Monday, April 30, 2012

Mid Week Update: Urine in my Living

Post Represents: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 

Video Here: 

Urine bottles! I know its pathetic. Its mostly me just being lazy.  

Next Related:
Phone in the Magic

Previous Related: 
Homeless Era Obliterated

First Morning at New Home

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Extraordinary Talent Search for Motown Maurice's New Late Night Show

Motown Maurice, the undeniable Future of Late Night Television is launching a new late night show and he’s looking for Extraordinary New Talent. This is your chance to been seen by millions. 

Extraordinary Talent Search for Motown Maurice's New Late Night Show

* Independent Filmmakers
* Underdogs with Amazing Stories
* Porn Stars
* Happily Divorced Couples
* Inventors/Scientists
* Super Models
* Funny & Exciting Stories
* Demonstrations
* Full Musical Bands
* Youtube Sensations
* Disc Jockeys
* Physical Acts
* Specialty Chefs
* Musical Features 
* Cultural Dance Groups/Bands
* Transsexuals
* Celebrities
* Karate Teachers/Animal Trainers 
* Unique Characters and more...

Late Night Television will never be the same again.

Serious Inquiries only!

Send your video links, digital press kit, etc...

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Officially Smooth Sound Multimedia

Post Presents: Monday, April 23, 2012 

We came and we confirmed. Smooth Sound Multimedia is a television pilot heaven. They have in house everything. Literally! In addition to that, the owner Jerry Jackson has worked on several hundred television pilots in his career. No debate, the decision has been made. Special thanks to all the team members in the photo below that sacrificed a part of their day to view the studio. We also had a very productive meeting while we were there. These individuals make up just a very small portion of the team. There are several great people on the ride with us. Wait until the official team picture. Everyone is passionate and dedicated.  What more could a host ask for more?

Kritika Kapoor, Lillie Levine, Brian Edwards, 
Motown Maurice, Jade Davis, Cerdan Smith & Tyrone Roberts
Brian Related: Day 21 in L.A. (I am not my hair but I am a...)

Jade Related: New Media Vault & MT's B-day Celebration

Cerdan Related: Official Launch of The EZ Show and Birthday Celebration

Tyrone Related: Lights. Camera. Fashion Week 
(Tyrone took my photo that night) 

Video # 1 

Smooth Sound Multimedia Stage front view
Smooth Sound Multimedia Stage Side View
Smooth Sound Multimedia Stage Sound  Equipment
Smooth Sound Multimedia Side Entrance to the stage. 
Smooth Sound Multimedia Stage view from the stage. 
Smooth Sound Multimedia view from the stage. 
Smooth Sound Multimedia on stage front view. 

Smooth Sound Multimedia on stage front view. 
Smooth Sound Multimedia floor view. 
Smooth Sound Multimedia stage view. 

Smooth Sound Multimedia Front Stage
Smooth Sound Multimedia Stage
Motown Maurice & Cerdan Smith. 
Shout outs to Cerdan for being at the right place in perfect timing. I gave everyone the wrong address to the place because the website wasn't updated yet. I arrived at the first address and Cerdan was in his car a few feet away from where the bus dropped me off. Thankfully the new location wasn't too far and I was able to ride to the correct spot with Cerdan. If he wasn't there I would of had to wait on another bus and the process would of been delayed.
Smooth Sound Multimedia 
Smooth Sound Multimedia has a camera jib in house. 
Smooth Sound Multimedia
Smooth Sound Multimedia
They even have a dancing pole. 
Smooth Sound Multimedia State of the Art Dancing Pole. 
Smooth Sound Multimedia lunch room. 
Motown Maurice & Jerry Jackson, owner of Smooth Sound Multimedia. 
Video # 2 (Join me for a tour) 

Next Stop House of Joy Chinese Restaurant. 
Motown Maurice, Kritika Kapoor & Lillie Levine taking a lunch break. 
Final Thoughts

Thank you everyone. Wonderful photos Tyrone/B Natural Photography LLC.

