Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Booking for Model/Actress Bobbi Jo Kitchen for the Eminem & Rihanna Parody of "Love the Way You Lie".

Ladies and Gentleman, as I write this I am on my last ounce of sleep. When I say I work more than 40hours a week....I definitely do. I am always on and my talent contact me well throughout the night for booking info, questions, etc. It's annoying sometimes, but the majority not because I love my job and put my all & all into it.  I had to get this blog posting out because of all the hype around this particular booking at this moment.

When me and Simona 1st saw the posting that was looking for a Rihanna look-a-like, me and Simona screamed with excitement as we knew our talented, and very beautiful Bobbi Jo Kitchen would book the job.  For probably 1 or 2 days I was waiting in anticipation for the call (And would ask Simona Annoyingly just incase I missed it) because I knew it was coming. When it comes to Bobbi Jo's background she is highly well versed as an actress and model, and almost identical if not more beautiful than Rihanna. She was so perfect for the job that even though she didn't book the job yet, I called her and told her she was going to be booked so keep her availability for the specific day of shooting.  So long behold she gets booked,  and we get her to the set and the product is on youtube.

What is sooooooooooooooo exciting for me about this project is to see all of the websites, radio stations, and blogs that are picking up how good this video is.  The first blog that picked it up was (and you know when he picks it up its a wrap) which made me so excited because it was the second thing I sent my talent to that he talked about (the 1st was Sheena Sakai from ANTM auditioning for Victoria's Secret). Other websites, and radio stations that posted it were Entertainment Weekly, 95.1 Kiss FM, 92.3 Now, B96 Chicago, 96.5 Tic Fm,, Q 104 Radio, and many more!

It was also voted Favorite Youtube Video and Most Watched Youtube Video for that week!!! I only wish we could win a Webby, that would be the highlight of this booking or if they can put it on like one of those VH1 show's where they make fun of the internet videos!!! OMG, I would so be in love!!!!!!!!

If you wanna check out the video that is sweeping the internet check the youtube video below:

P.S. I've also attached some behind the scenes footage from the shoot!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Booking for Model/Actress Bobbi Jo Kitchen for the Spragga Benz Music Video "Who Inna Di Middle".

I have been waiting for this video to come out for the longest time (at least a year or more)!! Usually I know when videos are out, but this particular video took a very long time to come out which was annoying. The video is called "Who inna di Middle" by popular Reggae artist Spragga Benz.

The song features my model Bobbi Jo Kitchen (50's Cents "I Get Money"). What people don't know about me and Bobbi Jo is that we went to college together. We always had mutual friends, would have casual conversation from time to time, casual acquaintances. The 1st time I met her was near the cafeteria at my college. I saw her and had to say something to her because I thought her beauty was magnificent. I went up to her as are mutual friends were talking and I said "You are so pretty. You need to audition for America's Next Top Model, they would take you", and she said "Thank you, I went, but they didn't take me". I replied back "they are retarded". Now the rest is history and in the present she is signed to my agency as as well as others and working very consistently. Consistently enough that I say Rihanna, watch the hell out!!! Bobbi Jo is not a musician, but she is coming for you!! Make sure your contracts with Covergirl are Iron Clad Tight!!!! She's hungry, and when the lioness is hungry, she needs to be fed!

Also speaking of Rihanna, I recently booked Bobbi Jo on a webisode job where she plays Rihanna in the Eminem "Love the Way You Lie" music video. I'm excited and cannot wait to see the parody as the previous parodies done by have recieved lots of press, and are really funny. Attached below are some links on their previous parodies:

Going back to the Spragga Benz Music Video..... I didn't even think the video was going to come out (which has happened before, and is really annoying), but it did and the video below is the result. I think the song is pretty okay. I didn't think it was Spragga Benz's best song, but it was cool. I got a great amount of feedback on it, and a lot of people have told me they hate the song (to each their own). The song may not be up to par with what some of his fans like, but when it comes to the presentation of the video I liked it. I thought it had a very reggae meets old school 1950's-60's Harlem feel. I also thought my model Bobbi Jo showed her acting skills, dancing, and personality all in this video.

Behind the scenes shots:

When all comes down to it only you can be the judge, but just letting you know. You can't judge me, you can only judge the artist and the director. They make the choices, and I just give them the supplies. They don't have to choose scissors if they have a knife, but scissors do cut more precisely. Damn me, and my on the spot metaphors! lol.

Check out the video:

Watching TV and my "Bare Naked Ladies" Music Video booking!

