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Join us, Wednesday January 22 for the first meet of the new decade.
We are excited to announce that Academy Award winning editor Paul Hirsch will be one of our guests. Paul has collaborated with directors like Brian De Palma, George Lucas, George A. Romero, Herbert Ross, John Hughes and many others. He has edited over forty films, some of which include: Carrie, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Footloose, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ray and Mission: Impossible. Paul recently wrote and just published a book detailing his over fifty year career, "A long time ago in a cutting room far, far away."
Also, AB 5 is now California law and there seems to be a lot of confusion, surrounding it. AB 5 will require businesses to use something called an “ABC” test to figure out if their workers are employees or independent contractors. How will this affect those of us in the entertainment industry? Entertainment lawyer Jonathan Handel will join us to explain what exactly is AB 5, and what effects it might have on you.
Plus World Famous Raffle and Stump The Gurus.
NOTE: lacpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month. Meetings are open to public and ALL, beginning through advanced Digital Story Tellers are welcome. Digital projection made possible through the generous sponsorship of Adobe Systems, DVCreators, DigitalFilm Tree, OWC, VES and members like you. lacpug meetings are presented in association with the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Agenda (subject to change and availability)
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus Steve Kanter, Michael Kammes, Patrick Southern and Zack Arnold as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning Resolve and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. If they can't solve your problem or answer your question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.
7:20PM - 8:00PM - What is AB 5 and What Does it Mean for Me? - Jonathan Handel
AB 5 is a new state law that will rewrite the rules of freelance and gig work in California, causing confusion among the many workers who earn their living as independent contractors in the Entertaiment Industry.
Workers as varied as musicians and photojournalists could be affected by AB5, which has taken effect Jan. 1.
The law codifies a 2018 California Supreme Court decision that introduced strict new rules governing the legal definition of independent contracting in the state. In short, more companies will be pushed to classify their workers as employees. Entertaiment lawyer Jonathan Handel will explain all.
About Jonathan Handel
Jonathan Handel practices transactional entertainment and technology law at TroyGould in Los Angeles and is a contributing editor for The Hollywood Reporter, where he covers entertainment labor, law and business. Handel is also an adjunct professor at USC Gould School of Law and Southwestern Law School, where he teaches courses on entertainment unions and guilds, and has previously worked as a talent lawyer; as associate counsel at the Writers Guild; and as a litigator. He is also a former computer scientist and was involved in local politics for a decade. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College in Applied Math and Computer Science, and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, Handel frequently appears in the media as a commentator on entertainment and technology law and business.
8:00- 8:30PM - Break
This is the most important part of the show. It's networking time. This is a great opportunity to not only ask questions and get problems solved, but to meet people that just might change your life. Edit5 Consoles will be in lobby showing off Editing tables and chairs and there will also be cookies. And water.
8:30PM - 9:45PM - Interview with Editor Paul Hirsch ACE - Paul Hirsch ACE
We intend to spend time talking to Paul about his 50 years editing some of the finest and most beloved films ever made. We will show a few clips
and of course will take time to discuss his new book, "A long time ago in a cutting room far, far away." Yes, there will be time for questions.
About Paul Hirsch ACE
Paul Hirsch, A.C.E. has edited over 40 films, among them the first "Star Wars" written and directed by George Lucas, for which he received an Academy Award in 1978, and "The Empire Strikes Back"; 11 films for Brian De Palma, including "Carrie", "Blowout" and "Mission: Impossible"; four for Herbert Ross, including "Footloose", "The Secret of My Success" and "Steel Magnolias"; three for John Hughes, including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Planes, Trains & Automobiles"; and "Falling Down" for Joel Schumacher. In 2005, he received his second Academy Award nomination for "Ray", a biopic based on the life of Ray Charles, directed by Taylor Hackford. The various genres in his resume include drama, action, horror, musical comedy, fantasy, suspense, mystery and comedy. In 2008, he reunited with Hackford on "Love Ranch." More recently, he edited "Source Code", directed by Duncan Jones, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol", directed by Brad Bird, "Warcraft", his second picture with Duncan Jones, and has served as additional editor on numerous films. Hirsch was born in NYC. His father, Joseph Hirsch, was a well-known painter whose works are in the permanent collections of major museums in the US, including the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. His mother and stepfather, Ruth & Leonard Bocour, were important collectors of 20th Century American painting. He spent part of his childhood growing up in Paris and is fluent in French, as well as somewhat conversant in Italian and British. He studied music at the High School of Music & Art in NYC. He majored in Art History at Columbia University. He is married, with two grown offspring both in the film business, and lives in Pacific Palisades. He is the author of a memoir titled "A long time ago in a cutting room far, far away."
