Illeana Hesselberg, most known as Illeana Douglas, is an American actress, director and producer. Douglas has had a long-ranging diverse career as a character actor with a specialty in comedy. Notable works include work in a 2001 episode of Six Feet Under – for which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and won the Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series award from OFTA, the Online Film & Television Association – and her work in the TV series Action opposite Jay Mohr – for which she won a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, she can be seen on Turner Classic Movies where she hosts specials focused on unheralded women directors from film history. Douglas was born in Quincy, the daughter of Joan Douglas, a schoolteacher, Gregory Douglas, a painter. Douglas' father was the son of Hollywood actor Melvyn Douglas and his wife, the artist Rosalind Hightower. Douglas had two older brothers, the late Stefan Gregor Hesselberg, a technician in the histology laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who trained racehorses in Verona and Erik Hesselberg, a journalist.
Douglas grew up in Connecticut, in the Old Saybrook area, but said that she grew up all over, in Massachusetts where her father lived, Connecticut where her mother lived, New York, where her extended family lived. During her childhood she spent time going forth between relatives during the summer. Douglas said that her parents were influenced by the 1970s hippie culture—her father by the movie Easy Rider, they did not pressure her to go to college. Comedy albums were big in her family; the family would put on dramatic performances. Douglas' mother's side is Catholic and Romanian from Astoria, Queens, her maternal grandmother worked in the restaurant at Gertz' department store in Astoria and her maternal grandfather was a welder. Douglas said that her maternal grandmother, a former Rockette, had wanted to be an actor, she instilled in Douglas a love for the movies, which they attended together when she was a child. As a child she would visit her paternal grandfather, the actor Melvyn Douglas, in his apartment in Manhattan on the Upper West Side as well as his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles on Senalda Road off Outpost Drive.
Douglas said her summers with Melvyn Douglas were about experiencing with him his love of theater and elocution as well as reading and history. Douglas has said that her grandfather's performance in Being There was influential on her own career. In the 1940s, Douglas' grandfather and Peter Sellers both served in the military during WWII and met in Burma. In the 1960s, the two men talked about their time together in the war. During high school, Douglas visited the set while they were shooting on location in Asheville, North Carolina and got to meet Sellers, whose work she admired greatly, it was the first time. Douglas notes the contrast between her working-class Italian roots and the glamorous Hollywood world of her paternal side of her family. Famous people like Myrna Loy, Gore Vidal, Gloria Steinem, politicians and others were always around in a salon-type world. Douglas said it took her a long time to figure out the contrasting diversity, to put both halves together, she identifies more with the Italian side of her family, that she developed more of their "rhythms and ways" because she spent so much time with them in Queens.
After graduating from high school, Douglas moved to New York City. Obsessed with the movies from her childhood, Douglas wanted to be in show business, she stayed with relatives in various temporary arrangements. Douglas attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she was a contemporary of Elias Koteas and Lou Mustillo. Mustillo and Douglas were not asked back to school after their first year; when she was 18 years old, Douglas went to work for Steve Rubell at the Morgans Hotel. While there, Douglas decided to reinvent herself and began attending Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, where she studied with the acting teacher Richard Pinter. While she was working in a sketch comedy group called Manhattan Punchline, one of the troupe members suggested she try stand-up comedy. Douglas decided to give it a try, working at Stand Up New York, she found the writing and acting easy, but the performing difficult. She did not like the graphic comedy style in vogue, didn't like the lifestyle. Douglas got a job working for Peggy Siegal.