Next Related: Team Meeting...Check

Previous Related: Potentially Smooth Sound Multimedia

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Nissan Japan Only Proclaimed

Post Represents: Monday, April 23, 2012

I got bold today and proclaimed I would be cast for this commercial that would fly be to Japan for a few days. Since I got the notice last Friday I've been feeling good about it. On Saturday my agent sent me a text and we spoke shortly after that. She shared nothing but great insight and great energy. Moreover, something really awesome happened at this audition.

Video # 1 (Pre-Audition)

I went up the elevator to the 2nd floor and immediately went to the restroom of
On Your Mark  Studios 13425 Ventura Blvd 2nd Floor Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
The funniest thing happened when I came out of the restroom. I walked right behind the the group of people listening to the casting director Mariko Ballentine speak. In less than a moment Mariko stopped what she was saying and shouted out, "Motown! What is that?" I knew she was talking about my flashing lights earrings. I replied with a medium tone voice, "Bling!" After my response there was a short pause then she said, "I love it you are so funny. I love it." I was shocked. As she continued speaking I noticed a few eyes looking at me.

After that, I greeted Chris Pounders. Chris knew exactly where I got my flashing lights from. I picked them up at Introducing The Starliners from Paris. As I was talking to a young lady petting an office doggy complimented how much she loved my earrings. A gentlemen behind said I had perfect timing.

Chris Pounders & Motown Maurice 
Chris Pounders Related: 

Working with Neon Trees

STARLINERS - Révélations [Clip Officiel]

Over 2,300 actors were submitted....I  scheduled 200 (that's 40 actors per role) 176 actors confirmed.
If you are here, there is a reason...Mariko

Casting Breakdowns 
Waiting my turn in the lobby of On Your Mark Productions Studios
Video # 2 (Post Audition)

Feeling good and on an unplanned conference call after an audition
Motown Maurice in Sherman Oaks. 
Video # 3

The Pizza Slices got much smaller since I was last here but its still good. 
Vitello's Express on Ventura and Woodman in Sherman Oaks. 

Vitello's Related: 

Day 17 In L.A. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2012 

June 15, 2011

Waiting for Bus 158 on Woodman and Ventura to go to Smooth Sound Multi Media.

Next Related: Officially Smooth Sound Multimedia

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Monday, April 23, 2012

Week 83: The Week of Conference Calls

Sunday, April 15, 2012 

* Blogging...

Monday, April 16, 2012 

Ashley Lauren & Motown Maurice. I met Ashley on the Last Laugh Prank Show shoot.
* I added some cartoon avatars  of myself on the top left and top right of the blog. I also removed the welcoming playable blog intro from the top page.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Read Post: Its a Convertible Vacuum

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 

* In celebration of my one year on Blog Talk Radio I established this Facebook Book Page.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

* Pretty Girl Parking - Web Series & Pilot Campaign

Listen to internet radio with Motown Maurice on Blog Talk Radio

View Interview Link Here.
I took a break and went to a new Mexican Restaurant. I had fish and some carrot Juice.
I purchased all this with my EBT card. What a blessing! 
Read Post: More Sacrifice. More Sardines. More Crackers.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Read Post: Courtroom Full of Surprises

Read Post: 30 Under 30 Film Festival

Saturday, April 21, 2012

* Planning, Planning & Planning...

Final Thoughts

None of the links above really demonstrate what kind of week this was. This video below is small sample of what most of my week was like on the phone during the conference calls.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, April 22, 2012

30 Under 30 Film Festival

Post Represents: Friday, April 20, 2012 

Since I made the announcement for The Future of Late Night Initiative I no desire to go out and network anymore. Its all behind the scenes work now. Shortly after Courtroom Full of Surprises William called me and invited me to a networking event. I didn't immediately jump on it but I figured it would be healthy to get out and relax a bit. 

