I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Ajay Jhaveri, founder of Headshot Café, for a wide ranging interview regarding Stage 32's origins, what the site has to offer creatives from around the world, and the present and future plans for the community.
Before we get to the video, my thanks to the multi-talented actor, writer, producer, Christian Meoli, for his comprehensive coverage of Stage 32 - and yours truly - for Yahoo Entertainment and Yahoo Tech. You can read Christian's article here: Why You Need to Be on Stage 32 If You Are in Entertainment
Also a BIG shoutout to Stage 32 members Wendy Casey and Ricardo Andres. In 1986, Wendy wrote a novel called Seven Nights. In 1998, she converted the novel into a screenplay. And in 2012, right here on Stage 32, Wendy met Ricardo. Now, 26 years later - a testament to the perseverance of the creative spirit - Wendy is in pre-production on a film based on her script with Ricardo serving as producer. The $7M budget has been raised, the cast is almost set, and final filming locations are being scouted.
Wendy was one of the earliest members of Stage 32. Always positive, always supportive, and, most importantly, always working - not only at her craft, but at making connections. I couldn't be more thrilled for her... And, of course, for Ricardo. I'll be watching their journey closely and rooting hard from the sidelines. For more on their story - and to witness Wendy's fabulous taste in t-shirts! - read here: $7 million movie to be filmed at Licking County sites
Now, back to the video. Again, my thanks to Ajay for the hospitality as well as his interest. I enjoyed the time immensely. I ask you to please "LIKE". Please share. Post it. Tweet it. Email it. Support the cause, the concept, the community. Thank you.
As always, I am available for remarks or questions in the Comments section below.
Besides being a working actor, writer, and producer, Christian Meoli also runs Arena Screen at 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave. It's an indie screen theater right in the middle of Hollywood. For more information regarding screenings and bookings, contact Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 306-0676.
When he's not interviewing creatives for the Headshot Café, Ajay Jhaveri runs Argentum Photo Lab at 6550 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. For the last 25 years, Argentum has provided headshots for over 30,000 actors, including some of the biggest stars of the stage and screen. Ajay invites all to drop by the shop or shoot him an email (email@example.com) to learn how Argentum can get you set up with professional headshots which will truly make a difference.
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