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Show Bizness => Acting => Topic started by: Mastrmynd on July 25, 2006, 03:26:59 pm

Title: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 25, 2006, 03:26:59 pm
I just wanted to let you all know that I finally filmed my scene for Tyler Perry's upcoming film, "Daddy's Little Girls."
Man... it was surreal.
I've done a few indy projects and whatnot, but this time it was totally different.

When the cameramen had that camera all up in my face, I had to take an Arvell-moment...for a moment... and revel in the surreal-ness of it all.

WOW.

i'm going to be on the big screen.
Once again, i'm SAG-worthy.
hehehehehehe...

Just thought I'd share.

I had to pass on being an extra in a Verizon commercial today.  :(  Real world responsibilities came callin'...  And I passed on a stuttering commercial audition on Monday.

I've been so busy these past few weeks, it's been crazy.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on July 25, 2006, 03:31:53 pm
Good news, man, good news. You seem to be adding to your body of work pretty significantly lately.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 25, 2006, 03:43:16 pm
WS,
  you ain't never lied.  I've moved from a trot to a slow jog...
i like where my career is heading.
SLow and steady works for me.  I don't need to sprint.  I just want to be consistent.  I just want to be a working actor.  Fame?  It comes when it comes, but I like going grocery shopping and hangin' out at the comic book store.
I don't want to be Michael Jackson famous. EVER!

 8)   <-------- mike jackson at the comic book store
 ;D   <-------- happy working actor arvell at the comic book store
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on July 25, 2006, 04:18:50 pm
I just want to be consistent.  I just want to be a working actor.  Fame?  It comes when it comes, but I like going grocery shopping and hangin' out at the comic book store.
THat sounds right. If you're good (and we know you are), it'll happen, no need to drive yourself crazy over it.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: bluezulu on July 25, 2006, 08:21:10 pm
you don't want to be mike jackson at the comic shop or anywhere else for that matter these days. :D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: michaelintp on July 25, 2006, 11:22:36 pm
Wow.  Very cool.  Hey, Mastrmynd, remind us when the movie is released so we can all run out and see you, OK?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 26, 2006, 10:52:22 am
:)
Thanks for the love michael.

Don't worry.  I'll definitely remind y'all when the movie is about to come out.

SHucks, it could either be at the end of the year or around february.

we'll see.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: zulu801 on July 26, 2006, 06:10:21 pm
hard work always pays off and it's great news for ya brotha.  Just think in the near future, all of us will say... damn I remember when we all were talking on the BP board and now look at Arvell (mastrmynd)... Black man handlin his bizness. 

Ya Dig  Sho Nuff

peace and all blessing to ya
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 26, 2006, 06:38:54 pm

 :-[   (best blush icon i could find)

awwwwwwwww
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Lion on July 26, 2006, 06:52:11 pm
Dang, man! This you?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1532699/

You're definitely movin' up!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 26, 2006, 07:16:12 pm
Yes, that's me, but it doesn't have project that I've ever worked on.
Just the ones submitted to imdb.com

if you can find a website titled "About...Arvell Poe", then you'll see more of my stuff.

but i digress... Thanx for the props.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: KamiKaZee on July 26, 2006, 07:31:49 pm


MM - Please post your pic to the IMDB site - it may help you get additional offers - and add
something to your bio.  And if you pass another chance/offer to do a commercial, I'm coming
looking for you to knock you upside the head.  Don't you know that more people will see 
you in a commercial than any movie that you'll ever do.  If you want to hit the big time, you
will not let these golden opportunities pass you by.  I don't care if your dog died or your wife
left or your house burnt down, take advantage of the opportunities that Jehovah God sends
your way.  There's 50,000 other actors out here. 











Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 26, 2006, 07:35:58 pm
yes ma'am.

i dont wanna get knocked in the head... and i didnt want to miss the commercial, but it happened.

:(

and the only reason i dont have a pic on my imdb is becuz they want $30 and I didnt have it at the time.
aint got it now, but i'll be gettin' paid soon so i have no excuse
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: zulu801 on July 26, 2006, 08:41:13 pm
word man, when the bread aint their you gotta do what you gotta do.  holla back to us when the pic is up   ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 30, 2006, 08:48:36 am
Last night I was partying with Tyler Perry, Melinda Williams and...get this...Morgan Freeman.
:O

it was a surreal moment when I saw Morgan Freeman.
That's my dude!

He's on my list of Black Men who I'd love to work with in the future.
:O
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Toya on July 30, 2006, 10:12:57 am
Go Arvell is ya b'irthday, you gonna party like its ya b'irthday.

Seriously though, that's great stuff. I wish ya tha best of course.



Zulu, man you really luvin' that slider huh?  ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Lion on July 30, 2006, 02:54:11 pm
Last night I was partying with Tyler Perry, Melinda Williams and...get this...Morgan Freeman.
:O

it was a surreal moment when I saw Morgan Freeman.
That's my dude!

He's on my list of Black Men who I'd love to work with in the future.
:O

Dude! Morgan Freeman! That's REAL class right there. You totally rock.

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 30, 2006, 06:12:52 pm
...

Okay y'all, is this a sign?

On my way home tonite, on the street that leads to my apartment, as I was waiting for the red light to change green, I pulled up beside a silver Maybach (that was on my left hand side waiting for the light to turn green.)

As I was admiring the car ( thought it was a Bentely at first until I saw the emblem on the hood), I nodded my head as if to tell the shadowy silohuette that I like his/her car.

The shadowy figure rolled down the window and it was... TYLER PERRY!

OH MY GOODNESS!

and that's not all!

Tyler Perry Recognized ME!

Jokingly, the first thing out of his mouth was "Are you following me?"

:O

I laughed with him but the whole time i was thinkin' "YOU REMEMBER ME?"

Then he asked "Did you enjoy the party last night?"   (I FLASHBACK TO LAST NIGHT WHEN I SHOOK HANDS WITH HIM.  THE MUSIC WAS LOUD, BUT MY WIFE SAID SHE  HEARD HIM SAY "HEY ARVELL. I'M GLAD YOU MADE IT OUT!"  *** SO HE PROBABLY DID SAY MY NAME LAST NITE!)

:O

Arvell:  I sure did. I had a great time.  My wife had a great time too. I was lookin' for you last night because my wife wanted to take a picture with you...

Tyler:  He smiles and says "Next time."

The light turns green and he drives off.

I had 100 questions I wanted to ask with only 20 seconds to ask them.

Does that count as a surreal moment?
:O
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Toya on July 30, 2006, 06:22:07 pm
Yep, its a sign ta me.  :D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: zulu801 on July 30, 2006, 06:26:46 pm
Last night I was partying with Tyler Perry, Melinda Williams and...get this...Morgan Freeman.
:O

it was a surreal moment when I saw Morgan Freeman.
That's my dude!

He's on my list of Black Men who I'd love to work with in the future.
:O

damn, that's what I call "not a party" but a PARTAE (zulu's own vocabulary)  Melinda Williams is seductive, one of many reasons why I watch soul food.   :P
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: zulu801 on July 30, 2006, 06:27:26 pm

Zulu, man you really luvin' that slider huh?  ;D


Yep Yep    :P
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 31, 2006, 11:02:18 am
i'm still on cloud 9...
gimme a couple more minutes and i'll be cool again.
;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 24, 2006, 05:22:30 pm
what's up y'all?
it's been a minute since I've gave y'all an update.
my bad.

i won't go into too much detail because I'm saving my story for my myspace blog.

but anyway, last nite, my wife and I had a ball at the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival Launch Party.
Don't believe me?  Check out these pictures: 

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=GLS====212744&str=&styp=&sfld=&nbc1=1&sortval=3a&PageNum=1

i'll post my personal pics on my myspace page later.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on September 24, 2006, 08:11:06 pm
Congrats to you MM!

You are moving on up my brother way to go!!!
and yes running into Tyler at the light was definately a sign from the MAYBACH Gods'
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 25, 2006, 12:03:09 pm
thanx luv.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 27, 2006, 10:46:36 am
i just want y'all to know that i have updated my myspace blog site with the story of my red carpet Saturday.
:)

Man, I guess everything DOES happen for a reason.  If I would have gotten the role in Prison Break, then I would not have had the experience that I did on Saturday.  The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Plus, the show has 22 episodes and last week was episode 9.  We'll see if they'll call me again.
:)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 13, 2006, 02:08:59 pm
I just wanted to say hello.
I went to see my agent on Friday and she said that she submitted me for some tv show.
i won't go into any details as of yet cuz i'm hella excited.
but once i get an audition, i'll let y'all know.

Did I tell you all that I got a promotion and my job?
Well I did.
I'm a Site Supervisor now... and i LOVE it.

don't worry.  Like I told my agent, I'm still acting.
;)

Thanks for the love and support, HEFfers!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Toya on December 19, 2006, 12:50:24 am
...:::Bumpity Bump:::... 

What's new in the crazy world of TEH HOLLIWUD? Sry I'm half-way delirious @ the moment.  :D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on December 19, 2006, 12:11:34 pm
not much new here, youngster... but i appreciate the luv.
:D

Being a supervisor is hella cool.  I finally got MY computer set up yesterday... and they finally gave me an email address.
Maybe by 2007 i'll have some business cards.

As far as Hollywood is concerned, nothin' has been goin' on...went on a GA Lottery commercial but i didnt get it.
c'est la vie!

but i'll keep y'all posted.

again toya, thanx for the luv.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on December 22, 2006, 07:23:05 am
What's up Y'all?
I have a question for y'all.
Does anyone know how to create a podcast?

I ask because my homeboy and Playaz Picnic co-host, Spenserious, told me that he thinks I should podcast new episodes of my ol' skool R&B show, Tha Playaz Picnic.

The idea has REALLy been playing in my head... so i ask you, my computer literate friends... How can I go about creating podcasts of my radio show.

if you have really long answers, then PM me for my email address.

luvyalots!

Mastrmynd OUT!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Toya on December 22, 2006, 03:23:55 pm
No, I have no idea how to create a podcast. But here's to 2007 being "the year", if you know what I mean.

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 02, 2007, 09:30:23 am
what's up people?

i wanted y'all to know what was goin' on in my head so here's wassup...

it's not official yet, but me and my partner in rhyme, Spenserious the Prince of Suspense, plan on hijackin' a radio station (probably our skool's radio station) and presenting a special James Brown: Celebration of Life episode.  We'll do the whole biography thang...playing music from the beginning to the end of his career.  and callers would be great if we could make that happen.

when will this happen?
do know yet but it should be sometime this month.  once we have details worked out, i'll let y'all know.
but i just wanted to give you HEFfa's the heads up so y'all will be ready to listen to the show online.
comments? questions? concerns?  holla at me... i'll take all ypes of ideas
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 06, 2007, 06:06:19 am
Just to let y'all know... I have another movie lined up.
and this one...well, i'm quite excited about it.
Shaun of the Dead is one of my fave movies and I often wished that i could have been a part of it.

well, dreams do come true...sorta.

My friend, who directed the supernatural thriller that i was in, The Other Side, will be directing a new film called "Dance of the Dead."
It's about a zombie attackhat occurs at a prom and the only ppl who can save them are the kids who didnt have dates to go to the prom.

long story short... I'se gon be a Zombie.
mahahahahaha.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Jenn on January 06, 2007, 12:16:03 pm
WHOO-HOO!!!!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 07, 2007, 02:14:45 pm
thanx my Queen.

my agent JUST sent me an email.  she wants me to audition for a steven king movie.
and in the movie, i get to play a scared character.
oh my goodness... acting!
i want to audition for it but it is 2morrow at noon... plus... if i get it, i have to be in lafayette, la from mid march to early may.
*sigh*

decisions, decisions.

do you audition for something that you know you probably won't be able to get time off for.

before you answer that, I WILL have to come to terms with that situation, but i need to ask myself, is THIS the movie to take that chance on?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Lion on January 07, 2007, 04:36:41 pm
Your decision, man.

I know what my answer would be.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 07, 2007, 06:19:46 pm
*sigh*

tell me about it brother... tell me about it.

i'm still deciding.
and to top it off... my dad may have had a stroke.  if it wasn't for my brother visiting him in augusta, then who knows what would have happened if he didnt take him to the hospital.
his blood pressure was 200 somethin'.
no lie.
i'm awaiting word from my brother on my dad's condition.

please pray for my dad if u can.

UPDATE: I will not be auditioning for the stephen king movie...but i WILL be auditioning for the Prison Break role.  the audition is on wednesday and we film on the 16th of jan. i'll keep u posted
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Lion on January 07, 2007, 08:55:58 pm
No sweat, man. My prayers are with your Dad for sure.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 08, 2007, 05:17:41 am
Thanks Lion.
Thank you very much.

i would be lying if i said i was doing okay, today.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on January 08, 2007, 12:50:12 pm
Any news on your dad?  Our thoughts are with you, brother.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 08, 2007, 12:51:46 pm
thanx for the luv Curtis.
as of right now, nothing.
so... no news is good news.
i'll keep y'all posted
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on January 08, 2007, 12:55:44 pm
All right, man.  Hang in there. 
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 08, 2007, 12:58:03 pm
i'm tryin', i'm tryin'...

working keeps my mind off things... plus i'm thinkin' positively.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: bmagee on January 08, 2007, 07:16:26 pm
Damn. I'll pray for your dad too. Stroke ain't funny.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 10, 2007, 01:26:31 pm
I felt your energy and prayers people...

My audition was today at 2:30pm and I SOOOOO rocked it.
i mean... i don't remember the last time that I felt THIS confident after an audition.
i'm not saying that i got a role on prison break, but darnit if i didn't visualize and did tha dayam thang.

i'll keep ya posted cuz the episode begins filming on the 16th, so the lucky winners from across the US will find out soon.

luvyalots, HEFfas.

Not matter what happens, I'm in a good place today.

Plus, my agent is gonna submit me for The House of Payne.  Since they are doing 100 episodes, let me just get on at least 10% of 'em...ya know?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 14, 2007, 04:35:04 pm
As of 7:33pm on Sunday, Jan 14th, I haven't heard from my agent so 9 times out of 10, that means that I will not be going to Dallas.

It's all good, though.  There WILL be another audition becuz the guys will be heading "south" really soon...and you can say South without mentionin' the dirty dirty.

;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 19, 2007, 10:44:17 am
in about 17minutes, I will be leaving to audition for yet ANOTHER Prison Break episode.
i gots to get one of these auditions, man.  I just gotta!
:D

anyway, today i will be playing the role of an infirmary C.O.

wish me a break-a-leg.
when i get this role, i will be in dallas from the 26th to feb 6th.

:D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 03, 2007, 05:18:42 am
Just to let y'all know, I haven't booked ANY of the Prison Break roles. As a matter of fact, no one from my agency has. Yet!
There's still time.  I haven't given up yet.  There's a new show called K-Ville ( a fox show-pilot) that'll be shot in the lassiez-faire state that my agent wants me to audition for.  we'll see what happens.

Anyway, last night while i was either playing UNO online or watching somethin' n TV, someone associated with T. perry and the movie, "Daddy's Little Girls" called me and asked me if i was still interested in going to the premiere of Daddy's Little Girls.  I was like, "Yeah... I've been waiting for the call for a while now."  He replied, "Well, i'm glad i was the one who made the call today, then."

He got my email address and sent me the following invite:

Host:  Tyler Perry Studios, Reuben Cannon Productions, LIONSGATE Films
Location:  Atlanta, GA
When:  Thursday, February 8, 8:00pm
Tyler Perry Studios, Reuben Cannon Productions and LIONSGATE Films CORDIALLY invites you and a guest to attend Atlanta's Cast and Crew special screening of "Daddy's Little Girls" will begin promptly on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 8:00 pm.

Please RSVP for the location details.

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A RSVP CONFIRMATION.

All RSVPs must be received no later than midnight on Wednesday, February 7, 2007.

We look forward to seeing you!


HEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHHE... i cain't wait!
I'll let y'all know if my scene made the final cut as soon as I get home from the screening, aiight?

luvyalots!

Arvell

*runs off singing "i'm sooo excited..."
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on February 03, 2007, 02:06:05 pm
 ;DBig time congrats
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 08, 2007, 02:24:09 pm
hey y'all!
long story short, 2nite is the premiere.
i'm excited.

long story short 2... my homegirl in LA saw the hollywood premiere of Daddy's Little Girls.
at 12:38am EST she called me screaming "WhyDidn'tYouTellMeYouWereInDaddy'sLittleGirls!WhenISawYouOnTheScreenIYelled"That'sMyFriendArvell!" ... blah blah blah.

that made me feel good.
i was so crunk that i didnt go to sleep until 1:30am.

oh yeah... my info was added to imdb.com
YEAH!  Player #2 is in the building.

i'll tell y'all about the premiere 2morrow.
holla
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 14, 2007, 04:10:12 pm
i got it.
oh.my.gosh.
I.GOT.IT.

i auditioned for a role on House of Payne and i got it.
OH.MY.GOD.

and Rueben Cannon remembered me.
when i walked into his office he said, "That's him. That's the guy that i wanted for this role. It's like you're reading my mind.  He's the guy who said 'monty...monty' in Daddy's Little Girls."

that made me feel really good.
he likes me energy and he wants me to really do it up.

anyway, i just wanted to share this with y'all.

time 2 celebrate.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: zulu801 on February 14, 2007, 04:12:05 pm
congrats brah!  hardwork pays off. 
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 14, 2007, 04:15:03 pm
'preciate the props dawg
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on February 14, 2007, 04:53:14 pm
Congrats! Celebration could not come at a better time!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on February 15, 2007, 05:39:08 am
Big up! You're now sought-after!  ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 15, 2007, 07:43:00 am
tell me about it...
when i auditioned for rueben cannon ... as soon as he saw me he said "that's him! that's the guy! he's the guy that I was thinkin' about for this role.  It's like you're psychic (to his assistant)! he's the guy in Daddy's Little Girls who said "monty!monty!"

THAT made me hellagood!
not only did he remember me but liked my role in DLG.

Mr. Cannon also told me that he wanted me to exude the same type of energy that i did in the film.
Wow.

this has been an "interesting" week.
topsy turvy
happy and sad type of rollercoaster of emotions.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: bluezulu on February 15, 2007, 08:37:30 am
This is pretty exciting I must say. I love it when other people do good. Imagine one day when you make it big in hollywood someone will be discussing you in one of your roles and I can causally say I can get you his autograph if you like.  8)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 15, 2007, 05:03:17 pm
today's first day on the set was very nice.
i really enjoyed myself.
i can't go into details (confidentialit clause) but yeah... i love this industry... i love being on a film set... i love hurryin' up to wait.
it aint nothin' like it.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 16, 2007, 11:44:09 am
It's official!
i've officially filmed my very first sitcom.

i'm sooo excited.
it hurts to return to reality because I absolutely LOVE being on a film set.
*sigh*

Anyway, it was a pleasant experience and i loved workin' with everyone.
i can't wait to see the finished product.

thank u again for your support.
i luv y'all!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 23, 2007, 10:08:01 am
And the adventures continue...

Yesterday I auditioned for Halle Berry's new film, Tulia.
It will be filmed in New Orleans.

I think i did okay.
i'm kinda sickly due to pollen so i wasn't feelin' 100%

PLUS i found out that the scene that I read for features the character that Halle will be playing in the movie.
I was kinda shook after that...for a second.
hahahahha..

but i'm good.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on March 26, 2007, 03:30:03 am
So... You're trying to piss off your HEF-wife?

Seriously, best of luck. I'm sure pollen didn't stop you putting in a great performance (hayfever's a bitch, I know).
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 26, 2007, 06:08:06 am
you know...i didn't even think about her.

plus i think the kingdom is going to go in a different direction as far as HEF-wives are concerned.

i'm gonna send her a txt msg and let her know that her services are no longer needed but we can still be friends.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 29, 2007, 08:14:28 am
i have another audition today ya'll.
i am auditioning for an african character from the Congo.
i'm tryin' to create an accent as we speak.

this movie stars samuel L. jackson and bruce willis.
nuff said.

i'm hella crunk.

on monday i auditioned for a Lifetime TV series called Army Wives.
i hope i can get this one, too.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 29, 2007, 12:32:44 pm
back from teh audition.

it went okay.
my agent said she "loved my (african) accent."

i'm glad it was a taped audition.  i needed a couple redos 2day.  :D
i'll keep ya posted.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: zulu801 on March 30, 2007, 08:40:39 pm
brah continue to handle your biz and I can see you in the near future at SDCC as pne of the stars of a scfi or comic big screen movie
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 31, 2007, 06:21:31 am
hahahahaha...
thanks.
I never thought about that.

Maybe when The Other Side FINALLY gets released, it'll become a cult classic and I'll be invited to these comic book conventions with the other stars of the movie.
that would be HAWT!

thanx for the luv dawg.

and so far, no words from my agent.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 12, 2007, 02:19:40 pm
I almost forgot to tell y'all about my audition last nite.
instead of retyping it, please go to my myspace page and read yesterday's blog post.

i ran into a reality tv starlet and you won't guess which one.

HAHAHAHHAHA

All I gotta say is:   
FLAVA FLAAAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVV!!!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 20, 2007, 06:44:16 pm
if you didn't go to my myspace page, then the flava flav chick that i saw was HOTTIE!
remember when she said she had a small waist?  Oh..she has a small waist!  tripped me out!  she's just top heavy with thick thighs.
imagine that!

anyway, i had another audition today after work.
it was for the same vivica fox movie, "3 can play that game."

i didn't think i did a good job but the casting ppl loved it.
u never can tell.
the casting agent (the guy from House of Payne) pulled me to the side and told me to "KILL IT!" before i auditioned becuz he really wants me in the movie.  he told me that he loves my skills, etc... that threw me for a loop for a second, but i guess he liked what i saw.
we'll see.

at least i can claim it on my taxes.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on April 22, 2007, 01:13:44 pm
Hey Mr. M ;) I hope you get the role

Once they see that smile of yours, it's going to be you next to Ms. Fox. :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 22, 2007, 06:46:25 pm
Thanks my queen!
I really appreciate the love.

my smile? are you talkin' metaphorically, smiley face e-speak, or are there pics of me smiling floatin' all over the interweb?

while i'm thinkin' it about it, peep my myspace blog out 2 see what happened to me and the wifey after we saw "SOMEBODIES" at the Atlanta Film Festival.

BUT I can tell you all that a stranger came up to me last nite...politely interrupted my conversation just to tell me that he saw my episode of HOUSE OF PAYNE at the Tyler Perry Studios and had to tell me how good and funny my performance was.  he also said that everyone at TPS considers ep.#5 the funniest ep so far!

wow. that made me feel really good.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on April 25, 2007, 01:19:08 am
Thanks my queen!
I really appreciate the love.

my smile? are you talkin' metaphorically, smiley face e-speak, or are there pics of me smiling floatin' all over the interweb?

while i'm thinkin' it about it, peep my myspace blog out 2 see what happened to me and the wifey after we saw "SOMEBODIES" at the Atlanta Film Festival.

BUT I can tell you all that a stranger came up to me last nite...politely interrupted my conversation just to tell me that he saw my episode of HOUSE OF PAYNE at the Tyler Perry Studios and had to tell me how good and funny my performance was.  he also said that everyone at TPS considers ep.#5 the funniest ep so far!

wow. that made me feel really good.

I saw you on myspace smiling with your wife. Nice pic with the guy from Bel Biv Devoe too.

I haven't really been able to catch too much T.V. When does the episode come on again? I'll Tivo it ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 25, 2007, 06:56:43 am
*blush*
you saw my myspace page?
*blush*

yeah... chillin' wit mr. bbd was cool.  i'm still tryin' to get him to sell me a house.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 15, 2007, 02:35:25 pm
i'm going to audition for the amazing race 12.
i thought i'd let y'all know.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Lion on May 16, 2007, 07:52:25 am
Hey man... I'm not trying to rain on your parade here, but I just want you to think about something...

With the exception of Clay Aiken, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Carrie Underwood...

...has reality television ever helped anyone serious about their craft get to the next level? Will being on a reality show help you as an actor or hinder you? Sure, people might remember your name, but will it be the way you want them to?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Catch22 on May 16, 2007, 07:57:36 am
i'm going to audition for the amazing race 12.
i thought i'd let y'all know.


Are you going to do the race with your wife if selected?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 16, 2007, 10:44:49 am
1. Thanx for the convo Lion.  I've thought about my career and reality a lot.  Will it help?  Not really.  15 mins of fame is NOT what I'm lookin' for.  WIll it hurt my career?  It's reality tv.  It could go either way.

But when I first auditioned for the show, I didn't do it for the fame.  I didn't really do it for the money. (Kinda...if i win, cool.  If i don't...)  My main reason to compete is for the adventure and that's real talk.

Catch, i will not be running the race with my wife.  Even though she would love it, she already told me that she will not be able to physically compete a daily basis in order to win.  SO she wants me to find a new partner.

I asked Magic Wand but I dont know if she was serious.
I have an internet friend who wants to do it, but he can't be away from his wife, kids and new baby for the 1.5 month plus adventure.
I asked my younger brother, army vet, current college student and entreprenuer-at-heart and I'm waiting for him to let me know what's up.

The casting agents with The Amazing Race told me to audition again, but not with the same partner.
The hunt is on for a new partner.

that's my time.
thank you for your concerns.
:D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 25, 2007, 08:13:46 pm
I'll keep this post short and sweet because I really want to play some Xbox 360 games before I go to bed...

I just wanted to let everyone know that it is official...
THE OTHER SIDE is coming to a theater near you!!! (limited theatrical release)
That's right, this summer, late summer, The Other Side will FINALLY hit the big screen.
But that's not all.
Tell what else, Mastrmynd!

"Well Mastrmynd, following this summer's theatrical release of the supernatural thriller, The Other Side, the DVD will be released this October! YES! THIS OCTOBER! Isn't Halloween in October?  If it is, then that's PERFECT timing for this movie. Back to you, Mastrmynd!"

That's all.
For those that know nothing of this movie that I starred in, please visit the website "www.entertheotherside.com" and get caught up to speed.

I'll holla atcha.
Have a great memorial day weekend.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 01, 2007, 04:53:34 am
Hey guys!
Happy June 1st.
Let me keep this brief:

Yesterday i had an audition for a Cox High Speed Internet commercial.  (Man, I wanted to say "Charter" high speed all day but i worked it out)
As soon as I stepped in to audition, i dont think i was the right "look" that they wanted.  They let me go thru the motions of auditioning, but they quickly sent me on my way as soon as I said my last word.

Played basketball with my team, T.H.U. (TheyHateUs!)  We won.  We had to work too dayam hard to get it, but we won.  I'll take it!  (oh yeah, Cleveland won, too!  That makes me happy.)

Last but not least, I found out yesterday that my episode of Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" airs at 9pm on TBS, Wednesday, June 20th.

I'M ON TV WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH AT 9PM ON TBS!! TiVo it! VCR it! Watch it!

