11620 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, 90025
12:30pm to 4:30pm
Lisa provides insightful media training tips and conducts realistic on-camera practice interviews, drawing upon her more than 20 years of experience as a media professional, as well as her experience as a sought-after public speaker and previous acting training from reputable teachers. She has trained clients including designers, authors, attorneys, doctors, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and others, for interviews with major media outlets that include CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX news stations throughout the U.S., and radio and print interviews. Major media outlets have featured Lisa’s expertise, including Fox News, Inc. Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment, Us Weekly and more.
During this class, Lisa will work with you to develop and clarify your key messages, provide preparation techniques to help you relax and focus, and help you to form concise and memorable answers to the most common interview questions. Additionally, Lisa will conduct brief practice interviews with each participant, so that she can focus on your needs and goals. With her positive and encouraging approach, Lisa provides constructive and supportive feedback and instruction for every participant in her media training classes. You will leave this class with more confidence and clarity to help you rock every media interview.
This class is limited to 10 participants.
Here are the details:
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: 11620 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
You will receive:
• preparation techniques to use before your interviews;
• on-camera practice interview drills with Lisa;
• PDF of “A Great Interview Every Time: Media Interview Handbook” by Lisa Elia;
• and access to Lisa’s insightful video interviews with members of major media outlets, who share their likes, dislikes and what they look for in guests for radio and TV interviews and subjects for print interviews.
This class is offered to you at the affordable price of $250.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656
1957/b&w/86 min. | Scr: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson; dir: Stanley Kubrick; w / Kirk Douglas, Adolph Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Timothy Carey, Joseph Turkel.
Stanely Kubrick rocketed onto the Hollywood A-list with Paths of Glory, a scathing antiwar indictment. The film marked Kubrick’s first opportunity to direct an established star (Kirk Douglas), as well as seasoned Hollywood veterans such as Adolphe Menjou. Set on the frontlines of World War I and based on a true story, Kubrick’s film excoriates the gross inequalities between the French officer class and the rank-and-file soldiers they command. Kubrick underlines this disparity by having the top brass determine the soldiers’ fate from a baronial chateau (a Munich mansion later used by Alain Resnais as the setting for Last Year at Marienbad), while Douglas and his men face the grit and terror of a volatile battlefield. Douglas gives a bare-knuckle performance as the valiant Colonel Dax, who, caught in a power play between generals Broulard (Menjou) and Mireau (George Macready), must defend his regiment against charges of cowardice and possible execution by firing line. The film culminates with an affecting coda as a terrified German captive’s song (Susanne Christian, whom Kubrick would marry soon after) silences a tavern full of raucous French soldiers. Banned in France and Switzerland for two decades, Paths of Glory firmly established Kubrick as a major American filmmaker.
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
8:00pm to 2:00pm
Taken from the plays, playlets and poetry of “Theatre of the Absurd” playwright Eugène Ionesco (Rhinoceros, The Bald Soprano, Exit the King), Ionescopade is a zany musical vaudeville featuring mime, farce and parody – all hilariously balanced on the edge of madness. May 31-August 11; Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90025; $30-$34; 310-477-2055 ext 2; www.OdysseyTheatre.com
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Over 40 of LA’s most dynamic artists bring to life excerpts of six boundary-breaking new projects, un-staged, as read by the wild Up chamber ensemble and conducted by Marc Lowenstein and Christopher Rountree. Lively video introductions precede each piece, taking the audience into the creators’ process. The six new works span an enormous stylistic range, including collaborations by the legendary Pauline Oliveros with the poet Ione, and rising-star composer Mohammed Fairouz with the poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum.
1962/b&w/152 min. | Scr: Vladimir Nabokov, Stanley Kubrick; dir: Stanley Kubrick; w/ James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Peter Sellers.
With the clout of a roadshow picture under his belt, Kubrick turned to a far riskier project for his follow-up to Spartacus: he hired Vladimir Nabokov’s to pen the screenplay adaptation of his controversial novel. But after Nabokov turned in a tome more than four hundred pages long, Kubrick and his producer James B. Harris radically edited it to suit a major motion picture, honing its humor in the process. James Mason stars as Humbert Humbert, who hides his twisted desires behind the façade of a suave European academic, made all the more palpable by Mason’s velvety baritone and pomaded elegance. Humbert insinuates himself into the life of fourteen-year-old Lolita (Sue Lyon, whose only prior credit of note was as “Miss Smile” for the Los Angeles County Dental Association). First, he’s a lodger in her home, though subsequently he becomes her stepfather, after marrying her lovesick mother (Shelley Winters). It’s not long before Humbert and his self-centered nymphet embark on a cross-country car trip closely shadowed by the ominous Clare Quilty (Peter Sellers). A visually rich adaptation of a novel that many felt could not be filmed, Kubrick’s Lolita is rendered with the sheen and polish of classic Hollywood. Lolita marks a major turning point for Kubrick: due to the book’s incendiary content, financing for the film had to be secured abroad through a British production company, meaning that the film was predominately shot in England. Kubrick subsequently settled there for the rest of his career.