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Seattle Celebrity News!

January 18, 2013
Lisa Coronado:  Actress / Co-owner/Manager Corwood Productions LLC

Lisa Coronado: Actress / Co-owner/Manager Corwood Productions LLC

Those Divine Marigolds are on the Move!

Lisa Coronado reports on Facebook:  “Divine Marigolds meeting. Things are moving:)”

To bring yourself up to date, check our past postings on The Divine Marigolds here on the Seattle Celebrity News!  beginning here:  https://schn00dles.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/the-divine-marigolds-2/

Photo lifted from Facebook

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Seattle Celebrity News!

September 12, 2012

Francisco Menendez Directs

Film Release Today!

Fransisco Menedez – the director whose interview appeared right here in Seattle Celebrity News!  about 2 years ago – has just released his latest work… which looks to be a big budget, glitzy, hollywood type thing called Stealing Las Vegas.  It should be available for streaming on Netflix, I Tunes and Amazon now

Working in Seattle on The Divine Marigolds

Here is a photo of Fransisco, in the midst of a cold outdoor evening shot, taken in West Seattle while he was up here working on The Divine Marigolds about 2 years ago, when we last spoke…  To hear his interview, taken at the time, go to:  (https://schn00dles.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/seattle-celebrity-news-7/)

(Photo by Carl Nelson)

Seattle Celebrity News!

June 8, 2012

Divine Marigolds Goes to Hollywood

 

(Editor:  Notice the green shirt.)

“Bobby Cory (a masterful pitcher) and I just pitched 11 companies on The Divine Marigolds and 8 reality tv shows (under the auspices of Evergolden Entertainment). The last company we pitched, CAA had a very positive response to Marigolds. Regardless of the outcome, I want to thank all of you who have supported this amazing journey. I could NOT have done this without your support. Mad love people, mad love. — at Roosevelt Poolside.”  – Will Phillips

Photo by Unknown

 

Travelling Expenses

May 4, 2012

Editor:  But as we re-join our actor/hero Paul Eenhoorn for the drive home… 

…His Travails Are Not Yet Over

 
Under the lid.

Driving home after a wrap, time with Ernie and Tonya,
It’s silent under the lid, the wall beckons to me, end it.
Concrete steel and speed, should do it.
… I make it out, alive, into the silent cool rain washed newness of a Seattle night.
I think of your hands, how I know them,
I think of your voice and how it soothes this pain I carry.
I think of your long beautiful legs, how the moonlight reflected off your skin.
I feel my thumb on that spot on your foot that relieved the pain of being who you are,
Bringing you close to me.
I hear that small silent sigh in my ear when you first felt us.
I experience the desolation of my life without you.
Concrete steel and speed, should do it.
Still I wait.
Copyright Paul Eenhoorn 2012

 
Photo from The Divine Marigolds TV Pilot shoot, by Carl Nelson

Travelling Expenses

May 2, 2012

Paul’s Lips are Sealed

“Just spent three and a half hours shooting a sizzle for a new TV show. Can’t say what as I signed an NDA but it was intense. A five, Yes five camera setup. Improv comments. Twelve crew, six plus two in the cast and then a To Camera without prompter to wrap it up. Am I tired you betcha!  – Paul Eenhoorn

Photo snitched from Facebook

 

 

Travelling Expenses

April 15, 2012

Editor:  Time to catch up with Paul.  Not hard, as he’s not moving very fast…

Taken on the set of The Divine Marigolds with Lorraine Montez as Ruby Marigold.

Climbing out of this mire is so hard
The past clings to my strength, trying to make me stay
To face the opposite and slip into the ease that would be death
And then there is you!
I am not sure which I want, when you cast your cloud over my heart
… I am not sure if the knife needs to be twisted, or removed
Would love win, or would I be drowned in the blood of this impasse
It’s going nowhere this debate, me, the protagonist, me, the antagonist.
I have no say, I just listen.
                                                                     – P Eenhoorn C 2012
 
Photo by Carl Nelson

Travelling Expenses

December 22, 2011

Editor’s Note:  Artistic types, I’ve found, tend to become both more enraptured and/or disgruntled with the world than most.  And, they watch TV too.

“Never trust a General wearing lots of fake medals and a silly hat.”

 

"Everybody Knows That."

“Egypt

I am an outside observer of political news. I listen to NPR; watch Lehrer and occasionally King 5 if I have a hankering for local news over dinner. I guess it is easy to have an opinion on the latest viral video, but I am not sure if I have an opinion or a new mindset over the Egyptian Army’s hatred of women.  What I saw running on a news station last night so angered me that I just had to rush into generalizations.

If these rioting rabid men in uniform are the people supposedly responsible for protecting the fragile new society of Egypt then I think this Era may be called the Arab Winter.  The savagery shown against defenseless citizens and particularly the women involved made me want to implement my Middle East tactical nuclear arms strategy. Now where did I put those nukes?

To think that this is the ancient civilization that built pyramids, created magnificent art and architecture, a civilization steeped in myth and history.  I don’t live there so I guess my opinion is not valid, except I have one now anywaNow we can see why the army was so supportive of the movement to free Egypt from its despotic leadership. The Army didn’t need to stage a coup; it just let the people do it for them, knowing there would be a vacuum it could fill with a new military dictatorship. 

