Wednesday, February 13, 2008

IT'S OFFICIAL

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02/13/08

Good Morning. It's Wednesday, February 13, 2008, and this is your first early morning briefing.

It's official! Put down your picket signs, the writers' strike is over. Last evening members of the Writers Guilds East and West voted by a 92.5% margin to lift the restraining order that was invoked on November 5th. In a statement from Patric M. Verrone, President/WGA West reads in part:

"This was not a strike we wanted, but one we had to conduct in order to win jurisdiction and establish appropriate residuals for writing in new media and on the Internet. Those advances now give us a foothold in the digital age. Rather than being shut out of the future of content creation and delivery, writers will lead the way as TV migrates to the Internet and platforms for new media are developed."

Post Strike plans:
Saturday Night Live will return to production just as soon as possible with the strike now over. First show back on the air is expected to be on February 23rd - no guest host announced as yet.
Lifetime Television will soon begin season two production of Army Wives with an early summer premiere scheduled, now that the strike is over.
CBS will not go back into production with Cane for this season, which doesn't say anything outright about next season, but the implication isn't good. Same is true for The CW's Life is Wild - no more shows for this season.
On the flip side, CBS has ordered Sharks and Rules of Engagement to go back into production, as well as New Adventures of Old Christine and Two and a Half Men (duh).
And the bad news for 24 fans ... that show won't return now until January 2009. The strike (and a little jail time) interrupted production.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Beginning of a new era

So, after months and months of a barren land of nothingness..looks like the WGA strike is finally going to be over this week. I know this has been pretty much the talk of the entire entertainment town and I'm sure everybody can breathe easier now.

But the strike was beneficial for me. Things were slower. Not as many auditions. Not as many gigs. And while that sucks financially, it helps mentally in a weird way. I found myself less stressed and not as 'hurried' as I was. I've said this before, but you get so caught up in moving moving moving, that you forget how to be a normal person and let things come when they're supposed to come. So for me, it just took a lot of pressure off of my shoulders.

NOT TO MENTION...that the projects that we had finished before the strike, are now in much better positions. I've made many new contacts and have been able to get my work out to people that I never would have had the strike not hit. So, like most obstacles in life, it was a blessing in disguise.

So now it's back to work. This industry is about to start BOOMING again and I'mma throw myself right in the mix to make sure I don't get passed up on anything.

And things are shaping up so nicely for me that, in a few years, you'll have to discuss me in a way that has never been discussed before.

"First of all, Servants of all, we shall Transcend all"
-Alpha Phi Alpha'


J Lee

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Unsettling Feeling



I've got this really unsettled feeling brewing inside of me. I feel like I'm at a major crossroad in my life, and when I pass through it, a LOT of things in my life are going to change. And that's scary and exciting at the same time. But it's one of those things, that after it happens, you'll never be able to be that person that you were before you went through that light.

And I'm trying to figure out how to deal with it. To all my frat bruhs..it's almost like before you crossed. After you cross, so many things change and you're no longer that same person beforehand. You're (insert name), the Alpha now. And I feel like I'm about to cross. And just like when I crossed Alpha, I became President, won awards, took the chapter to another level, did things that had never been done before, put my stamp on my chapter, and did it with such a passion that it will hopefully always be remembered. I feel like I'm about to cross. And when it's all said and done, J Lee will have done something that has never been done before.

Just some insight. Holla
JL

"And you all are witness
but I am not finished
so keep your mouth closed
and let your eyes listen."


"I know the game is crazy, more crazy than it's ever been
I'm married to that bitch, call me Kevin Federline.

-Lil Wayne

Jason

Thursday, February 07, 2008

He Got Game!

Here are a few new photos from a recent photo shoot I had. Trying to get my athletic, hoop star thang going. And yes, I am one of the coldest point guards from the midwest. You heard correctly. :-)

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"I'm goin' hard in the paint like Diesel time
either I'm the illest cat doin' it, or these cats is losin' it"
-Lil Weezy

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I think...

my seeds are starting to grow. I've been working hard since I got to Los Angeles and doing any and everything I can to pursue my dreams. And Lord knows it's been a grinding process, but a rewarding one. The tough thing about this industry is the waiting game. You work so hard for something and expect to see results for your hard work immediately...but see, we work in a 'hurry up and wait' game.

You get cast as a lead in a movie. Great! You can't wait to see yourself on the big screen. But you have to shoot it, edit, post production, and sometimes they delay the release. So you might not get to see the benefits of your work until months later. And the lack of instant gratification is pretty hard to swallow sometimes.

But today, I got a few great phone calls regarding my seeds. I've got about 3 projects that are on the verge of really turning into something great. I mean...really great. And after I got off the phone I was charged up! Ready to go. Excited about the good news. But now...I gotta wait for my lawyer to call me back to get this thing moving. lol. Waiting.

Ok..I'll write more later. Peace

J Lee

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