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Books

What Are the 10 Essential Tools for Businesses Forged in the Trenches of Hollywood?

Actor turned attorney Jeff Cohen gives us the inside scoop.

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Chambers of Commerce

Want to Join the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce?

How much would it help your business to be part of this group, which 24 times a year, inducts a celebrity into the internationally renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame?

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Economic Development

Behind the Sign: What's the Back Story on This LA Icon?

During the past quarter century, nine employees have been appointed to the non-profit Sign Trust and have spearheaded numerous campaigns, from physical maintenance, to security systems, to public awareness campaigns for the sign. Which five recent movies have featured the Hollywood sign?

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Education

Are You One of the Pretty Brainy Girls?

From 2000 to 2008, the number of young women interested in majoring in computer science dropped 79%. That wasn’t ok with Heidi Olinger, who founded PrettyBrainy.com, an organization that engages girls in a STEAM education by appealing to their interests in making, philanthropy, and design.

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Food

Favorite Recipes From Five Celebrities

Want to cook, and eat, like a Hollywood star. Following are five recipes to get your juices flowing. Enjoy!

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Futurists

Media and Telecom Trends 2016

Short-form videos will not soon supplant long-form videos—nor will e-readers lead to the death of the printed book. Millennials will spend more for content than their preference for free content would suggest. And more consumers will upgrade their smartphones than buy one for the first time.

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History

Who Will Win the 2016 Washington Book Prize?

The annual award given by Washington College recognizes the past year’s best written works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of early American history.

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Hotels

Want to Spend a Night in Oz? Stop In to the Culver Hotel

“If these walls could talk …” eludes to the long and illustrious past of Los Angeles’ Culver Hotel. From legendary ownership to memorable guests, its rooms have housed mischievous munchkins, secret passageways and high-stake poker games.

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Law

Resolving Conflicts the Hollywood Way

“Hollywood hates settlement,” explains LA attorney Joseph Markowitz. Here’s why.

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Intuition Rules

Acting Rules: Is It Impulse, Instinct, or Intuition That Makes the Difference?

How do actors hone their intuition? Director and writer Paul Barry explains.

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Nonprofits

Talk About Shining Like a Star: Jeffery Holmes is Fighting Parkinson’s for His Dad

The idea to create the Fighting Parkinson’s Foundation came to Jeffery Holmes in 2014. While attending Stevenson University, he grew tired of seeing his Dad’s health progressively deteriorate due to the affects of Parkinson’s disease. He knew he had to do something to help.

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Quotes

What Makes Hollywood Great? A Dozen of Our Favorite Stars Offer Their Opinions

“Life is like a movie. Write your own ending.” — Kermit the Frog

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Inkandescent Radio

Paul Newman's Daughter Clea Is Carrying on Her Dad's Legacy

“Before my dad died, he asked me to carry on his legacy with this organization,” explains Paul Newman’s daughter Clea.

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Research

What Can We Learn From the Gestures People Make?

If you think Hollywood — and business — is filled with liars, Peter Collett’s “Book Of Tells.”

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Retirement

Have You Considered a Roth? More Planning Opportunities Can Make These Very Attractive

Want to get a jump start on having a star-studded retirement? “Roth accounts are a great way to build flexibility into your retirement income planning because they trade tax benefits,” explains Howard Pressman.

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Speakers Bureau

Celebrity Author Kristine Carlson Helps Us Wake Up to an Inspired Life

Learn how best-selling author and inspirational speaker Kristine Carlson has continued to expand on the success of her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, creator of the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series.

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Inkandescent TV

Learn to Do PR Like a Celebrity

Are you ready to supersize your small business? In this News Channel 8 interview with PR specialist Hope Katz Gibbs, reporter Sonya Gavankar explores three questions every entrepreneur should ask themselves.

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Truly Amazing Women™

Hollywood Icon Rita Moreno Still Steals the Show

Octogenarian Rita Moreno remains one of the busiest stars in show business. Her first book, “Rita Moreno: A Memoir,” just came out in March, and recently she starred in the premier of “Life Without Make-Up.”

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