Writers Packet Submission

I just recently got asked to submit a writing packet to a day time talk show with an awesome comedian. I thought for fun I’d post my list of segment ideas. The show should be pretty obvious…

1)      Cat, Dog, Rabbit, or Bird – Viewers send in their funny videos of their cats, dogs, rabbits, or birds. Ellen picks three contestants. She tells the story behind the video she’s about to show and the contestants have to guess which animal the story is about. She then plays the video.

2)      Sophia Grace and Rosie Gift RecommendationsThe adorable duo play with some of the new toys on the market and then give their reviews to parents, for possible holiday gifts for their children.

3)      An Inspiring Person Meets Favorite Celebrity – Viewers nominate the most inspiring person they know.  Ellen chooses one of these people, and then the friend that nominated this person makes lunch plans with him/her. Instead of the friend showing up Ellen sends this person’s favorite celebrity to thank this person for doing so much good in the world. Ellen videotapes the epic moment this person gets to meet his/her favorite celebrity.

4)      Lego Soap Opera – Ellen shows some of the most classic Soap scenes ever created. She then reenacts them with Lego characters, while the actual Soap actors perform the lines from the scene along with them.


5)      Bad Food Pairs Made Good – Ellen has the audience name foods and then the audience votes on the weirdest pairings of two of the foods. Ellen then gives the food pairs to three known chefs, who are challenged to combine the two foods in the tastiest dish they can put together. At the end of the show Ellen and her celebrity guests eat each dish and give each dish a score, to come up with a winning chef.


6)      Fashion Word Fun – There are some interesting slang names for fashion trends. Ellen shows a picture of a fashion trend from the last forty years and gives three multiple choices for what its slang name is. Two of the names are actually made up by Ellen’s writers and one is the actual name. Ellen picks two audience members to guess which names are the real ones.


7)      The Ellen Mannequin – A mannequin that looks just like Ellen is placed in a department store. Inside the mannequin is a little camera that captures the varied reactions people to have to the Ellen replica. Towards the end Ellen’s voice comes out of a small speaker in the mannequin.


8)      Twin Movie Experiment– Ellen has chosen two sets of identical twin children and has them take part in a fun game where they both write down their favorite lines from certain films. Whichever set of twins has the most matching lines, wins.


9)      Karaoke With The Folks – Younger viewers (In their teens or 20s) who are in the audience with a parent, choose one of their favorite songs for the two of them to perform in tag team karaoke live on the show.


10)    Family Holidays on Facebook – Around holiday time Ellen Shows the funniest pictures from audience member’s family holiday pictures and asks the audience member to explain the story behind the funny picture. Ellen may even surprise that audience member by bringing out the family members in the picture, onto the show.


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#Hypothyroid Video I was in

Although I’m not loving the way I look in this video (except my fun burgundy hair), I’m talking about something I truly care about. My health problems, particularly #hypothyroidism, which had a large impact on my life the last few years. Please check it out:


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My New Music Video

I’m super excited for the release on the interwebs of a fun, trippy music video I recently wrote and directed entitled “Big Tree” for the amazingly talented Candice Anitra. I’d love for you to check it out. My amazing cast and crew made it happen with limited time and budget and I’m so grateful. 

There’s a short sketch in the beginning, but the whole thing is less than a 5 minute commitment. Please check it out athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUYnMVtZyUw&feature=youtu.be (version with credits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTp3u2ovJPM&feature=plcp). If you like it please give us “Likes” and comments! XOXO

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Want to laugh – please watch and vote FUNNY

Ever wanted to read someone’s mind? Now you can, with the Mind-Reader 3D Glasses! Kendra Cunningham
Thank you: Jessica Rotondi Justin Murray Max Cohen Dave Beede Michael De Angelis Polo Tate , Kristen & Butchie Cunningham! 


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Featured on a website

One of the schools I teach at wanted to feature me this month. Check it out if you have a minute:


Yes, I know I’m a big dork…

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Music Video Debut

I’m excited to announce that a music video I recently wrote and directed is going to be debuting with the singer’s upcoming performance at BAM the first weekend in Oct.  I’d love it if you could come, this is a project I feel very proud of. Details coming soon…

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Excited to be a part of this years Harlem Film Festival

After not applying to a film festival for a while I randomly applied to my local Harlem Film Festival. It’s a great festival, often with really cool work, and also with some of my favorite women on its board (including MIRA NAIR and SUSAN S

ARANDON). It also happens to be in my hood. Anyway I just found out my thesis film “C’est Moi” got in and will be showing Fri Sept. Sept. 21 at 2pm at the Maysles Cinema – 343 Lenox Ave (btwn 127th and 128th st). I would LOVE for people to come see this film I worked so hard on.

Also you would get see my fabulous cast including the lovely GRACE REX (who you might recognize from her role on THE GOOD WIFE) and the adorable JAKE LACY (who just happens to be the newest cast member on THE OFFICE). Clearly they’re awesome, as the rest of the cast and crew was. 

To learn more about the Harlem Film Festival and its schedule check out the Harlem Film Festival’s website at http://www.harlemfilmfestival.com/screening-schedule/

To learn more about the film feel free to go to its IMDB page and watch the trailer at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1727870/combined 
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I love this

“Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call. Go after her because that’s what you should do if you love someone, don’t wait for them to give you a sign because it might never come. Don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest and making someone fall in love with you is easy and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really.” – Harvey Milk

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testing… testing… working on the blog for my new website!

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