Thank you for your suppor.
I'm kinda crunk this morning.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Catch22 on June 01, 2007, 05:04:04 am
Congrats, man!! I'll set the Tivo for it.  You better be funny!  >:(
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Magic Wand on June 01, 2007, 05:45:47 am
Yeah.
You BETTER be funny!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 01, 2007, 08:33:17 am
dang!
I'm expecting love and support and I receive threats.
gotta love it!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on June 21, 2007, 07:18:16 am
dang!
I'm expecting love and support and I receive threats.
gotta love it!
You know how it is on the HEF: They'll give you love, but you have to earn it first. You better come widdit!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 21, 2007, 07:33:52 am
hahahah...
wise, my brother, welcome back.
do you get TBS across the pond?

if not, then watch the episode on tbs.com
it's titled "Lost and Found" and it's on the internet right now!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on June 21, 2007, 07:47:29 am
hahahah...
wise, my brother, welcome back.
do you get TBS across the pond?

if not, then watch the episode on tbs.com
it's titled "Lost and Found" and it's on the internet right now!
Internet, eh?
That'll have to be my technique, but I'll give it a go, soon as I get a bit of time to myself at the computer (easier said than done, but I'll do my best).
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 21, 2007, 07:58:59 am
thank u brother!
i knew u had my back.
:D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 03, 2007, 04:02:42 pm
i got the call.

i just booked 2 episodes...back to back.

eps 24 and 25.

 :o

i just wanted to share that with my family.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on July 05, 2007, 03:01:51 am
That's great, man, a recurring role! Seeing as their internet service doesn't allow dirty foreigners to view it, I'll look for some torrents or something.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 05, 2007, 05:06:32 am
that's love, homey!
'preciate it!

I'MA MAKE Y'ALL PROUD!
YA HEAR ME, HEF!
I'MA MAKE Y'ALL PROUD!

At my first awards show or somethin', i'm gonna rock a H.E.F. pin or somethin'.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 11, 2007, 01:19:52 pm
I had...the time of my life...

Man, monday and tuesday were GREAT!
I have never enjoyed myself more on a set than I did on House of Payne.
The entire cast and crew showed me so much love.
People went out of their way to give me props on my acting.  One of teh boom mic operators came up to me and said, "Great job young man!"
Made me feel really good.

If I could work on the H.O.P. set and for Tyler Perry Studios, then I think I would be a really really Happy person.  I seriously felt extremely comfortable and at home there.
Nothin' but good people workin' behind the scenes and I respect 'em all.

I just thought I'd share that with y'all.
I dont know when my 2 eps will air  (they are re-do eps...they re-did 'em and add my character into the script.  Neat, huh?), but i'll keep you posted.  Give about 6 weeks or so.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 02, 2007, 06:19:57 am
Hey family!
Busy day yesterday and I didn't really advertise it on the site.  (sometimes I think I bug y'all 2 much about my goings on...)

But yesterday was ARVELL POE DAY!
You may not have heard about it because THE MAN and HALLMARK refused to recognize it as a real holiday!

But it's all good because I have a good day anyway.
1.  My 2nd of 3 episodes aired last night on TBS' "House of Payne."  If you missed it, then go to TBS.com/houseofpayne and watch the episode.  It the one about Janine coming back and stealin' from teh Payne's.  It's titled "Cracking Under Pressure."

2. My new radio show debuted on www.vvcradio.com  I'm kinda proud of it.  It's been awhile since i've been on the mic, but I knocked the rust off early in the show and by the end, oh boy...i was firing on all cylinders.

3.  I got the official OFFICIAL announcement about The Other Side (www.entertheotherside.com).  We finally got distribution for theatrical and DVD release this year. 

WooHoo!
When it is released, please go see it cuz it is the hotness!
Plus I need there to be a part 2.
;)

hahahahha
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on August 02, 2007, 08:02:17 am
Theatrical release? Now that's what I'm talking about! Result! Congrats, and I'll check out the podcast tomorrow.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 02, 2007, 09:09:46 am
yes.
theatrical.
then DVD.
mwhahahahaha... more exposure.

to paraphrase Ice Cube, "august 1st was a good day."

yeah, let me know what you think of my show's 1st ep.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: voodoochild on August 02, 2007, 11:19:41 am
Congrats!
Looks pretty good.  You the Brother in the trailer?

Good to see another Brother out here making progress in this beautiful struggle of ours!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 02, 2007, 01:55:27 pm
if you are talking about the trailer for The Other Side (www.entertheotherside.com), then no, i'm not that big black dude.  That's my boy, Poncho Hodges.  You only see me for a brief second in the trailer.

if you're talkin' about the commercial trailer for last night's episode of House of Payne that I was in, then yes... i was the dude stealing the tv.

but either way, thanks for the luv and support.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 11, 2007, 10:21:16 am
i saw someone lookin' at my page so let me give you all an update.

This saturday, I'll be heading to my alma mater, THE University of Georgia, on Saturday, October 13th, and I'll be on my college radio station hosted my ol' skool R&B show, "Tha Playaz Picnic," from 5pm - 7pm.

You are welcome to listen to me live on the air by going to www.wuog.org

Thank you for your time.

Have a blessed day.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 12, 2007, 06:02:52 am
awww shucks.
u can just call me Mastrmynd.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on October 15, 2007, 08:07:24 pm
Damn Mr. M! I'm SO happy for u. I wish you continued success. ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on October 15, 2007, 08:28:49 pm
No wonder you so easily forget people! You are kicking ass right about now~ keep up the good work!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 16, 2007, 06:20:02 am
*hugz cheirel*
I haven't forgotten about you, luv.
If i would have gone to L.A. for the premiere, then we would have DEFINITELY gone to that gentlemen's club u wanted to take me to.

:D

*looks at his e-Queen*
TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

You've been missed.

As far as what is going on with me, I'm good.
Today is my 3 year wedding anniversary to my wife, Carmencita.  (She's black.  A Georgia peach)  WooHoo!  Married 3 years.  Been together 8.  :D

Acting-wise, not much.  As soon as The Other Side came out on DVD, I knew my wild ride would be over for a lil' bit.  That's cool.  I get to recharge and plan my attack for 2008.  I'm tryin' to hit it hard.  I"ve been offered a role in a movie that may either be independent or have a budget behind it.  We'll see.  And I was offered somethin' else for 2008, but I'm not at liberty to go into any details.  I don't want to ruin anything before I dot my i's and cross my t's.

Radio-wise, a couple radio stations in the ATL are hiring ... part time so I'm gonna apply and see what happens.
Until then, me and VVCRadio.com plan on taking over ATLanta and the cubicle computers across the country.
We have a deal in place to put my show, The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown in a couple movie theaters.
I'll be the voice you hear while you wait for your movie to start.  I'll play my countdown songs to a captive audiences plus give movie and theater info thru out the set.  I'll keep you posted on when that will start.

That's all for now.
If you haven't seen "Why Did I Get Married?" then do yourself a favor and go see it.  It is an excellent movie!

Also, call or write BET and see if they can get the Tyler Perry talk show on at least BET J.
hahahahhaha
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 24, 2007, 08:35:52 am
hey all.
i saw a guest  checking out my thread so i figured I'd post somethin'.

not much has been going on since THE OTHER SIDE came out on DVD.
Please rent it and tell me what you thought.
Seriously...it's a great movie and I won't get a dime from DVD sales...hahahahah
ps: I play the cool muthasucka named Ezra.

But i digress.
I recently auditioned for ABC News' Primetime Live.  And I honestly believe that I knocked it out of the park.   ;D  I had the guy i was auditionin' for cheesing like a cheshire cat...  whenever i find out if i got or didnt get the role, i'll go into detail about it... but it was cool stuff.  I hope i get it.  That was last thursday.

Yesterday, I left work early and went to the doctor.  Pressure was high as heck.  Seriously.  I wasn't feeling well and wifey told me to check pressure. I did.  I used one of those mechanical machines and it was above normal.  I got security to check it for real...and it was above normal.  My doc was out of the country so wifey took me to the ER... i was there for a couple hours...they were monitoring my pressure and it wasn't normal....it kept fluctuating.  my bottom number should be in the low 80s but mine was in the 90s and above...  so there u have it.

i have been hella stressed out at work over bullcrap...especially last week thurs/fri and i guess it carried on over the weekend and into this week.
glad i didnt shake off the feeling and tried to ride it out... big ups to the wifey.

fellas...get yourselves checked out...if u haven't.  we gotta keep chattin' online 2gether, aiight?

*looks at sam wilson*
have YOU been to the doctor yet?  Apnea ain't no joke!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tanksleyd on October 24, 2007, 02:47:40 pm
I hope you get the part Mastyr. It's cute how you journal it on here. If I may I would like to offer the concept of reading the screen notes with the same intensity you would give to spoken lines. But that's just my two cents. I would also like to add a quarter, walk. It takes up time but walking is THEE exercise.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 24, 2007, 03:32:06 pm
I hope you get the part Mastyr.
THANKS. MASTR OR MASTRMYND IS COOL.  I CALLED MY AGENT TODAY AND I LEARNED THAT I DIDN'T GET THE PART, BUT IT IS ALL GOOD, BECAUSE I REALLY FELT LIKE I DID A BANG UP JOB!


It's cute how you journal it on here.
YOU GUYS ARE FAMILY. IF I'M NOT WRITING ABOUT IT HERE, THEN I'M BLOGGIN' ABOUT IT ON MYSPACE.


 If I may I would like to offer the concept of reading the screen notes with the same intensity you would give to spoken lines. But that's just my two cents.
THANKS FOR THE HELP... BUT YOU HAVE ME AT A LOSS.  SCREEN NOTES? DO YOU KNOW SOMETHIN' I DON'T KNOW... :)  DO WE KNOW EACH OTHER OR ARE U JUST GIVING ME ADVICE? 
WHEN YOU SAY READING THE 'SCREEN NOTES' WITH THE SAME "INTENSITY" WHAT DO YOU MEAN?  HAVE I FORSAKEN SOMEONE'S SCREEN NOTES?   :o


I would also like to add a quarter, walk. It takes up time but walking is THEE exercise.
WALK TO GET BACK HEALTHY? NOT A PROBLEM.  CONSIDER IT A DONE DEAL MY FRIEND.


Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 07, 2007, 04:33:05 pm
HEY FAM!
Just in case you missed me the first time, I will be on Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" again tonight at 9pm (my 2nd episode) and 10pm EST (my 3rd episode) on TBS.

:D

I appreciate your support in advance...cuz you guys rock!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tanksleyd on January 05, 2008, 06:15:33 am
So Master how goes it in the world of auditions. I kinda want to know. So like I can say I knew you when and all that.

I was always taken with Jay Leno's theory that the ones who "made it" were the ones who didn't get 9-5 jobs. And it always saddened me that the secret of success is no secret at all it is merely a                       factor of hard work...Just so happens that most people are lazy.
Title: I make my BET TV debut on 1/18/07!
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 12, 2008, 01:30:06 pm
what it do family?
i'm back.
a brother has been on the grind the last few weeks, but here I am.
Another post from me.
While I'm thinkin' about it, you can catch up on what has been goin' on with me by reading my blogs at www.myspace.com/arvellpoe

Big ups to Reginald Hudlin and the BET staff for allowing me to make my BET Network debut by showing the movie "Boycott" on January 18th.  I'm excited to see myself on BET... and if you don't have the dvd, then you can too!  To find me, look for the brother sittin' in the back of the bus...you will see me as soon as the white man tells Rosa Parks to get off the bus.  I'm lookin' disgusted. I LOVED WORKING ON THAT SET!
REGGIE REG... BET NEEDS TO FIX THE COMMERCIAL. Y'ALL END THE COMMERCIAL RIGHT BEFORE I APPEAR! I'M JUST SAYIN'...

But enough about that...let's get to the updates!

1. Tank, thanks for thinkin' about me. 'Preciate it! As for your Jay Leno there, I think he's right. When you don't have the 9 to 5, it's on you to get your hustle on. Real Talk. Me?  I have the 9 to 5 while tryin' to fit in my acting and radio dreams. Not easy, but I have a wife and a cat... no 9 to 5, no insurance.
  But i'm on my grind in '08. My goal is to return to commercial radio and act.  Once I get on the air, then i'm droppin' the 9 to 5.
 
2. Early December, I auditioned for a Bernie Mac movie titled "Soul Men." Well, long story short, I got a callback.  They want me to come to Louisiana on monday and audition in front of the producers, directors, etc. I'm hella excited.  I will keep you posted.  Gotta drive to shreveport and back on Monday.  Should be a great adventure.

3. Well, I don't know if I'll get another shot on House of Payne because filming is coming to an end.  The House of Payne 100 episode wrap party is just around the corner and my wife and I have been invited to attend. I'm lookin' forward to that.

4.  My 32nd birthday is Jan 21st (day after the HOP cast wrap party).  Man, that gonna be a good birthday weekend.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: bluezulu on January 12, 2008, 08:57:49 pm
You ever thought about doing those training videos? The guy Ryan who is one of the actors/narrator for the American Red Cross cpr first aid training dvd is a regular on the wire. Also one of the actresses from the movie The Best Man, can't remember her name narrates/acts in a training video I show my staff on Time Management. Just saying that has to be a nice check right there and it is exposure.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 12, 2008, 09:00:38 pm
Industrials.
Yeah... I'm tryin' to get into that market as well.
It hasn't happened yet, butyeah...it could be a good check.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 13, 2008, 06:55:42 am
'preciate it...i knew the insurance comment was gonna come back to haunt me.   ;)  so...are u saying "don't end up wondering 'what if', do what u gotta do?"
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tanksleyd on January 13, 2008, 08:05:08 am
The "Ted" guy from the Mary Tyler Moore Show had been auditioning for years. The producer/director would say something that really touched me to this day: They could see that "Ted" had brought a new suit for the audition and that he really needed the job...BAM, Grand Slam Home Run.

"Ted" kept trying. Me? I've about given up on those dreams. No tears needed or wanted but I do admire one who puts it out there.

Hey if you don't grab a star at least you'll have the moon.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 13, 2008, 08:18:03 am
 ;D

you are the 2nd angel that I have run into in the past 24 hours.
My wife and I met one yesterday who told us to continue loving one another. You had to be there. It was a crazycool moment. Talking to a stranger at a pizza joint led to a cool azz moment.

Now you.

I'm on my grind in '08.  My dream and my wife keep me going.  With support from internet ppl like you and the rest of my HEFfa brethren, I can't lose.

I ride out to Louisiana tomorrow to book this Bernie Mac film.  I'm gettin' it. Believe that!

Thanks tank.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 15, 2008, 03:28:10 pm
i'm back.
sooo tired.
go to my myspace page and read my quick about my audition yesterday.

sleepy time.
go byebye.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on January 15, 2008, 08:54:19 pm

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Hey Mr. M! Just stopping through and showing u some love. I hope u and your family had a great holiday and New Year.

I wish u well sir with everything u do. *Hugs* Layta!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 16, 2008, 05:37:59 am
hey babes!
you make me smile.
thanks for the love.
 :P
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on January 17, 2008, 07:04:32 am
Hey MM, good to hear how much grind you're putting in. I have to admit, I'm a 9 to 5 guy, but I admire people who put effort into doing things differently. 08 Look slike it'll be a good year for you.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 17, 2008, 09:05:24 am
'preciate that brother!
i go thru seasons where i'm mentally "done" with the 9 to 5... and all i want to do is work on what makes me happy: acting & radio.

i'm in one of those seasons now.
Lord willing, I will get the role in the Bernie Mac movie.  If it is the 'rapper' role, then I know I will be on set for at least a few days.  When this becomes a reality, I will ask for a hiatus at work.
i can almost earn my paycheck in one day's work of filming.  Can you believe it?

It's been awhile since i've TRULY wanted, wished and constantly prayed for a role.  I'm like this now.  I can usually tune an audition out and wait for the news, but NOT THIS ONE.

Aaargh.
It is consuming me.
I had a GREAT audition and I enjoyed the 18 hour roundtrip roadtrip to Shreveport.  What an adventure!!

I don't know what is gonna happen but I do know that something VERY POSITIVE WILL come out of it.

You can take THAT to the bank.

Thank you for your love and support, HEF.
I'm so happy to be a HEFfa!

ps: Watch BOYCOTT on BET jan 18th.  I'm in it!  It's a great movie even if I wasn't in it.  Geoffrey Wright plays a dayam good Dr. King.

After you watch it, i'll tell y'all some behind-the-scenes stories involving me, Mr. Wright, Terrence howard, heath gunn, etc...

ps2: my 32nd birthday is January 21st.  I like surprise parties.
ps3: David Yardin's bday is Jan 21st, too.  He's cool like me   8)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: moor on January 17, 2008, 08:14:10 pm
Glad to hear the audition went well, man!

Checking out BOYCOTT tonite on BET too...

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 18, 2008, 05:47:02 pm
thanx moor.

Reggie Reg!!!
Why didnt you tellme that Boycott airs at 730pm?
aaargh.
i just happened to turn to BET at 745...and guess what?
I MISSEDMYSCENE!!

hahahaha

it'll come back on again this Sunday
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 21, 2008, 07:01:26 am
it's my birthday!
it's my birthday!

Hey David Yardin~
Happy Birthday toyou, you cool azz Aquarian,you!

it's our birthday!
it's our birthday

my wife and I went to the house of payne 100th episode wrap party.
we had a lot of fun.
i'll post details later...more than likely on my myspace blog.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on January 21, 2008, 07:49:36 am
Happy birthday, mayne! Still so fresh and so clean.... 8)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Catch22 on January 21, 2008, 10:16:38 am
Happy Birthday, MM and good luck with your career!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 22, 2008, 08:12:24 am
I would like to thank everyone for the birthday wishes (yes, all 2 of y'all!)

I would like to thank everyone who watched Boycott this weekend during (it aired 3 times) just to see me.  That's love and I appreciate it.

I had a good birthday.  It was low key but fun nonetheless.
My wife took me to a restaurant called "Up The Creek" and we ate really well.  My meal was free and the waitress sang happy bday to me.  It's not something that they normally do.  She was good, too!  I think she was flirting with me.  Wifey does too.  hahahahah

Afterwards, we went to a spa and we took a couples massage class.  OH MY GOODNESS! It was nice.  I was so relaxed, I wanted to go to sleep after my massage. Not only did I learn how to give a good body massage, but I got a massage from wifey and the instructor.
I will DEFINITELY go back.
Treat ya'selves people... you work hard...u deserve a professional massage.

Now, the night before, my wife and I partied with the cast and crew of "The House of Payne."  We had our 100 episode wrap party on the 20th.  It was a lot of fun.
I'm not gonna go into great detail about it because I will be posted a blog on my myspace page about it...sometime today.
But it did my heart good to know that EVERYONE from the main actors, writers, stand-ins, crew and producers ... and especially Tyler, himself... recognized and remembered me.
And they greeted me with such excitement and vigor that I thought I was the president or something.
I got a lot of love from the castmates that I had the chance to see.
It's crazy cuz i only did 3 episodes.
Levan, who plays Pops, showed me the most love.  He told me how much he loves my acting, says he sees great things for me in the future, thinks that I'm a very talent and funny actor and some other stuff.
it was a cool moment.

and i finally got a picture with my secret H.O.P. crush, D.D.  (you know who i'm talkin' about...I stole a TV for her!)

A good night was had by all.
That's my time.
Peeeeeeeace!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: moor on January 22, 2008, 09:30:11 am
Awesome!   ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 22, 2008, 03:30:38 pm
thanks moor...

*opens yet another residual check*

OHMYDAYAM!!

Don't nobody better being saying  NOTHING bad about Mr.Perry.  Ify'all got problems with him,then come see ME first.

*looks at check again*

Dayam!
 ;D
i'm gone.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on January 24, 2008, 03:40:22 pm
Heh heh. C.R.E.A.M., right? 8)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tanksleyd on January 24, 2008, 03:50:48 pm
thanks moor...

*opens yet another residual check*

OHMYDAYAM!!

Don't nobody better being saying  NOTHING bad about Mr.Perry.  Ify'all got problems with him,then come see ME first.

*looks at check again*

Dayam!
 ;D
i'm gone.

Eddie...I want half Eddie.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 24, 2008, 04:57:54 pm
hahahah... you stoopid, tank.

*looks at wise*
HEY...if you're gonna READ my myspace page at LEAST post a comment.
Hahahahha...

check my myspace page out for more info about my birfday and other stuff. i even got semi-quasi political.
imagine that.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 26, 2008, 06:39:55 am
okay, I REALLY need y'all to pray for me...

Not only is Bernie Mac in the movie, BUT so is Sharon Leal... and... get this... Samuel L. Jackson.

Oh.Snap!

"Our father, who art in heaven..."
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on February 03, 2008, 03:19:03 pm
Well, Arvell, as you know, I read your Myspace page, and commented. Sorry about the Librarian, but good luck for FD4.

Regards,
James ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 04, 2008, 10:32:54 am
hahahaha... so true.
so true.
you ARE the man... and my brother!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 26, 2008, 10:36:40 am
What it do?
I just wanted to let you all know that I went to the studio last night and did another show.
It'll debut on March 1st.
here is the myspace announcement that I'm sending out:

That's right!
The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown is Back!
I've been away far too long, but I'm back from making movies and ready to get back on the airwaves.

Listen to my new show starting March 1st.
I get the pleasure of chatting and interviewing the lovely Paula Campbell.
You don't want to miss it.

And then my next show is an ol' skool r&b and Hip Hop show.  If you have an ol' jam that you want me to play, then holla at ya boy: djmastrmynd@vvcradio.com or myspace msg me.

'preciate the support.
Be easy!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 13, 2008, 04:09:51 pm
hey people!
I just wanted to let you all know that a new episode of "The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown" has been posted on www.vvcradio.com

Take a listen, tell me what you thought and see if you made the shoutout list!
if not, there is always next time.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 29, 2008, 07:11:18 pm
It's always funny to see guests checking out this thread.
Uh, thanks?

Well, it has been a minute since i've posted here or on my myspace page, so let me show you some love really quick.

First of all, i'm kinda sickly.  At first it was just the arrival of the allergy season...by thursday, it was something else.
I think I picked up someone's cold.  >:(
On Thursday night, I sweated most of it out and I felt much better.  :'(
ON Friday night, I sweated out even more.  :'( I'm not 90% but I'm good.  :)
Unfortunately, I didn't get to enjoy VVCRadio's Aries Birthday Bash.  I was just too far gone.

Speaking of vvcradio, my show, "The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown," has it's very own website.
Visit ya boy, listen to the current show (interview with Baltimore's own Paula Campbell) and leave me several msgs.  I love msgs, posts, emails and love.
I'll respond to each and every one of them.
Huh? Oh...what's the link? Here you go: www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com
See it? Save it! Use it! Love it!  ;D

Hey, trust me when I see that you all need to peep out my new show starting April 1st.  This is NOT an April Fool's joke. It's for real. And darnit, it's gonna be a show that you'll listen to more than once.  I'm tryin' to break the internets.   8)
Oh yeah, April is "Read A Book Month" on my show.  So...um... get to reading 'cuz reading is...FUN! (think i'm gonna get caught up in trademark infringement? Nope!)

I got another check the other day.  I appreciate those of you who have purchased/rented Daddy's Lil' Girls on DVD and OnDemand.  YOU ROCK!  ;)

What else? Oh yeah, I had an audition today.  If I get it, then I'll be heading to North Carolina.  The role is a nice one.  I did okay in the audition but I'm not gonna go as crazy with worry about it like I did the Soul Men audition (mannn... I thought I had it!)  I'll keep you posted.

Ever hear of a Philly rapper by the name of Rocky Fontaine?  Well, I was 2nd A.D. (asst director) on the video. We shot it at Diddy's former ATL home.  Nicccce spot! Hot cars and decent females.  Why is Diddy's Pool House bigger than my APARTMENT?  Dayam.  Be on the lookout for the video. I'm not in it, but I helped.  Yes, I'm tryin' to get my direct on...y'all better get ready.

Thinkin' about auditioning for CBS' "Big Brother."  That's all I can say because if I get picked, I can't tell y'all.  Y'all can't hold water so I know secrets are a waste of time with you.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Ask 'em and I'll respond.

But on the real, go to my website www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com and my myspace page www.myspace.com/djmastrmynd
That's my time.
Right on to the real and death to the fakers.
Peace out!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on April 01, 2008, 08:12:28 am
Oh yeah, April is "Read A Book Month" on my show.  So...um... get to reading 'cuz reading is...FUN! (think i'm gonna get caught up in trademark infringement? Nope!)
Well, you stopped short of making it 'Read a Muh-f****n book month', so you're probably OK. ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 01, 2008, 09:40:40 am
man...
i wanted to play that song before my show starts but:
1) i dont have a link to the song (or .mp3, .wav file
2) i forgot

speaking of my show...some time today, it will debut.
it's john blaze.

here's the link: www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com

save it as a favorite and pass it on to your friends.
trust me.
you'll love me show and they will too!

THanks!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 02, 2008, 02:09:43 pm
AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!  :'(

sh!t...d@mn...mutha****a!!!!

*sigh*

okay. i feel better now.

what's wrong?
well, i recorded THE BEST SHOW TO RIVAL ALL SHOWS last week and i find out.... IT WON'T AIR thanks to a technical snafu.

AAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!   :'(

it was so natural.
so organic.
so....powerful.

 :'(

dayam.
there is NOOOO way to recreate it.
NONE!

i hurt inside. a lil' piece of me is missin'.

back to the drawing board.

but still check out my new website...and leave a msg...it's lonely:
www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com    :-\

holla back.
i need an internet hug...   :-\

*looks around for e-Queen*
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on April 02, 2008, 11:11:28 pm
AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!  :'(

sh!t...d@mn...mutha****a!!!!

*sigh*

okay. i feel better now.

what's wrong?
well, i recorded THE BEST SHOW TO RIVAL ALL SHOWS last week and i find out.... IT WON'T AIR thanks to a technical snafu.

AAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!   :'(

it was so natural.
so organic.
so....powerful.

 :'(

dayam.
there is NOOOO way to recreate it.
NONE!

i hurt inside. a lil' piece of me is missin'.

back to the drawing board.

but still check out my new website...and leave a msg...it's lonely:
[url=http://www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com]www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com[/url]    :-\

holla back.
i need an internet hug...   :-\

*looks around for e-Queen*


Here I am e-king!

*HUG*

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Take it easy sweetheart(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l251/tahdigga/photonavi.gif)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on April 04, 2008, 05:19:01 am
Damn, MM. Tah took care of the hugs (how about a pound?), but you've definitely got my sympathy. I'm sure you'll raise your game even more for the next one.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 04, 2008, 12:13:05 pm
thanks y'all.
i'm feelin' better.

y'all rock!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on April 07, 2008, 08:47:15 am
I tried to leave you a msg but alas no luck  :'( I guess when applied for job at the studio that requires computer skills they may find out real quick like mine aren't so spiffy!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 07, 2008, 09:56:29 am
hey... if you are QTBootie then it worked.
:D

thank you.
thank you a lot.
it made my day.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on April 07, 2008, 03:35:59 pm
hey... if you are QTBootie then it worked.
:D

thank you.
thank you a lot.
it made my day.
....And what other QT Boote' might you e'have??????
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 08, 2008, 09:45:00 am
i dont have any other qtbootie...
i didnt want no one else taking your name or we were gonna have an e-problem.
:D

it just goes to show who on the HEF truly luvs me.
*hugz cutie bootie*

thank u.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 25, 2008, 01:36:27 pm
hey family!
i'm on cloud 8 right now.
i want to go into full detail but i can't.
but i wanted to let you all know what happened today.

