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Posts Tagged ‘Interview’

LCO needs YOU!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on April 6, 2011

Levine Communications is offering Entertainment PR Internships!

We are a top entertainment PR firm with well over two decades of experience and a client roster consisting of some of the most powerful names and brands in Hollywood. We are seeking bright, new administrative interns to join our hardworking team.

Interns participate in an intense program working closely with our publicists and CEO. We ask that you come in 2-3 times a week for 3-4 months, but hours are flexible to accommodate varying schedules.

Duties include:

– filing of documents
– supporting a team of publicists
– corresponding through phone and email with clients
– answering and screening incoming calls
– make outgoing calls
– scheduling meetings
– coordinating events
– acting as a liaison between clients and the publicists
– supervising or supporting groups of other interns on various assigned projects

Interns must be:

– highly organized, professional, hard-working, flexible, and responsible
– knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, social media, and Windows
– able to work well independently and in groups
– able to adapt to a high-paced, dynamic, and competitive work environment

We ask that all qualified and immediately available candidates send a cover letter and resume.

Please feel free to email us for more information on this posting. Please note that this internship is only open to candidates located in Los Angeles.

MUST be over the age of 18

Not limited to only students. This internship is available to anyone motivated to get started.
Hiring Organization: LCO PR

Levine Communications Office
1180 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 300-0950 x230

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Two Interns, Two Stories, Day One

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 13, 2010

We caught up with two of our new interns to discuss their first day.  They share their hopes, their anxieties, and how they think they’ll do at LCO.  Check out what they have to say.  Click the pictures to jump to their videos.

Megan

Steven

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Get Ready for the Red Carpet with JJ Virgin

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 2, 2010

Health and Nutrition expert JJ Virgin is the premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of nutrition and wellness. JJ is also a spokesperson for Emergen-C and Subway and spent two seasons as a health expert on “The Dr. Phil Show.” She is the co-star of the TLC reality series, Freaky Eaters. JJ is the go-to person for some of Hollywood’s top celebrities for nutrition and health and getting them ready to look their best for the red carpet. LCO Client, JJ Virgin recently spoke with the Fit Talk Show about some of the tips and tricks that she gives the celebrities as well as her new book, “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy”. She has worked with performance athletes, CEO’s, and A-list celebrities from around the world, including KISS front man, Gene Simmons, Ben Stiller, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Janeane Garofalo, to name a few. Here are some of her most useful tips to looking fabulous when getting ready for a big event.

Cut out dairy and gluten which cause a lot of people to hold on to false fat and inflammation.

Increase fiber intake as it helps with satiety. Increase water intake between meals, not with meals. Water dilutes stomach acid and can slow down digestion and impair protein synthesis.

Drink lots of green tea. Green tea helps boost metabolism, reduces stress hormones, and burns more fat.

Get a good nights sleep.

Eat vegetables that are natural diuretics such as asparagus and cucumbers.

Drink apple cider vinegar to help with acid alkaline balance.

To read the full article, click here. For more information on JJ Virgin and her new book “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy” please visit www.jjvirgin.com.

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The New Yorker Talks Short Men and Jimmy Au’s

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 28, 2010

Please enjoy this article from The New Yorker by Zachary Kanin featuring Jimmy Au’s:


“Short men in the United States are, some studies show, paid less than their taller peers. They are less likely to get hired for a job or receive a promotion, less likely to get elected President, and at a severe disadvantage in the height-obsessed world of dating. But perhaps the worst indignity is being forced to shop for clothes in the children’s department. The alternative is not much better—the standard adult dress shirt has so much excess fabric that, when a short man wears it tucked in, it creates the impression that he is wearing a diaper under his trousers.


While there are hundreds of stores in the United States specializing in clothes for “big and tall” men, there are very few designer-clothing stores for short men. One is the Beverly Hills clothier Jimmy Au’s, whose motto is “For Men 5′8″ and Under.” The proprietors of Jimmy Au’s were in town recently for their first East Coast trunk show, and they approached this magazine to request a “deskside” chat. Unlike the phoneside, e-mailside, or even fireside chat, a deskside is a face-to-face briefing during which a publicist (or his or her client) pitches a story to a journalist in an intimate setting.

On the day of the chat, a desk was not readily available, but a bare one was apprehended and spruced up with knickknacks, to give the impression of use. At the appointed hour, a miniature delegation arrived: Jimmy Au, the store’s designer and founder, and his son, Alan, the firm’s client-relations manager. They had brought along a surprise guest: Nora, Jimmy’s wife and Alan’s mother, as well as six plump garment bags. Jimmy, who is five feet two, wore a black pin-striped suit with a red tie and large seventies-style eyeglasses. Nora, who is five feet one, was dressed in white. Alan straddled a chair between his parents. At five feet six, he is the tallest member of the family. He wore a black pin-striped suit with a yellow tie. His hair had been gelled into stylish spikes that added an inch to his height. “There are more short men in Manhattan than in all of Southern California,” Alan said, explaining his family’s interest in New York. (Plans for a Manhattan-based Jimmy Au’s are in the works.)

