Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sometimes the EXCITEMENT!...:)...

My life as of today has become everything that is QUEEN VICTORIA’S WEDDING! This short film is the first project that I will have the pleasure of co-producing and co-starring in. I am grateful beyond measure to have this opportunity, and the fact that I get to learn as much as I can about the whole process (in a "hands on" setting) is mind boggling to me. You see, things started several weeks ago, when I had this huge desire come over me to just “do something, do anything.” I could barely wait to get B.J. on the phone the next day to tell her my plan, which really wasn't a plan...:)...Problem was, I had no specifics on what I wanted to do. Short film? Webseries? Storyline? Script? I had nothing. So, B.J. suggested that we work together on a short film that she had already written. I would do a role, and also co-produce. Now, just a few short weeks later, we have a full cast and crew, and have been approved for our locations to shoot. Yesterday we did our first walk through with one of the EP's. Countless professionals (on and off camera) have joined forces with us on this project, and I can’t help but believe we'll have a very positive outcome. *SIGH!* :) So, the plan is to shoot mid June 2009. Press Release coming soon. Please keep us all in your prayers!

In between family, school, looking for a day job, and working on QVW, I have done a few other things as well:

  • I'm still seeking a Commercial Rep and Voice-Over Rep here in Los Angeles. I've talked to a few agents, followed up on some referrals, and even had a wonderful conversation with a “celebrity father” who offered to pass my stuff on to some of his connections.

  • Happened upon the fact that my LAUP commercials had started running. Remember that night I went to the Tony Rock thing with Kendra? Well, I though I heard the tale end of one of them (the announcer part) as I was getting into my car at 2:00am! Needless to say, I was on the horn bright and early the next morning, following up on few things, if you know what I mean….:)…Turns out I was right. Maybe you’ve heard the spots by now, if not check them out here and here.

  • I’ve attended several events. Well, the fist week of April, I TRIED to attend an event. You see, I experienced my first HOLLYWOOD SNUB. Hhhmppphh! I was on the list, got all dressed up, and was then denied entry at the Red Carpet. (Apparently the VIP list had been cut down.) Oh well, you live and you learn right? On 4/11 I attended the 1st Annual She Cares Celebrity Basketball Game in Malibu, CA. Kinda far from home, but it was loads of fun. Lots of celebrities on hand. I walked the Red Carpet, and did an interview. (See a few photos. There are more on MySpace and Facebook.) Not sure of where the interview will pop up. On 4/22 I attended Bonnie Gillespie’s Cricket Feet Showcase. Very, very cool. Very, very organized. (Which I love!) For me, it is such a wonderful thing to be around talented folks and watch them perfect their craft. Red Carpet and free food/drinks don’t hurt either!...:)…On 4/24 I attended my friend Victor Orlando’s CD Concert, where he and his band really brought the funk! It was awesome.

In other news, I’m loving television right now. The favorites are still going strong, and I love the new show IN THE MOTHERHOOD. So funny. I used to watch it as a webseries online.

I’m still getting things together for my Keynote Speaking gig in October.

No auditions as of late, but to tell you the truth, I’m perfectly fine with it, too busy to care right now. That's definitely a first for me!...:)...

Shenita Moore

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April's Fool...

My schedule has been very busy as of late. No, not with auditions, with the other stuff that comes along with being a struggling actor...:)...Most notably: NETWORKING!

A couple of weeks ago (3/19) I attended another event with Kendra that was hosted by Tony Rock. This time it was at the Blue Velvet Lounge in Los Angeles. It was cool. I got to rub elbows with folks like Rodney Perry and Barry Floyd (The Game), but this was definitely more of a party atmosphere than a networking event. (And, it was on a Thursday night, so you know I was absolutely exhausted the next morning!) Two days later (3/21), Chenese (a new friend that Kendra introduced to me to at Tony's event) and I hit up Tanya Kersey's Birthday Party at the Bungalow Club. I had a great time at this party AND I was able to get my network on. I can't wait to attend the HBFF this year!...:)...

Pictured below are:
  • Chenese Lewis and I at The Classics: A Celebration of the Greatest Music from the 70's, 80's, and 90's Party hosted by Tony Rock.
  • Willie Macc, Chenese Lewis, and I at Tanya Kersey's Birthday Party.
  • Willie Macc, Chenese Lewis, Charles Belk, and I at Tanya Kersey's Birthday Party.
  • Steven Palmer, Willie Macc, Chenese Lewis, Charles Belk, Tanya Kersey, and I at Tanya Kersey's Birthday Party.
  • Cecy Galvan and I at Tanya Kersey's Birthday Party.
  • Tanya Kersey and I at her Birthday Party.
  • TJ Murdock, Chenese Lewis, Lester Speight, and I at Tanya Kersey's Birthday Party.

This past Saturday (3/28), Chenese and I attended the Sistas are doin' it for Themselves Film Festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. This event was organized by the Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center. I can't even begin to tell you how motivated I am after attending this event! The films were wonderful. The filmmakers were wonderful. The event was wonderful. I even ran into Michelle Coons (the writer/director of LET'S TALK) there. (Remember my audition mishap with that film?!?) From what I understand Gina Prince-Bythewood was in the audience too. Anywho, the funny thing is, I'd just had the thought (a couple of weeks ago) that I'd like to do a webisode and/or short film for myself, so this event really helped solidify my desire to move forward with creating my own project(s). We'll see how things develop.

Last, but certainly not least, I was recently approached by a non profit group here in Los Angeles to be the Keynote Speaker at an event they are having this fall. I'm really amped about it. I'm a little nervous because this will be my first time as a public speaker, but I love the challenge of doing new things, so it should be a lot of fun. I will keep you posted regarding the details of the event as the date approaches. I'd love for you guys to come out and support me!

I think that's it for now.

I hope everyone is doing well on this wonderful spring day!...:)...

P.S. I became an auntie for the 18th time on Monday! Woo Hoo!

Shenita Moore