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Bailey's Tribute to Jan by Bailey (James Popovic's Daughter)

Posted on September 14, 2012 by in Community

The world lost one amazing person today.
Jan Kalman has been in my life since I was born, and she
has always been one of the greatest people I have ever had the privilege to know.
I remember so many fun times with her in the studio......
And when my sister had to have surgery when I was 7 and
she was 8, I went to K&P for the day with my Dad.
Jan took time out of her busy day to look after me...

Jan by Sarah Ralston

Posted on September 13, 2012 by in Community

The thing I will miss the most about Jan is how she truly loved us all and treated us as if we were her own children. She was the person we all went to talk to when any of us was upset. Any time anyone at the studio was having problems, feeling sad, going through a difficult time, Jan was the one we all went to first. In fact, it became a mantra for anyone who needed a little special love to 'Go talk to...

My Favorite Jan Story by Clarissa Westmeyer

Posted on September 06, 2012 by in Community

Jan would always be looking for a way to help. She would come downstairs and ask "Do you need me?" She would pull sets, move tables, do dishes, anything that needed to be done she would do. And if there wasn't anything else I would always say "Yes! I need a hug". And she gave really good hugs. 

It Was a Few Years Ago by Jason Feiler

Posted on September 04, 2012 by in Community

Jan was my work mom, always there when I needed someone to talk to and always there when I stepped out of line.  One day Craig and I were playing with a toy helicopter and it got stuck on the beam. Jan had an amazing way of ignoring our shenanigans, so I thought I would be safe to walk out on the beam and retrieve the helicopter. She was directly underneath me prepping for a shoot and never saw me up there, until Craig yelled...

Janice by Mike Wasserman

Posted on August 31, 2012 by in Community

This past spring Jan and I spent a lot of time together in the car while we commuted back and forth to work. My tendency during the daily commute was to listen to news radio and get caught up on recent events. Often, news stories would spark ideas and would lead us into conversation. On the days we would hear stories of violence or war, Jan would say something along the lines of "why do we do this to each other. I don't understand?"  My...

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