Articles by David Thompson
Tanna Frederick, award-winning actress of film and theater has produced a state of the art 360-degree Virtual Reality movie, Defrost
Animal Defenders International returns abused ex-circus bear home to the rainforest & launches urgent appeal to save three more ‘Paddington’ bears
Joan Benedict Steiger writes her memoirs, "Brooklyn Baby"
Paddington Bear creator joins ADI to rescue Cholita.
Lion Ark comes to The Alhambra Film Festival
Lion Ark received the People's Choice Award at the Boulder International Film Festival.
Joan Benedict Steiger has written her memoirs, “Brooklyn Baby,” a Hollywood insider’s amazing journey through love, loss, and laughter. Her fascinating story is filled with some of the highest highs and lowest lows that life can offer
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Ringling stops the usage of elephants in circus.
Renowned veterinary dentist Dr. Peter Emily flies in to aid lions at ADI Operation Spirit of Freedom Rescue Centre, Peru
James Wilder will be receiving the Independent Spirit Award at the Garden State Film Festival
Award Winning Documentary, Lion Ark will be screening for the first time in Boulder, Colorado
Four Day Weekend will be performing for our troops in Europe through the Armed Forces Entertainment Tour!
Protest Wild Animal Circus
An embrace with Valerie ends a lifetime of loneliness for rescued Pepe
"Animal Lovers" are most definitely welcomed to come and watch
The multi-talented James Wilder is at it again with with a new award-winning thriller!
Fort Worth improv troupe is heading out to Europe for their first Armed Forces Entertainment Tour
On January 17, 2015, there will be a theatrical double feature at the Edgemar Center for the Arts exploring Anti-Semitism and Racism
ADI General Counsel Christina Scaringe presents Rep. Moran with the ADI Animal Champion Award in Washington DC.
Happy birthday Bob Barker!
ADI urges protest against Indianapolis circus.
Tanna Frederick will star in 'Dutchman,' part of A Celebration of Amiri Baraka, a free event in Los Angeles
Tanna Frederick and Mike Falkow star in Train to Zakopané: A true story of hate and love, a new play by Henry Jaglom.
ADI calls on protestors against Chicago circus.
Bob Barker makes another animal rescue mission possible
Animal Defenders International calls on locals to protest against the Ringling Circus and their history of abusing animals.
Award winning animal-rights documentary Lion Ark soon to be distributed on TV worldwide
Animal Defenders International and their local supporters will be outside the Fair on opening day, this Wednesday, September 17, asking the public not to pay for the elephant rides.
Los Angeles alternative rock band ACIDIC tours through southeast United States this coming October!
ADI calls for the halt of unethical maternal separation experiments with monkeys at the University of Madison
ADI calls for circus lion who attacked teacher to be handed to authorities.
Filmmakers Shelley Morrison and her husband Walter Dominguez to premiere their Documentary, "Weaving the Past" in Pasadena on August 15
Animal Defenders International holds week of action asking the public to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act.
Project Save Our Surf, headed by Tanna Frederick, will be going to Vietnam to install water filters for the benefit of those in need
ADI has captured the alarming mental state of Elephants used for children's rides in circuses due to abuse
Jordan Pease is a gay stand up comedian known for his bold comments and ventures. He will be performing at the Inside Jokes Comedy Club located in the Hollywood Chinese Theater on May 24th.
ACIDIC Joins 20th Anniversary VANS Warped Tour in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Albuquerque, Mesa, Las Vegas, Pomona, Mountain View and Ventura
Four Day Weekend - guiding small businesses to success through comedy
Lion Ark is all live action and commentary, close up and personal, right in the thick of the rescue. As close as you get to these animals, understanding them and the effects of circus life
Bears used as performers in circus acts live in appalling conditions.
Artistic Director at Edgemar Center of the Arts in Santa Monica and one of the most successful acting coaches in Hollywood debuts as film director
After 6 years of pressing from Animal Defenders International, Colombia finally bans wild animals from circuses
Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative
It's difficult to connect with the past of only two or three generations ago. For filmmaker Walter Dominguez, preserving the memory of his grandfather was the initial impulse behind the documentary “Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery.”
