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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Interview with Fantasy Author and Publisher Matthew Vossler

Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting author and Spiritual publisher, Matthew Vossler at its new time 7 pm eastern as he talks about his work as an the publishing industry as both an author and publisher.

Encouraged by his grade-school teachers and then university professors, Matthew Vossler has been writing fiction and non-fiction from an early age. He has written for several e-zines, blogs and news publications, including Green Egg e-Zine, and has been involved in the writing and production of an award winning film and video.

Matthew’s new novel, Dream Crossing is a young adult fantasy set in the world of Lastra. It is the first in a planned series. Matthew is also the author of Jedi Manual Basic, Introduction to Jedi Knighthood., Astrology in Depth, and producer of the Astrology in Depth Video Lessons.

Says Mr. Vossler, “I love the creative process and writing of all kinds, poetry, prose, non-fiction; it’s what makes life good for me.”

Between his duties of running a non-profit corporation for fathers, founding and running the publishing company, Dreamz-Work Productions, and teaching cosmology at The Grey School of Wizardry, Matthew has earned an MBA and raises his two children.

Mr. Vossler lives in Maryland, USA with his family and their cat.

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on December 19 at 7 pm eastern to learn more about publishing and magic from Matthew Vossler. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Learn How to Life an Extraordinary Life During These Challenging Times



Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting author and intuitive, Dannion Brinkley on December 12, 2010 at its new time 7 pm eastern as he talks about rapidly changing energy and the challenges for 2011. He will also be doing mini intuitive readings for those who call in.

Dannion and Kathryn Brinkley are best selling authors, spiritual teachers, and intuitives who have both survived near-death experiences. As Dannion's New York Times bestseller, Saved by the Light, was being published and made into the most successful made-for-television movie of all time (by the Fox Network), Kathryn was busy leaving her own footprint in the literary world as the author of Jewels for the Soul: Spiritual Reflections for the Heart and Soul. At the same time, she was enjoying a cutting edge career as a journalist with the very popular column, "Conversations with Kathryn" where she dedicated her interviews to the global spiritual views of world leaders in the higher consciousness movement. Later Kathryn produced, and co-hosted, a radio show designed around those provocative, groundbreaking interviews. It was during that time, circa 1994, that Kathryn scheduled an interview with Dannion to promote his brand new book, Saved by the Light. The couple now refers to that interview as their “cosmic date with destiny” for it ultimately led to their marriage. Although this was Dannion's first marriage, after fifty years of bachelorhood, he enthusiastically accepted the responsibility of step-parenting Kathryn's six children. Dannion readily admits that nothing he has ever experienced before in his life compares to the sheer joy and satisfaction he derives from being a devoted husband and father.

Dannion and Kathryn share a great and mutual love of travel to the Earth's most sacred spots. Since 2004, they have enjoyed leading spiritual journeys, throughout Mexico, in search of the ancient wisdom and answers to the mystery of the Mayan Calendar. Through Quantum Multimedia Productions (www.qmplv.com) - a company owned by Kathryn, and her daughter, Elizabeth Mathisen- Dannion and Kathryn have hosted highly successful online tele-series' dedicated to sharing with the world the galactic understanding of the Maya.

In 2004, Kathryn and Dannion co-authored and self-published, The Secrets of the Light: Seven Strategies to Empower Your Life…Here and in the Hereafter. In 2008, Harper One (a division of Harper Collins) published a revised and expanded version of this book. At that time, Harper One changed the title to, The Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven. In this amazing volume, Kathryn and Dannion outline their Four-fold Path to Power, as well as the Seven Lessons of Wisdom gleaned from the perfection of the afterlife. Secrets of the Light is undoubtedly a spiritual manual for living outside the box, in a realm of celestial consciousness, while still maintaining physical reality in the new millennium. Secrets actually gifts its readers with Divine inspiration to experience an effortlessly serene consciousness of love, both here and in the Hereafter.

Kathryn Brinkley is also the accomplished publisher of the online periodical, Kinetics : A Magazine for Spiritual Sustainability (www.kineticsmag.com). This remarkable publication is filled to the absolute brim with regular columns and exclusive features written to promote green living, encourage a more peaceful worldview perspective, enlighten humanity of our extra-planetary coalition, as well as promoting the embrace of an ever-expanding and unconditional spiritual consciousness.

Each day of their lives, Kathryn and Dannion work ceaselessly to champion the virtues of ethical consciousness in daily life. In addition to their writing, lectures, workshops, radio and television appearance, they dedicate countless hours each month to their national non-profit organization, The Twilight Brigade. Over the past thirteen years, The Twilight Brigade has trained nearly 6,000 volunteers to be loving, listening angels at the bedside of our nation’s wounded and dying veterans. Dannion has personally accrued more than 26,000 volunteer hours at the bedside nd Kathryn is the president of the organization. Together, Dannion and Kathryn Brinkley are undaunted in their fierce commitment to creating a higher consciousness of support , understanding and natural acceptance for the circle of life, which lovingly includes the celebration of birth as well as the celebration of transition from this world into the next. The Brinkleys truly believe that the empowering practice of daily spiritual perspectives are the cornerstone of living the ordinary life in the most extraordinary of ways, on both this and the other side of the veil.

Kathryn and Dannion share more of their amazing lives and current even on their site at http://www.dannion.com/.

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on December 12 at 7:00 pm eastern to learn more about what to expect from the coming year and to receive insight from Dannion Brinkley. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Gift ~ Pure Michigan ~ Hot Air Balloon Ride



http://www.PureMichiganBalloon.com This Christmas give a gift they'll never forget! A hot air balloon ride from Westwind Balloon Company! Hot air balloon flights over Michigan are world renowned offering photographers a panoramic platform to capture the stunning beauty of our great state. Fly over the lakes and woods of Kensington Park or Island Lake State Park in Milford and Brighton Balloon flights make memorable gifts and are bucket list items for many. It's a terrific group gift or gift for the boss, sweet heart and a balloon flight is the perfect unforgettable Christmas present. Hot air balloon rides in Michigan are available from May thru October. Visit: www.WestwindCos.Com/balloon or call 734-667-2098. Gift certificates available. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or checks are accepted.

Company: Westwind Balloon Company

Website: www.WestWindCos.com/Balloon

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Truth about Earth Based Religions



Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting author and documentary producer Margot Adler on December 5, 2010 at its new time 7 pm eastern as she talks about the Earth Based religions and her new book on vampires.

Margot Adler is a NPR correspondent based in NPR's New York Bureau. Her reports can be heard regularly on All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, Adler went on to earn a Master of Science degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York in 1970. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1982

Margot Adler has been involved in earth based spirituality and Wicca since 1971. Although she now considers her self an eclectic Pagan, she was trained in the Welsh and Gardnerian Wiccan traditions, and led a Gardnerian Coven five years. She is the author of Drawing Down the Moon, the classic study of Paganism, Wicca and Goddess spirituality, as well as Heretic’s Heart, a 1960’s memoir. She lectures widely on Paganism, and leads workshops in chanting and ritual.

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on December 5 at 7:00 pm eastern to learn more about Earth Based religions and reasons behind the new popularity of vampires from Margot Adler.. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rock and Load Founder Dan Shafer






Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting singer/song writer, Dan Shafer November 21, 2010 at its new time 7 pm eastern as he talks about his amazing career, the changes in the music industry and his new project “Rock and Load.”

Dan became lead vocalist for the group Mercenary on Portrait Records. Here he worked with Rusty Daddio of Ronnie James Dio and Richie Blackmore. Dan’s experience as a premier vocalist continued throughout the 1980s with stints as lead vocalist for the group Orphan on Polygram Records and singer/songwriter with the group Face the Music, working with Jerry Love at Paramount/Famous Music. Dan’s vocal talents soon began to be sought out for commercial work and in the early 1990s Dan’s list of successful commercial work began. This list includes Seagram Wine Cooler for HB&B, working with producer Cheryl Smith, Transformers (Robots in Disguise), Space Marines from Aliens III, and hundreds of television/radio commercials including Revlon, Pizza Hut, Tetley Tea, AT&T, Matchbox, and BC Powder. During this time Dan also started producing vocals, arranging and executing background vocals for a variety of producers and artists, also doing voice-over work for SEM&M in New York City.

