Poem of the Day – “My Heart’s Desire”


         A man who is a carefree gentleman – with a

dancing spirit

         A man who makes love to me with his all…

         Thus releasing my all to him…

         Adding ecstasy to the torch of our passion…

         A man who’s words make me feel like a princess

in a fairy tale

         A man who’s kisses are as delicate as velvet

petals from a rose

         A man who’s caresses ignite a flame of

tenderness within me that never ceases

         A man who desires me to join him in making a

fairy tale a reality…

         my heart’s desire

In Loving Memory of Dr. Richard L. Faber

Robert A. Faber, my business partner for 22 years, lost his brother Rick L. Faber.  Richard Leon Faber, born in 1940, was an intellectual, strong and wonderful man.

Robert and his older brother were close as they got older, so much that Rick was instrumental in creating FILMLOOK’s database and provided all the software upgrades on our database.  Just recently Rick assisted us with a 24P LLC mathematical equation that was essential in solving to convince a camera manufacturer they were in violation of our patent on the 24P technology.

Rick and Robert

Yes, Rick and Robert are both intellects.  Rick was the bookworm intellect while Robert is the creative, inventive intellect.  Rick graduated from Boston Latin in 1957 with honors. He graduated with his bachelor’s at MIT in only three years, and then went on to Brandeis University to earn his master’s and PhD in mathematics. Rick taught for 25 years at Boston College. During his career as a mathematics professor, he also wrote and published three books about the subject. You can find them on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Richard-L.-Faber/e/B001KI0IXK

He married his wife, Susan, at the age of twenty-four and was happily married for 47 years. In those 47 years, his family grew, blessing him with one daughter, a son-in-law and four grandchildren. After their retirement he and his wife moved back from Florida to Massachusetts where the pair of them had grown up in order to be closer to their family, though they still owned a condo in Florida they frequented during the winter.

Rick and his wife Susan

One of the most remarkable things about Rick was just how brave he was in dealing with his kidney disease for 43 years, one of the longest living patients on dialysis. It was a daily struggle for Rick and his family, but being on hemodialysis gave him a new life, one that he lived to the fullest. After his ritrement, Rick also devoted much of his time to the Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association. You can read a medical journal about Rick’s journey on hemodialysis here, last updated in 2008: http://users.rcn.com/ktda1/Forty_Yrs.pdf

Rick L. Faber will truly be missed by his family, colleagues and friends.  What gives comfort to loved ones left behind is that he will no longer be in pain and he will finally be reunited with his loving mother and father.

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.”
— Erma Bombeck

26th Annual Imagen Awards Wrap-up

I attended the 26th Annual Imagen Awards on August 12, 2011 along with 500 or so other attendees and everyone was dressed to the nines.    Origins of the Imagen (Image Awards) can be traced back to a 1983 meeting between Norman Lear and Helen Hernandez since there were no positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry at that time.  Then both Helen and Norman met with the leaders of the National Conference for Community and Justice , a respected non-sectarian human relations organization whose commitment is to fight prejudice so as to reduce racial tensions. Read more about the Conference here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Conference_for_Community_and_Justice.  It was from this meeting The Imagen Awards were conceived and every year since then the Imagen tradition recognizes Latinos who contribute to the industry from behind the scenes and those actors portraying positive roles.

The event was hosted by actress Maria Canals-Barrera, star of the Emmy Award-winning series,”The Wizards of Waverly Place” seen on Disney Channel.  Performers were Mark Ballas, on Dancing with the Stars for 8 seasons and just released his solo album, “HurtLoveBox”; more info can be found at his website, http://www.markballas.com. DW3 also performed at the Imagens. DW3, one of the most enthusiastic new sounding bands blending Latin urban soul with some smooth jazz, can be found at dw3music.com.

Nominated in the category of Best Variety or Reality Show were two shows that hold a special meaning to myself and my companies, FILMLOOK Media and Post and C2 Entertainment. Mexican Made Easy is a show we have worked on for the past few seasons, color-correcting and editing episodes to air on The Food Network. Nominated in this category as well was Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Bryant Gumbel did a segment a few years ago about a border town called Brownsville in Texas. You wouldn’t know it from the looks of it, but Brownsville is home to some of the best chess players in the entire country. Bryant’s segment focused on how chess not only impacted the elementary students that were inspired by their teacher, but how the whole town was impacted by these kids. It was a wonderful surprise to see that Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel (chess kids) was announced the winner since a client of ours, Higher Ground, approached us to c0-produce a feature about these amazing kids.  We are currently in preproduction and hope to be in production in the first quarter of 2012.

I don’t want to share all that happened at the event so you can see it for yourself September 25th on PBS at 12pm. By the way, PBS is also airing several programs in observation of Latino Heritage month which starts September 15th and ends on October 15th, check pbs.org for the programming details.

And to learn more about the Imagen Foundation, check out their website at http://imagen.org/ and follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ImagenFound

Comic-Con Wrap-Up

It’s been over a week and I’m still recovering from San Diego Comic-Con. The area was packed with all sorts of exhibits and costume enthusiasts, but for those of you who weren’t there, let me give you a few highlights from my time there.

I went down on Saturday night and met up with some friends of ours. They introduced me to some pretty interesting people.

Troma Entertainment

Troma was founded in 1974 by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. They’ve been producing low-budget independent movies ever since including Tromeo and Juliet, Cannibal the Musical, Class of Nuke ’em High and of course, The Toxic Avenger. In the last few years they’ve been remaking some of their films including The Toxic Avenger, a movie about a nerd that is harassed and tortured until one day a prank goes wrong and he’s sent flying out a window, landing in a drum of toxic waste. Though permanently burned and disfigured, he realizes he’s now a man of superhuman size and strength.

Currently, Troma is working on a project called “Mr. Brick: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical.” An ex-con with a bullet in his brain, Mr. Bricks works to piece together memories from his past and find his missing girlfriend, Scarlet.

We met with Mr. Bricks at Comic-Con and we learned that his musical will soon be turned into a comic book. Check out the photos below, and learn more about Troma here: http://www.troma.com

The comic book market is still really big. For a sneak peek at the industry, take a look at IGN’s 10 comics to follow this week: http://comics.ign.com/articles/118/1185412p1.html

All around it was a good time. For those of you who missed it, try to check out the New York Comic-Con in October. I might go myself.

Mr. Bricks

Meet Mr. Bricks

Me and Mr. Bricks

Mr. Bricks and I

Huston and Star Wars

Huston with his new toys

An interesting outfit

An interesting outfit

A pair of cosplayers