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Virgil E. Hammond III Poster

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Date of Birth January1960Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Virgil E. Hammond III was born in January 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Dangerous Curves (1988), Halloween Night (1988) and The Island (2005). He has been married to Sheryl L. Hammond since December 24, 1990.

Spouse (1)

Sheryl L. Hammond (24 December 1990 - present)

Trivia (8)

Inventor and Creator of Cinecoach production systems. A compact method of location and studio production. An actual 35' production coach designed for location and studio production (film and video).
Cinecoach production systems arrives in Hollywood, California to rave reviews from the motion picture and television industry with regard to its utility, design and compact ability. During its Los Angeles/Hollywood showcase Cinecoach production systems was invited to several studios and locations including, Sunset-Gower Studios, CBS-Radford Studios and Downey Studios. Productions included, American Dreams, Six Feet Under, Still Standing, The Bernie Mac Show, Michael Bay's Amityville Horror, The Island and Jerry Bruckheimer's, CSI: Crime Investigation Unit's Special Effects studio. Other locations included several television commercial productions within the Southern California region. Cinecoach production systems was presented to several producers, directors, cinematographers and other craft persons who have stated; "Job Well Done!", "It's what the Reality Television and Music Video World has been looking for."
In 1980, he became a Certified Steadicam Operator by attending the Cinema Products course in Los Angeles, California developed by Garrett Brown, the inventor of the Steadicam Stabilization System.
He was personally requested by Sammy Davis, Jr. to become the technical advisor of Sammy's Beverly Hills home screening room.(1983- 1990). The state of the art screening room equipment was given to Sammy and Altovise as a wedding gift from the late Howard Hughes some years prior. Throughout the years, Sammy orchestrated what became a continuous weekend event for the celebrity and his friends within the industry. Virgil spent New Years eve, 1990 toasting with Sammy and company not knowing it would be his last. He was present at Sammy's Beverly Hills home months later when he passed on May 16th, 1990.
In 1987, he was at that time, the youngest individual to ever possess a state of Nevada Gaming License issued by the state of Nevada Gaming Control Board as a Casino-Hotel Owner and Operator.
He is also a retired Deputy Sheriff (at age 46) from the state of Nevada. He completed the required state of Nevada Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements in 1991, eventually being promoted to Field Training Officer and obtaining several "Instructor Development" degrees over a twelve year period. He has also technically advised writers and producers with reference to authenticity of law enforcement project developments. He also attended other police academies within Southern California. At the same time, he managed to own and operate his own production company winning several awards including an Emmy Award nomination in 1999-2000 as a Producer (San Francisco, California.).
He has also been known to be very "pro-active" when it comes to placing and working with women in the motion picture and television industry. He has assisted in raising over 2 million dollars through various productions which benefit women's organizations. Including the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Research Center in New York, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D.) and The Global Fund for Women.
Graduated from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California, Class of 1978, the same high school as Britney Murphy, Ron Howard and several other major actors, producers, directors. Virgil still keeps in touch with some of them to this day.

Personal Quotes (1)

"I basically sat down and took a past-proven method of production from the last 100 years within the motion picture and television industry, and incorporated it with modern day technology." (Referring to the research, development and completion of Cinecoach production systems during an interview, January, 2006).

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