In 1996 Dan’s career expanded. After relocating to Nashville, Tennessee he started producing, arranging and executing solo vocals including background vocals for Chuck Howard, Byron Gallimore, Stuart Harris, and John Berry. His roots as a vocalist still continued working with Bucket Colwell of Bad Company, singing with the group Public Witness and on a host of jingles for Coors Lite, BC Powder in Nashville, Chicago and New York City.

In 1998, Dan started a production/development company with the goal of helping artists and/or producers not only with tracks, but focusing on Vocal Production . Dan produced, arranged and wrote seven songs on the Salt record *Satisfied“. The single "Get Back" went to 13 R&R charts Dec 2001, and the single "Satisfied" went to 20.

Currently Dan is writing with, and has written with, Kim Trible, Bill Cuomo ("Oh Sherrie" for Steve Perry), Beeb Birtles (Little River Band), Rachel Williams, Brian Williams, Bill & Will Champlin (Sons Of Champlin, the group Chicago), Joie Scott, Hilary Williams, Gary Hannan, Hollie Jett, Fidel Fernandez, J.R. Brown, Michael Tait (DC Talk), Brett Cartwright (Foghat), Jane Bach, Andrea Pearson, Elishia Hoffman, Memarie, Bonnie Swayze, Minnie Murphy, Trini Triggs, Lance Miller, Tommy Barns, Tony Stampley, Lisa Shaffer, Trenna Barnes, Stacy Widelitz ("She's Like The Wind" for Dirty Dancing), Ashley Bowers, etc... The Journey Continues!!!

Dan Shafer's websites are www.RockandLoadMusic.com and www.MySpace.com/DanShafer

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on November 21 at 7:00 pm eastern to learn more about the music industry from Dan Shafer. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Interview with Author and Army Veteran Lee Kelly











Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting author and Army Veteran, Lee Kelly on November 14, 2010 at its new time 7 pm eastern.

A native of New Orleans, Lee Kelley is an award-winning author and ghostwriter. He owns and operates Desert Sun Writing, offering professional and creative writing services to clients around the world. Lee is also a former Army Captain and an Iraq war vet. He now resides in southern Utah, raising his two wonderful children and working on his first novel.

In his book, "Fire in the Night: Creative Essays from an Iraq War Vet”, won American Author's Association 2009 Golden Quill Award (military essay) and was the first runner up, Military Writer's Society of America (MWSA) 2009 Book of the Year Award (non-fiction). In addition, Kelly wrote he Authorized Biography of Brigadier General Richard (Dick) Fisher, which won honorable mention, MWSA Book of the Year Award (biography). His website is at www.desertsunwriting.com.


Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on November 14 at 7:00 pm eastern to listen to Lee Kelly talk about his books, his life in and out of the military. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sheila Z. Sterling Shares Her Path to Spiritual Healing and Success




Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting author and guide to spiritual healing Sheila Z. Stirling Ph.D on November 7, 2010 at its new time 7 pm eastern.

Sheila is a walking inspiration to all . Her sharing and loving energy and open wisdom inspires not only her clients but all who come near to feel their own divinity and connection with their spiritual source. Bringing out the greatness in others through her inspirational and transformational workshops, sacred ceremonies, meditations, talks, classes and sharing of her channels and tools for your greatest life now has brought a deeper and profound healing and so wellness for so many beings worldwide.

Sheila Z is an International Inspirational Speaker and catalyst for wellness and success. Author of Books and music on joyous living. A true visionary of our time. She was hand chosen by Al Gore for the Climate Project and Sheila is an expert on “Intentional Wellness” and energy healing.

She is a professional intuitive and works with people to understand the underlying causes of problems in their life. Increasing energy, joy and effectiveness in your life. To learn more about Sheila before the show and to read excerpts of her book, “Love and Illusion”, go to her site at http://truelife-solutions.com/

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on November 7 at 7:00 pm eastern to learn true solutions to natural healing and total wellness from author and spiritual healer Sheila Z. Sterling Ph.D. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Until You Walk the Path: Minister Moo-Twahz

Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting Minister Moo-Tawahz on October 31, 2010 at 4 pm eastern. We will be talking about how to survive the rapidly changing energy.

Minister Moo-Twahz is a 6th Generation spiritual adviser and healing. He Teaches that all healing is self healing. His unorthodox spiritual beliefs give alternative paths to spirituality, life and healing. His viewpoints and penchant for speaking the truth often turns friends into enemies. Those who are ready to start on the path of truth by remembering who they are and are meant to be can understand his message. His radio show, Manifest Station can be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/manifestation.

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on October 31 at 4:00 pm eastern to to learn how to survive the rapidly changing energy from Minister Moo-Twahz. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tribute To the Troops: No Soldier, Sailor or Airman Left Behind

Virtual Entertainment Radio Network announces the premiere of its new military show, Tribute to the Troops on October 26, 2010  7:00 to 8:00pm CST .  Hosted by MSgt (ret) Rich Bauer USAF, MSgt Jeff Cluster (USAF) and MSgt Duane Fly (USAF) Tribute to the Troops will address all aspects of military life.    They will be talking to government, civilian and veteran’s organizations, asking the questions and getting the answers so  Tribute to the Troops’ goal: ensure that not one soldier/airman/or sailor will be left behind on information.

Tribute to the Troops is designed to be an information hub, which will help members of the military, veterans and their families find resources and support. It is a program that supports current members of the military as well as veterans.   Every week different Guests will educate and address issues that are important to past, present and future military members, as well as their family, on different subjects.   Listeners will also be able ask questions or make comments in real time by using the phone, the Internet or Skype

Not limited to military personnel or veterans, Tribute to the Troops will also give civilians an unique insight into what it means to serve as well as the issues and problems family members must daily face on a daily basis, especially while the military member is deployed.  The show will help civilians better understand what it means to serve and how to better relate to their military family members or friends; and possibly help them.

Tune into http://www.stltalkradio.com/tributetothetroops on October 26, 2010  7:00 to 8:00pm CST to listen to the premiere show of 'Tribute to the Troops'. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Help for Wounded Warriors

Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting Rhiannan Price Project Manager with The Mission Continues on October 24, 2010 at 5 pm eastern. We will be talking about how The Mission Continues helps Wounded Warriors as well as how other may get involved.

Rhiannan Price has been a Project Manager with The Mission Continues since September 2009 after finishing two years as a Community Development Volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in the Commonwealth of Dominica. As a Project Manager, Rhiannan coordinates volunteer activities and cultivates partnerships with corporations and organizations to strengthen our service projects. She is currently managing The Mission Continues’ partnership with Target to host 11 local service projects on Veterans Day to join veterans, active duty service-members and civilians in service to their communities.

The Mission Continues and Target are recruiting volunteers to participate in this nationwide service project on Veterans Day with the hope of not only empowering community members to serve, but also connecting them with our nation’s wounded and disabled veterans who are eager to continue serving their country.

Rhiannan comes to The Mission Continues with an extensive background in service both abroad and locally. She graduated from Xavier University in 2007 with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and the Public and is currently attending University of Denver where she is studying for a Masters in International Human Rights. Rhiannan’s commitment to service has taken her to Ukraine, France, the Eastern Carribean and back to her native St. Louis.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on October 24 at 5:00 pm eastern to to learn how The Mission Continues is helping the Wounded Warriors and how others can get involved. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to participate. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Operation Home Base: A New Military Series



OPERATION HOME BASE-No good deed goes unpunished. To read the proposal and an excerpt of the pilot go to
http://www.theresachaze.com



U.S. Military Killed in Action:


Iraq:10/18/10: no reports current: 4758
Afghanistan:10/1810: 3 current: 1353

IRAQ:
Wounded Total (to 4/30/10): 54,834
Killed in Action, September, 2010: 7
Wounded, April,2010: 40
Iraqi Civilians Killed: 1,366,350

AFGHANISTAN:
Wounded Total (to 6/30/10): 6,773
Killed In Action,September,2010: 56
Wounded, May, 2010: 406
Wounded, June,2010: 517

> KILLED IN ACTION:
SSG Sean G. Landrus, 31, U.S. Army, Thompson, Ohio (hostile fire--IED attack)

SGT Travis A. Mothart, 23, U.S. Army, Brownsville, Oregon ( hostile fire-IED attack)

