Wednesday, August 6, 2014

8/6 JULIE MICHAELS, SHAMELESS, LARRY VAN AALST

JULIE MICHAELS – STUNT COORDINATOR FOR SHOWTIME’S HIT SHOW, “SHAMELESS” – FIRST WOMAN TO RECEIVE AN EMMY NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A COMEDY

Julie Michaels is the first woman to receive a nomination for this category. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced that Julie Michaels has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for Showtime’s hit show, “Shameless” for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on August 16th in Los Angeles.

Julie Michaels is the first woman ever to receive a nomination in this category.  If Julie should win, she will be the first woman to receive a Prime Time Emmy as a Stunt Coordinator.  Julie not only was the stunt coordinator on the show but performed the stunt that crashed a car through a building.

Julie is married to two-time Emmy winning Stunt Coordinator, Peewee Piemonte; he won both of his Emmy’s for John Well’s show “SouthLAnd”. Together they have two children, Vincent and Victoria, ages 20 and 10.  Both are stunt actors and recently worked on Robert Rodriguez’s new series for the El Rey Network called “Matador”.

Julie, born on an Air Force base in Washington State while her father was an MP.  She made her mark in the film and television industry when she worked opposite Patrick Swayze in Joel Silver’s “Road House”.  She later took on Keanu Reeves in “Point Break” where she was tagged as “The babe that nuked Keanu” after a very graphic fight scene.  Trained by Sensei Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Julie has become well known as an actress with a strong martial arts background.  After she met and married Stunt Coordinator and 2nd Unit director Peewee Piemonte, she concentrated on his career and learned the art of Stunt Coordination.  Today, Julie and Peewee work together on shows like ‘The Newsroom’ for Aaron Sorkin and HBO, “Matador’ for Robert Rodriguez and the El Rey Network.


LARRY VAN AALST – SONOMA WINE REPORT

LARRY HOSTS A WEEKLY PROGRAM ON CRN AND ALSO IS AN EXPERT ON WINE WHO IS SOUGHT AFTER FOR EVENTS, TASTES AND MAJOR SOMMELIER EVENTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA. HE COMMENTS ON THE INDUSTRY AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WINE.


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