Wednesday, July 22, 2009

YOU WANNA MAKE IT IN SHOWBUISINESS KID?

All right kiddies, you want your shot at stardom? Man, this town is ruining me, I really am starting to sound like a total sleazebag. Here's the shameless plug... We're doing an open call for a pilot for the Cartoon Network on Friday. If you or anyone else you know would be right for these roles then come on down to audition. Unfortunately, I will be out of town so I won't be there (don't get too excited, I'm not going to Comic-Con, I'll be chilling with my grandparents in Florida). You can also check out the posting on Playbill and in tomorrow's Backstage.



"Unnatural History" TV Pilot
OPEN CALL

We are seeking young male actors (age 18-21 only) to play 16 years old for an upcoming Warner Horizon TV Pilot:

UNNATURAL HISTORY

Audition InformationDate and Time: Friday, July 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave (between 36th & 37th Streets), NYC, Studios 16T and 16U
What to Bring: Headshot and Resume; a brief scene from the pilot script will be available at the audition

[HENRY GRIFFIN] 18 to play 16, a fit, intelligent and charismatic teen, he's been raised in the most exotic and dangerous places on earth by his anthropologist parents, who have allowed him too much freedom and independence. Henry may look like a typical teen, but learned an incredible amount of useful knowledge from other cultures via his parents’ work, not to mention his physical skills learned from outdoor adventures (martial arts skills preferred but not required). Circumstances have forced him to attend a private high school in the U.S. Think Indiana Jones with a Zen sensibility. SERIES REGULAR

[JASPER CHANNING] 18 to play 16. Henry's cousin, he's an intelligent and socially savvy teen who is smart enough to look past the petty high school politics that come from being the son of the principal. Jasper hasn't seen Henry in years, and their past encounters didn't endear Henry to Jasper, because of the pranks Henry played on him in the past. Not thrilled that Henry will be sharing his room and attending his high school, Jasper tries to show his cousin the ropes at their prep school and gives advice about how to fit in. SERIES REGULAR

TV Pilot Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Work Dates: Aug, 10 2009 to September 1, 2009Location: Toronto
CONTACT:
Drew.Lewis@wbconsultant.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SPACED-OUT

I was browsing through my typical roster of smutty celebrity gossip blogs and came across this little gem today. This week we have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man landing on the moon (if it wasn’t all hoax that is) So you can imagine how excited this TMZ photog was when he spotted Neal Armstrong at the airport. Of course the photog asks him a number of silly questions such as “Which celebrity would you choose to go to the moon,” and give the obligatory Michael Jackson tie in asking “Do you think Michael Jackson should get as much credit for the moon walk, since you were the actually originator?” For an old guy just walking through the airport he is so sweet and plays along and answers the questions. TMZ won't let you embed video if you click on the photo, it will take you to the link.



The only problem is that this was not Neal Armstrong; the photog probably just thinks that all old white dudes look alike. Funny thing is though; this guy actually has been to the moon. It’s Charlie Duke, the 10th (and youngest) man to walk on the moon, and member of the Apollo 16 mission. I think it’s great that Charlie just plays along, answering all the questions without bothering to correct the guy. Maybe he liked the attention, or maybe he just thought that the guy kept calling him “Armstrong” as a slight to the fact that he’s a lesser known astronaut. The person I do feel bad for is the guy in the wheelchair that Charlie Duke takes a picture with – that poor guy probably thinks he got a picture with Neal Armstrong. Either way Charlie is incredibly charismatic and gracious. You should check Charlie Duke's website. If you’re grandpa had his own website, I’m pretty sure it might look something like this.



Monday, July 28, 2008

JUST A SPOON FULL OF SUGAR

After seeing this ad on Craigslist, I have come to the conclusion that it is finally time to leave my job at Vh1 and pursue my life long dream of being a nanny to 5 pathetically spoiled kids from the Upper East Side. Life in the city is hard for kids these days, and what would a 19-year-old college freshman do if he didn't have someone to pick up his dry cleaning or manage his social calendar? I am 100% legal; I speak perfect English (I think), I'm skinny or "in shape" as they put it, and I have more than just "some college." Plus the 60-75 k ain't bad. Maybe this will be my opportunity to get that new iPhone I want, it surely would help me "interface" with the other assistants.


WANTED: Nanny/Family Assistant to start 2nd week in September (Upper East Side)

We're a family of ten. My husband and myself, our 5 children, 2 dogs, and cat. For as long as we've lived in the city we have been lucky to have the same nanny/family assistant. Originally starting out as my eldest son's baby nurse and staying with us for nearly 19 years.

I have had a hard time meeting people that have been right for the position. We've sought help from agencies and other nanny finding sites and have now moved here in search for some more dynamic candidates.

I feel that I must be up front, this job is a VERY much so a FULL TIME job with NO flexibility. Both my husband and self work full time in jobs where it is essential for us to work long hours (hedge fund and fashion industry).

I do need to be upfront when I say my children can be a bit difficult. This job is very nontraditional in the sense that my kids are older and still need someone to "parent" them 24/7. My oldest son will be starting his first year at Columbia in the fall and will not be around much, but, will probably still need support. Picking up his dry cleaning, if he needs anything for his apartment, scheduling doctor appointments, anything to help him and his daily life run smoothly.

The younger three, well, they're the one's you will have the most interaction with. They are 14 (son), 12 (daughter), and 9 (daughter). They are extremely particular and each have their own set of demands and little "isms" about them, but, I assure you they are entertaining, charming, and delightful most of the time.

Mostly impart to my children's ages the nanny will be expected to do some "family assistant" type jobs. This includes food shopping, light errand running, coordination of children's school and personal schedules in a way that both my husband and I can access, walking dogs, and interfacing with our assistants.

