JOSH’S ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY HISTORY

 

JOSH’S ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY HISTORY 1980-2010

Joshua Weisel
PO Box 18376, Encino, California 91416-8376
contact: joshwilltravel@yahoo.com

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Pro and Con Productions Entertainment Production – 12 years
Film, Television, Commercials, Video, New Media, Theater and Live Events
Freelance Entertainment Production Professional

Pro and Con Productions Talent Management – 10 years
Talent Manager (and Talent Agent), Talent Scout, Producer, Director

Joshua Weisel
Actor (film, stage and street), Suit Performer, Featured Extra and Extra
Entertainment Professional, Guest Lecturer, Talent Advisor and Consultant
Creative Director and Consultant

Joshua 13 (as J-13 Entertainment Productions)
Event Producer and Promoter, VIP Club Host,
Entertainment Marketing, Product Placement Director
Entertainment Director and Creative Consultant

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Formative Years and Early Education (Los Angeles, California):

Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) Nursery School (Pre-Kindergarten)
Encino Elementary (LAUSD) “Gifted” Program 2nd & 3rd Grade: 8mm Filmmaking
Gaspar D. Portola Junior High (LAUSD)
Summer Camp Programs: 8mm Filmmaking and Small Theatrical Performances

Public Acting Debut in 4th grade: I was the student chosen to play William Shakespeare at a school assembly with a visiting acting group. I was tasked with appearing onstage, bowing and then asking the adult actress playing Queen Elizabeth:

“What didst You think of our play Your Majesty?
Will it be Yea or Nay?”

Movies is Magic Productions, Inc.
“Loose Shoes” aka “Coming Attractions” 1978 feature film (directed by Ira Miller)
roles of S.T.O.P.-I.T. Kid & Bad News Bear

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NOTE: My father was one of the Executive Producers and my brother and I were drafted as unpaid actors (extras) to appear in the scenes with the “kid roles”. We met Buddy Hackett and visited the Old Lincoln Heights Jail location in Downtown Los Angeles back when it was really scary! I also spent a lot of time in the Production Offices, visited the set, watched and learned about the film editing/post production process, and attended the “premier screening” of the film.

My father was also an attorney who managed musical acts like the Iron Butterfly, Black Oak Arkansas, Herbie Hancock and many other artist in the 1970s, and my uncle was Jim Morrison’s manager. I grew up around the “Rock and Roll” music industry and witnessed and experienced a lot of things that wouldn’t be considered part of a “normal childhood”.

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High School Acting Classes and Live Stage Performance:

Montclair College Preparatory School – Van Nuys, CA
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As a Freshman, I played Junior Varsity full-contact tackle football in high school and quickly realized three important things: First, I wasn’t big enough to play tackle football with the Seniors and Juniors. Second, it was very hot in all that protective gear and the program was unnecessarily uncomfortable in too many ways (both physically and mentally). And third, all the pretty girls (who weren’t cheerleaders) were in the Drama class. I was very lucky to have a talented teacher who knew both the craft/business of acting and how to work with teenagers. My first time performing in high school was an edited monologue of Johnny Carson’s “Floyd R. Turbo” jokes for my acting class. It killed!

An Evening of One Acts”Scene from “Dylan” role of Dylan Thomas
“Rope” role of Granillo (my first three-act stage play in front of an audience)

NOTE: I began working the Renaissance Pleasure Faire (South) at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura during my time at Montclair Prep. A friend from school invited me to come and work the Spring 1980 Faire with him. It would change the direction of my life. (see below)

The Oakwood School – North Hollywood, CA
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“Flowers for Algernon” – Assistant Director (directed by Sabell Bender)
“(Abstract)
Alice in Wonderland” 
role of The Mad Hatter (directed by Stephen Bellon)

Oakwood/CalArts Joint Program – Film & Animation
“Bouncing Ball” – 8mm animated film
“Crosswalk” – 8mm narrative documentary film


PLEASE NOTE:
My professional entertainment industry history covers 30 years! (1980-2010)
As Pro and Con Productions Entertainment Production, I tried to take any film, television, video, commercial, theatre or live event job that paid a decent wage, introduced us to new contacts or added another job title, skill or credit to our resume. I’ve tried to reconstruct my “Hollywood” past in a coherent way here in this Blog post (and in the other linked Blogs). The many jobs are not exactly in order and most don’t appear on our IMDB.com page. I’m adding more to this page as it’s remembered or as documentation is discovered.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
I began performing publicly in 1980, began working in entertainment production professionally in 1982 and remained in the entertainment industry until 2007.
I returned to Hollywood in 2009 as a Theatrical Agent and left again in April of 2010.

Living History Centre, Inc. (LHC) – Black Point Forest, Novato, CA

Actor (Street and Stage Performer):
St. Swithin’s (the Mongers), St. Michael’s (Nicholas Worthington’s Company-of-Foote), DAW/SOB (Captain Black’s Sea Dogs) and St. Paul’s (the Thieves Guild)
roles of Eric Bacon, Johnnie Walker Black and The Lord Mayor’s Fool

Living History Centre CREW:
Costume Department – Costume Shed Manager, Costumer and Wardrobe Master
Security Department – Front Gate/Walking Lieutenant, Night and Mobile Security

Renaissance Pleasure Faire (South) 1980-1992
Paramount Ranch Park, Agoura, CA
Glen Helen Regional Park, Devore, CA

Renaissance Pleasure Faire (North) 1982-1988
Black Point Forest, Novato, CA

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Dickens’ Christmas Fair 1983-1987
Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Pier 45, San Francisco, CA

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“College of Renaissance Delights”
“College of Dickensian Delights”
As a California non-profit corporation, the Living History Center paid performers a very small stipend through scholarships to these two “colleges”. Many of the government grants were based on the fact that the events were “Historically Accurate” and “Learning Experiences” (adding to the importance of the pre-Faire educational workshops and having actors dressed in proper costumes for the time period).

READ THE BLOG! Phyllis Patterson RIP – She changed my life! (My Faire History)
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READ THE BLOG! The Company-of-Foote! (Renaissance Pleasure Faire North)
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University of California, Santa Cruz – Division of Arts/Performing Arts

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Division of Arts/Performing Arts
Costume Stock Manager & Wardrobe Master (UC Payroll)

B.A. THEATER ARTS 1987
(Design/Technology, Film, Film History & General Emphasis)
Costume, Set, Prop, Sound and Lighting Design
Mask-Making and Makeup Design (for Theatre)
Set Construction, Scenic Painting and Prop Building
Filmmaking and Editing, Theatre and Film History

“Don Juan Tenerio” (directed by Paul Whitworth)
“Oh, What A Lovely War” (directed by Audrey Stanley)
“West Side Story” (directed by Michael Edwards)
“Murphy” (directed by James Bierman & Andrew Doe, presented by the UCSC Theater Arts Board & The Chancellor’s Office. My Senior Thesis Project as Set and Prop Designer)
“Winter Dance” 1985 & 1986
Kresge College Town Hall Theater
Porter College (College V) Student Theatre
“The Day They Shot John Lennon” (directed by Tim Earle)
“Nuts”
“Medea”

“So, It’s Like…You Know” 8mm Student Film
“While Sid Slept” 8mm Student Film
“Cooking with Gas” 8mm Student Film (Stop Motion Animation)
“Corners” Video Project (art direction)
“Echoes Redo” Sound Project (Audio Mastering/Sound Effects on Reel-To-Reel Tape)
“Blood Wedding”, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “St. Patrick’s Day”, “Zodiac Dance”,  “Medea”, “Antigone”, “Painting Churches”“Zorn” & “Nova Romo” Costume Design Projects

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NOTE: “West Side Story” was the MainStage production at UCSC in the Spring of 1986 and was directed by Michael Edwards. I was a Set Builder, Costumer and then the Wardrobe Master for the run of show. I also did the hair/makeup and hand inked tattoos for the actors (check out the tri-colored mohawk in the photos above). The Jets were glam punk rockers circa early 1980’s in ripped denim and studded leather. The Sharks were 1970’s Chicanos complete with bandanas, pleated flannel shirts, pressed white t-shirts and tan khakis (a whole lot of ironing…). And the Shark Girls were hot and flashy! A truly professional production with a live band, great singing and dancing and a truly amazing set design! The program cover above is a design sketch, but the freeway was left unfinished with exposed rebar extending out over the audience and then we added chain link fencing, lots of graffiti and debris for texture.

