I want to thank Lea Lashaway for recovering and digitizing footage from an episode of Clip Joint in which she is featured. Lea was a member of my film and television repertory company for the two decades of its existence in Los Angeles and is a very talented actress. Shooting these episodes was labor-intensive for me very often involving ten-minute takes that would roam the studio moving from one conversation or event to another--the camera became heavier as the evening wore on.
In Clip Joint, Lea played a militant lesbian who protested the show-within-the-show, 'Duke Maltin's Clip Joint', but--like many protestors before her--wanted to be on the payroll. I wish I could remember the names of the actors playing the network executives in the first part of the scene but I can't other than to say that the actress' first name is Debbie. She was a CableACE Awards judge like others in the rep company. In the second half of the scene, Lea converses with Kevin Courtright who was also a long-time member of the rep company and a CableACE judge.
In this scene from my comedy series Clip Joint (inspired by The Larry Sanders Show), actor JT Grimm confronts Lea Lashaway (as Delia) for inciting a lesbian protest against the show staff for creating a hostile work environment by wearing Erectile Dysfunction Awareness ribbons. Duke Maltin and Wesley Harris are also featured. Clip Joint theme by Michael Chanslor.
A series of ONE: The Spoiler starring KBabyNate coming soon to Amazon Prime. A series of ONE is my collection of one-man and one-woman shows that can be viewed on Amazon streaming video and DVD. KBabyNate also did excellent work in Exigence, the movie I am currently shooting.
Exigence Skype rehearsal with Pry'ce Jaymes, Shane Lewis and me for tomorrow's shoot in which the two characters realize the absurdity of a 'covert contractor' admitting emotional distress to an employer or seeking help for it...
Rehearsing our feature film--The Dearly Departed--on Skype today with Debbie Hartner, Katrina Wiskup and Tom Maseth. This is one of three other movies I am prepping concurrently while shooting my spy drama Exigence.
Exigence sequence with Pry'ce Jaymes and Steve Ray with special thanks to Jaymes Young. I shot Pry'ce with the heavy bag in a D.C. gym last night--my son Sean joined us on the set via Skype from Los Angeles.
How to Shoot a Feature Film in 15 Days (And Survive to See Profits)
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Point of Departure
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Stephen Mitchell webinar for Stage 32
Ferrari GTO 3987 at speed by Yan denes
Ray D. Shosay's Journal
Dispatches from a (junior) suite in Paris
Ray D. Shosay's Journal (excerpt)
"Saturday, January 27, 2007
They say you can fool some of the people all of the time. Accordingly, I think we should concentrate on this group initially. We can move on to the people you can only fool some of the time at a later date if we deem it necessary. I hope to hear back from my agent about this as soon as he's out of rehab, as I don't think my messages have been getting through."
Ignorance is Bliss by Stephen Mitchell
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Exerpt from Ignorance is Bliss
"Out of the corner of his eye, Martin saw Martha shift in her seat. She leaned forward, as though something was about to be decided. This caused her breasts to push up against the neckline of her dress in a way that couldn't be fully appreciated out of the corner of one’s eye. So, Martin turned his head to look directly into the abyss of her cleavage. He was vaguely aware that Murray was talking again."
Carrera Panamericana (1950-54)
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Ferrari GTO 3987
Elysée Wednesday: Drive!
“You ought to meet Steve. The two of you have the same kind of Ferrari.”
Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso
One evening, I was enjoying a John le Carré novel and a glass of Bordeaux...
L'art de l'automobile
My first Lusso prior to restoration
It was only after Sinatra was gone...
Once upon a time...
Meeting Enzo Ferrari
I came across this on a late night stroll in Paris near the Louvre.
Simone Kussatz interviews Stephen Mitchell
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Stevie Williams (Interview)
David Gritten reviews (Interview)
With Roy_M Martens at Cannes
The Film Portal
Rebel, Rebel by Marc Sonnery
Ferrari 'Breadvan' trivia
Stephen interviews Marc Sonnery
Ferrari 250GTO by Stephen Mitchell
Ferraris on Mulholland
Ferrari GTOs at Willow Springs &...
Ferrari GTO in Paris
Stephen Mitchell talks with General Richard Wilmot (part 1)
In 1980, Stephen founded an entertainment industry think tank in the guise of a repertory company for film and
television labeled The New Hollywood Studio System. In 1985, Stephen pioneered a unique application of product integration in branded entertainment with his cable TV series (Interview). In 2006, Stephen authored a protocol for the management and marketing of business executives. He is currently producing a documentary on the Ferrari GTO, one of which he owned for several years.