Wayne Best ADVT ’91 executive creative director at JWT in New York, recently created a holiday special for CBS. “It’s big thing for us because it’s the first network special created by an ad agency in many decades,” Best says. Yes Virginia aired Dec. 11. See the trailer and learn more at the following links:
Silvia Fuentes ADVT '06 shares that the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) will be hosting its Annual Gala on April 8 at the historic Vibiana in Los Angeles. CHIRLA's gala brings together hundreds of community leaders, politicians, advocates, organizations and individuals to celebrate the contributions of immigrants and their allies. This year's Honorees include NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez; The California Community Foundation; Reverend Eric Lee, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC). For more information visit chirla.org.
Randy Nellis ADVT '92 has been named vice president, creative, consumer marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment. In this newly established position, Nellis will oversee creative development of global licensing and promotional programs across the studios slate of properties, including such films as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Smurf, and Spider-Man 4. Nellis most recently served as vice president, creative at MGM Studios Consumer Products Group, helming the re-brand of properties such as The Pink Panther, Legally Blonde and Rocky. Prior to that, he was instrumental in building the consumer products division at DreamWorks SKG and managed such franchises as Jurassic Park, Men in Black and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.
Al Quattrocchi ADVT '83 co-owner and creative director of Tornado Design will host an exclusive one-night art show called Enlighten! One Night of Light at the Helms Bakery Building in Culver City from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m on Saturday, November 21st. Enlighten! is an innovative group exhibition of table lamps featuring printed shades with artwork by an eclectic roster of over 85 fine artists and illustrators working together to support arts education for children in Los Angeles. Each artist's lamp design will be sold in a limited edition available for one night only. The lamps can be previewed and pre-ordered on the website at enlightenshow.com. The event is free. Free parking provided directly across the street. For more information regarding the event or Tornado Design, contact Al via email or 310-202-1020, or visit the website at enlightenshow.com