Friday, May 13, 2005

People Gazing with Getty

I have a bit of an addiction. Along with chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and drugstore eyshadow, I can't seem to stay away from the Getty Images entertainment photos section.

It's not Britney Spears, Tom Cruise or the latest Will Smith premiere that I log on for. It is those people in the background, immortalized in a flash on the red carpet following the whirlwind that was Eva Longoria or Beyonce. That's where the real stories are, the most cutting edge fashion, the real spirit of the party.

Where else can you find a bohemian pro-football player or a New-York socialite that resembles Kelly, your long-lost middle-school homegirl? I can't tell you how many minutes I have spent of my life browsing through photos, creating short stories in my mind (some that have even inspired scenes or feature length scripts) based on a handbag carried by a struggling actress or the intoxicated woman being propped up for a pose with her date.

Speaking of the bohemian pro-baller and New York socialite just check below to catch a glimpse of them: Dhani Jones (of the Philadelphia Eagles) at a Star Wars premiere and Genevieve Jones around town.


Monday, May 09, 2005

The Urban Kids Film Festival!

On June 4th, Shawnelle and I will be off to the Urban Kids Film Festival to screen Adopted By Aliens to kids at the African American Art and Culture Complex in San Francisco.

We're very excited to be headed back home to participate in this very unique festival for children of color. It promises to be loads of fun!

P.S. Shout out to Raymonte and his sister, two youth from Oakland. Raymonte e-mailed us and let us know that he enjoyed ABA. That definitely makes us smile!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

When The Planets Align, I Buy Tickets!

If I could bounce off of the ceiling right now I would. Aside from the premiere of ABA Episode III, there has been some major activity in the Universe....

Word has it that one of my favorite hip-hop groups from the 90's, Digable Planets, have gotten back together and will be performing at the House of Blues next month.

I've been dying to see them live since I was a teen. Maybe now I might get a chance...But recently reunited groups have been known to cancel a show with 15 seconds notice. Keeping my fingers crossed.