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    Interesting Perspective

    Most all of the equipment we use in our program has been donated. Much it from 20th Century Fox and their former employees. None of it is new, all of it used; during this equipment’s life it has been used on some of the biggest movies and television series, but now it has blemishes on it…   […]

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    April 2014 News and Updates

    Earlier this March, HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  We were privileged to receive this certificate from Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the rest of the board.   Cyndi was unable to attend, so our graduate and new instructor Charlie Roseland stood in for her.  Supervisor Antonovich made a joke after […]

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    February 2014 News & Updates

    Two weeks ago we had our final video shoot for the end of semester #14.  We decided to do something a little different – we interviewed Charles Roseland for a new web series called “CHOOSING A NEW PATH” which we plan to launch on Hollywood Impact TV. We had a few new instructors that helped […]

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    CONTINUING EDUCATION

    For you music lovers among us, HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS visited the “NAMM Show” a few weeks ago in Anaheim, California.   For those who might not know, (like me) NAMM stands for the National Association of Music Merchants and was founded in 1901.    It is the world’s largest trade-only show for musical products,distributors, and manufacturers. Manufactures from all […]

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    Choosing a New Path – Leaving the Bars Behind

    This is a new segment for our blog about the alumni of HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS who are choosing a new path – one that leaves prison and jail behind. It is intended to be of help to our students who have recently left jail/prison or are about to, so they can see how the men before them […]

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    4th Annual Angel Tree Event

    Last week we had another terrific Angel Tree Gift giveaway event, our 4th.  For those who may not be aware of  the Angel Tree Program, it is part of Prison Fellowship.  Studies continue to show that if an incarcerated parent can keep and build a relationship with their children, the likelihood of their children becoming incarcerated drops […]

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    HIS December Update

    We’re back in the classroom after a brief break between semesters.   Semester #14 is underway with 30 new student/inmates meeting in our classroom #42.   This seems like a very enthusiastic group who are eager to learn.   We’ll be updating you as we move through the semester.   Welcome back and thank you to all of […]

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    HIS – October Update

    A couple of weeks ago we produced our Semester 13 final video project. For some, you may remember that this semester we were teaching live story telling in our class. So this final video project was to “film” our students telling those stories in front of a live audience. It was a terrific show, complete […]

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    Working on the Outside

    Two weeks ago HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS had a real production that actually was a paying job…  Yes, we got hired for a production job which was terrific because we were actually able to hire and pay many of our Hollywood Impact Studios Alumni who are out of jail and doing well.   We shot all day out at Melody Ranch […]

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    HIS- News & Updates

    Our semester is going very well so far.   Gary has just finished his “The Business of  Television” class. Stan, Luke and Branden are heavily into the their editing classes. Next week we start camera taught my director of photographer Ryan.  The guys always love his class.

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Stan Cassio

Vice President, New Edit “[It's] an outstanding idea. I am surprised that other studios have not come up with it.”

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Frank Cardea

Executive Producer of Four Prime-Time Network Programs “When I was approached by Gary about being involved in his project, I was thrilled. I think his idea of providing hands on experience in television production to at risk students is wonderful. I think his idea is both creative and innovative. My wife teaches sixth grade at […]

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Gary Hall

Founder “The goal of Hollywood Impact Studios is to bring new hope and a brighter future to those individuals who have been dealt a tough hand in life; to use the art of television and film making to change lives; and to provide a training ground where Hollywood professionals mentor these individuals in order to […]

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