USCG Rescue Swimmer Training

Posted: February 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: General | Tags: , | Comments Off on USCG Rescue Swimmer Training

USCG Rescue Swimmer Training (Aviation)

So that others may live.

USCG Rescue Swimmer Training from Nicolas Cianca on Vimeo


Posted: December 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Entertainment, Music | Tags: | Comments Off on PomplamooseMusic

Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn performing and collaborating. I really like the editing and overall style of their videos.

Michael Jackson – Beat It

PomplamooseMusic YouTube Channel

WGAE – Great Victory at Atlas

Posted: November 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: WGA | Tags: | Comments Off on WGAE – Great Victory at Atlas

Great Victory at Atlas

The campaign to raise standards in non-fiction TV won its first major victory this month.   
As you’ve probably heard, the writer/producers at Atlas voted by an overwhelming majority to join the Writers Guild! The Atlas election was the first time ever that the WGAE has participated in a National Labor Relations Board election to represent writers in non-fiction. Atlas producers did an amazing job of staying united and voting yes. This victory sets the pace for the movement to win improvements for all writers and producers working in non-fiction across the East coast.  

Our Campaign’s Anniversary

One year ago, writers and producers of non-fiction TV from across NYC met and set a plan to raise standards in their industry. After many years of working long hours with little or no benefits, writers and producers decided it was time to come together and organize. After dozens of meetings and conversations, we are now well on our way to winning the right to collective bargaining at several companies. In just one year, you have built a citywide network across dozens of companies.  

More Upcoming Elections

In the next few weeks, writer/producers at ITV, Optomen and Sharp will all have the opportunity to vote to begin collective bargaining. If you are eligible to vote in one of those elections you have probably heard from us already. We are still in negotiations with Lion TV and we hope to have an update on voting dates soon.   If you are not voting in one of these elections, you can help by passing on words of support and encouragement to any friends or colleagues you know who may be working there. They are likely to be under significant pressure from their bosses to vote against unionizing.   

Campaign to get Employers to Obey the Law

We are also launching a campaign that will initially be focused on True Entertainment and Original Media (both subsidiaries of media giant Endemol). In this campaign, we will alert the government’s appropriate enforcement agencies of the many violations of labor law that have been reported to us by employees of both companies. From blatant violations of overtime rules to interfering with fair election proceedings, we will be aggressively pursuing a strategy to get these companies to obey the law.

Next Steps

Having union elections at these locations and creating a network of several hundred supporters in just one year is truly remarkable progress. But we can’t stop here. Writers and producers across the entire industry are determined to win the basic benefits that they deserve. We have heard from people in many more companies and we expect to be engaged in campaigns in many more locations next year.  

Our website has lots of new information about the movement to raise standards. Check it out for updates.

Mamika – Grandma’s Superhero Therapy

Posted: November 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: General | Tags: | Comments Off on Mamika – Grandma’s Superhero Therapy

A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling.




Posted: November 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Films | Tags: , | Comments Off on TRON LEGACY Concept Art

Some early concept art from around 2006.

I’ll be posting more soon, including cycles, vehicles and other assets.



Posted: November 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA, WGA | Tags: , , | Comments Off on BLACK SWAN

The PGA East Screening Committee Pre-Release Screening + Q&A of…

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presents


Friday, November 19 at 7:00pm

Followed by a conversation with Producer SCOTT FRANKLIN, Director DARREN ARONOFSKY, Screenwriter MARK HEYMAN and Actors NATALIE PORTMAN and MILA KUNIS

DGA Theater
110 West 57th St.
Btwn 6th & 7th Ave.

Producers: Mike Medavoy*, Arnold W. Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin*
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Screenplay by: Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz & John McLaughlin
Starring: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder
*PGA Member

A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). A Fox Searchlight Pictures release by visionary director Darren Aronofsky (THE WRESTLER), BLACK SWAN takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the Swan Queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.

Running Time: 103 Minutes
Release Date: December 3, 2010
Rated R for strong sexual content, disturbing violent images, language, and some drug use

As a courtesy to Mr. Franklin, Mr. Aronofsky, Mr. Heyman, Ms. Portman and Ms. Kunis, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the entire Q&A.





Posted: November 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on THE 2010 NON-FICTION JOB FORUM

The PGA East Employment Committee invites you to:


Tuesday, November 16

6:30pm SHARP – Registration
7:00pm – 9:00 pm – Speed Interviewing

PGA Members Only

Event will start promptly with or without you.
If you are late, you will not be able to participate.

MPE Penthouse
432 West 45th St.
Btwn 9th & 10th Ave.

Refreshments Served

Work in unscripted production? Ready to meet your next potential employer? Then mark your calendar: the PGA EAST NON-FICTION JOB FORUM will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet those who are hiring Producers, APs, Post Supervisors, Production Managers, and Coordinators, plus network with fellow PGA members, too, all in an informal and fun environment.

Here’s how it works: “Speed-interviewing!” It’s like speed-dating, but you’re courting your next big employer. The panelists rotate to tables of 5 participants and spend 10 minutes with each group, hearing from each person individually. It’s a rare opportunity to pitch yourself to top executives in the field. You’ll surely leave a lasting impression: execs leave with a binder full of resumes to draw on. Past job forums have landed several members jobs – some within weeks of the forum; some months later.

These are meetings with some of the biggest production employers in the city that might otherwise take you weeks or months to set up.

Representatives from top East Coast networks and production companies across all non-fiction genres and media platforms (spanning TV, long-form docs, and the web) will take part. The following are already confirmed:

AETN (History Channel, Biography, A&E Network)
CBS EYE Productions (The Next Food Network Star; 24 Hour Restaurant Battle)
The Dr. Oz Show
The Nate Berkus Show
Screaming Panda,
ITV Studios (Four Weddings, Steven Seagal: Lawman)

More companies will be added soon, for a total of over ten companies!


Posted: November 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , | Comments Off on LOVE & OTHER DRUGS

The PGA East Screening Committee Pre-Release Screening + Q&A of…

Twentieth Century Fox Presents


Saturday, November 13 at 7:00pm

Followed by a conversation with Producer & Screenwriter CHARLES RANDOLPH

Florence Gould Hall Theater
55 East 59th St. between Park and Madison Ave.

Producers: Scott Stuber*, Edward Zwick*, Marshall Herskovitz*, Charles Randolph, and Pieter Jan Brugge*,
Director: Edward Zwick*
Screenplay by: Charles Randolph and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Gad, Gabriel Macht
*PGA Member

Anne Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone – or anything – tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

Running Time: 112 minutes
Release Date: November 24, 2010
Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material

As a courtesy to Mr. Randolph, please do not RSVP unless you intend to stay for the Q&A.