Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Gil Cates, film director and television producer ( The Academy Awards, 14 times) founding dean of the UCLA School of theater, film and television and director of the Geffen Playhouse, died last month.
On Sunday, December 18th, The Geffen will host a special evening of holiday music performed by much lauded singer Nathan Pacheco. The evening benefits the Gil Cates Memorial Fund. Tickets are available at 3 price levels, from $48 (there are currently 5 seats left at this price) to $68 and everybody will enjoy wine and dessert after the show. Click here for complete details and a link to tickets and do take a moment to read the LA Times obit for Mr. Cates. He was an old school Hollywood pro, the kind of guy whose taste, work ethic and class made you want to come and work in this town in the first place. In this day of Brett Ratners we could all take a lesson.