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Friday, March 29, 2013

THE LYONS DEN: Episode 3.19 - "Watch Me, Watch You, Watch Him"

Ryan's jealousy becomes visible; meanwhile, Sherrí's cousin moves back to Augusta which may cause some confusion among the circle.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Be sure to watch episode 6 of Not by CHOICE this Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ www.youtube.com/user/notbychoiceseries.

Does Dave finally land a good job when he meets a beautiful Ad Executive???

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden: Q&A - "OJBG Worldwide"

A few weeks ago, Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden creator Otessa Ghadar invited the cast and fans of OJBG to the Artisphere to premier the final episodes of the series, as well as hold a Q&A with the audience. Here, Otessa answers why she thinks OJBG has found such a large scale global audience outside of Washington DC.

Telly, LA Web Festival, and Webby honoree award winning teen web series following the lives of 18 kids as they grow up and get down in grunge-era Washington DC.
"The bad things we do. The things we get caught for--and how they are never the same.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

♥GET YOUR GH ON... Rivalries, Adventure & Returns...

There has been so much going on as General Hospital speeds towards its' 50th Anniversary, I felt the need to update you, so here's the scoop...

First, there have been lots of exits over the past couple of months- Scott Reeves who began in October 2009 taking over the role of Steven Lars Weber was let go and his character sent off to prison for the murder he facilitated years ago.  At this point Robin Mattson has been hauled off to a mental institution after taking the rap for Todd's part in the baby switching fiasco- no more STEVEN LARS virtual tequila and BLT's! Will miss her ALOT!  We learned 2 weeks ago that our Hot Johnny Brandon Barash is leaving after 7 years and the biggest upset was hearing Julie Marie Berman wanted out as well, with her final scenes airing March 22nd.  

This afternoon news broke that Lindsey Morgan, who took over the role of Kristina Davis after Lexi Ainsworth was let go, is out!  She posted this on her Facebook page:    

"It is with a heavy heart I have to announce that my time at Port Charles has come to an end. I’m not sure where Kristina is headed next but it was a beyond amazing opportunity to portray her…be part of the Davis Girls…have the Corinthos’ passion and temper run though my veins and to witness history being made on this momentous show! I learned so much and am so grateful for the friendships I’ve made and experiences I’ve had. GH will always have a special place in my heart and I cannot thank y’all enough for tuning in loyally to watch me live my dream. But more importantly, THANK Y’ALL for your endless love, letters, support, encouragement, kind words, even the little hello’s or a sweet smiley face…that love kept me going when I had difficulty navigating through Kristina’s and my own journey this past year. Whenever I felt lost, I never truly felt alone and for that, I am eternally gratefully. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for your love.  Thank you. Now keep watching GH!! The Nurses’ Ball is mere days away!!   All my love and see you on the next adventure,  xoxo   Lindsey"

What does this mean?  Will Lexi Ainsworth get a recurring contract and return?  The actress is currently filming a pilot called Westend, a Romeo &amp; Juliet-esq show that would be on ABC, however she won't know if it will get picked up until end of May.  Could this leave the door open for Lexi to return for a short time?  It all remains to be seen.   

All of us on RHeart wish Lindsey the best of luck in the future.  I met her during last years' Fan Club Weekend and she is such a sweet person, excited to have been on GH.  Both her and Erik Valdez (ex-Trey) are very down-to-earth and I had a fun chatting with them on RHeart.  

Last year when One Life To Live transplants Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Kris Alderson were integrated into the General Hospital canvass, fans were mixed about it.  Fast forward to a year later- fans were in an uproar when they heard they were headed back to Llanview for the OLTL revival and Prospect Park refused to release ownership of the characters John McBain, Todd and Star Manning.  The actors themselves are contracted with ABC, who paid Prospect Park to utilize the characters on General Hospital.  However when Jeff Kwatinez and Frank Rich finally got the backing for The Online Network to produce All My Children and One Life To Live on the web, they reclaimed

ownership.  Both Roger and Kris have returned for a short stint in Llanview as a thank you to fans, which is slated to air 12:00pm (ET) April 29th, exclusively on HULU.  Michael Easton did not go back that I know of and on February 8 he posted a picture of McBain's boots on his Facebook page, "In case this is the last time...thank you for letting me walk in your shoes."  On March 25th  word came down that ABC decided not to pursue the fight to keep the names of the characters and announced the trio will return to General Hospital as new characters.  I have no doubt it'll be an interesting transition with talented Ron Carlivati at the helm.  While there are lots of rumors, there has been nothing to substantiate any of them but I will keep you posted when I hear directly from ABC as to what characters they will play.