Through this job, she tried to get her headshot to the casting director who worked with Martin Scorsese, but was not successful. The editors needed a sound effect to convey Mary Magdalene screaming, asked her to help out. Through this happenstance, Douglas met Scorsese, his editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, as well as filmmaker Michael Powell, provided many ADR of crowd sounds; the group bonded over discussion of old films, a long-standing interest. Soon Scorsese and Douglas began a long-term relationship. Soon afterwards, she got her first movie role: a small part in the Scorsese segment of New York Stories. Douglas said that Lorraine Bracco took Douglas under her wing during the shooting of Goodfellas, helping her find an agent, it was that Douglas became Scorsese's girlfriend. Douglas appeared in Scorsese's Cape Fear -- one of four Scorsese films. After Cape Fear, she had several film roles where her segment was cut, including in Household Saints, Jungle Fever, a
The road crew are the technicians or support personnel who travel with a band on tour in sleeper buses, handle every part of the concert productions except performing the music with the musicians. This catch-all term covers many people: tour managers, production managers, stage managers, front of house and monitor engineers, lighting directors, lighting designers, lighting techs, guitar techs, bass techs, drum techs, keyboard techs, security/bodyguards, truck drivers, merchandise crew, caterers, among others; the road crew are uncredited, though many bands take care to thank their crew in album sleeve liner notes. In some cases, roadies have stepped in to help out with playing onstage. On June 12, 1993, while performing "Bullet in the Head" in Reykjavik, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and bassist Tim Commerford switched out with their guitar and bass technicians, respectively; the Doobie Brothers' lighting roadie, Bobby LaKind became a full member of the band. After observing LaKind goofing around on the congas after a concert, the band took notice of his talent and asked him to join as a sideman for studio sessions in 1976.
He became a full member in 1979 and performed as a vocalist, songwriter and backup drummer for live shows. Pink Floyd listed theirs on the rear sleeve of Ummagumma and recorded them speaking on The Dark Side of the Moon. A roadie delivered the spoken part of the studio version of the song "Sheep", on the Animals album, they had written a song called "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" about a roadie, appearing on their 1970 album Atom Heart Mother. Bruce Berry was a professional roadie for the members of Crosby, Nash & Young, both as a group and individually, he died of a heroin overdose on June 4, 1973 and is immortalized in the lyrics of the title track of the album Tonight's the Night by Neil Young:Bruce Berry was a working man He used to load that Econoline van... Pantera, Motörhead and Godsmack go so far as to feature their crew in their tour videos, Motörhead wrote the song " The Road Crew" about their crew. Exceptionally, in the former Manu Chao band Mano Negra, the roadies were included as a part of the band when they signed for Virgin.
Todd Rundgren and Roger Powell invited roadie Jan Michael Alejandro to play piano with them, Ringo Starr and Bill Wyman on a live broadcast of the Jerry Lewis Telethon in Las Vegas. It was viewed by 33 million people, he worked the last Led Zeppelin concert in Knebworth 1979, he was one of the roadies that Jackson Browne wrote about on the Running on Empty Tour. Jan owns Jan-Al Cases with his partner Muffie Alejandro. Jackson Browne on his 1977 tour, "Running on Empty", wrote his famous song "The Load-Out" in order to honor his roadies. Perry Bamonte was a long-serving guitar tech for The Cure, before filling in on keyboards during the final leg of the Disintegration tour after Roger O'Donnell's departure in 1991, he went on to play guitar and keyboards on four Cure albums, including major hit Wish. Coldplay's video Life in Technicolor ii features roadie puppets four times: picking up the cymbal dropped by the drummer, operating the rope that widens the stage, moving a ramp onstage and operating the sound mixer.
Tupac Shakur joined Digital Underground as a roadie, backup singer and dancer in 1990, appeared with the band in the film Nothing but Trouble to begin his rapping career. U2's "One Tree Hill" on the album The Joshua Tree is dedicated to Greg Carroll, a stagehand in New Zealand, he joined The Unforgettable Fire tour, after the tour he stayed in Ireland and became Bono's personal assistant. Stuart Morgan, Adam Clayton's bass tech, filled in for the U2 bassist for a concert in Sydney in 1993. James Hetfield of Metallica has been—at least twice—temporarily replaced in his guitar duties by his roadie John Marshall during his various injuries. Tenacious D wrote the song Roadie on their 2012 Rize of the Fenix album to pay homage to their road crew. A video for the song featured Danny McBride as a stereotypical, long hair, black leather wearing roadie who grew jealous of the band as he watched their success from the sidelines. Violinist Lindsey Stirling starts off her show by introducing every crew member.
Moreover, she puts them on YouTube. A picture of The Allman Brothers Band roadies appears on the back cover of their At Fillmore East album. In 2015, Built to Spill roadies Jason Albertini and Stephen Gere became the bassist and drummer on the album Untethered Moon. A number of roadies have gone on to write music. Greg Page was a roadie for The Cockroaches before band member Anthony Field asked him to join him in attending Macquarie University to become preschool teachers, they both accidentally ended up starting The Wiggles alongside band member Jeff Fatt and fellow student Murray Cook after submitting an album of children's music. David Gilmour was a roadie for Pink Floyd before Nick Mason asked him if he would be interested in joining the band as a guitarist. Krist Novoselic was a roadie for the Melvins before forming Nirvana with Kurt Cobain. Joey DeMaio of Manowar was a pyro-tech for Black Sabbath during their Hell tour. Frank Bello was a roadie and guitar technician for Anthrax before replacing Dan Lilker on Anthrax's second album Spreading the Disease.
Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips was a roadie for the band before being asked to join the band as a drummer on tours. Rick Biddulph was a roadie for Hatfield and the North and Natio
Walk This Way
"Walk This Way" is a song by the American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the song was released as the second single from the album Toys in the Attic, it peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1977, part of a string of successful hit singles for the band in the 1970s. In addition to being one of the songs that helped break Aerosmith into the mainstream in the 1970s, it helped revitalize their career in the 1980s when it was covered by rappers Run–D. M. C. On their 1986 album Raising Hell; this cover was a touchstone for the new musical subgenre of rap rock, or the melding of rock and hip hop. It became an international hit and won both groups a Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Single in 1987 Soul Train Music Awards; the song starts out with a two measure drum beat intro by Joey Kramer, followed by the well known guitar riff by Joe Perry. The song proceeds with the main riff made famous by Perry and Brad Whitford on guitar with Tom Hamilton on bass.
The song continues with rapid fire lyrics by Steven Tyler. In December 1974, Aerosmith opened for The Guess in Honolulu. During the sound check, guitarist Joe Perry was "fooling around with riffs and thinking about The Meters," a group guitarist Jeff Beck had turned him on to. Loving "their riffy New Orleans funk, especially'Cissy Strut' and'People Say'", he asked the drummer "to lay down something flat with a groove on the drums." The guitar riff to what would become "Walk This Way" just "came off hands." Needing a bridge, he went there. But I didn't want the song to have 4, 5 chord progression. After playing the first riff in the key of C, I shifted to E before returning to C for the verse and chorus. By the end of the sound check, I had the basics of a song; when bandmate Steven Tyler heard Perry playing that riff he "ran out and sat behind the drums and jammed." Tyler scatted "nonsensical words to feel where the lyrics should go before adding them later." When the group was halfway through recording Toys in the Attic in early 1975 at Record Plant in New York City, they found themselves stuck for material.
They had written three or four songs for the album, having "to write the rest in the studio." They decided to give the song Perry had come up with in Hawaii a try, but it did not have lyrics or a title yet. Deciding to take a break from recording, band members and producer Jack went down to Times Square to see Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Returning to the studio, they were laughing about Marty Feldman telling Gene Wilder to follow him in the film, saying "walk this way" and limping. Douglas suggested this as a title for their song, but they still needed lyrics. At the hotel that night Tyler wrote lyrics for the song, but left them in the cab on the way to the studio next morning, he says: "I must have been stoned. All the blood drained out of my face, they thought I never got around to writing them." Upset, he took a cassette tape with the instrumental track we had recorded and a portable tape player with headphones and "disappeared into the stairwell." He "forgot to take paper. He wrote the lyrics on the wall at "the Record Plant's top floor and down a few stairs of the back stairway."
After "two or three hours" he "ran downstairs for a legal pad and ran back up and copied them down."Perry thought the "lyrics were so great," noting Tyler, being a drummer, "likes to use words as a percussion element." He says: The words have to tell a story, but for Steven they have to have a bouncy feel for flow. He searches for words that have a double entendre, which comes out of the blues tradition. Perry always liked to wait until Tyler recorded his vocal so he "could weave around his vocal attack," but Tyler wanted Perry to record first for the same reason. After a "tug-of-war", Tyler's vocal was recorded first with Perry's guitar track overdubbed; the lyrics, which tell the story of a high school boy losing his virginity, are sung quite fast by Tyler, with heavy emphasis being placed on the rhyming lyrics. Between the elaborately detailed verses, the chorus consists of a repetition of "Walk this way, talk this way". Live in concert, Tyler has the audience, combined with members of the band, sing "talk this way".