SSG Lester O. Kinney II, 27, U.S. Army, Zanesville, Ohio (hostile fire--IED attack)

SGT 1ST CLASS James T. Hoffman, 41, U.S. Army, Whitesburg, Kentucky ( hostile fire-IED attack)

2ND LT Luke S. James, 24, U.S. Army, ________ Oklahoma (hostile fire-IED attack)

SGT Cory R. Mracek, 26, U.S. Army, Hay Springs, Nebraska (hostile fire-IED attack)

CAPT Mathew J. August, 28, U.S. Army, North Kingstown, Rhode Island (hostile fire--IED attack)

1ST LT Adam G. Mooney, 28, U.S. Army, Cambridge, Maryland (non-hostile--helicopter crash)

SSG Christopher Bunda, 29, U.S. Army, Bremerton, Washington (non-hostile-drowning)

CWO Patrick D. Dorff, 32, U.S. Army, Buffalo, Minnesota (non-hostile--helicopter crash)

PFC Ervin Dervishi, 21, U.S. Army, Fort Worth, Texas (hostile fire-RPG attack)

SGT Randy S. Rosenberg, 23, U.S. Army, Berlin, New Hampshire (hostile fire--car bomb )

Friday, October 8, 2010

Find the Path to Spiritual Healing with Scott Grossberg



Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be once again hosting intuitive reader and author Scott Grossberg on October 10 at 5 pm eastern. He will be doing readings and sharing how we can bring peace into our lives

Scott Grossberg has followed a lifelong study of the symbols, metaphors, images, and meanings that life shows us everyday. Scott has traveled throughout the world, amazing people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures with his performances. The insights his audiences receive have been demonstrated, time and time again, in universities, homes, and boardrooms, alike. He is a highly sought-after performer, public speaker, and popular guest on radio. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, The Academy of Magical Arts/Magic Castle in Hollywood, the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Order of Merlin, Shield), and the British Society of Mystery Performers.

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze October 10 at 5:00 pm eastern to listen to Scott Grossberg talk his path to spiritual healing. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to receive a reading or ask questions. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Operation Home Base finds Support from Veterans




Veteran, military activist and talk show host, Richard Bauer actively endorses the new military series, Operation Home Base.

Bauer served in the United States Air Force Command from 1988-2010. As a Inventory Management Specialist, he coordinated supply for the Air National Guard at Jefferson Barracks. He insured the mobility assets were available for deployment and all personnel were properly fitted and ready in the event of war. June 2000 – March 2003, Bauer performed military funeral honors for deceased active duty, retired and veteran personnel at Scott Air Force Base-Belleville IL. As Command and Control-flight Follower from April 2003-January 2006, he was the command agent responsible for the accurate, real-time global command control of all AMC directed tanker and airlift Missions in support of national interests worldwide. From May 1999-June 2010, he worked in the defense and space industry as the Missouri State employee, providing funeral honors for deceased veterans and retirees for the entire eastern part of Missouri. Currently, he is the host of Tribute to the Troops on the Virtual Entertainment Radio Network. It is a program that supports current members of the military as well as veterans. The program will educate and explore questions or problems relating to military personnel. By coalescing governmental, civilian and veteran’s organizations, Tribute to the Troops’ goal is to insure that not one soldier/airman/or sailor is left behind..

Of Operation Home Base, Bauer said:
“WOW...this is awesome, breath taking, and splendid; words cannot express my gratitude or thankfulness. I think you got a real winner. God Bless you for finally opening the family life of the military spouse to the general public.”
Rich Bauer MSgt USAF (Ret.)

Bauer’s associate said:

'I think the script is dealing in uncharted waters. This will be like nothing ever produced! What a brilliant idea to expose to the general audience real life situations that our fellow soldiers have to deal with returning home. Bravo!'

Two different members of the military and both Senior NCO's looked at the script like the military (Department of Defense--Washington) would look at it and we both agreed you got a hit.

Combining MASH and Little House on the Prairie into a family of man drama, Operation Home Base combines the real life challenges of living the military life with a fictional world-wide conspiracy of intrigue, murder, and lies. Refusing to be bullied, OHB begins to unravel the lies that surround the disappearance of Bogley and his squad.. Unable to deter them with the stick, their lead detractor does an about face and offers to support OHB with endless financial, political and logistic support. Is it a honest humanitarian offer or are their enemies trying to destroy it from the inside out.?

From the PTSD of the Vietnam nurses to the murder of a Marine’s therapy dog that leads to a wild and crazy fundraising fair, OHB will make the viewers laugh and cry. It will also build a bridge of understanding between those who serve and civilians. The viewers will be able to easily relate to the characters as family members, friends or the person they see in the mirror. Unlike most new shows, which either appeal to adults or children, OHB will be a drama that will appeal to the whole family

To read the full proposal and an excerpt of the pilot go to http://www.theresachaze.com/Operation_Home_Base.html

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Michigan Hot Air Balloon: Seeing the Beauty of Fall



http://www.PureMichiganBalloon.com The spectacular fall colors of Michigan are glorious when Flying OVER the woods and streams in a hot air balloon. Former Miss Michigan Gina Valo and literary agent Peter Miller flew with Scott Lorenz owner of Westwind Balloon Company in a fall color balloon ride over Kensington Metro Park last fall. Lorenz says "Balloon flights make memorable gifts and are bucket list items for many. It's a terrific group gift or gift for the boss, sweet heart and a balloon flight is the perfect unforgettable Christmas present." Hot air balloon rides in Michigan are available from May thru October. Visit: www.WestwindCos.Com/balloon or call 734-667-2098. Gift certificates available.

Company: Westwind Balloon Company

Website: www.WestWindCos.com/Balloon

Friday, October 1, 2010

Never Can Say Good-bye: A Paranormal Romance



Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal romance reminiscent of the Reincarnation of Peter Proud and Fatal Attraction. Elizabeth arrives in Coyote Springs to help a friend. Instead she learns that love and hate survive death.


To read an excerpt of the script go to www.theresachaze.com

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Until You Walk the Path: Author, Ambassador, and Veteran Charles Ray




Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting author Ambassador Charles Ray on October 3 at 5 pm eastern.

Charles Ray was bitten by the writing bug in his teens when he won a short story contest sponsored by a national Sunday school magazine. As a young soldier in Germany in the early 60s, he frequently contributed poetry to the Stars and Stripes newspaper.
From the late 1960s through the early 80s Ray did magazine and newspaper writing, photography and cartooning, and was editorial cartoonist for the Spring Lake (NC) News. He has done magazine cover art and photography and cartoons for publications such as Ebony, Essence, and Asia Magazine. Ray has written on everything from cultural history to travel to theatrical reviews.

His first book length work was a leadership book, “Things I Learned from My Grandmother About Leadership and Life,” published in 2008. This was followed in 2009 by “Taking Charge: Effective Leadership for the Twenty-first Century.” In 2009, he published an e-novel, “Color Me Dead,” a mystery featuring DC-based private investigator, Al Pennyback. He has since published “Deadline” and “Memorial to the Dead,” in the Al Pennyback series. These books are at Lebrary.com.

His recent book, “Angel on His Shoulder,” available at amazon.com in paperback and lebrary.com as an e-book, is a fantasy/humor book about Winston Nesbitt, a 40-year-old loser whose grandmother comes back to life as a twelve-inch tall impish spirit who complicates his boring life.

Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on October 3 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn more about Ambassador Charles Ray work.. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to talk to Charles Ray call (347) 324-3745 or Skype is available by using the click to talk on the show page.. The interactive chat room is also available.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blue Bloods: Where was Tom Selleck?

Blue Blood led CBS to rating victory on Friday night. But in spite of its success, I kept wondering where Tom Selleck was. An actor who looked very much like him appeared occasionally on the screen, but the vibrant, multi-dimensional actor that I have always enjoyed failed to make an appearance.

Blue Bloods is the story of a New York family, who has a multi-generational tradition of service in the police department. Selleck plays the current Police Commissioner, whose youngest son has just joined his brothers as the newest rookie. With a conspiracy within the police department and a secret society, Blue Bloods implied that the youngest son will be investigating his family, including his father. The problem is that no one cares. None of the family members are likeable or interesting.

