Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Week 88: Starships Were Meant to Fly

Weekly Video Review Here:

Sunday, May 20, 2012 

Read Post: Team Meeting...Check

Read Post: Following the Billboard Music Awards

Monday, May 21, 2012 

Read Post: Food Stamps Don't Go...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 

Read Post: Potentially a 3rd Time Charm?

Read Post: Black Heart by Stooshe

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 

The 30 Under 30 Film Festival

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Read Post: Boyfriend Support - We The People

Thursday, May 24, 2012 

* My agent got me an audition for portraying the role of Deadpool.  

* Auditioned for KENDRICK LAMAR & DR. DRE with Visionary Casting
I audition for the same company on November 4, 2011.  At least one of the guys remembered me in casting. 

Both auditions didn't go well and I was far from expecting a call back. 
Friday, May 25, 2012 

Read Post:  Roaming Around on a Friday

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Read Post: Live in L.A. 1st Table Read

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night 

Motown Maurice 

Indiegogo Fund Raising Final Results

Post Represents: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 

On this date, my fund raising efforts for my new late night pilot came to an end. The amount received is no where close to the initial goal ($10,000.00) but its exactly what we need to accomplish the new focused pilot. The following names are the angels who are not only responsible for bring life to this project but they also brought hope.

Alonda Thomas
4 days ago Anonymous

Rose Bilal
15 days ago $25 – Late Night Friend

Maria Douglas
17 days ago $10 – Late Night Offering

17 days ago Anonymous

Rose Bilal
21 days ago $25 – Late Night Friend

Patricia Cruse
22 days ago $25 – Late Night Friend

Clausell Mathis
22 days ago $50 – Late Night Legend

22 days ago Anonymous

Yolanda Anthony
23 days ago $100 – Late Night Hero

Pierre Solutions, LLC
23 days ago Anonymous

John Forgas
24 days ago Anonymous

Dion Sherman
25 days ago Anonymous


Donations Through Post Mail:

Gwendolyn Duncan: $40.00

Reginald J. Nickson Sr: $200.00

W.G. $20:00  (Updated: Monday, June, 4, 2012)

Final Thoughts

Subtract about $100 from the amount earned online for Indiegogo fees and the difference will go to the project. Yes, I initially desired $10,000.00 and the amount raised is no where close to that amount but believe me when I tell you I have exactly what is needed. Add some recent work I booked and my ma's sincere support and the vision will come to life. It will also be better than the first plan. This project has been through some changes but all the for best. Upon planning this project I did say I would evaluate things and tone it down if necessary. Everything worked out for the best.

Most of all, I am so blessed to have all those people support me they way they did. There are people on this list I haven't communicated with in years yet they reached out and planted a seed. Its a humbling to know there are people out there that sincerely want me to succeed. I will not only do my best to make you all proud but I will also want you to know that I consider your donation and investment. An investment I will somehow, someway return to you in the form of a blessing for blessing me.

Thank you so much. In the new few days I will call each person personally and respectfully thank you.

Fund Raising Related:

Give it up...You have got a lot of nerve

Fund Raiser for New Late Night Talk Show

Mid Week Update: Decision Decision Decisions

Donations Related: 

1st Yr. Anniversary - New Format - Can You Feel It...

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Life in L.A. 1st Table Read

Post Represents: Saturday, May 26, 2012

If your looking to break the Hollywood's code, look no further. I've got Hollywood all figured out. Okay, not really... but I'll share this much. Be good to be people and when your not expecting it, the goodness will return back to you in ways you never imagined. I met Cassandra on Thursday, November 11, 2010. My 53rd day and 8th week in L.A. We've maintained a good friendship ever since. There was a little "Falling Out" as Cassandra calls it, but obviously it was insignificant and the genuineness of our friendship prevailed.

We have since supported each others endeavors in multiple ways. Most recently she invited me to play a role in her up and coming web series. Today was the first table read and it was indeed an honor to be apart of her wonderful new project.

Cassandra Raphael &  Naji Abdul  read at the table. 

Khelli Lynn & Mecca Meka are apart of the cast. 
Someone in the back must have transferred the script to her phone. 
Actress Nimi and Khelli Lynn.
Motown Maurice happy to be there. 
Mecca its your turn. 
The script was so good you can taste it. 

