RED Film Premiere

| Oct 12, 2010

Los Angeles, CA (October 11, 2010) — Hollywood celebrated the premiere of the highly anticipated “RED” with an all-star bash at the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Summit Entertainment once again utilized the creative talents of Chad Hudson Events for the production of this star-studded red carpet Hollywood premiere and after party. C.H.E. pulled out all the stops and created a very successful and a very RED evening.

Arrivals at the Chinese Theatre premiere and after party at the landmark Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel included film stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ernest Borgnine (pictured with wife Tova), John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dreyfuss, and Karl Urban; also attending were Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent, Weird Al Yankovic and many more.

**Photo Credit: Phil Lobel / Lobeline Communications © 2010**

Chad Hudson Events – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Premiere

| Jul 23, 2010

BIZBASH- Eclipse Premiere Lets Fans Camp Out, Drawing Estimated $3 Million in Publicity

Long before The Twilight Saga: Eclipse debuted on June 24, the premiere had the makings of an enormous event: a wildly successful franchise, a media frenzy, and an existing army of rabid fans. And it delivered on all the drama, which began on Monday before the Thursday night screening, when fans started camping out in tents on the Nokia Plaza and news outlets lapped up the spectacle.

Summit Entertainment executive vice president of publicity Eric Kops oversaw the event, tapping Chad Hudson Events –which also produced the premieres of the first two films in the vampire series–for the fan camp management, arrivals coordination, and party production.

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Connie Francis on The Insider

| Jun 22, 2010

The Insider — Legendary singer of the 50’s & 60’s, Connie Francis, speaks on her life struggles just prior to show time for Eric Floyd’s Grand Divas of Stage at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel & Casino, where she co-headlined with Dionne Warwick for the first time ever!

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Celebrity Filled United Airlines Flight 27 Cockpit Fire

| May 17, 2010

Airline cockpit fire prompts emergency landing


WASHINGTON – Investigators are looking into whether long-known problems with the heating system in a cockpit window of the Boeing 757 played a role in a fire that forced an airliner to make an emergency landing near Washington, federal safety officials said Monday.

United Airlines Flight 27 en route from New York to Los Angeles with 112 people aboard made an emergency landing at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on Sunday night due to a cockpit fire, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The fire was extinguished before the plane landed and no injuries were reported, FAA spokeswoman Holly Baker said.

Among the plane’s passengers were Ashley Olsen, the actress and fashion designer; Pamela Adlon, a star on the Showtime series “Californication”; Jarrod Spector, a star of the Broadway show “Jersey Boys”; and Justin Bartha, who appeared in the “The Hangover” and the “National Treasure” movies.

Adlon, who was sitting in the second row, said she smelled smoke about 30 minutes into the flight.

“All of a sudden the cockpit door opened and it was the captain and he said, ‘I need a fire extinguisher.’ And there were flames coming out of the cockpit,” Adlon told The Associated Press in a phone interview from her Los Angeles home.

An attendant brought a fire extinguisher but the first cabin filled with smoke, she said.

When the plane arrived at Dulles, the runway was filled with emergency vehicles and fire trucks. She said passengers had to stay in their seats and a firefighter came on board and opened the cockpit door.

“We saw the windshield was completely cracked and shattered,” she said. “We realized it was really bad. We were really lucky.”

Keith Holloway, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said the board has dispatched three investigators to examine the cockpit to determine the cause of the fire.

“We haven’t narrowed down what the issues are with this incident yet,” Holloway said. He added that the board will be investigating whether the cause of the fire was due to “a recurring problem” involved in previous 757 cockpit fires, or a new issue.

Boeing Co. spokeswoman Sandra Angers said on Monday that Boeing knows of 29 incidents over eight years involving the window heating system on its 747s, 757s, 767s, and 777s.

Boeing issued safety bulletins to airlines between 2004 and 2007 requiring them to check for a loose screw holding the wires connected to the heating system. And planes made since 2005 have used a different wiring system that Boeing believes has solved the problem, Angers said.

The NTSB recommended to the FAA in 2007 that airlines be required to replace the windshield heat terminal blocks on all Boeing 747s, 757s, 767s and 777s. The FAA proposed a rule in March 2008 that gave airlines a choice of regularly inspecting the heat terminal blocks on 757s, 767s and 777s or replacing the terminal blocks. Boeing 747s weren’t included in the proposed order.

However, FAA records show airlines strongly criticized the proposal and it hasn’t been made final. FAA spokesman Les Dorr said the rule is expected to become final in August. Airlines said in comments submitted to FAA that the agency’s proposal wouldn’t resolve the cause of the electrical arcing that led to the fires.

Airlines aren’t required to comply with a rule until it’s final, although many do.

The NTSB’s recommendation was made in response to two fires that erupted in 757 cockpits in January 2004: an American Airlines flight in Dallas and an Air Greenland flight in Copenhagen.

Also, in 2006 a fire was reported on a Delta Air Lines 757 in the corner of a cockpit window. The pilots put it out with a fire extinguisher and cut power to the window heat, according to an FAA report on the incident. The plane had been en route from Tampa, Fla. to Hartford, Conn., but diverted to Savannah, Ga.

FAA said in 2008 that it was aware of nine incidents of electrical arcing at the terminal blocks, and “more than one incident” of open flames. The agency didn’t specify in which Boeing model the incidents occurred.

There have been concerns about the cockpit heating systems of 757s for at least two decades. A 1990 safety directive from the FAA ordered airlines to inspect the window heating system of 757s for undersized wiring. The FAA proposed a $1.45 million civil penalty against Northwest Airlines this March for failing to carry out some of those inspections until 2008.

“Left uncorrected, the problem could cause overheating, smoking and possibly a fire,” the FAA wrote when it fined Northwest.

None of the 757s turned out to have the wrong wires, according to Delta Air Lines Inc., which bought Northwest.

The 757s are one of the most widely used aircraft in the U.S. FAA in 2008 said that its proposal for inspecting terminal blocks would affect 1,212 Boeing planes registered in the United States.

United spokesman Mike Trevino said the plane took off from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and was diverted to Dulles, where it landed at 9:36 p.m.

Another passenger, Phil Lobel, who has a public relations business in Los Angeles, told the AP that about 30 minutes into the flight he detected an electrical burning smell. He said flight attendants began going over emergency instructions with passengers in the exit rows.

Passengers said that the plane landed where a half-dozen or more emergency vehicles met the plane at Dulles.

About an hour after the plane landed, Lobel said he received an e-mail from United apologizing for the “experience” he had on the flight.

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AP Airlines Writer Joshua Freed contributed from Minneapolis. AP Writer Nafeesa Syeed contributed from Washington.

George Thorogood LIVE @ L.A. LIVE! GRAMMY MUSEUM

| Apr 14, 2010

Los Angeles, CA — It’s pretty obvious that George Thorogood was having a rockin’ good time with his fans at the L.A. LIVE Grammy Museum.  The evening was a part of the museum’s ongoing   series of artist appearances – this one titled “Great Guitars: George Thorogood, a discussion and performance.”   Pictured (l-r) are Thorogood with host Scott Goldman, VP of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.

Photo credit: ©Mark Sullivan/Wire Image