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May 19, 2012

Jorj Knocks Them Dead as a Fetus

Interutero Jorj is Astonished to Find Something Growing in His Pajamas

Our own playwright/actor Jorj Savage is onstage yet again, in Scot Bastian’s latest mind-bending playlet, “The Children’s Chronicles”.  In another role he has virtually ‘made his own’, Jorj first plays a fetus.  Later, we follow him as he takes his first baby steps to reclaim his patrimony.  Buoyed in his role by his SIS, played by the redoubtable Josie Delillis – these two savage the comic landscape as they accoust their delinquent father  (PEPINO played by Will Phillips) on a beach drinking beer and leering at the ladies.  You will have a chance to see it again at the Seattle Playwrights Showcase this Sunday at 7pm at ArtsWest.  Wine and treats are also served.  And Jorj usually comes out to say ‘hi’ to all of his many fans.  (If you would like something signed, bring it, wear it, or expose it!)

 

Photos by Carl Nelson

Seattle Celebrity News!

May 12, 2012

Jorj plays the fighter in John Ruoff’s “Half Moon Inn”

Jorj Savage is Onstage Again!

Continuing his successful relationship with WARP Theater in Seattle, Jorj Savage appears in another ‘knock-out’ play by John Ruoff.   And this is only one-tenth of what is offered in WARP’s current production of 10 Short Plays in May.  Old standby writers such as John and Rita and Jorj, himself, deliver the goods.  But there are also several new, and very promising upstarts – judging from the plays we’ve seen here, such as: Bryan Harthorne, Betsy Geller and John Paul Sharp.  It’s a rarely shared fact, but a large portion of the playwrights who later went on to garner major productions in the equity theaters around town, first passed through WARP (or its predecessor, DAMN) on their way to the big leagues.  Maybe you ought to save some money and catch them on their way up!  There’s still room (I hope.)  The run continues tonight and tomorrow.  For more information go to: http://www.seattlecenter.com/events/event_detail.aspx?eid=418896

Photo by Carl Nelson

Seattle Celebrity News!

May 7, 2012

Carnation Homeowner Lands the Gardening Equivalent of a Great White Shark

Sunday, May 6, 2012:  Just outside Carnation, Washington, a bedroom community 30 miles east of Seattle, Washington today, a man working in his yard landed what in gardening circles is said to be the equivalent of a Great White Shark.  The man, working alone, said he had intended to just cut the runners of the large blackberry vine as he had been doing for ten years.  “But there was something about the sunny afternoon, and the fact that I had worn some heavy jeans that make me just want to go for the gusto,” he said later.  Getting hold of the roots was just the beginning.  “For a while there it had me by both feet and was cutting into my forearms with it’s spiny thorns.  It was a toss-up as to who was going to get the take-down,” he said later while posing for this photo.  “My wife came out later and said, ‘Oh honey, you’re bleeding!’  But at the time I didn’t notice a thing.”  The man said that he would donate the proceeds from the sale of this trophy vine to charity.

Photo by Thawit Nelson

Seattle Celebrity News!

May 4, 2012

Jorj Savage: the first OLLIE

OLLIE’S SPIRIT LIVES ON…

Editor:  The Dangerous Theatre in Denver has picked up the Ollie ‘spirit’  (first embodied by our own Jorj Savage – see interview right here: https://schn00dles.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/ive-had-death-threats/ )  And opening night is today!  Catch a bus, or catch a flight… but put this on your bucket list.

Ollie’s Day Out

Written by Carl Nelson

Directed by Patricial Goodman

Featuring the talents of Art Goodman, Hannah Richards & Ben Telayo

 

Are you ever too old to appreciate the beauty of a young woman? Ollie doesn’t think so. At the age of 84 he seeks out beauty wherever he can. He finds Niki alone and not so patiently waiting for her boyfriend in a hotel bar. By the time Paul shows up Ollie has fallen in love with Niki. She has grown fond of Ollie and is not about to let Paul off the hook so easily for being late.

May 4 – June 10, 2012

{NOTE: No performances over Memorial Day Weekend}

Fridays at 7:30 & Saturdays at 7:00

Sundays 6/3 & 10 @ 1:00 (includes brunch in the ticket price)
Tickets $20.00

$5.00 Discount for students, seniors, military and members of the

Colorado Theatre Guild.