What out any debate this is my favorite photo of the night. Nimi this look has definition. 

Cast Photos: 
Motown Maurice, Actress Nimi, Naji Abdul, Cassandra Raphael, Mecca Meka & Khelli Lynn 

We're such a beautiful group. 
Introducing The Life in L.A. Cast
Focus people. Lets focus. 
Whats our motivation? 

Final Thoughts

When I was walking distance from the Cassandra's house I call to verify where she lived and I also asked if she wanted me to pick up some rice or so from panda express. She declined the rice and told me she had "a little something something" at her house. I figured all I needed was some crackers and water to fulfill my hungry. Can you believe this girl feed me a full coarse meal. I'm started to feed bad for not leaving a tip. This had to be one of my favorite moments of the day. "A little something." Too funny.

Besides being feed well, I got a chance to finally meet all of her wonderful friends I've heard so much about. We've heard much about each other but never officially met. We've crossed each other on the same bus, train and event but never officially spoke until now.

I had a marvelous time working with wonderful people and I received a few compliments from table read performance. I was told I had a great "Asshole." Little do they know...lol.

When asked why I was so reserved/shy I told them I was boring. When asked when is my birth date, the question remained unanswered, as usual. Boston won and I have an awesome web series to look forward to. Thank you Cassandra. Until next time. Great meeting you Nimi and friends.

Next Related:Life in L.A. - The Decision - Day 1

Cassandra Related: Week 80: Doing What I Do Best

Table Read Related: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

From the Table to the Stage

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Monday, May 28, 2012

Roaming Around on a Friday

Post Represents: Friday, May 25, 2012 

William Strutevant & Motown Maurice at Pizza Hut on Venice and Western.  
William Related: Week 85: You Know That I Can Use Some Money

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Universal Studios entrance. The Entertainment Capital of L.A. 
Video # 3

Leaving Universal Studios
Final Thoughts

The highlight of the night is when William and I both received a text from a young lady named Audrey. We met her previously and we saw her at her job and exchanged info before we left. Over an hour after she left her she texted us and it was so pathetic yet excited to receive contact from a female.

The night ended on a better note. We went to this bowling alley on Vermont near 3rd street, had a beer and chilled out. Its a nice place and I might go back there to watch some of the NBA playoffs.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Potentially a 3rd Time Charm?

Post Represents: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I always wondered if they were going to bring back the Excused All-Stars. Well the opportunity came today. Not as a All-Star but more as an opportunity of possible redemption. Or to be Excused a 3rd time and forever be labeled as the guy women don't want.

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In the restroom freshing up before the interview. 
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4000 W. Burbank Blvd.
 Burbank, CA 91505
Video # 3

Final Thoughts

Later this same day, I received an email stating I was approved. Now the executive producers have to approve now. They need to go ahead and give me a spin off show. They liked me enough to put me on twice during the first season last year, lets now see if I'm worthy of a 3rd appearance in season 2.

Its no longer in my hands.

Next Related: World Record Perhaps?

Excused Related: 
All Around Mr. Excused

All Around Wack! He Wack (Excused)

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Food Stamps Don't Go...

Post Represents: Monday, May 21, 2012

On this date I left to fight for my food stamps. I received some letters in the mail stating they will be terminated by the end of May or June if action isn't taken. The reality of me losing my food stamp privileges are inevitable but I'm going to do my best to hold on to it as long as I can. Moreover, I left with ease and after being patient they were renewed and extended.

Video Here: 

Final Thoughts

Then Thursday came. I purchased something earlier in the day, then late in the evening I couldn't purchase any Kentucky Fried Chicken. I was trying to take home two orders of the two piece and a biscuit for $1.99 but I received an error. I didn't make too much of it until I had the same issue on Friday while trying to purchase a large pizza from Pizza Hut.

Not until Saturday night, when I received my mail, I opened two letters stating I can't purchase hot meals anymore because I'm no longer homeless. I am still able to purchase food from the local grocery store. They amount I got monthly also went down a little bit.

Oh how I love my food stamps but all good things must come to an end. For now I'm going milk those food stamps for as long as I can.

Next Food Stamp Related: Food 4 Less, I Need to Rest

Other Food Stamp Related: Food Stamp & Motel Rich

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Team Meeting...Check

Post Represent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 

Although much of the plans have changed, the team meeting is right on schedule. I estimated 3 weeks before the shoot and we're right on time.