As the show inches closer to its' 50th Anniversary, we have seen the return of a lot of fan favorites, including Jack Wagner, Kristina Wagner, Ian Buchanan, Tristan Rogers, Anders Hove, Constance Towers, Genie Francis, Tyler Christopher, Jackie Zeman, Lynn Herring and Jon Lindstrom.  The veterans are back in full force and more are coming this week!  Ingo Rademacher returns as Jax with Vanessa Marcil in tow.  Rachel Ames, Stuart Damon, Chris Robinson, Rick Springfield and crazy enough, Richard Simmons!  But that's not all!  Apparently there is a HUGE surprise return coming that the cast and crew have been sworn to keep secret during a covert operation briefing.  I've learned that my favorite hottie Nathan Parsons was on set for a 2-day shoot with rumors abound that Ethan has been brainwashed by Helena and will ultimately pay the price with his life when he saves Luke and Laura.  This will be a sad moment for me but I'm glad to see him on GH one last time.

The Nurses' Ball begins March 29th and will run through April 2nd.  Look for a lot of fun performances by Jack Wagner (slated to sing Lady of My Heart), Rick Springfield (slated to sing Jesse's Girl), Sonya Eddy (Epiphany), Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) and Marc Samuel (Felix).  Another exciting performance will be Kelly Monaco with her Dancing With The Stars partner Val Chmerkovskiy, who came in 3rd last season.  Liz and AJ are set to perform, as well as Patrick and little Emma.  Will Patrick finally spill the beans and tell Sabrina he has feelings for her despite her attempts to move on in a new romance with PC's own 'Magic Milo'?  I hope so! While I'm a HUGE Scrubs fan, it is my understanding Kimberly is not returning any time soon on a permanent basis and Jason Thompson told fans at a recent fan event he signed for another year on GH.  If Patrick and Sabrina do get together, Britch and her mother Dr. Olbrecht have hatched a plan against both of them...I just hope it doesn't drag out for very long like the Lisa Niles storyline.  

As Port Chuck residents begin to rehearse under Lucy's watchful eyes, lots of drama is going on elsewhere in town as Anna, Dante, Luke, Laura continue their search for Lulu.  Another location shoot chock full of  helicopters and shootings are bringing vintage adventure back to the show that began the trend!  What will the search team find at the Haunted Star?  It'll be an unexpected surprise and I have a feeling, Ethan OR Lucky could be under Helena's control! What does this mean?  Stay tuned...

With so many returns, a kick ass storyline and vintage GH this week is one not to be missed!  Special thanks to Executive Producer Frank Valentini, Head Writer Ron Carlivati for their amazing talent, as well as vision for the show and ABC for supporting General Hospital for 50 years!

*In honor of GH's 50th Anniversary, RHeart is holding a fundraiser to raise money for The Foundation For AIDS Research, the charity partnered with ABC for this years' Nurses' Ball!  Bid on autographed items and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to this worthy cause!  

Items for bidAIDS Research Fundraiser

*Don't miss SoapNet's tribute to the 50th Anniversary as they launch the best of General Hospital by airing 50 of the best episodes!  It begins March 29th and runs to April 1st.  Here is a breakdown of the episodes to be aired:  SoapNet's GH 50th Marathon Schedule

*Be sure to check in on GetGlue for limited time 50th Anniversary stickers and use hashtag #GH50 to share your favorite moments of General Hospital!

*RHeart has been doing a special tribute series since September and our finale is set for April 10th at 10pm (ET) w/Special Guest: John Beradino, Jr.!  We'll chat with him about his father's legacy, what it was like growing up with such a famous dad and hear some great behind-the-scenes stories!  

Link: Salute to GH 50th Anniversary Tribute Finale

*If you missed any of our tribute shows, you can listen to all of them on iTunes or at this link:

Salute to General Hospital's 50th Anniversary Tribute Series

*RHeart will have the honor of chatting with veteran Jon Lindstrom (Kevin Collins) tomorrow (3/27) at 10pm (ET).  We'll find about his years on GH, Port Charles and his return, as well as several projects he has coming up!  Link: RHeart Chats w/Jon Lindstrom

Meet the Mayfarers: Ep. 2.03 - "Family Planning"

Nick and Isobel begin to plan their future together – much to the dismay of Nick.
“Meet the Mayfarers” is a comedy about an estranged, dysfunctional family who is forced to live together for one year in order to get their grandfather’s massive inheritance.

