James H. Carter

Event Recap: Universal Studios Hollywood's 14th Annual "DAY OF GIVING" Event

Event Recap: Universal Studios Hollywood's 14th Annual "DAY OF GIVING" Event

Hundreds of employee volunteers banded together in support of Universal Studios Hollywood’s 14th annual “Day of Giving” community outreach event on November 8, 2018, as the destination once again plays host to 300 homeless children from Operation School Bell.  

Event Recap: Behind-the-Scenes of STRANGER THINGS at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

Event Recap: Behind-the-Scenes of STRANGER THINGS at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

This past week, we were invited to take a behind the scenes tour of the upcoming STRANGER THINGS Maze debuting this Friday at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood.  Universal Hollywood Creative Director John Murdy gave us a room by room tour of the maze, even though most of it was still under construction.  He explained to us what everything was going to look, sound, and feel like once completed.  The maze will include all the iconic locations from the first season of the hit Netflix series. 

Event Recap: What's New at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Event Recap: What's New at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

A few weeks ago we were invited to check out some of the new offerings at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood for the West Coast introduction of Butterbeer Ice Cream, new spell locations, new lunch items in the three broomsticks and high-end replica outfits available at Gladrags Wizardwear. 

Event Recap: Lunar New Year with Dreamworks "Kung Fu Panda"

Event Recap: Lunar New Year with Dreamworks "Kung Fu Panda"

Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating the Lunar New Year with some limited time offerings starring characters from the DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda series!

Event Recap: GRINCHMAS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

Event Recap: GRINCHMAS AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

The Grinch (the main character from the iconic Dr. Seuss book, television special, and film "How The Grinch Stole Christmas") is a holiday icon that most horror fans can get behind! Most of us can see ourselves in this sarcastic and cynical holiday thief even though Little Cindy Lou Who inspires him to change his ways. Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood (daily between December 15 - December 31, 2017) is a Who-lebration of fun fit for The Grinch, his faithful dog Max and a roster of Who-ville Whos! Taking place after the Grinch's heart grows three sizes, there is plenty to do, see and taste during your visit to the land of Whos!

Event Recap: Warner Bros. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Studio Tour

Event Recap: Warner Bros. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Studio Tour

This past week I had the privilege of attending a preview of the FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM exhibit at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.  When myself and the other guests first arrived at the event we were treated to a magical cocktail party very similar to the speakeasy scene in FANTASTIC BEASTS!  The servers were dressed in 1920's flapper attire and they were serving magical smoking drinks!  Also in this area was a photo booth where you could be superimposed into a picture with the rest of the FANTASTIC BEASTS cast. 

Before being let into the exhibit we were treated to a few words from the two guests of honor, the No-Maj star of FANTASTIC BEASTS, Dan Fogler and miss "Ginny Weasley" herself, actress Bonnie Wright.  After sharing their thoughts on the exhibit and posing for a few pictures we were off to experience the magic ourselves.