Friends, I have a small obsession with all things Mindy Kaling (if you haven’t hopped on The Mindy Project wagon yet, I suggest you stop everything else in your life and start watching it stat–she play a doctor so get what I did there?!). My recent vlog is about a random set of occurrences involving an audition I had for a new ABC show, tea bag(s) and a tweet by my girl Mindy that all conspired to sorta kinda change my life.
When asked to be a part of a campaign sponsored by Blue Shield of California Foundation about domestic violence my first instinct was to turn it down. First of all, it’s a pretty heavy topic for the holidays and secondly, it’s one that I, thankfully, don’t have a lot of firsthand experience with.
But then I read this line:
And then brutal the images from “the elevator” flashed through my mind.
1. Show up early! Since it’s live TV, anything can happen, and the producer will appreciate you if you can go on early if their schedule gets out of whack.
2. Ask all of your questions ahead of time in an email. The morning of is not the time to ask questions.
TIP–QUESTIONS TO ASK AHEAD OF TIME:
Which anchor will be doing the segment with me?
Do you know you approximate length of the segment (this will help you know how much info to prepare)?
Who should I check in with when I arrive?
What will be the text in my “lower third.” Clarify with them what you want to read on the screen below you. They probably won’t use your url, but you can have your full name or your blog name or your Twitter handle so decide ahead of time. This is where they can “scratch your back” so be sure you put in your two cents.
3. Be prepared. Rehearse what you’re going to say and time yourself. Practice speaking slowly. On-set jitters invariably cause us to
Did you know that you should probably prepare for your child’s parent-teacher conference? And how old do you think kids should be before going to a Katy Perry (or any pop star) concert? Oh, and how do parents help their kids avoid cliques? All of these questions were discussed on our Fox 5 San Diego Ask the Moms panel today. (Also? I have quite a hair flip happening in thie video still below). Check out the video for the goods.
How can you present the information that is newsworthy and/or timely
Why are you the best person to present said information (also, why do viewers need/want the information.
2. Time your attack. What holiday or major event is coming up that can tie in with what you are pitching?
For example, pitching a book called Dead Dads Club to media outlets, would make sense around Father’s Day and then again before the Holidays because the subject of fathers and of loss are relevant at those times of year.
3. Research the media outlets and determine which ones are right for your material and the
I had a lot of fun tonight, while you were at your dad’s. I never thought I’d say that, but it’s true.
Five months ago, the thought of spending nights away from you on a regular basis literally made my stomach hurt. That’s one of the main reason I fought against the separation for so long. I hated the thought of you doing anything cute or fun or for-the-first-time without me, and still do, really, but now that the separation is a reality, I have had to
Ever since watching Begin Again this past weekend (which I highly recommend you rent or stream, stat), I have had its soundtrack on repeat via Spotify. It’s not a long soundtrack, and some of the songs double (even triple up) but I enjoyed the film so much that listening to the music makes me feel like I am back in the film’s space and time, and I feel that much closer to Adam Levine.
Pulling up the Begin Again soundtrack got me thinking about movie soundtracks in general, and then tonight on The Voice, a contestant sang “Stuck in the Middle With You,” from the 90’s classic Reservoir Dogs, and I knew I had to compile this list of Best Movie Soundtracks.
These are in no particular order, but if you haven’t heard these soundtracks all the way through, you’ve got some good music listening ahead of you. And I’ve pulled my favorite track from each album as a little teaser.