Superhero Reporters

http://www.vulture.com/2016/03/journalists-should-not-play-themselves-in-movies.html
Superhero Reporters Whenever you watch a superhero movie (or any movie for that matter) and suddenly spot a cameo appearance by an actual real-life reporter (not an actor playing a reporter) how do you react? Check out this interesting article from Vulture, another somewhat promising online publication I’ve become fond of over the years, which brings to light the possible downside of reporters playing themselves in Superhero movies, as is often the case in today’s landscape of reality-driven entertainment. Of course, this pattern is not new. We’ve certainly seen a lot of it over the years and not just in the superhero genre specifically, but included in drama and comedy as well.  This article raises an interesting point in the sense that the reporters are “selling…

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High School Experience: Heath’s Impact

http://www.vulture.com/2015/10/krumholtz-on-10-things-i-hate-about-you-cast.html?mid=facebook_vulture
High School Experience: Heath’s Impact But it was Heath — a natural storyteller, and always reliable for a cheesy joke — who transfixed us. Before I knew it, the cast was experiencing what I’ve since found to be all too rare: a unified chemistry throughout the ensemble, without a single bad apple in the bunch. The experience was communal, it sang like a well-tuned chorus both onscreen and off-, and we all agreed that we were having the best summer of our lives. When you think about it, I’m sure we all look back at some of our high school experiences with vivid recollections.  It’s that time we refer to as blissful ignorance.  Before all our life’s major decisions.  Before any major growing up.  We…

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Musings, Mantras, Truths and Questions Within The Creative Quest

Musings, Truths, Mantras and Questions within The Creative Quest or what I’ve learned along the way so far… 1.)  Ask not what your producer can do for you, but what you can do for your producer.  JFK moment of voiceover truth. 2.) Today the landscape of our business trends toward quantity over quality.  Who is working the most.  Doing the most.  Being seen the most.  Instant fame versus years of hard work and talent backing up the ultimate testament of true worth.   How many gigs have you booked? How many followers do you have?  When it comes to voice over work, I can tell you for one that I have not hit the 1000 mark yet.  But who’s counting?  Odd that the quality of select, professional projects seems to resonate less…

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