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Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

Spotlight: Top Hollywood Stuntwoman Gaëlle Cohen Dishes On Working With Jessica Biel And Penelope Cruz And Shares Some Delicious Recipes You Can Whip Up At Home

Posted by Levine Communications Office on May 1, 2013

By: Melissa

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She is one of the most in-demand stuntwomen in Hollywood. A native of France, Gaëlle Cohen was recently featured in the award-winning box office smash Zero Dark Thirty. Her stunts have long been receiving industry acclaim for their breathtaking craft and gritty realism.

But when she’s not busy shooting major studio productions like Rush Hour 3,Babylon A.D. and the upcoming disaster thriller Black Sky, she’s cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Gaëlle is a true gourmet cook with a passion for organic cooking.

Here she shares her tales of working with a host of stars and provides some of her favorite recipes that you can whip up in the comfort of your own home.

CelebZter: How did you get into being a stuntwoman?

Gaëlle: I had just finished law school when a friend of mine asked me to help her on a show for which she urgently needed a replacement actress. I had never done that before, but she figured I wasn’t shy and would pull it off. There I met some stunt people who were practicing fencing—I found out they were actually rehearsing for an audition. I was on the National French Fencing Team for many years before that, so I offered to help them put a fight together.
Several days later, the stunt coordinator calls me and offers me to work for him on the sword fights for a TV show called “Highlander.” I hadn’t the slightest idea of what stunt work was, but after my first day on set, I knew this was what I wanted to do. Law was definitely not for me anymore.

CelebZter: How do you train for stunts?

Gaëlle: After my experience on Highlander, the only skill I had was fencing, which is a start, but not enough to be hired as a complete stunt woman. So I started training full-time to acquire all the skills stunt people need to perform in movies. Not only did I attend the National Circus School to learn trapeze and acrobatics, but I practiced martial arts, horse riding, trampoline, motocross, high falls, etc.
I trained for a year and a half, before really starting to consider myself “hireable” as a stunt woman.

On a regular basis, you work out to keep in shape, and you train to maintain or improve the level of your skills.

CelebZter: What is the best experience you have had on a movie set?

Gaëlle: There are so many! This is why I love my job, just like all stunt people do, I am sure. One of my most memorable memories is from spending time in the Moroccan desert dunes, riding a camel as Penelope Cruz’s stunt double in the movie “Sahara.” It was such a magical moment.

I also remember, 15 years ago on my first feature film (a movie called Young Blades with Hugh Dancy) I was on the top of a 35-foot tree in a French countryside forest, ready to slide down on a rope and jump on a horse. It was then that I realized how incredible my life was. The beautiful view and the wind in my ears just added to the whole experience. I felt really blessed.

 

Read the rest of the interview at CelebZter

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Livan! At The El Rey Theater Tonight!!!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on April 7, 2013

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How To Make It In Hollywood with Tim Holmes on FOX 2

Posted by Levine Communications Office on April 1, 2013

Tim Holmes FOXSee the interview here.

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Director Peter Hankoff’s Testimonial of Levine Communications Office

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 27, 2013

“By giving me a national presence, LCO did more for my career in 2 years than I could have done in 20.”Peter Hankoff

Said by Director Peter Hankoff

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Domiziano Arcangeli Makes it to Hollywood

Posted by Levine Communications Office on March 1, 2013

Dom Arcangeli jpeg From the Hollywood Film Journal

At www.hollywoodfilmjournal.com

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Tim Holmes, The Strong Man in Disney’s OZ The Great and Powerful, Joins LCO’s VP Zuzana Korda, at The Premier on Wednesday 2/13/2013

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 14, 2013

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Evelyn Lozada Extends Special Invite to LCO Staff to Attend Her Birthday Party at Supperclub

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 13, 2012

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Evelyn Lozada arrives her Birthday Party at Supperclub in Hollywood

Evelyn Lozada arrives her Birthday Party at Supperclub in Hollywood

Basketball Wives cast members Tasha Marbury, Evelyn Lozada, and Suzie Ketchum

Basketball Wives cast members Tasha Marbury, Evelyn Lozada, and Suzie Ketchum

Tasha Marbury & Suzie Ketchum

Tasha Marbury & Suzie Ketchum

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Dr. Nakhla talks nip-tuck; in your face with Kate Walsh nude

Posted by Levine Communications Office on February 24, 2012

Kate Walsh on Cover of  Shape Magazine

Kate Walsh on Cover of Shape Magazine

Actress Kate Walsh says Botox and scalpels aren’t for her. But like Gwyneth Paltrow, she says she’s fine with another type of cosmetic medicine: Laser treatments.

See more photos of Kate Walsh here.

She’s in Shape

TV‘s Kate Walsh bares all. How she stays this hot at 44,” shouts the red-lettered cover line on the March issue of Shape.

Inside the magazine, the “Private Practice” actress is quoted as saying, “We live in a strange time when getting plastic surgery is as common as dyeing your hair. But in my profession, I need a malleable face. Everyone has her line in the sand. I draw mine at facials and laser treatments.”

She adds, “If others want to go a step further, it’s their call.”

That sounds a lot like what Gwyneth Paltrow said in Harper’s Bazaar recently. Paltrow said she’ll pass on the Botox in favor of doing  “little things, like lasers.”

Neither Walsh nor Paltrow have said what type of laser treatments they get. But going the laser route can be pretty rigorous — and it can get expensive for those who aren’t earning Hollywood salaries.

When people talk about lasers,  it can mean “a 15-minute job or .. a 2-hour job with 2 weeks of down time, with peeling, redness and crusting,” says Dr. Tony Nakhla, medical director of OC Skin Institute and author of the book, “The Skin Commandments”.

There are different lasers for all kinds of skin problems, from zapping freckles, red splotches or broken blood vessels to the more involved work of resurfacing the skin to get rid of wrinkles, says Nakhla, who counts entertainment industry types among his clients.

The 15-minute job runs about $350.

The 2-hour job? That’ll cost you $3,000. Twice a year.

By the way, Nakhla says Botox gets a bad rap on the face-freezing front. It can get rid of wrinkles without having that effect. “That (patients’ expectations that their faces will freeze) is a misconception,” he says.

But that’s another post.

So how do you think Walsh looks? Want to see how she’s changed through the years?

Article Originally By MARILYN KALFUS / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

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Doonby Stars at The National Press Club March 1st

Posted by Levine Communications Office on January 24, 2011

For more information about the soon to be released Doonby visit Doonbythemovie.com

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Kevin Michael Richardson Featured in Locale Magazine

Posted by Levine Communications Office on January 19, 2011

LCO Client, funnyman and extraordinary voice over talent Kevin Michael Richardson recently sat down with Local Magazine.  The vocal powerhouse and star of FOX’s The Cleveland Show (he voices 14-year-old Cleveland Jr.) discussed how he got started, why he decided to go “off camera” and what he does to relax on the weekend.  Click here to see the article (jump to pages 152-153).

Follow Kevin on Twitter @ClevelandJr and visit him at KevinMichaelRichardson.com

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