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Herbie J Pilato About Herbie J Pilato

Herbie J Pilato is a writer, producer, and consultant who’s worked for Syfy, A&E, TLC, Bravo, and The Discovery Channel; NBCUniversal, Warner Bros. and Sony, among other networks and studios. As the author of a number of acclaimed media tie-in books (including The Bionic Book,... more

“The Hollywood Show” Rocks This Weekend!
By Herbie J Pilato

The Hollywood Show is back in town this weekend – and what a show it will be!

The festivities commence Friday July 12th at 6:00 PM, and continue through Sunday, July 14 at 4 PM at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel at 5400 W. Century Blvd – with a special concert, titled A Tribute to the Lends of ... more

Hip Hop Artist Mayor Allen Inspired By Classic TV’s “Miami Vice”
By Herbie J Pilato

Self-taught poet, producer and AMG Recording artist Mayor Allen (born Carlos Allen) is campaigning the release of his brand new (and eclectic!), behind-the-scenes video trailer titled, My Life. The trailer precedes the debut of his hot new single, “Big Cadillac Car,” forthcoming on his Hip Hop... more

Marie Osmond’s New Hallmark Show Is Bright Entry To Daytime TV
By Herbie J Pilato

Marie – the show – and Marie Osmond – the human being – are welcome entries to daytime television.

In the warm and welcoming tradition of yesteryear’s Mike Douglas and Dinah Shore talk/variety shows, Osmond’s new daily hour on The Hallmark Channel brings a class, elegance and... more

Don’t Tug On “Superman’s” Cape – Or “Batman’s” Either
By Herbie J Pilato

How Their Correct Casting and Costume Combination Is A Crucial Part of the Creative Process

For the solid success of any creative property – whether it be for television, film, the stage, new media, or the printed form – it’s all about the writing; getting the story right (write!) and flushing out... more

It’s A “Mad Men” World - And We’re All Just Living In It - Herbie J Pilato
By Herbie J Pilato

According to a recent report from Reuters of Rome, Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci, during a tribute in his honor by the American Academy, claimed disappointment with the Hollywood feature film world that once inspired him. Instead, he prefers to watch television shows like Mad Men, explaining that such... more

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