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Theater Arts 117 – Intro to Costume Design: “Zodiac Dance” Leo the Lion

READ THE BLOG! Masks and Costumes (Coming Soon!)


NOTE: At UC Santa Cruz, I threw a few famous parties: the “Alcohol Free-For-All”, the “Kresge College Winter Luau & BBQ”, the Kresge College “No Fun Aloud Protest, Performance and Party” and the “Graduation Celebration 1987 at the Big Yellow House” to name just a few.

“No Fun Aloud Protest, Performance and Party” 1984
University of California, Santa Cruz – Kresge College

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In the early 1980’s, the University of California Regents tried to “Operation Normalize” the UCSC campus environment . They tried to change the much loved Banana Slug Mascot and the “Santa Cruz Slugs” sports teams name to a more conservative seal, along with instituting other measures designed to change the unique nature of the school.
The Kresge College Provost tried to ban parties and amplified music in the on-campus housing, resulting in The Committee for Student Rights’ First Amendment “No Fun Aloud” Protest Party with a live band and very loud music.

I drew this flyer and produced the event in our on-campus apartment. The Provost quickly relented when faced with the angry student resistance and the restrictions on parties and music were lifted. Our friends Winston, Suk and their fusion rock band played in our kitchen (upstairs in R-3) for a few hundred people and tore the roof off the place.


Shakespeare Santa Cruz – Summer Season 1986
in association with UCSC and the Royal Shakespeare Company
“Twelfth Night” and “Richard II”
Technical Advisor (Costumes)

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Rainbow Ensemble for the Performing Arts (REPA) 1986 – Santa Cruz, CA
“Kaleidoscope 86” Summer Repertory Festival
“An Evening of Tom Lehrer”
(directed by Gilbert Moreno, technical consultant Tom Lehrer)
“Children of A Lesser God” (directed by Josh Karter)
Costume Designer

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NOTE: Tom Lehrer was a professor at UCSC when this was produced (with his blessing), is credited as a technical consultant in the program, and was in attendance for at least one performance. The costume concept was “quick change” onstage because they had 29 songs and one intermission! Each song was dressed with appropriate hats, jackets, robes, scarves and costume handprops. that were hung on hat and coatracks and hidden around the stage. Directed by Gilbert Moreno RIP – Gilbert was a HUGE voice and personality in the LGBT community in Santa Cruz, hence the name Rainbow Ensemble. It was an honor and a challenge to work with him on this show and on the festival. I was very sorry to hear of his passing. “May the Four Winds Blow Him Safely Home.”.


Route One Productions – Santa Cruz, CA
“Spokesong, Or the Common Wheel”
Costumer and Wardrobe Master


ACTER “Theatre in England” 1989 – London & Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Research Associate/Theatre Consultant – Design & Technology Professional
(13 plays in 3 weeks with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and private guest lectures/performances, tours, group discussions and social events)

Professor Homer “Murph” Swander from the University of California, Santa Barbara, founded ACTER (A Center for Theatre, Education and Research) in 1967. They organize annual study tours for students and teachers to England to attend plays performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in London and Stratford-upon-Avon. In addition to attending 13 plays, there were private guest lectures/performances, tours, group discussions and social events. There were also unique opportunities to interact with the RSC actors and staff. The highlight was seeing a young Mark Rylance as “Hamlet” in pajamas and as Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”. We also saw Dustin Hoffman perform the role of Shylock in “A Merchant of Venice” and the other plays included “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Cymbeline”, “Dr Faustus”, “The Silent Woman” and “Fuente Ovejuna”.

 


NOTE: I graduated from UCSC with a degree in Theatre Arts in June, 1987. I moved to Marin county and lived in Novato for a little over a year before moving back to Los Angeles.

I began my Hollywood career working as a P.A. (Production Assistant) at Highlight Commercials. Their office was on the Hollywood Center Studios lot and the first job I worked for them was the first “Rock the Vote” PSA shoot on the historic Chaplin Stage at A&M Studios (now the Henson Studios) in Hollywood.

HOLLYWOOD!

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Professional Experience as
Pro and Con Productions Entertainment Production:

Highlight Commercials – Hollywood, CA
Production Assistant and Driver

“Rock The Vote” PSAs for Virgin Records and MTV – “Censorship is UnAmerican”
(first series with Iggy Pop, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Kiedes from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justine Bateman, Louis Perez from Los Lobos, and Blair Underwood)

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Lady Stetson (Fragrance/Perfume) – “Independence” commercial

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Shot at the Culver Stages
and in Griffith Park in Los Angeles
(at the putting green above the Greek Theatre)

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Commercial on Youtube>
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(mislabeled 1992, commercial was shot in 1990)

 


Preferred Productions/Crystal Sky Production – Hollywood, CA
“Eternity” (aka “Evil Brother”) 1990 feature film (directed by Steven Paul)
Men’s Costumer and Wardrobe Assistant (and role of Crew Member)

NOTE: (couldn’t find the artwork in English, that should tell you something)
Starring Jon Voight, Armand Assante and Eileen Davidson and a great supporting cast! Worked with Wilford Brimley, Lainie Kazan, Stephen Keats RIP, Eugene Roche RIP, John P. Ryan RIP, Kaye Ballard, Frankie Valli, Joey Villa RIP, Robert Carricart RIP and Jason Stuart.

Here are a two “behind-the-scenes” Polaroids of the Art Department from the set at Valencia Stages in Santa Clarita (and what happens when you work the crew 18+ hours a day for ten weeks):

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Part II Productions/ITC Productions – Hollywood, CA
“Zapped Again” 1990 feature film (directed by Doug Campbell)
Wardrobe Assistant/Men’s Costumer (and role of The Emerson Penguin Team Mascot)

NOTE: Filmed at a high school in Pico Rivera that was closed for the summer. I was in the penguin suit for scenes with Lyle Alzado, Sue Ane Langdon and Kelli Williams. We shot a lot of physical stuff outside during the day. August in Los Angeles is hot enough without the bodysuit and padding, but I was paid an extra $50 a day and it was a lot of fun.


Firehead Productions Inc./Action International Pictures (AIP) – Hollywood, CA
“Firehead” 1991 feature film (directed by Peter Yuval)
Production Assistant, Special Effects Assistant and Driver
(and Body Double/Stunt Driver for Chris Lemmon)

NOTE: Shot scenes with Martin Landau for one week at a house in Newhall, CA in Santa Clarita, before the production moved out of state to Louisiana for the location shoot. I also doubled for Chris Lemmon in a few driving scenes.


