Category Archives: Behind the scenes

Let’s Paws: Sidetracked on way to ‘House of Cards’ casting call

A dilemma as I made my way to a House of Cards casting call for extras last year. I met this guy just as I was trying to decide if I really wanted to stand on line all day in … Continue reading

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Trying to be an extra on ‘House of Cards’

Ready for Season 3 of House of Cards? To get you in the mood, here’s my Huffington Post piece on my big chance to be an extra. More on what it’s like to be in on a casting call.

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Behind the Scenes: HBO’s ‘Treme’

The complete HBO series Treme’  is now out on Blu-ray if you’re interested. Maybe you’re not a fan of this show about New Orleans, and sadly enough, you really wanted to be. Because you, like so many others, were so hooked on its predecessor, … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: My ‘Groundhog Day’ movie connection

With Groundhog Day almost upon us — none too soon; please tell me we’re not gonna have six more weeks of this diabolical winter — I’m thinking back. To the movie Groundhog Day. It and I go waay back, ever … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: ‘Homeland’

Editor’s Note: This was written in the early days of Homeland, when Nicholas Brody was still alive and very much in the picture. ______ I’ll admit I was a little sour at the end of the first season of Homeland. I … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Bridge on the River Kwai

Before my journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express ended in Bangkok, we stopped on the real bridge on the “Kwai” river in Thailand. If you’ve seen the famous British movie, you have a general idea of what went on … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: ‘Joisey Shaw’

No, this isn’t about me discovering Jersey Shore. I know I’m way late to that party. And that’s fine with me. I never wanted an invite anyway. Besides, I like remembering my own version. Growing up in my section of … Continue reading

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