Hill on Hollywood

Thursday, August 14, 2014
On the Lot With Troy Williams

Troy Williams was at Warner Bros. Pictures for 14 years as the Senior Publicist for Premieres and Special Events. I have always enjoyed his sparkling personality and creativity and had mixed emotions when he left a year ago to begin … Read more

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
A Taste of the Big Apple in Hollywood

  New York: it’s said if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Countless young hopefuls have learned the hard way that it’s easier said than done. However, many savvy event planners know that they can make … Read more

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
10 Summer Trends that Mix it Up!

For me, summer officially arrives tomorrow. August is a month in which we all seem to slow down – and this is a good thing! I remember long days at the beach as a kid, returning home with shoulders just … Read more

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
On the Lot with Kristin Banta

There are some event professionals who can simply rock a headset and Kristin Banta is one of them. With her long blond hair – often up high in retro ponytail – quick smile, and inquisitive mind, she is a star … Read more

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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Batman Takes up Residence on the Lot

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of DC Comics’ iconic Batman character, the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour team worked closely with DC Entertainment to create “The Batman Exhibit,” and they joined forces with the Special Events department to host … Read more

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Dinner in Two Acts

A working set provided the perfect backdrop for a corporate dinner event. Corporate. Dinner. Two words that sound unimaginative… unless, of course, they are accompanied by two working sets from some of Warner Bros.’ most popular television shows! Recently, we … Read more

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Producing an Event For Producers

This past weekend, Warner Bros. Studios hosted what could best be described as a beautifully choreographed meshing of seasoned, well-known producers and aspiring creative minds in the entertainment field. It was a weekend where such industry luminaries as Francis Ford … Read more

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
On the Lot with Andrea Michaels

Andrea Michaels, the owner of Extraordinary Events, is one of my longtime friends and colleagues in the industry. I named her one of my Most Intriguing People of 2013-2014 because she’s truly intrigued (and regaled) me for years with her … Read more

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Friday, May 30, 2014
The Face of Television

How do you produce a digital-themed party during the day? By giving a face to technology and humanizing it within a super modern, user-friendly environment. In the process, we realized that many of the imaginative devices created in television shows … Read more

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
California Winemasters: 25 Years and Still Going Strong

“A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic.” – Kathy Mattea, performer For 25 years, Barbara and Allen Balik have been making sure that the more than 1,400 guests of A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters … Read more

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