WHO WE ARE
PAUL V. BIO:
DJ Paul V. started his eclectic nightlife DJ career back in Boston in 1982 at diverse hotspots like Man Ray, Spit, and Axis. This led to Warner Brothers Records hiring him and moving him to Los Angeles in 1988 to promote alternative music artists to national FM radio stations like KROQ and WFNX. He worked very closely with bands like Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, New Order, Ministry, Jesus & Mary Chain and many more.
In 1994 he exited Warner Brothers and moved on to manage Perry Farrell and Porno For Pyros, LA buzz band Extra Fancy and solo artist Barnes.
In Los Angeles, he co-created Dragstrip 66 with Mr. Dan in 1993 and SPIT at The Faultline in 1998. Both clubs had signature relevance in the then-bourgeoning queer/alternative scene in Silver Lake. He was also the original partner and co-promoter launching Bootie LA at The Echoplex from 2005-2012.
In 2005 he brought music mashups to the masses on the LA airwaves via Indie 103.1 FM with his "Mashup Of The Day" feature, and his electro bangers, indie rock, and mashups got heard every Friday afternoon inside "The Smash Mix" and every Saturday night with his "Neon Noise" mix-show, which is now heard every weekend 9pm-12am PT at TheIndependent.FM.
Paul is the proud papa of "Pucci," his chocolate pittie rescue dog.
PHIL SCANLON BIO:
Phil claims to be the illegitimate child of Lucy Ricardo and Ralph Kramden. He has over 20 years of experience in in non-profits including raising funds as Sponsorship Director for GLAAD at Queer Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Scanlon has programmed the Austin Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film, the Austin Film Festival, and the Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival. He continues to produce seminars that have featured such guests as Joel Schumacher and Mary Kay Place.
For the American Film Institute, Phil produced Producers on Producing and Directors on Directing, both subscriber programs that featured advanced screenings and appearances by notable filmmakers. Guests included David O. Williams, PT Anderson and Billy Bob Thornton.
At AFI’s Conservatory, Scanlon programmed the prestigious Harold Lloyd Masters seminar and related endowed lecture series. He has hosted many notable guests including Robert Altman, Robert Townsend, David Lynch, Ian McKellen and Edward Norton. Additionally, he has produced special events honoring writers Buck Henry, James L. Brooks and the writing staff of THE SIMPSONS.
As a film programmer, Scanlon introduced festival audiences to such films as MYSTIC RIVER, PIECES OF APRIL, and SIDEWAYS. He has also appeared on panels for Slamdance, the International Documentary Association and the Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival as well as local television and national radio programs such as NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
Phil has two cats, "Suzy" and "Parker".