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GOD LOOKED AWAY starring the incomparable Al Pacino

Anne DeSalvo, winner of the Best Actress Award at the Pasadena Playhouse, and CW, were backstage at the historic theater’s production of GOD LOOKED AWAY starring the incomparable Al Pacino. Pacino is a film icon who never forgets his roots in the theatre. He was magnificent!


City of Light Film Studios For Sale

CW and his team, together with a renowned law firm in Spain, are representing an anonymous investor in the acquisition of City of Light in Alicante. The asking price of €94.4 million.This state-of-the-art film studio sometimes referred to as the “Mediterranean Hollywood” opened its doors in 2005. Amongst the 60 films shot at the complex are “The Impossible” staring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. The hit French series Asterix was also shot there. In 2012 the studio was forced to close due to poor management. Professionals have described the complex as one of the best facilities in the world.

As a popular tourist destination, Spain is in recovery and has become very attractive to investors. There has been an enormous increase by Chinese investors who are seeking business opportunities. Spain, with its almost all year around sunshine, affords history, culture, luxury hotels, beaches, Mediterranean cuisine and exciting nightlife. It has become one of the most desired destinations of the world.


LA Party Scene Honored Burning Man

CW attends Burning Man bash with Choux Choux owner Antoinette Peragine and actress Anne DeSalvo. The party was in honor of the famed annual event which explores a temporary community in Black Rock Desert, Nevada each year. Burning Man’s participants explore various forms of artistic expression, created in celebration for the pleasure of all participants. The party organized by Choux Choux’s Antoinette, was first rate and full of impressive Burning Man details including remarkable attire, superb make-up and tons of glamour. Her uniquely innovative and creative style makes her one of the most sought after event planners in Los Angeles.


Charity Event Mothers of Courage

CW at charity event – opening night at the Hudson Theatre for “My Child — Mothers of Courage” a collection of monologues based on true stories of mothers whose lives were radically changed when their sons were sent to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The women represent very different opinions about war, politics, social and cultural issues. Despite these strong differences as mothers, these women share a limitless love for their children. These American mothers represent women throughout history and from every part of the world who has sent a child to war. Photo includes CW with cast members Jean Smart (“Designing Women”), Frances Fisher (“Titanic”), Broadway’s Anne DeSalvo (“Sex & The City”, “Entourage”).


Annual Fusion-International Gastronomic Summit

The world’s top chefs gathered at the annual Fusion-International Gastronomic Summit in Madrid to showcase new, cutting-edge techniques and innovative recipes to create the ultimate experience in cuisine and dining. The renowned Spanish chefs included Joan Roca of the celebrated three-star Michelin Guide’s restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, Elena Arzak and Quique Dacosta. Other international chefs speaking at the culinary event included Thomas Keller, Joël Robuchon and Daniel Patterson.

The Wilson Group’s European associate Emilio Calcerrada, seen with Joan Roca and other prominent chefs above, attended the event. The summit featured countless food and wine tastings, award ceremonies, and demonstrations. Among others, Arzak talked about the eternal importance of leafy greens. Joan Roca presented a workshop on vacuum cooking while Patterson discussed the advantages of cooking with “A California State of Mind”.


International Alliance Provides Global Exposure

The Wilson Group is excited to announce its outreach to international residential real estate. In addition to its existing global network of investors of hotel and resort properties, CW has formed an international alliance with selected independent residential real estate firms. Each member has been selected based on reputation, experience and knowledge of their local real estate market. They are dedicated in collaborating and serving their clients in real estate investments throughout the world. This alliance provides global exposure for the sale of properties to a qualified audience, as well as a network of top professionals committed to high standards of service in finding real estate in the most desirable locations in the world.


Gastronomic Delights

Madrid

Emilio Calcerrada, the renowned Spanish chef, hosted a private gathering at his country home in the historical area of “El Escorial” near Madrid, Spain. Among the guests were CW of The Wilson Group and Anne DeSalvo. Emilio demonstrated his distinctive culinary skills and his guests were treated to the most delicious gastronomic delights. Mr. Calcerrada is an associate of Wilson’s Spanish corporation which represents clients with the sales and acquisition of hotels and luxury resorts. Emilio has managed and frequently consults well-recognized hotel and restaurant firms. He continues to create and implement the most innovative cuisine and state-of-the-art operating procedures.