Civic and Charitable Contributions

  1. Producer of "Memories", a fund raising film for the rebuilding of the "Spirit of St. Louis".
  2. Producer, 1978 San Diego Emmy Awards broadcast to establish the NATAS Scholarship Fund
  3. Producer, 1979 San Diego Emmy Awards broadcast to augment the NATAS Scholarship Fund
  4. Created and produced "Oscar Nite". Variety Club's major fund raiser for handicapped, underprivileged and abused children, 1982 - 1985
  5. Created and produced "Kids Day at the Movies" for orphaned children.
  6. Co-founder, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Scholarship Fund, 1983.
  7. Co-founder, Billy Wilder Scholarship Fund, S.D.S.U., 1985
  8. Created and produced NATAS charitable events including: Voice-over Seminar, Casting Seminar, Vice President Casting, Columbia Pictures,
  9. Network Seminar with Robert Wood, President, CBS Disco Nite, Day at the Races, Salute to Bob Hayes
  10. Produced the First Annual San Diego CLEO Awards
  11. Produced the San Diego premiere of "A Chorus Line - The Movie" for Variety Club, benefiting charities which encompass the handicapped, disadvantaged and abused children of San Diego
  12. Executive Producer SDG&E/Southern California Edison "NO-LA" commercial
  13. Producer, "Sunday in the Park with Seuss", a national tribute to Dr. Seuss, Theodore Geisel
  14. Founder, "Fresh Film Festival" (1992)
  15. Founder, "Chris Packala Memorial Scholarship" (a 501 C-3 Foundation) 1994
  16. Founder, Outfest SD (1998)
  17. Founder, San Diego Film Festival (1990)