Oil Factory, Inc. – Hollywood, CA
Production Assistant (Set & Office), Grip, Art Department, Runner and Driver

Alice in Chains “Sea of Sorrow” original music video

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Mansion On The Hill” music video
Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Why Do I Keep F*ckin’ Up?” music video
Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Farmer John” music video
(directed by Billy Poveda and Bernard Shakey aka Neil Young)

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NOTE: Shot in one week at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, an old house on West Adams and in, around and under the “abandoned” Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles. One of the most surreal moments of my life was sitting with Neil Young in his dressing room (as his trainer worked him out) and listening to him curse MTV for censoring his work. Later he would win an MTV Award for Best Video for his anti-sponsorship song “This Note’s For You!”

READ THE BLOG! Some Music Videos I Worked On: Neil Young, Alice Cooper, Poison, Alice in Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, Cameo, Iggy Pop, “Rock the Vote” PSAs & more! RIGHT CLICK and “OPEN IN NEW WINDOW”http://wp.me/p3dhVM-1hk

Animal Logic “Rose Coloured Glasses” music video

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Lavar “Vanilla Melt” music video

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NOTE: Lavar’s “Vanilla Melt” music video was a ‘diss’ video aimed at Vanilla Ice. Directed by Billy Poveda, I couldn’t find any key art for this “not even a one hit wonder”, so I used a still frame of the TIGER on a chain they brought on set for the video shoot.
PLEASE NOTE: I don’t work with F*CKING TIGERS!!!!! (or any other large animals that might kill me and eat me, thank you very much) 

They had the tiger doped up and overfed, but at one point it decided it wanted to go “over there” and so the 800 pound tiger pulled it’s handler across the stage. Beautiful animal and the footage was cool, but I’ve always been against the exploitation of wild animals. Today they’d probably just CGI it in.

“Never get out of the boat….a f*ckin’ tiger man!”
– Chef in “Apocalypse Now”


The End Pictures Inc. – Hollywood, CA
Cameo “Emotional Violence” music video
Production Assistant (Set), Grip, Art Department and Driver

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NOTE: Word Up! This was the follow up video to their biggest hit and Cameo was peaking at the time. Larry Blackmon and company were partying hard and loving the ride. This video was shot at the old Lacy Street Studios downtown, before they fixed the place up and it was an all-night shoot. I got the gig last minute and took it as a favor to a friend and don’t remember a lot of it. I drove the cube truck all over town and made pickups all day and then drove to the set and worked all night. I remember there was a big wooden cross and they were dancing around it…I remember they were using a new strobe lighting technique that synced with the camera and got a great effect on film….I remember it was cold…and that this was a gig that wouldn’t end. There might have been a girl in a bathtub too. I do remember it was mid-morning (9 or 10 am) the next day before we wrapped.

READ THE BLOG! Some Music Videos I Worked On: Neil Young, Alice Cooper, Poison, Alice in Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, Cameo, Iggy Pop, “Rock the Vote” PSAs & more! RIGHT CLICK and “OPEN IN NEW WINDOW”http://wp.me/p3dhVM-1hk


Arnold Shapiro Productions – Hollywood, CA
“Look Who’s Balking, The Baby Who Wouldn’t Come Out” 1990 educational film
Production Assistant, Scenic Artist and Driver

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A critically acclaimed comedy, “Look Who’s Balking: The Baby Who Wouldn’t Come Out” is about an unborn child (with the voice of Henry Winkler) speaking from the womb who refuses to come out until his parents sign a contract agreeing to raise him correctly. Taking a light-hearted and humorous approach to teach a serious message about health, teen pregnancy, sex education, child growth and development, parenting, family-child issues and prenatal education, the film opens in a delivery room where a mother has been in labor for five days and the baby refuses to be born. The film teaches expectant parents, especially very young couples, important lessons on prenatal care, discipline, self-esteem, and the importance of parenting classes and support groups.

NOTE: Shot in association with USAA on the Paramount Pictures Lot, starring Norman Fell (Mister Roper from “Three’s Company”) as the Doctor and featuring Henry Winkler (Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzerelli from “Happy Days”) as the voice of the Baby. I was hired by the Art Director to drive the truck, run pickups, build and paint the sets, and was paid out of his budget. We shot on Stage 26: at the time the “Star Trek – The Next Generation” prosthetic workroom was located on the stage and I got to go inside and look around. And did you know the Paramount Lot was originally designed for horse carriages and not really big trucks?


Sussan & Co./Illinois Power
“Endangered Species” 1992 commercial/PSA
Production Assistant


Pacific Star Productions/Mervyn’s
“Mervyn’s Summer Sale ’92” 1992 commercial
Production Assistant


Gun-For-Hire Film & Tape Production, Inc. – Santa Monica, CA
Production Assistant (Set & Office), Runner, Driver and (full-time) Office Assistant

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Primedex Inc. “Injury Central” commercial
Tyra Cosmetics Inc. “Tyra Cosmetics” commercial/infomercial
“Bank of America-Security Pacific Merger” industrial film – Synectics Inc.
“President Ronald Reagan’s Address to the Washington Tribune” satellite broadcast
(all were directed by Bob Kronovet)

NOTE: The commercial for Primedex “Injury Central” was shot at Van Nuys Airport. The Industrial “in-house” Video for “First Interstate-Security Pacific Bank Merger” was shot high up in the First Interstate Tower (the tallest building west of the the Rockies, now the US Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles) and the “in-house” satellite video address by ex-President Ronald Reagan to the Washington Tribune was shot and broadcast at the Los Angeles Marriott Hotel by the airport.

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President Ronald Reagan

Two years after Reagan left office. George Bush Sr., the President of the United States was giving a speech at the hotel and security was extreme. There were Secret Service Agents, Private Elite Security/Bodyguards and uniformed and plainclothed police. We set up for the shoot on the Mezzanine level and got everything ready. At the scheduled time his handlers brought him and his entourage in and sat him down. They fixed his hair and makeup and let us know he was ready. This was before they acknowledged he had Alzheimer’s but it was obvious to me at the time that he wasn’t all there. He was literally three feet from me and I don’t think he knew where he was or why he was there, but they gave him his cue and it was like they flipped a switch and turned him on. He read the speech off of cue cards like a professional actor, and when he finished they stood him up and walked him out. Then we packed up and wrapped the shoot. There was a weird tangible aura of “the cult of personality” that surrounded him. It was a larger than life energy that I have only felt when I worked with him and Oprah Winfrey. Funny coincidence too, because the Private Elite Security Team covering him was the same bunch of guys I worked with in the Century City Vault for World Cup USA ’94.


Touring Video, Inc. – Hollywood, CA
Production Assistant, Video Technician, Cameraman and Driver

“Childhelp USA – Women of the World ’92” Live Event – Beverly Hills, CA 1992
with Oprah Winfrey and George Lopez at the Century Plaza Hotel
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NOTE: I was a video tech for the Childhelp USA – Women of the World ’92” Benefit and operated the video camera for the live “in-house” broadcast in the Century Plaza Hotel’s large ballroom. We loaded in the equipment, set up the camera and big projection screens, wired all the video cables and then adjusted and fine tuned the equipment. I met Oprah in the hallway backstage before the event and we said “Hello” to each other. George Lopez (still an up-and-coming comedian at the time) did standup comedy as the featured entertainer and emceed the event. Oprah was the guest of honor, was given an award and then made a wonderful speech to the very wealthy “Ladies Who Lunch” in Los Angeles.

