Gay Blackstone

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Gay Blackstone
Born March 27
Other names Gaye
Occupation Magician, Producer, Director, Creator, Consultant
Title Past President of Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle
Board member of Arts and Letters - CSUSB , Ronald McDonald House
Spouse(s) Harry Blackstone, Jr. (died May 14, 1997) Married 23 years.

Gay (also Gaye) Blackstone (born March 27) is an American television and stage producer, director, consultant, lecturer and author. She was president of the Academy of Magical Arts[1] and was named one of "2007 Hollywood's Women of Distinction" by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.[2] She is also the international ambassador of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.[3] Blackstone was the executive producer for the 2013 revival of the television show Masters of Illusion.[1]

2013 – 2005

•Executive Producer - “Masters of Illusion” Television Series for 2014 release CW Network

•Executive Producer - “Masters of Illusion” Television Series for immediate release for Sony International

•Executive Producer – “Masters of Illusion –LIVE!” Tour 2011 to Present – US, Canada, Singapore, Manila, and Peru - 80 shows in 46 venues, 26 states, 5 countries, and 3 continents (first two seasons)

•Executive Producer – “Masters of Illusion” – January 2009 to Present – 40 Hour Network Television Series

•Executive Producer – “World Magic Awards” 5 - 2 Hour Network Specials Hosts Neil Patrick Harris, Sir Roger Moore, Robert Wagner, Jonathon Franks, and Bob Saget

•Past President of the Academy of Magical Arts – at The Magic Castle

•Creative Consultant & Segment Producer for Illusionist “Hans Klok – The Beauty of Magic” Featuring Pamela Anderson June 2007 at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

•Woman of Distinction Award from Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - 2007 Honoree

•Executive Producer – “Masters of Illusion- Impossible Magic!” 15 hours of Magic and Variety

•Producer/Creator Magic Stage Show at The Bayside Theater Lighthouse in Fukuoka, Japan - 2010

•Community Leaders Board for the College of Arts and Letters at California State University San Bernardino

•Producer/Creator “Ai & Yuki” Show – US and Asia 2007 - 2009

•Creative Consultant – Illusionist David Blaine Television

•NAACP Image Awards Special Effects Consultant for Television - 2005

•Producer Illusionist “Darren Romeo: The Voice of Magic” at The Welk Theatre in Branson, MO

•Producer - “Live in Berlin” at Pump, Duck and Circumstance

•Producer & Creator of International Female Illusionist My Uyen – Television Special and Casino Stage Show

•Creative Consultant/Show Analyst for Disney Cruise Line

•Producer of Telly Award Winning Four Part Television series for Time Life – “Kids 100 Favorite Songs”

•Creative Advisor for Penn and Teller “Sin City” Television Series

•Creative Consultant, Staging & Segment Producer for “Siegfried & Roy Present – Darren Romeo: The Voice of Magic” at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

•Adjunct Professor University of Southern California – Choreography for television and film, performance and production, advisor George Burns Award

•Hosted multiple episodes of “The Story of Magic” – Canadian Television Series

•Author of “Around the House Magic”

•Special Events Producer – Amazon, Nickelodeon

•Corporate Events Producer/Consultant/Performer – The Money Store, Henley Health, Cadillac, Honda, California Dental Association, Ontario Convention Center

Co-Produced “The Blackstone Magic Show” 1974 – 1997 •Broadway – Holds the record for the longest running Magic Show in Broadway History

•Tour – U.S. and International

•Casinos – Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, Reno

•Television – Multiple one and two-hour specials: PBS, HBO, CBS, NBC and PAX

•International television specials, Japan, England, Paris and EuroDisney

•Television – “Mystic, Magic, 3D Video”

•Honda Introduction

•Cadillac Introduction Show

Rock & Roll and Live Music Shows (Special Effects, Staging/Rigging for Venues, Arenas, Stadiums and Sheds)

•New Kids On The Block The Magic Summer Tour – U.S. and International and No More Games Tour

•Earth, Wind & Fire – U.S. and International

•Alice Cooper – Welcome to my Nightmare

•Vanilla Ice – Special Effects

•Michael Jackson, Victory Tour – Special Effects

•Sea World – The Super Heroes, Florida and Ohio

•Boys Choir of Harlem and Friend on Broadway

Awards, Recognition, and Associations

•Member of Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as Executive Producer

•Magic Castle: The Academy of Magical Arts- President: 2006 -2008 Vice President 2004 -2006 Board of Directors: 2002 – 2012

•“Face of Redlands” Honoree for local Philanthropy and Community Service

•International Ambassador for the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians

•Recipient of the Milbourne Christopher Award

•2013 Society of American Magicians Presidential Citation

•Community Leaders Board for the College of Arts and Letters at California State University San Bernardino

•Woman of Distinction Award from Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - 2007 Honoree

•Los Angeles Business Journal – Front Page Feature Story “Woman of Distinction”

•Released top selling “Blackstone Magical Moments” DVD


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