Trip to L.A., TV role up for bid

Category: 300 News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: January 19, 2007 | Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Author: Barbara Vancheri
Publication/Article Link:http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07019/754997-254.stm

Two round-trip tickets to Los Angeles, two nights at a swanky hotel, a pair of seats to the premiere of "300" at Graumann's Chinese Theater and a walk-on role in the TV series "Weeds."

Now that's a prize. It will be on the auction block this weekend at a party to raise money for a playground at Colfax Accelerated Learning Academy being built in honor of the late Mayor O'Connor.

The "300" tickets come courtesy of producer Bernie Goldmann, a Squirrel Hill native. Gerard Butler stars in "300," which is based on the Frank Miller graphic novel retelling the ancient battle of Thermopylae.

Goldmann is an adviser to Steeltown Entertainment Project, as is fellow Colfax grad Sally Lapiduss, who is donating a signed script and pictures of the cast of "Hannah Montana."

The walk-on is from Jenji Kohan, creator of Showtime series "Weeds," who wrote an episode about the city as a nod to friend Carl Kurlander.

Anyone can bid on the items at Party for Play from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Bossa Nova, Downtown. Tickets are $25 or $100 and can be purchased at www.colfaxpto.org. The event will include tapas, music by Zydeco Dogz and live and silent auctions. The restaurant will be open, and regular patrons can register to bid, too.