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Program #20759RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jul 14 — Jul 19, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool; world-class dining in one of the hotel's three restaurants, poolside or in their room; and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://www.thelahotel.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 14 - Independent Arrivals/Program Registration/Orienta...
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into the L A Downtown Hotel after 3:00PM

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, go over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and any other administrative issues as well as answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this program offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.

Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants, grandchildren and International Family Film Festival (IFFF) staff introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

IFFF staff introduce the overall course and sets expectations for the week.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

Lodging: The L.A. Downtown Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool; world-class dining in one of the hotel's three restaurants, poolside or in their room; and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://www.thelahotel.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 15 - Camera Shot Scavenger Hunt / Full Orientation & I...
Camera Shot Scavenger Hunt / Full Orientation & Introduction to My Comic Book Superhero!

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS & HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Learn how to use the digital camera and complete a rough draft of the comic book layout.

The Scavenger Hunt for Camera Shots

The International Family Film Festival (IFFF) teacher will pass out film term sheets that have definitions of all of the Camera Angles they will be using. They will explain and demonstrate each of the terms, including all of the camera angles the film crews will have to record on the Scavenger Hunt.

Each crew will receive a camera and a Scavenger Hunt shot list. They will head outside to capture all of the shots on the list. This gives everyone a chance to get used to shooting with the camera and learning the different camera angles to use when they are shooting their film project.

Each crew works as a production unit to create a rough draft of their comic book with dialogue.

Lunch: Lunch at hotel

Afternoon: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Each production unit works together to explore Superhero style premises, storylines and storyboards. They explore the specific characteristics of what their superhero will look like, what villians or conflict will be struggled against, and what locations will be needed to inhabit the world of the superhero.

Teams create the overall arc of their comic book panels, cast the parts from within the group, and figure out the best location on the hotel property to shoot the photos needed for their comic book.

An IFFF teacher introduces the computer software that will be used and participants do hands-on exercises to familiarize themselves with the software basics.

Afternoon: CLASS AND HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Hand Out Materials and Organize Groups

IFFF teachers introduce the concept of "What is a Superhero?" and explore the powers and characteristics that make up a superhero, how the group will embody this originally created character, and how they will make a comic book and animatic of this superhero.

For this project, the group will be divided into smaller PRODUCTION UNITS. The groups meet and each group decides on a different superhero style premise for their comic book and begins early design ideas and story ideas.

Possible Superhero Style Premises (and descriptions):

1. Zero to Hero (A "nobody" down on his/her luck, with no-to-low social status, finds a way to acquire some super powers to become a superhero.)

2. Mutation (Through some extraordinary chemical or physical process, a person is able to mutate at will (or not - think "The Hulk") from an ordinary person into a superhero.)

3. Mind Powers (Through some quirk of fate or exposure to other forces, a person has a unique ability to bend nature with the mind and its powers.)

4. Powers passed down from family members (It's all about "the genes." Like a family trait or characteristic, superhero power is passed on from one to another by DNA.)

5. Secret Identity (This superhero lives a "double life" by living a routine workaday life by day, and a dynamic, danger-filled superhero life by night, or vice versa.)

6. Super Hero Teams/Squads (Superheros team up to accomplish certain goals, often complementing and sometimes contradicting one another's powers.)

7. The Price of Power (Eventually, every power exacts a price. What does a Superhero sacrifice for his/her power, and more importantly, what will he or she DO with that power? Fight good or fight Evil?)

8. Crime Fighter Born Out of Personal Tragedy (Batman, The Punisher)

9. Stranger (often alien) with the ability to help.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Lodging: The L.A. Downtown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool; world-class dining in one of the hotel's three restaurants, poolside or in their room; and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://www.thelahotel.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 16 - Learning the "Action Tableau"/Movement Specialist...
Learning the "Action Tableau"/Movement Specialist/Costumes & Masks/Record Voice-Overs

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS: Introduction to composing an interesting and provocative "action tableau", i.e., the shots that will ultimately compose their finished Comic Book.

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: A stunt/movement specialist will conduct a workshop with participants to demonstrate safe and proper choreography and positioning. This allows participants to "think beyond their normal corporal/ physical norms" and assist in staging their superhero for an exciting and dynamic effect before final photos are taken for the Comic Book. Special attention will be paid to how body language translates into an action, that then elicits a particular feeling, thought and/or emotion.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Teams will discuss costumes and props at this time. They will have time to create costumes from their own clothes.

Work on voice-over in rehearsal and, with the assistance of the teachers, record the voice-over tape for the animatic.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Evening: CLASS: A costumer/mask maker will lead the evening session and orient the teams on how to make basic masks, how they communicate certain archetypes, and discuss color schemes that convey stock emotions, moods and character status.

