Attention: I am a black man. I detest Donald Trump for his attempts to turn this nation into an authoritarian state. Any arguments to persuade me otherwise are futile. Please return to your normal lives.
Really? Fuck that.
For those on the other side who think thou dost protest too loudly about our current state of affairs…….
My blackness is not something I can lend to you to try on so you can see how it feels. I don’t look for racism where it doesn’t exist.
My friends span every shade under the sun. But when racism is jammed in my face by those supposedly running this country, I will not be silenced. I will not stand idly by. I will constantly, consistently, and vehemently call out the racist, fascist, authoritarian bullshit some of you seem to think is “harmless payback” for 8 years of a black President.
So don’t ever try to tell me that you think I am overreacting to the racist psycho in the white house.
And again, you have problems with what I post, feel free to delete my black ass from your feed, your friend’s list, and your life.
I hate to tell the unfortunate prospective actress who couldn’t get her audition done according to my parameters, there is one truth in the business of film:
Opportunity will not continue to knock on your door until you are ready. Part of success is being ready, all the time.
Success is not waiting for you.
Success will not adjust to your whims, notions, desires or needs.
Success is borne of sacrifice and hard work.
Success is annoyed by the constant barrage of “I’m, not ready”, “Maybe next time” and “I’ll give it a shot when I’m really ready for this.”
Honey, don’t waste any more of my time. Don’t waste any more of your time. You’re not built for this. You don’t have the drive, the desire or the talent for this.
In fact, you have just sent your career down a deep, dark hole from which it will never emerge. If you really wanted to succeed, you would have done what was asked and not resorted to excuses.
If you agree to audition, you will have 24 hours to complete it. That was plainly stated before you agreed to produce a taped audition.
I have had several submissions from actresses who grabbed a camera phone, got the script, and stepped up and got an audition sent to me. Some of them have been cast.
God, how many times do I have to see this movie?
And the wonderful audition nightmares continue.
An actress emailed me about six times during the day Friday begging for a chance to audition for a role we had open this week.
An actor screwed us by bailing out of his role 24 hours before the shoot, so we made it clear anyone submitting, they would have until that evening to submit an audition video.
No excuses, no second chances.
So, after finally emailing her the dialog on Friday afternoon, she was reminded I needed a demo within a few hours.
At midnight I get an email from her stating she had fallen asleep, and “did not get around to it”.
She then complained that the notice was “Way late”, in other words, I did NOT give her a fair shot to audition for the role.
It was, for all intents, my fault she fell asleep before doing her damn job.
Wow. Really? IS it my fault you don’t have what it takes?
Honey, many of the folks now working for me could do an audition within an hour.
This past week, a young lady snuck into the boardroom of her day job to do an audition, and she got the role.
Do not ask for opportunities then make excuses for why you did not take advantage of those opportunities.
The American people are not children who need to be talked down to or made to feel as though they need to be scolded or taught a lesson.
The President is not our BOSS and we are the ones who have the ability to FIRE him. he is our employee, not the other way around.
We did not elect a king, or emperor, or master of time and space. We elected a President.
The constitution applies to all of us equally, even the newly elected president.
There are three branches or government, the judicial, the legislative and the executive. They do not operate independently. That’s called checks and balances.
A successful president is one who explains to the people what his intentions are, and then CONSULTS with the people before he executes those intentions.
It does not mean he has to divulge secret details, or even change his mind, but an explanation on an unexpected or controversial action can go a long way in keeping people from being very very pissed off.
When you execute major legal, civil and ethical actions over night and then just throw them out there, why would you not expect a knee-jerk reaction?
We are partners in this thing called America. The sooner our “leader” gets this memo, the sooner we can stop all the yelling and fighting and get this place called AMERICA back on track.
That’s all for now.
THE CINEMA LEXZIKON ACTOR’S BOOT CAMP!
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017, at the Sharonville Cultural arts center.
Sharonville Cultural Arts Center
11165 Reading Rd.
Sharonville, OH 45241
4 pm to 8 pm!
TICKETS ARE $49 and can be purchased at our website www.cinemalexzikon.com.
THE VENUE HAS INFORMED US THERE IS SPACE FOR NO MORE THAN 40 PEOPLE!
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Here are some details:
Each year, millions of spring actors submit auditions to casting directors. One in ten gets it right. The other 9 continue to make mistakes that cost them time and money.
While casting agents can offer you the opportunity to audition, they cannot always show you how to properly present yourself to producers, directors, and film companies.
William Lee, CEO of Cinema Lexzikon productions, is an award-winning film producer/writer/director whose film 3 Knee Deep spent 19 weeks at the top of the Red Box action film chart in 2016. His films Code Black and Demons rising are also worldwide film releases, available in rental stores and every online and big box retailer in the world.
His current film “Straight Outta’ H8” is pending release by Redbox in 2017, and he is currently working on “6 Feet Below Hell”, a high action zombie film.
For more than 40 years, Lee has guided actors to successful careers by using common sense and straightforward business advice. That advice teaches actors to understand acting as a business, not just an art form.
If you think talent alone is going to get you noticed, then you really need to attend this seminar.
This seminar will cover:
How to prepare an audition video that gets you noticed—Understanding contracts—Avoiding rip-offs—Acting in Union and Non-Union films—Why talent is not the biggest factor in getting a role—Why you should avoid extras work at all costs—and Going to L.A. and becoming fabulous, famous or homeless.
Actors will also be asked to do cold reads, and participate in group activities to practice the techniques Mr. Lee will present to you.
SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE SEMINAR:
EVERYONE GETS A CINEMA LEXZIKON SWAG PACKAGE, with memorabilia from past films and events.
And A FEW lucky TICKET HOLDERS get a copy of the RedBox DVD for 3 KNEE DEEP.
And a special exclusive screening of our next Redbox hit STRAIGHT OUTTA’ H8!!
and REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
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