 ;D  (yes, i'm actually THIS crunk!)

I got a phone call from TBS/Tyler Payne Studios/"House of Payne" and basically they want to shoot some promotional commercials/etc for "House of Payne" with me in them. As a matter of fact, they called to see if i was available.
even if i wasn't, I'M AVAILABLE!
 ;D

long story short, i called back and said i was available.
they were happy.
once TBS says it's a go, then they will call me back with the particulars.
i'm so excited. they need me for 2 days of shooting, etc in May.

okay...i'm at a loss for words... i feel blessed.
please pray for me. i think this is a wonderful opportunity and stepping stone for ol' Mastrmynd.
i thank you in advance for your love and prayers.

if interested, PM me if you'd like to know what my boss said when i asked for timeoff to do the commercial.   >:(

right on to tha real and death to the fakers!
peace out!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tanksleyd on April 26, 2008, 03:07:35 am
SNAP!!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on April 27, 2008, 01:58:10 pm
Fantastic, Mastrmynd! Great that you're getting recognition and props and above all, getting crunk! Respect!

Also, listening to the COuntdown, and you're right about the old-school tracks, you're going way back! Loving it!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 27, 2008, 02:43:09 pm
tank and wise, i thank u for your comments.
wise: i'll keep u updated.  Hopefully i'll get the call tomorrow...then i'll deal with the j-o-b on the wednesday after i return from shooting.

and i get love for the takeover as well? sweeeet!  let me know what you think about the poem about the banana and math. hahahaha... that's my fave.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 02, 2008, 02:21:19 pm
Well...
I didn't get the phone call.
 :'(















But I DID get an EMAIL!!   ;D
woohoo!  i got the gig!
i don't know if I can talk about it and spoil the surprise, but I know where I'll be on Monday and Tuesday.
Woohoo!

Thank you for your prayers and well wishes and support.
Y'all rock.

We'll see what happens at the j-o-b.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on May 05, 2008, 04:24:10 pm
Great news man, great news!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 09, 2008, 03:34:45 pm
i still have a 9 to 5 gig.
i can't believe it.
i'm actually...a wee bit disappointed.
hahahahha... i thought i was free.
but it's all good.
ride it out until other things start taking precedent.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Vic Vega on May 10, 2008, 04:32:28 am
Congrats, man!!!

It takes real courage to follow your dreams in this day and age.

Good for you!!! 
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Magic Wand on May 10, 2008, 05:24:49 pm
Big-ups to you, Mast!
I'm excited for you!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 10, 2008, 06:32:41 pm
thanks y'all.
i really hope i can get some good exposure from this venture.
shucks...i just hope that this is a positive sign...a sign that in some form or fashion that i will return to the set of H.O.P.

I just heard that "Madea Goes to Jail" starts filming on Monday.  A phone call for that would be nice, too!
I just want to work.

i dont want to say too much about the promo that did.
just know that...it's 2 parts...
short form: 60 sec commercial that features most of the Payne family and includes me, Bart the white fireman and Pookie, the friend.
long form: a music video... *looks in reggie reg's direction* For some reason, the vid might get the 'carpet' treatment...*wink*wink* but you aint heard that from me.

i'm in the commercial but didn't make the video... but there is behind the scenes footage of me at dance rehearsal.  I just hope i didnt embarrass myself...TOO MUCH!
it was like being on FAME and dancing with the stars...hahahahha...

and no, i dont know when the commercial/video will air.

happy mom's day to all y'all.
be easy.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on May 11, 2008, 08:30:06 pm
So now that you're getting big headed and famous will you still know me? Are will ignore me when I come a knocking on your star riddled door backstage somewhere that's what QT Boote' wants to know!
Very proud of you keep the fame light lit!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 13, 2008, 04:23:37 pm
So... TURNER called my agency today.
I'm one of a few people who they want to audition for a Dunkin Donuts commercial tomorrow.
 ;D

They are looking for 3 guys/2 girls... no lines...just act all Scientist-y.

hehehehehe...
i wonder will they throw in free donuts... and if there is a "no Krispy Kreme" clause while the commercial airs.
if so...dayam... i may have to rethink some thangs.

hahahahah...jokes...or is it?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 15, 2008, 03:52:06 pm
got my first audition for "Somebodies" coming up.
hehehehhe... i'm kinda excited.
why?

well, one of my goals for this year/next was to be ON BET.
seriously.

if i can book this gig, then... time to move on to a new gig: voice over work for an animated project.

the script to episode one is hilarious.  NO WONDER BET loves it so much.
that is all. carry on.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on May 16, 2008, 07:43:11 am
got my first audition for "Somebodies" coming up.
hehehehhe... i'm kinda excited.
why?

well, one of my goals for this year/next was to be ON BET.
seriously.

if i can book this gig, then... time to move on to a new gig: voice over work for an animated project.

the script to episode one is hilarious.  NO WONDER BET loves it so much.
that is all. carry on.


Well, Alright!(http://hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)

See, now, I can say to my peeps, "Hey, I know of that guy on that TV show on BET!" :D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 16, 2008, 10:23:53 am
thanks... but i'm not gonna be able to audition today.
agency gave me the IMPORTANT info (ie. audition time & location) at the last minute today and there's no way i can make it.

if i wasn't the only person in my dept today, then maybe i could have made something happen... but it's just me and the boss...so no late lunch/audition for me.

*sigh*

i'll be okay.

*crosses fingers*
there's always next time...maybe an even better role will become available.  :-\
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on May 16, 2008, 11:45:33 am
thanks... but i'm not gonna be able to audition today.
agency gave me the IMPORTANT info (ie. audition time & location) at the last minute today and there's no way i can make it.

if i wasn't the only person in my dept today, then maybe i could have made something happen... but it's just me and the boss...so no late lunch/audition for me.

*sigh*

i'll be okay.

*crosses fingers*
there's always next time...maybe an even better role will become available.  :-\



It's all good.
Stay focused, dawg! (http://www.runemasterstudios.com/graemlins/images/crossfingers.gif);)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 16, 2008, 01:37:37 pm
thanks dude.
i'm tryin' not to get bummed out about it...
i've been kickin' myself saying "fool...why did you just go up there and make them audition you early?"

arrgh!
i'll be okay.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on May 19, 2008, 03:57:16 pm
If it helps, just remember me and the BET UK launch party, and you won't feel so bad in comparison.

 :'(

Besides, you'll get another chance, you know it.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 19, 2008, 04:13:08 pm
1. Dang... i feel So bad for you.  It hurt ME that you missed the BET UK Launch party.  Hopefully there will be another BET UK party for you to attend.
I hope so.

2.  Thanks brother.  In my heart, I believe that, too!  So does my wife.  It's just... I hate missing auditions that I really want to go to and make a name for myself.
But I'm thinkin' positively.  There are 10 episodes to cast...  8)  we'll see what happens!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on May 20, 2008, 06:54:36 am
Hey, if it makes you feel better, I'm seeing De La Soul tonight, and hopefully my team, Manchester United, will be winning the European Champions' League tomorrow!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 20, 2008, 09:23:55 am
meh.
it's a UK thing...i wouldn't understand.
 ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on May 20, 2008, 10:27:10 am
good luck at the next auditions!  :)
Title: My House of Payne Commercial!
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 28, 2008, 10:49:26 am
Hey HEFfas!
Just in case you haven't seen my commercial on any of the Turner stations, then here you go!
I found this press release online at turnerpress.com and it has a link to the video/commercial...and more info about the project.

Again, go to turnerpress.com to read the entire press release.

And you'll see me in character as "Fishbone"
Be easy.
**************************

TBS Partners with Def Jam Recordings

And Grammy-Nominated Singer Chrisette Michele

To Promote Tyler Perry’s HOUSE OF PAYNE

                        Campaign Features Music Video of New Song “I Gotta Love Jones”



New Episodes of Tyler Perry’s HOUSE OF PAYNE Coming to TBS Wednesday, June 4

TBS, television’s #1 comedy network, has partnered with Def Jam Recordings and Grammy-nominated singer Chrisette Michele for a promotional campaign designed to tout new episodes of the highly rated sitcom Tyler Perry’s HOUSE OF PAYNE. As the centerpiece of the campaign, Michele has recorded a new, original song entitled “I Gotta Love Jones for HOUSE OF PAYNE,” which will be featured in on-air spots and other promotional elements. Four new episodes of Tyler Perry’s HOUSE OF PAYNE are slated to air back-to-back Wednesday, June 4, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

“During the NBA All-Star game in February, we had a lot of fun and a lot of success using popular music to tap into viewers’ love of both basketball and Tyler Perry’s HOUSE OF PAYNE. Now we’re taking things a step further with a custom song from Grammy-nominated R&B artist Chrisette Michelle of Def Jam Recordings,” said Vicky Free, vice president of entertainment marketing for TNT, TBS and TCM’s Emerging Marketing and Partnerships business unit. “This campaign and the new song ‘I Gotta Love Jones for HOUSE OF PAYNE’ allows us to reach viewers just as they are ‘jonesing’ for summertime, family reunions and barbeques. Like Tyler Perry’s HOUSE OF PAYNE itself, the campaign celebrates family fun, love and the crazy times to be had when a family of characters gets together.”

Central to the campaign is a :60 music video that features LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis, Lance Gross, Larramie Doc Shaw dancing along with Michele on “I Gotta Love Jones.” Also featured will be a 2:30 piece on the making of the music video to be shown in Regal Cinemas around the country. Additional versions of the song will be featured in shorter on-air spots and on radio, while the full video will be made available online at tbs.com and www.defjam.com, as well as on Michele’s MySpace page. TV spots are slated to begin airing May 22. Other elements will kick off in early June. Additionally, Michele will join the cast of HOUSE OF PAYNE at the 2008 Essence Music Festival for a special performance.

An online preview of the video is available for reporters at the following link:

http://69.15.13.106/~soundbyte/tbs/Tish/may2008ftp/Music_Video_June4th/.

Chrisette Michele burst onto the R&B scene ...

www.turnerpress.com
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on May 29, 2008, 07:07:53 am
Quote
Again, go to turnerpress.com to read the entire press release.

And you'll see me in character as "Fishbone"
Be easy.
**************************


You're the guy [Fishbone] with the hat on dancing in the back with the rest of the cast?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 29, 2008, 02:50:07 pm
that would be me...errr, Fishbone.
:D

and i just noticed yesterday (while watching half an episode of house of payne), that there are different edits of that commercial playing.
the one i saw yesterday showed a great shot of me...2wice....doing different things from the link that i shared.

gettin' my hands on all the different edits of the commercial will be like tryin' to catch all the pokemon's.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on May 30, 2008, 05:48:06 am
gettin' my hands on all the different edits of the commercial will be like tryin' to catch all the pokemon's.
You-Tube edit is evoling!

You-Tube edit became Music Video!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on May 30, 2008, 07:53:15 am
that would be me...errr, Fishbone.
:D

and i just noticed yesterday (while watching half an episode of house of payne), that there are different edits of that commercial playing.
the one i saw yesterday showed a great shot of me...2wice....doing different things from the link that i shared.

gettin' my hands on all the different edits of the commercial will be like tryin' to catch all the pokemon's.


Hey, man...

The version I viewed from your link you posted,  you are hardly noticeable! :-\
What da hell are the other cast members trying to do?  Upstage you??? :D


Tell us a little more about the 'Fishbone' character. Is he down and out or something? :-\
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 30, 2008, 02:01:52 pm
he is quite down and out.

"Benson" played a character named "Fishbone" on Good Times.
Like Robert Guillaume (how do u spell it?), my fishbone was down on his luck too.  He was introduced when one of the main characters got hooked on drugs and started livin' in a crackhouse.
that's where Fish is introduce....tryin' to sell a laptop for $20
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on May 31, 2008, 08:52:55 am
he is quite down and out.

"Benson" played a character named "Fishbone" on Good Times.
Like Robert Guillaume (how do u spell it?), my fishbone was down on his luck too.  He was introduced when one of the main characters got hooked on drugs and started livin' in a crackhouse.
that's where Fish is introduce....tryin' to sell a laptop for $20

There are more examples, like how Chris Rock played a down & out character in New Jack City, or Halle Berry & Sam Jackson collaborated on a pair of down & out characters  in Jungle Fever.  There are even more examples in other shows, but you get the idea. ;)

Down & out characters, to me, really begs the question,

'To be
-or-
Not to be'

These type of characters are golden opportunites for aspiring performers because this is where an actor can play somone  in thier point in life just before the fall. Why do you think someone playing a clown is used?
There is an arc to be completed; Does the character prevail? or does the character fall further down?

There has to be some reason the people from House of Payne keep calling you back. Perhaps you should really dig deeper for them to explore something in Fishbone? Does he fall further down? or does he overcome his dilemma? Where does he draw his strength from day to day?
I'd recommend checking the archetype characters, 'Mudfoot' from the Fat Albert cartoon or one of Richard Pryor's stand-up  comedy routines doing his 'Mudbone' character (Bicentennial N***er is a good piece of reference) or even that crackhead character from the Pj's.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 31, 2008, 06:19:22 pm
i feel you, brother battle.
i'm on the same page as you.
thinking positively, if they bring Fishbone back, I really want them to explore him in a serious story arc
the fall and rise of fishbone if you will would be nice... i'd really like to show off my dramatic acting for the world to see.  It's been too long since i've done anything dramatic.

but since one of the main characters has already been thru the rehabilitated route, who knows WHAT they would do with Fishbone.

Like you said, Chris Rock, Sam Jackson, Halle Berry and who else am I missing?  They've done a good job and things have turned out okay for them after the fact. hahahahha...
Mudbone is a good reference point.  I haven't listened to that richard pryor tape/cd/record in a looooong time.

Thank you for your comments.
Pleasebelieve that if/when I get the opportunity, we gotta do it BIG!

my mom truly believes that the-power-that-be will bring me back on the show...why else would they have me in the commercials she says?

I have that feeling, too, but I'm not gonna get my hopes up too much until they start filming again (Mr. Perry is currently filming Madea Goes To Jail in Atlanta)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 03, 2008, 06:52:33 pm
man i'm tired.

long story short, i had 3 auditions today.
3.
Today.
It's a record for me.

i started off with 1 at 10:35a. i knew that yesterday and my boss told me to come in after that audition so i wont be late to work.  cool.

little did we know that a 2nd audition would be added to my plate.
Remember that Ga Lotto audition that i left because they were behind schedule? well, i got a callback and knocked 'em dead.  I dont know if i'm gonna get it...i feel like i will...but i saw the gleam in their eyes...they were feeling me.
shucks...i had the advertising ppl applauded my performance...and that's never happend to me in an audition before.

so i go to work...since i hve a short day, i get a 30 min lunch.
during my lunch break, my agency calls me and tells me that BET's new show, "SOMEBODIES," wants me to audition for a role.

heheheheheh... go to audition and be late to work OR... before i can finish asking myself the question, i'm on the highway heading to the audition.
it takes me 30 minutes to get there (got sidetracked), a few minutes to audition and about 15-20 to get back to work. i did all of that in an hour.
*whew*

that was a good audition, too! dont know what's gonna happen, but if i get it, then i'll be in athens filming my role for BET.

for all of you who prayed for me ....'preciate ya!

www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on June 04, 2008, 05:13:04 am
Keep grinding, man!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 25, 2008, 02:06:23 pm
What's good family?
  I wanted to let you all know that a new episode of my radio show, The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown, has hit the internet.

www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com

please listen to my show and let me know what you think, okay?

shucks, leave a msg on my website so i'll know you stopped by.

Thank you in advance for your support.  I really appreciate it.

I hope you all enjoy the show.

www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 11, 2008, 05:06:55 am
Sup Fam?

My agency called me last night and told me that I was requested to audition for BET's "Somebodies."

Me and this other black guy from the agency get to audition for a really really GOOD role. Waaay better than the one scene drunk.  This time, i get to get my Coming To America on.  Yes.  I get to play an African (exchange) student.

i read the script after she called to let me know that she sent me an email (late) and that the audition is today at 1030a.

Good news: the role is hot because he is practically the star of the episode.  it is even NAMED after the character.   :o

Bad news: i guess my boss knows when good ish is gonna happened to me because they put me back in the depressingly slow and depressing (get the point) mail center.  Aargh.  Now my time isn't so flexible because I have set times to deliver the mail to the executives and i'm the only person that can do it (the other guy is on vacation).

i asked if i could switch my time (to my lunch break) so we'll see.

Pray for me, aiight?
This is the role i've been lookin' forward to.

'preciate you.

www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 14, 2008, 04:16:22 am
sup guys and gals.

i got the callback for Somebodies and it is today.
i'm nervously excited and that's a good thing.
today, at 2pm, i audition in front of the writer, director, producer, jesus, etc... this is the big deal.

if i can pull this off, i'll be playin' a character who could possibly become a semi-regular.
the script is hilariously funny and like i told my agent, "I WANT THIS ROLE."

i feel like rocky, trainin' to get the title.
my wife helped me all evening yesterday goin' over the script.  i luv her.  she helped me out a lot.  i feel as if i am ready.

as for my accent, it's a combination of Akeem from Coming to America and Dinka/yinka from Barbershop the Series on Showtime.

*whew*

i'll holla at y'all when i get home from work.
be easy.

top20takeover.vvcradio.com
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Catch22 on July 14, 2008, 07:17:33 am
Good luck, MM!  You'll get it, man....just believe it's gonna happen.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 14, 2008, 01:36:12 pm
thanks brother catch.
oh, i believe.
i believe I KNOCKED.THAT.ISH.OUTTA.THA.PARK!!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'm on cloud 9 right now.
i had the director/writer/actor and producer laffin' their butts off... from the get go.
i went in in-character and they were lovin' it.
the producer lady asked "are u stand up?" and in character i replied "no, i prefer to sit."

from that point, it was on and poppin'.
i was tryin' to knock their socks AND drawz off... and for the most part, i think i succeeded.

it was a good audition so we'll see what happens.
i told the ppl at work that when i get the part, i'm buyin' donuts (krispy kreme).

deep in my heart, i think a trip to k.k. will be in order.

i'll holla.
 ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on July 14, 2008, 04:11:52 pm
Get in there, my son! ;D
Great that even the effect of the dreaded call-centre couldn't stop the Mastrmynd!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 25, 2008, 01:56:08 pm
Hey Family!
 I just wanted to give y'all a brief update.
 I didn't get the role as the African student in BET's "Somebodies," but it's all good.  It's a 10 episode first season, so i still have a couple more chances to make my official BET debut.   ;D
 I will be filming an independent movie title "Where is Primer Green?"  An indy WhodunitSuspenseThriller complete with twists and turns.
 What else?  I would like to thank SAG and T.Perry STudios for my most recent residual check(s).
  You guys rock!  ;D  Whenever you want to use me again, i'm here for ya!
  That's about all for now. I got an oil change today and just had a bowl of ice cream.  I'm good to go.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on July 25, 2008, 03:05:52 pm
cool update ! keep us posted  :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 25, 2008, 09:06:10 pm
will do.
also, big ups to Battle for hookin' me up wit tha fly Avatar.
 ;D

Now I'm famous!   8)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on July 28, 2008, 04:15:46 pm
You're still my somebodie' to bad that comes without a check and all the other perks...






*edited for major typo*
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 28, 2008, 05:17:13 pm
You're still my somebodie' to bad that comes without a check and all the other perks...






*edited for major typo*

Thank you, cutie bootie!
*hugz n kisses*

Because of your love, I had ANOTHER audition for SOMEBODIES today.
Honest!
I will keep you posted.  It is for episode 8 and looks to be fun.

Like I told my wife today, one of my Goals of 2008 was to be on BET.  Why? I don't know.  In my soul, it was the hardest task that I could think of that would motivate me and now..with these auditions, i'm so close.

Yes, Boycott aired on BET, but that doesn't count.
TOmorrow, Madea's Family Reunion airs on BET, but that doesnt count.

I want to have a speaking part that ends up on BET and that goal will be accomplished like i accomplished my goal of meeting and interview OutKast while in College.

hahahha... i've played so much "The Sims" that I look at life like a SIMS game.

*hugz n kisses to the ladies*
*dapz to the fellas*

I'll let you all know what happens as soon as I hear somethin'.

PS: Thank you to e'erybody who purchased Season 1 of House of Payne. I just got residual checks from recent sales.  :D 
Your love continues to bless me.
thank you.
Title: I'm ON BET 2nite. 7:30pm EST and 12am EST. Madea's Family Reunion!
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 29, 2008, 04:40:53 pm
Cutie Bootie's love keeps on blessin' me, y'all!
I have another audition 2morrow morning at 9:15am for ONE TREE HILL!
Man, when i book this one, i'll be heading to North Carolina to film for almost a week.
i'm lookin' forward to this one.

Also, for those who haven't seen me ON BET and on madea's family reunion, well... I'm on...RIght now and again at 12am EST on BET.

About 40 minutes into the movie you'll see me.
the first time...i walk across the screen. yellow shirt, mini afro. Can't miss me cuz the lil' girls runs right past me as she heads into the house to show madea's her good grade on a test.

the second time is a good where's Arvell.  At the end of the movie when blair underwood is standing in the doorway, with grits all over him, look behind him...outside...and you'll see me and some woman walking down the OTHER sidewalk.
hahahhaha.

THank you and have a blessed day!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on July 29, 2008, 08:23:16 pm
I'll have to check out BET 2night. madea's family reunion with my eking in it! Aww suki suki now...lol

I didn't even know one tree hill still came on. Where have I been? I hope u get the role sir. Your equeen is pulling 4 ya ;)
Title: Re: I'm ON BET 2nite. 7:30pm EST and 12am EST. Madea's Family Reunion!
Post by: Wise Son on July 30, 2008, 04:55:58 am
Cutie Bootie's love keeps on blessin' me, y'all!
I have another audition 2morrow morning at 9:15am for ONE TREE HILL!
Man, when i book this one, i'll be heading to North Carolina to film for almost a week.
i'm lookin' forward to this one.
Man, my flatmate watches that, and I normally try to not be in the room for it. If I end up sitting through an episode because of you, I just want you to know what that will be like!

Obviously, in all seriousness, best of luck, and I'm sure we'll all be tuned to your ep if you get it.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 30, 2008, 11:27:25 am
I DID IT!
I BOOKED AN EPISODE OF 'SOMEBODIES!'
I'M SOOO CRUNK... YET SO RESERVED RIGHT NOW.
I HAD an audition for ONE TREE HILL early this morning and i'm tired... but more details later when i get off work.
gotta eat before i head back to work.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on July 30, 2008, 11:32:24 am
I DID IT!
I BOOKED AN EPISODE OF 'SOMEBODIES!'



Ah! ;D
So everything DID work out!

Congratulations!(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)


...but you have to stay focused.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 30, 2008, 11:35:36 am
Focused?
Got it!
I'm staying focused.
I wont get too excited until i am officially on the set...then i think it'll set in.
right now...i'm good.
no stress...smile on my face.
i'm good.

another step up on my acting ladder

Thank you for your support, brother Battle!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on July 30, 2008, 08:55:25 pm
Alright who told ya so! Now do me proud!  
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 31, 2008, 02:46:19 am
*hugz cutie bootie*
You did.
 ;)

Okay guys and gals.  If I can pull it off, as a shoutout to reggie reg and the rest of you HEFfas, i'm gonna see if I can work issue one of Reggie's BP run into my scene.

IF and only IF they'll let me, i'm doin' it.
So...that's my HEFfa shoutout.

I'm gettin' excited.

I have another audition for a project called The Black Bag on Saturday.  I pick up my sides today before I head to Athens.
Busy busy busy.

I'll holla.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on July 31, 2008, 08:08:53 am
Sweet! Trans-Atlantic daps to Arvell (wait 8 hours, but it'll get there)!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on July 31, 2008, 08:57:51 am
Congratz Mr. M! ;D keep me posted on ya moves.

I saw you in Madea's family reunion walking pass. I didn't catch u the second time. Where's Arvell indeed that time...lol
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 02, 2008, 07:46:24 am
You saw me in the movie, my e-Queen?
Sweeeet!  *hugz*
The 2nd time isn't so easy...and I gave y'all the wrong clue.
Because of commercials, i didn't time it properly, but if i'm not mistaken, my first appearance is between 1hr 15 to 1r 30mins.
my 2nd appearance is when someone opens the door to go outside...Madea, i think, after she tells ol' girl that "there's some hot grits on the stove."

thanks to BET showing the movie, my imdb page is up 33%. Woohoo!

Speaking of BET, I wanted to share a blog, well, most of it, that I posted on my myspace page /arvellpoe (check it out for the full version), but i luv y'all guys so here's what I wrote concerning SOMEBODIES and other me related stuff:
*******************************

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

 7-30-08: Cloud 9 Edition
Current mood:  blessed
Category: Life


Wow.
When I set up to write my first blog in over a month, I had a TON of stuff to talk about.  Now that I finally have time to blog, my mind has gone blank.  Maybe it's because I had a long day and my tuckered out. 
Maybe it's because my brain is still processing the events that lead me to today's announcement.
Maybe I just want to finish this blog so I can watch the new episodes of House of Payne. Hahahhaha.  Someone is gettin' married today and I bet you it's CJ and Janine.  That's my story and I'm stickin' with it. Calvin may or may not get married tonite, but CJ and Janine definitely will.

So, why am I on cloud 9 is what you're probably wondering, right?  What crazy scheme, plan, job or opportunity has Arvell come across today, right?  Well, let me take you back.  Let's go back and trace my journey to become SOMEBODY.

I AM SOMEBODY
A few months ago, my agency sent me on an audition to be in the first episode of BET's first scripted show, the comedy SOMEBODIES, based on the independent film sensation seen at last year's Sundance Film Festival.
I read for the part of the drunk. Yes.  Drunk.  And I don't drink.  I had read the script and it was kinda funny. I was totally diggin' it.  The drunk's scene was funny, but I would have preferred being that dude in college who sells weed... it wasn't my choice.  You think my feelings were hurt when I didn't get the part?
Hahahahha.

Earlier this year, as in January, one of my personal goals was to be on B.E.T.  I don't know why, but I did.  I guess I like a challenge.  Kinda like how I challenged myself in college to meet and interview OutKast and lo and behold, I got the opportunity to do both. 

Time goes on and I get another opportunity to audition for Somebodies.  This about 2 weeks ago.  On a Friday.  I go in and read for an African Student.  The episode is hilarious.  I can't wait for y'all to see it.  The script had me laughing out loud.  At first, I was a bit hesistant to audition for an african character but after practicing with my wife's help, i got a decent accent down.  Big ups to Prince Akeem of Zamunda for giving me a template to use.
It was a good audition. So good that I was immediately told to come back on monday for a callback.  Callbacks are good.  I was given pointers and told that i'd be auditioning in front of the creator/writer/star and the director.
Bring 'em on, I thought.  My name is Poe.  Arvell Poe.

