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Thursday, March 13, 2014
A Hollywood Irish Tale

Photo: Downtown Hennesy Street at dusk. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I think back to my own Irish lineage. My father’s family came from County Cork, Ireland, where they maintained the proud Irish tradition of owning a pub. … Read more

Hennesy Street

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Outdoor Events at Warner Bros.

Exploring the Nooks and Crannies of Warner Bros. Studios As a reader of my blog, you have no doubt become familiar with some of the larger locations here at the lot from New York, Brownstone and Midwest Streets to the … Read more

Jack Warner Tennis Lawn 1_resize

Friday, January 3, 2014
Happy New Year!

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I wish us all a New Year filled with adventure, love, delicious meals, great work, art, music and laughter. But most of all, may it be filled with people who believe … Read more

New year Vintage Cards, Scraps, happy new year wishes

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
'Tis the Season!

We make a living by what we get We make a life by what we give –Sir Winston Churchill From our family at Warner Bros. Special Events to yours, may your holidays be abundant with love, light and warmth.


Thursday, December 12, 2013
On the Lot with Lisa Hurley

When the special events industry was just starting (and it is still considered young by many standards) a magazine came along in the 1980s to bolster and solidify its many disparate parts – rental dealers, event designers, caterers – and … Read more


Thursday, July 25, 2013
On the Lot with Pauline Parry

Pauline Parry arrived in America from England with family in tow and an already extensive hospitality and food background. She wasted no time opening Good Gracious! Events and hasn’t looked back. Pauline has won numerous awards for her signature style … Read more

pauline 2012 portrait

Thursday, April 18, 2013
On the Lot with David Merrell

The special events industry has grown by leaps and bounds in the past couple decades, but it’s still a small town in the sense that all the professionals in it see each other at conferences and networking events and learn … Read more

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Casting a Magical Spell at the Thea Awards

It was a magical night at the Thea Awards this past Saturday as 550 guests gathered in the Grand Disney Ballroom at The Disneyland Hotel for the annual Thea Awards presented by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). “The awards recognize … Read more

Thursday, April 4, 2013
90 Years: A Family Runs Through It

A studio could not ask for a better birthday present than one that came in the form of a love letter from the American Film Institute. To commemorate the 90th anniversary of Warner Bros. the AFI published 90 Things We … Read more

Thursday, January 3, 2013
A New Year …

…Electric with Possibilities! Now that we know the world is going to go on past the Mayan calendar, the world is electric with possibilities. Create what you want for 2013 by setting your intentions for the year. The most important … Read more