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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Jan 22, 2008 by     Comments Off on Tuesday, January 22, 2008    Posted under: Banff World Television Festival, Dan Gold, Richard Dreyfuss, Ronn Kilby

Despite the fires that made San Diego too hot back in November, things are cookin’ for RONN KILBY at his production studio, Kilby Pond. He just finished doing some work for RICHARD DREYFUSS. Check out – click here.

Know what a Rockie is? Nope, it’s not a flying squirrel that hangs out with a Moose. The Squirrel who did so was, indeed, named Rocky, spelled just like that. But that’s a good guess. No, a Rockie is a TV award from the Banff World Television Festival. Very cool, I might add. For all kinds of facts on this, just click here

Know what a cableFaxie is? Click here

Had to share this ADORABLE picture of the two brightest lights in Announcer DAN GOLD’s life. Twin granddaughters. These two belong to the son of the voice artist (he’s so much more than a guy who just reads words). Well Dunne!

Think about This: “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” ~ Peter T. Mcintyre

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dec 19, 2007 by     Comments Off on Wednesday, December 19, 2007    Posted under: Dan Gold


Hollywood has its own language, which is just part of the fun of show biz. Voice artist and announcer deluxe DAN GOLD sent the following along to me, and I thought I’d share with you. Yeah, it’s only funny because these are TRUE.

Hollywood Dictionary

VERBS:
to schmooze = befriend scum
to pitch = grovel shamelessly
to brainstorm = feign preparedness
to research = procrastinate indefinitely
to network = spread disinformation
to collaborate = argue incessantly
to freelance = collect unemployment

NOUNS:
agent = frustrated lawyer
lawyer = frustrated producer
producer = frustrated writer
writer = frustrated director
director = frustrated actor
actor = frustrated human

COMPOUND WORDS:
high-concept = low brow
production value = gore
entry-level = pays nothing
highly qualified = knows the producer
network approved = had made them money

FINANCIAL TERMS:
net = something that apparently doesn’t exist
gross = Michael Eisner’s salary
back-end = you, if you think you’ll ever see it
residuals = braces for the kids
deferral = don’t hold your breath
points = see “net” or “back-end”

COMMON PHRASES:
You can trust me = You must be new
It needs some polishing = Change everything
It shows promise = It stinks rotten
It needs some fine tuning = Change everything
I’d like some input = I want total control
It needs some honing = Change everything
Call me back next week = Stay out of my life
It needs some tightening = Change everything
Try and punch it up = I have no idea what I want
It needs some streamlining = Change everything
You’ll never work in this town again = I have no power
whatsoever.