around the world entitled:

"Check-In" and the latest CD "IL Bello de Jazz" on SoulNote Label.  ###


For more information or to schedule interviews and performances please contact: PCAMI* @ www.paulcollinsartistmanagement.com   or call 816.377.1950


Frownies Sponsors the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival
Wednesday November 1, 8:00 am ET

Hollywood's Beauty Secret To Present 'Frownie Award' at the 2007 Festival

DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- B&P Company, the makers of Frownies Facial Pads, Hollywood's Beauty Secret, is pleased to announce its association with the 18th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) as a Platinum Sponsor. B&P Company, the exclusive skin care sponsor of the Festival, will be presenting the Frownie Award for "Best Close Up" to an actress whose film is screening at the Festival.

With over 250 filmmakers and world class celebrities in attendance, an anticipated audience of 115,000+, as well as filmmaker tributes, industry seminars, educational programs for students and the glamorous black-tie Awards Gala, the Festival continues to attract increasingly high profile national and international sponsors.

"We are honored to welcome B&P Company as a sponsor and delighted that they have chosen to present the Frownie Award at the Festival. Their name recognition, along with their well-deserved reputation for quality will add immeasurably to the excitement of the Festival," said Festival Executive Director, Darryl Macdonald.

The Frownie Award, which bears the inscription "I'm ready for my close- up," was created by the makers of legendary Frownies Facial Pads, a non- surgical face lift used by Hollywood film stars and make-up artists for decades. Over the years, Frownies have made it to the big screen on many faces. Gloria Swanson wore them in the classic film "Sunset Boulevard." Frownies were also worn by Glenn Close in Mars Attacks (1996), and had cameo roles on Gwen Verdon in Cocoon (1985) and Meryl Streep in "Death Becomes Her" (1992).

"We are proud to support the world-renowned Palm Springs International Film Festival," said Kathy Wright, who is the fourth generation of women running the company. "Hollywood and Frownies have been a magical combination since the early days of film."

Other actresses and celebrities who use or recommend Frownies include Rene Russo, Fashion Model Dayle Haddon, and many soap stars. Famous make-up artists recommending Frownies include the House of Westmore, Oscar award- winning artist David Anderson, and Emmy award-winning artist Eve Pearl.

About B&P Company Inc.

Established in 1889, B&P Company Inc. is America's first anti-aging skin care company and a leader in bringing scientific advancements to the world of cosmetics and skin care. The firm was founded by Margaret Kroesen and has remained a woman-managed and family-owned business for five generations. For more information, please visit www.frownies.com.


Founded in 1990 by then Mayor Sonny Bono, the PSIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America. The Festival has an attractive film sales and distribution record and is seen by American distributors as one of the best Academy Award campaign marketing tools. The Festival also features cultural events, filmmaker tributes, industry seminars and an annual black-tie Awards Gala presentation.

The 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival sponsors include title sponsor, the City of Palm Springs, joined with ample support from Tiffany & Co., Entertainment Tonight, Regal Entertainment Group, Integrated Wealth Management, the City of Indian Wells, the Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, including the Agua Caliente Casino and the Spa Resort Casino, The Desert Sun, Spencer's at the Mountain and Wessman Development.

For additional information on the Festival, call the Festival headquarters at (760) 322-2930 or visit the website at www.psfilmfest.org.  Contact: Kelli Bloechinger   kelli@transmediagroup.com  561-750-9800 x 226

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Lorraine Nicholson Selected as 2007 Miss Golden Globe at "64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" to Be Telecast Live on NBC on Jan. 15

Wednesday November 15, 12:31 pm ET

Lorraine Is Daughter of Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Nov 15, 2006 --  The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced Lorraine Nicholson as its selection as Miss Golden Globe for "The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" to be telecast live on NBC on Monday, January 15, 2007. HFPA President Philip Berk made the announcement at a morning press conference. Traditionally, Miss Golden Globe, who assists in the Golden Globes ceremony, is the daughter of a well-known celebrity.

 Lorraine, age 16, is the daughter of six-time Golden Globe recipient and former Cecil B. DeMille honoree Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard. Lorraine is an actress whose credits include the hit 2006 comedy "Click" starring Adam Sandler, "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" and "Something's Gotta Give."

"We are delighted to have Lorraine Nicholson join us to celebrate 'The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards,'" said Berk at the announcement.

Lorraine Nicholson currently resides in Southern California.

Previous Miss Golden Globe honorees include Laura Dern (daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern), Joely Fisher (daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher), Melanie Griffith (daughter of Tippi Hedren) and last year's honoree Dakota Johnson (daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson).

Nominations for "The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be announced at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 14 at the Beverly Hilton. "The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will take place Monday, January 15, 2007 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with a live telecast airing on NBC at 8 PM (EST) and produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Chris Donovan is director. Al Schwartz is consulting producer. Ken Shapiro is producer. Ron Weed is co-producer.