Lodging: The L.A. Downtown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool; world-class dining in one of the hotel's three restaurants, poolside or in their room; and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://www.thelahotel.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 17 - Production/Studio Tour
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Comic Book Storyboard Review, Location Scout and Principal Photography

The teams review their storyboards and check to make sure they have all of the props, masks and costumes they need. They will decide what locations they need to shoot their panels and scout the hotel/adjoining public properties and other easily accessible shooting locations. Principal photography for panels begins. IFFF teachers monitor each team to assist with any technical issues and to make sure the teams are following/ modifying their storyboards efficiently and shooting effectively. Teams download and edit their photographs. Some photo treatments may need to be edited into the photo collection, such as a black & white or sepia treatment.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Marvel Comics Studio Tour at Raleigh Studios property - Manhattan Beach

Enter onto one of the world's hottest and most active studio lots and be introduced to some of the artists that make the superhero action happen, from the comics to the big screen!

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: CLASS: Comic Book Master

Up close and personal look at how a Comic Book is conceived and rendered from a professional Comic Artist - the perfect follow-up to a day at the studio. Delve deeper into what it takes, and the needed breaks, to make it in the commercial world of Comic Book creators.

Lodging: The L.A. Downtown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool; world-class dining in one of the hotel's three restaurants, poolside or in their room; and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://www.thelahotel.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 18 - Continue with Production Work/Editing/Film Festiv...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Continue finishing the Comic Book Panels and finalize templates, fonts, styles, titles and dialogue balloons for each panel.

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Finalize Films with Music, VO and Credits.

IFFF teachers continue to monitor teams and assist with any technical issues.

Principal Photography finishes. Editing continues and Comic Books are finalized and sent off for publishing and binding.

Teams move on to create Animatics. They use video cameras to film panels and match the voice-over track, add Music, and assist with editing to add special effects, sound effects and transitions between panels to fully produce a video of their Comic Book Superhero story.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Continuation of morning activities

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: Publisher's Party and an "Amazing Animatic Film Festival"

Kicking off the final full day of the program, all Participants will receive a full color, high-quality bound copy of the Comic Book Superhero book they have created throughout the week. An "Amazing Animatic Film Festival" will follow in which Participants will each have an opportunity to share their work, in a Q&A format, with the entire group. Digital downloads of the finished book onto thumbdrives provided by IFFF (one per family unit) will also be available following the Animatic presentation.

Lodging: The L.A. Downtown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, July 19 - Careers in Comic Book Illustration, Publishing an...
Careers in Comic Book Illustration, Publishing and Filmmaking/Independent Departures

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS: Preparing for a Career in the Comic Book, Animation or Cartoon Industry

An Industry Panel of leading Comic Book Professionals or a single Giant in the industry will present how they individually contribute to the industry, what it takes to make the grade, and how new up-and-comers might approach getting a responsible and realistic start in the industry.

HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Comic Book Superhero Intergenerational program and will join us for other rewarding programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast



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Los Angeles
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For additional information, visit: www.latourist.com
Los Angeles Convention and Visitors BureauBecause Los Angeles offers the visitor a wide range of activites, we suggest you contact the the LACVB and request tourism information Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau 685 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 689-8822
For additional information, visit: www.lacvb.com
Paramount Studio Tour5555 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038 Phone: 1-323-956-1777 Experience 100 years of Hollywood history with an intimate tour of the Paramount Pictures studio lot. During your visit, a knowledgeable guide will lead a small group on a behind-the-scenes look at the longest operating and only major remaining studio in Hollywood. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, but not required, at a cost of $48/person for the 2-hour Studio Tour. Tour Times: Every half hour from 9:30AM-2:00PM, Mon-Sun. Weekend schedules may vary.
For additional information, visit: www.paramountstudios.com/
Universal Studios100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 Phone: 1-800-UNIVERSAL Major attractions include the legendary Studio Tour that explores Hollywood’s most famous backlot in the world’s largest working movie studio; Transformers: The Ride-3D; Revenge of the Mummy–The Ride; Jurassic Park—The Ride; and the Special Effects Stage where you’ll learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies; and many more. Public transportation: Take the Red Line train from the 7th St. Metro Center Station to the Universal Station (9 stops). After exiting the rail, head up by stairs to the parking lot area off Lankershim Blvd. Catch one of the shuttle cars that run uphill to Universal Studios/CityWalk, every 10-15 minutes.
For additional information, visit: www.universalstudioshollywood.com
Warner Brothers StudiosVIP Studio Tour 3400 Riverside Drive, Gate 6 Burbank, CA 91522 Phone: 1-877-492-8687 This 2 hr-15 min tour is an actual tour of working studios. No two tours are alike because you are seeing actual work in progress. Tour the Costume dept., Scenic dept., and the Mill which creates sets for films and TV, then tour some exterior sets that you will recognize from films and TV. Last up is Warner's on-lot Studio Museum, a collection of over 70 years worth of film-making. This tour is limited to up to 12 people at a time including your guide, so it is worth booking in advance. 2013 price: $52/ticket. Departs: Mon-Sat 8:15am-4pm and Sundays (limited availability). Public transportation: Take the Red Line train from the 7th St. Metro Center Station to the Hollywood/Vine stop then take the Metro 222 bus to the Hollywood Way/Riverside Dr. stop in Burbank and walk 2 blocks to the VIP Studio Tours entrance near the corner of Riverside Dr. & S. Avon St. vipstudiotour.warnerbros.com/
For additional information, visit: vipstudiotour.warnerbros.com/

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