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Kriss Perras

Kriss Perras

Ruptured Media

101 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Suite 815

Topanga, CA 90290

Category: Publisher & Editor

t: 424-388-8323

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http://www.ruptured-media.com

Kriss Perras owns Ruptured Media where she publishes Malibu Arts Journal. Ruptured Media is also a story development company.

 

Kriss has been tenacious and fought authority from the very start of her career in journalism. Kriss' first story as a journalist was for her college newspaper covering George W. Bush and Steve Forbes in the Iowa Caucuses during the 2000 election. She showed up at the hotel where Bush was to speak with her editor's letter of assignment in hand. She credentialed at the press desk like every other press person. She had questions in hand she had prepared to ask the Presidential candidate. She walked into the speaking room to find the press was roped off from the candidate. Being new to election coverage, and journalism, she was disappointed. She stood next to a seasoned AP photographer on the press platform. She asked the AP photographer if she could get out from behind the ropes and ask Bush her questions. The AP photographer said, "Well, you can try." So she did. She stepped out from behind the ropes and waited in line behind the people seeking the candidate's autograph. When it was her turn, she introduced herself to Bush as a college journalist and started to ask her questions. Bush said, " Wait, are you a journalist?" She said, "Yes." Bush nodded to his Secret Service team. They promptly came over on each side of her. She was 5'6" tall and weighed 127 pounds. The Secret Service men were well over a foot taller than her and obviously guys who worked out often. They could pick her up with their pinky fingers. They quickly picked her up by her arms, carried her over the ropes and plopped her back down on the press platform as she was still asking Bush her questions. Bush to his credit said, "Please give her one of my books. The answers to her questions are in my book." So she had to read his entire book, but she indeed found the answers to her questions. She also drew political cartoons for her college newspaper and still does today. Her next big break came in 2002, still as a student, with an interview with former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brezinski.

 

Kriss went on in 2006 to found PCH Press, Malibu's daily newspaper. With PCH Press, she had extensive coverage of the battle against LNG and the fight against the placement of an LNG port being placed off the coast of Malibu and Oxnard, among other local news. She has covered Olara Otunnu, former United Nations Undersecretary General and Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict when he spoke in Los Angeles in 2006. She covered Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman when she spoke in Los Angeles in 2006. She has interviewed Progressive David Swanson and numerous Malibu Mayors.

 

In 2007, She founded Malibu Arts Journal magazine. Kriss built Malibu Arts Journal from the ground up. She has taken the magazine from an unknown dot com to a respected title. She earned the magazine digital distribution through Magzter and the iTunes App Store where it now enjoys broad based readership across the globe. She is a member of the national honor society Who's Who In American Universities And Colleges.

 

With Malibu  Arts Journal she has interviewed several people of note: Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick, Pulitzer Nominated Photographer Jeff Widener about his iconic "Tank Man" photo from the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, internationally recognized photographer Glen Wexler, internationally acclaimed painter Marcus Jansen, international photography phenom Alex Prager, the widow of Arman--the man who helped to found an entire art movement known as Nouveau Realisme, musician and singer Cal Campbell, son of Glen Campbell and William O'Daly, guru translator of Nobel Prize Winning Poet Pablo Neruda. She has interviewed politicos such as the offices of California State Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Senator Richard Pan. She has covered controversial subjects such as Dr. Wakefield and the vaccine debate, among many others. 

 

*Photo Copyright 2017: Alan Weissman

Chris Elliott

Writer

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Category: Writer

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Chris Elliott is a writer and musician from Los Angeles. He has a technical speciality in copywriting for band and orchestral instruments as well as professional audio equipment pertaining to live sound and recording. He is also an experienced trumpet player and stage actor.

 

Elliott holds a BA in English from Yale University and attended secondary school at St. Paul's in Concord, New Hampshire. Born in New Hampshire, raised in Vermont and having lived a good part of his adult life in Main, his native New England roots and traditions of community alongside a rich classical education has always informed his sensibilities. He was a keynote speaker at the regional gathering of the New Hampshire Mensa Society, and from 2004 through 2010, he had an often acerbic and always funny weekly opinion column under the auspices of the Portsmouth Herald.

 

His chronicles of his weeklong engagement as a trumpet player in the Green Zone in Baghdad in 2007 entitled Trumpeter's Week in a War Zone ran as a centerpiece in the Sunday Boston Globe, and was among boston.com's most heavily visited article series that year. His novels continue to languish, bereft and unread, themselves anthropomorphically despondent over their existences as mere zeroes and ones when they could instead be racing hearts and fired imaginations.

Heather Fuller

Writer

Los Angeles, CA 91606

Category: Writer

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Heather Fuller has written for Malibu Arts Journal since 2007. She is an arts and local news writer. 

Josh Hastings

Writer

Orlando, FL 32801

Category: Writer

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Josh Hastings has been a writer for Malibu Arts Journal since 2007. He is an arts and car and motorcycle show writer.