The sale of cosmetics tested on animals is now banned in the European Union -- Animal Defenders International is working hard to make America follow in their footsteps.
Animal Defenders International has launched the first nationwide initiative in America against the use of elephants for entertainment. At the heart of the campaign is a new DVD narrated by Bob Barker entitled ‘No Fun For Elephants.’
Southern California based alternative rock band ACIDIC will join Hinder on their North American tour kicking off February 21st in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Tickets and concert info are available at http://acidicband.com/
Southern California based alternative rock band ACIDIC joins Trapt on Tour kicking off January 17th in Seattle, Washington and ending February 10th in Clifton Park, New York. Tickets and concert info available at http://acidicband.com/
We are appalled at the prospect of Rose-Tu's baby being handed over to Have Trunk Will Travel, considering the abuse seen on our video, and call upon the Oregon Zoo to rescind the agreement, in light of the evidence we have provided
“The Rainmaker” is a classic romantic comedy written by N. Richard Nash. Presented by The Rainbow Theater Company in association with Edgemar Center for the Arts. Starring Tanna Frederick.
Accident in Mississippi increases calls from Animal Defenders International (ADI) for an end to the use of wild animals in traveling circuses.
The Lord Houghton Award is given to Bob Barker in recognition of his lifetime achievements for animals, his generosity, and his campaigning leadership – from ending every show with a plea for owners to neuter pet to presenting evidence to Congress
Parents! Are you looking for a fun and entertaining book for your kid to read this summer? Hart Getzen’s Echo’s Revenge is the answer for the gamer who would rather kill a few zombies in their video game than kill an hour reading a book.
Critically acclaimed actress Tanna Frederick, who is the Founder of Project Cornlight (www.ProjectCornlight.org), adds another accolade to her resume this weekend as she is honored at the inaugural Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Tanna Frederick will star in indie film director Henry Jaglom’s romantic comedy “The ‘M’ Word.” Corey Feldman (Lost Boys), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Francis Fisher (Janie Jones) will co-star
For filmmaker Daron Ker, bridging the gap between the two cultures is at the root of his passion for storytelling and the driving force behind his burgeoning career
The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts presents The Actor’s Golden Box, a two-day intensive program of training taught by renowned acting coach Michelle Danner.
Los Angeles based alternative rock band ACIDIC is gearing up for the highly anticipated release of “Chronic Satisfaction,” their 3rd full-length album, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Author and motivational speaker, Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams, will visit troops this February and March as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in celebration of Black History Month.
Earlier this year, Tanna Frederick was a hit in “Sylvia” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Now she brings the remounted production to the Westside with award-winning director Gary Imhoff and award-winning production designer Joel Daavid
Michelle Danner, Artistic Director at Edgemar Center of the Arts and one of the most successful acting coaches in Hollywood, is directing the film version of John Buffalo Mailer´s "Hello Herman" starring Norman Reedus and Garrett Backstrom
Joan Benedict Steiger Honored At Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
When celebrity chef David LeFevre, formerly of The Water Grill in downtown Los Angeles, thought up the challenging design of creating a space for his hip new eatery Manhattan Beach Post, he sought out SFJones Architects
The Denver Film Society will host a screening of “The Loneliest Road in America” on Thursday, May 5th at 7 pm at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director Mardana Mayginnes and its star Colin Michael Day.
“I’m still learning after all these years,” says Joan Benedict Steiger. Even after a prolific career spanning stage, screen, and television – and inspiring romances with three devoted men – the veteran actress still finds each role a new challenge to experience and new terrain to explore
Tanna Frederick is currently starring in "Sylvia" at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, running now through February 19.
Henry Jaglom´s "Queen of the Lot," starring Tanna Frederick and Noah Wyle, is currently playing in theaters nationwide