Monday, December 22, 2008

This last week...

...has been filled with parties of the season, and a few sleepless nights!...:)...In addition to several family functions, last Tuesday night (12/16), Tony Rock hosted "Christmas in Hollywood: A Toy Drive Event," which I attended with Kendra, Todd, and my brother in law. We had a great time, while also being able to give toys to children who are less fortunate. I took photos with Tony and the comedian Earthquake. I also ran into Faizon Love, (who I did THE LUAU with back in the day) but he left before I could get a photo with him. There are more photos from this event on my MySpace page if you're interested.

The next night (12/17), on very little sleep, Kendra and I got gussied up for ADMP and LA Fashion Corner's "Caring for Style" Fashion Show/Charity Event, which benefited Sheila E's Elevate Hope Foundation. The event was really nice, and I was hyped to be walking the red carpet again. It was packed with tons of photographers and interviewers, so it took us about 30 minutes from start to finish! (I've posted a few of the photos I found.) I also did about 5 interviews, so if I come across any of those, I will be sure to post them here as well. Again, there are more photos from this event on my MySpace page if you're interested.

On Saturday (12/20) my friend
Victor Orlando, and his group FUN-JA-LA, hosted a Christmas Concert at the Salt Creek Grille down in El Segundo. Me and the family stopped by for a little saucy music and hot eats!...:)...

I'm surely pleased that these publicity efforts are working in my favor. It works out even better when Kendra and I are invited to the same events. That way we can keep each other company, and spot check if needed!...:)...Right now I'm scheduled to attend another event in early February. So, if no bookings are on my horizon, hopefully there'll be more events such as these in the coming months.

I'm still anxiously waiting to see what's going to happen with this SAG strike and all. I was able to get my votes in on time for the SAG Awards last week, and it looks like they've already announced the nominees. Hmmm, I wonder how I can get an invite to the SAG Awards? I'll have to look into that.

Anywho, I think that's it for now.

Have a Safe and
Happy Holiday everyone!...

Your girl,


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Keep 'em Coming...

Callback - TIDE - 12/4/08 (Kenyah)
VO Audition - CHEVY - 12/14/08
VO Audition - MARY KAY - 12/15/08

I completely forgot to mention that Kenyah had a callback for TIDE while I was sitting in an airport waiting area in Phoenix two Thursdays ago!...:)...The call came in just as I was boarding the plane at LAX. Fortunately, I was able to have a family member take her to it. Unfortunately, I don't think she did as well as she would have had I of been with her. She didn't end up booking the job, but that's okay, Kenyah's my little callback queen. I'm sure she'll book the next one!


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Behind the Scenes of FRIENDSHIP! (12/05/08)

Yes! I had a blast...:)...
Yes! It was freezing cold...:)...
Yes! I took pictures AND video..:)...
Yes! It was over waaaay too quickly...:(...

I want to give a quick shot out to my family and friends, it was great seeing you guys. Also a quick shot out to my on screen husband: Peter Macon. What a wonderful actor. Looking forward to working together again soon!...:)...FRIENDSHIP! is slated to be released in Germany in November 2009 for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. My hope is that after that it will see a worldwide release. The movie is hilarious!

Please enjoy below my (really up close and personal...:)...) video and the photos I took on Friday, 12/5!

Tcuss Tchau,


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Travel & Tribute

Commercial Audition - TIDE - 12/2/08 (Kenyah)

Heading out to New Mexico tomorrow to film Friendship! I'm so very excited, but I'm also a bit stressed because at the last minute I have to make new arrangements for my kiddos. Long story short, my departure time was pushed up, so I have to leave for Albuquerque earlier than I expected to. In addition, callbacks for Kenyah's TIDE audition are tomorrow, so if she were to get one, I have no idea who would take her to it! Other than that, I'm cool...:)...I'm happy for all of these "exciting stresses" I suppose, I think it just amazes me how everything has to happen all at once, or not at all!...:)...Please pray that I get everything worked out tonight!

The photo above is from the Jesse Campbell event I attended last month.

One other thing before I sign off. I want to pay tribute to a wonderful man. I met Elwood Carlisle at a networking breakfast years and years ago, and I would make sure to talk to him every time I went back...:). Elwood was one of those people that had an unbelievable ZEST for life, and I can honestly say that I've never met anyone else like him. He was well into his 70's before he even started an acting career, but just look at what he was able to accomplish in such a short amount of time!

When we met, he gave me his card, and to this day, I still have it. Sometimes I'll look at it and think: "If Elwood had the motivation and drive to do this, then so can I!...:)..." Well, needless to say, I was very sadden to learn last week that Elwood recently passed away.

I just want to take this time to extend my sincerest condolences to his family. I will never forget Elwood, and I will continue to use his legacy as an inspiration for my own! Rest in peace Elwood! You will be missed.

- Shenita.