Rick Paulas

Rick Paulas

Writer

Berkeley, CA

Category: Writer

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Rick Paulas has written many things, some serious, plenty not, for plenty of places. Like: The AwlVICEPacific StandardKCETSB Nation LongformThe Morning NewsMcSweeney'sWired, The New York Times and a whole slew of others. More than once, he wrangled a publication to basically pay him to eat a bunch of hot dogs at Dodger Stadium. He lives in Berkeley.

Matt Perras

Writer

Topanga, CA 90290

Category: Writer

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Matt Perras has been writing for Malibu Arts Journal since 2007. He is an arts writer.

Jeff Widener

Jeff Widener

Pulitzer Nominated Photographer

Germany & Los Angeles

Category: Pulitzer Nominated Photographer

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Jeff Widener is an American photojournalist best known for his now famous image of a lone man confronting a column of tanks during the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising for which he received a Pulitzer Prize jury nomination. The “Tank Man” picture has repeatedly circled the globe (except in China where it is banned) and is now widely held to be one of the most recognized photographs in history. America On Line (AOL) selected it as one of the top ten most famous images of all time.

 

At age seven, Jeff became infatuated with cameras after Life Magazine photographer Leigh Wiener made some family portraits from 1962 to 1964. Photography soon became an obsession, and at age 15, Widener worked an underage night shift job at a fast food hamburger chain in Northridge, California to afford his first Nikon camera.

 

Widener made a difficult decision in his senior year and changed high schools to attend Reseda High School in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley where legendary photography instructor Warren King supervised the budding young photographer. That year, Jeff won the 1974 Kodak/Scholastic National Photography Scholarship beating 8000 students from across the United States. The award included an African safari to Kenya and Tanzania. The eye opening experience propelled Widener to a career in photojournalism.

 

Widener’s first newspaper job was on the small circulation Whittier Daily News News in California where President Richard Nixon was born. He later worked on the Las Vegas Sun, Nevada, the Evansville Press, Indiana and the Miami News. At age 24, Jeff accepted a highly coveted foreign correspondent posting as a photographer with United Press International in Brussels, Belgium. In 1989 Widener was named the Associated Press Southeast Asia Picture Editor in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Through the years, Widener has covered major news stories in over 100 countries from the Gulf War to ethnic fighting in Northern Sri Lanka. Other assignments included Khmer Rouge fighting in Cambodia, Pope John Paul II visit to Papua New Guinea and the 1988 and 1996 Olympics. In 1995, Widener was the first photojournalist to file digital images from the South Pole.

 

During his career, Widener has received numerous awards and citations including the prestigious DART award from Columbia University. He has also been recognized by The Overseas Press Club, New York Press Club, Columbia University, Missouri, The National Headliner Award, Harry Chapin Award, Atlanta Photojournalism, Best of Photojournalism, The Scoop Award in France and was the first non Italian to win the Chia Award in Italy. Widener has also held lectures at the Brilliant Minds Conference in Madrid, Harvard University, Ohio University, Utah State, The University of Hawaii, Hong Kong University, The Royal Geographical Society to name a few. Interviews include The PBS Charlie Rose Show, MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show, CNN Anderson Cooper Show, Time Magazine, New York Times, BBC, CBS, VOA, ABC and many more.

George Van Wagner

George Van Wagner

Writer

Los Angeles, CA

Category: Writer

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George Van Wagner has spent more than 4 decades in the music industry as performer, studio musician, producer and composer. He also has a writing career that ranges from technical articles and manuals for music equipment and software to published interviews with such artists as Jackson Browne, Don Was, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. He and his wife currently reside in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. When not writing or performing around the city with various blues, soul and jazz groups, he can be found roasting and drinking coffee.

Alan Weissman

Alan Weissman

Photographer

11419 Decente Ct

Studio CIty, CA 91604

Category: Photographer

t: 818-766-9797

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http://www.alanweissman.com

Alan Weissman has established himself as one of Los Angeles' foremost photographers.

 

He has been a working professional photographer for over 28 years. Alan and his photography have been featured on CNN, ABC News, The E! Channel, The FX Channel, How to Look Good Naked, Japanese Fuji Television, and on the German show Mission Hollywood. Alan has also worked shooting celebrity portraits for The Bravo Channel, American Movie Classics, HBO, FOX and National Geographic Channel. Alan specializes in headshots, celebrity photos, and film noir photography.

 

Weissman is a master of lighting, catering to each client by insuring his or her comfort and ease before the camera. Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Alec Baldwin, Gregory Peck and Jack Lemmon are just a few of the many mega-stars to have graced his photographs. Steven Spielberg, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Jackson Jr. and Brett Butler are avid collectors of his work.

 

Alan has exhibited his photographs in the Brooklyn Museum, Boston's Polaroid Museum, the ABC Studios, NYC Hilton and Bergamot Station in Los Angeles.

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Ruptured Media

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Topanga, CA 90290

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