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
Dec 19, 2007 by KateComments 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.
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.