Tom Selleck always gives a diamond performance. Even characters who would normally be one dimensional, he has been able to breathe life into, giving them depth with humor, character and likeability. Whether a good guy as in Magnum or the not-so-much of the white hat with the dark character Jesse Stone, Selleck’s eyes were always lit with his inner passion. As Frank Reagan, Selleck’s eyes were lifeless. In fact, the character was a little more than a prop for the younger characters as was Len Cariou’s. Part of me kept waiting for the real Selleck to make an appearance. Sadly, he never did arrive.

Over all the show reminded me of out of sync gears, where the teeth failed to properly work in tandem. Or better said a choir that was singing the same song, but the individual singers fail to listen to each other. The detective son was simply unlikable. His blaming his bad behavior on his military experience just made me dislike him even more. It was just one more stereotype those who serve simply don’t need. The daughter and the youngest son had no personality. I would like to comment on Cariou character, but he wasn’t given enough air time for me to comment beyond Cariou is normally first rate.

To be honest, I was hoping Blue Bloods would be a dog simply because I wanted Selleck to portray Deek in my military series, Operation Home Base. After hearing the rumors of trouble on the set, I held out a glimmer of hope. But I was realistic enough to start looking elsewhere to cast the role. Before watching Blue Bloods, I didn’t think Selleck had a bad performance in him. He was never just a pretty face, but a talented professional who has always brought passion and life to his work. Do I still want him to play Deek? You-betcha in a heart beat. Will I watch Blue Bloods again? No. There isn’t anything in the show interesting enough for me to spend the hour.New

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saving the Soap Opera Genre

Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes is hosting television critic and Soap Opera Advocate Silas Kain on September 19 at 5 pm eastern

Since the cancellation of Another World, Kain has been actively fighting to save daytime serials. As a fan and businessman, Kain believes his “Soap-osal” will not only revitalize the soap genre, but help local community theatres, the country’s struggling economy and the entertainment industry as a whole. His plan involves holding companies, whose products and services became successful because of the genre, and the networks, whose prime time programming was financially supported for decades, responsible to the genre and the fans, who make their financial success possible. In addition, SAG and AFTRA need to fully support all their members, not just those who work in prime time and film.

His plan proves a fresh approach not only to marketing the programming, but how the industry can revitalize itself by contributing and creating venues on the local level across the country. By reintroducing the Arts into high schools and supporting community theatres, the entertainment industry not only gives back for the decades of support, but it also creates new jobs and inspires people of all ages to believe in their talents.

Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on September 19 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn more about the Kain proposal and how viewers can become involved. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions or make a statement. The phone number to call is (347) 324-3745. Skype is available by using the click to talk on the show page.

If you are unable to listen to the live show. It will be available in archives.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Producer Joins Never Can Say Good-bye Staff

The executive producers of the paranormal romance film, Never Can Good-bye, announce the addition of veteran producer Shara Nickell to their staff.

Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal romance that is best described as the Reincarnation of Peter Proud meets Fatal Attraction. Described as a traditional ghost story by award winning screenwriter, Darlenne Girard, Never Can Say Good-bye ties the Michigan’s historical lumber era to modern day life to prove that love and hate survive death.

As a published photojournalist and still photographer, Nickell established a strong reputation for producing creative and unique work.  Having spent many years experienced in business and project management, in 2002 she returned to her attention to filmmaking, where her smart planning and her ability to successfully present projects to investors has establish her as the go-to producer. In 2009 she was approached by Class Clown Pictures to produce their slate of feature films. Once financing has been found, she will be joining the staff.

As a producer and line producer, she has worked with several award winning writers, directors, and cinematographers. She has produced numerous productions to include features, documentaries, television pilots, shorts, commercials and new media projects.

In the spring of 2010, Nickell partnered with Subtropolis Film Partners to the development the sci-fi action feature film, The Black Riders. Bringing her diverse experience both as producer and line producer to the production, Nickell will be using her connections, creativity and out of the box thinking to bring resources and personal touch to Never Can Say Good-bye.

Executive Producers will be looking to the new studios and at locations in Northern Michigan, including Traverse City and Manistee for possible scene sites.  Their goal is to keep the entire process within the Northwest area of Michigan due to the strength and availability of a qualified and skilled crew base, facilities, and staff and to make use of the Michigan film incentive program.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Interview with Producer and Networking Expert Stephen Mitchell

Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting producer and networking expert, Stephen Mitchell on September 12 at 5 pm eastern.

Although born and raised in Southern California, Stephen Mitchell began his film making career in Paris, France with the satirical Montmartre, followed shortly by The French Chef, which starred the Cesar-winning actor Philippe Leotard. Since returning to California, Stephen has written, produced and directed 12 movies, created and produced more than a thousand televised one-act plays and the critically-acclaimed Confessions web and (Interview) television series. He judged Best Directing in a Comedy Series for the Cable ACE awards during the last nine years of its existence. In 2001, he authored the book How to Start a Hollywood Career Without Having to Go There.

In 1980, Stephen founded an entertainment industry think tank in the guise of a repertory company for film and television labeled The New Hollywood Studio System. In the repertory environment, Stephen authored a number of intellectual properties including the Action/ReAction technique for actors and a curriculum for writer/directors; both bearing directly on advertising and marketing concerns. .In formulating the New Hollywood Studio System, he felt it was important to take into account the present-day dynamics affecting the world of entertainment content, advertising and public relations as well as the development and management of talent..

In 1985, Stephen pioneered a unique application of product integration in branded entertainment with his cable TV series (Interview). .I wanted to sell a product that nobody wanted to a public that had an aversion to buying. It was important to him that the show, which was actually a 28-minute commercial, be perceived as entertainment and not as a product pitch. Furthermore, it was imperative that, in purchasing the product, the buyer was made to feel part of a select group of cognoscenti.. The series was lauded by critics and attracted a cult following that included Oscar, Emmy, Peabody and Grammy winners. It succeeded in attracting buyers for his ideas and garnered a first-look deal for him with Tri-Star Pictures. (http://www.cineparis.net/ints/int.html)

Mitchell has been one of the driving forces behind InterFund. A new business social networking site, which provides entrepreneurs and project originators with a venue in which to privately expose their business plans to qualified and vetted funders. It is often the case that networking groups suffer from the fact that the membership consists entirely of those seeking funding and lack parties able to bring funds to a project. http://interfund.biz

Currently, Mitchell is producing a documentary on the Ferrari GTO, one of which he used to own, and he is co-producing a documentary on the tobacco industry with Charlie Evans Jr (The Aviator).

Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on September 12 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn more about film industry from insider Stephen Mitchell.. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to talk to Mitchell call (347) 324-3745 or Skype is available by using the click to talk on the show page.. The interactive chat room is also available.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Save our Soaps 2010

Until You Walk the Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting one of the event coordinators of the “Save Our Soaps Rally”, Sue O'Konis on August 29 at 5 pm eastern.

The cancellation of Guiding Light and As the World Turns has caused the fans to band together. Originally, Sue O’Knois and other created websites, mailings and rallies to save their favor soaps. However, they quickly learned the entire genre was in danger of disappearing from their screens. Instead of giving up, they have expanded their efforts.

Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on August 29 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn what Sue O’Knois and the others at “Save Our Soaps 2010” The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions or share ideas. The phone number to call is (347) 324-3745 or Skype is available by using the click to talk on the show page.. The interactive chat room is also available.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Interview with Life Coach Barbara Hofmeister

Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes is hosting Barbara Hofmeister, the founder of the ‘TO BE’ Success System, on August 22 at 5 pm eastern.


Barbara Hofmeister is a refugee from Communist Germany and knows first hand what it is like to be living in adverse circumstances. Severely abused and with low self-esteem she set out to live her personal dream traveling the world sharing what she learned from her intense studies and the “University of Hard Knocks” with a wide audience.

Barbara became involved in her own personal development in 1978 when a friend gave her a book by Dr. Wayne Dyer and she has not stopped since to further her knowledge on the topic.

Audience during Barb's seminar Her never ending enthusiasm and passion for her work shine through every presentation she gives. You will not be able to stay untouched as Barbara has a way of reaching deep inside so you rediscover your hidden dreams and – if you so choose – live your life’s true purpose.

Barbara uses a practical step by step approach that allows ANYBODY to move towards their dream life.