There is a lengthy guitar solo at the end of the song, in concert, Tyler will harmonize his voice to mimic the sounds of the guitar. "Walk This Way" was one of two hit singles by the band to hit the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the 1970s, the other one being a re-release of "Dream On". "Walk This Way", helped Toys in the Attic to be the bestselling Aerosmith album, one of the most critically acclaimed. Aerosmith's version of "Walk This Way" competes with "Sweet Emotion" and "Dream On" for the title of Aerosmith's signature song, being one of the band's most important and recognizable songs; the band omits it from their concert setlist, still performing their classic version of the song to this day. The song has long been a staple of rock radio, garnering regular airplay on mainstream rock, classic rock, album-oriented rock radio stations. In 2009, it was named the eighth greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. Fee Waybill, Steve Lukather, Tim Bogert and Tommy Aldridge covered the song for the Aerosmith tribute album Not the Same Old Song and Dance.
Aerosmith reference lyrics from the song in "Legendary Child". The line "I took a chance at the high school dance never knowing wrong from right" references lyrics from the songs "Walk This Way" and "Adam's Apple" respectively. Both songs first appeared on the album Toys in the Attic. In 2019, the song was
Walt Disney Studios Park
Walt Disney Studios Park is the second of two theme parks built at Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, which opened on March 16, 2002. It is dedicated to show business, themed after movies and behind-the-scenes. In 2017, the park hosted 5.200 million guests, making it the third-most visited amusement park in Europe and the 22nd-most visited in the world, though it has the lowest attendance figures of all twelve Walt Disney parks. Its sister park is Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida; the park is represented by the Earffel Tower, a water tower similar to one, installed at the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California. On February 27, 2018, Bob Iger announced a Transformative Multi Year Expansion, opening in phases from 2021 to 2025, which will transform the park; the cost of this expansion is €2 billion. It will feature Star Wars and Frozen themed areas, all surrounding a new man-made lake. To all who enter this studio of dreams...welcome. Walt Disney Studios is dedicated to our timeless fascination and affection for cinema and television.
Here we celebrate the art and the artistry of storytellers from Europe and around the world who create magic. May this special place stir our own memories of the past, our dreams of the future. Initial plans for a second theme park, named Disney-MGM Studios Europe or Disney-MGM Studios Paris, were scheduled to open in 1996, though these plans were cancelled around mid-1992 due to the resort's financial crisis at the time. After the resort began to make a profit, these plans were revived on a much smaller scale. Walt Disney Studios Park opened on March 16, 2002. In June 2007, a new "studio lot" opened in the Animation Courtyard area of the park, named Toon Studio, it is themed as a "toon backlot", representing the film studio work place of animated characters, where they produce their animated films, including The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book. The concept has been created for Walt Disney Studios Park and features two rides not seen in any other Disney theme park, along with small merchandising locations and many character meet-and-greets.
In this expansion phase are Crush's Coaster, a custom-designed Maurer Söhne SC 2000 indoor spinning roller coaster, Cars: Race Rally themed after the 2006 Disney/Pixar film Cars, with the ride taking the form of an enhanced tea cups ride. Similar rides are found in Mermaid Lagoon at Tokyo DisneySea and A Bug's Land at Disney California Adventure. On December 22, 2007, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror soft-opened with the new Hollywood Boulevard on Production Courtyard. Stitch Live!, imported from Hong Kong Disneyland, replaced the Disney Channel Studio Tour. In 2009, new entertainment opened at Walt Disney Studios to run alongside Mickey's Magical Party, which began in April 2009. Playhouse Disney Live On Stage! opened next to Stitch Live! and is presented in French and Spanish. Walt Disney Studios opened with a full size parade called'Disney's Cinema Parade', themed after popular Disney animated and live action films. In 2008 the parade was replaced with'Disney's Stars'n' Cars', a smaller version of Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade, which came from Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World in Florida.
In August 2010, Toy Story Playland opened to coincide with the new Disney·Pixar film Toy Story 3, "shrinking" guests to the size of a toy. The three attractions are a Half pipe coaster named RC Racer, a parachute jump style ride named Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop and a Music Express train named Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin, all themed intricately around the first 2 Toy Story films. Walt Disney Studios Park is divided into four "studio lots", representing various aspects of film production present at a Hollywood film studio. Front Lot serves as the park’s main entrance and is home to most shops and services of the park, the Earffel Tower is located here; the entrance courtyard, La Place des Frères Lumière, is designed in Spanish Colonial Revival style, a style common to 1930's Hollywood. It is loosely based on the design of the original Disney Bros. Studios on Hyperion Avenue; the central feature of the courtyard is a large Fantasia fountain. The name of the courtyard is a tribute to the French inventors of cinema.