I had no clue what I was attending until arrived. I soon found out the event is for the 30 Under 30 Film Festival. It was a small start up group packaging with a tremendous amount of power. I even ran into my newly confirmed director, Lenny Lenox. 

Lenny Lenox & Motown Maurice.
We crossed each other and didn't fully realize who we were at first. 

Lenny Related: (See Video) 

EXCUSED - Rejection Has Never Been Funnier

View comment at the bottom of this: link

Motown Maurice & K.C. Murdock (

The gentleman named Greg below shared some extremely insightful advise on advertising agencies and sponsorship strategies. I called several advertising agencies prior to The Motown Maurice Show in Tampa, FL but I really didn't understand what I was doing at the time. The advice Greg gave me was priceless and its one of many pieces of the puzzle I need. Thanks Greg.
Greg, Motown Maurice & Michael Coulombe

Motown  Maurice & William Strutevant. Thanks for the invite Will. 
William Related: Potentially Smooth Sound Multimedia

Motown Maurice & Brandon Hunsinger. 
Major W. Latimer & Motown Maurice 
Final Thoughts

Each person in the photo shared a bodacious amount of energy towards my new project. Its just a phone call or a return call way from this point.

30 Under 30 film festival is new but its on its way to being a premiere event in LA. Check them out and support.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Courtroom Full of Surprises

Post Represents: Friday, April 17, 2012

To think I almost didn't want to do this shoot. Which is not like me to pass something up. It must of been meant to be. I intentionally decided not to go to Monday's audition and oddly enough, later that evening they sent out another notice for the same audition for the next day. An audition experience from the week before also probably contributed to me getting cast for this. During the The Hair Factor, I flatted my hair by default and copied the same style today. I'm near certain I would not of been cast as Brandon Simons with a high top.

I really enjoyed this shoot. Prior to the shoot I didn't read the attachment they emailed me and I spent the morning researching court cases online to add material to my improv presentation. Moments before I left I checked the attachment and realized they sent a full outline of my case. I had to pack up my tablet with me and from that point on I was thoroughly studying the case on the bus ride there. I had plenty of time to also rehearse in a private waiting area when I arrived.

I got their before 1:30pm and the shoot ended around 5pm. The shoot took about 30mins and the remaining time was spent studying the outline. Overall, I memorized it pretty well and I left feeling very content about my performance.

Motown Maurice aka Brandon Simons and Brandi Holloway aka Tamara Lewis

We're happy now but for how long? 
We The People behind the scenes.  

Favorite Moment Number 1 & 2

My first favorite moment was when one of the producers told me that she remembered me for Tammi Mac's One Minute Microphone Mixer. I was shocked. Almost a year ago on Friday, May 6, 2011, I attended that event and shook hands with several people in casting. Apparently, I connected with a lady named Ally in which is the lady I'm writing about. She told me she clearly remembered me for that day. At the time she invited be to be apart of America's Court. I'm sure was I was indifferent at the time because of my previous experience with that audition, moreover; it was such a great pleasure to be remembered after so long. She was also very nice. She was so excited to see me and she told me she attempted to text Tammi Mac and let her know I that I was there.

After meeting Ally, she spent a good amount of time going over the script with myself and the other actor. Her pointers were really helpful. We rehearsed in a private conference room and had a lot of fun. There was plenty of laughter shared between us.

My second favorite moment was at the start of the show. The courtroom door was opened for me and as I walked down the stairs I began to sign a cross over my body. I blessed my head, shoulders and stomach. By the time I got to my podium the bailiff approached me and said, "You can't do that." The was a slight laugh awards. We had to start the scene over. That won't be broadcast but its a funny moment I won't forget.

