Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Weekend 2008

Parties, The Beach, Parites, Parties, Parties The sky's cleared and the Laguna was packed with men and women from all over the world this past weekend. Check out all the photos. Special thanks to party hosts Jordan Kyle, Mike Boone, Shaun Rosendahl, Chad Hudson, Glen Kasper, Will Gorges, Jack Corwin and all the others who hosted during this fun weekend in beautiful Laguna Beach. It was very strange with no Boom Boom Room. This was the first summer kickoff weekend in 61 years without it. But Marks Restaurant is reopening in the Canyon in 2 to 3 weeks and lots going on on the SAVE the BOOM!!! front. Calendar Model Cover Guy, Caleb SAVE the BOOM!!! Treasurer, Shane (right) and Friends Andrew, Shane and Birthday Boy Jordan Ryan and Rich Celebrating Paul, Mr. March Michael and Stephanie Colin and Leif Scarf Down the Subs at Jordan's Party Glen and Andrew Striking a Pose Sascha (Visiting from Germany), Brian, Jordan and Jeff on the Stairs Brian, Blanding, Fred, Jordan, Leor and Shane Get Ready for the Cake Jordan's Sister. Stephanie Brings on the Masterpiece Good Job Jordan. Now Let Them Eat Cake! Bartending at Jack's Monday Beach Party Leor and John on the Most Beautiful Day of the Year Justin, Preston, Rich and Ryan Soaking Up the Sun and Margaritas Peter and Dede Making Their Entrance Host Jack and Guests

Saturday, May 10, 2008

NEWS UPDATE May 9, 2008 Contact: Fred Karger 949-494-4750

“Saving the Boom” Documentary Accepted at Outfest
26 Minute Film Will Screen In LA in July

LOS ANGELES – John Keitel’s amazing documentary, “Saving the Boom” was invited to join many other exceptional films at the 2008 Outfest

Outfest is in its 26th year, and is the largest and most prestigious of any Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in the world. John Keitel received a letter yesterday form the programming Committee. Below is a portion of the letter:

Dear John:

It is our pleasure to invite SAVING THE BOOM to Outfest 2008: The
26th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The festival will be
held July 9-21, 2008 at the Directors' Guild of America in West
Hollywood and selected theaters throughout Los Angeles.

Our 26th anniversary, Outfest 2008 promises to be the biggest and
most exciting festival in our history. Outfest is unique among LGBT
film festivals for the high quality programming we offer, the
outstanding press coverage we attract, and our sensational parties
and receptions, which connect filmmakers with motion picture industry
professionals. We have been proud to premiere an extraordinary
selection of films over the years, including C.R.A.Z.Y., SHOW ME
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. OUTFEST additionally features a juried
competition with awards for excellence in narrative and documentary

After we receive your Confirmation Form, you will receive additional
information regarding your participation in Outfest 2008. At the end
of May, you will be contacted by Filmmaker Hospitality. Included in
this correspondence will be procedures for attending the festival
(obtaining tickets, accreditations, etc.).

We are thrilled to present your work at Outfest 2008.

Best Regards,

Kimberly Yutani
Director of Programming

Matt Anderson
Shorts Programmer

Lisa Kettle
Programming Department Manager

To see the short version of John’s film - it’s easy. Just go to Current TV’s web site. They have been nice enough to post the mini doc for all to see. It has already received thousands of views. Feel free to leave a comment after you view this fun, emotional and sexy short film:

NPR’s -- The California Report

Last month we were unable to access the wonderful story on SAVE the BOOM!!! produced by Stacey Vanek – Smith for National Public Radio. A longer version ran throughout California one week before it ran nationally. We now have the link to take you there. It is an excellent piece that aired on April 18, 2008 on all PBS / NPR radio stations California. It ran on “Marketplace” nationwide one week later on April 25, 2008. Here is the link to California Report:

Thank you for your help and support as we work to SAVE the BOOM – Forever!!!