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Paul McAvene - Designer / Owner McAvene Designs inc.

Mr. McAvene's unlimited talents and capability have allowed him and his multi-talented staff to design and create a wide range of elements for the entertainment industry. Anything imaginable, from life size, dancing elephants, to the finest couture gowns, theatrical sets, props and visual effects for countless productions.

Paul has two Emmy nominations to his credit. He is also a guest lecturer at The Pasadena California Art Center, speaking to and mentoring college art students in the field of entertainment design.

His varied and extensive background began at age 10 when he was first taught the craft of sewing by his mother, and the ins-and-outs of auto repair by his father. He jokes, "I was teased for being the only kid on my block who could rebuild a carburetor and finish a wedding gown in the same afternoon". From those simple beginnings in Oak Park, Illinois and over the past 20 years in Los Angeles, Paul, at age 40, has created a specialty design company in its twelfth successful year. 

Mr. McAvene's client list reads as a who's who of Hollywood. His creations have been worn by Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Phifer, Cindy Crawford, Prince, Val Kilmner, Dennis Quaid, Billy Crystal, Patti LaBelle, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Weiss, Don Rickles, Whoopi Goldberg, Jean Simmons, Arsenio Hall, Mark Hammil, Pierce Brosnan, Garth Brooks, Martin Short, Heather Locklear, and not to mention, Miss Piggy.

Paul's recent credits include: Dora the Explorer Live! A touring musical theatrical production of the Nichalodian animated childrens T.V. series, The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies at the Plaza Theatre in Palm Springs, California; Greg the Bunny, a half hour primetime T.V. series for the Fox network, featuring dozens of puppets; The feature film, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; Five Disney on Ice shows currently on tour in North America and Europe; The Lance Burton Show, at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas; as well as creating the first ground-breaking interactive children's show called The Wahoo Wagon, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. 

Highlights of Mr. McAvene's past credits include: the primetime T.V. series - Dark Shadows and Muppets Tonight; feature films- Chaplin, Mr. Magoo and Cool World; and Universal Studios Florida's live theme park attraction, King Kong. 

When asked his favorite quotation, he responded: "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free" - Michelangelo Buonarroti (circa: 1529)


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