Welcome to the Volume 18 edition of the McCartney Newsletter.
London Summer Olympics 2012
The 2012 30th Olympiad shone a bright light on London, and we think it was a fantastic event. Very well organized and the opening and closing ceremonies were outstanding. Paul gave a great performance in front of an energized audience. Not bad for a man with his pension book and his free bus pass! Needless to say that her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II displayed a sense of humour by jumping out of a helicopter directly into the stadium below. Riiiiight!
BTW, can you guess what this picture is? These are the Olympic Rings (buttons) on the sleeve of Paul's jacket, designed by Stella that he wore during his performance at the opening ceremony. A nice little nod to the ceremony by our very talented designer.
All in all, it was a wonderful event and once again, Ruth and Angie are truly proud of being BRITISH!
Photography by Kate Kelly
Amazing photography by Kate Kelly. These pictures were taken on Kate's Leica. Kate is resident in the Denver, CO area for those of you who need a versatile photographer in the Colorado region, please let us know and we'll put you in touch.
We're always looking for new visual talent to represent, so don't hesitate to send us some of your best shots for consideration.
Over the last several months we've been busy developing and customizing our products and services portfolio, while at the same time condensing the message. Less is the new more. We're always asked: "So, what is it that you do?"
In future editions of our newsletter we'll feature a variety of "One-Sheets" that will hopefully cut to the chase. Feel free to download them, read and contact us if you want to know more.
The Comedy Central® Roast of Roseanne
Filmed at the Hollywood Palladium August 4th and aired first on the 12th, this was a night full of ribbing, sharp-witted comedy, satire and frankly, genius writing. Tom Arnold, the much maligned ex husband was a surprise guest and even called Roseanne "his Johnny Carson". Now if those 2 can finally get along - why can't we have peace in the Middle East already?
Jane Lynch was an energetic and to the point Roastmaster, the show featured Ellen Barkin, Wayne Brady, Jeffrey Ross, Gilbert Gottfried who delivered a brilliant piece painting Roseanne as "Rozilla", Seth Green, Amy Shumer, Carrie Fisher, Katie Sagal and Anthony Jezelnick.
The show was amazing. The food by Wolfgang Puck was outstanding, the wine was private labeled with R's logo, and they even painted the WALLS of the venue with the distinctive "R". The production organization of the event and the after party at Boulevard3 on Sunset Bl. was outstanding. Fantastic catering, hundreds of people dancing and having fun. Congrats, Roseanne for a great evening. We had way too much fun laughing "with" (not AT) our friend.
Martin is officially a Martian now
The MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) onboard the Mars Rover Curiosity landed on the red planet, on August 6, 2012 at 05:17:57.3 UTC.
So many steps had to go right in this endeavour that it was an amazing day, not only for JPL scientists, but also for the entire human race. We were watching the landing live on NASA TV, and when the spacecraft entered the Martian atmosphere and touched down perfectly on the surface of Mars, we couldn't help but shed a tear or two. So, why is Martin an official Martian now, you ask? Because his name is embedded on a microchip onboard the science lab. Should Aliens ever decide to dissect the Mars Rover, Martin's name is among 18,000 names that took part in the program.
Goals and objectives of the MSL mission:
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Restaurant of the Month
...is our new favorite hang out on Manchester and Falmouth in 90293. During the Soccer EURO 2012 Tournament, when Italy played Germany, we were there enjoying traditional Italian dishes, from Pizza to Pasta, Nando and his team keep it authentic and real. (Photo: Nando and Martin during the EURO cup)
From their website:
"Founded in 2008, The Good Pizza began its operation from a quaint corner in Westchester, a suburb west of Los Angeles, California. Our superb Neapolitan-style pizza took the neighborhood by storm when we opened our doors to a mass of hungry pizza lovers, excited and eager to try out the best pizza they ever had. The Italian pizza concept at The Good Pizza is just simply the best with our flavorful and palatable pizza combinations made daily in a real brick-burning oven with fresh ingredients hand-picked daily by one of the owners. With the explosive taste, tremendous freshness, and top quality, The Good Pizza delivers the real deal of gourmet pizza because we truly got our pizza mojo down and we say no to cheap and tasteless imitations."