Front Lot features Disney Studio 1, a covered walkway with shops and restaurants themed after a soundstage with a recreation of a Hollywood street inside. Restaurants: Restaurant en CoulisseShops: Walt Disney Studios Store Les Légends d'Hollywood Studio Photo Toon Studio is inspired by Disney and Pixar animated characters; the lot features such Disney and Pixar characters as Crush, The Genie and Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear, Woody and other characters from Toy Story, in addition to the other Disney characters present in the land’s show and the Magician. When the park opened in 2002, the land was known as Animation Courtyard but in 2007, as part of the park’s 5th Anniversary, two new rides were added. In 2009, the area was expanded with Toy Story Playland. In January 2012, construction began on restaurant. Attractions: Flying Carpets Over Agrabah is a spinner ride similar to Dumbo the Flying Elephant where riders sit in magic carpets and act as extras in Genie’s directorial debut; the attraction is set against a large “movie set” backdrop of Agrabah.
Crush's Coaster is a spinning roller coaster where guests enter the beached sound stage and film set of Finding Nemo, where Crush invites them to climb aboard sea turtle shells for a ride through memorable scenes from the movie. Cars Quatre Roues Rallye is a Zamperla Demolition Derby where guests spin at
Roller coaster inversion
A roller coaster inversion is a roller coaster element in which the track turns riders upside-down and returns them to an upright position. Early forms of inversions, dating as far back as 1848 on the Centrifugal Railway in Paris, were vertical loops that were circular in nature, they produced massive g-force, dangerous to riders, as a result, the element became non-existent with the last rides to feature the looping inversions being dismantled during the Great Depression. In 1975, designers from Arrow Development created the corkscrew, reviving interest in the inversion during the modern age of steel roller coasters. Since the element have evolved from simple corkscrews and vertical loops to more complex inversions such Immelmann loops and cobra rolls. Featuring fourteen inversions, The Smiler at Alton Towers holds the world record for the number of inversions on a roller coaster; the first inversion in roller coaster history was part of the Centrifugal Railway of Paris, built in 1848. It consisted of a 43-foot sloping track leading into a nearly circular vertical loop 13 feet in diameter.
During the early 1900s, many rides including vertical loops appeared around the world. These early loops had a major design flaw: the circular structure produced intense g-forces; the Flip Flap Railway, designed by Lina Beecher and built in 1895 on Coney Island of Brooklyn, United States, had a 25-foot circular loop at the end which though popular caused some discomfort in passenger's necks, the ride soon closed. Loop the Loop, another looping coaster, was built in Coney Island as well; this time the loops were oval-shaped rather than circular, though not clothoid in shape like modern loops. Although the ride was safe, it had a low capacity, loading four people every five minutes, was poorly received after the discomfort of the Flip Flap Railway; as their novelty wore off and their dangerous reputation spread, compounded with the developing Great Depression, the early looping coasters faded and disappeared. The concept of inverting riders was not revisited until the 1970s. In 1968, Karl Bacon of Arrow Dynamics created a prototype steel roller coaster with a corkscrew, the first of its kind.
The prototype proved that a tubular steel track, first pioneered by Arrow to create Disneyland's Matterhorn Bobsleds in 1959, could execute inversions both safely and reliably. The full model of the prototype, aptly named Corkscrew, was installed in Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, United States, making history as the world's first modern inverting roller coaster. In 1976, the disastrous vertical loop was revived when Anton Schwarzkopf constructed the Great American Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain of Valencia, United States, which became the world's first complete circuit looping roller coaster. Another roller coaster named Corkscrew, built in Cedar Point of Ohio in the same year, became the first with three inversions; the next few years brought innovations. The shuttle roller coaster was invented by Schwarzkopf in 1977 and realized at Kings Island with the Screamin' Demon coaster; these early incarnations used the weight-drop mechanism to launch the trains. Built in 1978, the Loch Ness Monster in Busch Gardens Williamsburg became the first coaster with interlocking loops.
