GTO 3987 on Mulholland

GTO 3987 on Mulholland

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Dearly Departed poster

This is the poster for my my newest feature film project The Dearly Departed, a Woody Allen-esque ensemble comedy dealing with the aftermath of the passing of a family matriarch and the proliferation of schemes and conniving plots on the part of family members as well as a ragtag group of total strangers.

Dealing with the ensemble of disparate characters reminds me of shooting Clip Joint back in the day...

Friday, August 18, 2017

Clip Joint: "The Brown Derby"

An excerpt from another episode of my Clip Joint TV series featuring J.T. Grimm, Sir Arthur, Eva, Sean Mitchell, Kevin Courtright, Teddy Carey, Wesley Harris, Kathi Carey, Duke Maltin, Chris & The Clip Joint Players.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Clip Joint: "There's no business like show business!"

An excerpt from another episode of my TV series Clip Joint featuring: Duke Maltin, Sean Mitchell, Morgan Mitchell, J.T.Grimm, Eva, Teddy Carey, Kevin Courtright, Wandah Kay, Ben Domino, Kathi Carey, Wesley Harris, Tanya, Lea Lashaway & The Clip Joint Players.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Clip Joint: "Sunset Plaza Drive"

Excerpts from another episode of Clip Joint featuring Duke Maltin, Sean Mitchell, Eric Kritlow, Morgan Mitchell, Kathi Carey, Eva, Larry Butler, J.T. Grimm, Tim Schoenberg & The Clip Joint Players. Sadly, I've lost track of some cast member names who were part of my rep company at the time some 15 years ago...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Clip Joint: Sean, Eric, Dean, Donna, Kevin & Duke

This is an excerpt from my Clip Joint TV series featuring Sean Mitchell, Eric Kritlow, Dean Rudenauer, Donna Cherry, Kevin Courtright.& Duke Maltin.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Clip Joint: "I know that you know..."

Thanks to Kathi Carey who unearthed eight Clip Joint episode masters and digitized them, they can now be seen--I'd forgotten about so many of these segments!

This segment came about because J.T. lost his voice one evening--I'll let him tell it. I regret to say I can't recall the name of the actress in the scene.

"Stephen taught us to take whatever situations that others might label 'big problems' or 'disasters' and work them into the narrative so that the project would ALWAYS finish on time and with story-line integrity.

One of my favorite moments occurred on a cold January afternoon. A mild throat irritation escalated to a SEVERE case of laryngitis on my way to the studio. I arrived on set without a voice. Stephen was directing the show and took my condition in stride. 'This is not a problem,' he said and promptly adjusted the scene so that whispered dialogue became the new and essential ingredient of our action. No one seeing that scene today would suspect that I couldn't speak.

We who had the privilege of being a part of the New Hollywood System left with invaluable tools for use in film and television as well as the consummate professional's attitude and capability. We could put a finished film together in a week or a full half-hour for television in a day. It was exhilarating, enriching, enlightening and ennobling."

J.T. Grimm. Actor/Writer

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Dearly Departed and CosmoBiz Magazine

CosmoBiz Magazine features an article in its current edition on cast member Joy White who wears a wig by Bella Crown as her character 'Raylene' in our movie The Dearly Departed.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Person-to-Person: "Behind the Scenes Time Out"

A bit of fun setting up a shot this evening for Person-to-Person with Antoinette Greene, Pry'ce Jaymes and Jaymes Young...

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Person-to-Person: "1st date"

We welcome Kristine Letschin to the cast of Person-to-Person seen here with Antoinette Greene...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Dearly Departed: "Behind the scenes" (family lunch)

The Dearly Departed: "Behind the scenes" (family lunch) with Tom Maseth, Katrina Wiskup and Debbie Anderson Hartner with special thanks to Pry'ce Jaymes and Jaymes Young--locations by Joy White...

First you set the blocking and marks, then you shoot the scene...