Jimmy laid out the highlights of his fifty-year career: He arrived in the U.S. from Hong Kong in 1959 and began selling suits while a student at Church College of Hawaii. “The first day, I sold three suits and made sixty dollars,” he recalled. “That’s like working sixty hours in a cannery. I told myself, ‘This is it.’ ”

He started going door-to-door, selling custom-made suits. When he noticed that most of his customers were short men, he realized that he had found an untapped market. He quickly became the tailor to some of the most successful jockeys in the country. After marrying Nora, in 1971, he opened his first store, in Torrance, California, and then one in Arcadia, near the racetrack. In 2005, Alan oversaw a move to the store’s current location. There, Alan said, visitors find an atmosphere that caters to the short man in every way. “The store is scaled down,” he said. Ceilings are low, clothing racks are small, and the mannequins—made by a special-effects company—are five feet eight inches instead of the standard six feet.

“Even the chairs are made shorter,” Nora added.

The move to Beverly Hills reflected a shift in clientele, from jockeys to actors. Jimmy Au’s has provided wardrobe for more than fifty prime-time television shows in the past five years and, Alan said, for “multiple celebrities from ‘Ocean’s Thirteen.’ ” Asked to elaborate, he pointed out that it is touchy to name names in Hollywood.

“For example,” he said, “I can’t say, ‘Tom Cruise shops at our store.’ But I can say that his stylist comes in.” He went on, “I can’t say, ‘Danny DeVito shops in our store,’ but I can tell you that my dad goes to his house.”

“Is it O.K. to mention Scott Hamilton?” Jimmy asked. Alan said that it was.

“Scott Hamilton is one of my happiest customers,” Jimmy said.

Alan explained how to make a man look taller. “Proportion is the first trick,” he said. “Once a suit is proportioned, you can fool the eye other ways.” Stripes are essential, because they elongate. Tie clips and horizontal plaids are verboten. “Unless you’re Fred Astaire, or you’re going to some kind of dance-related thing, don’t do wild, crazy socks. Don’t bring the attention downward.”

Jimmy raised an index finger. “The most important is fit and the quality,” he said. Then, as Nora unzipped a garment bag, he sized up his five-foot-three-inch host.

Jimmy selected a tan sports coat that fit as if it had been tailored for the recipient.

“That’s really good,” Nora said, smoothing down the shoulders. “Now, you see the confidence?” ”

To read the article in its entirety, please click here.


Please visit the Jimmy Au’s website here.

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Erika Jayne is a Pretty Mess

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 20, 2010

LCO client and singer Erika Jayne recently interviewed with Orlando Style Magazine, check out this great article:


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Megan Blake Interviewed by Woman’s World

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 14, 2010

Megan Blake, actress and pet expert specializing in travel with pets was recently interviewed by Woman’s World for her tips on pets and training. Blake can be recognized from her award-winning PBS show Animal Attractions TV of which she is the host. Blake is also heavily involved with animal rescue as she has 6 of her own rescue animals!

Megan Blake’s acting career is also notable, with more than 20 appearances in films including Talladega Nights and The Puzzle in the Air.

Check out Megan Blake in Woman’s World:

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Picking the Brain of KFI’s Donald Morrison

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 31, 2010

LCO has had hundreds of interns come through its doors and graduate from the program. Many of these interns go on to do big things in their careers and take the lessons they’ve learned from Michael Levine and LCO with them. One of these past interns is Donald Morrison. Morrison works for KFI 640am News as an Anchor/Editor/Medical Reporter.


Donald was an intern back in 2001 on Michael Levine’s radio show. The internship allowed Donald to “gain the knowledge of how a radio show is put together as well as how to go about booking guests and promoting a show”.  Donald noted that he had always liked TV/radio news broadcasting as well as sports. “I originally wanted to be a play-by-play sports announcer and felt working in TV or radio would help me accomplish that. I ended up working in the news and enjoyed it and stuck with it”.


Donald has covered a lot of breaking news stories, so we had to ask him about the strangest story he had covered. “The strangest thing that’s happened to me is when I called a porn director to ask him to comment on his recent federal indictment. It turned out he had no idea he was indicted. There was also an earthquake happening as soon as one my newscasts started. I had to inform everyone they were feeling a quake.”  Though dishing out news of indictments and announcing earthquakes were among Donald’s craziest stories, he said however, the most significant story that he had covered was “…election of President Obama. It was a historic election that will be in the annals of American history.”

Reflecting on his days as an intern, “one thing I’ll always remember about LCO is watching Michael deal with interns and employees. I felt his demanding yet gentle style can really get the most out of people and help them realize their full potential.” Donald also said that the best experience he had while interning was getting to meet Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees and Charles Manson prosecutor, Vincen Bugliosi.

