Digital Production BuZZ Celebrates 200th Birthday on October 16th - Weekly One-hour Live Internet Radio Talk-Show is World's First Recurring Technology Podcast, Broadcasting Non-stop Every Thursday Since 2005

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Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ debuted in 2005 and is still going strong after nearly 200 broadcasts. The weekly one-hour live internet radio show airs each Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. PDT at and is the world's first recurring technical podcast. It remains one of the most successful interactive internet talk radio shows to date. The celebratory 200th birthday episode on October 16th will be broadcast live from Los Angeles and Boston with executive producer and host Larry Jordan in Boston with Loren Miller; and producer Cirina Catania from Los Angeles with co-hosts Michael Horton and Philip Hodgetts.

Exec-producer & host Larry Jordan w/ co-host Michael Horton broadcasting the Digital Production BuZZ

The goal of the Digital Production BuZZ has always been to make digital technology accessible and understandable to the people who use it

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Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ, one of the world's longest-running and most successful interactive internet talk radio shows, featuring news and information on digital video production, post-production and distribution, is celebrating its 200th broadcast on October 16, 2008. The weekly one-hour show began in May of 2005 and has been broadcasting non-stop ever since.

The Digital Production BuZZ family will kick off their birthday party with a celebration originating from Los Angeles with live feeds from Boston on Thursday, October 16, 2008, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. PT. Executive producer and host Larry Jordan will be live from the Boston Final Cut Pro Users Group with Loren Miller ( Boston Final Cut Pro User Group), while BuZZ producer Cirina Catania will be in Los Angeles with co-hosts Michael Horton and Philip Hodgetts. Guests, fans, and friends of the show as well as filmmakers, broadcast professionals and other industry elite will be dropping by via telephone and paying tribute to their favorite digital tech show.

Executive producer and host of the Digital Production BuZZ is Larry Jordan (internationally-renowned digital media expert, Apple-certified trainer, author, and member of the Directors Guild of America and Producers Guild of America). Michael Horton co-hosts (film editor and founder of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group) and Cirina Catania produces (writer/producer/director, Untold Stories from the ER, Southern Steel, Mi3 Collector's Edition DVD, MSN and Chivas Regal's This is the Life campaign).

"The goal of the Digital Production BuZZ has always been to make digital technology accessible and understandable to the people who use it," Catania said. "We are on the forefront of covering ever-changing tech news - it is a very exciting time for the show and it's listeners. The Digital Production BuZZ helps demystify the latest tools enabling story-tellers to improve their craft, access new markets, and grow their business."

Long known for its timely, informative and entertaining approach to digital technology, the Digital Production BuZZ has developed a loyal fan base that tunes in weekly for its live interviews, ground-breaking news and tips and tricks targeted towards all levels of digital producers. Recent shows have featured a combination of top-level studio, hardware, and software executives as well as independent filmmakers. Guests have included experts such as Andrew Brearley, technical manager for ITV UK, Owen Smith, comedian/producer, Dave Walton, assistant VP, marketing, JVC Professional Products, Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy, and Ueli Steiger, Oscar-winning cinematographer, covering topics ranging from the latest camera and editing technology to how to make money selling your completed project into distribution.

"A 200th birthday is very special. Digital Production BuZZ started with Ron Margolis and the DV Guys. From there it evolved under the guidance of Philip Hodgetts into the Digital Production BuZZ," said Jordan. "It continues today as one of the oldest continuously running podcasts in the world. It is an honor to be associated with it."

The weekly show began in April of 2000 as the DV Guys, which morphed into Digital Production BuZZ under the guidance of producer/host Philip Hodgetts (CEO, Intelligent Assistance). The series was purchased by Larry Jordan and Associates, Inc., in November of 2007. Hodgetts remains a regular and valued contributor to the Digital Production BuZZ along with Bruce Nazarian (president of the DVD Association), Stacey Parks (CEO, and Jonathan Handel (entertainment attorney, Troy Gould).

Join us on October 16th from 6 to 7 p.m. Pacific time for our 200th weekly episode! Tune in live at and join the show or download it from iTunes and enjoy it later. For more information and updates about the Digital Production BuZZ 200th broadcast, visit us online. If you are in the Boston area and want to find out more about attending the live celebration originating from the BOSFCPUG, visit

About Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ:

Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ was one of the first podcasts on the air and remains a leader in programming related to digital video production, working to keep its listeners in touch with the trends and technologies, people and practices essential to keep them up-to-date with digital video and mobile production, post-production and distribution opportunities.

The Digital Production BuZZ is owned by executive producer and host Larry Jordan an internationally-renowned consultant and Apple-Certified trainer in digital media with over 25 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. Based in Los Angeles, he's a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Jordan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Edit Well, the rich-media newsletter for Final Cut Studio, published by Peachpit Press. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training, published by and three books on Final Cut Pro, published by Peachpit Press. Visit his website at

Mike Horton (above right), co-host of the Digital Production BuZZ, is the founder and Head Cutter of Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group - the world's largest Final Cut Studio user group. Michael is a perfect example of how digital production and post-production liberates creativity. After a long and successful career as an actor and voice-over artist, Michael transitioned to producer/director/editor. Visit his website at:

Cirina Catania, producer and guest host of the Digital Production BuZZ, is a production and post-production veteran with directing, producing, DP and/or post-production supervisor credits on such varied productions as for Chivas Regal and MSN; Mi3 Collector's Edition DVD; and TV series such as Untold Stories of the ER and Southern Steel. She is an active member of the Producers Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America West and a former studio executive with 8 years at MGM/UA where she served as VP Worldwide Marketing. For show ideas and guest bookings, contact her at

New episodes of the Digital Production BuZZ air live every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm PDT at and are available following the show on iTunes and The latest news is available at

PR Contact:
Kristi Prost, Director of Marketing and PR
Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ
818.879.5105 (main)
866.977.BuZZ (toll free)
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Production and Booking Contact:
Cirina Catania, Producer
Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ
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