It is still the only coaster with this feature, as the only other coasters containing interlocking loops are now defunct: Lightnin' Loops, built by Arrow in Six Flags Great Adventure, was sold in 1992, Orient Express of Worlds of Fun was demolished in 2003. The first Schwarzkopf shuttle loops with a flywheel launch first appeared in 1978. Arrow's Revolution, Europe's first looping coaster, was built in 1979 at Blackpool Pleasure Beach of England. In 1980, Carolina Cyclone opened at Carowinds as the first roller coaster with four inversions; the Orient Express opened at Worlds of Fun of Kansas City, United States, in 1980, with the newly invented batwing, a single track element with two inversions. In 1981, Vekoma invented the Boomerang coaster model, which became the most duplicated roller coaster ever; the first Boomerang was built at Reino Aventura of Mexico City, Mexico in 1982. The Boomerang has had over 50 clones built worldwide from Qatar, to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 1982 brought the first five-inversion coaster, Arrow's Viper at Darien Lake in Darien, New York.
The record for number of inversions was broken in the following years. Arrow's Vortex at Kings Island, built in 1987, was the first to have six; the next year, Shockwave at Six Flags Great America broke that record with seven inversions. In 1995, Dragon Khan in Spain's Port Aventura became the first to have eight. In 2002, Colossus at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, England was the first with ten. In 2013, The Smiler at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, broke the record again with 14 inversions. In 2000, Kings Island built Son of Beast, the world's first Wooden roller coaster with a vertical loop; until all roller coasters with any inversions were steel. In December 2006, the loop was removed to make it possible to use lighter trains; this occurred. In 2002, X, designed by Arrow, opened in Six Flags Magic Mountain, it is marketed as the world's first Fourth dimension roller coaster, capable of rotating riders upside-down independently of any track elements
Kenneth Joseph Marino is an American actor, comedian and screenwriter. He was a cast member on MTV's The State and has starred in shows such as Party Down, Marry Me, Burning Love, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Childrens Hospital. Marino was born on New York, to an Italian-American family, he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City. Marino had early success on television as a member of a comedy troupe on the MTV sketch comedy series' The State in 1993, of which he was a founding member. Marino co-starred with Rob Schneider in the second season of Men Behaving Badly, he starred in the short lived series First Years in 2001. He had a recurring role as Prof. Wilder on the TV series Dawson's Creek and in You Wrote It, You Watch It, he made multiple appearances on Charmed and Rock Me Baby, appeared in three seasons of Veronica Mars as private detective Vinnie Van Lowe. He was cast to star in a re-make of the TV series The Courtship of Eddie's Father, but the pilot was not picked up.
Instead, he was cast in the Starz original series Party Down. He starred as a gay demon on the TV series Reaper, he played Dr. Glenn Richie in the satirical television series Childrens Hospital. Marino played Captain'CJ' Stentley on the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Marino made guest appearances in Will & Grace, Reno 911!, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Happy Endings. Marino starred in 2004's Love for Rent, he can be seen in a non speaking role as the music producer/board operator in the pre-ride film that accompanies Rock'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios. He has appeared in Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten and Role Models, had a cameo in the end of The Baxter, he starred in the Hallmark Channel movie Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door in 2006. In 2009, he had a cameo in an episode of Californication. Marino wrote the screenplay for Diggers, a coming-of-age film set in mid-1970s Long Island, as well as co-writing/producing The Ten and Role Models with David Wain. Marino and Wain wrote the screenplay for the comedy film Wanderlust, which starred Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, was released in 2012.
Marino starred as Mark Orlando in the Yahoo! Web series Burning Love, a spoof of the TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette; the series was created by his wife Erica Oyama, while Marino directed all three seasons. Afterwards, Marino starred opposite Casey Wilson on the NBC sitcom Marry Me, which ran for one season from 2014 to 2015. Marino has directed several episodes of the sitcoms The Goldbergs, Super Fun Night, Trophy Wife. In 2017, Marino starred in The Babysitter. Marino is married to screenwriter Erica Oyama, they have Riley Ken ` ichi Marino and a daughter, Ruby. Ken Marino on IMDb Ken Marino Interview @ Heavy In The Streets Childrens' Hospital streaming episodes on theWB Burning Love
Walt Disney Imagineering
Disney Imagineering, some times just Imagineering or more Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc. is the research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company, responsible for the creation and construction of Disney theme parks and attractions worldwide. Founded by Walt Disney to oversee the production of Disneyland, it was known as Walt Disney, Inc. WED Enterprises, from the initials meaning "Walter Elias Disney", the company co-founder's full name. Headquartered in Glendale, Imagineering was founded by Walt Disney to oversee the production of Disneyland. Imagineering is composed of "Imagineers", who are illustrators, engineers, lighting designers, show writers and graphic designers; the term Imagineering, a portmanteau, was introduced in the 1940s by Alcoa to describe its blending of imagination and engineering, used by Union Carbide in an in-house magazine in 1957, with an article by Richard F Sailer called "BRAINSTORMING IS IMAGination engINEERING". Disney filed for a trademark for the term in 1989, claiming first use of the term in 1962.
