What a week! It’s times like these when I am even more appreciative of the people I surround myself with. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in helping me capture my vision and bring my ideas to life. We did it!! This Tim de Vil music video was truly a labor of love and I cannot express my gratitude to not only those involved but those who constantly support what I do and inspire me to keep doing. But for now.. Thank you.. 🙂
Melody Ranch Studios, The Americana at Brand, THOSB Comedy, Thirsty Crow, Mel’s Drive-In, Hollywood Walk of Fame
I chose Elisa Albert’s “The Snarling Girl” as the best Under-Recognized Essay of 2016.
“This is the essay I didn’t know I was waiting for, but once I read it, I sent it to a bunch of ladies I know. (Thanks to my friend Elisabeth Donnelly for telling me about it!) Oh, how pleasurable it is to read another woman talking about the ridiculousness of the contemporary world we live in; how we all want something out of it but sometimes we just want the thing so much that the want gets in the way of the work. And is there any better description of the ridiculousness of social media than the following lines? “The work: this is what I would like to talk about. The work, not the hearts and likes and dings and dongs. And maybe I can float the possibility that the work is best when it’s done nowhere near the hearts and likes and dings and dongs. Maybe I can suggest that there is plenty of time for hearts and likes and dings and dongs once the work is done, and done well.” Amen to that. “The Snarling Girl” is a battle cry for ignoring other people’s “definition of success.”
****COMMERCIAL CASTING NOTICE****
LOS ANGELES AREA ONLY
Hi Guys! Really quick turnaround on this one. Need submissions ASAP. No auditions. Casting off email submissions.
Tiffany Company Casting is casting for following role for a non-union Facebook commercial shooting on 12/22 . Actors and Non-actors alike are welcome to submit. If booked, this job pays $500 for an 8 hour work day. Casting off pictures only. NO auditions or callbacks. Submissions are due Wednesday 12/14. PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!!!
Looking for the following types of people:
-Men and Women ages 20-30
-Couples ages 20-30
-Groups of Friends ages 20-30
-Real Moms Late 30’s – early 40’s (please feel free to submit with a friend or group of friends who are also real moms)
-Senior couples ages 55-70
-Groups of Senior Friends ages 55-70
-Men ages 30-40
-Guy friends ages 30-40
-Teenagers ages 14-18 (if the teen parents are within 30-42 age range, please submit yourselves as well)
PLEASE SUBMIT TO SARAH.TIFFANYCOMPANYCASTING@GMAIL.COM ASAP WITH THE FOLLOWING INFO:
1. NAME OF ROLE YOU ARE SUBMITTING FOR
2. FIRST AND LAST NAME
6. CONTACT NUMBER
8. INSTAGRAM LINK (OR FACEBOOK LINK IF YOU’RE NOT ACTIVE ON IG. PLEASE SEND THE ENTIRE LIVE LINK AND NOT JUST YOUR HANDLE)
9. ***Very important. Please write a paragraph introducing yourself covering the following points: who you are, what you do for work, what sorts of hobbies or activities you’re are into and anything else that better acquaints us with you. If you are being considered for the Mom category, please introduce us a little to your family. We are not holding auditions for this, so the client would really like as full a picture as possible as to your personality since we are booking off email submissions.
10. 4-5 CASUAL PICTURES – No actor headshots. At least 1-2 pictures need to be a clear relatively close up picture of your face. Social media type pics are great. Anything that shows a sense of your personality and style (selfies, outdoor adventures, traveling, family pics, stylin’, having fun, etc. If submitting for the group of friends, couple or mom categories, please have submit at least one group pic)
“Trump won the Presidency by gas light. His rise to power has awakened a force of bigotry by condoning and encouraging hatred, but also by normalizing deception. Civil rights are now on trial, though before we can fight to reassert the march toward equality, we must regain control of the truth. If that seems melodramatic, I would encourage you to dump a bucket of ice over your head while listening to “Duel of the Fates.” Donald Trump is our President now; it’s time to wake up.”
Teen Vogue just impressed me.
“I’m a liberal.” There, I’ve said it – no taking it back now. I will have to face up to it around the holiday table and suffer the whispers of my friends, though, truth to tell, they’ve probably known for years anyway. I have couched and quantified my inclinations in terms that are not confrontational. I’m a “Teddy Roosevelt progressive”. I line up more closely with the Libertarian Party (although I also line up pretty closely with the ultra-liberal Green Party). I’m not a Democrat, gosh no. For the past three decades Democrats have been far too bland and indistinguishable from the center right Republican mainstream. Except for a few social issues, mainstream Democrats and mainstream Republicans (not the Tea Party right wing-nuts) are almost one in the same. The death knell of the working class blue collar Democrat was NAFTA, the policy of a Democrat administration. Frankly on the issues that count to me Democrats aren’t liberal enough. What I can’t abide, what makes me embarrassed to claim the liberal designation is the smug self righteous moral superiority what many liberals bring to the conversation. The attached article from the very (perhaps ultra) liberal site, Vox.com, has a good analysis of that smug style and why it is damaging to liberal causes.
In 1964 LBJ won the Presidential election in a landslide (486 electoral votes and 61.2% of the popular vote) on the way to a Democratic stranglehold on government. The party did it with an alliance of minorities, intellectuals, blue collar workers and farmers. This year the blue collar workers and farmers voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump. The unions have transformed into the representatives for teachers, pilots, government workers, police and other professionals. For decades liberals have looked down their noses at a substantial portion of the LBJ alliance. The working poor have not seen a raise in real income in more than 30 years. Perhaps it is time for liberals to embrace the cause of these forgotten people that we once called the back bone of America. Surely they/we are not all deplorable.