She is a certified Trainer of accelerated learning, Trainer of NLP, Time Line Therapy, and a Master Peak Performance Coach.

Hofmeister’s site is at http://thetobebook.com/

Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on August 22 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn how to achieve your dreams from Barbara Hofmeiser. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to talk to Ms Hofmeister call (347) 324-3745 or Skype is available by using the click to talk on the show page.. The interactive chat room is also available.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Deek Williams: A Character Profile




When Deek agreed to head Operation Home Base, he expected to die. He thought Walter would have him killed to cover up the past or that Martin would finally get his revenge. Either way the ghosts in his head would finally be silent. Instead, Deek found what he had been seeking his entire life--a family.

To provide for his Mother and younger brother after his father‘s death, Deek enlisted in the Marines. Deek was deployed to Vietnam in the summer of 1966. Through a series of twists of fate and his own brash nature, he found himself recruited into a special ops team, which closely worked with the Montagnard and the Vietnamese Army. Deeply embedded, he not only lost track of the world, but himself. Forced into life or death situations, he made snap decisions that at the time were reasonable and necessary.

Five years later, he reemerged from his assignment and was immediately air lifted out. His records were sealed, except to those with the highest security clearance. Yet, part of him never left the jungle. He returned to the world only to find that it had gone on without him. His mother had remarried. Her new husband and step-daughters filled her life with happiness. His brother Stephen had gone to Canada to escape the draft and made a new life. They no longer had room for him.

He wandered aimlessly until General Walter Hummel found him and recruited him for an off the books black ops team. Walter offered him a place in the world where he was not only wanted, but also desperately needed.. It wasn’t what Deek wanted, but he couldn’t see any alternatives. Boxing up his regret and guilt, he buried it away along with all his hopes and dreams. A falsified death certificate ended Deek’s old life and began his new life. Emotionally numb, Deek followed orders. He went and did what he was told.

Charming one minute, deadly the next, Deek is able to accomplish the seemingly impossible. A permanent bachelor, he has many love interests but no attachments. He sees the big picture when it comes to his career and the military, but he refuses to get caught up in the messiness of intra-personal relationships. The "companions" who warm his bed at night are never there to see the dawn. He is a man of mystery and many contradictions. Likeable, yet frequently frightening, he gets the jobs done efficiently and effectively. In the shadows of espionage and off the books world politics, he becomes a legend to be respected, yet feared.

No matter how far or fast he ran, the ghosts of the past were never far behind. They nipped at his conscience and haunted his dreams. Decades later, a slight hesitation on his part caused a high priority target to escape. His team remedied the situation, but they no longer trusted him. Deek returned home, expecting one of them to appear and take out the liability.

Instead retired General Walter Hummel appeared on his doorstep with another offer. Confused, Deek listened. He liked the concept behind Operation Home Base. He wondered how different his life would have been if there had been such an organization to catch him when he first returned from Nam. He agreed to take the job on the condition that he would have the freedom to expand the scope of OHB. He wanted to give the disenfranchised veterans more than basic emotional and material support. He envisioned an organization that provided not only the basic needs, but legal protection and support from those who had survived the journey back home. He couldn’t do it himself, but he knew those who could.

Deek met Randi Cullen when she was looking for her father, Colonel Andrew Cullen. Through his connections, he found Cullen. What he learned Randi didn’t need to know. Instead, he shared only the on the books honors of the Colonel. Randi told him that she knew there was more, but she trusted him enough to accept what he gave her. Randi followed her step-father’s path and moved on to law school, becoming one of Delaware’s fast rising legal stars. A legal situation once again brought them together. The friendship blossomed into a relationship that Deek couldn’t emotionally handle. He left, yet he continually returned to her throughout the years simply because he couldn’t stay away.

Coming from a military family that could trace its roots back to the Civil War, Debra Anne Lee knew how to translate civilian intoa language the military could understand. She came to Deek’s attention when she used family connections to helped Seaman Gary Mayor get leave from his sub and return home in time to say good-bye to the grandmother who raised him.

Deek met Master Sergeant Stella Garcia in a Washington DC bar. Angry at the world and her disability, Stella was out to leave rubble in her wake. Deek was able to prevent her from killing the local LEO. With Randi’s help, he was able to the charges thrown out. Stella got off, but she wasn’t saved. She went back to her much hated desk job and self-destructive behavior. Deek just couldn’t let her go. In her eyes, he saw himself in the 1970’s. Behind her back, Deek contacted Stella’s family. He made arrangements with the Tribal Elders for her to go to back to the reservation for the warrior healing ceremony. Kidnapping her, Deek took her back to the Rez. Through Walter, Deek made the UA on her record disappear. Stella returned to duty with a new purpose. She couldn’t have saved those in her unit, but she could speak for those who paid the ultimate price and support their families as a Mortuary Officer.

It wasn’t until after he had his team on the way to Dover that Deek learned Martin Flying Crow was one of the founding members of OHB. Caught between a rock and a hard place, Deek accepted that his past had caught up with him. He was good with it. Either Walter or Martin would silence the ghosts and send him onto whatever waited for him on the other side. However, instead of death, Deek found a new beginning and new reasons to want to stay alive.

Originally written for Tom Selleck, the executive producer are now considering other possibilities for the role.


To read the proposal and a pilot excerpt go to http://www.theresachaze.com/Operation_Home_Base.html

Friday, August 13, 2010

Udo Stadtsbuchler: Interview with psychotherapist and cancer survivor

Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes is proud to host psychotherapist and cancer survivor Udo Stadtsbuchler on August 15 at 5 pm eastern. Stadtsbuchler will be talking about the mind-body connection and behavioral medicine.

Udo Stadtsbuchler is Austrian, happily married and residing in Spain. He is a psychotherapist, but recently retired after a very long and successful career, which took him to South Africa and other parts of southern Africa where he spent much of his life.
1995 he went to Switzerland and two years later to England, but missing the African sunshine he chose the next best thing and settled with his wife on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Professionally Udo combines humanistic psychotherapy with other therapies such as neuro and psycholinguistics, and various energy therapies. He is a great believer in the power of thought and mind. He is also a keen advocate of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), previously known as behavioral medicine.

In his practice Udo dealt with a wide range of conditions and issues; from mental and anxiety disorders to discordant relationships, and from self development to anger management. He developed his own therapy called Applied Body and Mind Dynamics (ABMD).

Over the past 10 years Udo studied and involved himself in the phenomenon of happiness; the philosophies, psychology and the biology of it. Happiness became to him the highest value feeling and the ultimate good. He began teaching it and recently published his first book, Happiness Discovered, the sum total of all his findings and insights in this subject.

A few months ago Udo was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in his life. The first time – six years ago - one of his kidneys had to be removed. This time Udo resolved to use his own powers, diet and the use of supplements to master this challenge. On August 25 he will see the oncologist to hear how successful he was so far. His short term goal is to halt the progress of the illness; long term he plans to be cured.
You can follow his progress by going to
http://udo-mindmatters.blogspot.com You can also visit his website www.abmd.eu

Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on August 15 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn more about the mind-body connection. psychotherapist and cancer survivor Udo Stadtsbuchler. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to talk to Reverend Smith call (347) 324-3745 or Skype is available by using the click to talk on the show page.. The interactive chat room is also available.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Interview with a Modern Druid



Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes is hosting author and Druid Priest, Reverend David Smith on August 8 at 5 pm eastern.

Rev. David P. Smith received his bachelors degree in Psychology and Religious Studies in 1999 from Salve Regina University. He is a practicing Druid Priest, spiritual person, and member of many Druidic Organizations including The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, The Ancient Order of Druids In America, and the Henge of Keltria. He has spent most of his life as a seeker to try to find himself and enhance his spiritual development. He is a very interested in all forms of religion and spirituality. When not working and studying he likes to travel to sacred places around the Earth. His website is www.davidduir.com.


Modern Druidry is a spiritual path that is close to nature. The wheel of the year is followed by druids and each group and individual has their own ways of doing this. It is a varied and intensely interesting path practiced by many people world wide. Many organizations exists such as the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, The Ancient Order of Druids in America, Ar nDraiocht Fein, The Henge of Keltria, The Order of the Mithril Star, The British Druid Order and many more.

