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You’ll never guess how this actor got on CSI

While some out of work actors spend their days in coffee shops or on Playstation, Feikamoh Massaquoi is literally hitting the streets. I see him in front the entrance of the Warner Brothers Studio lot. Many people pass him everyday. Writers, producers, actors, accountants, set designers and most importantly casting agents. While we’ve never heard of an actor picketing for a role.

After looking him up, I decided to say hi and see what his deal was. I didn’t have too much time, I had to punch in at the TV mill. Watch his clips, they are impressive. Which shocks me because he’s standing in front of studios with a sign. Remember Dennis Woodruff? (Look it up. It’s too late at night to be looking him up and linking him. Seriously!)

So why is a good actor standing on the street and not working? He has what most people dream of, an agent and manager. He has a good look and a sense of humor. One thing he doesn’t have is a sense a monologue. You got to have one ready. A producer in my office told me he has a Shakespearean and a regular monologue ready at a drop of a hat.

I guess in LA it’s like having breath mints or an AAA card – you never know when it will come in handy.

If you’re at SONY Studios next week and you see Feikamoh, give him a smile or better yet, a role.

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Ben Affleck Bats Man Away From Film Credit

Ben Affleck Bats Man Away From Film Credit

Ben AffleckNot everyone is happy with Ben Affleck (Batman). An extra from the film “Argo” is pissed at Ben Affleck, and he can’t be silenced (Ok, he was when he had no lines… but that’s not the point here.  Tells Extra “Argo F**k Yourself”

Anthony Terracciano was a featured extra in Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning movie, “Argo” and did not get any credit. So he’s going after Batman himself, Ben Affleck. Listen to an exclusive interview with the actor/filmmaker/activist. Anthony has gone to Kickstarter to finance a doc about it and gave us an exclusive.

An extra from  “Argo” wants his name listed on IMDB.

Do extras deserve credit and pay based on how long they are on camera? Is making a documentary really the best way to handle this? How many more times do I need to say Ben Affleck for the SEO?

 

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Three of the Week – Gets Schooled!

Three of the Week – Gets Schooled!

Dave Jackson the host of  “School of Podcasting”  gives us his three picks for podcasts to try out. He’s a podcast podcaster, so he knows what he’s talking about!
The Bitterest Pill 
Dan Klass has been poidcasting in his garage since 2004. He is a stay at home Dad and part-time actor. Listen to him battle possums, PTA members, while trying to get the kids off to school, brush their teeth, and find time to spend time with his wife. There is a free version and a paid version.

 

No Agenda 
Adam Curry and John C Divorak “deconstruct media” and talk about things in the news that SHOULD be on the news instead of Kim Kardashian and Dancing with the Stars. While there is a section where they talk about people who donate to the show, the information is very interesting. It will have you watching the news in a completely different manner. It is published once a week and shows are typically 60 – 80 minutes.

 

 

Rock and Roll Geek Show
Michael Butler is the original music podcaster starting in 2004. Currently this is the longest running podcast. He “Geeks Out” on music by talking and playing music, concert reviews, music news, and interviews with Artists. He grew up in the 70s, and loves Joan Jett, Cheap Trick, and UFO style of music. As Michael puts it, it may not be perfect but it’s from the heart.

Check out Dave podcast “School of Podcasting.” When you are playing hooky check out “Dream Tweet” and “proudly Resents.”

For past suggestions click here.

 

Three of the Week – 10/17

Three of the Week – 10/17

Lou Reads the Internet for You! -Each episode this guy does just that. Lou finds interesting and strange things from the WWW.  More interesting than it sounds. He was reading confessions of people from a confession site when his roommate walked in at an awkward moment. He left that in the podcast. It was fun to hear. Check it out.

 

Podcast Answerman – If you’re a podcaster this show is a must. Every week Cliff Ravenscraft answer questions, gives tips and updates on the world of podcasting. If you haven’t heard the show, start with the last episode and go backwards since he updates his tips. Cliff takes his time explaining things which helps and it’s still interesting.

 

The Shortwave Audio Podcast – You’re saying, “This sounds like a nice comedy troupe or a Harold from one of those UCB clubs.” Nope and you are over thinking it. It’s shortwave audio. Here’s how they describe it,  “Audio from all over the world. Hear what other listeners are hearing on the Shortwave Radio, Amateur Radio HF, VHF and UHF bands in MP3 or Streaming format. Reception Reports, Shortwave related News,Video,Links and more.

 

This Wednesday “Proudly Resents” talks to writer/director Rob Schrab (“Sarah Silverman Program,” “Heat Vision and Jack”).

 

“Red Dawn” OW- Original Wolverines!

“Red Dawn” OW- Original Wolverines!

Before  “Anger Management” and “Two and a Half Men,” Charlie Sheen was drinking deer blood with C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and 10,000 gun carrying Ruskies in this NRA fantasy, “Red Dawn.”

TRIVIA ANSWER: THIS IS THE FIRST MOVIE TO BE RELEASED AS PG-13.

Jim Fourniadis (“Star Wars Live”) and Mike Spiegelman (Adam’s brother) talk about the signature film of “Bad Movie Night” at the Dark Room in San Francisco.
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR THE  “RED DAWN” REMAKE!

Battlefield Earth Screen writers push the blame

Battlefield Earth Screen writers push the blame

"Admitt you wrote this movie!"

KCRW’s show “The Business” interviews, separately, the two men who wrote one of the worst movies ever, “Battlefield Earth.” They both claim they wrote a good script that was mysteriously re-written. I say, the first you spelled it, dealt it.

It’s interesting to hear the two screenwriters talk about their experience during talk time from movie jail where they are both sent for 20 to life.

Here’s the show. Tell us what you think…