“Festa Italia” Italian Street Fair and Festival
on the Third Street Promenade – Santa Monica, CA 1992 & 1993

NOTE: This weekend long event was great! Worked on the production crew for two years and helped with set-up on Friday and then labored all day at the event on Saturday-Sunday. All of the best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles were there as vendors and there was plenty of great entertainment. The event ran all day both days and into the night on Saturday. My main job was driving a delivery cart to the vendor booths through the massive crowd and assisting them as necessary, but there was lots of other stuff to do. We did pickups (drove a cube truck), ran errands, built stages and vendor booths, pulled power cables, handled “emergency” situations and kept the vendors happy by taking care of business. It was three long days at the beach with really good FREE food (and good cash tips) from the vendors as an added bonus and it was pretty good pay for the time.

Festa Italia, July 1995

Festa Italia on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica


The American Puppet Theatre – Hollywood, CA
“Dragon Slayers” Live Theatre with Puppets
Assistant Stage Manager and Box Office Manager

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New Line Cinema – Hollywood, CA
“Freddy’s Dead, The Final Nightmare, Nightmare on Elm Street 6” 1991 feature film
(directed by Rachel Talalay, produced by Aron Warner)
Production Assistant-Third Unit (and Body Double for Robert Englund “Freddy”)

Yes, those are my feet! That’s me wearing the Freddy Krueger costume and “playing with power!” in “Freddy’s Dead, the Final Nightmare, Nightmare on Elm Street, part 6”.

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“One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You!”

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Crew T-Shirt from “Freddy’s Dead, The Final Nightmare”


Lynch/Frost Productions, Inc. & ABC Television
“On The Air”
 1992 Episodic Television Series (3 episodes) – ABC Television
Production Assistant, Runner, Driver and Video Cameraman
(I shot video for the televised black and white camera POV shots!)

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See some great pics from the show here>
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Crew T-Shirt From ABC’s “On The Air”


Stargate Films, Inc. Visual and Optical Effects – Glendale, CA
Assistant Production Coordinator, Key Production Assistant (Set & Office),
Special Effects Assistant, Craft Service and Caterer, Runner and Driver

“Highlander 2” 1991 feature film (directed by Russell Mulcahy)
Panzer/Davis Productions and Lamb Bear Entertainment

NOTE: We worked with pyrotechnican Joe Viscocil RIP (Academy Award Winner for Best Special Effects for “Independence Day”) for the first time blowing things up.

“Afterburn” 1992 feature film (directed by Robert Markowitz) – HBO Films

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NOTE: Shot at Manhattan Studios, on location in Los Angeles and then on location on a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest, CA. Directed by Sam Nicholson, we shot the flying jets, visual and optical effects, the plane crashes and fiery explosions. We worked with pyrotechnican Joe Viscocil RIP (Academy Award Winner for Best Special Effects for “Independence Day”) for the second time blowing things up.

 

 

 

“Mad at the Moon” 1992 feature film (directed by Martin Donovan) – Mal de Luna Inc.

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“The Water Engine” 1992 Television Movie (directed by Steven Schachter) – Writer’s Cinema/TNT

“The Human Target” 1992 episodic television
Pet Fly Productions and Warner Brothers Television

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Poison “So Tell Me Why?” music video – Cream Cheese Productions
Poison “Life Goes On” music video – Cream Cheese Productions

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Note: In addition to the roto-scoping, visual and optical effects, we also created the models and all the explosions! We worked with Academy Award Winner pyrotechnican Joe Viscocil RIP again on this music video. He won the Best Special Effects Oscar for “Independence Day”. We had worked with him previously on “Afterburn”. Oh yeah, it blew up real good! Watch the video and see! (remember this is before CGI animation and those are gasoline and black powder bombs exploding on super fast film)

Here’s the link to Poison’s “So Tell Me Why?” video:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1NkhR5hFZE

Ozzy Osbourne “Mama I’m Coming Home” music video – DNA Inc.
Ozzy Osbourne “No More Tears” music video – DNA Inc.

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READ THE BLOG! Some Music Videos I Worked On: Neil Young, Alice Cooper, Poison, Alice in Chains, Ozzy Osbourne, Cameo, Iggy Pop, “Rock the Vote” PSAs & more! RIGHT CLICK and “OPEN IN NEW WINDOW”http://wp.me/p3dhVM-1hk

DHL Worldwide Express Flying Van “Sound Barrier” commercial – GLG/Ketchum Advertising/DHL Messenger Service

DHL “Flying Van” campaign won a Clio and Cannes and more. The campaign had a 98% recall and the “Top Gun” spot was featured during the Super Bowl and on the David Letterman show. Stargate built the van and plane models and designed and filmed the cockpit, instruments and flying effects.

LEXUS  commercial – Team One Advertising/Lexus

“ABC In Concert ’91” episodic television series (directed by Marty Callner)
Cream Cheese Productions/ABC Television
(Stargate Films created the Visual/Optical Effects/main title graphics & promos)

Alice Cooper “Hey Stoopid” music video – Cream Cheese Productions
Alice Cooper “Go To Hell”
music video – Cream Cheese Productions
“Magic Screen” special effects video – Cream Cheese Productions
(and the Magic Screen and practical “Light-up Skull” for Alice Cooper’s Live Concerts)

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Nightmare Inc./Alive Enterprises – Hollywood, CA
Alice Cooper “Hey Stoopid!” 1991-92 Tour
Los Angeles Tour Production and Rehearsals
Key Production Assistant, Runner and Driver

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NOTE: Working for Alice Cooper, Shep Gordon and Nightmare Inc. was a lot of fun! The stage set was built and the rehearsals were held at Hollywood National Studios in Hollywood. Alice Cooper was riding high (although he was completely sober) during “Hey Stoopid” and enjoying a career resurgence. In addition to the “Magic Screen” performances on “ABC In Concert ’91”, Pauly Shore’s “Totally Pauly” shot an episode with Alice during rehearsals for MTV and he was also inducted into the Rock Walk on Sunset Blvd.
Alice (in concert on the stage and backstage) was also later featured in “Wayne’s World” and was instrumental in introducing the “We’re Not Worthy” mantra into American culture.

 

 

 


DMA Productions/Featured Prodcutions/Force Majuere Productions
“Beckoned Justice”  1991 unfinished feature film (directed by David Merriott)
aka “Beckoning Justice”
Propmaster


Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA) – Hollywood, CA

“Driving Me Crazy”  1991 feature film (directed by Jon Turtletaub)
aka “Trabbi Trouble” aka “Autobahn”
Leadman/Swingman, Set Dresser, Art Department and Driver (5-Ton Truck)

Thomas Gottschalk and Billy Dee Williams race an organic, super-charged East German Trabbant around Los Angeles while trying to evade the greedy Mr. Big (Dom Deluise) who wants their car.

“Double Trouble” feature film (directed by John Paragon)
Leadman/Swingman, Set Dresser and Driver (5-Ton Truck)

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NOTE: I was seriously injured working on this shoot and did not get proper screen credit on this film. We were decorating/dressing an office “on location” for a scene with Roddy McDowell. Located on the third floor of the Sunkist Building in Sherman Oaks, we were moving furniture from the back of our 5-Ton truck at the loading dock, up the elevator and into the office. While moving a heavy oak desk through a doorway, the guy on the other end (the Art Director who was pushing us to hurry up) dead-dropped his side of the 300 pound table and left me with a severe lumbar spine back injury. The show must go on, so I reported the injury and went back to work… but ended up on Worker’s Compensation, in several Doctor’s Offices, X-rays, Sonograms, Physical Therapy and Massage. And never took medication for the pain. When the Worker’s Comp and therapy ran out I was offered Disability, but rejected it because I didn’t want to be called “Disabled”. The injury ended the “hard manual labor” phase of my entertainment industry career. Fortunately, the Production Company had good insurance! The “on set” injury effectively ended my career in production, left me wounded and in treatment/recovery for over a year and forced me to make big decisions about my future in Hollywood.