The callback audition was bananas! I could hear the Rocky theme music behind me.  I wasn't taking any prisoners.  I was in the zone and ready to do tha dayam thing.  I came into the audition room IN CHARACTER.  I was ready.  I introduced myself, with the african-ish accent, like this:

"Hello. My name iz (character's name) but my american name is Arvell Poe.  I'm with Houghton Talent and I'm and 6 3 and a haff feet tall ( When we audition, this is how we give our info to the camera) and I am from Zamunda.  Look! My very first American Tee shirt.  The Home Depot. I can do it and they will help me."

That's how I STARTED.  That Home Depot line had 'em rollin'.  The director, in between giggles asked "Are you stand up?"  I replied, in character, "No, I prefer to seet down."  More laughter.

Once we finally got started doing the lines, I was on my A-game.  I forget a line or 2 but I didnt let 'em see me sweat.  I kept it moving and it was all good.

Afterwards, as in a week after the role was given to someone else, a loooong week of me waiting to hear if I got the role or not because I was good, jack... I was able to ask the writer/creator of the show what they (him and the director) thought of my audition.  In short, they loved my performance.  The director, she thought I was Nigerian. Hahahha. That's a great compliment.  Long story short, they went with an actual 21 year.  He had the wide eyed innocent look that they were lookin' for. It I was thinking, i would have shaved my goatee off to drop about 10 years off my face.  I wasn't thinkin'.  They caught me slippin'.  It's all good.  Once I got my critique, I could sleep again.  I was good to go.  Before that, I pretty much put all creative outlets on hold until I heard something.

On Monday of this week, I get a call from my agency.  I was told that the casting agency for Somebodies REALLY wants to see me.  The really love me and they are trying to find a role to put me on the show.  Good stuff, huh?  They didn't care if I was in work clothes, what time I showed up to audition, didn't care if I didnt'  have a headshot on me... they just wanted me there. TODAY! And they'd give me time to look over the script as soon as I got there.
I'm serious.  I pretty much paraphrased what my agent told me..well, she left a voice msg.  I can talk on my cell at work.
So, for my 3rd Somebodies audition, I read for a college student in a musical.  Again, another funny script.   I take a few minutes to read the script... and bada boom, bada bing, I'm done.
The casting agent laffs and says, "Arvell, hahaha... you're funny!"  I took that as a compliment and went to work.
Tuesday.  No news. It was a good day.  Chilling with the wife.  I get a call that my agency wants me to come in and audition for One Tree Hill early wednesday morning.  My boss lets me come in at 10am so I schedule my audition for 9:15.

Wednesday, July 30th.  This morning, around 6ish am, i'm dreaming and I hear a crash.  In my dream, I see something in my dining room break...the sound of breaking glass, but I cant identify the source cuz it sounds big.  I am hoping it isn't our new China Cabinet.  But it's a dream so I'm gonna keep sleeping.
Or so I thought.

Did you hear that crash? My wife's voice from the real world shatters the illusion of dream world and i think to myself, "oh man, that sound was real!"

So, I hop out of bed and grab a can of spray starch as a weapon.  Hey, if there is an intruder in my house, he'll be a blind intruder.  I know the can says dont use as a weapon, but it's self defense.  How's a crook gonna sue me for breaking his eyes when he's breaking and entering?
I go down the hall with starch in one hand  and the wife behind me.  I turn the lights on and I see the cat with a scared, "it wasn't me...i didn't do it" expression on his face.
He lied.  He did it.  We have a vase on our glass dining table that had 5 crystal roses in them.  Beautiful but hella fragile.  Those roses shattered into various pieces.  No wonder the cat was scared.  That's how the morning started.
By 9am, I'm at the agency ready to audition for One Tree Hill.  If/when I book it, I'll be in North Carolina all week next week...or until my scene is finished.  They had to ship the tape to the powers that be by noon today, so that's why I had to be there at 9am.  The audition went well, so we'll see what happens.  I'll keep you posted.

By 10am, I'm at work...feeling good about myself.  10:30a, I'm in an employee meeting and my cell starts vibrating.  It's my agency.  Oh Lord.  Please don't tell me that they erased my audition and they need me to come back and retape...'cuz if they don't, Lord only knows how I'm gonna be able to pull THAT off!
I listen to the voice msg.  Long story short, I was told that I got the role that I auditioned for on Monday and they wanted to know if I was available because the episode shoots on Thursday.  Hell yeah, I'm available is what I think to myself.  Yes, I can make it is what I tell them.  It wasn't easy because my boss doesn't let anyone take off without 30 days written notice.  That's the roles.  SO as I'm tryin' to plead my case, my boss tells me that I already have thursday and friday off.
God is good, right?
What happened was that I originally asked for this upcoming weekend off because I thought my dad's dad's family reunion was this weekend when in fact, it was last weekend.  I asked the head boss for last weekend off and she gave it to me, but forgot to take back this weekend.
God is DEFINITELY good, right?

SO not only do i have 2 back to back weekends off, BUT I also have a worry free get out of work card in order to film this episode.  I don't know what would have happened if it hadn't of worked out this way.
Fired?  Possibly.
They weren't too happy with me when I told them I wasn't coming in because I'm gonna be in a Tyler Perry HOUSE OF PAYNE Commercial and didn't show up.  They asked me what my punishment should be and I said dock my pay" so they did.
I thought they would fire me.  I was kinda wanting to be let go, but it didn't happen.

C'est la vie.

So, I'm on cloud 9 because a goal of mine has been realized.  I will be on BET's new sitcom, Somebodies.  Episode 8 which will probably air around christmas time. If so, then that'll be a great christmas present for myself from...myself.
Oh yeah... since the shoot will run late, they are hookin me up with a hotel room so I won't have to drive back to the ATL all late.  This day keeps getting better and better.
***************************

I'll post a recap about the actual shooting later, but I WILL say this... "Access Granted" was there.
 8)

 
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Catch22 on August 05, 2008, 10:27:16 am
Congrats, man!!  You're doing the dang thing!  It almost makes me want to hire an agent and get out there...almost...if I weren't old, talentless and decrepit!  ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 13, 2008, 07:22:49 am
NEW EPISODE OF THE TAKEOVER: TOP 20 COUNTDOWN ONLINE NOW!!

I would like to thank you all in advance for listening to the latest episode of The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown

www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com

And after you've listened to the show, please show me some love and leave a msg on the site, 'kay?

'preciat it!

www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on August 13, 2008, 11:46:54 am
..cool!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on August 19, 2008, 08:14:10 am
Just heard 5-6 minutes of your radio show, Mastrmynd!

I likes! :D

Funny thing about that song, 'Get Silly'  is that I didn't like it (I like 'Crank Dat' better, the time) when I first heard it over the summer but when those dudes performed the song on the red carpet at the 2008 BET Awards just before the show began, they made it sound more fun when they improvised a few lines.

Now, I can't get enough of it!

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 19, 2008, 04:54:19 pm
Oh snap!
I just got props from Mr. Battle.
 ;D
That means a lot y'all cuz Battle keeps it real.
Thanks for the luv, brotha!
I tried to hate on Get Silly but i lost that battle. the song is infectious... and after i heard the remix on the red carpet... i've been lookin' for it ever since!

If you all haven't listened to the newest episode of my show, then tune in now:
www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com

And leave me a message telling me what you liked, didn't like or what you wanna hear next time.
I saw leave msgs at the site because it helps me to catalogue who desrves to get shoutouts while i'm recording the next show.  WIth the props, requests and shoutouts scattered across the interweb, I always forget someone.

anyway, 'preciate the luv y'all.

Updates: I recently had an audition for an AT&T internal video.  My role?  A club DJ... i had to act like I was scratching and mixing...hahahha... it was crazy. i ghosted away from work and made it to the audition... put on my best scratching performane in ages...shucks, i haven't been a club dj since the late 90s...:)  I'll keep y'all posted it.
If i get it, i have to be available next wed and thurs.  they asked if i was ... i said yes...heehhehe.. i'll cross that bridge once they tell me i got the gig.  ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 31, 2008, 10:50:23 am
i just found out that i am gettin' personally hated on...PERSONALLY?

i went to the house o' payne forums on TBS.com and  one of the resident Trolls made a comment about the character that i played and then about me PERSONALLY.

i just don't get it.
i dont even post on that site.

i just wanted to share.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 02, 2008, 05:02:46 pm
Did y'all see my Reginald Hudlin & Black Panther shoutout at the end of Access Granted tonite?

Sweeeeeeet!
It made the cut!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 06, 2008, 12:31:04 pm
For those who are interested, today is Arvell Poe Saturday!

At 7:30pm, tune into BET for Access Granted: Somebodies.  Not only will you learn about the show and fall in love with the characters and concepts, you will also get a good dose of Arvell Poe.

Then at 8pm, tune into Showtime to see me in my major motion pictue speaking debut on Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Lil' Girls."

This Saturday is Arvell Poe day.
ENJOY!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on October 01, 2008, 03:58:26 pm
i just found out that i am gettin' personally hated on...PERSONALLY?

i went to the house o' payne forums on TBS.com and  one of the resident Trolls made a comment about the character that i played and then about me PERSONALLY.

i just don't get it.
i dont even post on that site.

i just wanted to share.
The cheek of the guy! Post a link, I love collecting examples of stupid.

Still, haters can be taken as a sign that you're doing something right, right?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 02, 2008, 11:21:08 am
with my last 2 episodes of House of Payne appearing on television tonite and 2morrow at 7pm on MyNetworkTV (or PeachTreeTV here in Atlanta), i'm sure the hater will spit more venom.
i'd have to go back to the thread to get the link...i dont plan on goin' back to that forum
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on October 02, 2008, 12:56:48 pm
with my last 2 episodes of House of Payne appearing on television tonite and 2morrow at 7pm on MyNetworkTV (or PeachTreeTV here in Atlanta), i'm sure the hater will spit more venom.
i'd have to go back to the thread to get the link...i dont plan on goin' back to that forum

kudos, mastrmynd!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on October 03, 2008, 04:12:47 am
Man, I'm just listening to the latest Top 20 countdown, and you're playing Duffy? Damn, you're paying a lot of attention to the trans-Atlantic tunes. Also, best wishes for your man Naville that you mentioned in your Myspace blog.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on October 03, 2008, 04:24:22 am
Oh snap, just reached the 20 minute mark! Thanks for the shout-out man, even if you put me down as 'representing for the queen' (I'm like Cromwell up in this piece!), but cheers, that makes my day. So much so, I'm even going to wish you 'cheerio'! ;D Cheers!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 03, 2008, 05:22:12 am
Wise, you my dude! i gotta ride for you, brother!
and thanks for the well wishes for my friend Naville. My boys are taking it really hard (a couple of them had a friend who died of nose cancer last year)...i need to head to the hospital soon, but ...i'm  not good with hospitals. the last time i was in one, my father-in-law had passed away.

And i like Duffy.
and i like this new song by estelle ... it has a reggae-tinged beat to it.
glad u liked the show, but it isnt even new...i'm so behind it ridiculous.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on October 06, 2008, 07:35:24 am
Hope the hospital wasn't too bad.

Glad you've been slow doing new shows, I've just been too busy to listen, so I'm lucky I caught the shout out. You may now continue  ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 16, 2008, 08:36:17 am
Happy 4 year wedding anniversary to me!
Happy 4 year wedding anniversary to me!

no work today and it's off to a great start...
i made breakfast in be... ;) and around 1p we'll be at a brazillian all you can eatery...mwhahahahaha..... and saturday we'll be at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

Such a great day... me and the missus are so happy.
 ;D  <------ happier than THAT!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Magic Wand on October 16, 2008, 08:41:23 am
Happy 4 year wedding anniversary to me!
Happy 4 year wedding anniversary to me!

no work today and it's off to a great start...
i made breakfast in be... ;) and around 1p we'll be at a brazillian all you can eatery...mwhahahahaha..... and saturday we'll be at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

Such a great day... me and the missus are so happy.
 ;D  <------ happier than THAT!

This is definitely cause for celebration that she kept you around for so long.  Congratulations to you.  Condolences to her.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on October 16, 2008, 09:58:59 am
Everything is falling in place for you, DJ Mastrmynd!

---and just think...the best is yet to come! (http://hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Smileys/classic/wink.gif)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Catch22 on October 16, 2008, 04:34:37 pm
Happy Anniversary to you and the missus, MM!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 17, 2008, 03:54:18 am
Magic (u silly! that comment made wifey laff outloud), Battle (i appreciate that brother. i'm keeping the faith) and Catch22 (thank u my brother from another mother...and father) thank you so much for my wedding anniversary love.
It's because of people like y'all that makes metruly consider y'all my internet family.

The wife and I had a great day yesterday. We didn't do much, but the fact that it was just us... special quality time... wow... she enjoyed herself...i enjoyed myself... and we went to bed all hella early (didnt even see mccain on letterman).

I got my Hip Hop Award tickets. It wasnt easy. My darn name wasnt on the list, but they worked it out and...boy... we gotta some hellafied seats! oooh weee!   :o ;D  8)

speakig of that, i spend a bunch of money on clothes for the event (and for a trip to miami in nov. for my friend who is dying of cancer. i came up with the idea that all the fellas/the crew should head out to south beach one more time and celebrate life. everyone liked the idea and we fast tracked it for the weekend b4 thanksgiving. i'm hella broke now, but it's going down!).  I'm gonna be lookin' rather nice.  I wish reggie reg is there...and that we could walk the red carpet this year (we missed it last time cuz we were on cp time. who knew this thing was start on time!). My wife and I didn't get to meet him (only his assistant)  :-[
Anyway, it's gonna be a blast.

Speaking of blast, I have an audition for "Meet The Browns" the series. I'll keep you posted.
Title: The BET Hip Hop Awards '08!
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 18, 2008, 08:22:23 pm
The Hip Hop Awards were good this year. Still tryin' to figure out which was better...this year or last year.
The wife and I had a good time.

Has anyone seen Katt Williams? He didn't host... and as you'll find out, T-Pain did! No other explanations were offered.

There were soooo many half nekkid women at the awards (sitting in the BACK of the civic center) that I could have filled up a page in "the Playaz Club"  I'm a married man so i didnt take any pics for u single fellas.

what else?  the old skool females part of the show was hella tight.  lyte, yo-yo (she lost weight and looks hella good. i think she wants ppl to play with her yoyo now), Rage (yes, the lady of Rage is still kickin' up dust) and Salt n Pepa (yes salt performed Push It...it's about dancing y'all...not sex... and What a man is the new Barack Obama song...please believe)

A couple of no shows but the show must go on and BET did a good job.
Title: Vote for Your Favorite House of Payne Episode (preferably mine) and win!
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 30, 2008, 02:14:43 pm
Hey Fam!
I need your support...May I have a moment of your time?

Atlanta "Grown Folks" R&B radio station, 102.5FM (in conjunction with PeachTree TV, TBS & T.Perry Studios) is having a "Vote for your Favorite House of Payne episode" contest.

Go to the radio station's website to enter: www.1025atlanta.com (and go to the contest section)

OR try this link: http://www.1025atlanta.com/customform.asp?PT=Contests&id=39595

Plus by entering, you be able to win prizes.

All I need you all to do is to write in your favorite episode...starring ME...in the blank section provided!

There's:
Episode 5 where the Paynes go to the crack house looking for Janine and the FISHBONE tries to sell them a stolen laptop

Episode 17 where Janine, Fishbone and Beverly break into the Paynes' home and steals their stuff (my fave)

Episode 19 where Fishbone is having an "Everything Must Go" Sale!

If you could reference one of those shows (making sure you specify FISHBONE), I'd really appreciate it.

Holla at me and let me know you did it...aiight...if it's not too much trouble.
I love and appreciate y'all for your support.
I know it sounds crazy, but hey... I call it guerilla marketing. ;)  :D Plus, I'm crrraaazzzy!
Spread the love if you believe in this FISHBONE campaign.
Thanks again.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 04, 2008, 05:22:10 am
did y'all vote?
just wondering.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 10, 2008, 02:28:11 pm
Hey Fam!
You can get your very own FREE Mastrmynd ringtone by txting VVCradio to 66937.
Yes, I have a ringtone.
Doesn't everyone?

And was any HEFFa able to listen to my Alumni radio show this past saturday?
Title: It's official! I'm FINALLY interviewing Hadjii from Somebodies 2morrow!
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 14, 2008, 02:50:57 pm
What's good Family?
i just wanted to let you guys know that I'm finally interviewing Hadjii (SOMEBODIES) tomorrow morning.

Last chance to pose your questions...aiight?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 15, 2008, 03:58:24 pm
Mark your calendars... a Brand new episode of The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown debuts THIS MONDAY!

Save www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com in your computer's Favorites because you don't want to miss this show.

Hadjii (writer, director, actor of BET's SOMEBODIES) returns to talk about his show, its future and an acting/directing workshop that he and Kaira Akita ("diva" on Somebodies).  FOr all you actors out there, the brother is spittin' knowledge!!

Oh yeah...if you asked a question like jeff sarge...then know that it was answered.

The cast from Shadow Motion Pictures new film, CHAMPION ROAD, stopped by to talk about their new film which is about more than underground street fighting...A WHOLE LOT MORE!
and the fight scenes are BANANAS!

SI, you'd be proud. 
Do a search for the trailer online and tell me what you think.

oh yeah...
and i have a new female co-host!
a new studio!
new songs!

Hey, President Elect Obama isn't the only brother bringin' about change you can believe in.

Tune in starting THIS Monday for a new episode of The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown

www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com
email us at: thetakeover@ vvcradio .com
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 18, 2008, 02:41:05 pm
It's official!
New episode of The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown is NOW online!
go to www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com and listen!

And yes, Hadjii from BET's "Somebodies" does stop by to answer Jefferson's questions.

Thank you for your support.
Leave a msg on the site after u listen to the show.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 27, 2008, 06:25:09 pm
I just got a role in a direct-to-dvd movie that will be packaged with Gorilla Zoe's new album which comes out in February!

Woohoo!

Now to find out if it's a paying gig.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on January 15, 2009, 07:25:18 am
I just heard the intro to the latest session of Takeover: Top 20 Countdown.

Ni-i-ice.(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)
You're gettin' better and better...  I'm not kidding. Just think...you're not even there yet so wait 'til you hit your stride!

Regarding The Diva :  It's so refreshing when you have a female voice to co-op a male's voice on the radio.

Thanks for doing whateva you like!  ...and my apologies for any past misunderstandings.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 15, 2009, 08:04:11 am
That's cool Battle.
i value your comments.
You have no idea.
Thank you for candor and support.
I'm glad that you like The Diva  (great font)... she's a permanent fixture.

more changes are in store for 2009 but we gotta wait for some updates at vvcradio.com first.

so...does anyone else have any comments about The Diva?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 16, 2009, 08:09:00 am
Maybe the 3rd time is the charm.
Jeez.
I didn't get my wisdom teeth pulled because the doctors couldnt do it.
why?
my doggone blood pressure was quite high.  not dangerously go directly to the ER high, but waaaay to high for a man about to turn 33.

the bottom number was above 99.
yup.

i have the day off and i'm gonna see my regular doctor on monday.  went to a diff doc and my pressure is goin' down...but still.
 :(

i'll be okay.
just another reminder to take care of me-self... the pressure thang runs in tha fam
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on January 16, 2009, 10:51:37 am
Maybe the 3rd time is the charm.
Jeez.
I didn't get my wisdom teeth pulled because the doctors couldnt do it.
why?
my doggone blood pressure was quite high.  not dangerously go directly to the ER high, but waaaay to high for a man about to turn 33.

the bottom number was above 99.
yup.

i have the day off and i'm gonna see my regular doctor on monday.  went to a diff doc and my pressure is goin' down...but still.
 :(

i'll be okay.
just another reminder to take care of me-self... the pressure thang runs in tha fam



Wisdom teeth acting up and your BP is high?

Aww poor baby. *huggs* :)

I've never had a problem with my teeth, but I know people who have, I really hope it goes well for you Eking.

Be careful with that blood pressure Arvell. Relax and take it easy.

Maybe have your wife give you a relaxing foot rub. Keep us updated on how the Doctors visit goes. ;)

 
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 16, 2009, 12:09:19 pm
thanks babe.
my teeth arent acting up...they just need to go.
they should have been removed long ago...

bp high but they want me to rest..check bp 2morrow and sunday at the same times...then make sure i keep my appointment with my regular doc.

'preciate the luv support and concern.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 21, 2009, 10:33:17 am
my wife surprised me with a birthday shoutout today via my friend and Ludacris' dj, Jaycee... on Atlanta's V103.
Jaycee does a noon mix and she got him to do a Dungeon Family/OutKast mix that was hella tight...then he verbally wished me a happy birthday.

i'm on cloud 9!
 ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on January 21, 2009, 12:05:55 pm
my wife surprised me with a birthday shoutout today via my friend and Ludacris' dj, Jaycee... on Atlanta's V103.
Jaycee does a noon mix and she got him to do a Dungeon Family/OutKast mix that was hella tight...then he verbally wished me a happy birthday.

i'm on cloud 9!
 ;D



Why not put the mix into your next TAKEOVER session?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 21, 2009, 01:01:44 pm
i wish i could but Jaycee did his mix live on the air...
and my wife didnt record it and i was at work listening online.
 ???

it's all good because it's one of the "little" things that i wanted.
Title: Thanks for the bday love!
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 22, 2009, 01:14:45 pm
I just want to Thank all my HEFfas who showed me love for my birthday yesterday via email, facebook & myspace. you guys rock!
 :D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cage on January 22, 2009, 01:24:31 pm
Happy Birthday Brother! I am terrible with checking facebook.  We need a HEF Birthday calendar!

All the best for 2009 brother!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on January 22, 2009, 11:20:06 pm
I hope you woke up with one Helluva hang over~ so I can whisper happy b-d'day! I'm not late I just like to stand out from the rest!

Now, what is this I here about you hanging withing some other Diva?  
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 23, 2009, 06:32:34 am
1. no  hangover...i don't drank
2. u'll always be my cutie bootie. don't worry about my co-host "the diva"
Go listen to the show...you'll LOVE her!
3. thank you for standing out and showing me birthday love. i really do appreciate it.
 ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 25, 2009, 12:34:54 pm
what's up family?
i started off the week right with an audition for a made for tv movie.
it went well, but i'm my own worst critic so it could have been better.
felt it started off a lil' rocky but finished off HELLA STRONG!
it was a taped audition and the Agency official who recorded LOVED IT.
even smiled at the end and said "LOVED IT."

i'm just lettin' y'all know that i'm claiming this role.  I'm bookin' this muthasuckin'.  I'm bookin' it.
the name of the movie is the wronged man and it will begin filming in Atlanta in february.... and i'm gonna be in it.  I believe that with all of my heart.

I'm 33 now and I don't have time to waste.  I need to leave the 9 to 5 and focus primarily on my radio and acting careers...and Lord willing, that's what I'm gonna do 'cuz i'm focused man.

Thank you all for your support.
i love you for it.
 8)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on January 25, 2009, 12:53:39 pm
best of luck, hope to see U in the show!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 25, 2009, 02:22:57 pm
thank you brother.
i'll keep ya posted.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on January 25, 2009, 06:45:45 pm
The role is yours! But you gotta promise me that you will take care of your health. Don't let the B/P creep creep...
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 26, 2009, 05:47:51 am
don't worry...
once i get rid of the 9 to 5 (the source), i'm gonna be really good.
as long as i can focus on my acting and radio fulltime, i'm good and that's real talk.
but i am watching what i eat and whatnot.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 02, 2009, 11:35:46 am
I GOT THE CALLBACK!!
I GOT THE CALLBACK!!

WooHoo!

I got the callback.

On this thursday, I have to go to my callback for the made for tv movie, "The Wronged Man."
Pray for me.
Maaan...i'm just blessed and excited that I got the Callback.

next step...book the role!

Thank you for YOUR support, HEF!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on February 02, 2009, 12:41:14 pm
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t260/tlane_22/movies/movie4.jpg)
Alonzo:   "BOOM"
 

Congratulations, bruh...
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 02, 2009, 04:05:26 pm
thanks brother battle.
it's this thursday...
auditioning in front of the big wigs.
i gotta make sure my ish is tight.

i had an audition today and totally bombed it.
TOTALLY!
i dont know what happened but it was a trainwreck. at least a got one decent take out of the bunch.

if i get a callback (aka 2nd chance)i will be surprised...but i'll make the most of it.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on February 02, 2009, 04:09:44 pm
thanks brother battle.
it's this thursday...
auditioning in front of the big wigs.
i gotta make sure my ish is tight.

i had an audition today and totally bombed it.
TOTALLY!
i dont know what happened but it was a trainwreck. at least a got one decent take out of the bunch.

if i get a callback (aka 2nd chance)i will be surprised...but i'll make the most of it.


For inspiration, I would recommend referencing Sanaa Lathan's approach.  Check out the extras on the DVDs 'Out Of Time'  and 'Love & Basketball'  how she preps herself during an audition.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on February 02, 2009, 04:30:40 pm
I GOT THE CALLBACK!!
I GOT THE CALLBACK!!

WooHoo!

I got the callback.

On this thursday, I have to go to my callback for the made for tv movie, "The Wronged Man."
Pray for me.
Maaan...i'm just blessed and excited that I got the Callback.

next step...book the role!

Thank you for YOUR support, HEF!


(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l251/tahdigga/congrats-993.gif)

GOOD LUCK EKING!

I know you'll get it. *hug*
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 02, 2009, 05:18:23 pm
thanks battle.
i think we have love and basketball.

preciate the love eQueen.
you rock.

right now i need to go lie down and watch big bang theory and how i met ur mother before 24 comes on.
i had a long day.

i had an audition for a home depot corporate video and i bombed.
i stunk up the place.
i kept blankin'...seriously...i'd go blank when it was time for me to record.
aaargh!

i'm tuckered out...i need a hug and a recharge.
gotta get my mind right before thursday.
jack bauer hurtin' someone will make me feel better.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 05, 2009, 04:30:52 am
Today is the big day!
All thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
I'm bookin' this gig....i just thought i'd let y'all know that.
:)
There's no other option...i'm gettin' the role.

To quote big rube, "Right on to the real (aka those folks who are down with me) and death to the fakers (aka the haters who keep me motivated). Peace out (aka i luv y'all, shawty) !

i'll keep y'all posted once i get back from my morning callback.
Title: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Y'all Rock.
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 05, 2009, 09:25:04 am
 ;D

And now we wait.
It is in the Lord's hands now.
Whatever helps, it was meant to be.
I did a GREAT job today. Great. The director and producer LOVED my audition. They told me so themselves...TWICE!
They couldn't STOP smiling.

My competition is gonna need a recommendation from President Obama, Jesus and couple white Hollywood execs in order to take this from me.
I feel it.
But seriously, i did my best and that's all i can ask of myself. Im pleased ... so may the best man win.. i'm good either way.