I'm watching Rachel Zoe on Bravo as I type this blog posting. It's the episode of Naomi Campbell's Haiti Relief Fashion show and models are not showing up. I totally get what she is going through because me as a booker I always get the backlash and look totally bad in the eyes of the client if the talent decides it's not important to show up!!! That is total grounds for dismisal, and is one of my biggest pet peeves with models. If you want to be a model dedicate yourself to it. You are not going to BE Naomi Cambell if you can't ACT like Naomi Campbell!!! Take that quote, read it, analyze it, and run wit it!

But going back into why I'm writing today, I just wanted to let you all know my clients Christopher Mello, and Emma Marin both have lead roles in the new Bare Naked Ladies Music Video. I was excited because I do videos all the time, but the Bare Naked Ladies are a very prominent and popular rock band. Ever since I was growing up I would always hear "Bare Naked Ladies" this, and "Bare Naked Ladies" that! Even though I was never an avid "Bare Naked Ladies" fan, after watching the video (called Subway Car), the direction they took with it, and the meaning of the song. It just makes me want to listen to them more. I also feel like i'm apart of history as I was one the one who had a hand in placing such talented people in their video.

Oh lord! "Freedom Writers" is on MTV. Why do they always make movies with the white woman from the suburbs who comes to the ghetto minority community and change them for the better. I'm not gonna's a good movie, but it's always the same old stories with these movies! LOL. I'm sooooooooooooo going of topic.

But yeah, definitely watch the music video below. It has a very urban-esc, at the same time beautiful feel to it. My clients are the graffiti artist, and the girl on the bus.

Until next time......I gotta change the channel!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Booking the new Jazmine Sullivan Music Video "Holding you Down (Going in Circles).

This monday (August 9th, 2010) I sent a bunch of my models, actors, and actresses to the Jazmine Sullivan Music Video audition for her new song "Holding you Down (Going in Circles)". When I 1st heard this song on the radio I was excited, and automatically knew the theme should be Old School 1990's, Kid and Play style (which it's going to be). I got a call on friday from the casting director and called all friday and on the weekend to get my talent to the audition. When monday came around I don't know what happen, but my talent started to drop like flies which started to frustrate me heavily because the casting directors depend on me to deliver the goods (being the actors). I got a couple of replacements, and in the end two of my actor/models (Angelique Velez and Christopher Lyle) were victorious in winning roles in the video. Angelique will be playing the role of Jazmine's Friend and Christopher will be playing one of the party goers. I was so happy because I have been a fan of Jazmine Sullivan since the "Lions, Tigers, and Bears" song! The song was written just the way I would've written it, plus her voice is very distinct from the average. Below is a shot of my client Christopher Lyle behind the scenes on the set of the video:

I'll update with the Music Video once it comes out!!!

My Celebrity Client Singer O'neal Mcknight gets press in US Magazine!

I am late on some of my updates so hang in there! New bookings, and more that I missed are on the way. A couple of months ago my celebrity client singer O'neal Mcknight (Universal/SRC) booked a reality show that I got him for the Halogen TV Network. “Noble Exchange” is a Halogen original TV series which explores what the West can learn from other cultures. Discover how the beauty, innovation and verve of people around the world can inspire and help you make a difference in your community. The next season which airs next year will have celebrities going to another country to learn a skill from a native of that country while touching on a social injustice. When I submitted O'neal Mcknight (as well as some other celebrities that will be revealed at a later date) I had to push hard by letting the producer of the show know that he is one of the best candidates. When it comes O'neal is he always for giving back to others, especially the children. Once the process of selling him was done, the next thing to do was to get the producer of the show to have a sit down with him to see where his head was at and if he was right for this project. When O'neal came into the office he came with this superstar swagger and totally sold the producer of the show. She called me with praise, and told me how much she wanted to book him for the next episode which was called "Noble Exchange: Brazil". I cannot wait to see the episode air next year (and next year cannot come any sooner!). When this piece of press came out in US Magazine Weekly I was so excited as now I have a piece of press to add to my portfolio of bookings!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Behind the scenes of the music video "Truth" by Chiddy Bang featuring my client Reality Star Kiana Jenkins.

Hey People,

I have some behind the scenes footage of my client Kiana Jenkins (Queen Bee's) on the set of the music video "Truth" by the group Chiddy Bang. Check it out!!!!!!!!!!

LOOSEWORLD X Chiddy Bang - TRUTH Behind the Scenes from LOOSEWORLD on Vimeo.