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Fighting Fraud Across California

Working with the California Dept. of Insurance and the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, Imageworks updated a Workers’ Comp Fraud video that we originally produced ten years ago!  We pride ourselves on making videos that are easy to update.  While all the interviews and stand-ups were redone and a new scenario was added, one of the original scenarios still held up ten years later and was included in the new show.  You can see excerpts from the video on our Portfolio page.


Imageworks Produces Emmy Awards Again

For the second year in a row, Imageworks’ Craig Bentley (far left in above photo), who is serving on the Board of Governors for the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was honored to co-produce the chapter’s 2012 Emmy Awards ceremony.  The event was emceed by Mark Christopher Lawrence, star of the NBC series Chuck.


Four More Videos to Help Catch Crooks

One of our favorite clients, COPLINK, is doing such a good job refining their database software for generating law enforcement leads, they were recently acquired by IBMImageworks just finished four new videos for COPLINK that demonstrate more ways the software can help track down suspects.


Improving Workers’ Comp Outcomes

Employers’ Fraud Task Force had us produce another video in a series aimed at reducing workers’ comp fraud.  This will not only help improve outcomes for injured workers, but decrease costs for employers as well.


Building Solutions For Our Clients

Imageworks recently completed over two years of work for the San Diego Regional Center, converting an in-person series of Dual Diagnosis training classes regarding developmental disabilities and mental illnesses into a 30-hour online curriculum that participants can complete from anywhere in the world. Employing a multimedia interface designed specifically for the project, the classes can be taken just for enrichment, or for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). To see an example of one of the classes in action, visit and click on Guest Access.


Employee News

Today marked the 5th anniversary of Imageworks’ employee Kevin Tostado’s first day working for Imageworks. In recognition of his hard work and contributions over the years, Kevin has been promoted from an Associate Producer to Producer with Imageworks. Kevin recently completed filming of a webseries he independently produced titled Research, and is hard at work on his next feature film, Eternity: The Movie. Kevin previously produced Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story with Imageworks’ Craig Bentley, which is now available on Amazon, iTunes, and Netflix.


Legal Eagles

Imageworks has completed production on its 16th Legal Update program for the Commission on Peace Officers Standards & Training (POST), which helps to keep California police officers up to date on the latest changes in legislation.

Imageworks also recently finished another telecourse for POST: Legal Aspects of Terrorism Update. Whether they realize it or not, every peace officer is collecting and analyzing intelligence every day. By legally investigating suspicious activity and crimes that support terrorism, officers are building a knowledge base for their community and ultimately thwarting or disrupting terrorist activity.


Imageworks Celebrates 25 Years!

Today Imageworks celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding! On this day in 1986, Craig Bentley and Jorge Castellanos signed the partnership papers at Imageworks’ first home office in the San Diego neighborhood of Tierrasanta (otherwise known as Craig’s apartment at the time). Who would have guessed Imageworks would still be going strong (in a real office) all these years later!

In other news, Imageworks announces the hiring of Emmy Award-winning editor Don Sinatra. Don’s background with TV stations KPBS and KOCT will help the company complete new projects even faster!


The Award For Best Emmy Ceremony Goes To…

Imageworks’ Craig Bentley, who is serving on the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Pacific Southwest chapter Board of Governors, recently served as an Executive Producer for the 2011 regional Emmy ceremonies. The event, emceed by local celebrity Russ T. Nailz, was a huge success for all involved. The purpose of the Emmy Awards is to recognize outstanding achievement in television by conferring annual awards of merit in the Pacific Southwest region.

A few of the attendees shared their thoughts about the event with Imageworks:

“I’ve been to lots of [Emmy ceremonies] in San Francisco and DC, but this was by far the best production, (and party) that I’ve seen.”
– Maura Daly Phinney, Senior Producer, KPBS, San Diego

“The 2011 Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards was a great success! I truly believe this was our best show ever.”
– Brian Birk, President, NATAS Pacific Southwest

“Best show ever!”
– Devin Scott, American Dream Cinema


Coming to a Theater Near You!

Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story, the feature-length film by Imageworks’ Craig Bentley and Kevin Tostado, will be playing theatrically in select cities starting in May 2011, with a sneak preview week in San Diego starting March 4th. For more information on how you can see this award-winning documentary, go to and sign up for the mailing list.