Hill on Hollywood

Thursday, April 16, 2015
On the Lot with Andrew Spurgin

I first met Andrew Spurgin an event in San Diego where he had been the big name in town for years. He had been the director of catering at Pirets and several other high profile, and highly respected, catering firms. … Read more

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
On the Lot with the Dish Wish Girl

Photo: Diana McGregor Photography In many circles, she’s known simply as Laura, the Dish Wish Girl. Whether known by just her first or her full name (it’s Laura Clausen), it’s hard to ignore the impact she’s had on the Southern … Read more


Thursday, April 2, 2015
On the Lot with Peter Otero

In preparation for my spring events, I’ve been talking to the city’s top floral designers about – what else – flowers! Recently I met Peter Otero after hearing about his work for years. I found him to be both charming … Read more


Thursday, March 26, 2015
Amaze Me With Color!

Photo: Marla Aufmuth One of the things I love most about spring is that as the weather gets warmer, the colors also heat up. They say a young man’s fancy turns to love. Well, an event designer’s eye turns to … Read more


Thursday, March 19, 2015
On the Lot with Douglas Johnson

Entertainment and food: these are what many people say make a special event. Of course, I’d have to add design and production, because that’s my passion, but I do have to agree that without entertainment or food, an event is … Read more


Thursday, March 12, 2015
Awww-Inspiring Moments on the Studio Lot

W.C. Fields cautioned actors never to perform with children or animals for fear of being upstaged. As an animal lover myself, as so many here at Warner Bros. Studios are, I can safely say that rule doesn’t apply to us … Read more

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
A Wrap Party by the Numbers

“Two and a Half Men.” Twelve Seasons, 262 episodes (fun fact: Jon Cryer is the only cast member to appear in all of them), all shot from 2003 – 2015 on Stage 26 at Warner Bros. Studios. No matter which … Read more

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
On the Lot with Images by Lighting

Lighting is one of those design elements that can really propel an event to the next level. There’s good lighting, and then there’s great lighting. One of the great lighting companies I’ve worked with for years is Images by Lighting. … Read more


Thursday, February 19, 2015
Walking the Red Carpet

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, I thought this was a great time to talk about the culture and history of walking the red carpet. In present day, what began as a way to mark the route of heads … Read more

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
3D Awards Show: Recognition in All Dimensions

It’s awards season in Hollywood and although animated films are recognized at the Oscars, they also have their own, very special awards. In fact, this is the second year that Warner Bros. Special Events has had the privilege to host … Read more