Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Week 97: I Think I Have Improv Fever! - Enough is Enough

Weekly Video Review

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Video (A) Here: 

I'm waiting for the bus around 3am in the morning on Santa Monica and Vine. 
Later in the day I saw The Dark Night Rises. I enjoyed it. My heart continues to go out to all the
families who lost in relation to the opening of this movie. 
Video (B) Here: 

Monday, July 23, 2012
Kyriaki Rossi & Motown Maurice attends a free commercial workshop in Burbank conducted by
Chris Game. 
Free Monday Night Improv 
Monday Night Improv Class. I was like a teachers pet tonight. A hand full of things
I did the teach recited as a good example. 
Video (C) Here: 

Tiara Kj Williams, Willie Brown, Cassandra Raphael, Motown Maurice, Kenso (Improv Instructor) Kyriaki Rossi
Cassandra/Kyriaki Related:Industry Minds is Back!

Willie Related: The Biggest Day In Sports & Entertainment

Improv Related: Free Monday Night Improv

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Video (D) Here:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuna and Crackers...Again! :-) 

Monkey Butler Comedy Improv Class

Trent Bruce, Motown Maurice, Mark Sipka, Nathaniel Simons, &...
Motown Maurice Cassandra & Raphael. 
Cassandra: 4th of July in the LBC

Read Post: Mid Week Update: Compliment After Compliment

Thursday, July 26, 2012 

Read Post:Theory of Urkel-tivity

Friday, July 27, 2012 

4th Session of Upright Citizen Brigade Improv Class

Monkey Butler Friday Night Improv Slam in Little Tokyo 

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Boil in Bag Rice. 
Boil in Bag Rice with tuna on top. I'm loving up in the world. On Wednesday, I was eating tuna and crackers. Now I'm back to tuna and rice. I'm moving on up. To the east side...
As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Theory of Urkel-tivity

Post Represents: Thursday, July 26, 2012

LA FAME 2012  .A. Filmmaker/Actors Mixer Event 
in association w/
Smooth Sound Studios

Smooth Sounds Related: History in the Making

Anabella Ricardo,

Video (A) Here:

Video (B) Here - D'Andre Anthony Sings 

(Photo added 8/13/12)

Willie Macc from BET's College Hill Virgin Islands (Spring of 2007) & Motown Maurice 

D'Andre Anthony & Motown Maurice 

Final Thoughts

So what is the Theory of Urkel-tivity? At the end of this night I had an extraordinary realization.
Never in my life have I been referred to as a nerd or a dork until I moved to L.A. Nonetheless, I've embraced the character Hollywood gave me, it doesn't bother me a bit. It fully explains the reason why most women in L.A. deosn't give me a second look. What you have to understand is that once you enter Hollywood you immediately become apart of its matrix. I just happen to fall into the geek component of it. Some guys are attached to the model, sexy and hot component. That appears to be the main component most women are attracted to in this city. At one point I thought I would of fit that description but boy was I wrong.

Here is where my theory comes in. My theory is my evaluation of all interactions with women of the past near 2 years. I've meet a lot of single/decent women. Not that I've been pursing a relationship because I haven't been but the fact that I've barely made any connections is quite peculiar.

Tonight, I was told by a young lady (wearing the black dress in the photos) that I looked like a dork/geek and she found that very attractive. For the first time, in a long time I someone of the opposite sexy was thoroughly found everything thing I said funny and wanted to be around me for an extended period of time. The irony of this connect is that she is a stripper. She may have also been a little drunk to but she's a stripper. That's far from the type of women I've attracted in my past.

This slightly reminds me of character Myra Monkhouse from the hit ABC show Family matters. On the show Myra is a beautiful girl who is attracted to nerdy boys and polka music. Myra loved her some Urkel. 

Flip that around couple times you'll understand how that example applies to me in Hollywood. With more power and influence (which is what I will have in due time) I'm sure plenty of model type women will be knocking on my door. However, since I don't have much power and influence and most of the women I meet are looking for a meal ticket, they're seeking guys that could provide the meals. This stripper on the other hand, ain't quite fully in the entertainment industry and obviously is probably tried of thug dudes. Which means geeks like me are somehow appealing. 