You should be: Younger and ambitious. This job is a lot of hours and not always easy for people that are not in shape to keep up with my kids.

MUST be 100% legal and able to speak PERFECT English. MUST be presentable/polished. MUST have SOME college. City savvy and Blackberry Accessible. HONEST. AND willing to have at least a 2 year contract.
Compensation will be: 18 days paid vacation. Half to be determined by you the rest by us. Health/Dental benefits (full, great plan) (after 90 days)

60-75 k DOE Paid over time at the rate of $60 an hour for any amount of time worked over 50 hours.

Option to live in our beautiful second apartment located on 84th between Park and Lex for a reduced rent.

To apply for this job please submit the following: "Resume" outlining your child care experience. A brief explanation of why you want to apply. My family and I will review these as they come in and will contact you with in 24 hours if we'd like to move you further along in the interview process. Please make the subject of your email- Nanny of 10 Position.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

VIVA LAS VEGAS

It's summer, and you know what that means... WEDDING SEASON! To celebrate my parents' 30th anniversary, we took a nice little family trip to sin city, because nothing says love and commitment like Las Vegas. During our time there, Momma and Papa Kaps headed on over to the Little White Wedding Chapel to have their vows renewed - at midnight. And oh how the mayhem ensued. Just take a look at their webpage and try to tell me that this place doesn't ooze sophistication and class. You know it's going to be good when you're driving down the street and one side is all wedding chapels and the other side is strip clubs and massage parlors. This place also gave its patrons the opportunity to have a drive through wedding, and I'm pretty sure at least one of the "minsters" was an ex-con. There were so many crazy things that words cannot do it justice, so I'll let the video speak for itself. It was a sentimental event for the entire family - oh, and Elvis was there too.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

I'm not talking about bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens (You've had an extra pair this whole time?) I'm talking about my favorite youtube clips. We all have those times when we're at work and maybe feeling a little down, but thank god for youtube! Here are a few of the videos that I can watch over and over and will always, ALWAYS brighten my day. Or at least make me look like a fool when I laugh out loud at my desk.

UNNECESSARY CENSORSHIP

Being a Telecommunications major, I cannot tell you how many classes, and hours of my college career were spent talking about not only the FCC and censorship but also regulations dealing with children's programming. So it pleases me when I can see the two come together in such a hilarious way. And I love anything inappropriate.




BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA*

Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, this is very much a real trailer for a real movie. I have been following the press for this film very closely and was ecstatic to finally see the trailer for it when I went to see Wall-E the other week. It might be the dancing and signing dogs, it might have been the margarita's I had at dinner just before, but seeing this just make me burst out laughing, even more than seeing Pierce Brosnan sing in Mama-Mia! 50% Worrier, 50% Lover, 100% Chihuahua? This movie is going to be so bad that it'll make those horrid Rob Schneider movies look like Citizen Kane... but I'll probably go see it anyway.


* I had to look up how to spell "Chihuahua" because I had no clue. And have you ever tried to type this word? It is inappropriately difficult.

SHOWBIZ PIZZA BAND PERFOMRS "LOVE IN THIS CLUB"

When I was a kid, I loved going to Showbiz Pizza, that was what it was called before it got bought out by the evilness that is Chucky Cheese. I loved ski ball, whack-a-mole the ball pit, the whole nine yards. But by far the best part about Showbiz Pizza was the animatronic animal robot band that would play for you while you ate pizza and your parents drank beer. It's kind of like a poor man's country bear jamboree. If I ever get rich, I'm talking Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen rich, I will do exactly what this gentleman has done. I will purchase all of the robots, props, and set, and program the band to play my favorite songs in my basement.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE BATHROOM

There are many factors that make an office more enjoyable to work at. Having your favorite snacks in the vending machine. Unlimited amounts of soda to drink. Having a friendly and knowledgeable receptionist. But one thing that I think is very important is the location and placement of the bathrooms. I don't know who designed my office building, but they must have not put much thought into bathroom placement. Every time I what to go to the bathroom, I must set out on a long and arduous journey that takes me into parts unknown. The men's bathroom is 10 feet from my desk. To go to the woman's I must get up, walk across the floor to the reception area, exit the big, heavy glass doors and walk through the elevator area (which has a disco ball by the way). Then I must scan my ID card to open another big, heavy glass door, pass the stairs and the go through 2 more doors to get into the bathroom. I wouldn't mind it being far away if I didn't have to do so much work to get there. The doors are really heavy, and I have to bring my ID card so I don't get locked out. I also am sometimes forced to make small talk if there is someone waiting for the elevator. Then there is the seemingly growing tension between the receptionist and the rest of the employees, or I get sucked into some story she has about her family or kids, which I could not care less about. But that is another story for another day.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP SOUTH

Last Thursday was "one of those days" and on my way home from work, I found hope and inspiration from this flyer that was posted in my subway car. It seems pretty legit so I think I'm going to check it out.



If you cannot read it from the flyer, I will type it out for you here...

GUARANTEED RESULTS IN 24 HOURS

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WHEN YOUR CASE SEEMS HOPELESS, THERE IS A REMEDY FOR YOU. Then come to see TERESA as many others do from far and near. YOU'RE BOUND TO BE SATISFIED!!! SATISFACTION DOUBLY GUARANTEED. (One visit is all you need).

THERESA works her power to SATISFY each and everyone. She reveals to you all of the hidden secrets, evil eyes and lurking dangers that my harm you. If you really want something done about the matter, HERE IS THE WOMAN WHO WILL DO IT FOR YOU IN A HURRY. DON'T TELL HER, LET HER TELL YOU. See her in the morning. BE HAPPY AT NIGHT. THIS WOMAN DOES WHAT OTHERS CLAIM TO DO!!!!!!!

DON'T LET THE DISTANCE KEEP YOU AWAY