San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2008
A headline-grabbing TV interview with Jerry Lewis, in which the legendary entertainer talked openly about being detained last month for carrying a gun in his luggage, was videotaped by Solana Productions, Inc.(http://www.SolanaProductions.com)
The beloved comedian was cited and fined after an airport security guard in Las Vegas discovered the weapon on July 25. In the TV interview, recorded Aug. 13 aboard Lewis' yacht in San Diego, he explained that the .22-caliber handgun was a gift he received last year following his annual Muscular Dystrophy telethon.
"I had a gun in my carrying case," Lewis said. "Which was given to me by a marvelous engraver. And last year at the end of the '07 telethon, he presented me with this gorgeous gift. I put it in that traveling case and I hadn't traveled since that telethon until that day."
The weapon was discovered when Lewis was on his way to Michigan with his road manager.
Lewis spoke exclusively with correspondent Jann Carl of TV's "Entertainment Tonight." The interview aired Aug. 14 and made headlines around the world.
A six-person crew from Solana Productions, Inc., recorded the interview in high definition with two state-of-the-art Sony XD high definition video cameras. The shoot also entailed an intricate lighting set-up because it was shot midday inside a covered deck on Lewis' luxury yacht, which is docked in San Diego Bay. Due to the comedian's demanding schedule, the crew was required to complete the set-up in less than 90 minutes.
In the second part of his interview, which aired Aug. 15, Lewis spoke at length about his upcoming Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - now in its 43rd year. The live event begins at 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Aug. 31 and runs 21 and ½ hours.
The star-studded show will also include an online auction that begins Aug. 21. To date, Lewis has raised more than $2 billion toward a cure for the disease.
Solana Productions, Inc., is a Solana Beach, California-based video production company that serves broadcast, cable and corporate clients. Clients include "Entertainment Tonight," "The Insider," "Dr. Phil," and "The Rachael Ray Show." More information about the company is available at http://www.SolanaProductions.com.