Archive for January, 2009

Post Sundance Mayhem…hardee har har

January 28, 2009

I seem to ask this an awful lot…where did the time go again?  I see I last posted news in October.  I was in the middle of my run in THE WOMEN.  (Have I mentioned that we ran for 3 months & were a Los Angeles Times Critics Choice?)  So, what happened between then and now?

Well, basically, I think I was pretty consumed with the show.  I had a feature film & a video game come out (that’s David Zucker’s An American Carol & Midway Games’ Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, respectively).

Due to exposure from the play, I went straight to producers for a very fun role on Monk.  Didn’t get it.  But it was a great time, nonetheless!!

When the show closed on December 20th, I was already beginning the challenging yet exciting process of regrouping & refocusing my efforts.  Namely, I sat down with the stellar Kristine Oller to get back to the basics – strategizing on the best ways to FEED MY FOCUS…which happens to be FILM (for those of you who didn’t know).

So, now, for 2009 I am fully equipped with a clear action item list.  And ya know…my to-do’s aren’t as scary or overwhelming as they initially seemed.  I carry around my 100 list with me.  And lo and behold, I find myself appearing in places where my “club” is hanging out, too!  It’s magical!  This makes me pretty happy, and excited, and hopeful that everything is going to be alright (ha ha for those of you who get this wink).

Fast forward to today…last week, Adam and I returned from a brilliant 5 days at Sundance!  We hadn’t been back since 2005.  And it was good to be there in this particular year, I think.  First of all, the crowds weren’t nearly as claustrophobic as they had been in previous years.  I attribute that to two things:  1) the economy and 2) the inauguration in D.C.  We knew a good amount of people who left Sundance by Monday (or didn’t come at all) because they had tickets to some event back East.  Lucky them!

But I have to say, it was truly AWESOME to be in Park City for the inauguration.  Sure, we knew of some indoor viewing parties going on.  But we chose to hang out outside in the plaza at the bottom of Main Street, where the festival had set up tv screens.  There were about 200-300 people gathered there in the chilly but invigorating morning air.  And everyone was taking either photos or videos – of the whole event, of the people, the tv screens….everyone was shooting everything.  It was very cool!  (eventually, when I have some spare time, I’ll be posting some pictures and/or videos  here and/or on my Facebook page.)

I’m pressed for time here.  There’s not much more I need to say for now.  I will say we met some fantastic people at Sundance – producers, directors, writers, actors, music supervisors, editors, festival programmers – and I am looking forward to going through the stack of business cards sooner rather than later to touch base with everyone.

I will also say that 2009 has been interesting thus far.  I’m just going to keep focusing on my…er…focus.  I’m looking forward to returning to my Saturday morning Studio at Circus Theatricals’ (I just heard that Fred Molina is back with us for about a month! Gotta get out my Shakespeare!).

And I’m looking forward to whatever my next great adventure will be.  Will it be a film?  A play?  A TV show?  An animated series? An animated film?  A print campaign?  A class A national?

I like to believe…it’s going to be ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!

I wish all of you a joyful, peaceful & prosperous 2009!

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