Date: September 8th 2013

The Wrecking Crew | Orangewood Children's Foundation Screening | September 21, 2013
Hello friends of Southern CA and some even further away,

I'm sending this special announcement to you in hopes you might let friends and family know about a screening that we're doing for a great charity called, Orangewood.  Orangewood takes care of kids that are just coming out of foster care but need some more guidance.  

Please please tell folks about the film if they live near the area. 

So if you can Facebook, call, tweet, mail letters, email, yell at the top of your lungs, please spread the word. 

Thank you. 
Denny Tedesco

Below are three recent reviews that I'm very proud of.  Looking like we're going for Kickstarter in the next month.
The Wrecking Crew Documentary will be screening in Orange on September 21, 2013 6:30PM to help raise money for the Orangewood Childrens Foundation.

Founded in 1981, Orangewood Children's Foundation's highly successful programs provide protection, support and guidance to Orange County's abused and at-risk children from cradle into adulthood, with the ultimate goal of ending the generational cycle of family abuse. Along with the support of the community, Orangewood programs work to not just help these youth survive but thrive.

With us this evening will be the Director, Denny Tedesco as well as Pianist and Wrecking Crew member, Don Randi. This is a very special cause for both, but for Don, it hits home. Don has been a Foster Parent for 17 children over the last 30 years.

We hope you can join us as a sponsor and bring your friends, family and clients.

We are looking to raise enough money to buy the following items that are in urgent need.

Unusual items in urgent need:
6 New Twin-sized Mattress
1 New Washer
1 New Dryer

Items Needed Daily:
Nonperishable Food Items (canned tuna, vegetables, boxed potatoes, etc...)
Professional Clothing for young adults
Personal Grooming Supplies (shampoo, conditioner, razors, etc...)
$200 donation
• 2 VIP tickets
• Donor name/logo on screen before the film plays
• Permanent inclusion on DVD when released
• Permanent inclusion on Wrecking Crew web site
• Your logo and link on this film sheet

$300 donation
• 4 VIP tickets
• Donor name/logo on screen before the film plays
• Permanent inclusion on DVD when released
• Permanent inclusion on Wrecking Crew web site
• Your logo and link on this film sheet

$500 donation
• 7 VIP tickets
• Donor name/logo on screen before the film plays
• Permanent inclusion on DVD when released
• Permanent inclusion on Wrecking Crew web site
• Your logo and link on this film sheet
$1000 donation
• 10 VIP tickets
• Donor name/logo on screen before film plays
• Permanent inclusion on DVD when released
• Permanent inclusion on Wrecking Crew web site

$1500 donation
• 12 VIP tickets
• Donor name/logo on screen before the film plays
• Permanent inclusion on DVD when released
• Permanent inclusion on Wrecking Crew web site
• Opportunity to dedicate one of the Wrecking Crew recorded songs on the DVD (some have been dedicated and are no longer available)
• Your logo and link on this film sheet

For more info about sponsorship email


It was incredible! I felt just like I was sitting there with them at that table. It had everything I wanted to see and more that I didn't expect. Tommy's humor drew you in and the lifelong respect for each other was so evident. Thank you for making this film because it shows that these legendary musicians, who we listen to everyday, are anything but invisible!!!!!!

- Peter Frampton

A wonderful, touching and hilarious film about the unsung stars of so many records that you carry in your heart.
- Elvis Costello

If I'd known they were available, I would have used those guys on my records. 'The Wrecking Crew' is the best documentary yet about the recording scene. I loved it.
- Steve Miller, Gangster of Love

For more information about "The Wrecking Crew" film and The Wrecking Crew musicians, please visit or the The Wrecking Crew Facebook Page.

The Wrecking Crew is eligible for funding through the International Documentary Foundation, a California non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. IDA's Fiscal Sponsorship Program has provided the 501(c)(3) nonprofit umbrella to more than 300 film/video projects, many of which have gone on to success at festivals and markets, getting distribution and/or broadcast, or even garnering prestigious awards from the film community.

They were the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits in the 1960s and '70s.

From "Be My Baby" to "California Girls;" "Strangers in the Night" to "Mrs. Robinson;" "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'" to "Up, Up and Away;" and from "Viva Las Vegas" to "Mr. Tambourine Man," the group dubbed The Wrecking Crew played on all of them. Six years in a row in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for "Record of the Year" went to Wrecking Crew member recordings.

"The Wrecking Crew," a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, has played around the world in the festival circuit with over a dozen awards and rave reviews and other accolades.

The film includes wonderful interviews with Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Herb Alpert, Glen Campbell, Roger McGuinn, Gary Lewis, Dick Clark, Al Jardine, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz as well as many of the Crew members themselves.

A labor of love by director Tedesco, the film is also ultimately a love letter to the legacy of his late father and musician friends in the Crew. Documenting the work of musicians on such iconic songs, however, can be cost -- and distribution -- prohibitive. According to the American Federation of Musicians, the film may one of the largest soundtracks of any film in history, with 131 music cues. With songs by Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds, Mamas and Papas, Sonny and Cher, The Beach Boys and dozens of others, the cost of licensing the music for the film is estimated at more than $300,000.

With the help of social media and donations, the film has made great progress making the release a reality where other films of this nature never make it to the public. FYI, we still have room for sponsors.  Its a great opportunity for publicity for a good cause.

Please come and join us for this special screening of "The Wrecking Crew".

September 21, 2013 6:30PM
St. Joseph Center Auditorium
480 S. Batavia St.
Orange, CA 92868

Screening Tickets $20
Screening + VIP Party (5:30PM) $50
Buy Tickets Online

Thanks to our sponsor:

On behalf of the Hotel Blackfoot Hotel, I wanted to thank Mr. Tedesco for his generosity in providing us with the opportunity to attend the screening of "The Wrecking Crew" and allowing us to bring along some VIP clients of the hotel. It was a fantastic film, and was an opportunity to take our clients out to a very different type of event. It's not often you are taking your business clients out to "see a movie". Everyone who attended had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the screening. Clients who had a musical background loved the film. Those with less of a musical background were surprised at how much they enjoyed the film, and how involved they got in the story, and of course, everyone can relate to the music throughout the film. Comments we received after the show included, "what a great film" and "inspirational". Thanks again Denny. Should you ever find yourself returning to Calgary, we would look forward to hosting you again.
If you are interested in an interview with the director, Denny Tedesco, please contact him at or 818.448-4436

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