"Under An Expanse of Oaks, A Druid's Journey" is a book about one Druid's path and the many lessons learned along that path. It contains various explanations and exercises to help the reader experience Druidry for themselves; because Druidry is certainly an experiential journey that one truly needs to live to learn from.

This book was written for those just beginning to explore the path of Druid Practice and Spirituality, though there are many meditations and topics that could be enjoyed by the more advaced practitioner as well.


Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on August 8 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn more about the Druids practices from Reverend David Smith. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to talk to Reverend Smith call (347) 324-3745 or Skype is available by using the click to talk on the show page.. The interactive chat room is also available.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Until You Walk the Path: Charles Ray



Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting author Ambassador Charles Ray on August 1 at 5 pm eastern.

Charles Ray was bitten by the writing bug in his teens when he won a short story contest sponsored by a national Sunday school magazine. As a young soldier in Germany in the early 60s, he frequently contributed poetry to the Stars and Stripes newspaper.
From the late 1960s through the early 80s Ray did magazine and newspaper writing, photography and cartooning, and was editorial cartoonist for the Spring Lake (NC) News. He has done magazine cover art and photography and cartoons for publications such as Ebony, Essence, and Asia Magazine. Ray has written on everything from cultural history to travel to theatrical reviews.

His first book length work was a leadership book, “Things I Learned from My Grandmother About Leadership and Life,” published in 2008. This was followed in 2009 by “Taking Charge: Effective Leadership for the Twenty-first Century.” In 2009, he published an e-novel, “Color Me Dead,” a mystery featuring DC-based private investigator, Al Pennyback. He has since published “Deadline” and “Memorial to the Dead,” in the Al Pennyback series. These books are at Lebrary.com.

His recent book, “Angel on His Shoulder,” available at amazon.com in paperback and lebrary.com as an e-book, is a fantasy/humor book about Winston Nesbitt, a 40-year-old loser whose grandmother comes back to life as a twelve-inch tall impish spirit who complicates his boring life.

Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on July 18 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn more about Ambassador Charles Ray work.. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to talk to Charles Ray call (347) 324-3745 or Skype is available by using the click to talk on the show page.. The interactive chat room is also available.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Michigan Film Indusrty News

July 26, 2010


Open Casting Call


THURSDAY JULY 29
Time: 1pm – 3pm Each Day
Location: West Michigan Film Office
741 Kenmoor Ave Suite E
Grand Rapids, MI
Talent Compensation:

Day rate= $75/ 8 hours + overtime

How to Apply:

Come to EITHER ONE of the open casting days anytime between 1pm & 3pm.
Michigan residents who wish to be considered as Featured Extras in Paying Roles on
“Touchback” & future projects, will fill out an application, have a photo taken and
register as a background actor.
JR Galactic Casting Directors will cast “on the spot” for shooting dates in August.


FOR MORE INFO VISIT: WWW.JRGALACTIC.COM

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The Story "Day with The President"

Dawn Butler http://fxmakeupbydawn.com/

I was greeted at the door after finally being allowed to pass through the gate - needing to give verification of who I was and why I was there.

After being searched personally as well as all my makeup cases a Secret Service Agent escorted me to a very small room in which I was to do the Presidents makeup. I asked about pictures or autographs and was told I could take a picture of the back portion of Airforce 1 only! After starting to set up my products, the producer of NBC universal asked me to pack up again and go with him to the NBC rolling studio for makeup on Chuck Todd first. There were at least 20 Secret Service, State Police and/or marine personnel guarding the area. After completing Mr. Todd's makeup I returned to my small room.


After returning from Holland in the helicopter, the president was escorted in to see me. I was instructed to stay in the room as he arrived and not to come into the hallway. He shook my hand and said it was nice to meet me then sat down in my directors chair. After offering him a bottle of water and asking if there were any special instructions or allergies I needed to be aware of, I started cleaning off his face.
He inquired as to whether I did this full time and I said "yes I am because of our film tax incentives I do, and it has given me an opportunity to work with a number of great celebrities such as himself." He asked " who were some of them?" I named Neil Cavouto, Joan London, 50 Cent, and Lee Majors. To that, he said "I remember Lee Majors, the Six Million Dollar Man! He was on TV back when I was about 10!"


About that time I finished up with his powder and he asked if I minded staying for a bit while they did the interview just in case he needed a touchup? I stayed in my room until he was about to board Airforce 1 again, then was able to come out and watch him leave.


I was then escorted outside again and thanked many times over for coming.

What a day!

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My name is Anthony L. Stubbs,

I'm the CEO of Star Entertainment, LLC. We are a Grand Rapids home based film and publishing company. Also I'm the Author the best selling novel "Trouble Ahead Trouble Behind" which we are presently filming and turning the book into a movie.

As it stand I have the Rapper/Actor Beanie Segil not only in the movie but he is also an share holder and has already filmed his roll in the movie. He last starred in 'State Property 2' which that movie alone brought in over 32 million dollars. The good news is Beanie Segil owns State Property and he is willing to do 'State Property 3' right here in Grand Rapids Michigan if he feels we can handle the job.

Therefore what I am trying to do is put together an outstanding film crew not only to help film "Trouble Ahead Trouble Behind' but to help others get recognition and established for 'State Property 3'. Everything will be done on CONTRACT.

Star Entertainment is also looking for any food venues who can provide food and drinks periodically as part of their schedule. Most importantly we are looking for a great camera and lightening person who has their own equipment.

Thank you please respond to: ainmentllc@gmail.com

The sooner the better!

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TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL ADDS MORE FILMS TO LINE-UP

Record Breaking First Day Ticket Sales

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (July 21, 2010) ¬ Now in its sixth year, the Traverse City Film Festival has announced a record-breaking 30,000 tickets on the first day of ticket sales, selling out 17 screenings within minutes of the tickets going on sale online to the Friends of the Film Festival. Due to popular demand, the festival has added six screenings of sold-out shows to its sixth annual schedule of events. Here are the additions:

"Nowhere Boy"
Opening Night Screening
Tuesday, July 27 at 10 p.m., State Theatre

"Castaway on the Moon"
Wednesday, July 28 at noon, City Opera House

"Heartbreaker"
Wednesday, July 28 at noon, Lars Hockstad

"Cane Toads: The Conquest"
Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m., Lars Hockstad

"The Infidel"
Thursday, July 29 at 9 p.m., Lars Hockstad

"His & Hers"
Thursday, July 29 at 3 pm, Milliken Auditorium

Admission prices to regular movies are $9.50 and opening and closing night tickets are $25. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office at 300 E. Front Street in Radio Center, online at www.traversecityfilmfest.org, or call the box office at 231-922-8903.

The Traverse City Film Festival will take place July 27 to August 1. For a full schedule of events please visit www.traversecityfilmfest.org.

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Hello Rick,


Our lead actor has a three year old and a six month old baby. We are looking to put him in a house. A condo would be find if there is outdoor yard space for the children to run around. We would like it to be in close driving distance to a grocery store. Let me know anything you can find. We greatly appreciate it.

Best,

Alexandria

Need Ideas to rick@wmta.org


Man-about-town Aziz Ansari spotted around Grand Rapids
during breaks from filming '30 Minutes or Less'
MLive.com, 07/21/10

Grand Rapids prepares for largest film shot in West MichiganWZZM
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-- A few streets in Grand Rapids will be closed Thursday as filming gets underway for the most expensive movie ever made in West Michigan ...

check out our new site
www.wmfilm.org

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Casting for Michigan Films

Open Casting Call
THURSDAY JULY 29TH & FRIDAY JULY 30th 2010
Time: 1pm – 3pm Each Day
Location: West Michigan Film Office
741 Kenmoor Ave Suite E
Grand Rapids, MI
Talent Compensation:
Day rate= $75/ 8 hours + overtime
How to Apply:
Come to EITHER ONE of the open casting days anytime between 1pm & 3pm.
Michigan residents who wish to be considered as Featured Extras in
Paying Roles on
“Touchback” & future projects, will fill out an application, have a
photo taken and
register as a background actor.
JR Galactic Casting Directors will cast “on the spot” for shooting
dates in August.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.JRGALACTIC.COM

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Paranormal Romance Film Set in Michigan



A paranormal romance set in Michigan, Never Can Say Good-bye is The Reincarnation of Peter Proud meets Fatal Attraction. To read an
excerpt click here
.