There is something so terribly sick about the beating of defenseless women and the mentality displayed by the perpetrators, that it leads me to believe we were watching the underlying zeitgeist of the rulers of Egypt. Even worse is the thought that this could be a tenet of a patriarchal society that is Egypt today.  It says we hate women.

To me it seems that the people of Egypt will once again have to rise up against its unelected rulers. Hopefully those leaders responsible for promoting this war against the people will be brushed aside into the pages of ignominy where they belong. Hopefully they will build a fair, equal and just society, not a Western Style Democracy like ours which is based upon how much money and power you wield, but one that is in keeping with Egypt’s history. I pray for you Egypt, to the God of Peace, the God of Justice and the God of Equality.

P.S. Never trust General wearing lots of fake medals and a silly hat.  Everyone knows that.  – Paul

Photo by Carl Nelson

Travelling Expenses

November 26, 2011
Paul Eenhoorn as ‘Pops’ Marigold

 

PART TWO

“This is part two. The tough part…

To my family and friends.

In 2008 two contractors I sold remodels for went bankrupt owing me around $30,000 one of the companies was my employer. I spent the next year and more unemployed as a lot of us did. During that period I spent time at the Muckleshoot Casino killing time. I actually won a fair amount and banked the money.

Over the last couple of years I have had a lot of dead end job starts and now finally work for a good company in the roofing industry. For various reasons I had been personally depressed for so long that the casino was the only other place apart from film sets and writing, where I could lose my feelings of pain. The reasons for that depression is a a whole other story and I suppose it’s a part of life.

The problem is that I became a compulsive gambler. All prudence left me and all sense of awareness for my actions as well as losing touch with reality. I have wasted so much and I was so ashamed that I spent my time shooting in Reno this month figuring out a way to end it all. The Reno shoot put me up in Harrah’s Hotel Casino so you can imagine how well that went.

In the end I called the gamblers help line and they referred me to a therapist who could help me. I will figure out why I have this self defeating behavior that is killing me. This addiction has destroyed my marriage as Stephanie can’t trust me after this, It has hurt my family, It has harmed my friends and screwed my reputation. It is so hard to explain this addiction that is so effectively destructive.

I am not looking for pity, I am looking for a place to start rebuilding, a reason to keep going. I am so sorry!” – Paul

Photo by Carl Nelson

Travelling Expenses

November 25, 2011

Editor’s Note:  Paul Eenhoorn is a quite noted/respected  actor about town and has a lot of varied experience to offer us.  He also writes quite well.  He’s suffered a few setbacks of late which he shared on Facebook.  Experiences he has written about with poignancy.  Which are unique – and also quite familiar, more or lessto the mass of us laboring in the Arts.  So I invited him to write a bit more about it here: about real life in the Arts.  My provisional title for Paul’s Column comes from the poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky:

“Citizen!

Consider my travelling expenses:

Poetry –

all of it –

is a journey to the Unknown.”

Paul Eenhoorn Playing “Pops” Marigold for TV

PART ONE 

“Back from Two weeks shooting in Reno!! It was a tough but rewarding shoot. Spent the two weeks depressed mostly.

I run on cash flow as being unemployed or underemployed over the past three years has cost us dearly. I really thought more money would be in by now from my new found sales job.

This year started auspiciously when Steph spent ten days in Overlake over Christmas with a spinal infection which we thought was a pulled muscle. By the time we got her to Overlake the doctors had a hard time controlling a blood infection. She was in really bad shape. Then there were the antibiotic transfusions for the next three months. Needless too say this all set us back even though we were insured. Also in the last year as a result of this recession we nearly lost our home and were lucky to get a loan modification.

I was talking to a close friend yesterday who has been through life and he said I should tell people about my life. I am not looking for sympathy I am in this situation and that’s all it is.

Also in the last year I shot four feature films, a TV pilot, various corporate shoots, a web show, a handful of shorts. For all that work I have earned $3000.00 most of it from corporate shoots. For that I have made myself available for friends who needed me and framed my life to accommodate the industry in Seattle. No wonder Steph looks at me and presumes me insane. My thoughts of ending this life had became so overpowering that I take anti depressants to help keep me up. It’s really hard to know you have what it takes, (based upon the feedback of others), chase the goal, frame your life to accommodate it and still try to make some sort of living in a recession. I know there are others in this place I am in who have similar pain; they have shared it with me.

I drive a beaten up Ford Windstar because I own it and it keeps running. Oh yeah I am really enjoying the fruits of my labor. I can’t even pay my phone bill, boy am I stupid.

Then there was the 55 days of the campaign on Room 13 full time at insane hours that netted me a princely sum and a whole lot of stress that I am still carrying.

I have a handful of friends that I know are my friends people like Ricco, Ross, Ernie, Richard, Andy, Becka, Aria, who actually call me on their old fashioned Cell Phone, just to say Hi, not because they want anything. Yet there are people I have done work for (unpaid of course) who won’t even return a phone call. I have a lot of shortcomings and I work on them daily. I might be stupid, imprudent, and too optimistic, with bad habits, but i try to stay loyal to friends.

To everyone who has helped Room 13 thanks. I love you all , all of you in this town who work against odds that a blind man could see are insurmountable; yet away we toil. Someone show me a brick wall that I can beat my head against. I obviously love pain.”  – Paul

Photo by Carl Nelson

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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