Democracy Now: Understanding the Mondragon Worker Cooperative Corporation in Spain’s Basque Country

Watch a 2012 interview Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman did with Mikel Lezamiz, director of Cooperative Dissemination at the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation in Spain’s Basque Country. He described how the project relies on a participatory model in which the workers are the cooperative’s members.

Monday, March 25, 2013

My Ruined Life: IV. Four's Company

My Ruined Life: an original, comedy Web series starring Brian Cowden, Nathan Holt, Kristen Egermeier and Greg Bailey. Friends Brian and Nate relax on various city benches after work, discussing theories about their "ruined" lives. Maybe one day they will decide on one of them and move along.

My Ruined Life was recently named BEST WEB SERIES SHOT IN PHILLY & AUDIENCE FAVORITE (WEB SERIES) by FirstGlance Film Festival 2012 (Philadelphia).

Season 1, in its entirety, is available online now. Season 2 runs throughout this winter/spring with new episodes posted almost every Sunday evening. Follow MY RUINED LIFE on Facebook & Twitter for more laughs as new episodes are released.

My Ruined Life: Life is full of theories and benches. When your life is ruined, you sit on a lot of them.


Laps: Video Journal - Nick, Rachae & Home Depot

In this week's video journal, Chad talks with co-star Rachae Thomas and supporting actor Nick Endres of Laps. We discuss beginning as an actor, Rachae's national TV spot and the nitty gritty of who Nick will be playing in season 2 of Laps!

Laps is an original iPhone series about a cigar smoking over-eater desperate for a change in his life.

5 Ways To Attract Talented Collaborators To Your Web Series Project

You can write the most brilliant script for a web series, but without a cast and crew to bring that script to life, the document means very little on paper, or on your computer’s hard drive.

Below I list 5 ways to attract collaborators and partners to your web series projects.

1. Discovery – You must first search and find the cast and crew members needed. Your pre and post production members can work remotely, but you need your cast and crew to be together on location. Be sure to network in your local film community. Connect with local people online via social networks, and it is key to get out to local events where you can meet people face to face. Spidvid is a useful site where you can connect, collaborate, create web series content with both local and remote members.

2. Sell them – Once you have built up some initial interest you then have to convince individuals why they should invest their time and talent into your web series project. Money always talks but more often than not I’m seeing that money isn’t always the top choice if the individual is a big talent who wants to work on something they believe in, can fully get behind, and are passionate about.

3. Compensation besides cash – As I mentioned above, money isn’t always the most important thing to attract an individual to a web series. Perhaps the most powerful way to really get the best out of someone else is offer them a vested stake in your project. It can be a simple partnership agreement where they will be given credit, content equity, and perhaps financial compensation if the web series brings in revenues through advertising or sponsorship.

4. Interests and topics – If you enjoy making cooking videos then you would likely prefer a video editor on your team that’s big on cooking, versus one that eats out all time and could care less about the art and process of cooking. Find the talent you need, but also be on the lookout for matching interests as well because your end product will be of a higher quality if personal interests align and mesh well together. You will feel the love, and so will your web series!

5. Long term relationships – Once you have collaborated with someone else you get a feel for how they go about the video production process. Everyone manages every aspect of a project differently, so it can be a bit time consuming at first to learn how to move things forward, and manage things to completion. Once an episode gets successfully completed though, then there is a general sense for how the next episode can be done more efficiently and effectively.

Do you have a 6th way to attract valuable collaborators to a web series project? The comments are yours below!

UAREHERE : Using Alternate Reality Environments to Help Enrich Research Efforts

IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) is soliciting responses to this RFI in order to assess the extent to which Alternate Reality Environments (AREs), such as Alternate Reality Games (ARGs), may provide capabilities that allow for high-quality, externally valid social, behavioral and psychological research in near-realworld contexts.


U.S. Spies Want to Play Alternate-Reality Games (For Work, They Swear)

The agency also makes a quick reference in the request to this WIRED article about Conspiracy for Good, an ARG developed by TV show Heroes‘ creator Tim Kring. 


My Open Response to IARPA’S RFI UAREHERE 

While there has been a push from some governmental bodies to legally lie to its citizens by releasing misinformation and propaganda, I would like to caution any governmental agency against creating any ARG like hoax in the public sphere for research purposes


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FlashCast 84 - Tainted Kidney

Hello, and welcome to FlashCast 84. Prepare yourself for: Rabies transplants, prison escapes, nipple clamp sales, Nazis, the Gorn, and Joe Monk.