Adanna Kenlow, Raj Jawa, Jay Vincent, Kritika Kapoor & Nichole Le

Tyrone Roberts speaks
Lillie Levine, Raj Jawa, Jay Vincent, Adanna Kenlow, Kritika Kapoor, Ed Magik,
Tyrone Roberts, Julio Hanson, Nichole Le & Motown Maurice 

Julio Related: M.O.C.I.T.I - Men of Color In the Industry

Jay Vincent:Friday, October 28, 2011

Ed Magik:Exit Strategy LA Premiere!

Nicole Related: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kritika/Lillie/Team/Smooth Sound Related: 
Officially Smooth Sound Multimedia

Final Thoughts

Everyone embraced the change plans and new focus enthusiastically. There are more members of the team and things are looking great. This is the second time I planned a meeting at our location, Smooth Sound Multimedia. We may not meet again like this until the shoot.

Note to Self:  Video was captured of me conducting the meeting. For now it will be sealed away until further notice.

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Following the Billboard Music Awards

Post Represents: Sunday, May 20, 2012 
The Notice Network presents…Las Vegas comes to Los Angeles
on SUNDAY, MAY 20TH, 2012 Billboard Music Awards Weekend

424 Beverly Dr.,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


CONFIDENTIAL 424 Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
I really didn't catch much of the event inside. I stepped outside for a second and like magic an external event formed outside.

Motown Maurice & The Page Twins. 
Page Twins Related:  The Bizness Magazine 2012 Spring Issue 

Roseline Louis & Ed Magik 
Roseline Related: Royal Gor Studios - GRAND OPENING

Ed Magik Related: Exit Strategy LA Premiere!

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Ed Magik & The Page Twins 

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Video # 3

Motown Maurice, Rupali (Polly) Gaikad & Jeffrey Henderson 
Black Onyx is on the scene

Video # 4

Motown Maurice & Black Onyx with King Howard & Andrew Bennett
King Howard Reated: 
Punch Television Network First Annual Upfront

Andrew Bennett Related: 
Lights. Camera. Fashion Week | Confidential Beverly Hills
Punch Television Network First Annual Upfront

DD, Dave Hauser & Roseline Louis 
DD Related: Royal Gor Studios - GRAND OPENING

Dave Related: Royal Gor Studios - GRAND OPENING

Roseline Related: Royal Gor Studios - GRAND OPENING

Motown Maurice, Roseline Louis, DD & Dave Hauser at IHOP on Vermont and 6th St. in Korean Town

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Mid Week Update: Bring It On Arsenio - Confessions Vol. 12

Post Represents: Thursday, May 24, 2012 

Video Here: 

Related: So its official Arsenio

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Motown Maurice

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Boyfriend Support - We The People

Post Represents: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Television Air Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012 

Video Part 1 

Video Part 2

We The People's Judge Gloria Allred rules in favor of  Tamara Lewis and not Brandon Simmons.
After Thoughts 

Brandon Simmons is very unhappy with the verdict. 

Previous Related Post: Courtroom Full of Surprises

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The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Black Heart by Stooshe

Just a few hours ago I decided to look for this video and behold it has been released.

Locations You Can Find Me: 0:06, 0:011, 1:42, 1:56 & 2:13

Final Thoughts

I use to get noticed then notified by fans when the videos I'm in come out. Not this time. Not even the last time.

Previous Related: Who is Stooshe?

As the quest continues...

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Motown Maurice

Week 87: The Doors of Prosperity are Open

Weekly Video Review Here: 

Sunday, May 13, 2012 

* Name change to Facebook Group: Motown Maurice's Television Notice Network

Monday, May 14, 2012

Read Post: Preparing for More Than an Audition

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Read Post: Day 1 as The Sidekick

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Read Post: Royal Gor Studios - GRAND OPENING

Thursday, May 17, 2012 

Read Post: Day 2 as The Sidekick

Read Post: Mid Week Update: My Mouth is Full

* My episode of We The People aired today. Here is the posting: Boyfriend Support - We The People

We the People with Gloria Allred
Friday, May 18, 2012

Read Post: Train Music and The Hoff

Saturday, May 19, 2012 

Read Post: Bing - Supper Club Extra

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