Monday, January 18, 2016

Week 278: Gratifying Twice

Weekly Audio Review 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

* Posted my Year in Review

* Left Tampa and spent the night in Denver's airport

* Church MaTown and Ihop with MaTown & PaTown

MoTown & MaTown at Without Walls International Church 

MaTown posing for her after church photo shoot

PaTown, MaTown and Motown at Ihop

Monday, January 11, 2016

* Returned to LA

* Fruit pick up

* Casting profiles updated with newer photos

* Back to self submitting

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

* Exchange location scouting. Valley School's, Channings and Kevin Boot's.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

* Exchange work...

* Discovered a check in the mail. A class action lawsuit that I signed a while ago. Yeaaa.

* Coffee shop grinding with Dahéli. I Love Bobas

* Press Release Development

Thursday, January 14, 2016

* Press release sent

* Errands

* Deposit check

* Dollar store

* Coffee with Cassy

* Press release moment friction with...

Friday, January 15, 2016

* Trader Joe's run with...

* Press release friction resolved

* A 23 reunion with my elementary school friend Sean Barriteau. It was great. I found him on Facebook on Christmas day. I regret not taking a photo with him.

* Working on treament for the Africa Channel

Saturday, January 16, 2016

* Exchange casting session

* Submitted my treatment for my show for the Africa Channel

* MLK event

* Exchange casting session part 2 with a highly rewarding twist

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Week 277: Freedom Release

Weekly Audio Review 

Sunday, January 3, 2016 

* Played some basketball at Country Run and got pitched a travel scheme.

* Blogging...

Monday, January 4, 2016

* Starbucks with my junior high/high school/college friend Attorney Edwin Randolph.

Motown Maurice & Edwin Randolph

* Pam visit

* Storage transfer

* Surprise Ipad2 gift from Pam. Yeaaa.

My very first Ipad product 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

* Starbucks with Tosha

Tosah LaLa Rosa and Motown 
* My mentee's birthday day. I forgot to call him.

* Storaging...

Will this ever end? 
* Spontaneous sports bar get together. Later Tangoed with another high school friend I haven't seen in a while, Jared Harris.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

* Last day of storaging. They told me I owe them money and if I didn't get out today they would change the code on me. I would have extended the process another day or so but I got the heck out of there.

A glimpse into what my life use to be about.  Videomaker and Photographer magazine. 

Left over storage junk.  

My Christmas break task is finally over. 
Goodbye Public Storage room 17. 
* Pam visit

Thursday, January 7, 2016

* Lunch with Crissy at Carrabba's

Motown Maurice & Crissy Raynor. Thanks for lunch Crissy. 

* Echoes of a Dream DVD storage pick up.

* Hangout with Rodney and DVD packaging

* HCC Ybor city meeting

Friday, January 8, 2016

* Errands and digital converter box/ink search

Saturday, January 9, 2016

* Haircut

I'm scheduled for a great haircut once a year during the break. 
* Printer pick up at Brandon Staples

* Shawna Loca's post wake celebration

Rest In Peace Shawna Loca. 
Shawna was good to me. One of my proud supporters. Let your spirit live on Shawna. Thank you!

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, January 10, 2016

2015 Year in Review

It's 3:06pm eastern standard time. I'm still in Tampa, FL, a few hours away from returning to LA and I've procrastinated about this for long enough.

As I've mentioned to myself and others previously, 2015 was extremely hard financially. I don't think I made more than $4000.00 last year. I made it through mainly with the grace and support of my mom and God. Aside from the financial woes, 2015 was my most accomplished year. The year started out rough but my accomplishments are staggering.  Here is a list of a few of my accomplishments.  

* Completed my first 90 page screenplay.

* Attended and completed a professional audition class.

* Became a minor league basketball coach, took my team to the finals and won. 

* Joined a basketball league and performed well individually. My team sucked.

* Completed the last two seasons of my cherished web series, The Late Night Experiment. That's a total of 12 episodes in one year. I also completed the 5th behind the scenes documentary (Late-Night Herbal Tea) 

- I also screened both seasons of my web series in front of a live studio audience.

