Welcome to the October 2013 issue of Shine On Hollywood Magazine (SOHM)! As the temperature begins to go down, the new film and television season gears up and the Affordable Care Act officially initiates, the editors at Shine On Hollywood think it is important to remember that it is not only Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but also a time to highlight and celebrate survivors and activists in all areas of health and wellness.
This month's cover story features the beautiful Joanna Cassidy, who shares with us what it's been like to work steadily in television and film over a remarkable span of 40 plus years. From the art and culture of the East coast to the iconic San Francisco film scene, to the star making machinery of glittering Hollywood, this veteran actress has had a remarkable career with no end in sight. Her insights provide valuable material for our readers to enjoy and learn from.
This month's issue also features Patrick Reynolds, who takes us on a journey into the world of a grandson of the mega-wealthy industry giant RJ Reynolds, maker of Camel cigarettes, to the reasons behind his choice to become the activist founder of The Foundation for a SmokeFree America, dedicated to protecting the health of our nations children; Frank Ferrante, the subject of a remarkable film documentary journey from the depths of despair, addiction and obesity to the heights of gratitude, achievement and love; Maria Casas, Singer, Actress, Linguist and Diversity Advocate, and the quirky artist, poet and pencil aficionado, Josie Basford - “Let them be your motivation.”
SOHM remains a politics and gossip free publication with it's focus on, Real People, Real Stories, from the Arts and Pop Culture Community who make a difference by giving back; and we are delighted to share their heart-felt stories with you. We will continue to provide the industry's foremost creative meeting place with monthly showcases, news, opinions, analysis, and audience feedback.
The upcoming November issue will once again feature an emphasis on the music side of the entertainment industry. Look for exclusive interviews with leading industry professionals. We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to your feedback and continued support!