Finch & Partners Shine a Light on Classic Hollywood Cinema during Oscar Week

KP Project Gallery had a packed house last Tuesday night during a VIP party honoring the Los Angeles debut of “The Art of Behind the Scenes”, a photography exhibition featuring a rare and never before seen view into the creation of over a century of cinematic masterpieces.

Partial proceeds from the glamorous evening went to the non-profit Ghetto Film School (GFS), a program focused on the education and development of America’s next generation of artists and storytellers.

Charles Finch, himself, hosted the affair which, attracted arts lovers of all sorts. In addition to supporters, GSF board members and students, several celebrities made appearances including:

Directors: Brett Ratner and Paul Haggis, Actors: Matty Cardarople, Julian Sands, Matthew Modine, Micheal Ornstein, Alice Eve, and Bonnie Wright, LACMA Curator Britt Salveson, and Artists/Designers: Mikael B., Ozwald Boetang, Yi Zhou. Three of the photographers who also had their work on display in the gallery also came: Linda Chen, Melinda Sue Gordon, and Jean Pigozzi. Of course, Finch is hardly a novice to celebrity culture. Finch & Partners Corporate Creative Agency is a strategic brand consultancy and content creator, giving their expertise to some of the world’s most unique and iconic brands in several fields. They are sure to continue this legacy with “The Art Behind the Scenes”, offering a beautiful and intimate look into the history of Hollywood.

Originally launched at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the exhibition has traveled from Europe to New York to Los Angeles and has no plans to slow down. After its stint in Los Angeles, the project will return to its original launching site at the 70th Cannes Film Festival by May 2017, where it will no doubt continue to inspire individuals, as it has inspired those involved with the Ghetto Film School.

Founded in 2000, GFS is an award-winning non-profit bi-coastally based in the South Bronx NYC and MacArthur Park LA and currently assisting and inspiring over 1,500 artists. The program offers two tracks: a pre-professional, narrative filmmaking educational program and an early career support network for those aspiring to work in the creative and media industries.

Stosh Mintek, Executive Director of Ghetto Film School in Los Angeles, was thrilled with the party’s turn out and the future of his program.

“Ghetto Film School is honored to be here tonight with Charles Finch for the LA debut of “The Art of Behind the Scenes.” At Ghetto Film School we are committed to training the next generation of great American storytellers who one day may find themselves part of a fantastic exhibit of iconic filmmakers, such as the one we’re celebrating tonight.  The students are finalizing last year’s thesis project, shot in London, while simultaneously prepping for this year’s production in Israel. We thank the team at Finch & Partners for inviting us to share this special evening,” Mintek said.

Los Angeles locals can enjoy “The Art of Behind the Scenes” exhibition at KP Projects until after Sunday, February 26, 2017.


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