- This is the first time I completed two scripted seasons in one year. 

- Season 6 by far had the biggest cast and the most challenging to produce. By all means I got it done and I'm very grateful.  

* Successfully introduced monologue slams into The Quarterly Wrap Festival. 

- Four monologues slams in one year. 

* I was featured in a fantastic cover story in Engine In The Grass. Written by Christopher Campbell.  

* Went to Disneyland for the first time. 

- Began working on a Disney pilot. 

- In addition to all that, I also got a girlfriend. Not only did we make our relationship work but she also played a significant role in the completion of my 6th season. 

These are just a few things off the top of my head. Individually, as in the Motown Maurice universe, I outdid myself. No other year can compare. On the other hand, Hollywood wasn't so kind to me. Meaning I didn't make any money nor did I book anything significant. 

What I didn't achieve in 2015 will come to pass in 2016. I was able to get a lot out of my system in 2015 which now prepares my focus more than ever before. The results my of 2016 may end up being surprisingly gratifying. 

I'm going gear up and focus and let luck have its way. 

As the quest continues...

The Future of Late Night

Motown Maurice 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Week 276: Throwing Away Myself

Weekly Audio Review 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

* Editing credits...

* Blogging

* Storage visit

* Pam's

* My cousin Asha invited me to a Kwanzaa event. I couldn't completely walk in without being identified. After about a 5 minute conversation I was finally able to go in missing the first part of my cousins dance routine. Overall is was a good event. Saw a lot of familiar faces and was approached by one or two new faces. I think being there inspired a idea for the future.

Kwanzaa event Tampa, FL 
* Credits editing completed

Monday, December 28, 2015

* Working on Exchange stuff

* Storage moving. Borrowed Pam's jeep. Successful trip.

Storage transferring 
* Fixed up a fruit salad for Pam

That's a gorgeous fruit salad 
* Editing...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

* Starbucks with W...

* Storage visit and Goodwill drop off

* Pam's event meeting at Burger King

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

* Cutting fruit Aunty Mary and assisting with a few phone issues

* Ihop with my parents. This is bad picture.

MaTown & Motown 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

* Season 6 goes live. I'm truly proud of the season finale. Enjoy for yourself:

* Starbucks with my good high school friend Ike
Ike Parham & Motown Maurice
* Storaging...

* New Year's Eve service with MaTown at Without Walls

Motown & MaTown bring in the new years at Without Walls. 

Happy New Year
2016 is our break through year
* 2007 Randolph Wedding remaking...

Friday, January 1, 2016

* Wedding DVD remake drop off for the Randolph's

* Starbucks meet up with Crissy

* Jeep pickup at Pam's and season 6 viewing

* Storage 1 and storage 2 visit

When will it ever end?
Saturday, January 2, 2016

* More storage time

* Request to pick up new microwave at Wal-Mart for my parents

* Starbucks with Keto

Keto Nord Hodges & Motown Maurice
As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Week 275: Getting Focused. I am an Actor prep

Weekly Audio Review 

Sunday, December 20, 2015 

* Drop Dahéli off at airport

* Wal-Mart pick ups.

* Carmen drop off

Monday, December 21, 2015 

* Leave for Tampa. Took a shuttle to a parking lot and called a Lyft.

* Storage visit. Xbox 360 pick up. Gamestop GTV 5 pick up and binge.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

* GTV 5 binging

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

* Hanging with my cousins. Watching the movie Sisters.

* Trashing old mail

* New storage search

Thursday, December 24, 2015

* Organizing my room, consolidation prep

* Photo album organization

* Looking for my comic books. Thankfully I ended up finding them.

* Storage visit

Friday, December 25, 2015 (Happy Christmas) 

* Uncovered an old card from the 7th grade then discover an old friend from elementary school on Facebook

* Christmas dinner

Pa Pa's ready to eat. 
MaTown throw it down as usual. 
* Blogging

* Room organizing

* Editing/credit

Saturday, December 26, 2015

* Old storage

* New storage

* I'm thankful I secured a new storage today. Now the process of moving begins.

* Editing...

As the quest continues...

The future of Late Night

Motown Maurice

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