I will definitely keep you posted.
Oh yeah, the movie is gonna be a Lifetime movie.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cage on February 05, 2009, 10:44:40 am
God Bless you Man and best of luck.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Vic Vega on February 05, 2009, 04:34:42 pm
GOOD LUCK!!!!

WE"RE PULLING FOR YOU!!!
;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 05, 2009, 06:29:56 pm
thanks y'all.
it's not like the role is HUGE or anything.
2 scenes (at least), good lines...character is integral to the storyline... i'm cool.
it's just ... just having the opportunity to work on a "paying gig"... i need this...
i was startin' to beat myself up...lettin' the 9 to 5 wear me down...
but after today?
wow... i was serious about being happy with whatever decision happens.
my wife believes in me.
my agency believes in me.
I believe in myself.

I'M RELOADED!!!!
I am SOOOO enjoying 2009.
 ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on February 09, 2009, 02:51:35 pm
WOOOHOOOO' I'm late with the congrats but I always knew you were the "Wrong Man" ;)
    Knock em dead in '09
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 09, 2009, 03:39:14 pm
well, i haven't gotten the gig yet, but thanks...
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 11, 2009, 02:23:59 pm
just spoke to my agency...
I have a callback for a Ga Lottery commercial that I auditioned for yesterday.
WooHoo!

while i was on the phone, i asked about the Lifetime movie.
the agent in charge of that gig wasnt in the office... i asked about it and all they said was "we booked one person for the movie" (i dont know if she added "so far")

i told her that I'd email the agent directly for the word.
both of these gigs will shoot on the same day so may the best Arvell callback audition win!
:)

update: update. I still got a chance...i still got a chance. my agent said that the character that I read for hasn't been cast yet... i still got a chance....whoo! that is all.

so right now...worse case scenario could be that i book the Lifetime movie and the ga lotto commerical. it's bad becuz they both film on the same day.
 :o

these are the bad choices that i love making...and if/when it happens, i'll make a poll for y'all to help me decide.  ;)  weighin' pros and cons...ya know!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 11, 2009, 08:00:04 pm
Check out the trailer to the last movie i finished, "Don't feed the animals."
It's fiyah!!!!

http://24hourhiphop.com/videos/Gorilla+Zoe+%22Don't+Feed+The+Animals%22+Trailer/874/

what say you?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on February 12, 2009, 12:04:33 am
Check out the trailer to the last movie i finished, "Don't feed the animals."
It's fiyah!!!!

[url]http://24hourhiphop.com/videos/Gorilla+Zoe+%22Don't+Feed+The+Animals%22+Trailer/874/[/url]

what say you?


Lookin good eking! One question though, was that you that got the bag over the head? That made me laugh :D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 12, 2009, 04:28:54 am
yes.
i was throwing some trash away and...poof!
a bag appears.
imagine that.

and why are u laffin' at me? hahahha
:D
i think i laffed too...he was happy...then...bam! bag.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Tahdigga on February 20, 2009, 11:21:13 pm
Cause it was funny to see somebody finally quite you down...lol

He was happy? What! To be outside? Now that's funny :D

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 25, 2009, 09:52:59 am
What's up fam?
  I just wanted to let you all know that i didn't book the LIFETIME movie(quite surprised) or the Ga Lotto commercial (not surprised).  Just keepin' you in the loop.
  I really wanted that LIFETIME gig and i was kinda down about it but now i'm good.
  One day this week (fingers crossed), a new episode of The Takeover will be posted. Go to www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com to see the upgrades that I've made to the site.
Leave msgs and let me know what u think.

Thanks!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cage on February 25, 2009, 10:57:44 am
What's up fam?
  I just wanted to let you all know that i didn't book the LIFETIME movie(quite surprised) or the Ga Lotto commercial (not surprised).  Just keepin' you in the loop.
  I really wanted that LIFETIME gig and i was kinda down about it but now i'm good.
  One day this week (fingers crossed), a new episode of The Takeover will be posted. Go to www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com to see the upgrades that I've made to the site.
Leave msgs and let me know what u think.

Thanks!

Thats alright Bro. Bigger things are coming your way! 
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Magic Wand on February 25, 2009, 01:04:46 pm
Opportunity is lurking.  Just be prepared, Bro.

(And leave those disgusting Krispy Kreme donuts alone.  They could be an opportunity repellent!)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 25, 2009, 01:26:14 pm
Opportunity is lurking.  Just be prepared, Bro.

(And leave those disgusting Krispy Kreme donuts alone.  They could be an opportunity repellent!)


Thanks Cage!
Thanks Magic...but stop hating on the deliciousness that is "Krispy Kreme."
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on February 25, 2009, 02:21:43 pm
Go to [url=http://www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com]www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com[/url] to see the upgrades that I've made to the site.
Leave msgs and let me know what u think.

Thanks!



The nightlife city images on the page are great!
I like how whenever you refresh the page, you see a different cityscape. 

I'd suggest keeping that.

I'll be looking out for the next Top 20 Takeover session. 
Just make it...
(http://s1.tinypic.com/6bnxzwx.jpg)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 25, 2009, 02:25:38 pm
hahaha...dude, the show has been recorded.
i'm just waitin' on the powers that be to finally upload it.
Aargh.
It's frustrating.
At least the new player has been installed.
We'll be able to show video as well as play the show now.
We'll see how all of that works.
I'm just waiting for my show to post... don't even get me started about that.
 >:(

and i told you that Tha Diva thanked you for her shoutout, right?
Title: Here's another trailer for a movie I'm in. "The Virgo Lounge"
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 14, 2009, 03:44:44 pm
I didn't even know that this footage existed!
I thought the whole filmed was scrapped for budgetary reasons.
Actually, i didn't know what happened. I just knew people STOPPED talkin' about it.

Anyway, if you don't mind, please check out the trailer and tell me what you think, okay?
Be honest.  I even show up a few times.  I play some dude named "Breeze"

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=41238623

So bootleg, yet so fun.
That church scene was bananas. It was moving...as if we were REALLY having chuuch up in dere!
 ;D

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=41238623
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 16, 2009, 01:19:34 pm
i'm having a really good day today.
tonight is the screening for Gorilla Zoe's movie, "Don't FeeD Da Animals."
The cd/dvd comes out 2morrow, but the screening is tonite.
i'm hella excited but now only a lil' bit nervous.
i play a thug-like character ... hahahah... well, a dude who isn't quite thuggish but hangs out with 'em and tries to be like 'em. anyway, i hope the hood shows me love and likes my portrayal.
much to my surprise, this screening is open to the public. atlanta's V-103 gave away tickets to the screening all weekend so it's gonna be hella packed.
 :o
i didnt see that coming.
i dont know why i thought it would be an intimate affair.
should be fun!

the wife went to H&R block today and filed our taxes. Woohoo! We are gettin' back a LOT of money. i'm this happy --->  ;D

today is a good day.
a really good day.
i feel so very blessed.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on March 16, 2009, 02:12:45 pm
Like you could be mistaken for a thug!  ;D
I, I mean, you're just too smooth to be a thug. Yeah.

Seriously enjoy your night, it's your shine. I'm not big into thug movies, but if I get a chance, I'll have a look to show HEF support.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 16, 2009, 02:50:33 pm
thanks for your continued support.
thass why you're my English dawg!
 ;D

i'm not sweating tonite...i'm hella excited.
honestly, i hope i impress some producters, directors, etc... someone who wants to put me in a paying gig ... like u said on facebook, "a movie with a budget."

speaking of facebook, i'll reply to those comments there...but yes, that was me waking up in the church. hahaha. i LOVE that scene. i rewatched it 3 times yesterday just to pause it on my facial expressions.
hahahah.

details tomorrow.
too bad it's raining like crazy 2nite.
how do u brits handle all this wet weather?
Title: "Don't Feed Da Animals" starring Zoe & Poe
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 17, 2009, 02:58:01 pm
I'm so exhausted right now.
I spent the first half of the day running on cloud 9 adrenaline.
I didn't get a lot of sleep last night because the wife and I were out late reveling in the moment..
I was so crunk and drunk off the great vibes, I couldn't really fall into a deep sleep. I woke up at 4am to try and post a review on the HEF but the modem started trippin' and my mynd was too fried to try and create coherent sentences...
I had an audition for a Georgia Lottery commercial which i did fairly well on (could've been better, but i'm sure it's good enough for a callback)...
Wife went to H&R Block yesterday and we are gettin' a verrrrry nice refund back this year (that got my good vibe ball rollin' actually)
After lunch and a million-billion conversations about the movie, my body finally said no mas.

I didn't even TRY to watch 24 last nite. Why? Because I knew I would have fallen asleep during the clickin' clock. hahahaha.
The Lord has blessed me today because I was able to avoid any and ALL 24 conversations and discussions. Woohoo!  In less than 45 minutes, I'll be at home...in bed...watching 24, the big bang theory and how i met ur mother.

But i digress.
I'm digressing because I don't think i really have the words to truly express how I'm feeling right now.  Simple sentences do not do last nite any justice and my mynd is too shot to come up with any allusions, illiterations or complex sentence right now to jazz it up.

I will start off by saying: HOWEVER YOU CAN, WHENEVER YOU CAN, PLEASE SEE THE MOVIE "DON'T FEED DA ANIMALS."   >:(

Big ups to the Director/writer/producer Muta'Ali & his RawReport.com team for their work on the film.  The direction, cinematography, editing and even the post production blew away any and all expectations that I had for this low budget hip hop hood movie.  I'm smiling just thinking about it...especially the magic that was made in post production.
You can quote me, Arvell Poe, as saying that "Muta'Ali and his team have changed the game for not only hip hop hood movies but for films with really low budgets."  :D

Gorilla Zoe did a fantastic job of playing his...persona. I've seen some bad acting from rappers, but Zoe held his own and really carried the pic like a lead character should.  :)

The comes out to be 45 minutes long including the credits, but it is an entertaining 45 minutes. So we can consider it a short film, right?

There were 2 showing and the theater was crowded for both showing. Wifey and I, along with most of the film's actors, were present for the 8pm showing and the audience showed us love.  ;D

Zoe showed up for the 9pm show with his BLOCK Ent. family behind him and the papparazzi were everywhere. 
Before the 9pm show, zoe and the rest of us took pictures for the cameras and off he went.  8)
Wifey asked if I wanted to stay for the 2nd showing...i hmmm'd and ha'd, and finally said 'ok.'  And this was after we chatting with the cast, crew and fans in the audience.
By the time i finally made my way back to the crowded theater, the film had just started...oh no! if the movie was already in full effect by at least 10 minutes, it woulda been all good, but they were at the very beginning. Time to go!
Wifey and I went out to chili's to eat, chill and critique the movie and my performance.

But before that, I had people showing me love before the 8pm screening.  Some how some industry (record, i think) people had seen the film and recognized me instantly. Mad love! It was crazy.  Atlanta rapper, Rocko, told me that he saw the film and that i did a great job. Cool! There were other comments but they are spoilers so i will refrain from commenting.   :-X

I overheard the director/writer saying that the record label (Block Ent? Bad Boy South? etc) loved the movie so much that they are interested in making it a full length independent film. If that happens, cool! I'm down to reshoot. Shucks, the director is now being inundated with requests from other rappers for similar films for them. I'm happy for him.

At dinner, I told my lovely wife, "If Muta and his team can do this with x amount of dollars, then imagine what he could do with some real money behind it."  :o

Wifey has a background (and degree) in Theater while I have a background in tv and film and we love debating/critiquing/praising film, tv, theater from various perspectives besides "did u like it? yes or no?"
Even though I'm married to the woman, she keeps it real when it comes to my performances. She knows that I'm hard on myself already, but that doesn't stop her from analyzing and telling me the pros and cons.  ::)

she was proud of my ability to use curse words without lookin' uncomfy.  i dn't curse, smoke or drink and in the recent past, i had to curse and it come off awkwardly. I've gotten better she said. hahahha

long story short, she loved the movie and she loved my acting.  But in the end, she hated me...just like many of the ppl in the audience.
My character is... hmm... let's just say you...will hate me too.
And that is a good thing.

Reggie Reg, thank you for the facebook convo we had awhile back. I really appreciated it.  ;)

I blabbed for way too long...time for me to go home.
thanks for reading.
I would really appreciate it if you all watch the movie and let me know what you think.
I think you WILL be pleasantly surprised.
I put my name and respect on the line in support of this film.
 ;D



Title: I have a callback...imagine that
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 18, 2009, 07:32:08 pm
Well, i just found out that I have a callback for the Georgia Lottery commercial.
 ;D
Whatever I did...i am gonna do it again...and better.
I just thought I'd keep you all updated.
A lot of people read my last post but didn't respond, so i thought i should at least keep y'all posted.

until 2morrow.
be easy.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Vic Vega on March 19, 2009, 03:04:40 pm
All the best to you MM!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 19, 2009, 03:30:23 pm
Thanks Vic.
I just met and auditioned for Chris Robinson.
Yes, THAT Chris Robinson.
Director of "ATL" and all the best music videos not made by Hype Williams, Chris Robinson.
 ;D
He's gonna be directing the commercial.

I think I impressed him.
I hope I did.

I know I overheard him say to his crew "hehehe...I like that" when I did a certain reaction to a question.

We'll see.

The wife wants to go to the Auto Show so let me bounce.
holla
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cage on March 20, 2009, 06:31:56 am
AP! Good stuff brother.  I will try to find a showing of your movie and go see it!  Congrats and good luck on the commercial!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 20, 2009, 11:47:13 am
AP! Good stuff brother.  I will try to find a showing of your movie and go see it!  Congrats and good luck on the commercial!

thanks dude.
it's only on dvd, but i appreciate the support.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cage on March 20, 2009, 01:10:24 pm
AP! Good stuff brother.  I will try to find a showing of your movie and go see it!  Congrats and good luck on the commercial!

thanks dude.
it's only on dvd, but i appreciate the support.

When does it come out? I did a search on the net but couldn't find out when the movie is going to be released. I'd rather watch it at home anyway.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 20, 2009, 03:24:47 pm
unless things have changed, i know that the movie was packaged with the CD (of the same name), Don't Feed Da Animals, by Gorilla Zoe.
Like I said before, it is 45 minutes long, so it's more of a high quality short.

I don't know if it will be released separately yet.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cage on March 20, 2009, 03:28:35 pm
unless things have changed, i know that the movie was packaged with the CD (of the same name), Don't Feed Da Animals, by Gorilla Zoe.
Like I said before, it is 45 minutes long, so it's more of a high quality short.

I don't know if it will be released separately yet.

Well alright then.  I'm on it.  I don't buy much new music but to support my brother, I'm on it!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Marvelous on March 20, 2009, 05:06:06 pm
oh and grats on 6000 posts too  :D
Title: This Just In: The Movie Will Be Released Separately!!!
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 21, 2009, 03:53:57 pm
oh and grats on 6000 posts too  :D

dang, i didn't even notice.
do i get a medal or icon or something?
does something major happen when i hit 10K?
just wondering...

Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know that the movie, "Don't Feed Da Animals" was NOT released with the CD as planned.
The film will be released separately.
No release date has been given.

The news is a bummer, but what can you do...

Thank you for your support and your patience.
I will keep you all posted.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on April 03, 2009, 11:29:12 am
thanks for your continued support.
thass why you're my English dawg!
 ;D
;D
too bad it's raining like crazy 2nite.
how do u brits handle all this wet weather?
In many ways it defines us. Some visitors say that we have the most unpredictable weather, which is why we talk about it so bloody much.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 08, 2009, 11:26:29 am
if u haven't checked out the new show, do so...you'll love it.

i'm heading to the studio 2sday nite, so if you have a song request or a personal shout out, then let me know.

aiight?
Title: 6/4/09: New, Brand spanking NEW episode of The Takeover!! Listen & Enjoy!
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 04, 2009, 05:41:41 pm
www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com

Listen & Enjoy!

For the first time ever, this episode is NSFW so keep the volume low when the music comes on...unless you like curse words.
:D

Uh..what else?
that's about it.

Thanks for your support.
Several of y'all have mega shoutouts during the show!

Gotta listen 2 see what I said and who I remembered on the spot!
*blame my head and not my heart*

www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 04, 2009, 04:57:38 am
Hey fam, gotta keep it brief this morning.  Why?

1. I will be speaking to a few classes about acting, the industry and the life of an up-and-comer such as myself. The teacher wants to show a full ep of one of my house of paynes appearances and then i'll do a Q&A. How long are classes anyway?  Gotta talk fast.

2. Here's the link to my first demo reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgay4qZOsXE  (finally, right?) Well, let me know what you all think, okay?

3.  Big ups to all the HEFfas who support my radio show, The Takeover:Top20 Countdown (www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com) Whether you listen LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm EST or you listen to the podcasted episodes, Thank You.  It really means a lot to me (and my wife/co-host).  Special shouts to Battle & Wise Son who I know are riding with me. Thanks for keeping me sharp fellas!

4.  Enjoy your Labor Day weekend and save me a plate if y'all are barbecuin'!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on September 04, 2009, 07:32:41 am
Hey fam, gotta keep it brief this morning.  Why?

1. I will be speaking to a few classes about acting, the industry and the life of an up-and-comer such as myself. The teacher wants to show a full ep of one of my house of paynes appearances and then i'll do a Q&A. How long are classes anyway?  Gotta talk fast.

2. Here's the link to my first demo reel: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgay4qZOsXE [/url] (finally, right?) Well, let me know what you all think, okay?

3.  Big ups to all the HEFfas who support my radio show, The Takeover:Top20 Countdown ([url=http://www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com]www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com[/url]) Whether you listen LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm EST or you listen to the podcasted episodes, Thank You.  It really means a lot to me (and my wife/co-host).  Special shouts to Battle & Wise Son who I know are riding with me. Thanks for keeping me sharp fellas!

4.  Enjoy your Labor Day weekend and save me a plate if y'all are barbecuin'!!




1. Good luck!  If you can, try to find the opportunity to observe any potential talent in those classes; A talent can always spot another talent.

2. A good showcase. Sharp picture quality.  Good sound quality.  Your visual presence certainly stands out in the crowd in front of the camera; You have the body-type of a Chris Rock and your face kinda reminds me a little of Isaiah Washington which indicates to me that you could potential be a dramatic actor on the level of a Idris Elba or maybe even (*gulp*) on the level of a Denzel!   You have the name:  ARVELL!!!  (I added the exclaimation marks and all-caps, heh).  Just ARVELL!!!  should do, all you have to do is just ‘fill in the blanks’.

3. I think your radio show is the best marketing vehicle to grow into your craft. I’d suggest putting a little more effort into production and it can be one of the hottest spots in cyberspace. Let me know if I could do anything (within reason) to help you along.   Just hit me up!

4. Enjoy your weekend!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Jenn on September 04, 2009, 07:43:11 am
Loving the demo reel!!!! TEAM POE!!!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 04, 2009, 02:16:08 pm
Loving the demo reel!!!! TEAM POE!!!!

Jenn...i respect your comments and perspectives on a lot of things so your support means a lot.
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

Brother Battle, as always, thank you for holding me down for so long. i factor in every suggestion that you give (ie. u wanted a female...i give you Tha Diva! LOL!).  You're good people. Thanks.

As far as talking to the kids...today was awesome. It was my first time talking to high school students and they showed me love.  As the day went on (i spoke to 4 classes), the students' ADD startin' kickin' in...especially after lunch!  But there were a good majority of students who listened, asked questions and took notes!
you know i had to shout out the radio show...mwhahahhaha!
I even told them about the perils of shady agents (never pay an agent to find you gigs!!! one student already had gone thru that...well, his parents had.)
All in all, I had a good time.
Shucks, the Drama teacher came to the class (which is a Video Broadcasting class) and asked if i would speak to her students. crrraaaazzzzyyyyy. LOL
speakin' of VideoBroadcasting, the students even interviewed me on the news show.  They'll be showing my internet during their morning news program next tuesday.
that's my time...
my wife and the Xbox 360 is callin' me!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 05, 2009, 03:57:00 am
Wow!
13000 views on this thread.
 :'(  *these are virtual tears of joy*

This just in:
1. Teacher wants me back next year. I most definitely need to come up with some type of Speaking engagement payment plan.  Do schools pay ppl to talk to the kids? Somehow that seems so wrong. LOL

2. 3 of the 60 plus students that I spoke to yesterday actually joined The Takeover's facebook fan page.  One of the students left a msg and say that i "inspired him."

awwwwww.
 :'(  *these are more virtual tears of joy*
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Marvelous on September 05, 2009, 05:36:02 pm
Damn MM, that Demo Reel was freakin (M)arvell(ous) !!! 
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 05, 2009, 05:41:36 pm
seriously?
u really think so.
wow.
okay...
thanks.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 31, 2010, 04:19:15 pm
Hmm... I guess this needs to be moved to ACTING right?

Hey guys! I'm kinda on a creative high right about now.  These last 24 hours have been a lil' interesting.
As I posted in my Takeover: Top 20 Countdown thread on the music section, i had a great time during our show INDEPENDENT'S DAY 3!
We represented for so many independent artists and their fans are starting to represent for them by voting to have their faves added to the station's rotation. Be on the lookout for a girl group by the name of REMEDY.  To me, they are an ATL version of Destiny's Child!  My wife and I really love them. They are talented...blah blah blah. I'm ramblin'. Then Sleepy Brown surprised us by callin' in to the show...then he dropped an exclusive on his and intro'd his new song from his new group on his new label. Anyway, listen to the show (http://en.1000mikes.com/app/archiveEntry.xhtml?archiveEntryId=128523) and see why i'm so jazzed!

Last yesterday afternoon, my agency sent me audition info for the following:
* Radio commercial (woohoo! my short term goal is to book a radio gig during the 2nd quarter of 2010)
* Go see (it is some random modeling thing...i am not even signed up for the modelin' gigs...doubt i'll go, but it was cool to be included. i did a go see for Beer print ad...it wasn't fun. the only reason i know what a go-see is is becuz of Tyra's TOP MODEL.)
* Jamie Foxx's sketch comedy show on FOX  (what's funny about this is that i've been trackin' the progress of this show on futoncritic.com)  I had less than 24 hours to come up with 3 characters to perform.  1 minute for each character.
The show was 4 hrs long last nite. stayed 30 minutes taking pictures with the studio guests (and gettin' them to do drops)
got home by 1am. Didn't go to sleep until 2am.
Got in the shower around 730ish am and by 8am i had developed a nice story line for each character.
by 8:15am i had my half sleep and pregnant wife burstin' out laughin' becuz of one of my characters.
That made me feel good.

I get to work 5 minutes early...then i find out that i am supposed to be off today. Say what??? but i stay anyway becuz i think it was an error. i worked 4 hours then left at lunch. but on my "attire", then waited patiently to audition.
there were some strong non-black actors who auditioned but none of them really brought the "urban" like we were requested to.

I did my thing...as always, i could give been a lil better, but i felt really comfy about my audition.
Not really nervous...but i was runnin' on fumes and i didnt say everything i wanted to, but i got out the main parts.

i dont know what it is...but i'm not trippin' over the outcome of this audition.  A callback would do wonders for my soul, to book it would be awesome.
in the audition, we were told "Must be willing to relocate to L.A. to film this role".
i told my wife and she said, "Okay, my bags are already packed!"

hahahha...i love my wife.
and i love THE HEF!
thank you for reading and thank you for your support!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on April 01, 2010, 08:53:17 am
Good luck with it. We're pulling for you and standing by for news.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: JLI Jesse on April 01, 2010, 11:24:04 am
Hmm... I guess this needs to be moved to ACTING right?

Hey guys! I'm kinda on a creative high right about now....

Awesome news!

Like Curtis said, we're standing by for more (good) news!  ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 01, 2010, 12:27:27 pm
Curtis and JLI, thank you!
i'm in a good place now.  i'm not stressin' about the audition at all.
it's weird. i'm crazy calm. woosah even. lol.
whatever happens, i'm cool...but like i said before "a callback would do wonders for me right now!"

UPDATE: YOU know the saying "it's who you know"... well a friend of mine saw my fb post about my audition and told me that she has a connection at FOXX-KING (jamie's company). then she said that she'd send an email out to them as an extra push.

cool, huh?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 01, 2010, 02:12:11 pm
Me again.
i thought i was finished posting about updates but more news keeps coming.

#1. I don't know if i ever told you all how i got my wife to be represented by the same agency that i work for.  all of her life, she has always wanted to do voice over work...so during a Publix radio ad audition i had, i let my wife read for the female character while i read for the male.
voila! they liked her so much they invited her to the agency and signed her up on the spot. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. mwhahahahhaha
  Anyway, she had another audition today...it was her third (she missed out on her 2nd one becuz she wasnt feelin' well and was scared she had messed up her chances. NOPE!)
  So wifey goes in today and knocks out her audition in 2 takes. 2 takes! the agent told her that it was perfect and that she is a natural (which she is)!  so now we wait. i'm so happy for and proud of my wife. She really needed that experience because she has been dealing with some things recently so this lifted her spirits.
  I'll keep you posted.

#2. I'm at work...goofin' off ...surfin' the web (ie. HEF) and checkin emails from my early 2000s flip fone and lo and behold, i have an audition for Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns this Monday for a character named Bennie.

I'm excited. What makes this audition even better is that i will be competing against my friend (and fellow Black Theatrical Ensemble member) who was the bad guy, Alton, in The Blind Side.  Should be an epic showdown. i even sent him a txt msg that said "i dont mean any harm but i'm gettin' this role. lol. Make sure you brang yo A game! CHALLUNGE!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on April 02, 2010, 04:35:07 pm
First thing, first thing....you most did the important thing as a black actor........you married a black person. Be black & strong, dont be a sell out my brotha. It is really good to hear that you are doing big things. I read thru all 20 pages in 1 setting in awe of your appearances in movies & tv shows. I also liked your acting demo on youtube (I made the first comment on it).


But how your dad doing? I know he had a heart attack, so I am just wondering how is he doing? Also how your blood pressure is doing? Whenever you post "my pressure is high" that really worry me alot. I wish you success and your family good health. Reading your adventure really made my day.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 02, 2010, 10:29:50 pm
This thread should be moved to the acting section.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 04, 2010, 06:27:31 am
This thread should be moved to the acting section.

yes, i made the same comment, too.
lol.
but i got excited when i saw that reggie reg had posted up in here...
(insert momentary sadness here...lol)


First thing, first thing....you most did the important thing as a black actor........you married a black person. Be black & strong, dont be a sell out my brotha. It is really good to hear that you are doing big things. I read thru all 20 pages in 1 setting in awe of your appearances in movies & tv shows. I also liked your acting demo on youtube (I made the first comment on it).


