Saturday, January 29, 2011

Definite Goals...Acquire Definite Action

Yesterday, I clearly defined part 1 of my goals for 2011. That doesn't mean I'm gong to sit back and wait for it to materialize. I have to back up my goals with immediate action and initiative. I can't rely on luck or chance. As a result, in my first step toward achieving my goals, I made a new hosting reel. 

May of 2010, I debuted 9 Reason Why The Motown Maurice Show Should be Nationally Syndicated Demo. I used it for everything since then. I submitted a version for Oprah's Your Own Show Contest and I'm sure it was one of the key factors that sparked an interest with my current agent.

I've been using it for about 8 months now and since I moved to LA I debated on creating a better version but I never invested the time in doing so. I did produce few comedy reels but I needed a more define hosting reel. I don't think using that reel that states I wants my own talk show isn't helping me for the type of work I've been submitting for.

Well, I spent most of the day yesterday creating it. I'm also my worse critique but I'm confident about it for now. Both my agents like it but one suggested I removed the karate intro part. I see her point but I'm all about trying something different at times. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet with the intro. Let me know what you think of it. 

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  1. I have no idea what a reel is "supposed to look like" so idk how much assistance my critique might be. But i do agree with your agent about losing the karate into part. it just doesn't really fit to me. I would also add another clip or 2 of you interacting with your audience and/or guests.

    Like i said, i don't know anything about this type of stuff so i hope i've been of some help and if not hey at least i tried :)

  2. I agree for taking out the karate intro part in the beginning, the boxing part at the end should stay though. Other than that...I like it a lot.

    By the way, proud of you Uncle Motown.

  3. Motown! Please add the part where you are singing to the Mothers in Bed and remember when you were at that Koren Festival there and the old Man was cooking and you were singing.. "Every day I'm Hustling" add that too! LOL I love it when you and the Mayor Bumped Afro's!! That is a great part of the interview.. It gave me Warm and Fuzzy! And The Interview with Thelma From Good Times!! I Love her!! SO MUCH GREAT STUFF..!! Add the part when you talked about hoping your two team mates get along and then you flashed to you praying.. "Please Please Please get a long!" That was so funny! Everything you do is so entertaining!!! I wish the reel could be 10 minutes long but I know, It's L.A.!! The favorite word is "NEXT".. So we know you will be the "NEXT" Late night talk show host!!!!
    Keep reaching for the stars Motown!!!
    Your Stalker Fan!!


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