9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Signed copy of "A long time ago in a cutting room far, far away" - Paul Hirsch
Edit Chair - Edit5 Consoles
Copy of VFX Suite - Red Giant
1x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion
5x Cineplay - Digital Rebellion
2x Kollaberate - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
4x of PixelTools Vol 1 - PixelTools
2x AudioDenoise 2 - Crumplepop
$100 credit from Intelligent Assistance.com or LumberjackSystem.com - Philip Hodgetts
1 Year Subscription to Boris Continuum Complete - Boris FX
1 year subscription to Sapphire - Boris FX
1 Year Subscription to Mocha Pro VR - Boris FX
3x copies of a "free scene" with feedback from EditStock
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate
Click here for Google Map
Click HERE to download a PDF(300K) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.
The Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
(between Vermont and Normandie)
Hollywood, CA 90027
Enter through the gate on Hollywood Blvd just West of Berendo. The theater is at the top of the hill, adjacent to the art gallery.
From US 101 (heading South),
take the Hollywood Boulevard exit.
Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Hollywood Boulevard.
Turn right into the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. (you will only see a parking lot. Drive to top of hill to find the Gallery Theater)
The Gallery Theater is in the center of the park.
From US 101 (heading North),
take the Vermont Avenue exit.
Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Vermont Avenue.
Turn left onto Hollywood Boulevard.
Turn left into the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. (you will only see a parking lot. Drive to top of hill to find the Gallery Theater)
The Gallery Theater is in the center of the park.
Metro Red Line
Yes, Los Angeles has a subway and if possible you ought to use it. Riders are dropped of at Sunset and Vermont and then it is a walk of several blocks and uphill to get to the Theatre. The Park has a gated stairway ending at Barnsdall Ave, just behind the strip mall. It's the only access point from this side, but it is often locked. There is long, tree-shaded stairway leading from Hollywood Blvd to the Gallery Theatre and this area is sometimes shared with a homeless population. The best route for people who use mobility devices is the sidewalk along the Barnsdall Park road access. More info on the Red Line can be found here.
PARKING: Parking is FREE. There is ample parking on top of hill near the Art Park. Parking extends around the perimeter of the Park. NOTE: Please park your car diagonally even though the spaces are not marked that way. If there are no spaces to park at top, then use parking lot at bottom of hill near Hollywood Blvd. Click HERE to download a PDF(300K) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.
What to do if I cant find a place to park?
Park at the Kaiser Hospital Parking lot. Download directions HERE - or...
1. Turn right on Hollywood Blvd
2. Turn right on Vermont Ave
3. Turn right on Sunset Blvd.
4. Turn right into Kaiser Parking Structure
5. Park on rooftop
6. Take elevator down to Level 2
7. Exit at Parking Entrance on Barnsdall Ave.
8. Cross Street to Barnsdall Park
9. Use Stair or elevator to Park
10. Climb stairs and follow signs to Gallery Theatre
11. Cost is $4.00 (I think) And security is provided.
Wheelchair access: Park in the lot next to the Hollyhock house (you will see a handicap parking sign), come into the theatre entrance, and take the elevator down. There will be space in the front of the theatre for wheelchairs.
Before or after the meeting, there is a fine restaurant row on Vermont between Hollywood and Franklin (just around the corner from the park). There are also a number of funky ethic eateries along Hollywood Blvd.