But how your dad doing? I know he had a heart attack, so I am just wondering how is he doing? Also how your blood pressure is doing? Whenever you post "my pressure is high" that really worry me alot. I wish you success and your family good health. Reading your adventure really made my day.

my brother AFro Samurai,
  thank you for the kind words.  i married my 'homegirl' from college...dated for ten years...married for 5years... i love her and i couldnt imagine being on this journey without her. We are both creative souls so each step that we take means so much because we can share each others joy and know what it means and how it truly feels.
  My Dad is doing well. He is the strongest man that i know...honestly...he takes a beating but keeps on tickin'. thanks for asking.
  My pressure is in check. I'm taking my meds like i'm supposed to. Mom hates that i have to take 'em, but alas, i've inherited the bp that my mom and pop both have.
  Thanks for the well wishes of success and good family health. that really means a lot. So far, you seem like good people...really genuine. You might make a good Hud-Rat (search HudRats via the Hudlin forums to see what i'm talkin' about).
  You liked my demo, huh? Cool. Did you see the 3min version or the 6min version?
  Finally, YOU READ THRU ALL 20 PAGES OF THIS THREAD IN ONE SITTING? For real?  :o  I don't know what to say... uh, 'presh8 u!
I'm headin' off to youtube land to check out your post.
  Happy Easter!
  Tomorrow is a big day for ya boy. 2 auditions. one for the radio and one for TPS/MTB/TBS. i feel good. no worries. i'm ready.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 05, 2010, 08:47:07 am
hey fam!
  part one of my 2part audition day went reallllly well.
I went to the studio to do one radio ad audition (publix) but ended up getting a 2nd one to do (coke) and they both went really well.
Call me Mr. 2 Takes (aka The Natural) because I knocked both auditions out in 2 takes. mwhahahahah... and my agent told me "you're a natural."
i had a seinfeld moment because that's the same thing she told my wife (aka Mrs. 2 Takes). "does she say this to everyone?" i asked myself. hahhahaha
  i wasnt gonna post this but i have time...wifey is making me breakfast/brunch before i head out to do my audition for MTB's.
 long story short, There was a black guy recording before me and my agent asked if she could copy my sides for the publix commercial. i didn't mind but i did tell her "disregard my adlibs."
  She gave the guy a copy and told him not to worry about the stuff wrote in the margins (i started off the ad "GoodMorning ATL..." it is a radio ad that just gets to the point...i added some flavor with the g'morning part.)  Anyway, when it was time for him to record, why did I hear the game start off with "Good Morning ATL" ??
  WTF? i cant believe he just stole my line i laughed to myself. i didnt let it bother me. with me having a background in radio and i read the synopsis of the sides, i just adlibbed even more.
 Don't mess with Mastrmynd!!  or you'll get dealt with...artistically.
  I'll keep ya posted. time to eat and get ready for my next audition.
 ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on April 05, 2010, 09:17:13 am
Quote
WTF? i cant believe he just stole my line i laughed to myself. i didnt let it bother me. with me having a background in radio and i read the synopsis of the sides, i just adlibbed even more.  --- Dj MastrMynd


See? :D

I knew that your online radio show would be your own personal mirror and gateway to where you need to go in th' entertainment business!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 05, 2010, 10:54:43 am
Quote
WTF? i cant believe he just stole my line i laughed to myself. i didnt let it bother me. with me having a background in radio and i read the synopsis of the sides, i just adlibbed even more.  --- Dj MastrMynd


See? :D

I knew that your online radio show would be your own personal mirror and gateway to where you need to go in th' entertainment business!

hahahahha...thanx bruh!
my MTB audition was AWESOME!!! i signed a confidentiality agreement so i can't say much. lol... but i'll let yall know i got the part as soon as they tell me.  ;) i'm feelin' really good about my convo!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 06, 2010, 01:03:43 pm
the wait is killin' me, y'all.
*sigh*
i haven't given up hope... i'm just anxious.
i really do want and need this gig.

but i'll be patient.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 07, 2010, 12:58:46 pm
still being patient...no word from TPstudios or my agency...and i even asked if we(the agency as a whole) booked the role yet.

 :-\

THIS JUST IN: My agency told me that they haven't gotten any information about the role. if anyone from our agency books it, then they'll know (and let me know). If anyone agency books it, then we'll never hear from them. lol.
so... we're still in the runnin' ppl...it's goin' down to the wire. mwhahahha... I LOVE THIS BUSINESS!!!  ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on April 08, 2010, 10:08:33 pm
This thread should be moved to the acting section.

yes, i made the same comment, too.
lol.
but i got excited when i saw that reggie reg had posted up in here...
(insert momentary sadness here...lol)


First thing, first thing....you most did the important thing as a black actor........you married a black person. Be black & strong, dont be a sell out my brotha. It is really good to hear that you are doing big things. I read thru all 20 pages in 1 setting in awe of your appearances in movies & tv shows. I also liked your acting demo on youtube (I made the first comment on it).


But how your dad doing? I know he had a heart attack, so I am just wondering how is he doing? Also how your blood pressure is doing? Whenever you post "my pressure is high" that really worry me alot. I wish you success and your family good health. Reading your adventure really made my day.

my brother AFro Samurai,
  thank you for the kind words.  i married my 'homegirl' from college...dated for ten years...married for 5years... i love her and i couldnt imagine being on this journey without her. We are both creative souls so each step that we take means so much because we can share each others joy and know what it means and how it truly feels.
  My Dad is doing well. He is the strongest man that i know...honestly...he takes a beating but keeps on tickin'. thanks for asking.
  My pressure is in check. I'm taking my meds like i'm supposed to. Mom hates that i have to take 'em, but alas, i've inherited the bp that my mom and pop both have.
  Thanks for the well wishes of success and good family health. that really means a lot. So far, you seem like good people...really genuine. You might make a good Hud-Rat (search HudRats via the Hudlin forums to see what i'm talkin' about).
  You liked my demo, huh? Cool. Did you see the 3min version or the 6min version?
  Finally, YOU READ THRU ALL 20 PAGES OF THIS THREAD IN ONE SITTING? For real?  :o  I don't know what to say... uh, 'presh8 u!
I'm headin' off to youtube land to check out your post.
  Happy Easter!
  Tomorrow is a big day for ya boy. 2 auditions. one for the radio and one for TPS/MTB/TBS. i feel good. no worries. i'm ready.

I saw both the 3 min & 6 min. of ur demo. I search for "hudrats" and never came up but your post? What is a hudrat. Good luck with your acting. You prolly get a call from your agency tomorrow. BTW, what is the name of the agency that booked your gigs?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 12, 2010, 05:13:58 am
Hey Fam!
Nothing much to report.
On Saturday morning..early Saturday morning...I did some extra work for an NBA/TNT/Avatar commercial.  I even got some good close up screen time. This commercial will probably play during the playoffs...i'll let you know when it airs...but whenever u see avatar commercials mixed with basketball...that's me!

*I haven't heard back from any of the radio ad auditions but those are towards the end of the month so i'm not concerned about those.
*Jamie Foxx's show is a long-shot, but crazier things have happened. My homegirl knows some ppl and she even put in a good word for me.
*And the tv show from last week? according to a friend of mine, they didnt even shoot that ep on Thursday. they are 2 eps behind...so he says. if he is telling the truth, i still have a chance. it could be shooting this thursday...who knows. we shall see and i'll keep u posted.

Oh yeah...Afro, I'm with Houghton Talent.
 8)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on April 12, 2010, 09:50:08 am
congrats, mastyrmind  ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 13, 2010, 07:58:02 am
congrats, mastyrmind  ;D

it's all good Hype.
it was extra work...but it would be cool if you could see me on tv during the playoffs. we'll see, huh?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on April 13, 2010, 08:42:33 am
congrats, mastyrmind  ;D

it's all good Hype.
it was extra work...



If able, always go the extra mile.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 13, 2010, 08:53:37 am
congrats, mastyrmind  ;D

it's all good Hype.
it was extra work...



If able, always go the extra mile.

Thanks Battle.
You already know. There are no small roles..just small actors.

Even in extra work, I work like I'm the star. Why? Because I'm a professional and I love my craft.

Have you guys ever heard of the program "Good Eats?"
I had an audition today but I passed on it.
Why? Bad timing. I knew i wouldn't be able to make it to the agency today (ie. work-related reasons) so i passed.
MY agent hit me back and asked if i turned down the audition because of my schedule (yes) and if so, she could do something tomorrow.

Wow. sounds like my agent really wants me to go to this audition, huh?
I'd be playing a scientist.
Maybe i should youtube/google Good Eats.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on April 13, 2010, 09:45:19 am
Good Eats with Alton Brown on the Food Network. My wife and daughter like it. I don't mind it. Good information, almost the science and background of cooking with entertaining demonstrations done in a light-hearted, fun way. Good show.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 13, 2010, 09:53:56 am
Good Eats with Alton Brown on the Food Network. My wife and daughter like it. I don't mind it. Good information, almost the science and background of cooking with entertaining demonstrations done in a light-hearted, fun way. Good show.

oh, for real?
Food Network?
Hmm... that's wassup!
Thanx Curtis.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Catch22 on April 13, 2010, 10:35:06 am
Yeah, man...the wife and I watch it all the time.  It's fairly cheesy but very informative and helpful.  You should go to the audition and chill out with Alton Brown for a while. :D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on April 13, 2010, 03:49:50 pm
I love good eats & there hardly any blacks on the food network, so you should audition for that part.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 13, 2010, 08:11:44 pm
thanx..but i haven't heard back from the agency so i dont know if i'll be doing it just yet.
but i will if i get the okay.

Thanks folks!

UPDATE:  at the top of the hour, i'll be heading to the audition. thanx for the info guys!

UPDATE 2: The audition went well. My agency loves my brand of comedy so who knows...maybe I'll make someone at Food network laugh. lol. It films on april 21 or 22.

I also found out that because I'm a recurring character (or i was) on House Of Payne, I will not be able to be another character on any of his tv shows that take place within that universe.  Films, plays, etc... I'm good to go, but television, nah!  My agent is going to get the final say on it, but i already knew as much.
I'd just hate to audition for MTB again, do really well and not get it because I'd be messing up continuity.  The only way I can return is if "Fishbone" returns to that universe...and boy oh boy...i really want Fishbone to go to rehab and get his life turned around.

Hmmm...we might have to start a HEF campaign on that. hahahha

UPDATE 3: I just recently found out (late yesterday) that I have another Publix radio ad audition tomorrow. I knew about it, but my wife was the only one to get the email. I got the email too, but it was sent late to my vvcradio email addy. Once I confirmed that she wanted me and my wife to audition i said "i'll see u in the office on Thursday to audition." lol

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 15, 2010, 09:46:07 am
So I left work early today to go to the aency and audition for the Publix radio spot with my wife.

i was hoping that we'd record together but it was solo.
at least we were there 2gether.
awww.

both of us knocked it out in 2 takes!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Catch22 on April 15, 2010, 09:55:48 am
thanx..but i haven't heard back from the agency so i dont know if i'll be doing it just yet.
but i will if i get the okay.

Thanks folks!

UPDATE:  at the top of the hour, i'll be heading to the audition. thanx for the info guys!

UPDATE 2: The audition went well. My agency loves my brand of comedy so who knows...maybe I'll make someone at Food network laugh. lol. It films on april 21 or 22.

I also found out that because I'm a recurring character (or i was) on House Of Payne, I will not be able to be another character on any of his tv shows that take place within that universe.  Films, plays, etc... I'm good to go, but television, nah!  My agent is going to get the final say on it, but i already knew as much.
I'd just hate to audition for MTB again, do really well and not get it because I'd be messing up continuity.  The only way I can return is if "Fishbone" returns to that universe...and boy oh boy...i really want Fishbone to go to rehab and get his life turned around.

Hmmm...we might have to start a HEF campaign on that. hahahha

UPDATE 3: I just recently found out (late yesterday) that I have another Publix radio ad audition tomorrow. I knew about it, but my wife was the only one to get the email. I got the email too, but it was sent late to my vvcradio email addy. Once I confirmed that she wanted me and my wife to audition i said "i'll see u in the office on Thursday to audition." lol

Excuse my ignorance, because I'm not in the business...but is that only a Tyler Perry Studios rule?  Just asking coz I've seen several other TV shows where people come back and play multiple characters...Law and Order being one that's done it several times.  Curious.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: JLI Jesse on April 15, 2010, 09:57:53 am
So I left work early today to go to the aency and audition for the Publix radio spot with my wife.

i was hoping that we'd record together but it was solo.
at least we were there 2gether.
awww.

both of us knocked it out in 2 takes!


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Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 15, 2010, 11:41:21 am
thanx..but i haven't heard back from the agency so i dont know if i'll be doing it just yet.
but i will if i get the okay.

Thanks folks!

UPDATE:  at the top of the hour, i'll be heading to the audition. thanx for the info guys!

UPDATE 2: The audition went well. My agency loves my brand of comedy so who knows...maybe I'll make someone at Food network laugh. lol. It films on april 21 or 22.

I also found out that because I'm a recurring character (or i was) on House Of Payne, I will not be able to be another character on any of his tv shows that take place within that universe.  Films, plays, etc... I'm good to go, but television, nah!  My agent is going to get the final say on it, but i already knew as much.
I'd just hate to audition for MTB again, do really well and not get it because I'd be messing up continuity.  The only way I can return is if "Fishbone" returns to that universe...and boy oh boy...i really want Fishbone to go to rehab and get his life turned around.

Hmmm...we might have to start a HEF campaign on that. hahahha

UPDATE 3: I just recently found out (late yesterday) that I have another Publix radio ad audition tomorrow. I knew about it, but my wife was the only one to get the email. I got the email too, but it was sent late to my vvcradio email addy. Once I confirmed that she wanted me and my wife to audition i said "i'll see u in the office on Thursday to audition." lol

Excuse my ignorance, because I'm not in the business...but is that only a Tyler Perry Studios rule?  Just asking coz I've seen several other TV shows where people come back and play multiple characters...Law and Order being one that's done it several times.  Curious.

it's not ignorant brother... you'll never know unless you ask.
I guess it's a T. Perry thang because all of the ol' skool black shows reused ppl all the time.
and yeah, L&O is notorious for it too.
I guess he wants his universe to be populated by various faces.
now there is an example of them breakin' that rule but that person wasn't a recurrin' character like i am/was.
shucks, i auditioned to be a costumed singing telegram animal guy on MTB and i was told that i couldnt get it because of HOP.
What??
You couldnt even see me.  Oh well.
And the audition was great...lol... i had the casting agent rollin'.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on April 15, 2010, 04:38:30 pm
Damn man with the Tyler Perry thing. Hopefully your character can come back as still a crackhead who is acting like he is clean or a brother that turn his life around and now is apologizing to every family members he hurt cause of him giving cracks to their love ones (I personally prefer this one, you rarely see blacks get off of crack on tv & movies).


Again what is a hud-rat ??? I wouldnt mind being one, it sound cool.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 16, 2010, 11:50:26 am
Damn man with the Tyler Perry thing. Hopefully your character can come back as still a crackhead who is acting like he is clean or a brother that turn his life around and now is apologizing to every family members he hurt cause of him giving cracks to their love ones (I personally prefer this one, you rarely see blacks get off of crack on tv & movies).
You know what? I think a "Fishbone Returns" campaign needs to be started. Someone started one a year or so ago. They started posting pro-Fishbone comments on TBS.com's House of Payne's forum page. I guess it wouldn't hurt to try it.  One of the show's writers send me an email just to let me know that ppl were requesting me.  So i know the writers pay attention to stuff like that.

Again what is a hud-rat ??? I wouldnt mind being one, it sound cool.
Welcome to the club brother. You are a HudRat now so with that comes responsibility. You've been invited to the kool kids club.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on April 16, 2010, 11:52:13 am
Welcome to the club brother. You are a HudRat now so with that comes responsibility. You've been invited to the kool kids club.
;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 16, 2010, 11:59:17 am
Welcome to the club brother. You are a HudRat now so with that comes responsibility. You've been invited to the kool kids club.
;)

funny Curtis.
Reaaaaal funny.
lol
 :D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on April 17, 2010, 07:29:50 am
Welcome to the club brother. You are a HudRat now so with that comes responsibility. You've been invited to the kool kids club.
;)

funny Curtis.
Reaaaaal funny.
lol
 :D
Heh, heh, heh...
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 18, 2010, 05:08:58 am
Heads up Fam!
  Be on the lookout for a NBA on TNT/Avatar commercial today during the playoff games ...on TNT.  This is the commercial I was an extra in last week.
I dont know what the commercial looks like, i dont even know how much screen time I'm gonna get after editing, so keep ya eyes peeled...just in case I do show up.
  I'm the tall black guy standing next to a shorter white woman on the sidewalk looking (in amazement) at the Avatar movie on big screen tvs in a storefront window. whew.
  You're the only ppl in my online that I've shared this with. not even on facebook or myspace.
  I figured I'd let everyone else be surprised. lol. "was that Arvell?"

Also, one of the agents (at my agency) hit me back and told me that they spoke with TPStudios.  I am good to audition for other roles for H.O.P. & M.T.B. and they will take into account my past work with them. So, yeah, I guess that's a good thing. :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 26, 2010, 05:34:11 am
Army Wives audition today.
i'll holla at y'all later.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 27, 2010, 08:04:25 pm
thanks for checkin' out my thread.
i had an audition for army wives (again) which I bombed...but it's all good.
i'm happy to report my that my SAG residuals have started showing up again.
lol.

last but not least, VVCRadio.com is going live 24/7 on June 1st.
Go there right now to join our beta-test.

"VVCRadio.com  Why surf the internet in silence?"
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 09, 2010, 04:14:27 pm
audition for BET's new scripted show, "Let's Stay Together."
I'll keep you posted.
i also had an audition for a Burger King commercial but the callbacks are in NC and I can leave town this weekend 'cuz wifey will be full term on friday. the baby can show up at any time after that
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 10, 2010, 10:47:55 am
audition for BET's new scripted show, "Let's Stay Together."
I'll keep you posted.
i also had an audition for a Burger King commercial but the callbacks are in NC and I can leave town this weekend 'cuz wifey will be full term on friday. the baby can show up at any time after that

i knocked it out of the park.
i felt really good about that audition.
reaaaally good.
:)

i pray that i get it.
i feel confident.
we will see what happens.
i just wanted to keep you all updated.

so BET passes on season 2 of SOMEBODIES, but they go with a new scripted series. i dont know how i feel about that. lol
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: moor on June 11, 2010, 11:12:24 am
audition for BET's new scripted show, "Let's Stay Together."
I'll keep you posted.
i also had an audition for a Burger King commercial but the callbacks are in NC and I can leave town this weekend 'cuz wifey will be full term on friday. the baby can show up at any time after that

i knocked it out of the park.
i felt really good about that audition.
reaaaally good.
:)

i pray that i get it.
i feel confident.
we will see what happens.
i just wanted to keep you all updated.

so BET passes on season 2 of SOMEBODIES, but they go with a new scripted series. i dont know how i feel about that. lol

Sorry to hear about the BK commercial man, but I know how that last trimester can be (husband=punching bag)..  got my fingers crossed for the new show - I'm sure you got it!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 12, 2010, 02:45:49 pm
thanx moor.
i just got cleared at work for my FMLA so as soon as the baby is born, i'll be taking off of work for awhile.
at least for 2 weeks. one month at the most. we'll see. i need money so i'll might not make it a full month unless i book a bunch of these acting gigs.
that would be right on time.
take care of the wifey and baby and collect another check on the film set.

it can happen.
:)
i had another audition for a SAG ultra low budget film titled The Atlantan. $100/day for lead roles. $50/day for 2ndary characters. i can deal with $100 daily.
we shall see.

June 20th, I'm hosting a tribute event where Charles Geer is being honored. should be fun. i'll be emceeing the up and coming artist who will be doing medleys of artists he made famous like En Vogue, Keith Sweat, LeVert, etc.
That is also the day that I think the baby will arrive.
lol
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on June 12, 2010, 03:35:18 pm
Good luck on the Job~

But best of luck with baby M. You whole world will change.

Unless you'll be auditioning for a sleep deprived person with a perm. smile on his face it may be hard to audition those first few weeks.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 13, 2010, 07:42:11 am
Good luck on the Job~

But best of luck with baby M. You whole world will change.

Unless you'll be auditioning for a sleep deprived person with a perm. smile on his face it may be hard to audition those first few weeks.

lol...thanx for the heads up,but why do i have to have a perm? lol
i'm bald.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on June 13, 2010, 09:07:42 pm
Have you done any auditions for cartoons and other other voice over works?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 14, 2010, 05:23:18 am
Have you done any auditions for cartoons and other other voice over works?

unfortunately, no.
the only voiceover worked i've auditioned for have been for publix and coke commercials.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 24, 2010, 06:11:59 am
the journey continues friends.

Here's an update.  I ask for your prayers on this.
My agency called me yesterday evening to tell me that I'm up for a role in a tv series. I will find out on Friday if they chose me (from what i've been told, they like me. I've auditioned for them a few times, callbacks too, havent closed the deal with them ...yet).
The shoot is this monday.

So please, if you don't mind, put in a good word for me with the man upstairs? Thank you.
More details later (ie. on Friday)
 :D
Title: WooooHoooooo!!!! I got it!!!
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 24, 2010, 11:21:20 am
Today is a most excellent day!!!

I got it! I got it!!
I booked a role on Army Wives!

Wooohoooo!!!!  Just out of the blue, I got the phone call.
Wow.

My shoot is monday so Carolinas here I come.
 ;D
Title: Re: WooooHoooooo!!!! I got it!!!
Post by: Vic Vega on June 24, 2010, 02:26:15 pm
Today is a most excellent day!!!

I got it! I got it!!
I booked a role on Army Wives!

Wooohoooo!!!!  Just out of the blue, I got the phone call.
Wow.

My shoot is monday so Carolinas here I come.
 ;D

Congrats, dude!!! ;D
Title: Re: WooooHoooooo!!!! I got it!!!
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 24, 2010, 02:34:18 pm
Today is a most excellent day!!!

I got it! I got it!!
I booked a role on Army Wives!

Wooohoooo!!!!  Just out of the blue, I got the phone call.
Wow.

My shoot is monday so Carolinas here I come.
 ;D

Congrats, dude!!! ;D

thanx brother vic.
it's all the way official
wardrobe ppl already called me for sizes.
funny thing, the wardrobe woman remembered my face from somewhere. Once I told her I was on House of Payne and Daddy's little girls, she told me that she worked wardrobe for both those projects.
Small world, huh?

The shoot is monday. i have to drive up there but they'll pay for mileage and gas and i will be booked in a hotel for 2 nites. excellent!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on June 24, 2010, 04:26:21 pm
So uhhhhhhh, what part are you gonna play?
Title: Disregard my earlier bout of excitement!! :)
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 25, 2010, 02:38:41 pm
Afro: Dock supervisor who discovers a dead body

THIS JUST IN!!!
My agency called me to tell me that Army Wives cut my whole scene. the whole scene just got cut...after they got my measures, took down my pertinent info, etc.

these things happen. at least i wasnt replaced. the whole scene was removed.
wow.
i'm not sad or depressed about it. a bit bummed out, but i'm okay.
Everything happens for a reason. Maybe the baby will arrive this weekend. Stranger things have happened.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on June 25, 2010, 07:32:26 pm
You still get pay for it, rite^??
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on June 28, 2010, 09:13:31 am
CONGRATS!... ;D

....ohhhh I'm so sorry :(

Thanks for the rollercoaster ride
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 28, 2010, 04:39:34 pm
CONGRATS!... ;D

....ohhhh I'm so sorry :(

Thanks for the rollercoaster ride

thanx for the love. strap in your seatbelts (or is that 'lock the bar in front of you') because i have 3 auditions tomorrow:

1. Army Wives (for their very next ep and the role is nice...with more lines and ACTION!!!)
2. VO for AT&T tv commercial
3. Georgia Lottery

(plus the wife has been having off and on contractions since sunday...i'm on the baby watching clock!)

You still get pay for it, rite^??
No. If i was on set when it happened, then yes. since i never left my house, no check for me.  now, if a check shows up, i won't complain! :)
Title: The baby is on the way!!!
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 30, 2010, 08:02:26 pm
Hey!
 As I wait to hear if I booked any of the roles that I auditioned for, I wanted to let you all knw that THE BABY IS ON THE WAY!!!

Wifey is at the hospital doing well...she's knocked out on ambien... and i'm good. just cleanin' up the kitchen...finally gettin' somethin' to eat and eventually goin' to sleep.
gotta be at the hospital early 2morrow.

that's all the news that is fit to print...more details later.
Title: She's Here!! The Baby is Here!
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 03, 2010, 10:29:26 am
Good Afternoon Everyone and Happy 3rd of July!
  I wanted to take this time out to update you on the birth of my daughter, January Jazmynn Poe.
 ;D  She came into this world weighing 6.3lbs and 19 inches long.
  She is soooo beautiful and I can't stop holding her.
  I don't know what else to say.
  Thanks for the love and prayers guys!  You rock.
i would post a pic but i dont know how. so i'm gonna do it on facebook.

ps: army wives audition on Tuesday.  Keep you posted.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on July 03, 2010, 10:44:47 am
Congrats on the baby.  Beautiful name.  Break a leg on the audition.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on July 03, 2010, 12:17:02 pm
congrats 2 mastrmynd!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on July 03, 2010, 07:51:19 pm
HUGE WONDERFUL CONGRATS! To You and yours !!! Beautiful baby, wife, and all!

Kisses all around, just keep holding and staring it's all real!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Vic Vega on July 04, 2010, 09:36:12 am
CONGRATS TO THE FAMILY!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 04, 2010, 11:24:17 am
Congrats on the baby.  Beautiful name.  Break a leg on the audition.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
thank you, sir!
a lot of ppl love the name and Carmen always makes sure that people know that I came up with January.

Thank you Hype, Vic and cootie bootie!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on July 06, 2010, 05:58:39 am
Well, whaddaya know...

A HEF baby!   

Congratulations,  my virtual friend! ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 06, 2010, 08:14:40 pm
Well, whaddaya know...

A HEF baby!   

Congratulations,  my virtual friend! ;D

yup, a HEF baby!  thank u my virtual brother
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on July 08, 2010, 10:09:11 am
What wonderful new to hear, what is the baby weight and stuff?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 08, 2010, 02:11:43 pm
What wonderful new to hear, what is the baby weight and stuff?

Good Afternoon Everyone and Happy 3rd of July!
  I wanted to take this time out to update you on the birth of my daughter, January Jazmynn Poe.
 ;D  She came into this world weighing 6.3lbs and 19 inches long.
  She is soooo beautiful and I can't stop holding her.
  I don't know what else to say.
  Thanks for the love and prayers guys!  You rock.

HEY HEF!! If you all would like to see pictures of January from her first photoshoot at the Hospital (2 days after she was born aka july4th), then PM for the link and password.  I don't want that info floating around the interweb.
you know those turkish raiders are still outside our HEF gates just waiting to cause some more rabble rausing. lol
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 06, 2010, 02:44:41 pm
This weekend, I'll be hosting/emceeing The "Lottery Ticket" booth at the Bronner Bros. Hair Show.
This will be my 2nd Bronner Bros hair show event and i am excited.
We're gonna have a game show theme and will be giving away lots of money and prizes.  If  you're going to the show, stop by for your chance to win.