Winning the 2006 International Gloria Film Festival and placing in the Greenlight Project, Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal romance that connects the present with the logging industry of the 1900. To help a friend, Elizabeth agrees to teach a writing course at a small college. She expects to find a sleepy town with a long history, but instead becomes the target of violently jealous woman and past mistakes she is only beginning to remember. When love leads to vengeance, it is best to say good-bye.

www.theresachaze.com

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Traverse City Film Festival 2010

One of the great things about the Traverse City Film Festival is the chance for everyone to meet, discuss and learn about movies with the many incredible directors, producers and actors who come to TC for this one week each year. This year the festival will run from July 27-August 1, 2010.
And this year we have some fantastic opportunities for you to participate with our free panels, our expanded TCFF Film School and our new TC Film Forum in the Park. Please take the time to attend these events and experience, up close and personal, the filmmakers who have come here to share their ideas and talents with us.

Tickets to the film school sessions (just $5!) go on sale on Wednesday at noon online at traversecityfilmfest.org, at the box office at 300 E Front Street in Radio Center, and by calling 231-922-8903 (limit 4 tickets per person).

Here's what we've lined up for next week's festival:

FREE MORNING PANELS

Each morning at 9:30 you can come to one of the most popular events at the film festival: the daily morning panels the City Opera House. It's free, and we start handing out tickets at 8:30 am to guarantee seating. Don't miss these entertaining, provocative panels (click here to read full descriptions of this year's panels):

WEDNESDAY: Film Literacy: How to Be Smart by Going to the Movies in a Dumbed-Down Society -- with film professors from the University of Michigan, visiting filmmakers, and Michael Moore

THURSDAY: An Intimate Interview with America’s Premier Indie Film Moguls -- with the co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics, Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, who will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

FRIDAY: We Live in Cuba and We Make Movies -- with four Cuban filmmakers who have traveled from Havana to the Caribbean-blue waters of northern Michigan

SATURDAY: Here Comes Trouble: Eight Documentary Filmmakers Tell Us How They Did It, and Lived to Tell -- with Michael Moore and visiting documentary filmmakers, who may include Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn (“Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage”), Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith (“The Most Dangerous Man in America”), Josh Fox (“GasLand”), Mark Lewis (“Cane Toads: The Conquest”), Nicolas Rossier (“American Radical”), Lee Storey (“Smile ‘Til It Hurts: The Up With People Story”) and Michael Webber (“The Elephant in the Living Room”)

SUNDAY: The Comedy Panel -- with Michael Moore, festival favorites Jeff Garlin and Sabina Guzzanti, and visiting filmmakers

TCFF FILM SCHOOL

Hugely popular last year (with many classes sold out), we are expanding it this year to two master classes a day. And we've moved into onto the film fest bus loop at NMC's Scholars Hall (next to Milliken Auditorium). These classes are open to people of all ages. They are not speeches or panels; they are practical, hands-on learning experiences for anyone interested in making their own movies or videos. And each class is only five bucks:

WEDNESDAY at 12 noon: Sound is More Important Than Picture

WEDNESDAY at 3 pm: Screenwriting

THURSDAY at 12 noon: How To Make a Short Film

THURSDAY at 3 pm: Bill Plympton: Animation Master Class

FRIDAY at 12 noon: Acting for the Camera

FRIDAY at 3 pm: Making (and Financing) Your Film in Michigan

SATURDAY at 12 noon: Situational Ethics in Documentary Filmmaking

SATURDAY at 3 pm: Storytelling Through Documentary

TC FILM FORUM IN THE PARK

Ever wish, as you leave a great movie, that you could go talk about what you just saw with the people you saw it with? Starting with this year's fest, you can! Each day, twice a day, you are invited to Lay Park on Union Street to join us and your fellow festivalgoers to sit down and discuss nine of this year's movies. We'll have a moderator and often the filmmaker will be present. It's free, it's outdoors, we'll have refreshments (and there will be free live musical performances before and after the discussion sessions, from noon to 7 pm each day) and it'll be a great way to meet all the interesting people who've come here from across the country to watch movies. We think this will a very cool way to spend an hour and take a break from all the movie-watching. Think of this as a movielovers "be-in." Be there! I will!

Wednesday, July 28

“Budrus” -- after 12 noon movie

“12th & Delaware” -- after 3 pm movie

Thursday, July 29

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” -- after 12 noon movie

“Restrepo” -- after 3 pm movie

Friday, July 30

“American Radical” -- after 12 noon movie

“8: The Mormon Proposition” -- after 3 pm movie

Saturday, July 31

“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” -- after 12 noon movie

“GasLand” -- after 3 pm movie

“Strawberry and Chocolate” -- after 6 pm movie

So there you go! Lots of free stuff to enjoy the week and expand your consciousness. We're putting a lot of energy and focus into these gatherings and I assure you that you won't soon forget these interactive, egalitarian experiences at the Traverse City Film Festival. I look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, July 19, 2010

What do you Think of Television Programming: A Poll

I'm doing research for an article that I would really like help with. There are three poll questions to the right. I would appreciate if you would answer them. The first four questions are on the right. Please answer them first.

For the first two question, please answer the yes or no that fits your age group.

For those who answer the following questions by leaving a comment, I will send an a copy of my ebook, Nict for Ure Selfe (Not for Ourselves. You are welcome to write additional comments.

Growing up, what was your favorite TV show? Why?


Who was your favorite character (s) from it?


What is your favorite TV show now? Why?


Who was your favorite character (s) from it?


What is your age?


Do you think there is enough programming for your age group?


If you could change one thing in TV, what would it be?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Operation Home Base: A Combination of MASH and LIttle House on the Prairie


Operation Home Base: A Combination MASH and Little House on the Prairie

Several people have commented that they simple can’t envision how two shows as vastly diverse as MASH and Little House on the Prairie could be combined into one show. My answer--it was very simple. I just had to think outside the box and look at the core of both shows. MASH dealt with the emotional and physical issues arising from war. Little House was about family and community. Operation Home base combines the two premises by exploring the emotional, psychological and physical effects of war with the conflicts and misunderstandings that are frequently connected to the civilian world.

Premiering on September 17, 1972 and ending on February 28, 1983, MASH spanned 251 episodes. Until recently the final show held the title of the most watch episode of all time. Unique for its time, MASH was a front runner in TV programming. Considered a medical drama and a black comedy, the producers and writers chose to do the research and bring a realism into the show that had never been tried in a fictional venue. They had the courage to tell the truth about war and show how it affected those who serve. The simple fact is that war changes not only the landscape of a country, but the very soul of everyone that it touches.

The alcohol, the dark humor, and practical jokes were the most obvious of the coping mechanism the characters used to emotionally and psychologically survive. Radar had his teddy bear. Klinger dressed up like a woman. Hawkeye and Trapper John chased women, played practical jokes, and played golf. BJ and Sherman Potter focused on family. By seeking comfort from men, who weren’t always available, Margaret both sought and hid from love. Charles found refuge in music. They did what was necessary to cope with the death and destruction that surrounded them daily.

As in real life, sometimes it worked--sometimes it didn’t. Margaret getting married to someone else, caused Frank to have a breakdown. He was sent home. Hawkeye lost control after a mother smothered her crying child to keep the enemy from discovering them; instead of being sent home, he was hospitalized, treated and returned to the 4077. Throughout the run of the show, other characters became mentally unstable, but in each instance the topic was treated realistically and with great sensitivity.. From self inflicted wounds to shell shocked, the incoming wounded, special guests to the 4077 and the regulars revealed how the trauma of war has unexpected consequences.

MASH brought home the simple fact that sometimes good people don’t go home and even when they do, they are never the same. When Henry Blake died, it wasn’t just the characters who mourned his loss. The viewers also lost a beloved family member. Henry’s death cascade off the screen into the homes of the viewers. It reflected something Henry shared with Hawkeye--There are two rules. good men die in war.
and doctors can’t change rule number one. Although, other characters died, Henry’s death had more impact. Like in real life, it was totally unexpected.