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Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – three to ten minutes of fiction brought to you Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. FlashCast is its sister magazine-style chat show covering pulpy topics.

Kids React To Grumpy Cat

Aperture R&D Ep2

Zoochosis: "Case 9: Celebration" (Finale)

The Eevee Song: A Pokemon Jazz Number (Feat. Dodger)

My Ghost Sister & Me Season 3 Episode 3 "A Visit From The Past"

An old friend from Susan's past comes looking for her in need of help, but can she help the ghost settle his unfinished business and find peace?








Democracy Now: James Steele: America's Mystery Man in Iraq

WikiLeaks Iraq War Logs "Gave Journalists Like Me" Critical Material For U.S

Watch the full interview with Maggie O'Kane on Democracy Now! at http://bit.ly/ZZEYyd. Maggie O'Kane, executive producer of "James Steele: America's Mystery Man in Iraq," describes the significance of classified Iraq War-related documents released by WikiLeaks in 2010 and explains that they provided the foundation for the new exposé by The Guardian-BBC Arabic.

"It wouldn't have happened without the WikiLeaks documents," O'Kane says. It "gave journalists like me and other investigative journalists the basis of something to work on." To see extensive clips from her documentary, visit http://bit.ly/ZZEYyd.

BBC-Guardian Exposé Uses WikiLeaks to Link Iraq Torture Centers to U.S. Col. Steele & Gen. Petraeus


Cuentizun's Book

In the magical island, technicolor butterflies dance around palms and fishes sing love songs to the clouds. Near the beach, in a cabin, lives the writer.

One morning, teacher Claudia visited him. She gave him grapes, butifarras, chontaduros, carimañolas and mangoes. She told him she was looking for a story book for her students, a good book, filled with many adventures, fantasies and virtues​​.

The writer gave her Cuentizun's book.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Shotgun Mythos Update: Cause to Celebrate!!

After weeks of trials and tribulations, a great week and cause to celebrate!  And we wanted to share with our friends on Web Series Today!

As I have posted on here previously, we have had an ongoing comedy of errors, with cast dropping out at the last minute, doing rewrites on the set, schedules being thrown into the blender due to weather, flu season and family dramas.  We have had to improvise props, sets and think on our feet.  But it is all part of the game when working on a no-budget production.  

This week, however, things have started to swing back in our favor...(I guess those Fates realized we were not going to be intimidated by adversity and decided it was time to throw us a bone, or a steak!)

Cause to Celebrate #1:  3 hours of completed video.  We realized this week that we have released over 3 hours of creative content so far.  There is a lot more to come, but we were thrilled to realize that we have provided that much content thus far!

Cause to Celebrate #2:  A productive weekend of shooting.  Saturday was a beautiful thing.  And experienced stage actors are amazing.  We filmed from 11am-7pm yesterday, completing 20 pages of the script!  That is an extraordinary amount of work, and our cast delivered outstanding performances.  Today was another great day, with 4 scenes with a newly recast character who brought some humor to the role, and a couple of fight sequences.  Overall, 14 scenes shot in 2 days. Which almost catches us up from the disasters of the past few weeks.  So a special thanks to Marcus Lawrence, Steven Matos, Monique Gaw, Julian Gordon, Lindsay Day, Brandon Wheeler, Zoe Gaige, Gary Cramer and Chris Shoemaker.  You guys all came ready to work, and are heroes in my book!

Cause to Celebrate #3:  New Fans!  In addition to being the lead in the series, Marcus Lawrence also has a band, which had a performance last night.  While at the concert, he met some fans of the show.  They came up to talk to him about the series, asking questions about what was coming up and discussing some of the details of the series.  We release new episodes weekly, and on the 4th week release an "As it was written" episode, which plays like a TV show.  These fans make a party of it on that 4th week, getting together to watch the new full episode on their TV!  And that's pretty cool.  

Cause to Celebrate #4:  Leaving no-budget status behind.  After a year of work, we have gotten an investor who likes the story, loves our cast, and appreciates our dedication and sheer bloody-minded stubbornness.  He has committed to providing us with a budget which will upgrade our equipment and improve our production quality, as well as a marketing budget to help us promote the show.  So while we are wrapping up production on Season 1, we are looking forward to the increased production value that we now know will come with Season 2. 

Moral of the story:  Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.

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