Anyway, this is only a theory. I'm not going start seeking women at strip clubs. Furthermore, I'm not going to hook up this young lady. She did call once and spoke for 2mins and abruptly got off because of some type of in coming "business call." 

In the end, its been a very rare occasion to have a woman even appear interested in me. I soaked it up for that moment for all its worth. 

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mid Week Update: Compliment After Compliment

Post Represents: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Early in the afternoon before I left the garage, I had my usual meal of tuna fish and crackers. 
Trent Bruce, Motown Maurice, Mark, Nathanel, &... at Monkey Butler Improv 
Video Here:

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week 96: Temporary Fish Out of Water Complex

Weekly Video Review Here: 

This video review was horrible. My apologies. I don't fully express myself well when I'm walking around with the camera. As you noticed my eyes are everywhere. I like to beware of my surrounds then to be completed focused on the camera in situations like that. What I would like to reiterate is what has become clear and obvious. I'm not talented. I'm a goofy looking guy with a sickening work ethic and a highly developed imagination. Over time, I've considered many aspects of life and I've embraced several aspects of the entertainment industry. In conclusion, I'm not fit for anything else other than to be a late night talk show host. Terrible audition after audition, its proven and reaffirmed. In the mean while, during this "Period of Patience." A period I'm oh so familiar with (Even with experience I don't like it and I never will like it). A period in which I have no choice but to embrace this Temporary Fish Out of Water Complex. That's exactly what I've been trying to express this whole week and the right words didn't come to me until now.

Theme Instrumental of the week here:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Video (A) Here: 

Video (B) Here: 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Read Post: Entrepreneurship is...

Video (C) Here: 

* Hung out with my first roommate/guardian angel. She invited me for a bite to eat.

* Attended Free Monday Night Improv Class

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 

Audition: GREE
Message: Cool audition with my friend Mariko! Please confirm and if you need a time window, email me and I will get you one. Thanks!
My Representation: First Class Talent
Audition Time: 7/17/2012 10:10:00 AM
Role Name: #4- African American Male & Female 20's-30's
Description: Healthy, Funky, Edgy, Could be in a GAP commercial or Without being too model-like might be in a Benetton commercial.
no one under 20-21 please
Wardrobe: GAP/BENETTON-ISH...hip...funky
bring the head shot that was submitted please
Casting Director: Mariko Ballentine Casting
Audition Location: On Your Mark Studios
Audition Address: 13425 Ventura Blvd 2nd Floor Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
In front of  On your Mark Studios 13425 Ventura Blvd 2nd Floor Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 
Casting Director Mariko acknowledged me by name again upon arriving into the room and she even asked me where was my flashy lit earrings before we started. I told her, "I didn't think it was appropriate for this audition." Her response was, "The lights are always appropriate." Mariko also had a unique approach to this audition. An approach in which I've never seen before. At least I've never seen it as fast as she composed it.

After myself and about 5 others answered questions about what game apps we like to play with in our phone. Mariko told us to leave the room and if she returns with our head shots that means we can go home. She basically did a call back in the matter of mins. I got the call back. The next session just involved us playing with our phones. I haven't heard back since.

Mariko Related: Nissan Japan Only Proclaimed

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 

Read Post: Mid Week Update: Was It Too Easy?

With a invite from my friend Kyriaki, I made a return to Monkey Butler Improv School.

Monkey Butler Improv.
Motown Maurice & Michelle Moreno
Its been over a year since I attended a Monkey Butler Improv class. When I started last year, I was simultaneously informed that that specific chapter will be closing in 3 classes. I believe my schedule since then increased which is why I didn't attend any of the other chapters at different locations. I don't have any photo graphic record of the classes I attended but here are the dates of the days I attended:

First Class: Thursday, January 13, 2011  Second Class: Thursday, January 20, 2011
                                   Third Class: Thursday, January, 27, 2011

The brightest side of my return my surprising reunion with my first Monkey Butler instructor, Michelle Moreno. It was a glorious yet brief reunion. Michelle, who is a huge Conan fan was giving my official approval to still have Conan as her top favorite when I claim my throne in late night. In appreciation of my consent, Michelle said, "Thank you, my favorites will then be Conan, Motown Maurice followed by Jimmy Fallen. :-)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Video (D) Here: 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Audition: NFL - Kathy Knowles Casting
Message: she keeps calling you back! good luck-no sides
My Representation: First Class Talent
12:00:00 PM
Role Name: Shop Man
Description: SHOP - CALVIN'S JERSEY:
Man 25-35. We're looking for a real guy. Not your typical All-American frat house type of fan that you'd see in a Bud Light commercial. Good comedic actors
Wardrobe: casual
Casting Director: Kathy Knowles Casting
Audition Address: 1216 5th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

Video (D) Here: 

* 3rd addition of my Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Class. 

