: Kathy Hanis
: Owner of Entertainment Plus PR & Talent
: Kansas City. Lived in L.A. for 10 years, and I miss it. Love the ocean and the energy.
: Westwood, Kansas
What I do (in 140 characters)
: I am a publicist and talent agent. I pitch clients and arrange interviews and book talent for commercials or feature films.
What's your addiction?
What's your game?
KU basketball. Love watching college ball, March Madness and the Final Four. Great players and coaches. And I love the game of basketball!
What's your drink?
When I am not cooking at home, you can find me at Lidia's, Le Fou Frog, Story, Pandolfi's Deli, Grünauer, Thai Orchid, Em Chamas, Café Cedar, Jasper's, Anthony's, Johnny Jo's Pizzeria, Murray's Ice Cream, RJ's Bob-Be-Que, and Happy Gillis.
What's on your KC postcard?
Kansas Jayhawks, George Brett, Tom Watson, Buck O'Neil, Peregrine Honig, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kauffman family, Lamar Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs, Len Dawson, Crosby Kemper, the Elders, McFadden Brothers and family, Gina and Chloe, Jennifer Janesko, Sporting KC, The Wizard of Oz, Guy's Potato Chips, Gates Bar-B-Q Sauce and Charlie Podrebarac's Cowtown
Finish this sentence: "Kansas City got it right when ... "
Let's say, Jim Leedy, the legendary artist, got it right when he created the idea and collaborated with Suzie Aron and the Crossroads Community Association in developing the Crossroads Arts District. Leedy's vision grew, and his dream, now a reality, developed and stabilized the Crossroads Arts District, placing Kansas City on the map as a creative crossroads that celebrates and supports the arts community.
"Kansas City needs ... "
To reopen a film office that would offer producers and studios financial opportunities to shoot feature films here. Kansas City has great talent, actors, directors, producers, casting and production companies, as good as L.A. or New York or better. Shooting a feature film would have a positive financial impact on the city from hotels, restaurants, creating jobs and income, as well as recognition for our fabulous city.
"In five years, I'll be ... "
On the beach in Mexico!
"I always laugh at ... "
Will Ferrell and Dave Chappelle
"I've been known to binge-watch ... " CBS Sunday Morning
. Great way to start the week!
"I can't stop listening to ... "
Michael Bublé, Robin Thicke, Pitbull, Pharrell, Marvin Gaye, Bruno Mars, Al Green, the Whispers, Jack Johnson, Michael Jackson and the Beatles.
"I just read ... "
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr
The best advice I ever got
: "Never ever, ever, ever, ever, give up!" - Winston Churchill
: Do not move to Los Angeles. (I am so glad I did!)
: GG, my dog, never leaves my side.
My brush with fame
: In my over-30-year career in the entertainment business, I have worked with everyone from Mickey Mouse to Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks to LL Cool J. It has been a fun ride.
My 140-character soapbox
: I just booked my 1 millionth interview!
My recent triumph
: I was instrumental in assisting Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care in raising more than a million dollars to expand its offices and services to assist families in need of health care. The clinic provides over $1 million of charity care annually, and donations help ensure that the work of Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care continues.