Seattle Celebrity News!

April 13, 2012

CROWD FUNDING

The local Seattle film industry keeps moving, and so do the people in it.  The Seattle Celebrity News! just recently learned that Allison Eckert, profiled here in November, 2010 ( https://schn00dles.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/seattle-celebrity-news-11/ ) is soon due to attend the prestigious American Film Institute located  on eight acres in the hills overlooking Hollywood!  (in LA, CA. naturally)  She’s already been Assistant Director on many films, and Directed some.   (see Jana, shot  in Prague: http://vimeo.com/31803245)   She likes the Director’s chair and wants more of the kind of ‘inside learning’ you need to support her ambitions.  The American Film Institute is very selective, and well placed.  But they also charge tuition.  You want to see better films?  Help to group fund a Director, and then have the joy of personally following her career!  Get in on the ground floor now – and you could be attending A-list parties later…  kicking back by the pool and listening to starlets ask you how it is that you ‘know her‘?

Well.  This is how.  Go to:  http://www.youcaring.com/fundraiser_details?fundraiser_id=1571&url=allisongoestogradschool   Send her a few bucks…  And then pack ur swimming suit, sun-tan lotion, and collection of those little drink umbrellas!

Photos used without asking by Carl Nelson

Seattle Celebrity News!

March 16, 2012

Noted Local Fashion Photographer is Switching to

INSECTS!

Regular Models and Actors are Getting to be a “Pain in the Ass”, he says.

 

 Editor:  The Seattle Fashion Community is all abuzz after the recent declaration by one of its leading photographers that he now intends to use insects and ‘bugs’ to replace human models and actors in his upcoming fashion shoots.  “Your average person knows that he or she can never hope to equal what a professional photographer can do with props, professional staging/make-up/lighting… and what we can’t do, that we accomplish with Photoshop.  Your average person is not made to feel better by looking at all these ads.  Quite the opposite!  We as professionals dedicate our days to making your average person  feel like a failure; like they can never measure up.  So, in part, it’s a moral decision,” he told The Seattle Celebrity News! during a recent interview.  “Plus they work for crumbs,” he added.  Read on to hear more:

Seattle Celebrity News! (SCN!):  So you feel that insects more objectify our present human state then?

Noted Local Fashion Photographer (NLFP):  That’s right.  They ARE the 99.999999999999999%

SCN!:  Can’t insects be hard to work with?

NLFP:  I’ve never had one talk back or refuse a task.  You treat them right and they’ll literally walk the extra mile for you.  And they don’t mind sharing a little of the rewards with the other workers in the industry.  Why, just as an example, we used a fairly non-descript, kind of an Everyman bug for a series of motivational posters I was creating for a large hedgefund, which operates out of Brussels.  Now this bug, I’ll call him “Bob”, lost one of his rear legs partway through the shoot.  Did he call Labor and Industries?  Was his agent and/or lawyer there and on my back in a nanosecond?  No.  He didn’t make a peep.  It was Continuity who picked up on it!  Said he had five more good legs, and that the other would grow back in time, anyways.  We wrapped that puppy without any further disruption.  The client was very happy with the result.  Bugs have that ‘can-do’, hive mentality which the clients appreciate.  They can’t tell you what it is, but I see it in the lens everyday.  It’s the authenticity.  ‘Bob’ is one of those guys who walks the walk.  But there are others.

SCN!:  What about modelling clothes, and such?

NLFP:  Well, they’ve got 6 legs, or more! you know.  That’s a lot of leg, and a lot of shoes.  Antennae are great to hang accessories on.  And, I’ve got to say, for some reason those Ladybugs just LOVE the little handbags.  In fact, they keep wandering away from the properties room.  I don’t know how they’re doing that…

SCN!:  Where do you find your talent?

NLFP:  More often than not they just wander in off the lot.  You wouldn’t believe the amount of real talent out there.  Of course, there’s always the stars.  The ones who have that certain something.

SCN!:  Could you give us some hints on some up-and-comers? 

