Interview with Director Tony Zierra, Actor Chad Lindberg, Producer Elizabeth Yoffee about the documentary My Big Break
My Big Break- Filmed over ten years, this controversial documentary follows five roommates trying to make it in Hollywood who face the unexpected consequences of fame.
When Tony Zierra, an aspiring filmmaker with no money, stars or crew, resorts to filming the lives of his four struggling actor roommates, he never imagines the incredible twists of fate he would end up capturing on camera. Things take an amazing turn when three of the actors, Brad Rowe (Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, Shelter), Chad Lindberg (October Sky, The Fast And The Furious) and Wes Bentley (American Beauty, The Hunger Games) defy astronomical odds and quickly hit it big. Meanwhile, the fourth actor, Greg Fawcett, is nearly driven insane watching the others get rich, famous and showered with attention.
It doesn't take long for the unsettling reality of stardom to set in. Lindberg's hope of becoming a leading man is crushed when he’s repeatedly told he isn’t good-looking enough; Rowe ends up typecast as a pretty boy and can't break past his uncanny resemblance to Brad Pitt; while Bentley, who has the most explosive career launch in decades, is quickly pulled into the darker side of the L.A. lifestyle. As the actors deal with life in the public eye and the ever-present threat of failure, Zierra struggles with constant obstacles while he tries to complete his film - including being scrutinized and blocked by the actors' nervous agents. Ultimately, the roommates find themselves in a spiral of disillusionment and frustration as they learn the hard way that the Hollywood Dream is built on the bottom line.
From a unique vantage point, My Big Break explores what it's really like to become famous. It's an unflinching look at the struggle for success, the high of making it and ultimately the pain of losing it
The Entertainment Corner's Interview with Illustrator and Author Rich Arons.
Rich Arons is a distinguished and accomplished artist, working in the Animation industry since 1978. He has written and illustrated a series of children's books about "TURBIE THE TURTLE-DUCK," being published by Hound Comics. Each of the TURBIE books illustrations is a fully realized work, painted in Rich’s unique style. These are fanciful tails about the comical and at times dramatic adventures of a young boy and his unusual flying pet.
Trained in classical drawing, he studied animation and earned his degree at the Disney school at the California Institute of the Arts, under several great Disney artists of animation's golden era.
As a founding member of Gang of Seven Animation, Rich has directed dozens of TV shows, commercials and has co-directed the CGI feature film, “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.”
Rich developed, directed and produced hundreds of television cartoons for Steven Spielberg including such hits as "Tiny Toon Adventures", "Animaniacs", "Freakazoid!" and "Toonsylvania", winning 2 Emmy awards, a George Foster Peabody award and a Cartoons on the Bay award. He's also written songs for several memorable musical cartoons he directed.
Rich has also worked on story for several major feature films, in both traditional and CG animation styles. He has co-directed the CG feature film “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.” He story directed on Warner Brothers' Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny and has helped story develop Twentieth Century Fox's Ice Age as well as computer animated for Steven Spielberg's production of Casper The Motion Picture.
His Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/richarons has original cartoons such as his ‘Binky and Little Treezer Series” as well as his “Birthday Happy to you” Cartoon greeting cards.
Member National Cartoonists Society
The Entertainment Corner's Interview with Brimstone, Founder/Publisher of Hound Comics, Inc.
Brimstone is the Founder/Publisher of Hound Comics, Inc. Brimstone is also an actor, author, philanthropist, and former American professional wrestler.
The Borderhounds is a comic book based heavily on Brimstone’s character. The Borderhounds is the brainchild of Brimstone himself and close friend Marcello Carnevali.
The Hound Comics brand covers the main series, a spin-off, an animated series, an PSN/XBLA game, a fighting game for mobile platforms, an upcoming action figure, a spin-off series for kids, a chicken cookbook inspired by one of the characters from the main series, and a product line form Eastsport.
The Entertainment Corner's Interview With Illustrator, Colorist, Creator Ozzie Martin.
With a childhood firmly rooted throughout the Golden Age of the 70's and 80's cartoon frenzy, Ozzie Martin has always been a devoted disciple of all things 2D and animated. During his early years he was introduced to the outlawed art of Graffiti, where he was also exposed to the inspiring works of his first idol, the late great underground comic book artist "Vaughn Bode", and his comic series "Cheech Wizard". An obsessive passion for all things cartoony