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Archive for August, 2007

A commercial, a TV show, and an infomercial – PHEW!

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Wow! In the last couple of weeks things have been going better than ever. I shot a funny spot for Charter Communications with the inimitable Sean Sweeney. I’ve seen this guy at many auditions…and never had the opportunity to work with him. He is very funny and a real treat to work with. But this is truly one of the weirdest Polaroids I’ve seen in a while. It kinda looks like one of those postcards you used to get from those cheap, family run motels – you know “Stay here at Yorke’s Motel and Apartments. COLOR TV in almost every room. My brother and I will look after you real good”. Or maybe it’s just that Sean didn’t have as good a time working with me as I did with him. By looking at this photo, maybe he has just two words for me….’breath mint’.
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Then I shot a fun bit on a new TV show called BIG SHOTS with Dylan McDermott and Christropher Titus. It is the first ‘official’ episode of the new series. The set had the feeling of newness about it. Everyone was really great to work with, but being so early in their first season, it hasn’t quite found its rhythm yet. I’m sure it will – and I hope it’s a big hit for them. Then maybe they could bring the doorman back!

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Just last Friday I shot a new, updated informercial for SMC. I did the previous one with Tom Bosley about three or four years ago…and now I’m back doing a brand new one. We shot it in a lovely Arts and Crafts home in Long Beach. Even my wife and kids got in the act. We shot a few scenes of my girls and I on the front porch swing reading stories and then with my kids blowing bubbles and my wife and I looking on, laughing. Really sweet stuff.
Bob Caudhill was the director. He is a terrific guy who kept all of us laughing and ‘up’ throughout the entire day. A real pro – and a very sweet guy, too. My favorite sound guy, Steve Hawk, also was working on the shoot. His very dry sense of humor kept me laughing all day.
THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF WALTER FLUNN has really started to take off. I can’t go into details for contractual reasons, but WOW! it’s really exciting. As soon as I get the green light to fill in the details…I will. Needless to say, my business partner and I are very excited.WF 400×300.jpg
That’s all the news that’s fit to print for now. Tune in later for more….

What a week!

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

This last week was a busy one! It started with getting in the Daily News for our appearance as Laurel and Hardy. Dennis McCarthy couldn’t have written a better article. It also gives a great plug to the Sons of the Desert – Way Out West Tent and then lists their website, which is www.wayoutwest.org for those who want to check it out. Thanks, Dennis for a fabulous article!

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Then a callback for a Charter Communications spot – which I booked! We shoot on Monday. Yahoo! I also found out I’m first choice for a part in a pilot…but it’s not officially mine yet. So, I’m keeping my fingers crossed on that one. More later…