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- "San Diego's Godfather of Film." - San Diego Performer, November/December 2008.
"When one thinks of the San Diego film industry, Wally Schlotter should immediately come to mind. Schlotter, who is vice president of special projects for UltraStar Cinemas, chairman of the San Diego Film Festival, and executive producer of the iVIE Festival and Awards (among other things), is one of the great minds and mentors for anyone interested in film."...
- "Local short
subject bows today at Del Mar theater." - San Diego Union Tribune, June 2001.
"FILM: "The $5 Movie," a
San Diego based American Dream Cinema, 15-minute film, will have
its commercial debut today, opening with the big musical "Moulin
Rouge" at the Ultra Star Flower Hill multiplex in Del Mar."...
"Mr Movies" - San Diego
Magazine, October 1987.
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"It's easy to tell when
Wally Schlotter is happy. He revs up to 78 rpm from his usual
33 1/3. And lately he's been at full tilt for good reason. Schlotter
has arrived early at his 16th-floor office in the Chamber building
in the heart of downtown. At the moment he's busy answering
questions fired at him by a crusty, no-nonsense producer who
is about to bring his next movie to San Diego."...
Hot 'Down South'" - Daily Variety, June 24, 1994.
"Film and TV production
is helping San Diego struggle through California's economic
doldrums. Production companies spent $31 million in San Diego
County in 1992-93. That is up from $27.2 million the year before,
and is more than three times what the county earned in production
dollars in 1990-91. "It's been phenomenal, way beyond what we
projected," says Wally Schlotter, the city's film commissioner.
'Film and TV production is the fastest-growing service-related
industry in San Diego.'"...
Chamber So He Can Look At Big Picture" - San Diego Daily,
May 26, 1993.
"The Greater San Diego
Chamber of Commerce has reorganized itself to permit its new
president more time to concentrate on strategic planning and
policy decisions. Under a plan approved by President Gil Partida
and the chamber directors' committee, the various divisions
have been divided into two groups -- one headed by Max Schetter,
who takes on the new title of executive vice president, and
the other by Wally Schlotter, who was promoted to senior vice
To Watch This Year" - San Diego Magazine, January 1997.
"When he abruptly quit
last spring after nearly two decades at the helm of San Diego's
film commission, many San Diegans saw it as the end of a road.
Burnout. Wally Schlotter saw it as the beginning. 'The film
commission had reached maturity,' he says. 'It seemed a good
time to go from the proven to the unknown.' Schlotter knew this
much about the unknown: It would involve consulting and charity
At 11" - San Diego Magazine, May 1996.
"Wally Schlotter's recent
abrupt resignation as chairman of San Diego's Film Commission
floored many who were close to the Chamber of Commerce senior
VP. He'd been moving up the Chamber's corporate ladder, and
the Film Commission was stronger than ever. With no new-job
announcement, there were the inevitable rumors Schlotter had
been fired. (Nobody leaves a position like that without the
next job lined up, do they?) But all sides insist it was the
film commissioner's decision to leave."...
The Chamber's Field Of Dreams" - San Diego Magazine, September
"'IF YOU STAGE IT, THEY
WILL COME...' That, in so many words, is what Mel Katz told
Wally Schlotter three years ago after Katz came up with the
idea of hosting a symposium in San Diego to feature the day's
top newsmakers. The motive: to showcase San Diego as a world-class
destination worthy of attracting a field of dreams in politics,
journalism and the arts."...
Letter of Induction to "Silver Circle" - American
Dream Cinema, February 2000.
"Dear Jonathan, I would
like to nominate Wally Schlotter to be inducted into the San
Diego Chapter's Silver Circle for the following reasons: In
1973, seeking a degree in television and radio while attending
SDSU, Wally also had the energy (and good fortune) to freelance
in the business as an assistant to executive producer's for
NBC's "Police Story" and in a range of positions work on national
and local commercials for Columbia Pictures and at KPBS."...
Letter of Congatulations from the
Chamber of Commerce - April 1992.
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"Wally: I hope all is
well with you -- I'm sure you're as busy as ever, but there's
always time for kudos, right? I'm pleased to report that Phillips-Ramsey,
the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, and the City of San Diego
are the proud recipients of an Award of Excellence from the
Creative Show of San Diego. Judged recently in a joint operation
of the AdClub and Communicating Arts Group, our combined effort
on behalf of the newspaper advertisement created for the Tribute
to Dr. Seuss was recognized for outstanding design! "...