The Orville’s Space Adventures via Los Angeles

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Set 400 years in the future on a mid-level exploratory ship populated by a rag-tag human and alien crew, Fox’s The Orville is about the wonders and dangers of outer space.  And while the L.A. based show includes obligatory sci-fi elements, The Orville also delves into the often humorous problems of everyday life. Boldly going where few shows have gone before, … Read More

Exceptional Minds Offers Learning Opportunities Unique to Los Angeles

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One of the benefits to living in the world’s creative capital is the rich array of learning opportunities available for creative professionals.  A few weeks back, FilmL.A. staffers were reminded of this fact while touring Exceptional Minds, a one-of-a-kind, non-profit vocational education program that prepares young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in digital animation and visual effects. Headquartered … Read More

Santa Monica Movie Studio “Xcited” About the Future

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Whenever we hear about an entertainment business committed to growing and expanding its presence in the Golden State, we like to pay them a visit.  And, when Film Works learned that Lee Brownstein, founder of Santa Monica-based XcitableBoy Productions, made the gutsy decision to expand during one of the slowest film production periods on record, we knew that he and … Read More

Star Waggons: A Star for the Local Economy

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If Star Waggons’ Jason Waggoner had his way, celebrities would say “I’ll be in my Star Waggon” instead of, “I’ll be in my trailer.”  Started by Jason’s father, Lyle Waggoner, in the early 1980s, Star Waggons is a local manufacturing and equipment rental powerhouse with an impressive fleet of over 800 custom-built film trailers.  That’s right, the bulk of the … Read More