March 1, 2009 8:00 PM
Following Thursday’s “Breaking Bad” season-two premiere screening at the ArcLight Hollywood, Sony and AMC threw an after-party at the Velvet Margarita, the swank, cave-like Mexican lounge on Cahuenga Boulevard.
AMC President Charlie Collier and series executive producer Vince Gilligan, pictured at right, worked the packed party with series star Bryan Cranston, executive producer Mark Johnson, AMC Senior VP of Original Programming, Production and Digital Joel Stillerman and Sony Pictures Television President Steve Mosko.
In the dark lounge, which was festooned with sparkling sombreros, elaborate piñatas, chandeliers and velvet paintings, guests enjoyed clips from “Breaking Bad” intercut with a new music video from the controversial Mexican band Los Cuates de Sinaloa—known for their songs about drug trafficking, border politics and corruption. Check it out . . .
Out on the patio, a gorgeous psychedelic tagger-style mural of Mayan gods resided among the agave cactus. The whole vibe was very Juarez-gang, which could be a clue as to where the show’s plotline is headed this season. The Los Cuates de Sinaloa video will be released later this year in a cross-promotion with the show.