Morrison uses the PR skills he learned in his LCO days to for instance by, “promoting stories using Twitter.” He said also, “PR is about enticing and trying to generate interest. I do that through writing creative leads to stories so listeners will be interested.  He continued on to note that “PR helps you learn the importance of packaging and imaging. this is important when it comes to presenting news. You have to do it in a way that will catch people’s attention through creative writing and delivery.”

LCO obviously utilizes the media daily, so we asked Donald about the importance and relevance of radio. “Radio is the absolute fastest way to disseminate information. There is no delay through web servers or computers. There’s no camera man and producing booth crew to wait on. A push of a button is all that’s needed to tell people what’s happening.

As a successful past intern we asked Donald to divulge some of the best advice he had received, he stated that working hard is of utmost importance, “it’s simple but no one gets ahead slacking off.”

As a final note, we asked who Donald would like to interview if he could choose anyone, “If I had to pick someone who’s living then it would be Gore Vidal. If it’d be anyone in history then it’d be Abraham Lincoln.

For more information about the LCO intern program, and to apply, please click here.

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The Reality of Exorcisms

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 30, 2010

If you ask psychic and spiritual adviser Ron Bard, real-life exorcisms aren’t too far from those depicted in movies like The Exorcist and newly released film, The Last Exorcism.

From: The Last Exorcism

In an August 29th article with The New York Daily News regarding the similarities between a movie exorcism and a real-life exorcism, Ron Bard noted, “The first ‘Exorcist’ movie with Linda Blair is actually not too far from the truth” … “The head-spinning is a little much,” adds Bard. “But I’ve seen a lot of the things that are characteristic of (spirit) possession”. In the article Mr. Bard goes on to tell the story of the first time he accompanied his mother, former psychic, Yolana Bard to do an exorcism at the home of a famous Hollywood socialite:

“As soon as I walked in, all of a sudden she was speaking in tongues – in this case, fluent German – and she was saying, ‘I’m going to kill you,’” recalls Bard.

“Lines started appearing on her hands and she was bleeding. And her body had become jaundiced and twisted, like she had cerebral palsy.”

Bard Continues:  “My first exorcism still scares the crap out of me”. “Spirits could get really violent, and when you’ve got someone who can whup your a–, it’s scary.”

The scene Bard describes sounds as if it could have been torn straight from the pages of Hollywood terror flick, instead it is one of many exorcisms  Ron has attended and assisted in.

Ron Bard is a celebrity psychic and spiritual adviser from New York who is now living in Los Angeles, please visit Ron’s website here. And follow him on Twitter @RonnieBard.

For the rest of the New York Daily News article, From reel to real; ‘The Last Exorcism’ depicts real-life religious ritual, says psychic by Robert Dominguez please click here.

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From Homeless Teen to Hollywood Psychic

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 23, 2010

How many people have worked along A-list celebrities like Brad Pitt, powerful international CEOs, and been featured in Forbes Magazine? Not many, LCO client Ron Bard is however, one such person.

Ron Bard triumphed adversity by going from a homeless 15-year-old to a revered and respected spiritual adviser and psychic. As the only psychic ever to be featured in Forbes Magazine, Bard has made a name for himself as a trusted psychic to more than just the Hollywood elite.

Click here to check out the Forbes feature on Ron Bard.

Bard is known for using his gift to help locate lost children, and even worked with detectives on the Unabomber case. Ron is often called upon in complex cases for his reliable and trusted spiritual guidance and psychic gifts.

Mr. Bard also has extensive experience in book production, media, negotiation, and distribution

Click here (Mr. Bard’s interview begins at 37:00) to listen to Ron on Blog Talk Radio discussing everything from reuniting with his estranged mother in Germany to working with Brad Pitt.

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Kevin Michael Richardson–The Voice Behind “The Cleveland Show”

Posted by Levine Communications Office on July 26, 2010

LCO Client and prominent voice actor, Kevin Michael Richardson, appeared on the FOX Morning News in San Diego this past Friday, July 24! Check out his interview below to learn more about the ultimate voice behind “The Cleveland Show”.

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The first ever “The Cleveland Show” panel took place this weekend at Comic Con 2010 in San Diego, CA. The upcoming second season was discussed, which premieres September 26, 2010. Kevin Michael Richardson plays several voices on “The Cleveland Show” and it has been said that he is one of the most prominent African-American voice actors in the business.

If this interview didn’t turn you on to the show yet, just watch one episode and you will be hooked. The first season of “The Cleveland Show” airs periodically on FOX, usually on Sundays at 8:30/7:30c. However, you can always watch full episodes at http://www.fox.com/cleveland/.

To learn more about voice actor and artist, Kevin Michael Richardson, please visit www.kevinmichaelrichardson.com

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