Then the weekend afterwards, i will be emceeing the 2010 Miss Black International Pageant.
Yes...a pageant.  It's safe to say that i am nervously excited about this one. It should be one for the record books.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on August 06, 2010, 04:51:35 pm
^ Damn, 2 hosting gigs that what up. Didn't even know there was a Black Pageant.......hopefully a dark skin sista would won this.
Title: ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor hosts the 2010 Miss Black International Pageant
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 11, 2010, 07:00:09 pm
Thanks Afro!
  I didn't know WHERE to post the following info, so i decided to post it here.  If you know people who would be interested in supporting or attending this, fwd the info to them.  Be easy and thanks for your continued support.
*********************

 
2010 MISS BLACK INTERNATIONAL PAGEANTS
AUGUST 12-14 ATLANTA GA 2010
Pageant event August 14th at 7:00PM

** VIP - $40.00     //     Regular Admission - $30.00     //     Student
Admission - $20.00 **
Georgia International Convention Center/Host Hotel Marriott Springhill Suites
(airport gateway)
2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park GA
2010 is exciting for us!  Miss Black International Pageants has launched
something very unique and special. We made a leap to showcase talented &
beautiful young women and married women of color to the world of pageantry!  The
following ladies will be representing their respective region.
 
* Miss Arkansas - Brittany Blanton
* Miss Colorado Laurie Pierce
* Miss East coast  -Sharon Williams
* Miss Georgia Tashay Reid
* Teen Georgia Esonia Webb
* Miss Indiana JAnel Johnson
* Miss Louisana - Ebonee Rhodes
* Teen Louisana LaCretia Ball
* Miss Maryland Alicia Taylor
* Miss Ohio Cierra Cavor
* Teen Pennyslvania Morgan Saunders
* Mrs South Carolina -  LaCron Williams
* Miss Southeast Ariel Watts
* Teen Southeast Haley Riley
* Mrs Southern States Jeehan Dinwiddie
* Miss Southern States Brettany  Griffen
As we venture to Atlanta, GA on August 12-14 to host the first of many National
competitions we know its going to be more than a pageant. Its WHERE YOUNG
WOMEN CAN EXPERIENCE THE CROWN and this experience we know will be life
changing. Our goal is to create an organization that becomes one of the
look-to of all pageants.  As we venture to create an experience we also have a
message for these young women. HIV/AIDS is the new killer of women of color and
we must be the change we desire to see.

ENTERTAINMENT
The Lisa Left-Eye Lopes Foundation has enveloped this pageant due to their
sincere desire to increase education awareness amongst our youth across our home
front and abroad.  We felt that this marriage of commitment to education is a
fitting relationship.  As with this, the foundation has a spectacular group of
young children that will be performing.  The New K.N.E.R.D.S.  KNowledgeable
Educated Relentlessly Driven Scholars.

* The Lisa Left-Eye Lopes Foundation www.lisalopesfoundation.org
* The New KNERDS www.newknerds.com
Tom 5 Entertainment, LLC. has also engaged their support.  Under the visionary
leadership, founder and CEO, Marvin Thompson along with his partners have
brought an up and coming group that has already begun getting a lot of buzz. 
The Lunch Break They have launched their lead single, Heart of Metal on
iTunes and Amazon via "Cool Ruckus Records."  In addition, they were featured in
the recent MTV Twitter Jockey (TJ) competition by the super DJ X.
* The Lunch Break www.thelunchbreak.net
Star an incredible singer bringing her vibe to the stage for the opening and
crowning is going to be electric.and a side surprise from little Jamal Burgess
actor/model bringing a Tyler Perry tribute

Our Emcee is a WOW factor, introducing Arvell Poe an Atlanta Radio
Personality, Tyler Perrys House of Payne and movies along with magazines and
many national opportunities.
* Arvell Poe bio - www.top20takeover.vvcradio.com/?page_id=15

Guest Speakers (National Author) Sharon D Johnson The Struggle of Love
speaking on the risk of bad dating & how she overcame abuse, drug dealing and
she triumphed to success.

Contact LORI PELZER
* Cell -803-238-0511
* E-Mail - MissBlackInternational@gmail.com

Contact Doug Powell
* Cell404-547-5500
* E-Mail doug.powell@tom5entertainment.com

Tickets / Admissions:
            - Experience National Competition with Miss Black International
Pageants 2010 (Regular Adult ) Sales are complete ONE hour before event begins.
* $30.00- This purchase entitles you to a regular paid adult admission seat at
the Miss Black International Pageants National competition Atlanta Ga August 14
, 2010 / Location Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center
Concourse , College Park Ga 30337
             - Experience National Competition with Miss Black International
Pageants 2010 (VIP Adult )-Sales are complete THREE hours before event begins.
* $40.00 - This purchase entitles you to a VIP paid adult admission seat( you
will be seated upfront) and receive special acknowledgement as well as photos
with our Star line up Entertainers at the Miss Black International Pageants
National competition Atlanta Ga August 14 , 2010 / Location Georgia
International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse , College Park
Ga 30337
              - Experience National Competition with Miss Black International
Pageants 2010 (regular student )- Sales are complete THREE hours before event
begins.
* $20.00 - This purchase entitles you to a regular paid student admission seat
at the Miss Black International Pageants National competition Atlanta Ga August
14 , 2010 / Location Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention
Center Concourse , College Park Ga 30337

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on August 12, 2010, 04:15:07 pm
congrats, Mastrmynd!
Say, is Miss Black Intl. the same thing as Miss Black America?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 13, 2010, 02:41:40 pm
same concept. different event.
lol.
Miss Black Int'l is Miss Black America's new lil' sista.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Afro Samurai on August 19, 2010, 11:43:55 am
^Post pics of dem fine sistas.

How was your first time changing them diapers ????
Title: BET HIP HOP AWARD TICKETS? ANYONE!
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 30, 2010, 10:56:31 am
What's good fam?
  I haven't had much to report.  Just stoppin' by to say hello. The wifey and I both have auditions for a national HomeDepot radio commercial. I'll keep u posted.
  The BET Hip Hop Awards are this weekend and I don't have ANY tickets.  So...anyone have any tickets that they aren't using? If so, holla at ya boy!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 04, 2010, 08:07:11 pm
Wow. I haven't been around since Sept 30th?  My bad folks.
How are ya? I've been good.
The season premiere of my radio show was Nov 2nd.  Go to top20takeover.com to check out the rebroadcast. We have 2 new segments that you have to hear: "And You Wonder Why You're SIngle" (relationship advice) and "The Sister2Sister (magazine) Sneak Peek w/ Stephanie D".

What else?
Oh yeah...I just recently booked an ESPN commercial that was filmed in B'ham, Alabama.  Big ups to the Alabama HEFfers out there.  After the shoot, i was interviewed by the local paper.  Check out the article. I think it's pretty good if i do say so myself:  http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101104/NEWS/101109842/1007?p=1&tc=pg

that's all for now. I have ANOTHER audition for Meet The Browns 2morrow. (long story) Hopefully they'll cast me this time. We'll see. HOP & MTB are in the same universe so my previous works is hamperin' me from bookin' newer gigs. Pray for ya homey!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 05, 2010, 10:56:38 am
Soooo...about that audition today?
I don't have to go.
They gave me the role.

 :o

We film on Wednesday.
God is SOOOOO good.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on November 05, 2010, 11:56:27 am
Y' see!!! ;D   Congratulations, Dj MastrMynd!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on November 05, 2010, 04:42:33 pm
Hey that's  great news, saw it on Facebook, meant to give you your due props!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 05, 2010, 08:34:07 pm
Thanks Battle and Wise Son!
 ;D

it's been a long and wonderfully awesome week.
now i have to crash! lol.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on November 09, 2010, 02:31:14 pm
Congrats on everything! The new baby is keeping you busy!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 09, 2010, 02:59:49 pm
Congrats on everything! The new baby is keeping you busy!!

Thanks cutie bootie!
Yes she is!
I love her sooo much so now it's grind time.
I'm getting ready for my Meet The Browns debut as we speak.
2morrow is when we film.
I just found out from one of the producers that T.PerryStudios have been wanting to use me on MTB for awhile now but they've been waiting on the right role.
:)

please believe i'm gonna try to make this new character a recurring one. lol
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 17, 2010, 03:00:35 pm
i am soooo sorry family!
i forgot to come back to my HEFfa home to update y'all on thangs.

well, i had an audition for One Tree Hill.  I went all out...gave my all and i don't feel bad for puttin' a lil extra stank on it.  if/when i book this role (wedding dj or bartender), my incredible November of gigs will continue. i'll keep u updated.

as for Meet The Browns, i had a ball!
i had waaaay more fun on this set than on House of Payne. a few crew members remembered me (that's nice) so it wasn't like i was a stranger.
i just felt like the new kid in class.

due to confidentiality clauses & such, i wont go into details about the episode.
just know that I'll be in the season finale.
Plus...i went toe-to-toe with Mr. Brown (aka David Mann aka A comedy machine)

This dude is a comedy beast. he has jokes for days.  during our lunch break, an editor (someone who edited my first HOP ep) came up to me to say hi and welcome me and my comedic timing to the set. he says, "David gets everyone to break character when we film, but no one has ever gotten him to break character. whoever does that will be a legend."

Me: Challenge accepted

easier said than done.  when it was time to film, i was a nervous wreck. what am i gonna say? am i really gonna go after a dude who can rattle off one-liners like an assault rifle?  thanks to our earlier rehearsal, he got me good with a couple one liners so i got the giggles out my system.

when it was showtime, i was a rock! a muthasuckin' wall!
no matter what he tried, i didnt break until the director said CUT!
i tried to throw some thangs at him but being the comedy robot he is ... he just hit me with another zinger and i didn't reply... no mas... i just set there so we could go to commercial.

say what you will about the show, they are all a great bunch of people and big time professionals.
everyone from the actors to the crew showed me some much love.
not only did they love my performance but they gave me loads of kudos for holding my own against "Mr. Brown."  They'd never seen an actor do that.

i feel special.

and to top it off, David and his wife Tamala said that they'd be on my radio (The Takeover) to do an interview.
WooHoo!
we're planning on doing a gospel with them as the focus/highlight

that's my time.
see ya when i see ya.

ps: did y'all read that article about me and the ESPN commercial i did?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 25, 2011, 04:20:56 pm
sup fam?
 My wife and I (even baby January Jazmynn) participated in the 2011 "Go Green" 48 Hour Film Project last weekend.  Yesterday was the screening.
Here is our film. Let me know what you think:

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmCSgj_47rz8&h=60e7b
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 26, 2011, 10:14:02 am
Hey fam!
  It's been wayyyy too long since I've updated y'all.  My bad!

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that my role on MEET THE BROWNS should air in August.  New eps air on Wednesdays.   Not sure when but i'm excited.  :)

On Saturday, I'll be hosting the 2011 MISS BLACK INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT again.  I'm excited.

i've been doing a lot more hosting gigs and minor jobs in commerrcials, films & tv. 
God is good.

But my main job has been taking care of my daughter January. :)  Man, I loooove my daughter!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on July 26, 2011, 01:24:34 pm
Sweet man! Someone set me up with an add-on that should let me watch it online, so I'll be able to catch it, unlike your House of Payne appearances.

How's the little Mastrmynd doing, anyway?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 26, 2011, 08:13:29 pm
January is doing really well.  wow. i have a 1 year old daughter! :)

anyway, just when i thought my day couldnt get any longer 2morrow, i have an audition for a Ga Lotto commerdial and my agent really wants and needs me 2 be there so i will.

i'm tired already...and i need a shave and a haircut   :-\
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on July 26, 2011, 08:31:34 pm
i'm tired already...and i need a shave and a haircut   :-\





(http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g258/rosanna_43/th5.gif)
- - -TWO BITS!!!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 27, 2011, 10:05:23 am
one down and one 2 go.

i had the casting agent dying laughing! i hope thats a great sign...callbacks are 8/1/11.

and now we wait 4 da Feud. i have no idea what 2 expect
 :o
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 01, 2011, 08:05:55 am
just to let y'all know, the cat broke the FRED bottons on my laptop so my post will be short...lol

i had a gr8 weekend y'all!

1.  I killed as the host of the 2011 miss black international pageant. i stared chaos in th face and gave it  the finger. i am Arvell "The Chaos Killer" Poe. mwhahahahha. the crowd loved me...most of what i did was improv because my run of the show info/speech wasn't given 2 me. lol.
it's all good.

after it was over, one of the judges, actor & NC talent agent, Vince Paul, came up to me and said:

VP: Do you have a N.C. agent?
Me: Nope.
VP: You do now!

Crazy, huh?

And I got a callback for the Ga Lotto commecial! woohoo! It's later 2day and i'm excited.  Keep me in your prayers, ok?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on August 01, 2011, 08:15:35 am
just to let y'all know, the cat broke the FRED bottons on my laptop so my post will be short...lol





eeerr-r-rrr..  Whassa FRED button?(http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/6.gif)?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 01, 2011, 10:12:04 am
just to let y'all know, the cat broke the FRED bottons on my laptop so my post will be short...lol





eeerr-r-rrr..  Whassa FRED button?([url]http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/6.gif[/url])?


the F, R, E & D buttons... i use these letters all the time.  aargh
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on August 01, 2011, 11:03:56 am
the F, R, E & D buttons... i use these letters all the time.  aargh




Interesting...

...and not the WASD keys? (those are universally standard keys that PC gamers wear out).   



















Say, why don't you record those events [2011 Miss black International Pageant] you announce here at HEF and upload to youtube, Dj MastrMynd?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 01, 2011, 11:07:45 am
man, i wish i had the resources 2 do that...but at the time i didnt.
maybe next year i will personally put it on ustream after the tickets were sold.
saturday did not go the way i wanted it to, but in the end i turned it around 2 my favor.
someone recorded the show but i don't know who yet
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 05, 2011, 07:51:18 am
And the waiting continues...

Next week i'll find out about family feud...hopefully book the commercial sooner than that... and i'm hosting the sneak peek of Final Destination 5.
should be fun!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 10, 2011, 03:28:57 pm
Hey guys! I didn't book the commercial and I found out that TPStudios won't be doing the clip show episode anymore...so no footage of me before the show ends.   :-\

It's all good. On to the next on.

My agency hit me up at the last minute to go audition for an NBA/TNT commercial.  I was personally requested along with a few others.  How 'bout I got all turned around/lost on the way to the audition with January in tow and got there 20min late.  I felt bad.  I felt worse when I realized that they were waiting for me.   :(

I knocked it out of the park but I didn't like being so late.  I'm never late with that casting agency.  They were VERY happy that I could make it but still...  :-[

we'll see what happens.

Anyway, I would like to invite y'all to check me out tonight online.  I'm being interviewed on the show "Access Atlanta" and I'll be promoting the new cable/web drama series Love Atlanta Style.

View the show on the FIAWorld Broadcasting Network (http://www.fiaworld.com/HTML/fbnlive.htm)
Call in @770.498.0125

If anyone emails or calls in, please believe I'm gonna shout out 2 the HEF, Reggie Reg & T'Challa!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 10, 2011, 08:04:40 pm
Here is the promo for LOVE ATLANTA STYLE, the upcoming cable/web drama series that I'm starring in:
 http://blip.tv/love-atlanta-style/love-atlanta-style-season-1-promo-5444091
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on August 10, 2011, 09:45:44 pm
Here is the promo for LOVE ATLANTA STYLE, the upcoming cable/web drama series that I'm starring in:
 [url]http://blip.tv/love-atlanta-style/love-atlanta-style-season-1-promo-5444091[/url]






Oh, YOU GOT IT?!
Well, GO ON DEN...! ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Catch22 on August 11, 2011, 10:01:15 am
Congrats, man!!!  Big thangs are comin'!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Cheirel on August 23, 2011, 02:26:57 pm
I'm glad to hear things are going well for you! keep up the good work.

So you can help me out before I'm way to old and gray LOL
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 03, 2011, 07:43:39 am
mark your calendars people!

I know you guys and gals aren't the biggest T.P. fans out there, but I'd be honored if you watch my debut on "Meet the Browns" on Friday, November 4th.

That's right, I'm appearing on MTB as a brand new character. (If you love Uptown Saturday Night, then you'll like this)

We filmed it last November.
It would be cool if the viewers liked my character enough to make it recurring.  ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on October 03, 2011, 08:56:56 am
We'll let you know on that date you posted if we like your new character! :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 03, 2011, 02:09:17 pm
We'll let you know on that date you posted if we like your new character! :)

Thanks Battle!
:)
Title: My 7th anniversary...and I'm winning a Radio Award
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 16, 2011, 10:08:10 am
What's good fam?
  Today my wife and I celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary...and I would like to share my surprise gift and her reaction to it.  Go to her site and check it out:  http://carmentaries.weebly.com/divalicious-info.html

  Also, the National Black Programmers Coalition (NBPC) will be awarding me with the "Young Guns" Radio Award for my show on VVCRadio.com.
  :)

  Then I'm taking my wife to dinner where we'll recreate our 1st date.  ;)

Y'all have a blessed day!
Title: Re: My 7th anniversary...and I'm winning a Radio Award
Post by: Hypestyle on October 16, 2011, 12:00:47 pm
What's good fam?
  Today my wife and I celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary...and I would like to share my surprise gift and her reaction to it.  Go to her site and check it out:  [url]http://carmentaries.weebly.com/divalicious-info.html[/url]

  Also, the National Black Programmers Coalition (NBPC) will be awarding me with the "Young Guns" Radio Award for my show on VVCRadio.com.
  :)

  Then I'm taking my wife to dinner where we'll recreate our 1st date.  ;)

Y'all have a blessed day!


congrats, mastrmynd!  many blessings!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 16, 2011, 03:10:28 pm
Thank you bruh!
Title: Re: My 7th anniversary...and I'm winning a Radio Award
Post by: Battle on October 16, 2011, 04:59:28 pm
What's good fam?
  Today my wife and I celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary...and I would like to share my surprise gift and her reaction to it.  Go to her site and check it out:  [url]http://carmentaries.weebly.com/divalicious-info.html[/url]

  Also, the National Black Programmers Coalition (NBPC) will be awarding me with the "Young Guns" Radio Award for my show on VVCRadio.com.
  :)

  Then I'm taking my wife to dinner where we'll recreate our 1st date.  ;)

Y'all have a blessed day!





That's great news, man!   
Congratulations! I knew that online radio show was a great idea!  Hoping to hear more shows in the future! :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 16, 2011, 07:30:21 pm
Battle,
  thanks man. Know that I have nothing but luv and respect for you dude.
ps: i love your new SIG. it's HOT!!

wifey, baby and I just got back from dinner. we recreated our 1st date. bbq, trivia and a brownie that i fed 2 her afterwards.
  she loved the whole weekend...especially the song.  (yeah...the song IS hella hot!)  she's on cloud 9.5 right about now.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Greg on October 17, 2011, 08:30:55 am
Ha! Congrats, my dude! Note to self: I need to check this thread out more often! I've been missing out!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 17, 2011, 09:04:02 am
thank you Greg
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on October 19, 2011, 12:03:18 pm
Happy anniversary, Arvell!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Vic Vega on October 19, 2011, 12:12:53 pm
Congrats, and Happy Anniversery Arvell!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on October 20, 2011, 11:14:47 am
Congrats, and Happy Anniversery Arvell!
Second!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 21, 2011, 07:52:14 am
Thank you very much Gentlemen!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 08, 2011, 05:51:17 pm
it's official HEFfas!
my episode of Meet the Browns, titled "Meet the Hustle," airs on tbs at 8:30pm.
It's been a year since we filmed it so i'm pretty excited.
i'll tell my on set stories afterwards...but I will say that the crew told me that i was the 1st person to go toe-to-toe with David Mann (Mr. Brown) without breaking character. He's known for making actors break character with fits of laughter, so when someone on the crew told me that I decided then and there that i'd get him 1st.
let's just say we broke even.
 ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Greg on November 09, 2011, 05:36:00 pm
Craaaaap!! I missed it!! I didn't get home till like 10 last night due to rehearsal.
Title: I'm on Meet The Browns TONIGHT at 830pm!!
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 11, 2011, 05:13:46 am
Craaaaap!! I missed it!! I didn't get home till like 10 last night due to rehearsal.

No, you didn't miss it. Meet the Browns and House of Payne are now on Fridays.
My episode comes on at 8:30p EST.  It's titled "Meet the Hustle."

I hope you all enjoy.
Thank you for the support.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Greg on November 11, 2011, 09:57:32 am
Oh, sweet! Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 11, 2011, 12:15:57 pm
Oh, sweet! Thanks for the heads up!

No prob Greg! How was rehearsal?  I have rehearsal for my play, LOVE ISN'T' CRAZY, tonight, so I'm going to miss it.  It's memorex 4 me! lol

Hey HEFfas! I finally set up my facebook "fan page" so join the cause if you love reading my acting, radio and hosting updates:  www.facebook.com/mastrmynd
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Greg on November 14, 2011, 06:20:49 pm
Rehearsal's been good, man. Been getting intense and more frequent. And bleh! I have a whole scene to memorize for tomorrow and I'm behind in it!!!

Good job on the show, Whether Man! I wasn't too pulled into the show but I definitely got into it when you and you partner came on to put the leads in their place, haha. Good stuff, man! Definitely need to see more stuff of yours and show some support!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 15, 2011, 10:14:58 am
Whoa!
Thanks for the compliment man.
You're right though.  That other storyline wasn't working for me, but my "Uptown Saturday Night" scene had ME totally engaged.

Just for the curious, my cameo on The Walking Dead came on this past Sunday.  Its ON DEMAND if you missed it. I'm one of the survivors in the flashback scenes.
 8)

This was a great TV appearance weekend for me. woohoo!

Keep doing ya thing on the play, Greg.  My play, LOVE ISN'T CRAZY premiered Friday and Saturday aftr Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Greg on November 21, 2011, 11:48:54 am
Heh heh, I caught the cameo!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 22, 2011, 10:52:26 am
Heh heh, I caught the cameo!

You did?
Cool!  I haven't even seen the ep yet. (no cable...no youtube versions.lol) a few folks have been telling me after the fact that they saw me...saw me good, too!

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on December 09, 2011, 08:46:46 am
The coolest thing happened last week.  My wife, daughter and I had an audition together for a national commercial.
It was the 1st time we've ever auditioned together and that made it exciting.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on December 09, 2011, 12:32:40 pm
The coolest thing happened last week.  My wife, daughter and I had an audition together for a national commercial.
It was the 1st time we've ever auditioned together and that made it exciting.

good luck! hope we see it on TV soon..
Title: Arvell's AAA commercial!
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 23, 2012, 09:06:24 am
Hey HEFfas!
A commercial I did for AAA debuted today in Indiana. Do we have any Indiana HEFfas? If so, let us know when you see it, okay?

But for the rest of us, here is a link to the commercial:  http://youtu.be/0GTOZHuAbDs

Please check it out, share it and leave a comment if you like it.
Thank you for your continued support!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on January 23, 2012, 09:58:09 am
It looks great!(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)

You got the last shot!  You're gonna be big someday, man... :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Marvelous on January 23, 2012, 12:59:03 pm
Thats tite MM!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 23, 2012, 03:06:41 pm
Thank you Battle and Marvelous!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on January 24, 2012, 09:21:48 am
Thank you Battle and Marvelous!


(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFarvell_01.jpg)
MM-M, Hm...


 ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 06, 2012, 10:21:20 am
Hey Fam!
  I just wanted to let you all know that on Sunday, I will be hosting the Hosea Feed the Hungry Easter Event at the Georgia Dome.
  I am honored, excited and just a lil' nervous (but a good nervous!)

:D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Wise Son on April 06, 2012, 02:16:27 pm
Good luck!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 09, 2012, 07:22:07 am
I know it has been awhile since I've posted...my apologies.

I just wanted you all to know that I'll be getting interviewed on the radio tonight. Yup! A radio show based in Charlotte called "The Come Up" will be interviewing me. The show begins at 11pm so if you don't have a curfew tonight, then tune in and listen.  If you live in Charlotte, then tune in to WGIV 103.3FM. If you don't, then get online and listen to me at www.thecomeupQC.com.

I'm used to CONDUCTING the interviews, not being the interviewee. lol. I'm serious. Most of my life I've been in media so I've rarely been interviewed for tv, radio or print. At UGA I worked for the school paper so I couldn't be interviewed. When I worked as a radio DJ, it was under the WSB umbrella so I was interviewed by the TV station when Aaliyah died. I was doing my late night shift...dressed comfortably...then this camera crew comes in the studio asking me if I'll do an interview. I wish I had my 'cool clothes' on.

Anyway, check me out tonight on "The Come Up."  I don't know what the call in phone number is, but feel free to call in with questions or song requests.

ps: my family is in the running to be on a game show. we are just waiting on the final phone call. We are all excited. Big ups to Richard Dawson. R.I.P.

THIS JUST IN:  My interview should be on around 12:15am EST.
www.thecomeupQC.com
Title: My episode of "Meet the Browns"...Meet the Hustle
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 10, 2012, 11:58:18 am
I JUST found my episode of "Meet the Browns" online today.

If you haven't seen it yet, then check it out and let me know what you think of my character, "The Whether Man!"

http://youtu.be/bp76lnGR9FY
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on June 10, 2012, 01:37:36 pm
what was it like working with the actors?  any of them like to improv?  did it hurt when pop brown smacked you with the snickerdoodle?  ;)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 11, 2012, 04:12:22 pm
what was it like working with the actors?  any of them like to improv?  did it hurt when pop brown smacked you with the snickerdoodle?  ;)

You listened to the interview Hype? If so, cool! Thanks for the support.
To answer your questions:

1. I love working on the set of Tyler Perry Studios. I guess I made an impression because all of the crew remembers me and shows me love whenever I'm on set.
2. On House of Payne, "Curtis Payne" likes to adlib.  On Meet the Browns, "Mr. Brown" is a comedic genius and he adlibs at the drop of a hat. Like I said in my interview, we went toe to toe adlibbing and I never broke character. I'm the first actor to NOT break character during a taping with him.  My Legend at TPS grows even bigger. LOL.
The thing I love about working with TPS is that they allow you to adlib...but only if it works.
Half of my lines in my 2nd and 3rd episodes of HoP were adlibs that I did during the table read. The writers loved it so much that they put it into the final script.
3. Yes. It hurt like 'heck' when I got popped in the mouth with those snickerdoodles. That was an honest reaction that I had. LOL.  But I was still able to stay focused and continue on with my lines.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 12, 2012, 07:09:25 pm
If you missed my interview last Saturday on The Come Up radio show, then you are in luck... I have the mp3 rebroadcast for you.
Please go to: www.thecomeupQC.com, click LISTEN LIVE & voila...You'll see the mp3 for "Arvell Poe Interview."

Thank you for your continued support.

(inside info: there were several people who wanted to speak to me, but the show ran out of time before we could get to them)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 14, 2012, 02:36:20 am
I had a great audition yesterday.
The director of the movie & the casting agent personally requested me to audition for a role. Cool, huh?

Anyway, after it was all said and done, the director stood up, smiling and said, "Wow! You nailed it!"

That's word for word what the director said. What does it mean? As of now, it means that I felt really good after my audition. Other than that, I will have to wait and see if I booked the role. I'm excited because I didn't hold back...i left it all in the audition. We'll see what happens.  I just wanted to share.