Now I look like Cameo 

On a regular basis I'm told I look like Fresh Prince, Kid and Play, even Steve Urkel. Now its Cameo. This totally hit me off guard. When I was escorted to the area of the court case I was introduced to the bailiff and the first thing he said was, "You look like Cameo." Not until now I'm realized I'm copying Cameo's mustache style. Cameo even had a significant high top most of his career. Little did the bailiff know that I also have a high top fade hidden.

Motown Maurice now looks like Cameo. Word Up! 
Final Thoughts

I'm overall very happy with my performance. I fumbled once in the beginning but that was it. Throughout the case I heard the audience laughing and I think I heard the production crew laughing a little bit also. When it was over, they approached us, said that we did great and that it was believable. I was happy with their responses but truthfully I was hoping to hear, "That was probably one of our best shows."

When myself and my ex-girlfriend (hence the case) had to do our final statements I did my in one take. Not much to brag about but I was delighted to see the producers pleased with the first thoughts that came right out of mind/mouth.

Just before the case started I saw Mr. Executive himself. Yup!. Byron Allen walked in. Before he walked in it seemed like he nodded his head towards me but probably not. It was his birthday and he was presented a cake by the staff. He also acknowledged the audience and introduced his wife and two little daughters. Then the shoot was over and I was on my way out and he was in an office just steps away from me. Not once did it cross my mind to approach him. I didn't even flinch. I attempted several times to get in contact with him last year but truthfully its his lost. About a year ago I would of went out of my way to shake his hands and tell him, "I'm The Future of Late Night." Now, he'll just find out the same time the world finds out.

Next Related: Boyfriend Support - We The People

Previous Related: Its a Convertible Vacuum

Byron Allen Related: Seeking The Executive Part 1

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Its a Convertible Vacuum

Post Represent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On Monday, I left the house with plans to have tea with my new friend Ashley and following that head to an audition for We The People. We The People is one of the courtroom shows. Only 50% of my plans deemed effective yesterday. After much contemplation I decided not to go to the audition. I wasn't interested in an hour bus ride, I had a phone conference to plan, plus I don't have the best impression with courtroom shows.

I had an audition for America's Court on my 15th day in LA and it was a horrible experience. I arrived early, waited for hours while other came in and left quickly. After hours, I become impatient and left. It was ridiculous. That audition put a bad taste in my mouth for courtroom shows. Since that date I've seen the same posting for America's Court and even received a call to come in and audition again. I gladly turned it down. Read about the actually experience here:

Related Post: Day 15 in LA (1 out of 2 in Auditions)

Moreover, later in the day I received an email that invited to audition for the following day if I couldn't make it. After receiving that, I figured I might as well go. I was still reluctant but I confirmed with myself that it was necessary to go because I've been feeling burnt out by spending to much time in my house box planning for my Future of Late Night Initiative. Cast or not, I needed to get out the house for a while.

I arrived today with my new flattened hair strategy, hoping this time they'll find a decent role/type for me.  Compared to my courtroom audition in 2010 this environment was in a wide open lobby with about 10 other African Americans present. When the audition started, the guy in casting gave a scenario and choose me first as a plaintiff. He choose a girl as a defendant and we went at it for a good while.

After my session, they choose a few more people (I don't recall everyone being selected) and in the last session the choose me again. I ran with it and my improv session ended with laughter. I argued with this guy for selling me a over priced vacuum cleaner. In the end, I told the judge that he's really a car salesman. Following that I told him, "Your selling the vacuum like your selling a convertible." In response he said, "Its a convertible vacuum." Everyone laughed and I didn't even have a come back for that.

Motown Maurice leaving the We The People audition in Culvey City

Final Thoughts

A few hours after I got home I received a call telling me that I'm booked for Friday. I'm actually looking forward to it. The pay is small. Its less then what I get at music videos but I'm also there for half the time. My experience was awesome and nothing like my experience on day 15 with America's Court.

The irony to today's casting for We The People is if I was cast for America's Court I would not of been able to be apart of this show. America's Court would of been the past if I was apart of it. We The People is the present and future. Lets see what happens.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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