Operation Home Base picks up where MASH left off. The characters of MASH became a family because of their shared experience and their desire to help. This is the foundation that OHB is built on. It shows how war permanently changes both those who serve and those who love them. Even though, military personnel changed location, it doesn’t necessarily mean they come home or that they have a home to come back to.
Not only do military personnel change, but so do their family members. OHB deals with the loneliness and fear of those who are left behind. When a family member is deployed, the others have to fill in that void. Not only are there practical issues like home repair, child care and financial concerns, but the emotional impact can be even more challenging on relationships. Spouse become lonely. Children grow up and away; sometimes, they resent the absent parent. Everyone involved changes and adapts to the new circumstances. When the family member returns, the challenge is to blend the old with the new.

It is What it is--A Vietnam nurse buried the trauma of her last days in country. When her grandson is killed in the sandbox, the old memories resurface and she is forced to remember what happened when she was evacuated.

Little Johnny Isn’t Little Johnny any More--Deek sees a friend from Nam that he thought was long dead. It forces him to not only deal with his own survivor’s guilt, but also with what he had to do to survive.

Right to Believe--New to the base, Sergeant Major Horse finds discrepancies in the billing of a food supplier. However, Horse is killed before he can investigate further. His tribal Elders and his family contact Stella when the base commander attempts to cover up the murder. Religious bigotry complicates the investigation when the base Chaplin steals the body in order to circumvent Horse’s religious practice.

Homeland--Airman First Class Steve O’Connell is deployed. Before he leaves, he arranges for the mortgage to automatically be paid electronically. The bank claims the deposits were never made and forecloses. The bank president disregards the Soldiers and Sailors Act, which legally protects those who have been deployed. Sheriff ignores proof of fraud by the bank and attempts to force the family to leave. The O’Connells with help of friends defend their home.

Dunk Tank--The killing of a Marine’s therapy dog sparks a fundraising campaign, which rapidly becomes a wild and crazy a free for all. While Special Agent Simon Behan investigates the death of the dog, the OHB team competes against military personnel and other civilians for cheesy prizes as way to raise money to help homeless dogs become helpmate for veterans dealing with PTSD. This storyline could easily be carried back over into real life

Listed as a western, Little House on the Prairie was more about family and community than a shoot’um up. Airing from September 11, 1974, to May 10, 1982., Little House primarily focused on the financial, medical and social issues, which challenged Ingalls family.

As much as the Ingalls’ home was filled with love, so was their life is filled with challenges. Several time Charles was forced to leave the family in order to find work during financially challenging times. When Mary become blind, she and her family had to cope with the physical aspects of her disability along with the emotional and psychological changes that came with it. When her baby brother died, Laura felt responsible. She went looking for God so she exchange places in heaven with him. The deaths, births, adoption and marriages changed the family dynamic as well as each individual member. How they coped revealed who they were.

Although the show was family oriented, it did reveal how bigotry and ignorance can be found in the least likely places. By dealing openly and honestly, with the topics of death, disability, bigotry and loss, Little House proved that a family and community is only as strong as its weakest member. In doing so, it mirrored real life back to the viewers.

Not only within the storylines, but within the characters themselves, OHB will be dealing with the same kind of family hardships and community challenges. It will address the emotional, physical, financial as well as many more of the life tests that those in and out of the military face every day. From the loneliness of missing a loved one to dealing with their return, military families live with uncertainty and the potential loss every day.

Half Potawatomi half Mexican, Master Sergeant Stella Garcia is woman in her late 30’s who planned to be a career soldier. However, the IED, which took her left leg, ended her active field duty. The sole survivor of the three vehicle convoy, she suffered from PTSD and depression. Emotionally, she couldn’t find the reason for her surviving when rest of her buddies were killed. Using alcohol and sex to numb the pain, she walked through life unable to feel anything. She settled into her new desk job, yet her dreams were haunted by the ghosts of her unit and the others. They asked her why she ran away from her duty--why she allowed their deaths to be in vain. Instead of seeking aid, she hides deeper within the bottle. It was only after her Tribal Elders helped heal her in ceremony that she was able to find a new purpose in life.

In her early twenties, Debra Ann Lee is a southern bell who grew up with seven older brothers most of whom join the military. A martial arts expert in her own right, she is proud of her family heritage that can be traced back to the civil war. Her mother used to say that Debra Anne walked where fools and angels fear to tread and was kicked out for being a smart ass. Having more moxie and intelligence than common sense, she is willing to take on situations and people that most people run away from. Using the immortality of youth as a shield as well as her passion and natural curiosity, she cons, charms, or connives her way to achieving her goals. Debra has only one fear--losing her husband. Newlywed at the time he was deployed overseas, Debra must cope with the fear and loneliness of the uncertainty of her soul mate being in the military.

OHB combines the issues of war with the challenges of family and community as it shows the good, bad and the ugly of military life. It will address the misunderstandings and the bigotries that arise between civilians and the military. But more importantly it will tells the stories of those who serve in a way that will not only entertain, but create a bridge of understanding and compassion.


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Stanley Livingston: My Three Son's Reunion and The Actor's Journy Project




Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes will be hosting actor, director and producer Stanley Livingston on July 18 at 5 pm eastern

Best known for his role as "Chip Douglas” on one of television's most popular series, My Three Sons, Livingston has also appeared in numerous films and TV series. In addition, he is an experienced producer, director and writer for both the small and big screens. In his current project, The Actor’s Journey, he wears all three hats as he and other entertainment professionals help others avoid the pitfalls and con artists of the entertainment industry.

The Actor’s Journey Project teaches the business acumen necessary to launch, manage and sustain a professional career. It was created because the basic and advanced business skills (the logistical, strategic, financial, political and networking skills) required to secure professional level work in the entertainment industry are not taught . In these DVD collection, entertainment professionals share their decades of experience both in front of and behind the cameras. The site address is http://www.theactorsjourney.com/.

Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on July 18 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn more about the entertainment industry from Stanley Livingston.. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to talk to Stanley please call (347) 324-3745 or Skype is available by using the click to talk on the show page.. The interactive chat room is also available.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dreamshield Rescheduled

Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes is proud to host author and healer, Dreamshield on July 11 at 5 pm eastern. Due to technical difficulties, we rescheduled the interview.

Dreamshield (Alysa Braceau) is a freelance journalist who writes for newspapers and magazines. She has a Healing Practice and gives workshops about the Art of Dreaming and Dream Healing.

The Sorcerer’s Dream is her first book about this extraordinary way of learning. About this first publication she says: The theme of these passed four-and-a-half years have been the sorcerers tradition. I have carefully recorded my personal experiences which has finally led to this book. Apart from that, writing it has given me great pleasure. The Sorcerer’s Dream has become more than a personal account because the interested reader is presented with the technique to learn and practice the North American tradition of the Art of Dreaming (the skill of conscious dreaming) him/herself.

The riveting autobiographical account The Sorcerer's Dream written by Dreamshield takes readers into the world of mastering conscious dreaming. This book, that follows in the traditions of Carlos Castaneda and others, gives a new approach to the traditional training of women sorcerers. To read the first chapter go to http://www.dreamshield.nl

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on July 11 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn more about Native American healing from Dreamshield. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to receive a reading or ask questions. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Interview with Author and Healer Dreamshield (Alysa Braceau)



Until You Walk the Path, You Don’t Know Where it Goes is proud to host author and healer, Dreamshield on July 4 at 5 pm eastern.

Dreamshield (Alysa Braceau) is a freelance journalist who writes for newspapers and magazines. She has a Healing Practice and gives workshops about the Art of Dreaming and Dream Healing.

The Sorcerer’s Dream is her first book about this extraordinary way of learning. About this first publication she says: The theme of these passed four-and-a-half years have been the sorcerers tradition. I have carefully recorded my personal experiences which has finally led to this book. Apart from that, writing it has given me great pleasure. The Sorcerer’s Dream has become more than a personal account because the interested reader is presented with the technique to learn and practice the North American tradition of the Art of Dreaming (the skill of conscious dreaming) him/herself.

The riveting autobiographical account The Sorcerer's Dream written by Dreamshield takes readers into the world of mastering conscious dreaming. This book, that follows in the traditions of Carlos Castaneda and others, gives a new approach to the traditional training of women sorcerers. To read the first chapter go to http://www.dreamshield.nl

Tune at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on July 4 at 5:00 pm eastern to learn more about Native American healing from Dreamshield. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to receive a reading or ask questions. The phone number is (347) 324-3745. The interactive chat room is available on the show’s page.