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Hollywood Drawn To San Francisco For WonderCon 2006

San Francisco – Northern California’s largest comic book and pop culture convention celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Moscone West Convention facility this February 10-12, 2006, and Hollywood will join the fun.

Friday, February 10th features a special look at the upcoming MirrorMask DVD from the Jim Henson Company. Also, on Friday night, WonderCon presents a special screening of New Line Cinema’s, Running Scared, starring Paul Walker and directed by Wayne Kramer (The Cooler), at a nearby theater. Both Walker and Kramer will be on hand to answer questions from the audience.

Saturday, February 11th has wall-to-wall studio presentations as Focus Features gives a look at their new film Brick, with star Joseph Gordon-Levitt on hand to talk about the movie. 20th Century Fox then offers a peek at two new features Pathfinder with director Marcus Nispel in attendance and an updated version of The Omen with director John Moore present.

Fox Searchlight is up next with a look at the re-imagining of the classic horror film, The Hills Have Eyes, with original director Wes Craven present, this time serving as producer. Then it’s J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost and Alias to talk about directing Paramount Pictures’ upcoming Mission Impossible: III. And filmmaker Kevin Smith takes center stage for a rollicking 90-minute question and answer session on his past films and his upcoming sequel to the very popular cult classic Clerks.

Pixar is also celebrating its 20th anniversary and will offer a presentation on the history of one of the most successful animation studios along with an exclusive look at their next film, Cars, due out this summer.

Deborah Kara Unger (White Noise) talks about her new horror film Silent Hill, from TriStar Pictures. And then fan-favorite Bryan Singer takes the stage to discuss what an Entertainment Weekly online poll has called the most eagerly awaited film of 2006, Superman Returns from Warner Bros. In addition, Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet returns to WonderCon to show us there’s more to come from the monumental Star Wars saga.

Also on Saturday, Lionsgate presents the world premiere screening of the much-anticipated new animated film, Ultimate Avengers: The Movie, in an exclusive event at WonderCon.

On Sunday, February 12th WonderCon plays host to an exclusive, never-before-seen Spongebob Squarepants cartoon from Nickelodeon as well as a sneak peek at the second season premiere of the popular Avatar, The Last Airbender.

Sunday also features a sneak peek at the new SCI FI Channel series, Eureka, with co-creator Andrew Crosby and star Colin Ferguson (Coupling) in attendance. And comics great and film director Frank Miller (Sin City) is featured in his very own spotlight panel to discuss his past and upcoming projects.

Plus 20th Century Fox Home Video presents an exclusive look at the first three chapters of Broken Saints, the ground breaking web series coming out on DVD later this year.

And those are just the Hollywood programs. For a complete rundown on the entire goings on at 20th anniversary of WonderCon, visit www.comic-con.org.

WonderCon is produced by Comic-Con International a non profit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

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This effort is to assist in openning doors to the greater world of who you are as well as others through Inter - Cultural Communications via the internet.

This blog and the associated website is based upon the principle of cultural democracy. What this means is that you the community - online ( because your are now using a computer to read this ) user has the means to impact your community with others through your contribution to what is being published on the internet about your community. A community has many voices, and those who are not aware of either your community or the diversity among your very own people should be likewise known.

This is a mirror reflection of us all, and depicts the very differences each community has, which then becomes the very scoiocultural richness and valuable assests we need to maintain a rich an full life -individually. Moreover, this effort was started as a result when suggestions were offered by two Cornell student's emails - right after I place Ithaca Night Life ( NightLife ), NY online. Since then I have cover many other communities, and have enlisted help from the very same communities I have covered in my Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC series of blogs, journalsites and websites. Emails come in daily.


First go the main Hub - Website :

Then go to these following websites:

National and Internation Social Dance Registry to register your community's weekly socials. Offer suggestions to Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC Art Gallery - Galleries, Artists and Art Studio Guides, Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC - Night Sport Clubs - Nite Spots Guide, and suggest listings and others items not being covered. and suggest listings and others items not being covered.

Please note the links below. They are intended to open a portal in which you may also offer suggestions, or comments. Everything will be reviewed.

Well thats all for now. I will do some addtional posting, as well as post some of your emails - with you permission of course.


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Cultural Communications:

Cultural communications is the very heart of this system, and through the internet a free flow flow of information network has already been established to allow this to happen. What is being done, is that an intiative based upon cultural democracy has been now established for your the community online user to participate. More importantly, for those who are contributing valued information getting known on the internet too!

All too often, several events are simply not know by travelers, tourist, or those who are looking for communities to move and live. It is envisioned by this process that events become both known, and popular at the sametime. Moreover, new talent is happening all the time, and thus should likewise be promoted too!

Beyond that, is the emergence of the event provider, and thus system become even more crucial, and for two very important respects.

One: The promotion of the community itself, as represented in its entertainment value.

Two: The economic activity it establishes by which industries are likewise locally developed.

Thus this crucial initiative and where it starts for you is on this webpage...

Special Submissions Online Forms .

