A writer–producer–director with nearly 20 years of industry experience, Chris Soth has garnered credits including the 1998 action-adventure film Firestorm, as well as several independent projects. Through in-person seminars or his book Million Dollar Screenwriting, Soth divulges his personal philosophy of screenwriting known as the Mini-Movie Method, in which he breaks down the often-intimidating structure of feature films into eight digestible sequences.
There's no shortage of wine at VIP Temecula. Guest relax in a luxury limo and toast champagne before exploring three different wineries, all hand-picked by VIP Temecula's attentive staff. In addition to the tastings, the tours include an onboard concierge providing historic and little-known facts and nibbles of cheese and crackers.
The meaning of art may be subjective, but Mission: Renaissance believes that the basic, technical skills needed to create art are learnable, regardless of a student’s age or experience. The instructors at the studio, which was originally founded in 1975, illuminate the Gluck Method, which focuses on the classic rendering techniques that the great masters used on their first computers. The classes can accommodate students as young as 5, and they explore a number of different mediums—including charcoal, watercolors, and oils—while giving attendees the experience they need to appreciate art, as well as create it. Spread across 19 studio locations in southern California, attendance is capped at around six students per instructor, which allows them to offer artists more personalized feedback and more fitting nicknames.
Joanna Cotta Leadbetter spent more than a decade as a ballerina, wowing audiences with feats of graceful athleticism. Now, as the founder and lead trainer at The Sculpt Barre, Leadbetter blends this passion for dance with fitness—drawing from different disciplines to create intense, low-impact workouts. Leadbetter and her instructors lead small groups through different intervals at the ballet barre, which allows exercisers to use their own body weight for resistance. Combined with stretches, these barre exercises promise numerous benefits, including increased strength, better posture, and enough flexibility to finally fit inside a piece of carry-on luggage.
J.R. practically started dancing as soon as she learned to walk, and began teaching dance when she was 14. Some say her love of dance is infectious, and with that passion it wasn't long until she had her own studio, with another location opening soon in Corona Del Mar. Today, she teaches students ages 4 to adults a variety of dance styles for performance and competition. Whether customers are trying to have fun or advance to the professional level, they all have the opportunity to perform at specials events or venues, such as LA Clippers games. Through these performances and their private studio, Solid Dance Crew aims to provide a Hollywood-like experience.