Hollywood on the Potomac

Justice Network

February 16, 2015

“I’m kind of a voyeuristic type of guy and I like getting behind the scenes of real life.” Steve Schiffman.

Call them the Dream Team: Lonnie Cooper, Steve Schiffman, Barry Wallach, John Ford and Wendy Brown. These are the faces of the newly launched Justice Network who bring with them backgrounds from Bounce TV, National Geographic Channels, NBC Universal, Discovery Channel and CSE respectively. That’s a collective lot of great jobs to give up to start a new network, so naturally we wondered why they did. 

Hollywood on the Potomac posed that question to new Justice Network CEO Steve Schiffman: “Actually, I spent three years initially opening up my own media consulting practice where I had a number of clients and one of them was The Washington Post, another A&E Networks and a variety of other companies. For the past three years, I’ve been the general manager of digital video here at The Washington Post and created a brand called Post TV which is the video arm of The Washington Post. I’m actually even speaking to you from The Washington Post as I transition out from this role to becoming a full time CEO of the Justice Network.”

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Worlds of Fantasy

February 12, 2015

She’s back…..Tinker Bell that is, the feisty little fairy that first showed up in Disney’s 1953 film Peter Pan and has been flitting around ever since.  Feel free to call her Tink, or Ms. Bell for that matterHer latest reincarnation is at the Verizon’s Center’s Worlds of Fantasy from February 11th to the 16th with Sasha Lanser assuming the role.

The extravaganza is a magical Disney fantasy live on ice with four of your favorite Disney stories presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. “There are high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars that race across the ice like you’ve never seen before! Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within! The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever! From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice’s Worlds of Fantasy.”

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Rhinestone Cowboy

February 9, 2015

We’re happy that the winner of the Best Music Video at the 57th Grammy Awards was Pharrell Williams for “Happy,” but not totally because it’s so addictive but also because the reccoding is the focus of a widely popular music video produced at Camp Mark Seven’s Deaf Film Camp that benefited from the singer’s GRAMMY wins.

Hollywood on the Potomac interviewed Stacy Lawrence, director of the Camp, in September of 2014 about the music video. You can find the interview here and the video below.

We are also ‘happy’ that Glen Campbell was awarded Best Country Song for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell).

By most anyone’s standards, Glen Campbell has led a successful and rather tumultuous life. He’s made the transition to a better life with the help of his wife Kim. “The Bible says that when you find a good woman, you find a good thing. Kim Campbell’s my good thing. She’s wonderful,” said Glen Campbell on his 2012 Farewell Tour. Kim Campbell accepted the award on behalf of her husband who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

Hollywood on the Potomac covered his Goodwill tour in 2012 as a feature for Washington Life Magazine. For the Rhinestone Cowboy interview click here

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