It’s been well over a decade since the film “The Aviator,” directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo Di Caprio as mysterious icon Howard Hughes, debuted on the silver screen. But I was surprised to read that actor-director Warren Beatty’s passion project — a biopic of Hughes — will be making its way into movie theaters later this year.
Forty years after the death of the quirky aerospace engineer, inventor and filmmaker, Hughes’ story still baffles and inspires. I believe that’s because Hughes managed to harness the power of creativity while pioneering cutting-edge technology to create a new world — on the ground, in the clouds and
That’s exactly what Playa Vista’s best companies and community leaders are trying to do. In this issue of Playa Vista Direct, we’re highlighting local people and events who are pioneers of their own.
Friends of Playa Vista School raised nearly $20,000 during the
recent Taste of Playa Vista at the CenterPointe Club — money that’s headed for Playa Vista Elementary to help fund various science, art
and music programs.
Electronic Arts visionary Fredrik Loving uses his childhood experiences with videogames to inspire his work to create them at the company’s DICE LA studio. On his eleventh Christmas, Loving received
a Commodore 64 console that forever changed his life, imparting a love of games that fuels his mission at DICE LA. “We’ve only scratched the surface of what we actually could do with games,” he tells us.
A visit to CTRL Collective revealed a new kind of workplace where tech, creativity and community all come together. As CEO David Bren tells us, “If you leave that community aspect out of technology in any way, shape or form, then all it’s doing is pushing us more towards being by ourselves — secluded and alone, versus being together, which is ultimately what I think everyone is looking for.”
The need for togetherness that fuels groundbreaking technological advances speaks volumes about the people and businesses of Playa Vista. I hope you enjoy their stories.
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