Friday, February 25, 2005

Why I currently dig Bravo...

Two reasons:

Reason 1. Project Runway

For several years now I haven't been able to commit to a television show. I don't know what it is...maybe I'm too busy trying to finish projects...maybe I'm too addicted to the internet...maybe I'm burned out on t.v? Whatever the reason, the last show I *seriously* watched was The X Files--before Mulder disappeared.

But miraculously (!) Shawnelle introduced me to Project Runway and I've been able to stick with it for more than a few episodes. Progress! Now if I can only attach myself to a runaway hit like "Lost" or "Desperate Housewives," I can become the t.v. junkie I used to be in my youth. Ummm...maybe it's better if I don't.

Reason 2. The Sarah Jones Show

A few parting words of wisdom: Sarah Jones is a genius! Her one-woman special aired on Bravo Sunday night. I'm only sorry that I didn't work harder to see her when Shawnelle suggested that we catch her show in the Bay Area. *sniff* I don't know what I was thinking! But I'm sure it was meant for me to see her now to remind me that artists who remain true to their passion paint the most vivid pictures--in Sarah's case, through poetry and theater.

If you've never heard of Sarah Jones or her work, do yourself a favor and just tap on the above link. Props to Bravo for exposing the masses to such a dynamic talent!


Sunday, February 13, 2005

Well Folks...

To all of you awaiting the premiere of Episode 3 of ABA, I'm embarrassed to say, the wait isn't over yet. However, we are closer than ever to the finish line! Please bear with us as we post a FINAL DATE of Feb. 22, 2005.

If we don't make this one, free drinks for everyone!

Speaking of drinks, a toast is in order to the cast and crew of Walking On Sunshine, the short BET film that we worked on late last year. It has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Congrats!

Also the 2005 Celebration of Gospel on which Shawnelle worked as a PA will air Feb. 24, 2005 on BET. Performers will include singers who stay in heavy rotation in our iTunes library: The Clark Sisters, Fantasia Barrino and a host of other extremely talented gospel artists.


Saturday, February 05, 2005

Missed the Boat...But Swimming Ashore...

Full time jobs, feature length screen-play, networking, hospital visits, side gigs, sleep-deprived...the list goes on and on but there is absolutely no good excuse we can come up with for completely dropping the ball on the January 31st premiere of the 3rd episode...

Some days I stretch myself pretty thin and Shawnee has been under the weather this winter, but we are wholehearltedly dedicated to seeing the third installlment of ABA to it's new February 14th premiere. A true "labor of love" for Valentine's day.

Today i thought it would be nice to show stills from the animatics we've been working on. In episode 3 of our six part series, Whitney (Lynesha Kately) finds herself taken hostage by a mysterious creature with a BIG booming voice! (Eric Moss)

Now you may be asking yourself, "Why is that girl smiling if she's in great danger?" Well...Her facial expressions haven't been tailored to the scene just yet. But it promises to be a pretty fun ride--especially with some brilliant directorial plans Shawnee has in store. I have a few tricks up my sleeve as well...

Here's one more:

And you're just going to have to stick around to find out what's going on in this one!

In other news, earlier today Shawnee and I visited the NBC Diversity Expo, and it's always funny being in a hall full of other ambitious artists--you can just smell the hunger. The highlight of the event for me was listening to Scrubs writers Angela Nissel and Bill Lawrence crack the audience up with tales--from booties to bed head--straight out of their writer's room.

The panel was listed in the event guide as: "Jumpstarting Your Career as a Hollywood Writer." While some may sit around and wait on AAA, I'm pulling out my cables and revving the engine on this next episode...among other things... :D