Tony Luna Creative- Update- 12-30-2017

Thank you for an inspiring 2017

and here's to a meaningful and productive 2018!

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 - From Jenn Julian, Producer, Presentation Coach- “Sir Tony! Great to hear from you as always. …Last time we spoke, I told you I was about to teach my first pitch coaching session.  I just wanted to say thanks so much for your insight and help in structure around that.  The session went very well and the client felt he got a lot of value!
Also, wanted to share some fun news –  in Hollywood, if it’s in the trades, it’s official…and it’s in the trades!"

(The following are excerpts from the article)
AFM pitch conference aces launch June Bug Pictures
By Elbert Wyche 14 November 2017
Jennifer Julian and Holly Payberg have launched June Bug Pictures after two consecutive years of runner-up wins at the AFM Pitch Conference.
Producer and partner Julian pitched Free Hunter this year, which centers on the first and greatest female fighter pilot in history. In 2016 she pitched Marlene, about 1920s German cabaret star and Hollywood film icon Marlene Dietrich.
…Both projects are being packaged by Jon Levin at Roar, with production counsel handled by Ann Clark at Greenberg-Traurig. The companies plan to begin production in mid-2018.
June Bug was launched with the goal of developing inspired, thought-provoking, female-driven content for film, television and the digital space. ”Like June bugs, we are curious creatures, deeply inquisitive and just a little bit lovingly in your face, especially when shepherding the stories we believe in. At a time when this important shake-up is happening in Hollywood, we’re proud knowing we do what we do with enthusiasm and integrity,” Julian said.


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- From Emily Snyder, Artist- “Hello to the network of the beloved Tony Luna!
As described on my art auction website ( ), a bicycle accident that occurred in April led to my jaw breaking. My mouth was wired shut for five weeks and complications from this surgery led to emergency dental care.

My auction has ended but I still have works for sale that you can purchase directly through me via PayPal or Venmo. List of works here:

For any further updates you can sign up for my mailing list here:


Emily J. Snyder
mobile 507-269-0461



- From Robyn Young, Brand Strategy and Design Consultant

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What we’re looking forward to in 2018, and our gift for you!
Looking back on this first year, I’m filled with so much pride. As many of you know, when I started, I had just left my job with General Assembly, had no concrete plan in place, and not clients, and OH YEAH, I was 1 month pregnant at the time. Get the full story on my startup via my interview with Business Rockstars
Now I’m happy to say that our boutique branding studio is thriving. I work with an amazing team of freelance creatives (graphic designers, copywriters, photographers, and soon videographers). We’ve worked with wonderful clients that I’m happy to promote. And we have so much in the pipeline for 2018! Here’s some goodies we have to share!

My Gift to You
I’m so humbled by all of the love and support I’ve received this year. As a thank you, I’ve created some beautiful desktop calendars to bring a little cheer to your work all year long! Get your gift here,

Branding Bootcamp
Get your brand set up for success in the New Year with the full day, hands-on Brand Like a Boss Bootcamp
We’ll take you through the key elements of creating a brand that connects: strategy, story-telling, and your digital presence.

Robyn Young & Co., 600 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90017, US


- From Dana Walker, Director of ArtCenter at Night Public Programs-

Dear Public Programs faculty: ArtCenter College of Design is excited to announce the launch of a brand new program track in Game Design, beginning with a first entering class in Fall 2018. A natural extension of the incredible work Entertainment Design students learn to create as concept designers and animators, the Game Design Track expands our students’ capacities to design the stories that shape, engage, and thrill our culture.

As an Entertainment Design student in the Game Design track you will focus on acquiring the technical skills necessary for competency in game design; gaining fluency in the phases of the production process; learning how to navigate between artistic expression, programming and design languages; and developing your ability to identify, understand and solve a client’s design problems.

This program is part of ArtCenter’s full-time undergraduate program. Applications are currently being accepted and will continue to be accepted on an as-room-is-available basis until the program is full.

For more information, download the information sheet or call ArtCenter’s Admissions Office at 626.396.2373 or



- From Bill Wishner- Visual Hunter/Photographer- Announcing:


Open Show-Pasadena East LA #18
145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

Thursday, January 11th., 2018, 7:00 pm

(NOTE: The deadline for submission of artwork for this show has passed but stay in touch with the PasadenaPhotographyArts for submissions to future shows by clicking on then search for Pasadena East LA #17.)

We hope Open Show-Pasadena East LA will strengthen our photography community and bring together the public and artistic community in discussion of photography.

Sponsored and produced by PasadenaPhotographyArts
A project of Pasadena Arts Council / EMERGE Program



- From Vijat Mohindra, Photographer
New Editorial Work Out Now in Paper Magazine and Essential Homme
To view more recent work, please visit

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Those are some of the amazing things these incredible artists in our creative circle are creating. Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they design meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

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Keep creating wonderful art and design, and, as always, stay in touch!



Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press

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