“Ring of the Musketeers” 1992 television movie (directed by John Paragon)
role of Club Patron

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Concorde-New Horizons, Inc
“Naked Obsession”
 1990 feature film (directed by Dan Golden)
role of Joe the Bartender

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Neo Motion Pictures
“Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence”
 1993 feature film
(directed by William Lustig & Joel Soisson)
role of Telephone Man

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New Kids On The Block Coca-Cola Classic “Magic Summer”
1990 music video/commercial/promo
Production Assistant and Audience (Extra)

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Here’s some of the Coca-Cola Classic “Magic Summer” commercial spots:
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NOTE: Let me preface this by saying, I’m not a New Kids On The Block fan and never was. So when I got the call to work on this job I didn’t think it was going to be as fun as it turned out to be, but they offered me a lot of money (at the time) for a straight 8 hours and I think I ended up getting overtime too. In the video, I’m in the crowd surrounded by screaming teenaged girls. This is the “Step-by-Step Magic Summer” Tour at the absolute height of NKOTB mania and these guys are enjoying all the benefits of “super-stardom”. They were leaving the young adolescent stage and hitting the “I want to be a badboy” teenage years as they hit the bigtime. It was a surreal experience to observe “a day in the life”. This commercial/promo was shot in a large industrial warehouse out in San Pedro (if I remember right) and they had an army of security guys straight out of a Public Enemy video dressed in black fatigues and berets stationed everywhere. There were literally hundreds of young and pretty screaming teenaged girls! Everytime there was a break, they would swarm on these guys who were loving the attention. I won’t go into details on the line of girls coming and going from their motorhomes but I could tell they were having a good time, I know I was. They fed us a late lunch and had reasonable craft service for the “audience” if I recall. As for the performance, it was lip-synced to the playback on a full concert PA and they danced and did the choreography in NKOTB style. They built a huge lighted stage with a monster video screen and went all out on the other lighting and effects. This was such a huge contrast to the dank and dingy warehouse and desolate environs of San Pedro it just contributed to the surreal nature of the experience. It was apparent that they had a HUGE budget and weren’t pinching pennies on this one. This must have cost Coca-Cola a lot. And they shot the sh*t out of it! They were shooting on film with multiple cameras and had cranes and dollies. They did multiple master shots and medium range shots, they shot the stage and they turned around and shot the crowd, then they did close-ups with each of the guys from every direction, and then they did more shots of the dance choreography and close ups on the screaming girls. Over and over, the same playback at high volume all day long, which turned out to be cool because whenever they would break the crowd everyone would try to escape, either outside or farther into the recesses of the warehouse. I couldn’t find any key art for the campaign, so I did a screen grab for the picture from the video rather than use a picture of the guys or an album cover.
Oh, they got back together recently and are touring again.

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Bonnie Schiffman Photography – Los Angeles, CA
Photographer’s Assistant, Grip

Warner Brothers Records “Real Santa Clause” Christmas Promotion

Julia Phillips “You’ll Never Do Lunch In This Town Again” book cover

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NOTE: In 1991, Julia Phillips (the first female producer to win the Academy Award for Best Picture for “The Sting”, and another for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”) wrote the no-holds-barred autobiography “You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again” about her experiences in Hollywood. The book topped the New York Times bestseller list but its revelations about high-profile film personalities and the film industry’s drug culture and casting couch mentality made her one of the most despised people in “Hollywood”. I was the photographer’s assistant when this cover photo was taken. We shot the pictures at her house on Stone Canyon Rd. I got to hold her Academy Award for producing “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. At the time SHE WAS USING IT AS A DOORSTOP for the room off her bedroom that she used to hole up and freebase in. She was a real character. I remember she talked constantly and told us first-hand stories about the entertainment business and her experiences all day. She died on January 1, 2002 at the age of 57. The cover photo was taken in her backyard, I moved that chair. I also worked as a photographer’s assistant on the Warner Brother Records Christmas campaign and got to meet the “Real Santa Claus” as well as a few of the artists.


Warner Brothers Records, Inc./Act One, Inc. – Burbank, CA
A&R Sessions – File Room Manager (worked for Roz Schrank & Michael Ostin)

NOTE: I worked for WB Records for a year in the A&R Sessions Department for Michael Ostin and the infamous Roz Schrank! These was the last days of Mo Ostin and Lenny Waronker’s excellent management at the Big Wood Hutch, before they merged everything under one roof (literally). I was hired through a temp agency and given responsibility for the A&R Session Files, employee I-9s, and other duties as assigned. I was given the title of File Room Manager and thought they were going to make me permanent. I organized and reorganized the files, the I-9s, the budget tracking reports and kept the department’s paperwork (in the days before everything was electronic) in order. I was very good at my job and was able to take time to walk the building, meet people in other departments, learn the goings-on and gossip, and collect SWAG and FREE CDs. Also, I was able to buy CDs at cost! It was a really good job with really good people, and then one day I came in and they told me that “they wouldn’t need me to come back after lunch”. It turned out that they had cut the budget, fired the temp company and given my job to somebody’s nephew. I was not happy! I don’t have any ill will towards WB Records, WB or Time Warner. I hate all corporate monsters (regardless of their disguise). I had a great time, learned the music business from the inside, got a lot of free music and cool opportunities and met a lot of great people.

KARMA: WB Records & Warner Music Online suffered the decline of the music business and were consolidated by mega-corporation Time-Warner. Mo and Lenny went to Dreamworks with Bob and Rob Cavallo and a lot of their best people. People were laid off and entire company departments were merged or eliminated. And my guess is the A&R department missed me doing my job (or not).

“Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World!” – Neil Young

NOTE: At the time the employee “cost” price was $3.15 for a CD with artwork, which sold at $15.99-21.99 price point ($9.99-14.99 on sale). I never bought CDs for retail again!


World Cup Soccer USA ’94 – Century City Main Vault and the Beverly Hilton Hotel
National Ticketing Customer Service Supervisor, VIP Guest Host
(Customer serviced all 9 National Venues: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington D.C.)
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“World Cup Week at the Hollywood Bowl 1994” – Hollywood, CA
(The Three Tenors, Linda Ronstadt, Itzhak Perlman and the Gypsy Kings)
“Coca-Cola presents Soccerfest” (benefit for LA Times Charities) – Los Angeles, CA
“Rocker Soccer Benefit” T.J. Martell Foundation Celebrity Event – East Los Angeles, CA

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NOTE: World Cup USA ’94 was the most successful event in FIFA history. The 52 games were played at nine venues: the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA; Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, MA; Soldier Field in Chicago, IL; the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX; the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, MI; Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ; the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL; Stanford University Stadium in Palo Alto, CA; and RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The stadium venues were filled to approximately 96 percent capacity during the 1994 World Cup.The cumulative attendance of 3,587,538 broke the previous record by more than 1 million and the average attendance of 68,991 for the 52-game tournament also established a new high mark.


