(EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE) — LOS ANGELES, CA — MARCH 24TH, 2022 — So many stars on hand at Jeff Gund’s Annual Birthday Party at the SkyBar in swanky West Hollywood. David Zucker From Airplane! fame was yucking it up on the red carpet. The Hollywood Press Corps dispatched our top photographer, Ellen Zuckerman, to cover the event. 

Jeff Gund (L) with guest. Photo by Dustin Brown

Legendary film executive Richard Walters, known for his Oscar-Winning film Whiplash, the Oscar-Nominated DRIVE with Ryan Gosling, the Oscar-Nominated Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal and the Golden Globe nominated Bobby with Emilio Estevez and Lindsay Lohan was mingling with movie makers.  Jim Herzfeld  from the Oscar-Nominated film Meet The Parents and Meet The Fockers both starring Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro was also on hand. The Hollywood Press Corps also saw actress Kara Wang – Good Trouble Shanghai Calling. Over on the red carpet were Joe Ochman – appearing in the OSCAR-NOMINATED Ernest and Celestine, voice actor on Red Dead Redemption, Fallout 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, World of Warcraft, Life Is Strange, Digimon, Space Jam, and actor on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lois and Clark. We spotted Steve Straka – producer, Bayou Caviar (directed by and starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., with Famke Janssen, and Richard Dreyfuss) and Growing Up Smith (starring Jason Lee and Hilarie Burton), Lucas Lockwood – appearing in Ballers on HBO, Rosewood, Amir Mo – writer/director of The Sex Addict, featuring Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live) and Ken Davitian (Borat), Chris Gore – editor of FilmThreat.comCasey Dacanay – guest starring on Scorpion on CBS, Robert Craighead – Future Man, Too Close To Home, New Girl, The Bold and the Beautiful, Adrienne Wilkinson – Star Trek, Venice The Series, Xena: Warrior Princess, Thomas J. Churchill – Director Nations Fire, Rack Pack, Emerging Past, Check Point,

Laurene Landon – Nations Fire, Maniac Cop, Terror Tales, Sky, Airplane II, Sadie Katz – Bus Party To Hell, Circus Road, Wrong Turn 6, Blood Feast, The Bill Murray Experience Myles Reiff – Showrunner Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Jimmy Star – The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell, The Incubus, Son of Morning, Phoenix Falling, Burn Notice. Ron Russell – The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell, Ron Russell’s Set the Record Straight, Charlie’s Angels, McMillan & Wife, Circus Road, Garyk Lee – Garyk Lee Style TV, Eileen Shapiro – Rock Star Celebrity Journalist, J.T. Mollner – Director/Writer/Producer Outlaws and Angels and also, Daniel DiCriscio– Trendsetting with Daniel DiCriscio and Carpool Karaoke.

It was a lot of fun networking with all the celebrities. The stars really came out on Thursday night. There was an open bar. The view of Los Angeles from the SkyBar is so beautiful. There were lots of smiles and everyone was really happy to be at an event after being locked up for so long. These events are always a lot of fun, and for show business people, these are major networking events. There are up and coming stars, hard working veterans, and legendary mentors at these get togethers. The Experience Magazine looks forward to Jeff Gund’s next big event!

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