Washington Life Magazine
Washington Life Magazine

March 2008

Lights, Camara... Pollywood!


Chairwoman of the Kuwait-American Foundation Gala and wife of the Kuwaiti Ambassador, RIMA AL-SABAH discusses her efforts to help stop malaria in Africa in our Event Spotlight.



Award-winning photographer CLAY BLACKMORE captures noted Washington filmmakers, producers, and directors for our first annual Pollywood Players list.



Movie buff ARCH CAMPBELL reminisces about his favorite local movies in the 100 Best Washington Movies Ever! feature. A nine-time Emmy winning film critic, Campbell reports on theater and entertainment for WJLA ABC7 and 97.1 WASH-FM.


Real estate developer JOHN CECCHI discusses his work as an investor in two critically acclaimed films featured at Sundance.





TIM COBURN , an award-winning photographer, takes his lens to the "Spring Fling" fashion shoot, which highlights colorful looks of the season.




REP. JOHN CONYERS, JR. has represented Michigan's 14th Congressional District since 1964. In our Sundance feature, he addresses the topic of film as an agent of social change.




PATRICIA FINNERAN, director of the SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, discusses Washington film festivals in the Pollywood Players feature.




MARK GINSBURG has been a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and Interview magazines, and he is a frequent contributor to Architectural Digest. He writes about his mother, Ina, who has been a fixture on the Pollywood scene since the 1970's.



DANNY GLOVER, a veteran actor and executive producer, writes about his and producing partner JOSELYN BARNES' experiences at the Sundance Film Festival.




Budding film producer SHEILA JOHNSON writes about her trip to Sundance with the film Kicking It. Johnson is the CEO of Middleburg, VA-based Salamander Hospitality and a partner in Lincoln Holdings, LLC, whose interests include the Washington Wizards,Washington Mystics and Washington Capitols.



Noted documentary filmmaker and Emmy and Peabody Award recipient SUSAN KOCH discusses her most recent project, Kicking It.




In Paint the Town, BARBARA LEIBOVITZ , an established documentary filmmaker, discusses her latest film, Annie Leibovitz: Through a Lens, which examines her older sister's life and career.




TED LEONSIS recounts an emotional evening at the Sundance Film Festival. A passionate supporter of "filmanthropy," he invests in movies which serve a greater cause.




President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media and Sundance trustee, PAT MITCHELL sheds light on the early days of the film festival..



is a resident hairstylist and makeup artist for PR @ Partners Salon and Tim Coburn Photography. Cornwell coifs our models for the fashion feature.

JANET DONOVAN, the founder and president of Creative Enterprises International, writes "Media Spotlight" in every issue.

With over 30 years of real estate experience, DONNA EVERS has spent as many years collecting stories on its history. She makes frequent appearances on radio and television to report on the local real estate scene and pens "Historical Landscapes" for WL.

ANN MAH is a freelance journalist whose articles about food, travel, fashion, style, and the arts have appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, the International Herald Tribune, and the South China Morning Post. Formerly a dining editor for That's Beijing, Mah now writes The Dish.

VICKY MOON has chronicled the lives of the rich, the not-so-rich, the famous, and the not-so-famous for more than 20 years. She covers the Middleburg beat in Over the Moon.

Personal shopper and image consultant LANA ORLOFF styled the spring fashion feature.

Fashionably savvy YONA PARK highlights what's "it and now" each issue in the Trend Report.

Emily Post's great-great-granddaughter and modern etiquette expert ANNA POST shares wedding tips from her new book, Wedding Parties: Smart Ideas for Stylish Parties, excerpted in the Lifestyle section.

GAIL SCOTT , author of Diplomatic Dance: The New Embassy Life in America, covers diplomats for WL, The Washington Times and The Washington Diplomat.

DONNA SHOR has written widely for publications ranging from National Geographic to the Paris-based International Herald Tribune. She pens Around Town in each issue.




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