SEP

2014
A TASTE OF RIVERPARK 2014

A TASTE OF RIVERPARK 2014

Fresno, Ca

MATTHEW BLACK makes a special appearance at "A Taste of Riverpark 2014" to benefit RED CROSS.

OCT

2013
FOREIGN MARKET COMMERCIAL RUN SUZUKI SUV

FOREIGN MARKET COMMERCIAL RUN SUZUKI SUV

Bass Lake, Ca

MATTHEW BLACK makes special appearance in foreign market commercial run for Suzuki SUV

SEP

2013
A TASTE OF RIVERPARK 2013

A TASTE OF RIVERPARK 2013

Fresno, Ca

MATTHEW BLACK makes a special appearance at "A Taste of Riverpark 2013" to benefit RED CROSS.

SEP

2012
A TASTE OF RIVERPARK 2012

A TASTE OF RIVERPARK 2012

Fresno, Ca

MATTHEW BLACK makes a special appearance at "A Taste of Riverpark 2012" to benefit RED CROSS.

NOV

2010
FOREIGN MARKET COMMERCIAL RUN SUZUKI SUV

FOREIGN MARKET COMMERCIAL RUN SUZUKI SUV

Bass Lake, Ca

MATTHEW BLACK makes special appearance in foreign market commercial run for Suzuki SUV

JUN

2008
S.A.G. SUMMER SEMINAR SERIES FOR YOUNG ACTORS

S.A.G. SUMMER SEMINAR SERIES FOR YOUNG ACTORS

Hollywood, Ca

MATTHEW BLACK special guest speaker in series of seminars geared at preparing new talent for the world stage.

MAY

2006
LONDON FASHION FILM FESTIVAL

LONDON FASHION FILM FESTIVAL

London, England

Ciné lumière (French Institute), The Horse Hospital and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) – to present a mix of early and classic cinema, contemporary art, as well as documentary, instruction and propaganda film. Films by distinguished filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Louis Buñuel, Vera Chytilová and Bruce Weber will be screened alongside documentary, instructional and propaganda films, newsreels, artist videos and fashion image-makers’ shorts.


The London Fashion Film Festival is especially delighted to host a special screening of the rarely seen cult film Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo? and welcome its director William Klein as the Festival’s 2006 Guest of Honour.


The programme features films and videos that have fashion and clothing as their central theme, bringing together a variety of genres that have reported on, promoted and documented fashion, otherwise “spoken” about it or used it to attract and entertain audiences. It explores the ambiguous relationship between the machines of Western fashion and film, revealing film’s tendency to discredit fashion while paradoxically celebrating its seductive power and enigmatic qualities. Clothing will be revisited as fashion’s proper subject, with the aim to establish an intimacy between clothing and the film viewer.


Film screenings will be followed by lectures, informal talks and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, artists, critics and fashion designers including Anna-Nicole Ziesche, Jean-François Carly, Matt Black of Hollywood, Penny Martin and Shelley Fox. Two silent films in the Shoes, Eroticism and Fetish programme, The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903) and the rare gem Amor Pedestre (1914), will be accompanied by music especially composed for the occasion by The WOLFMEN’s Marco Pirroni and Chris Constantinou.

AUG

2004
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL

Edinburgh, Scotland

MATT BLACK of HOLLYWOOD showcases at the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, spanning 25 days totalling over 2,500 international shows from 60 nations in 258 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Scotland's capital, in the month of August. The Fringe is a showcase for the performing arts, particularly theatre and comedy (which has seen substantial growth in recent years), although dance and music are also represented. In 2009, 35% of shows were comedy and 28% theatrical productions. Theatrical productions range from the classics of ancient Greece, William Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett to modern works. In 2009, 37% of shows were having their world premiere.


The Fringe is an unjuried festival – with no selection committee, and therefore any type of performance may participate. The Fringe has often showcased experimental works that might not be invited to a more conservative arts festival. In addition to ticketed, programmed events, the Festival has included a street fair, located primarily on the Royal Mile. The Festival is organized by the Festival Fringe Society, which publishes the programme, sells tickets, and offers advice to performers. Their offices are on the Royal Mile.


The Board of Directors is drawn from members of the Festival Fringe Society, who are often Fringe participants themselves - performers or administrators. Elections are held once a year, in August, and Board members serve a term of three years. The Board appoints the Fringe CEO (formerly known as the Fringe Administrator or Director) and operates under the chairmanship of a well-known public personality. The first chairman was Lord Grant, a High Court judge, who gave way in 1970 to the actor Andrew Cruikshank. He was succeeded in 1983, by Dr. Jonathan Miller, and then by Elizabeth Smith, Baroness Smith (widow of former Labour Leader John Smith).


The first full-time Fringe chief was former teacher, John Milligan, who left in 1976 to run the Craigmillar Festival. He was succeeded by writer and historian Alistair Moffat, who left in 1981 to become Head of Arts at Scottish Television. He was replaced by Michael Dale, who departed in 1986 to become Head of Events for the Glasgow Garden Festival. He was succeeded by his deputy, Mhairi Mackenzie-Robinson, who left in 1993 to pursue a career in business. Hilary Strong served in the position until 1999, when she then became director of the Greenwich Theatre. She was followed by Paul Gudgin (2000-2007), Jon Morgan (2007-2008), and Kath Mainland, the current CEO.


The 2011 Fringe sold 1,877,119 tickets for 41,689 performances of 2,542 shows, in 258 venues, over 25 days, for an average of more than 75,000 admissions and 1,360 performances per day. There were an estimated 21,192 performers, from 60 countries participating. There were 607 free shows.

JUL

2003
INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM

INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM

Hollywood, Ca

MATTHEW BLACK both Costumes and plays supporting role in the Independent Feature Film, "Love."