Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Slighty Bitter

Today was a pretty good day, even though it was also bitter sweet. I met up with a friend for lunch on the Fox lot. Got to meet some cool people and some casting assistants and had a great lunch. Afterwards, I had a meeting with a pretty reputable manager. And that meeting went VERY well. For the first time, I was able to meet with someone who could potentially help with the multiple facets of my career.

So the day is just rolling along greatly and here comes the bitter sweet part. Today is the BET awards show. And I started watching a little at the crib, but I just had to turn it off. I just can't stand sitting at the crib and seeing an event that I feel I should be at live. Just kinda sucks, ya know?

Oh well. Next year, maybe I'll be up on stage receiving an award and I'll be able to say "just last year, I couldn't even watch the show because I felt like I needed to be there".

Yep. That's it. I'll let you know what happens with the manager. Looks like it might work out. Peaces

JL

Friday, June 22, 2007

Book Me!

I'm getting restless. I need to book something, write something, shoot something, producedirectscorelightedit a mickey fickey project cause your boy is sitting at the crib watchin Judge Shows, ITT Tech commercials, and a 1993 episode of cops.

Sidenote... I see why they took this show off the air. It was basically 'Find a negroe and chase him down" for 30 minutes. Can you imagine how folks would react if cops was still on the air? If they had footage of shooting a young kid 70 times for pulling out a wallet or something like that.

anyway...I digress.

I'm about to go walk around the block...4 times.

JL

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's Me Snitches!

The kid is back. Been a lil minute since my last post, so I have some updates and all that jazz.
I just checked one of my saved messages and I laughed. One of my good friends/business aquaintances left this on my message.
"You're a multi faceted, multi-talented, multi media mogul right now."

I told you in a previous blog, I'm standing at the plate ready to swing this bat. Not only that, but there's no doubt in my mind that I'll take this veteran pitcher yard on the first pitch. Fastball (acting), Curveball (writing), Sinker (music), 2 Seam (Producing)...I got him covered.

The past 2 weeks have been kinda crazy for me. My nephew came out for a few fews before he heads off to college. That's my boy right there, but I'm a little nervous. He's moving from St. Louis to South Carolina and to the world...he's a grown man. To me, he's my little nephew but I'm just praying that he makes the right decisions. He'll be straight though.

What else...Oh, I have a meeting with a potential manager today. All jokes aside, this is how I'm thinking of going into the meeting. I'll write it as a script so you know I ain't bulls*****g.

INT. MANAGER'S OFFICE - DAY

Sunlight beams through a window of a seemingly normal office building. At the front desk,
a receptionist filters calls through her ear piece like a seasoned veteran.

But her usual routine is shifted for her next visitor. The front door opens and a young man steps into the room. She doesn't know this man, but something about him makes her stop what she's doing to see to his needs.

Dressed casually, holding a computer and an arm load of papers, enters J Lee - 20's. He speaks first to the receptionist
and his light and inviting face makes it easy to respond.

J LEE
Hello.

Receptionist.
Hi. How can I help you.

J LEE
I'm here to see Jane Doe.

Receptionist.
No problem. Hang on one sec.

The receptionist quickly dials an extension. Someone answers on the other end.

Receptionist
Hello, a Mr. J Lee is here to see you. No problem
(to J Lee)
You can head on back. She's waiting for you in the main conference room.

J LEE
Thanks.

J Lee smiles and heads deeper into the office. He finds the main conference room and enters.

INT. MANAGER'S OFFICE - CONFERENCE ROOM - CONTINUOUS

JANE DOE - 30's, sits at the conference table dressed in a blue pants suit.

JANE DOE
J Lee. Nice to finally meet you.

They shake hands.

J Lee meticulously places the following things on the table: Three thick feature length scripts, a spec script, A DVD box which at the bottom reads "directed by j lee", A manilla folder with numerous 'upcoming projects', and 4 magazines. Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, and Nick Cannon are on the cover of the various magazines. The last magazine, however, has a blank cover.

J Lee sits back in a chair. After a beat, he speaks.

J LEE
I'd like to begin by quoting one of my favorite rappers of all time. DJ Quik.
(a beat)
Can you work with that?

FADE OUT.
THE END.

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Haha. And best screenplay goes to....J LEE. See you at the Oscars. Umm...what else? Griffin & Lee Entertainment is making some powerful moves. I'll keep you posted on that. Other than that...I'm ready. I'm just ready. I'll let you know how the meeting goes.

"I'm so hot I freeze
big balls and they jingle like a lotta keys
even deaf women say hi to me
she tell a blind chick and she say, 'I gotta see"

-Lil Weezy
Holla at your boy.

JL

Friday, June 15, 2007

We're up!!

So my new project '818' is coming along quite nicely. We just launched our new site, which has production info and photos. Go to www.818themovie.com to check it out!

We met with the director last night and went over the first draft of the script. Surprisingly, there were just a few minor things and the director and producers are really diggin' the 1st draft.

So we'll clean that up, get a 2nd draft out and continue production on the film. I'm really excited because this will be our first script that goes into full production. Everybody on board with the project is great and I'm really looking forward to shooting. Right now, we're looking to shoot October 1st. And of course, since I'm an actor, ya boy wrote a part in the movie for himself. I'll be playing Officer Pike.

So anyway...go check out the website. Leave comments and be sure to keep your eyes out for 818 coming soon!

J Lee

"I'm a champion, where's the f****g Rocky theme.
Damn, rest in peace Apollo Creed
I'm a monster, everyday is Halloween"
-Lil Weezy
Da Drought 3

Monday, June 04, 2007

HBFF 2007

So the Hollywood Black Film Festival kicks off tomorrw (June 5th) in Beverly Hills CA. I'm pretty excited to say the least. My film "Battle For The Crown" was chosen as one of the films to be screened.

It's a good feeling to know all of your hard work will pay off. I moved out to Los Angeles about almost 3 years ago now and have been on my trying to find my way to the top since I crossed that California state line. But one thing I must do is enjoy the journey. And this week, I will definitely do that. I will be able to go and support other established and up and coming directors/actors/writers and just to be in that mix is a blessing. And I never thought I'd be directing this soon in my career. But it just happened to work out that way.

So if you see me during the week, don't be afraid to say what's up. I'm looking forward to a good week of films, films, and more films.

Holla at your boy.

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JL

Director/writer/actor/musician/funny guy/nice guy/hooper/typer/dude who hates to lose arguments/'O'Shamus McPherson/leader/horrible follower/so so softball player/jack of all trades/chess player/dude who can't do a back flip/and that's about it....

"Monday I'm sippin and tippin, Tuesday I'm sippin and tippin, Wednesday I'm sippin and tippin,
Thursday I'm sippin and tippin, Friday I'm sippin and tippin, Saturday, after the show...I'm sippin and tippin'
-Brandon Williams
"Battle For The Crown

About Me

Just a guy trying to put his stamp on the world. Everything else you need to know about me, will probably be in this blog.