Executive Producer Doug Stanley to speak at annual film mixer

By: Laura Newell, Of the Telegraph
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The El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film and Media Office will hold the annual “I Love Film Mixer,” Friday at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville.

“This is really an event for the whole region,” said Kathleen Dodge, executive director of the El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film and Media Office. “There will be a lot of people from the film industry in attendance. It’s a wonderful networking event for people who are interested in the film industry or for actors looking to make connections in the industry. It really reaches the whole community.”

Executive Producer Doug Stanley, of Placer County, will be this year’s guest speaker.

Stanley is a 22-year veteran of primetime television. Throughout his long career, he has worked in most of the established genres of television and has held multiple roles, including audio mixer/recordist, camera operator, director of photography, field producer, producer, consulting producer, supervising producer, director, broadcaster and executive producer.

“He is a wonderful guy and is very inspiring,” Dodge said. “He is not only brilliant and creative, he has a big heart. I think people will become inspired by meeting someone who has done so well in this career and lives in our own community. We are honored to have him as our speaker.”

Throughout his career, Stanley has contributed to the success of more than 200 television shows and been involved with or directly responsible for the contractual delivery of more than 400 hours of national and international television.

Though many of these shows were important in his early career, the show that he is most known for is Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch.”

The film mixer event originally started in the 1990s and restarted around 2007 after stopping for a few years.

Participating film companies attending the mixer include California Film Foundation, CFAA Capital Film Arts Alliance, EDC Film Commission, Toni Staniewicz Casting,,, Studio 24 in Folsom, Media3Sixty, Capitol Indi Collective, Media Casting, Access El Dorado, Sierra Community Access TV and Access Sacramento.

A reception to honor Stanley will follow the mixer from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills.

“I really believe that people connect better on a personal level,” Dodge said. “The reception at 36 Handles will allow people to get together and talk after networking at the event. We are encouraging people to come, mix and mingle and actually follow-up with people they just met and start building personal connections.”

The free mixer from 4-8 p.m. at the fairgrounds will also feature tastings from local wineries and restaurants.

Some participating food services include Diane Wilkinson, Placerville Natural Foods Co-op, All Star Que, Sierra Rizing Bakery, Brickhouse Wood Fired Pizza, Smith Flat House, Dedrick’s Cheese and Candy Strike.

Participating wineries include Crystal Basin Cellars, Gold Mountain Winery, Nello Olivo Wines, Sierra Vista Winery, David Girard Vineyards, Holly’s Hill Vineyards and Hart 2 Hart Winery.

“Don’t sit on the sidelines anymore. This is an opportunity to get involved in film and understand what’s going on in your own community,” Dodge said. “This is a way to get our entire region networking and working together to find out what’s going on in this exciting industry.”

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