Upcoming Meeting

Thursday, July 11, 2019 – Doors Open At 7PM


It’s summer so there is no better time to head west to the beach in Santa Monica and then join us for a great evening of learning about the art of Foley, viewing some short films from our talented members, and having the opportunity to network with others in the industry.



Join us as we discuss the fascinating world of Foley with Foley Artist Tony Margulies. He’ll be sharing a plethora of information about the how, when and wheres of Foley as well as his workflow and process. This will be a fun and educational presentation with a live demonstration followed by Q&A. It’s a great opportunity to find out how best to utilize this art form to benefit your storytelling.

In 1999, Tony Margulies was given the opportunity to change careers from Production Manager/Line Producer to Foley Artist, and he never looked back. With over 200+ shows including, Friends, West Wing, Third Watch, Scrubs, Gossip Girl, Psych, The Goodbye Girl, Homegrown Christmas, Dora The Explorer, Generator Rex, Disney Princess, Mr. Pickles, and dozens of mixers later, he will share with us his inside track on Foley FX design and how to creatively make your mixes stand out and draw your audience in.



We are constantly inspired by our talented members and the great work they do. And summer is the time of year to share it with all of you! So, come view this year’s member showcase where we will be treated to some short pieces by your fellow members that will leave you inspired, too!




Victoria Rose Sampson – “You Drive Me Crazy”

After a 40 year career as a feature film Sound Editor, Victoria Rose Sampson (Vickie) is living her dream to write and direct her own films. She is an award-winning producer/writer/director, film and sound editor with over 201 credits of sound work, including editing Academy Award winning films SPEED and THE RIVER, she has also won 4 Golden Reel Awards and an Emmy. Victoria is a member of AMPAS, (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and is a graduate of the AFI’s acclaimed Directing Workshop for Women. Her PSA for Women In Film won a Telly and a Gold Aurora Award. She also teaches post-production sound at Cal State Los Angeles, USC, UCLA, AFI, Video Symphony and guest lectures to help filmmakers understand and utilize sound to its best potential. She recently directed YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY, an 8 minute thriller/comedy…. “with consequences.” It’s currently on the festival circuit winning awards. She is attached to direct a 10.5 million dollar feature film REVOLUTIONIST, with Virginia Madsen, Beth Grant, Sally Kirkland, Lou Ferrigno, Erica Hubbard and (hopefully) Jeff Bridges.
Her IMDB page is: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0760222


Maurice Simmons – “DYMALLY – First of His Kind”

Maurice Simmons was born in Chicago and raised in South Los Angeles by a single mother. After a few years in college as a theater major, Maurice enlisted in the Army. While serving in Germany, he joined a Frankfurt theater company and performed throughout Germany. He later worked as an Army Broadcast Journalist and News Director, for Armed Forces Radio and Television (AFRTS). Maurice covered everything from the Panama invasion to the unrest in Bosnia. He received the Meritorious Service Medal for his deployment coverage of the war in Bosnia. Maurice remained active in the military as a Reservist for 29 years. In 2004, Maurice started a small production company, Task Media Productions which produced cable commercials and marketing media. In 2015, he turned to documentary and narrative films. I 2016, Maurice was DP on an award-winning documentary, “What of the Day,” the story of Phi Beta Sigma, one the first Black Fraternities in America. In 2017, he wrote and directed narrative film, “Bill 2/29.” Maurice’s latest Film, “DYMALLY – First of His Kind”, released February 2019, documents the life of legendary Californian politician, Mervyn Dymally.


Jaswant Dev Shrestha – “Journey with Jaz” and “Festival of Tihar”

Jaswant Dev Shrestha is a five times Emmy Award Nominated Director, Producer, and Host. Jaswant is the first Nepali-American Actor/Filmmaker to receive such an Honor. He is also a founder of Creative Heights Entertainment, a boutique production company where he actively works on a variety of projects from pre-production to Post-production. His Documentary film “Festival of Tihar,” was one of the 104 documentaries that were qualified for the Academy award race of 2019. He recently received an Emmy Nomination in the category of “Outstanding Director for a documentary” from the National Academy Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter. He is also a first Nepali Actor to be signed on to the Screen Actors Guild of America. He has won three Telly Awards and dozens of International film festival awards with various projects from around the world. Currently, Jaswant is working on his very ambitious Travel Show pilot which he just wrapped filming in Portugal.






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As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway!

$5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.


Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

*There is street parking as well as a Crossroads parking lot on 22nd Street. Please view this map for parking info. We encourage ridesharing or using public transportation as there are two Metro Expo Line stops within walking distance to Roth Hall.

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Thank you to our June 2019 presenters Philip Hodgetts and Jeffrey Stansfield and to our friends at ZEISS for a wonderful 11th Anniversary meeting!

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ZEISS helped to make our celebration extra special with this cake and a fabulous Mexican food buffet for everyone!

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