We are excited to be included in Mayor Garcetti‘s new campaign to “Greenlight Hollywood”, an urge to studio chief’s and producers to give the go-ahead for major film projects. We are in good company for this initiative, alongside executives from Screen Gems, De Laurentiis, Bad Robot and RatPac, as well as representatives from the Teamsters, IATSE, FilmL.A., FilmIndepenent, Sunset Gower, Raleigh, and AECG. Read more about Greenlight Hollywood via Variety’s recent coverage here.
Last Thursday we celebrated the launch of our Point Blank LA Music School.Hundreds of interested DJs and Producers came to our open house to see what the industry buzz is all about, as they were treated to studio tours, a master class by Mark de Clive Lowe, and a discussion panel featuring Ian Hultuquist of Passion Pit, Wade Metzler of Sound Exchange, Michael Frick of Morphonics, moderated by Grammy-nominated music producer Jesse Rogg. The exciting day ended with a VIP reception of music industry’s elite. Check out the upcoming courses here. Sign up for our Spring semester is happening now!
This Thursday, February 26, Mack Sennett Studios welcomes Q Commons for an afternoon of inspiration on the topic of “how to advance the common good in our cities” with live talks by New York Times Bestselling Author Malcolm Gladwell, Television Producer Mark Burnett and Broadcast Journalist Soledad O’ Brien. Click here for more info. Tickets for this event can be purchased through Eventbrite.
This month, Ladygunn Magazine ran an in depth interview with Mack Sennett Studios Owner Jesse Rogg. Check out the interview where Jesse discusses growing up in Germany, his ongoing career as a music producer, how he took over Mack Sennett Studios and the inspiration behind turning this “blank canvas” into LA’s most innovative Creative Hub!
Our friends at GALORE Magazine recently came back to our studios for their cover shoot with Modern Family‘s beautiful Sarah Hyland for their March Young Hollywood Issue. While they were shooting, Mack Sennett Studios’ very own mascot Butter caught the photographer’s eye and landed on the cover! Check it out on newsstands now, or click here to enjoy more photos from the shoot. Now excuse us while Butter #breakstheinternet.
Last night, after the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Mack Sennett Studios, Quantumhand and Maavven welcomed The Black Keys to our studio for an Official Grammy After Party, celebrating their nominations for Turn Blue, which was up for Best Rock Album, and Fever, which was up for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. Thank you to The Spare Room Off Site for providing the bar and to Sonos and SoundExchange for making this epic music industry celebration possible. Incase you missed it, here are images of WIFE‘s incredible surprise performance from our Woodshop (pictured below), who wowed the crowd in between DJ sets by Chris Holmes, Sam Spiegel and Shepard Fairey.
We’re extremely proud to announce that this month we taped the Pilot Episode of our new television show “Rough Draft with Reza Aslan“! Our first guest was Damon Lindelof (Creator of Lost and The Leftovers) with musical guests Composer Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)and super Producer Daniel Lanois (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel). LAist described this brand new Speaker Series as “part Salon, part Speakeasy, where Aslan talks to various screenwriters, novelists and journalists about what inspires their work and craft”. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new venture that we are producing under our creative content production company called 1215 Creative!
This year was the second year we had the honor of hosting the Guild of Music Supervisors’s Awards! Check out our FB page for a recap from @Billboard, including a list of presenters and the winners from the night.