Friday, August 29, 2008

Interviewing the Professionals: Labor Day Extravaganza Blog Update!

Hey everyone! Back with some more updates and a really awkward blog title, actually I'm here with some great news.

In the spirit of keeping the blog informative and user-friendly, I'm planning on hosting a series of interviews with some of the coolest industry professionals; aside from being a fan of their works, these are people who I personally admire for their unique stories pertaining to how they became who they are now. They have indistinguishable personalities and I am more then proud to bring them to this forum.
They are writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, distributors, editors, and most of all; cool ****ing people.
And if that wasn't rad enough...I have a nice little surprise in store for anyone who has been paying attention. At the end of my final interview (in series), there will be giveaways, some swag if you will. I don't know exactly what, but expect something in the vein of DVD's, signed posters, one of those mini iPod's, hugs, meaningless love letters and chocolate hearts.

Also for each of the interviewee's, I will open up the questions to YOU, the reader. So, that means...you get to ask whatever you'd like. Don't be shy!

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With that said, I would now like to introduce our first professional. Her name is Nina Bargiel aka The Slackmistress.

the slackmistress
Nina is a twice, Emmy nominated writer for her work on The Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire". Aside from the nomination, she's also worked for Cartoon Network's "Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy", penning their highest-rated feature "Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure" as well as varied other live-action and animated shows for The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

writers strike
In addition to her television work, Nina is also famously known for her top-rated blogging skills. If you haven't already came across her sites, then stop what you're doing and check em' out: The Slack Daily, Antisocial Networking and the ever entertaining The Slack Video Chat Page.

Slackmistress is also married to another awesome blogger; Will Betheboy. Will is a 50 foot tall robot who shoots lasers but really just wants to nap.

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There you have it, some good news on a Friday night. Stick around for the show, I promise it'll be entertaining as much as it is informative. So, if you have any questions for the Slackmistress then please send em' over to johndarko1@gmail.com and I'll randomly pick the questions out of a shiny top hat.

Next professional will be Jamie Bialkower. Jamie runs Jump Street Films; a distribution company based in Australia. In addition to releasing fantastic films like "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (Robert Downey Jr., Shia LeBeouf)", "The King" starring Gael García Bernal and "The Italian".

Jamie is also the youngest film distributor in Australia!!! He is also a great writer and a genuinely kind person. I wouldn't say it if I didn't mean it.

So, that wraps it up for tonight, I'm going to sip some gin and watch more episodes of The Office. Stay tuned folks. Thanks for being a part of the community!

P.S.
Do me a favor, (3) things...
  1. Vote slackmistress & betheboy for the Hot Blogger Calendar if they win, I'll buy you an ice cream.
  2. Please rate my blog here at blogged.com and if you haven't already, add me to your blogroll and I'll return the favor. One more thing please hit that yahoo buzz thingy below. Sorry, I'm needy.
  3. Vote Obama. Well, actually the last one is up to you, I'm not gonna tell you who to vote for but if I may suggest...OBAMA.
Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. I've been invited to a pool party at The Standard hosted by cool cats over at ICM. Hopefully I'll be back Tuesday with some fun pictures of Hollywood agents gone wild haha +

NOTE: Yes, sometimes my life consists of sitting alone in a dark room, working till my eyes strain, then again there's other days where I'm attending pool parties at The Standard and watching early screenings with the film-makers who helm them. That's the business, they say.




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35 comments:

Michelle said...

loving the title. great work here john. can't wait till the interviews. new reader here but i think i'll stick around.

Amir said...

Looks like another winner bud. Slackmistress is a talented writer as I can see from her experience. She is also a beautiful woman. I like the photos. Looking forward to all the the interviews. Did all three favors, except for the yahoo clip not registered, sorry. So where the ice cream man ahhahaha jk. Laters!

Jaden Devile said...

nice work mr. darko! i'll be back for my swag j/k. eager to see the interviewee's

Anonymous said...

should be interesting :)

Karen (Warners) said...

John:

Great to see you follow through. If you still need that contact you were asking for, then please call my assistant Shelly. I've left a note this morning for your request. I'm not in, because of the weekend, but she is. Have a happy labor day my friend.

Elle Bee said...

Your work is random and purposeful at the same time.

I was never really into "Hollywood" until my cousin, an aspiring- well everything you are- moved out there and got a job working on the OC. He invited me to a cast party, I went, and I was the opposite of star-struck. For the first time I saw celebrities as just regular people who all had good stories to tell. Your blog reminded me of how interesting life is out there...
Thanks :)

John Darko said...

Thank you Elle Bee. I don't think I've ever had someone call my work random - or - purposeful. So, to get the two in the same description is a bonus, I suppose. I'm just happy people read my stuff, so thank you very much. I have a funny story about Ben McKenzie (Ryan from The O.C.) I had two really funny confrontations with the guy back to back on different days. But I'll save it for a post, just waiting to run into him again so I can punch him in the nose...jk. Hollywood can be a small place sometimes.

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I'd be interested to hear about your confrontations with Ben. I've always believed him to be a nice guy not really into all the "star" attention. But maybe I've got it wrong.
Enlighten me.

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Can't wait for the line up man. Great work A+

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