Pasadena Center Operating Company Inc. – Pasadena, CA
Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office
Box Office Assistant, Ticket Sales, Customer Service and TicketMaster Operator

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BACI Management/Dan Bean Presents – Pasadena, CA
Pasadena Broadway Series ’95 (at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium)
Ticket Sales, Customer Service and TicketMaster Operator


The Illusion Factory, Inc. – Calabasas, CA
Graphic Design Assistant, Runner & Driver


Continuing and Post-Collegiate Education:

Art Center College of Design (at night)

Computer Graphic Design, Art & Advertising

University of California, Los Angeles Extension

Business of Entertainment, Personal Management, Screenwriting, Art Direction


Noah’s Bagels/Boston Market Inc.
Wholesale and Catering Manager, Shift Manager, Baker, Counterperson and Cashier
Partial list of my studio accounts: CBS Radford Studios Administration, Carsey-Werner Productions“Seinfeld”, “The Larry Sanders Show”, “Rosanne”, “3rd Rock From The Sun”, “Boston Common”, “Dave’s World”, “Cybill”, “Grace Under Fire”, “Men Behaving Badly”, “Two Guys A Girl And A Pizza Place”, “Townies”, “The Naked Truth”, “Boy Meets World”, “Caroline In The City”, “Unhappily Ever After”, “The Single Guy”, “Liar, Liar”, “George Of The Jungle” and MCA/Universal Records.
Autographed photo of the cast of “Seinfeld” 1997-98 given to me by one of the producers:
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NOTE: The autographed picture of the “Seinfeld” cast was given to me one day while making my weekly catering account collections at CBS Radford Studios in Studio City. When I moved to North Hollywood a friend helped me get a job at Noah’s Bagel’s in Studio City and I soon became the “Wholesale and Catering Manager”. I proofed and baked bagels, packaged orders and delivered the product every morning to my accounts on the lot at CBS Radford Studios and to other local businesses. So, if you were in the office, wrote for or worked on the set of any of my accounts in 1997-98, you most likely ate food that I baked, bagged and delivered. And so I want to thank you for that! After finishing the deliveries (and on weekends) I was also a Shift Manager at the store: serving customers, training and supervising other employees, baking, cleaning, ordering, cashiering and handling assets, cash and product. I made real good money, because I was the highest paid hourly employee in the entire company and because I received great tips from my customers. I also got fed at work and was able to take “leftover waste” food and discounted products home. Another benefit because I worked the morning shift (usually 3am to Noon or 6am to 3pm) was I had the rest of the day and night for other pursuits. But things always change…..After about year of servicing my accounts, managing at the store, and expanding the wholesale and catering business there were changes at Noah’s Corporate (Boston Chicken Inc.) and it was made clear to me that key employees were no longer a valued asset or priority. The last straw was that they cancelled the cleaning service at night and gave those duties to the employees. One night I was closing and I was handed a mop by another manager and immediately gave her my two weeks notice. After being on the CBS Radford and Universal lot and stages, and while taking classes at UCLA extension I decided to return to the entertainment industry as a personal manager. I’m not sure how long it was, but not that long after I left they closed that Noah’s store and Peet’s Coffee moved in.

 


J-13 Entertainment Productions (as Joshua 13) 1998-2002
Event Producer and Promoter, VIP Club Host,
Entertainment Marketing, Product Placement Director
Entertainment Director and Creative Consultant

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Joshua 13 Presents Tuesdays “industry” at Goodbar on Sunset, Thursdays at Tsunami’s (sushi bar that didn’t last long in West Hollywood), Fridays at the Gate on LaCienega & Saturdays “Platinum” at The Century Club in Century City

Hollywood Club Event Production and Promotion for The Gate, The Century Club, The KeyClub and Plush Lounge, Level One, Monte Christo, DC-3, On Sunset, Barfly, BarOne, Goodbar, The Beverly Club, The House of Blues and other upscale venues in Los Angeles.

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Pro and Con Productions Talent Management and Event Production

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A partial list of things my clients worked on:

FILM
Armageddon, ED TV, That Championship Season, A Civil Action, Three Seasons, Bhopal Express, Pros and Cons (aka King Con), Shreiker, The Icarus Tree, Liar Liar, Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, Even Stephen, Primary Colors, City Of Angels, Irregular Cappuchino, Broken Vessel, Not Quite Nutz, Romp, The Bachelor, Austin Powers 2, Life, Bowfinger, Traffic, Wheelchair, 7 Girlfriends, Live Virgin, Slam, Full Circle, Eight Lanes in Hamilton, Bad Hair Day, Dry Martini, Consequence, The Deep End of The Ocean, The Other Sister, Trial of Blood, No Way Home, Dancing In The Shadows, Coffee and Coffin, Bulworth, The Pass, The Miracle of Marquez Springs, Suprise, Gridlock, Senseless, What I Did For Love, The Pig The Bull and The Frog, House Blend, Captured, Nocturne, Almost Famous aka The Untitled Cameron Crowe Project, Jack of All Trades, Picking Up Stiffs, Hollywood Kills, Austin Powers 2-The Spy Who Shagged Me, Far From Bismark, Widow Weep, Heaven Up, Landers, Braceface Brandi, Window Girls, Gingerbreadman/14 Grain, Finding Home, Little Heroes, Coyote Ugly, In The Company of Agents, Just Lather That’s All, The Lenny Gidderman project, Second Coming, Strangelove, The Hollow Man, The Insider, Blow, Long Strange Trip, Spontanz, Dreams, The Rose, Fast Lane To Las Vegas, Good Advice, Stitches, Shoot Or Be Shot, In Search Of…, Picking Up Chicks With Harlan Williams, Ali, Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, State O’Da Union, Mannequins in A Row, The Bad Trip aka The Black Magic, Lost In The USA, 72 Hours, Earthshaker, Mountain High, Witchhouse 3, You Got Nothin’, Star Maps Hank, Land of The Free, Ancient Warrior, All Babes Want To Kill Me, A Rock And A Hard Place, Animal Action, Men in Black 2, Kiss Of The Damned aka The Frightening, Killjoy 2, Out Before Dawn, Expired, Shadows, Comic Book, My Daughter’s Tears, Cripz, Hell Asylum, A Lousy Ten Grand, Raising Helen, Bet Runner, Auto Imports, Out Of The Woods, Crimes Against Charlie aka Knockout, Surge of Power, Cul-De-Sac, Scarecrow Gone Wild, Runt, Heidi Fleiss Going Down in Beverly Hills, Junkyard Willie, Art School Confidential, Bear Vs. Gorilla, Drive Thru, Jam, Dark World, Weapons, Valley of Angels, Shugar Shank, The Television