NLFP:  Well, there’s this almost transparent green aphid who is really causing some buzz amongst the lighting people.  And then there’s my personal favorite: this Ladybug I call Emily.  But that’s as far as I want to say at this time.

SCN!:  Well, might we talk to you again, sometime?

NLFP:  Sure.  Drop by in 3 or 4 months and I think you’ll be amazed.

SCN!:  I’ll bring my reading glasses.

NLFP:  Good choice.

While we were there, one of the newer talents was positioning herself for a screentest.

SCN! photos by Carl Nelson

Seattle Celebrity News!

November 1, 2011

WARP Show Sells Out!

 

Years careening forward without any quality control whatsoever is finally paying off for WARP (Writers and Actors Performing Now).  Sold out shows are becoming the rule as WARP touted up another win, finishing this past Sunday with their matinee Halloween extravaganza, “Products of a WARPed Imagination”.  Especially successful were  John Ruoff’s Seahorse Moon, Scot Bastian’s Missing the Boat, Donna Van Norman’s The Visitor, and Multiple Vocationalities by Dale Kazdan.  A surprise cameo by our own favorite actor/playwright/columnist, Jorj Savage certainly didn’t hurt attendance.   

Especially fun was this suicide on stage via Drano, in a play written by our own Rita Andreeva.  Watch it, complete with creepy music, on this well-done video.  (My favorite part, where Rose Kinne tosses her cookies, is a couple minutes in.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwgJ6dgKlsU&feature=player_embedded

To see a fuller range pictures of the event, got to: Carl Nelson Photography (link on the right) 

Photos by Carl Nelson

Seattle Celebrity News!

October 27, 2011

Rough Cut of ROOM 13 Finished

What Paul Will Do For Money to Finish This Movie!

“We waiting for the rough cut and it seems it will be ready this week. From there it’s a look at what coverage and establishing shots we will need. Hopefully pickups will be limited. We are all looking forward to seeing what is needed in the next stage.. It is opportune that we have 40,000 vets coming back from Iraq and hopefully this film will help with the ongoing story of Vets in the US.”  – Paul Eenhoorn (I’m guessing.)

“Room 13 rough cut just completed.” – Aria Elf

Production Photo by Michael Gaston (for an entirely different production.  We put it here entirely for sensational affect.)

Seattle Celebrity News!

October 14, 2011

ROOM 13 Creator Suffers Illness!

 

Article and photo taken from Facebook.

Seattle Celebrity News!

October 14, 2011

THE DIVINE MARIGOLDS win!

According to this latest release:
 
“The Divine Marigolds epic win in the NexTV Competition. We took 1st place in VIEWERS CHOISE by 1200 votes completely demolishing the competition.This win moves The Divine Marigolds into the finals with the other 5 finalist from the different categories where we get massive exposure to Industry Leaders as we move on.From here this is where we go:

Finalists will be selected for overall quality of work, in addition to the project’s potential for becoming viable television content.

Finalists will have their work presented to the following PANEL of Industry Leaders:
•Josie Freedman (Premiere film agent, ICM)
•Randy Cordray (Producer of THE OFFICE)
•Jay Francis (Director of Original Programming at Disney Channel, Disney XD)
•Lenora Hume (EVP, HIT Entertainment (BARNEY, BOB the BUILDER)
•Aaron Simpson (founder/editor of coldhardflash.com)
•Elizabeth Buraglio (Original Film – I AM LEGEND, SUPERMAN RETURNS)
•Andrew Steele (Creative Director of Will Ferrell’s funnyordie.com)
•Tracee Stanley (Head of Production & Development, Inferno Distribution – Film Financiers/Distributors)
•Dana Lambert (VP of Acquisitions, After Dark Films)
•Joel Milner (Lit Agent and Owner, Larchmont Literary Agency)
• James V. Hart (Writer, CONTACT, HOOK, DRACULA)
•Tom Collier (Entertainment Attorney with Bloom, Hergott. Rep Brad Pitt, Ron Howard,…)
•Dan Bree (Doc. Producer, The History Channel)
•Justin Kirk (Actor, series regular on Showtime’s WEEDS)

This Panel of Industry Leaders will choose the WINNERS.”

 
Photo by Carl Nelson

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