Hill on Hollywood

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


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


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


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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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Ten Ways to Turn on the Summer

Memorial Day is often seen as the start of summer, but it’s also a very important holiday reminding us to thank those who gave their lives to protect our country. It’s a day to rally together in support of those … Read more


Thursday, May 8, 2014
Brownstone Street: A Star Through and Through

Brownstone Street is one of our most popular backlot sites for special events, and it’s easy to see why. Much like the city it was built to emulate back in the ’30s for so many classic films, the street oozes … Read more

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Thursday, May 1, 2014
On the Lot with Janet Elkins

While Janet Elkins, with her easy laughter and positive attitude, is instantly liked by everyone who meets her, I’m proud to call her one of my oldest friends in the industry. Or as she’d prefer me to say: “dear” friend. … Read more

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