The growing dance culture:

The online system Dance Community Get - Togethers is a faciliative service system which is free and open to the public. This is to assist in the development of dance socials, dancce committee formations, and development of those contacts which makes dance troupes come about. Thus this can be called the empowerment zone.

Goto Website Dance Community .

The following are condensed information websites and thus they are as brief as possible. Moreover, and later on discussion boards will be added. This will also help in the flow of information.

Ballet and Modern Dance Cities / City [ Website ]
Ballroom Dance Cities / City [ Website ]
Belly and Folk Dance Cities / City [ Website ]
Hip Hop and Modern Jazz dance Cities / City [ Website ]
The Latin and Salsa Dance Cities / City [ Website ]
Swing Dance Cities / City [ Website ]

The National and International Social Dance Registry [ WebSite ]
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Hollywood Hair is Captured at Last: Details in SIGGRAPH 2008 Paper

Los Angeles – August 13, 2008: UC San Diego computer scientists presented a new method this week for accurately capturing the shape and appearance of a person’s hairstyle for use in animated films and video games.
Photobooth demo
The left two images demonstrate different aspects of a real hairstyle that the computer scientists captured. The third image from left is the reference photograph of the real hairstyle. The new algorithms created the image on the right, which has photorealistic highlights and texture, even through there are no photographs that were taken at that angle.

Imagine avatars of your favorite actors wandering through 3D virtual worlds with hair that looks almost exactly like it does in real life. Now imagine this hair blowing in the wind and shining in the sun. This level of realism for animated hairstyles is one step closer to the silver screen, thanks to new research being presented at ACM SIGGRAPH, one of the most competitive computer graphics conferences in the world.

The breakthrough is a collaboration between researchers at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“We want to give movie and video game makers the tools necessary to animate actors and have their hair look and behave as it would in the real world,” said UC San Diego computer science professor Matthias Zwicker, an author on the SIGGRAPH paper.

The computer graphics researchers captured the shape and appearance of hairstyles of real people using multiple cameras, light sources and projectors. The computer scientists then created algorithms to automatically “fill in the blanks” and generate photo-realistic images of the hairstyles from new angles and new lighting situations.

Adobe researcher and SIGGRAPH paper author Sylvain Paris explained that replicating hairstyles for every possible angle and then getting individual strands of hair to realistically shine in the sun and blow in the wind would be extremely difficult and time consuming for digital artists to do manually.

Giving Hair “The Matrix Treatment”


Side-by-side comparisons of computer generated hairstyles and actual photographs of the same hairstyle. For fair comparison, the reference photographs were removed from the data set used by the authors’ image-based rendering method.

The makers of the movie The Matrix used digital face replacement to generate realistic images of human faces even though they had no photographs from these angles, explained Zwicker. “Our graphics group at UC San Diego helped to create computer graphics algorithms that do the same thing for hairstyles.”

 If you had an infinite number of cameras and light sources, there would be no angles, views or shots that need to be computer generated. “But this is totally impractical,” said Zwicker.

Instead, for each of the hairstyles that received “The Matrix treatment,” the researchers captured about 2,500 real-world images using 16 cameras, 150 light sources and three projectors arranged in a dome setup. With all this data, the computer scientists determined the physical position and orientation of all visible strands of hair. The algorithms then generate complex hair models, producing on the order of 100,000 hair strands.

 From here, the computer scientists found a new way to precisely simulate how light would reflect off each strand of hair. The result is the ability to create photo-realistic images of the hairstyle from any angle. The automated system even creates realistic highlights. This process of creating new images based on data from related images is called interpolation.

“To make hair that looks like hair, you have to think in terms of individual fibers,” explained Will Chang, the computer science Ph.D. candidate from UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering who did much of the algorithm development for this project.

By determining the orientations of individual hairs, the researchers can realistically estimate how the hairstyle will shine no matter what angle the light is coming from. “You can’t just blend the highlights from two different angles to get a realistic highlight for a point in between,” said Chang. “Instead of blending existing highlights, we create new ones.”

The new computational approach can be used for much more than generating images of a hairstyle based on what the style looks like from other angles.

One possible extension of this work: making an animated character’s hair realistically blow in the wind. This is possible because the researchers also developed a way to calculate what individual hair fibers are doing between the hairstyle surface and the scalp. They call this finding the “hidden geometry” of hair.

“Our method produces strands attached to the scalp that enable animation. In contrast, existing approaches retrieve only the visible hair layer,” the authors write in their SIGGRAPH 2008 paper. An animation of a hairstyle is available as a download from the “hair photobooth” Web site created by Sylvain Paris: http://people.csail.mit.edu/sparis/publi/2008/siggraphHair/

SIGGRAPH 2008 Paper citation:  “Hair Photobooth: Geometric and Photometric Acquisition of Real Hairstyles,” by Sylvain Paris and Wojciech Matusik from Adobe Systems, Inc., Will Chang, Wojciech Jarosz and Matthias Zwicker from University of California, San Diego; and Oleg I. Kozhushnyan and Frédo Durand from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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