More details later.

ps: Being on the Feud in the next few days is totally exciting. As much as I've wanted this to happen, I still can't believe it is happening. lol
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on June 14, 2012, 07:27:21 am
Great news, Dj MastrMynd!(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)

The 'Feud' is hosted by Steve Harvey, right?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 14, 2012, 08:30:32 am
Great news, Dj MastrMynd!([url]http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif[/url])

The 'Feud' is hosted by Steve Harvey, right?


Yep!
The show is taped in Atlanta now.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 15, 2012, 10:02:49 pm
Well...now I know what it means when a director says "you nailed it."
:)
I booked the role.
I'm going to be in a movie with Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon.

 ;D

And the only reason why I am NOT super crunk about this is because I'm focusing in on the 48Hr Film Project here in Atlanta.
It's late and I need to go sleep on Cloud 9.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on June 16, 2012, 04:35:04 am
And the only reason why I am NOT super crunk about this is because I'm focusing in on the 48Hr Film Project here in Atlanta.
It's late and I need to go sleep on Cloud 9.








48Hr?  48Hr as in Eddie Murphy 48Hr...?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 23, 2012, 07:32:59 pm
48HR film project as in...your team has 48hrs to write, direct, edit a film using these specific things: character name/ Jackson/Jackie (athlete), prop: cell phone, line: "why don't you try that again." Genre: Comedy.

It's different for each team. Luck of the draw got us comedy for the 2nd time.

Without further ado, here is our film, "The Runs":  https://vimeo.com/44394074

Let me know what you think.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on June 23, 2012, 07:45:44 pm
Let me know what you think.




Having a hard time trying to get the video to load. Having a problem with buffering...

I reported the problem to Vimeo.  Hopefully, the issue will be resolved.

Hey, I got as far as Dr. Sylvia Platt saying,

"Hi!"  and then the video freezes. :-\



EDIT:   Don't worry 'bout it.  The issue could be on my side of the monitor. :-[ :-\
I'll get it running...  someday. >:(
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on June 23, 2012, 10:16:11 pm
O.K. finally got Vimeo to run the video on my PC...

(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/spezial/Fool/popc.gif)  "The Runs"

I liked it. I genuinely like it but...

It would be funnier If you edit the material down to 1 and a half minutes because it's 5 -6 minutes too long. The way the story plays out you cannot possibly keep all of the performances in to make it all work so some of them will have to go.  To me, the most important pieces of dialogue that stood out from the rest was Dr. Sylvia Platt's remarks, and the guy at 5:10 who says,

"I don't have anything written but..."  

However, I would begin his remarks further down the counter to what he says most pertinent. The other characters can really just function as disembodied voice-overs. Some of the  antics between Jackson and the female (the one who is trying to show him how to dance) should stay. The exasperated reaction shots from the other spectators should stay but keep them fleeting.  Once you gather all of that stuff, then it becomes a balancing act of how funny this material can really be when you put the scenes in some kind of order that demonstrates the serious epidemic of Rythmless Uncontrollable Neurotic Syndrome. It would be a good idea to keep the story short, simple and sweet.

Overall, you've got some good footage there. Not funny yet but good stuff so far.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 24, 2012, 07:51:41 am
Thanks for the critique.
Believe it or not, this was pared down from about 10mins. lol.
I didn't direct or edit this project... this time I was just an actor.

Next year I will start my own team for the 48hr film project.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 26, 2012, 03:54:31 am
Survey says... Today is the big day! I'm excited!   ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on June 26, 2012, 04:39:50 am
Survey says... Today is the big day! I'm excited!   ;D




Is today the day for a shoot or the show has already been shot and it's going to air today?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 26, 2012, 05:08:32 am
Today is the day that my family and I go into battle... :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on June 26, 2012, 06:20:12 am
Today is the day that my family and I go into battle... :)









This should be interesting...


Good luck(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif) and post an air date when you get a chance!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 26, 2012, 06:36:13 pm
I will.
Until then, I'm on "radio silence" per my contractual obligations.

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 28, 2012, 09:47:55 am
So while I was Feudin' with the fam, I had to turn my phone off.
Once it was done, I turned my phone on and I had a few messages from my agency, including the woman who runs the company!
The casting director for Necessary Roughness asked for me by name and my agency wanted to make sure I'd make the audition.
With time to spare, I called and confirmed.

The audition was awesome! I gave it 150% and left pleased. Those involved in the process were happy as well. I left 'em happy and laughing.
Whatever happens, happens, but like I said, I did my best and that's all you can ask for, right?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on June 28, 2012, 09:59:27 am
Whatever happens, happens, but like I said, I did my best and that's all you can ask for, right?







How 'bout a fu(kin' air date on that Family Feud appearance? ;D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 28, 2012, 02:36:52 pm
*looks at Battle*

Once "I" find out, then "I" will let you all know.
You don't get that info on day one.

Just know that (censored)...
but you ain't heard that from me 'cuz my lips are sealed
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on June 28, 2012, 03:55:56 pm
(http://i.imdb.com/Photos/CMSIcons/emoticons/basic2/afro.gif)(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj138/juvelope88/onion/ym%20smiley/1188455959291.gif)
Got it!  



(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlcd_01.gif)

I have the HD DIRECTV on stand-by!

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 12, 2012, 07:50:29 am
Going for my fitting today and tomorrow night I shoot my scene(s)...I'm excited!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on July 12, 2012, 01:36:43 pm
knock 'em out!  :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 20, 2012, 07:42:10 am
My radio interview has been rescheduled.
I'll keep you posted on the new date.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 26, 2012, 08:33:42 pm
part 1 of my 2 part radio interview is tomorrow at 12:15pm EST.
Tune in if you can...it should be fun.
Listen online at: at www.blogtalkradio.com/fight-for-truth
 
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 03, 2012, 09:18:29 am
part 1 of my 2 part radio interview is tomorrow at 12:15pm EST.
Tune in if you can...it should be fun.
Listen online at: at www.blogtalkradio.com/fight-for-truth
 

Yeah, it's going down today at 12:30pm EST.
:)
Time to get prepared.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 09, 2012, 09:55:58 am
Okay, so i had an audition yesterday for a national commercial and the casting agent said to me, "Arvell, you are a genius when it comes to physical comedy and facial expressions. If this was my project, I'd hire you on the spot."
At this point, my mouth is a big agape because I am honestly surprised.

He continues, "I wouldn't blow smoke up your ***. I'm serious. I've been auditioning people all day and had to give most of them instructions. But you? I don't want to give you any instructions. I just want you to do you."

Wow.
 :D
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: The Griot on August 10, 2012, 12:24:41 pm
Okay, so i had an audition yesterday for a national commercial and the casting agent said to me, "Arvell, you are a genius when it comes to physical comedy and facial expressions. If this was my project, I'd hire you on the spot."
At this point, my mouth is a big agape because I am honestly surprised.

He continues, "I wouldn't blow smoke up your ***. I'm serious. I've been auditioning people all day and had to give most of them instructions. But you? I don't want to give you any instructions. I just want you to do you."

Wow.
 :D

Great compliment!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 11, 2012, 10:49:03 am
Okay, so i had an audition yesterday for a national commercial and the casting agent said to me, "Arvell, you are a genius when it comes to physical comedy and facial expressions. If this was my project, I'd hire you on the spot."
At this point, my mouth is a big agape because I am honestly surprised.

He continues, "I wouldn't blow smoke up your ***. I'm serious. I've been auditioning people all day and had to give most of them instructions. But you? I don't want to give you any instructions. I just want you to do you."

Wow.
 :D

Ya know?

Anyway, the client cancelled the Atlanta callbacks and just booked NY talent.
Oh well, back to the drawing board.
That's the life.

Great compliment!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 26, 2012, 08:28:48 pm
Audition today for an Oshea Jackson film.
Man, i really REALLY hope I get the callback.
Shucks, I want to book this thing!
lol.
working with Oshea? Yeah...I'm scratching that off my bucket list.

If you have luv for ya boy, put me in your prayers. I'd appreciate it fam.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: The Griot on September 28, 2012, 10:48:25 am
So you're in Atlanta?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on September 28, 2012, 11:11:26 am
Audition today for an Oshea Jackson film.
Man, i really REALLY hope I get the callback.
Shucks, I want to book this thing!
lol.
working with Oshea? Yeah...I'm scratching that off my bucket list.

If you have luv for ya boy, put me in your prayers. I'd appreciate it fam.

coolness.. knock it out!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 28, 2012, 04:44:29 pm
So you're in Atlanta?

Yes. Yes I am.
You're in Stone Mountain, right?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 03, 2012, 05:26:51 pm
Hey fam, I don't think I booked the role, but it's all good. Another opportunity could come up.
But I DO have some great news.

News #1: Season 7 of Meet the Browns is out on DVD on Tuesday, October 23rd. I'm in the 2nd to last episode on the dvd as "The Whether Man."

News #2: My family and I will be on the Family Feud on Wednesday, October 24th. Mark your calendars and set your dvr's because you DO.NOT.WANT.TO.MISS.THIS.EPISODE.
It's too hilarious for words.  I hope they edited us well.

 ;D

ps: you don't want to miss me make Feud history. That's right...history!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on October 03, 2012, 09:22:51 pm
Finally! ;D

Can't wait to see you on TV!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: The Griot on October 04, 2012, 07:06:12 am
So you're in Atlanta?

Yes. Yes I am.
You're in Stone Mountain, right?

I'm in Fayetteville, south of the airport. Just checking because we're planning some short film projects.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 16, 2012, 09:02:16 am
Today's my 8th wedding anniversary and I did an impromptu radio broadcast to surprise my wife.
Here is the show (if you'd like to listen to it):  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vvc-sports#/recorded/26190006 (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vvc-sports#/recorded/26190006)

Have a Terrific Takeover Tuesday!
 ;D
I know I will!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: JRCarter on January 17, 2013, 09:57:59 pm
Arvell on Family Feud:

Family Feud - Let's Get Nekkid... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s5ZvBi2JkI#ws)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on January 18, 2013, 01:56:55 am
Finally!  :)


When I set my recording date on the DVR for the air date ARVELL!!! posted, the episode wasn't there.  I didn't want to be rude and asked why so I waited.  Now here it is!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 18, 2013, 06:19:03 am
JR, did you record and youtube this?
lol.
Of all the episodes and scenes...you find the NEKKID clip.
Hahahaha.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: JRCarter on January 18, 2013, 07:12:59 am
JR, did you record and youtube this?
lol.
Of all the episodes and scenes...you find the NEKKID clip.
Hahahaha.

It was the only one they put up on the official Youtube account...so far.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 18, 2013, 07:31:51 am
Family feud put that on their website?
Finally!!!
Took 'em long enough. They didn't put it up during their first run.
:)
Hopefully it gets enough hits for us to be invited to the Fast Money Tournament this year!

Thanks for the heads up, though.
I wouldn't have known about it if you wouldn't have posted it.
I had to go and school some of the posters though.  Can't have them talkin' negatively about ya boy.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Metro on January 23, 2013, 07:26:10 am

Love to see you shine, Mastermynd!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 23, 2013, 07:27:17 am

Love to see you shine, Mastermynd!

Thank you, sir!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: bluezulu on January 30, 2013, 05:56:09 pm
I saw you on Family Feud and I told my old lady, hey I know that dude! Lol. But I must say you and the fam had me mad at that last round. I was like come on!!!. I know easier to play at home then it is live on TV. I probably would be a bumbling idiout on tv. How was the experiance. Did they put yall up in a nice spread?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 03, 2013, 04:02:15 pm
I saw you on Family Feud and I told my old lady, hey I know that dude! Lol. But I must say you and the fam had me mad at that last round. I was like come on!!!. I know easier to play at home then it is live on TV. I probably would be a bumbling idiout on tv. How was the experiance. Did they put yall up in a nice spread?

Thanks for the love, bluezulu! It's always great to get love from my HEF Family!

As far as the "being mad" during the last round is concerned, did you see us on all 3 episodes or just that last episode when we lost to the men?
I ask only because the behind the scene antics after our 1st episode, led to us looking drained and lethargic for game 3.  It was a long day that day.  I won't go into much detail about our first episode (aka "the controversial episode") because we may be invited to this year's Fast Money Tournament. *Fingers crossed*

Steve loved us though. Each episode took about 1.5hrs to film. Steve created some good TV for the audience by hanging with us. The jokes and whatnot flowed from each side. I had no idea how they'd edit this to 22 minutes. We didn't know how much time had passed until after the 3rd episode was over.  It was a fun experience, but the outcome(s) weren't to our liking.

Oh, it's definitely easier to play the game at home. No lights, no audience, no host constantly talking to you (85% of the time, Steve was talking to us. It was fun and funny, but not much time to think and gather yourself. lol)

And because we live in Atlanta, we didn't get a hotel room.
Like I said earlier, we have a chance to be in the Tournament. Pray for us. If we are invited, we're going in guns blazing. My mission will have been accomplished if we do make it.  One of my goals was to entertain the crowd and be memorable.  Memorable families who didn't win big get invited to the tournament.  Plus it doesn't hurt to have a lot of hits on youtube.

HEF4Life!  Love you guys!
Can't wait to tell this story...lol
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 18, 2013, 06:07:22 am
I know I know... I've been away too long.

Well, I'm back and I feel pretty darn good.
While I was away I've been working on a neat movie project that should come out at the end of the year.
What else...oh yeah... My radio show, The Takeover, is coming back in May.
Yup! What used to be an internet radio show is now a full fledged commercial radio program. Woohoo!  It's like a dream come true!

We've teamed up with a local AM station that has start of the art facilities, I get a board op/phone screener and the Station Manager LOVES our show. Loves it! Plus we'll be simulcasting on vVcradio.com AND on smartphone apps like iHeartRadio and tunein.

So, my HEFfa family, if you know of any small businesses that need radio advertising for the low low, send 'em my way. If you or someone you know would make a great guest on my show, hit me up: thetakeovercountdown @ gmail.com

I love you all.
It's great to be back "home."
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 27, 2013, 07:10:23 am
Good Saturday Morning HEF!
  I hope all is well.  I wanted to take this time to invite you to tune in to my new radio show, The Takeover Countdown hosted by Mastrmynd & Tha Diva, on Thursday, May 2nd at 9pm EST.
  There are several ways for you to listen to the show:
  1.  Listen on your radio. Change your dial to WAEC Love 860AM (if you live in the Atlanta area. We have a 50 mile radius)
  2.  Listen online (if you're NOT in ATLanta or not near your traditional radio). We're streaming live at:
       A. vVcRadio.com
       B. Love860.com
  3.  Listen on your phone using the following smartphone apps:
       A.  iRadioNOW (This is Love 860's very own radio app)
       B.  iHeartRadio
       C.  TuneIn

  If you're into social networking (and who isn't), then we'd like for you to like or join the following pages & sites:
   1. www.facebook.com/thetakeovercountdown (http://www.facebook.com/thetakeovercountdown) (This is where we like hanging out!)
   2. www.myspace.com/thetakeovercountdown (http://www.myspace.com/thetakeovercountdown)  (Yup! Myspace is back and better than ever!)
   3. www.twitter.com/thetakeovercountdown (http://www.twitter.com/thetakeovercountdown) (Or just follows us: @MastrmyndDiva

You can also email us at: thetakeovercountdown @ gmail dot com

Thank you in advance for your support...and for some of you, your continued support.
The name may have changed, we maybe on FCC regulated commercial radio, but the fun & flava remains the same!  The Takeover Countdown is the best all-genres talk radio countdown show in the business and we're going to stay that way!

Talk! Music! Entertainment! Celebrity Guests! Education! Whew...what more can I say?
See you Thursday, May 2nd at 9pm EST!!
Title: The Takeover Countdown (hosted by Mastrmynd & Tha Diva) premieres tonight at 9pm
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 02, 2013, 05:40:55 am
Good Morning HEF!
  I hope all is well. I wanted to let you all know that my new radio show, The Takeover Countdown, premieres tonight at 9pm EST.
  I really hope that you all can tune in. Please believe me when I say I appreciate your continued love and support and I hope to interview you all in some form or fashion as time goes on.
  The HEF is my favorite online family and I love you all.
  Be easy and stay blessed!
 8)
Title: The Takeover Countdown (hosted by Mastrmynd & Tha Diva) podcast
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 04, 2013, 05:50:47 pm
Hey HEFfas!

Here is the podcast to The Takeover Countdown: http://vvcradio.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-takeover-countdown-relaunch-on-love-860-vvcradio-recast (http://vvcradio.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-takeover-countdown-relaunch-on-love-860-vvcradio-recast)

Let me know what you think, okay?

:)

Especially you Battle! You always keep it 100%!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Marvelous on August 03, 2015, 09:13:51 pm
Wait a minute!

I dunno if it's been posted yet but IS THAT MASTRMYND leading?  Nice Bro!

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvIBnseyLgo#)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 05, 2015, 05:35:44 pm
Yessir! That's me! The Man in the Black Hat. Family Feud Legend!
And Kevin is my younger brother.
:)
We had fun despite the behind the scenes drama.

*We filmed 3 episodes and they each averaged 1.5hours.  I kid you not. Steve had soooo much fun with my family. He was with us so much, we rarely had a moment to ourselves to think about answers. lol. Great times. I wish we would have won the Fast Money, though.

Wait a minute!

I dunno if it's been posted yet but IS THAT MASTRMYND leading?  Nice Bro!

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvIBnseyLgo#[/url])
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 09, 2015, 12:31:30 pm
Hey fam!
  In case you never got the chance to see me in the movie Don't Feed Da Animals starring rapper Gorilla zoe, it is online right now.
  I don't know how long it'll be there, so go do a google search for it. The person named sevvyn has the good quality version.
enjoy!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 13, 2016, 12:54:02 pm
Has it been this long I've shared something?
Geez!

Here's my new commercial
There's a :30 second version, but here's the :15 version to save you some time
http://youtu.be/M3mtRwtqAV0 (http://youtu.be/M3mtRwtqAV0)

...And if you speak Spanish then there's a different version for you!
http://youtu.be/wj6Q5ZMEEo0 (http://youtu.be/wj6Q5ZMEEo0)

Thank you for your continued support!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on April 14, 2016, 07:29:31 pm
Has it been this long I've shared something?
Geez!

Here's my new commercial
There's a :30 second version, but here's the :15 version to save you some time
https://youtu.be/M3mtRwtqAV0 (https://youtu.be/M3mtRwtqAV0)

...And if you speak Spanish then there's a different version for you!
https://youtu.be/wj6Q5ZMEEo0 (https://youtu.be/wj6Q5ZMEEo0)

Thank you for your continued support!

continued kudos, Mastrmynd!! 8)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on April 15, 2016, 09:16:59 am
Congratulations, ARVELL!!!

 :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 17, 2016, 12:43:40 pm
Thanks family!
Please check out my small scene in Episode 3 of Saints & Sinners. Go to bouncetv.com to view the episode.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 09, 2018, 09:28:06 am
Good Afternoon HEFers!
  I have a new Podcast coming soon. :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on June 10, 2018, 07:44:07 am
Good Afternoon HEFers!
  I have a new Podcast coming soon. :)

very cool news, for sure!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 11, 2018, 04:18:03 pm
Today's the day!
My new venture, The 3 G's Podcast, debuted today.
Here is the link: www.thenonprofitguru.com/3GPodcast (http://www.thenonprofitguru.com/3GPodcast)

Let me know what you think.
Subscribe and leave comments on the site if you are able.

Thank you for your continued support HEF
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on June 12, 2018, 04:52:30 am
Good luck, m'man!  :)

I am certain you will succeed!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 12, 2018, 05:23:09 pm
Good luck, m'man!  :)

I am certain you will succeed!

Thank you, Battle!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 10, 2018, 04:25:19 am
Hey HEFfas!
  I've just been given the greenlight to interview Erika Alexander (Living Single, Get Out) this Thursday for the podcast that I host, The 3 G's Podcast Show.
  With that said, do you all have any questions that you'd like for me to ask for you?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on July 10, 2018, 04:57:18 am
Hey HEFfas!
  I've just been given the greenlight to interview Erika Alexander (Living Single, Get Out) this Thursday for the podcast that I host, The 3 G's Podcast Show.
  With that said, do you all have any questions that you'd like for me to ask for you?


I really like what Erika Alexander is doing in comicbooks!  :)

Would you please ask Ms. Alexander how soon can we see what she is doing in comicbooks translated into a animated series?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 10, 2018, 10:21:57 am
Hey HEFfas!
  I've just been given the greenlight to interview Erika Alexander (Living Single, Get Out) this Thursday for the podcast that I host, The 3 G's Podcast Show.
  With that said, do you all have any questions that you'd like for me to ask for you?


I really like what Erika Alexander is doing in comicbooks!  :)

Done. I'm gonna compile a list of questions from "the audience." You made the cut. Do you want to be referred to as "Battle" or your real first name?
Would you please ask Ms. Alexander how soon can we see what she is doing in comicbooks translated into a animated series?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on July 10, 2018, 10:36:57 am


Done. I'm gonna compile a list of questions from "the audience." You made the cut. Do you want to be referred to as "Battle" or your real first name?



Yes,  my first name please! :)

Thank you so much for your help.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 11, 2018, 12:40:38 pm
LAST CALL FOR QUESTIONS!

The interview is tomorrow morning!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Hypestyle on July 11, 2018, 05:38:36 pm
LAST CALL FOR QUESTIONS!

The interview is tomorrow morning!

Erika, you've been an activist for Democratic causes for some time. What are your thoughts on what policy priorities should be for African Americans in the midterm elections?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 17, 2018, 06:40:47 am
Episode 2 of The 3G's Podcast is now available!
Check it out and let me know what you think:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi1ft2vp2Vc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi1ft2vp2Vc)

Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on July 18, 2018, 01:23:33 pm

Episode 2 of The 3G's Podcast is now available!



Waiting for the YouTube video to finish buffering so I can watch uninterrupted (it IS a hour long video!), so I'm gonna type this:

(https://i.imgur.com/5WlQZ1h.jpg)

About The 3Gs Podcast Show: Winning Grants Like Horace

I am so proud of this achievement, y'know...? 

Years ago, I remember when you introduced yourself here at HEF and told us that you're an aspiring actor in the entertainment game, told us that you're launching the online radio show featuring the lady co-host, told us about the recurring roles in televison shows, television ads, music videos and hosted live shows on stage.

Every time you worked on a new project, you've shared with us what's going on your life and career, whether it was on HEF or FaceBook or anyplace else.

If it was anyone else, would've been discouraged, lost their patience, and fell off but you didn't...
---you NEVER GAVE UP!

Your intentions were always good.

Would you believe this over a period of 10 years ago?

Quite extraordinary!  :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 19, 2018, 10:51:20 am
Battle,
  oh man... thank you for the kind words my dude. You had me at a loss for words all morning.  Acting, radio, hosting... all of these creative endeavors keeps me young, keeps my heart pumping...makes waking up worthwhile. When I was 21, I thought it was over for me as far as acting was concerned. I thought you had to be a kid actor in order to get a long career in Hollywood. Flash forward a decade and the film community in Atlanta is blowing up. There is no time limit on living your dream. I'm seeing 60 and 70 year old people living out their dreams of being a working actor and it's beautiful.
  Am I where I want to be? No. I'm in a good place. Opportunity is all around me and i'm always optimistic.  The grind continues and I love every minute of it. Balancing taking care of my family and living out my dream is a fun tightrope walking experience.

But thanks for your support!
And Episode 3 with Erika Alexander will be coming soon and it is soooooooo good.
Her comic book commentary is full of gems and jewels.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on July 19, 2018, 12:15:50 pm

And Episode 3 with Erika Alexander will be coming soon and it is soooooooo good.
Her comic book commentary is full of gems and jewels.



...and that's the one we're waiting for!  :)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 19, 2018, 12:20:55 pm

And Episode 3 with Erika Alexander will be coming soon and it is soooooooo good.
Her comic book commentary is full of gems and jewels.



...and that's the one we're waiting for!  :)

I asked it with the HEF in mind.
It was my FIRST question and wow... her answer was... wow.
My mind is still blown by what we learned from what I thought would be a simple response.
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on July 19, 2018, 06:15:56 pm
I asked it with the HEF in mind.
It was my FIRST question and wow... her answer was... wow.
My mind is still blown by what we learned from what I thought would be a simple response.




Thanks...  :)

Just remember:  "One learns from their failures than from their successes."


I read that somewhere in cyberspace.  (https://i.imgur.com/FGnnsHY.gif)
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: APEXABYSS on July 22, 2018, 03:37:04 pm

Episode 2 of The 3G's Podcast is now available!



Waiting for the YouTube video to finish buffering so I can watch uninterrupted (it IS a hour long video!), so I'm gonna type this:

(https://i.imgur.com/5WlQZ1h.jpg)

About The 3Gs Podcast Show: Winning Grants Like Horace

I am so proud of this achievement, y'know...? 

Years ago, I remember when you introduced yourself here at HEF and told us that you're an aspiring actor in the entertainment game, told us that you're launching the online radio show featuring the lady co-host, told us about the recurring roles in televison shows, television ads, music videos and hosted live shows on stage.

Every time you worked on a new project, you've shared with us what's going on your life and career, whether it was on HEF or FaceBook or anyplace else.

If it was anyone else, would've been discouraged, lost their patience, and fell off but you didn't...
---you NEVER GAVE UP!

Your intentions were always good.

Would you believe this over a period of 10 years ago?

Quite extraordinary!  :)

Amazing! Big-ups ah gwaan! BO- BO- BO-
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 24, 2018, 10:30:23 am
Thanks Apex!
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Battle on July 29, 2018, 03:21:44 am
Look what I found on ARVELL!!!'s Twitter feed! (https://i.imgur.com/aytcyGf.gif)

(https://i.imgur.com/ABCYUNb.jpg)


Dj MastrMynd & Ms. Erika Alexander


Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 07, 2018, 06:19:11 am
Look what I found on ARVELL!!!'s Twitter feed! (https://i.imgur.com/aytcyGf.gif)

(https://i.imgur.com/ABCYUNb.jpg)


Dj MastrMynd & Ms. Erika Alexander

Oh, so you saw that, huh?
Title: Re: The continuing adventures of ARVELL: The up-and-coming actor
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 15, 2019, 04:22:27 pm
What's up Fam?
  I'm the Producer for a brand new podcast titled "Laughing at Money with Griff & The NonProfit Guru."
If you like podcasts, laughing and learning about being fiscally responsible and the tips that lie within, please tune in, subscribe and share.
New episodes arrive every Monday at 9am.

GRIFF an International comedian and expert on everything (and nothing at the same time) teams up with Erica Gwynn also known as "The Non-Profit Guru", the premiere expert on all things regarding business and its infrastructure (the most important part). Listen to them both as they teach their listeners practical ways to earn money and laugh at the same time (smile)"

Title: Laughing At Money Podcast (I'm the Producer!)
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 20, 2019, 10:24:18 am
Hey HEFfas!
Here's this week's latest episode: https://audioboom.com/channels/4992764

We're talking about SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!