About Lou


Lou and his wife, Laraine Gregory La Monte, moved to Malibu in 1991, they have 2 children, Christian, 25, a graduate  of UCLA and Olivia, 18, a freshman at UCSB. Both children attended Our Lady of Malibu School from K-8th grade. Both were also in Malibu Little League and AYSO throughout their school years. Laraine was on the Malibu Little League Board of Directors. Lou’s son Rich and his family were also very involved in Malibu Little League. Both Lou and his wife are still very active at OLM.

In 1998 Lou was elected to the Board of Directors of the Big Rock Mesas Property Owners Association. In 2000 he was elected Vice President and became President in 2002. He is a leader in the fight against the proliferation of luxury Drug Rehab centers in Malibu. Lou, with other members of the Board have secured over $125,000.00 in State and Federal Fire Prevention Grants to Big Rock. With that money, he introduced goats to Malibu as well as hand and mechanized brush clearance to protect the entire neighborhood. Lou’s skill at bringing people together to solve problems has been a key factor in his re-election every year to the BRMPOA.

Councilmember John Sibert appointed him to the Public Works Commission in 2008, in part because of his extensive experience with the Big Rock Assessment District issues, including Landslide Abatement, Storm Water Management, De-Watering Wells, Hydro Augers and Road Maintenance.

Lou was also appointed to the View Protection Task Force in 2008 by Mayor Andy Stern, where he fought for a fair ordinance that respected view rights as well as privacy, as outlined in the Malibu General Plan.

Lou is a Lector and a Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church.

In 2010, Lou was elected to a seat on the Malibu City Council.

He served as Mayor pro-tem 2011-2012 and Mayor 2012-2013.

He is a member of the Administration & Finance sub-committee, the Public Safety sub-committee, The Education sub-committee and the Communications ad hoc committee. He is also one of the council’s liaisons to AMPS (Advocates for Malibu Public Schools).

In 2012 he became a member of the California Contract Cities Executive Board which represents 88 cities

He was recently appointed to the Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy Committee of the League of California Cities. This policy committee helps shape policy and legislation for the entire state and one of it’s areas of responsibility is Residential Care Facilities,

Professional;

Lou La Monte has been a producer and director in the film and television industry for over thirty-five years. He was with the CBS Television Network for over a decade, He then formed his own production company where he continued his association with CBS while also working with ABC. He produced and directed one-hour specials, documentaries, as well as sports assignments,                                                                       

He also began concentrating on television commercials and corporate films, he has produced and directed over 3,000 commercials in 36 countries for such companies as ATT, Burger King, Chrysler, Digicel, Ford, GM, McDonalds, Mattel, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Quaker Oats, Scotia Bank, Sony, Visa and many others.

Lou has won every major award in advertising,  including the Clio Award, Andy Award, the California Arts Award, the New York Art Directors Club Award, the Advertising Club Award, the International Broadcasting Award, Film and Television Festival Awards in Atlanta, Venice and New York.

His first long form project was Tennessee William’s’ “CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF” The critically acclaimed, EMMY WINNING production starred JESSICA LANGE, TOMMY LEE JONES  and RIP TORN.  It was broadcast on SHOWTIME and PBS.                                                    

He created, produced and directed a pilot for PARAMOUNT TELEVISION of a children’s series “UNCLE WALLY’S GENERAL STORE” starring Wally “Famous” Amos of chocolate chip cookie fame. This show won the Gait Award for Best Children’s Program.

Lou is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, the American Film Institute and the Academy of Television Arts and Science.



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