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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Theresa Chaze's Secrets

I graduated from Michigan State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Communications with a minor in Theater. However, when you factor in the classes I took at West Shore Community College I would have enough credits for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and s second minor in Business. My first job was at WXIM TV 17 in Grand Rapids. I worked as a Switcher-Director as well as being part of the crew. After a little over a year, I was hired at WGTU-WGTQ TV 29 & 8 in Traverse City also as a Switcher-Director. However, I also wrote, produced, and edited promotional videos for the station For a short time, I directed the morning show.

Here is my resume reel from that time. After being bumped around through different formats the quality has dropped. Only the clips with the station logo actually aired. I produced the rest as resume material.




After leaving the station, I freelanced for several years. I ghost wrote several scripts, including three features and two shorts. It was work for hire, which mean my name was never attached. I I also worked on several commercials as Assistant Costumer, Assistant Director, and general crew. It's been so long I don't remember the products. I worked as crew on several shorts, eventually becoming part of a production team as an Associate Producer and then as full Producer. I would have been listed as Producer for a low budget feature when I left the project. It was a mutual decision. I didn't like their work ethics and they didn't like the fact I was an OCD exacting bitch. I say fact, because in hindsight is was true. I have difficulty compromising on quality especially when it comes to storytelling and production values and you never stiff the crew. I don't know if it was released and don't care to find out.

I left the industry to focus on writing fiction, articles, and a couple of scripts of my own, including Never Can Say Good-bye and Eye of Ra. I approached Katherine Hepburn to star in Never Can Say Good-bye. Without the help of the internet, I was able to find her. Although she liked the role, she told me in two nice notes that she had retired. Viveca Lindfors was considering staring in Never Can Say Good-bye, when she died. Her manager Joyce Chase said it was one of the best scripts she read in ten years. It was first draft.

In 2003, I started my way back by producing short videos and book trailers. I work with authors and publishers as well as PR and marketing companies. I had very basic equipment, but I was still able to produce quality. In 2010, the writing became so bad on my favorite soap Days of Our Lives that I decided to be snarky and write alternative storylines. I posted them on the NBC boards and immediately had fans around the world. Even though I applied for the head writer gig, I was not hired. For that I am grateful. If I had been, I wouldn't have created Operation Home Base and Horses and Heroes, nor would I have rewritten Never Can Say Good-bye and Eye of Ra. I had forgotten how much I loved the work. At the end of the year, I created Cosmos Productions in preparation for larger projects. I am ready to go back and do the work. I'm much stronger and more confident. You can't swim with sharks if you feel link a minnow, because you will just get eaten alive.


I have much better computer and editing software, which has increased my capabilities. Last week, I produced my first green screen project. It was much easier than I remembered it being. Here is what I came up with.




This is my second green screen video.




Computer programs have always come easy to me. With little training, I took to them like duck to water. I have always been innovative, creative, and very good at finding what I need. I've got more moxie than most people would ever dream of having. I'm not afraid to ask for what I want and keeping going after it until I get it. So there are my secrets. I was a bitch. I was a doormat. Now I'm a more balance person and stronger professional, who is ready, willing, and able to to get the job done.















The ghost of a murdered child bring his parents back together after they have reincarnated. He needs them to remember their lives together so that they can forgive themselves and others. If he succeeds, they will all heal and he will be freed to also reincarnate. If he fails, their need for revenge will damn them all.

Elizabeth was asked by her mentor to teach a writing course at a small college. Since she never forgets a kindness, she reluctantly agrees. Arriving in town, she instantly regrets her decision. She wants to run, but she is honor bound to stay. Even as the ghost of a small child begs her to forgive, the memories of another time arouse feelings of hatred that she doesn't understand and cannot control. When she meets Shane, all of their lives are thrown onto a dangerous collision course from which they can neither run, nor can they hide. The question is, "Can they overcome their tragic past or will they be doomed to repeat it.


Never Can Say Good-bye is a Paranormal Thriller, which is comparable to Ghost, The Others, and the original Dark Shadows TV series.

Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.







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