Imagineering is a registered trademark of The Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney, Inc. was formed by Walt Disney on December 16, 1952 with an engineering division tasked with designing Disneyland. In light of objections from Roy as well as those of potential stockholders, WDI was renamed WED Enterprises in 1953 based on Walt's initials. In 1961, WED moved into the Grand Central Business Park. WED Enterprises theme park design and architectural group became so integral to the Disney studio's operations that the Disney Productions bought it on February 5, 1965 along with the WED Enterprises name; the unit was renamed as of January 1986 to Walt Disney Imagineering. In 1996, Disney Development Company, the Disney conglomerate's real estate development subsidiary, merged into Imagineering. Imagineering created Disney Fair, a U. S. traveling attraction, which premiered in September 1996. With poor attendance, the fair was pulled after a few stops. Disney Entertainment Projects, Inc. a new Disney Asian Pacific subsidiary, selected a renamed fair called DisneyFest as its first project taking it to Singapore to open there on October 30, 1997.
By 1997, Imagineers were in several buildings in Grand Central Business Park when Disney purchased the park. In September 1999, Disney Imagineering announced the Grand Central Creative Campus redesign of the industrial park with a new office-studio complex anchored by Disney Imagineering; some of the building were demolished to make way for new buildings. The additional space would be for production facilities and offices; as part of The Walt Disney Company’s March 2018 strategic reorganization, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts merged with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media segments into Walt Disney Parks and Consumer Products. Imagineering is governed by 15 principles and practices in the construction of attractions and theme parks; these 15 principles have since been published for individuals wanting to achieve their creative goals. New concepts and improvements are created to fulfil specific needs. For instance, the ride vehicle of the attraction Soarin' Over California has been designed to help guests experience the sensation of flight.
During development, Imagineer Mark Sumner found an erector set in his attic, which inspired the solution to create this experience. The ride simulates hang gliding. One of Imagineering's techniques, "blue sky speculation", is a process in which ideas are generated without limitations. Imagineers start with a bold idea in extreme detail, regardless of the budgetary or physical constraints; as a result, it can take up to five years for an idea to turn into a finished attraction. The company consider this the beginning of a design process, believing, "if it can be dreamt, it can be built."Imagineering strive to perfect their work, in which Walt coined as "plussing". He believed that there is always room for innovation and improvement, stating "Disneyland will never be completed as long as there's imagination left in the world". Imagineering has returned to abandoned ideas. For example, the Museum of the Weird, was a proposed walk-through wax museum that became the Haunted Mansion. Disney theme parks are story-telling and visual experiences known as “The Art of the Show.”
The use of theming and attention to detail are essential in the Disney experience. Creative director John Hench noted the similarities between theme park design and film making, such as the use of techniques including forced perspective. One notable example of forced perspective is Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World; the scale of architectural elements is much smaller in the upper reaches of the castle compared to the foundation, making it seem taller than its actual height of 189 feet. The attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean, evokes a “rollicking buccaneer adventure,” according to Hench. In contrast, the Disney Cruise Line ships create an elegant seafaring atmosphere. Minor details in theme park shops and restaurants are crucial; when guests walk down the area of Main Street, U. S. A. they are to notice a bakery fragrance, reminiscent of suburban America in the 1900s. In addition to theme parks, Imagineering has devised retail stores and hotels which have "stories" and create a specific mood.
For instance, the Disney's Contemporary Resort features an A-frame structure, modern décor and futuristic features including a quiet monorail in the lobby. These details reinforce the hotel's contemporary nature. In 2010, Disney Educational Products produced a series of videos