Category: Television

On Monday, April 1 at 6:45 pm the Smithsonian Associates presents an evening program with a post reception beer tasting centered around the “Game of Thrones.”  Tickets are required.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

For devoted followers of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the SA event - April 1 - game of thronesSeven Kingdoms of Westeros is a land they know intimately. Its castle halls, towering battlements, starkly beautiful landscapes, and torch-lit chambers are places that root the epic narrative in a highly detailed world that bridges the real and the imagined.

Production designer Deborah Riley, who joined the series in Season 4, is responsible for creating the visual environment against which the saga of power, family, revenge and romance plays out. Just as the show’s characters and plots reflect a range of world mythologies and legendary archetypes, so too does the look of “Game of Thrones,” for which Riley draws on a mix of historical periods, styles, and cultural traditions. Even the shooting locations—which extend from Northern Ireland to Croatia to Iceland—add to that global mix.

In conversation with Alyssa Rosenberg, opinion writer at the Washington Post, Riley and executive producer Bernadette Caulfield discuss the show’s distinctive visual style and offer behind-the-scenes insights into the making of the series.

At a reception afterward, raise a toast with “Game of Thrones” beers from Ommegang Brewery, including the newest in the line.

Other Connections

Go behind the scenes as Deborah Riley talks about the process of production design as “visual storytelling.”

  • Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Time: 6:45 pm
  • Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center | 1100 Jefferson Dr SW | WDC
  • Cost: $30 members | $40 non-members

Movers & Shakers

Building a Multimedia Platform that Brings Your Message to the World!

Date: March 12, 2010 – April 23, 2010
Sponsored by: Hay House
Location: USA, see below

Do you want to promote your book, launch a speaking career, or host your own radio show?

Join New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Richardson and president & CEO of Hay House Publishing Reid Tracy and learn how.   Plus, earn a chance to Host a Live Online Event, or Weekly Show on!

Only 3 Workshops available this spring in Boston, San Francisco or on a Caribbean Cruise!


Do you have an important message to share with the world?

Are you ready to take your career to a whole new level by expanding your reach, so you can help thousands of people to improve the quality of their lives?


Two Workshop participants from each city could earn a chance to either host a weekly radio show on Hay House Radio for one month or host a live online event.
How can you secure a chance to earn a Movers and Shakers Spotlight?

All Movers and Shakers workshop participants will be asked to produce a short video for submission on YouTube. Look for more details to come regarding video submission guidelines and criteria at the end of the workshop.
The most successful authors, teachers, and speakers know that it takes a firm commitment of time and energy to build the kind of platform that not only reaches millions, but also grabs the interest of publishers, producers, editors, or speaker’s bureaus. If you’re a mover and shaker and you’re ready to make that kind of commitment, then you’ll want to attend this new and exciting program.

During the Movers & Shakers weekend intensive, you will learn:

• The ten rules that, when followed, will allow you to build a strong foundation for a successful, long-term, public career

• The key spokes of a multimedia platform wheel

• What to consider when building a successful personal brand

• How to develop and deliver a compelling message

• How to communicate effectively to a wide audience

• The power of personal image and why you need to assess and enhance yours

• Who should (and should not) become a public speaker and why

• The key components of a successful workshop or speech

• The right way to approach a speaker’s bureau

• The ins and outs of writing and publishing—a book, a magazine column, blogs, e-newsletters, and various other media

• What publishers look for when it comes to choosing and developing successful authors

• The truth about publicity and what you need to do to generate the right kind

• What television and radio producers want most when booking talent for shows

• The right kind of web presence and what you need to do to build a successful online community

• How to tap into the exciting world of social media to build a worldwide audience

• How to successfully launch a book or product through an online marketing campaign

• Tips and practical advice about affiliate marketing

• What it takes to develop a TV show and/or PBS special
Led by Cheryl Richardson and Reid Tracy, this exciting weekend is designed to give you a framework that will birth a successful public career. The program includes lectures, interactive exercises, and live coaching where Cheryl and Reid will work with individuals to demonstrate key points.


The weekend opens with a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.;  followed by the first session from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. that evening. The program continues on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch breaks. Lunch is own your own but refreshments will be provided throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Cheryl Richardson is a #1 New York Times best-selling author who has written five books that have sold over a million copies. Her work has been covered widely in the media including The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, and regular appearances on Good Morning America, as well as leading the Lifestyle Makeover Series for The Oprah Winfrey Show. She’s created a successful multimedia career that has brought her message to millions of people around the world. As a professional coach, author, speaker, TV personality, radio host, and social media expert, Cheryl offers an unprecedented “inside view” into what it takes to build a successful brand.

Joining Cheryl for the weekend is Reid Tracy, President and CEO of Hay House, Inc.,PBS Specials that have raised over $100 million for Public Television. Most recently, he was the executive producer of several movies, including The Shift, with Wayne Dyer and You Can Heal Your Life, a documentary about Louise Hay’s life. Reid is also directly responsible for establishing Hay House’s offices in New York, London, Sydney, Johannesburg, and New Delhi.

the largest and most influential self-empowerment publishing company in the world. Acquiring hundreds of prominent authors over the years, Reid has played a role in the strategic development of authors such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Jerry and Esther Hicks, Suze Orman, Ben Stein and Doreen Virtue. He has also produced more than 12 successful

$1500 for you and your spouse if you are selected for THE MARRIAGE REF TV SHOW debuting on NBC-TV, March 14, 2010 at 8PM.

CASTING continues for “The Marriage Ref” TV show created and produced by comedian Jerry Seinfeld and the Executive Producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”!

We need couples who bicker about NOTHING! That’s right all those little every day things that people overlook.

Are you happily married but… you argue about parenting, pets, fashion, money, in-laws, weight, housework, chores, communication, neatness, jealousy, past history, friends… Whatever you argue about, we want to hear from you. Tell us why you absolutely NEED a MARRIAGE REF to weigh in and decide who is RIGHT and who is WRONG.

This is a family-friendly program. We are not looking for couples to “act-up” on camera.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please contact the Casting Team IMMEDIATELY at:

Please include your contact info, city you live in, photos, and a paragraph about why you are the perfect couple for this show. Be sure to include a brief explanation about your arguments and tell us why you are RIGHT and your partner is WRONG!