3rd class of Upright Citizens Brigade Improv 101   
Audition Time: 5:30:00 PM - Role Name: Segment Host
Description: LEGAL 18 TO PLAY 15-18. LOCAL LOS ANGELES TALENT ONLY. We are looking for outgoing, fun, confident, appealing hosts who are able to hold their own in a conversation. Need to have infectious energy and be able to talk to anyone with ease, including celebrities. Improvisation skills and a sense of humor a must. Must be genuine, comfortable, confident, family friendly and be able to relate to kids and parents. All hosts must be able to memorize copy as well be able to interview others in a natural, spontaneous and fun way.

Casting Director: Alice Vaughn Casting
Audition Location: Burbank, CA
Audition Address: 3800 W. Alameda Ave, Suite 101 Burbank, Ca 91505 Burbank, CA 91505
Audition Note: Male Host legally 18+ to play 15 or 16 years old, any ethnicity. NON-UNION ONLY, no exceptions.
Disney is everywhere here. 

Video (F) Here: 

Saturday, July 21, 2012
On the Redline to Hollywood and Highland to meet up with a friend to go to an event that never happened. 

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice 

Mid Week Update: Was It Too Easy?

Post Represents: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 

Video (A) Here: 

Video (B) Here: 

Final Thoughts

Some of what I said in the video above could be considered as blasphemous, considering the level of incredibility it took to accomplish my recent late night pilot endeavor. It goes to show, ones mind could play tricks on them if you don't have control of it. This period is oh so familiar to me. Its the infamous "Period of Patience." I've there, done that and I'm sure this cycle will repeat itself in my future. As many more times as I may go through it, I don't like it. The best way I can describe what this period is like is like comparing myself to a fish out of water.  

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Industry Minds is Back!

Post Represents: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Do you want to be apart of a supportive, creative, and diverse community where you hear words of wisdom from some of the entertainment industry's top professionals, and build engaging relationships with exciting new people?

“IndustryMinds: Actions Speak Louder than Words”
Presented by Building Each Other, Inc. & New Movement Films,

Related Video: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3899631402281

“IndustryMinds: Actions Speak Louder than Words” is back! Presented by Building Each Other, Inc. & New Movement Films, each workshop will feature prominent individuals in TV/film to serve as guest speakers and provide advice and support through personal experiences IndustryMinds is the beginning of what will help you be more proactive in discovering the next step in whichever project you may be working and allow you to turn your Words into Actions. Designed as a "think tank," guests will also be able to network with one another and discuss ways to progress their personal projects while also learning the ins/outs and do's/don'ts of the industry. You can come with your questions and leave with an answer. IndustryMinds is called a “think tank” in that there are so many talented people who may not know which direction to go, but together we can find the way.
Twitter: @Industry_Minds
Instagram: IndustryMinds
Co- Producers: Paul Chung, Ahmadou Seck, Mari Eve, Elle Latimer, Jerome Caldwell, Danny Derakhshan

Video # 1 - Cassandra Raphael Speaks 

Cassandra Related: 4th of July in the LBC

Video # 2 - Kyriaki Rossi Speaks 

Kyriaki Related:The Biggest Day In Sports & Entertainment

Casting Director/Produce Lamese Williams Speaks

Industry Minds Executive Board
Acting Exercise Begins:

Adaya Jaye (on the right) performs. 


Video # 3 - Brandon Dmico Anderson Speaks 

Eric Bonhomme & Motown Maurice 
Motown Maurice & Adaya Jaye
Lisa Holly & Motown Maurice
Cassandra Raphael, Motown Maurice &  Kyriaki Rossi
Motown Maurice & Danny Derakhshan
Previous Related:Industry of the Minds

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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