Martin recently recorded, engineered and mixed a 3 song EP for acting star and friend Lee Montgomery. The songs are a truly unique view of life, love and happiness and are coming straight from the heart.
Brother of actress Belinda Montgomery, Lee began his career as a model before venturing into the acting business. He made his debut in the Disney film The Million Dollar Duck, before landing a starring role in Ben, the sequel to Willard. Lee made a successful transformation into adult roles with films such as Night Shadows, Girls Just Wanna have fun with Sarah Jessica Parker and more.
McCartney Artist Development
Up and coming actor Lana Giacose is a new McCartney client, for whom we are developing branding and imaging. We recently directed a photo session with Lana with renowned photographer Sara Corwin in Hollywood. She took over 1500 shots to capture Lana in various roles.
From dramatic to fun and comedic, Lana expressed her talents in various scenarios.
Earlier this year Lana completed shooting "A Single Shot" with Sam Rockwell and William H. Macy, due to be released in 2013 and last week, Lana has just wrapped a shoot in NYC with Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson and American Idol Jordin Sparks in the upcoming "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete".
She is close to finalizing the mix on her first single "The Fighter", and in our estimation, Lana is certainly "one to watch".
McCartney Studios Tip
How to mix and enhance a Voice-Over track.
Since we've developed and produced so many projects, we thought it was time to share some of our knowledge base with you. This month we're featuring how to enhance the audio of a voice- over project.
How do you make a voice-over stand out above the music track? Producers use various techniques. We try to keep it simple.
If you have a Mac computer, then you most certainly have GarageBand that ships with it.
In this video tutorial, Martin will show you how it's done.
Callan McAuliffe has been busy.
The launch of Baz Lurhman's The Great Gatsby, featuring Aussie friend and client Callan McAuliffe has been set for Summer 2013. Exact date to be determined. Callan plays the young Leo DiCaprio's role in this movie which is sure to be a Box Office Monster.
His next release, “Underground” the made for TV movie about Wiki Leaks’ Julian Assange, tells the story of his formative years as a teenage computer hacker, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th, 2012.
The film, which will be directed by indie director Aron Gaudet, explores the story of two teenage boys working on a potato farm. Sutherland will play McAuliffe’s love interest in the film. Shooting has begun in Maine.
Ms. Phyllis Diller
Phyllis Diller (July 17, 1917 August 20, 2012) was an American actress and comedienne. She was 95. And she died with a smile on her face!
As the FIRST female stand-up, she not only broke down barriers but she created a stage persona of a wild-haired, eccentrically dressed housewife who made self-deprecating jokes about her age and appearance, her terrible cooking, and a husband named "Fang", while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder. Diller's signature was her unusual laugh.
This fantastic film by Gregg Barson follows Ms. Diller behind the scenes and to her farewell performance in Las Vegas (where else!).
The night Ruth met Ms. Diller at Roseanne's birthday party, she was taken aback at seeing such a legend sitting sipping quietly in the corner. When she approached Ruth said to her, "Gosh, Ms. Diller, what an absolute honour". To which the feisty Lady replied, with outstretched arm and empty glass "cut the crap kid and get me a freakin' Martini!". Yes Ma'am. Ruth immediately fetched the libation of choice and on returning was greeted with an invitation that many people cannot claim... the legend said "OK. You've brought me a drink. And a stiff one. Now you can call me Phyllis!". Yes Ms. Diller. We will. God speed and keep laughing.
Jonas and The Massive Attraction Announce Euro Tour
Click the graphic for more details. Look out Munich folks - he's headed your way!
Recipe of The Month (This is last months)
Here's a new approach on trying to show you how it's done. Since our recipe section of our newsletter is very popular, we've decided that rather than just posting the recipe, Ruth will actually show you how it's done. Tzatziki is a great refresher during the hot summer months and a very healthy snack for busy people on the go.
Angie's One Liners
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
Featured Artist - Denise Donatelli
Denise Donatelli, the Grammy® nominated and critically acclaimed award winning Savant recording artist, has become one of today’s premiere jazz vocalists. Her 2010 release When Lights are Low which received two nominations, one for Best Jazz Vocal Album and one for pianist/producer/arranger Geoffrey Keezer's arrangement of "Don't Explain" confirms Denise's status in the upper echelons of talented and engaging jazz artists in the country.