Inside the ‘Source Code’s’ Hollywood Premiere Party: Chad Hudson talks to The Hollywood Reporter about the fete, held at Boulevard3

| Apr 4, 2011

It’s not often that a movie premiere party goes until after 1 a.m., but the fete for The Source Code — held at Boulevard3 in Hollywood earlier this week — was still going into the morning.

“The DJ played a lot of house-y, upbeat music — more than you’d normally hear at a premiere party, because of the feel of the film — so people were actually on the dance floor until 1 a.m. on a Monday night!” event planner Chad Hudson (of his eponymous company) told The Hollywood Reporter today, the day the movie hits theaters. The film has received mixed reviews; read THR’s here.

The overall theme of the party? “The movie had an industrial feel to it, and it was also a love story… well, not a love story, but a romance story that’s intertwined within the movie more so than the masculine films out there right now,” says Hudson, referring to Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan’s relationship in the thriller sci-fi film, in which Gyllenhaal wakes up in the body of another man and realizes he’s on a mission to stop the bombing of a Chicago train.

Hudson and his team decorated the indoor-outdoor space with steel, brushed metal, succulent florals, “pretty lighting and gorgeous metallic linens to make it masculine with a touch of a feminine side,” he tells THR. Also projected on the walls: a graphic of the sonic wave-like “source code” that Gyllenhaal steps through.

Food was an homage to Chicago, and included deep-dish pizza, chicken parmesan and Sprinkles cupcakes.

The stars seemed to enjoy it. “The cast stayed a long time, which is always a good sign that they like it!” Hudson says.

Read more: Here

John McEuen Interviews Web Sheriff’s John Giacobbi

| Mar 21, 2011

A fascinating interview by music artist John McEuen of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band about protecting music rights, something Web Sheriff founder John Giacobbi is very serious about.

John Giacobbi, an entertainment rights barrister, keeps a vigilant eye and ear on the web protecting musicians from pirated music worldwide. Giacobbi has worked as an attorney at Universal, RCA and other labels and grew up in the music industry.

Photo Credit: © Bryan Adams

Listen to interview: Here

Mardi Gras New Orleans Celebrity Brunch Benefit

| Mar 7, 2011

NEW ORLEANS — For Mardi Gras, Bourbon Pub and Parade owner Sandy Sachs hosted a Celebrity Brunch benefiting The Trevor Project. It raised over $5,000 for their suicide prevention hot lines, which help save the lives of LGBT and questioning youth nationwide.

Joining the celebrity brunch with Sachs were, (l-r) actor Jonathan Silverman, and his wife Jennifer Finnigan (star of the new ABC TV series “Better with You”); Sachs; Executive Director of The Trevor Project, Charles Robbins; Mardi Gras Krewe of Orpheus Celebrity Monarch Jennifer Coolidge and actor, author and speaker Reichen Lehmkuhl. Recording artist Taylor Dayne also attended the brunch and performed at the Bourbon Pub that night.