TELEVISION
The West Wing, E.R., Will and Grace, 24, Less Than Perfect, The X-Files, Angel, Everybody Loves Raymond, Beverly Hills 90210, Felicity, Home Improvement, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Mad About You, Two Of A Kind, Maggie, The Hughleys, The Jamie Foxx Show, Becker, 7 Days, Players, Between Brothers, Nick Freno Licensed Teacher, USA High, Jenny, The Steve Harvey Show, Hang Time, All That, Players, You’re On With Kate/Park Overall pilot, Love On-Line pilot, Everything’s Relative pilot, Friends and Neighbors pilot, Getting Personal, Monologues 1-4, Casting Call, Rockin’ Good Times, General Hospital, Days Of Our Lives, The Young and The Restless, Sobek, Martin, Profiler, VIP, Beyond Belief, Prey, The Big Date, The Dating Game, BET’s Comic View, Agamemnon, Hitz pilot, In The House, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Extreme Gong, The Practice, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Suprise Suprise Suprise w/ Kathie Lee Gifford, For Your Love, The Amanda Show, Absolutely True, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, M-TV Undressed, Two Guys and A Girl, Diagnosis Murder, Arrest and Trial, The Bold and The Beautiful, Million Dollar Mystery, M-TV’s Lyricist Lounge Show, The Huntress, Port Charles, Since You’ve Been Gone, JAG, the X- Show, Kit and Kaboodle pilot, Brouhaha pilot, Passions, Even Stevens, Invisible Man, The Division, Wilder pilot, Bette, The District, Judging Amy, The Wheel Of Fortune!, Queen’s Court pilot, The Man Show, New Unsolved Mysteries, The Andy Dick Show, The Big Red Cotton Show pilot, The Guardian, Primetime Glick with Martin Short, Alias, Providence, Family Law, Scrubs, Maybe It’s Me, Strong Medicine, What Leonard Comes Home To pilot, The Agency, Mary Christmas, Final Justice with Erin Brokovich, The Gilmore Girls, What Should You Do?, Threat Matrix, Cold Case, Oliver Beene, Las Vegas, Arrested Development, Miss Match, Good Morning Miami, The Shield, the Untitled John Henson pilot, HBO’s Carnivale, 10-8, E! Infamous: The Jenny Jones Story, The Practice, Malcolm In The Middle, Grounded For Life, Passions, LAX, American Dreams, VH1 Developing Corey Haim pilot, Summerland, Reno 911, Grey’s Anatomy, Barbershop, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Barbershop, Untold Stories of The ER, Kitchen Confidential, Seventh Heaven

INTERACTIVE/NEW MEDIA
Buffy The Vampire Slayer interactive, Alien Ressurection interactive, Temujin interactive CD-Rom, ComedyTroupe.com, Pepsi.com (MountainDew.com),Greenelight.com, ISP Channel, wirebreakingpoint.com, NBCX internet pilot, Go-Sick Revolution, Mech Commander II CD-Rom, The Real Sex In The City internet pilot, adcritic.com, loadmedia.com/Load TV

COMMERCIALS/INDUSTRIALS
Heineken, Fedex, Olean, Minute Maid, Home Depot spanish language, Wheatabix UK, Eggo Pancakes, Rain-X Carwax, Shoney Restaurants, Comerica, Union Bank, Lexus, ABC promos, NBC promos, CBS promos, TCI promos, IHOP industrial, Toyota, A-On Insurance, Comedy Central promos, Gold’s Gym, Levi’s, Staples, St. Joseph’s Hospital, McDonald’s industrial, Propecia, Cox Cable, Clubglove, The Learning Channel promos, Baytan infomercial, Brunswick industrial, ISP Channel, Albertson’s industrial, Honda industrial, Acounting Software training video, Chi-Chi’s Restaurants, Mission spec, Toys R Us spanish language, MGM Home Video industrial, One Minute Manager industrial, Mountain Dew (Superbowl 2000), MyPrimeTime.com, Coors Light, National Cash Register(NCR)industrial, Miller Lite, GMAC Financing, wirebreakingpoint.com, VolksWagen German themepark, Capital One, Southwest Airlines, Honda CRV, Wall Street Journal, Discover, Bell South, Milton Bradley, IKEA Sweden, The Cheese Board of California, Washington Mutual, Phillip Morris industrial, California Lottery, PT1 Long Distance Cellular, Disneyland in-park video, National Institute of Health industrial, K-Mart, AT&T 1-800-CALL-ATT, Wendy’s, VH1 promos, Universal Studios, Cal-Spas infomercial, Antismoking PSA, Honda, Diet Dr Pepper, Coca-Cola, Di-tech.com,Realestate.com, Casino Of The Sun – Arizona, The Learning Channel Junkyard Wars promos, Titelist Golfballs, Cable Television, Time-Life Maximize The Moment, 7-Up, TGIFridays, Boston Market, Southpark pay-per-view promos, ABC promos for “Are You Hot?”, Casino del Sol, Oregon School Funding PSA, MCI, Ford F150, San Diego Zoo, Ross Dress for Less, Hyundai, Dodge Durango, Coit, Pickwick Tea, Allstate, Toys R Us, Toyota, Suzuki, Starz TV, Vons/Safeway, Cingular, BreathRX, Dunkin’ Donuts, AAMCO, Piccadilly’s Restaurants, Miller Genuine Draft

MUSIC VIDEO/RADIO/VOICE-OVER
Brandi & Monica “The Boy Is Mine”, Janet Jackson album promos, Power 106 Radio in LA, “The Mancow Show” in Chicago, Enrique Iglesias “Wild Wild West”, Lit “Ziplock”, Buckcherry “In The Movies”, Jimmy’s Chickenshack “Do Right”, Outsiderz 4 Life, ODB-Old Dirty Bastard “I Gotcha Money”, Digimon, Fox promos, KPBS Public Broadcasting, Rugrats, The Icarus Tree, The Young and The Restless, That Championship Season, Goo Goo Dolls “Broadway”, Madonna “Music”, Vast “Free”, Nine Days, DeLa Soul, AT&T, Union Bank, Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Warehouse Radio, Public Annonuncement, Aerosmith “Jaded”, Mech Commander II, Knowledge is Power Radio Show, Toby Keith “I Want To Talk About Me” and “Talkin’ About Tonight” music videos, Blink 182 “Extension”, the new Lionel Ritchie video, Land Rover, Brad Paisley “Little Moments”, Smile Empty Soul “Nowhere Kids”, Blink 182, New Frequency A Theatre of The Mind, new Pink, new Calvin Richardson, new Trapt

THEATER
Of Mice And Men, Cheaters, Twelve Angry Men, Open All Night, The Rape of Djuna Barnes, Burning Desires, Plot Twist aka Marriage Hollywood Style aka All This For A Wedding?, Jesus Christ Superstar, Junkies, The Bacchae, Neo Confidentials, Neo Shorts-All American Dolls and Wretched Refuse, Theatre NEO Best of The Best, Trumpets and Table Tipping, The Shift, 1st Annual Armageddon Sex Groove, $70 Dollars To A Bus Ride Home, Cahuenga Passages-Middle Savage, Cahuenga Passages2-One David More One David Less, Duchess of Malfi, Sisters Rosensweig, The Birds, The Mousetrap, What’s For Dinner?, Daytime Trauma, A Marraige of Strangers, Juggling Scrod, D.B.’s Here, All Saint’s Day, The Adventures of Swell Boy, Heavy Petting, Strewn, The World Is A Ghetto, The Eight, Weak, An Evening of Performance, The CastNet Members Showcase, ShoCast Showcase, Theatre NEO, Theatre of NOTE, Theatre 40, Working Stage, TheatreWest, Liquid Improv, TheatreSportz, Team Levity, Shakespeare Unscripted, Pulp Playhouse, Astroglide, Theatre NEO-Reback Revisited, Taking Sides, An Evening of Performance II, Restitution, Self Portrait Nude, Gypsy, Acme Unplugged, Marquee Mondays Spotlight Showcase, The Furthest Room, The Last Weekend in June, L.A. Shakespeare Festival-As You Like It, Bipolar By Thursday, Comedy On The Rocks With A Twist, McCadden Place Theater Variety Show, Wahoo Wagon pilot presentation, The Water Closet, The Hollowlands, Glazed and Confused, Museum, Comedy and Cocktails, For The Curious, American Blues, The Fastest Clock In The Universe, Extreme Theatersports, The Hell Show, Magicopolis, Flower Drum Song workshops for the Ahmanson 2001, Monstrosity, Moral Kombat, Inflatable Betty, Micetro, The Sunday Comedy Showcase, Much Ado About Nothing, Chelsea/New York Voices, Workspace, An Evening of Performance IV, Night of Obliquity, Over-The-Counter, Normal People, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, Bing!, The Love of The Nightengale, The Spumoni Chronicles, Towering Inferno-The Musical, Fenter, Marks Measured On A Doorframe, Those Meddling Kids, Cherry Docs, Gangland, ZERO 3, It’s Later Than You Think, Destronelli, Wasp, Heartbreak House, Dracula A Musical Nightmare, Poseidon Adventure-The Musical, Theatre of NOTE Marathons, A Mulholland Christmas Carol, New Frequency Radio Theater, The Good Ship Manhattan, O Solo NEO!, Inflatable Betty – The Rainbow Squad Flies Again!, Yellow Flesh/Alabaster Rose, Co-Lab:Oration, Pentecost, Drift, Maria Morevna, My Fair Lady, An Ideal Husband, Balm in Gilead, Lee Miller – The Angel and The Fiend, PlayThings, Funny Valentines, The Saint and The Sinner Lady, Kinder Nacht, Slew..MMM..Meaty, The Great Sebastians, The Death of Griffin Hunter, Love and Discontent, Neo Amour, New Home For The Holidays, Gaslight, Dancing On A Grave, The Learned Ladies, Cleo’s Apartment, Migrations, Busstop, One West Wacker, Voice of the Prarie

CHARITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Project Cuddle, American Cancer Society-“Girlfriends” and “Take A Chance With The Stars” benefits, John Wayne Cancer Society, APLA-Aids Project Los Angeles, Aidswalk and Aids Dance-A-Thon, Posada-Pasadena Aids Service Center, “Until There’s A Cure” Benefit, Big Brothers “Mentoring Kids Counts”, Big Sisters LA “Christmas Party at Mattel”, Toys For Tots, IADARP, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Special Olympics, The McKinley Childrens’ Center, The Tees Brothers Golf Tournament, YWCA Domestic Violence Program, Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, Jewish Women’s Theater Project, Latin Heat Magazine/Que Linda Fundraiser, LAPD Reserve Officers Awards, Knowledge Is Power Foundation, National Institute of Health, LA Women’s Theater Project, GLAD – Greater Los Angeles Council for Deafness, California Aids Ride, Revlon Run/Walk Against Breast Cancer, Race For A Life, American Red Cross (9-11 and Hurrican Katrina/Rita Relief)

COMEDY AND MAGIC (Live Appearances)- Check out “The Pros and Cons of Comedy!”
USO(Bosnia, Syria, Japan, Italy), Improv on Melrose, Comedy Store (Original and Belly Room), Laugh Factory, The Ice House and Ice House Annex, LA Cabaret Main Room, Improv Irvine, Sonoma Blue Café, Smokin’ Johnnie’s, Masquer’s Cabaret, The Punchline San Francisco, Luna Park, The Kindness of Strangers, Highland Grounds, aaah Capella, HaHa Cafe, Hallenbeck’s General Store, The Magic Castle (Los Angeles and Las Vegas), Zoo Station Long Beach, The Beach Las Vegas, Splat at the Improv Underground, Amagi’s, Pedro’s, Last Laugh Before the 101 at the Hollywood Best Western, Capital Comedy Club Houston, Nautilus Inn Lake Havasu, Smokin’ Johnnies, Club 11-7-20, Stage 1 San Diego, Mesquite Nevada, Lemoore, Chicago Comedy Festival, Dublin’s on Sunset, Bar F2 at Farfalla, Club Sixty-Six, M-BAR, Ruby’s Diner

CLUBS
Club MonteCristo, The Century Club, Keyclub, The Gate, Gotham Hall, Goodbar, 829 Bistro, DC-3, Hyatt on Sunset, Hollywood Athletic Club, The Olympic Collection, House Of Blues, The Garden of Eden, The Crush Bar, Barfly, Sky Sushi, The Playroom, The Park Plaza Hotel, Tsunami, Smokin’ Johnnie’s, Club 11720, Las Palmas, Club Sixty-Six, Level One, M-BAR

“The Castnet Actor Showcase” (sponsored by Breakdown Services)

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“The Pros and Cons of Comedy” Standup Comedy & Variety Show
“Comedy & Cocktails” Standup Comedy & Variety Show
“The Sunday Comedy Late Show” Standup Comedy & Variety Show
“Marquee Mondays” and “Mixed Music Mania” Comedy & Variety Shows

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Pro and Con Productions Talent Management presents
“An Evening of Performance – The Pilot Season Showcase”

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“Rockin’ Good Times” Television Pilot (Starring Stan Davis and The Congregation)

30 minute Variety Show (Music and Comedy)
Shot LIVE in 1997 at TCI Cable Studio in Sherman Oaks for under $100.

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“Rockin’ Good Times!” A Cable Television Variety Show for $100!

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“Win Ben Stein’s Money” Television Game Show
Contestant (and I won some of Ben Stein’s Money!)

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P&C Creative Productions & Consulting – Los Angeles, CA

“The Hollywood ‘Hump Day’ Happy Hour”
Entertainment Industry Monthly Mixer & Networking Party

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“The Five & Dime in Studio City” Standup Comedy Showcase – Studio City, CA
(4 Very Special Bi-Weekly Shows at the Spotlight Comedy Club at Aura Nightclub)

Pilot Season Kickoff and Grand Opening Party! – THURSDAY, JANUARY 14th, 2010
Patrick Keane, Rob Delaney, Andrew Dewitt, Adam Gropman, Lou Santini, Hugh Fink, Joselyn Hughes, Mike Bridenstine and Mike Holmes and our special guests Carlos Oscar and Sam Tripoli

Pilot Season Party! – THURSDAY, JANUARY 28th, 2010
Patrick Keane, Randy Liedtke, Nate Craig, Danielle Stewart, Jason Collings, Skippy Simon, Conor McGuire, Dan Sachoff, Greg Garner, Chris Moss, and our special guests Bil Dwyer and Brody Stevens
“Comedy is for Lovers” Pre-Valentine’s Day Party! – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11th, 2010
Hosted by “MadTV’s” Eric Price, Tom Clark, JC Coccoli, Lauren Ashley Bishop, Eric Andre, Jessica Jolly, and our special guests Baron Vaughn and Ian Edwards
Pilot Season Party! – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2010
Hosted by The Fresh, Scott Vinci, Matt Knudsen, Mike Bridenstine, Mike Holmes, Hugh Fink (and more), and our special guest Jim Tavare

Sovereign Talent Group, A Talent Agency – Los Angeles, CA
Theatrical Talent Agent  (Film, Television, Video, New Media and Legit Theatre)

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Kevin Bacon Number: 2 (Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon)

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“Thank you Hollywood! May I have another?”

My Kevin Bacon Number is 2. I was in “Eternity” with Wilford Brimley. His Bacon number is 1. Wilford Brimley and Kevin Bacon appeared in “End of the Line”. And I was in “Naked Obsession” with William Katt. His Bacon number is also 1. William Katt and Kevin Bacon appeared in “Super”. I was also in “Zapped Again!” with Reed Rudy. His Bacon number is also 1. Reed Rudy and Kevin Bacon appeared in “Apollo 13”.


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