Archive for July, 2008

How I Met Film Maker Sydney Pollack…

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

In case you didn't know, Sydney Pollack recently pass away...
July 1, 1934 - May 26 2008...

Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor,
writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films.

Films include: Michael Claton, The Interpreter, The Firm, Tootsie, Three
Days of the Condor, The Way We Were, and many more..

I was in San Francisco performing when I heard about the death of
Sydney Pollack and I never got a chance to write about it.

I met Sydney Pollack at the Cinevegas Film Festival in Las Vegas in 2002.
This film festivals is getting to be among the bigger ones in the world...

Everyone that attends a film festival has a reason for being there.
There are movie Directors, Producers, Actors, Distribution and wanna bees...

Bottom line, you want to get distribution for your film.

These events are always filled with, dinner partys, cocktail partys, world
premiers and tons of networking.

There is a saying....
It's not who you know, but who knows you!

Well I was at this one crowded cocktail party at the Paris Hotel on
the Strip. Several hundred people werein this one ballroom and I noticed a
crowd around one person.

At first I couldn't make it out, then I realized, it was Sydney Pollack.
There were 50 -60 people around him. They had him boxed in and he could
hardly move...

Everyone was asking questions and for autographs...

I was there for networking and wanted meet others in the industry.
Sydney Pollack was on my list of people to meet some day...

Well here he was, in the middle of a crowd and he can't seem to move...

I yelled out to him..."Sydney, what are you drinking?"
Sydney responded..." Scotch on The Rocks".

I went to the bar and order 2 Scotch on the rocks.

Then I proceeded to go back to the crowded Sydney and say, excuse me
drinks for Mr. Pollack, excuse me drinks for Mr. Pollack...

The crowd made room for me to get to him and I handed him 2 Scotch
on the rocks, one for each hand.

He winked at me and said to the crowd..." Ok folks I'm done for today and as
you can see I can't write anymore and my assitant has something important to tell me"...

With that, Sydney Pollack put his arm around my shoulder with a drink still in
his hand and whispered in my ear thanks for saving me kid.

We proceeded to walk down this long hallway at the Paris hotel and no
one else followed us. It was just me and him...

Halfway down the hallway, Sydny stops and asks me...
"Can I help you with anything? You got a script
you wanna run buy me?"

I shared that I was just getting into the industry and asked if it was ok to
call him
in the future if I had a good script...

He said...
"Listen, you figured out how to get me out of
that crowd. You call me anytime."

Well, that's my Sydney Pollack Story...

Wouldn't you know...I finally have a script For him!

Thanks For All The Movies Sydney...
For more information about Sydney Pollack To IMBD...
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001628/

Have a Great Day,
Robby LeBlanc

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Comic Jim Wiggins at ” Comedy After Hours” in Las Vegas

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Hi Guys,

My good friend, legendary Comic Jim Wiggins came to town this last week at
the " Comedy After Hours" Comedy Club in Las Vegas Nevada, inside the
Fitzgeralds Hotel and Casino down town Las Vegas.

Jim is also known as "The Last Hippie in America"... www.LastHippie.com
Yes,  Jim Wiggins thinks pot should be legal! Jim magnificently weaves his
words through his masterful story telling and shares why pot should be legal.

Owner of the Club, Bob Burke gave me permission to film my good friend.
When you do come to Las Vegas, you gotta check out this comedy room.
It's Fantastic! www.ComedyAfterHours.com

Listen and watch to this comedy clip at your own risk.
Jim comes from a similar school of comedy that the late George Carlin came from.

There are curse words in this clip. It is pretty tame compared to what is
out there these days. If you are easily offended...
PLEASE DO NOT LISTEN or WATCH THIS VIDEO CLIP.

Sorry about the shakey camera work. My tripod broke just before the
show and so I hand held for 50 minutes...

When you are finished watching this clip, watch the 5 minute interview
I did with Jim about George Carlins Passing. It's touching...

And Please feel free to post a comment about this video clip...

Have a Great Day,
Robby LeBlanc

Comic Jim Wiggins on George Carlin

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Hi Guys,
Last week I wrote a post about George Carlin and his passing..

I've got a great video interview for you below this post with Jim
Wiggins about George Carlin...

He came to town to do a show at a new Comedy room in Las Vegas
called " Comedy After Hours". It's located downtown Las Vegas inside the
Fitzgeralds Hotel and Casino. Great comedy room...

Make sure to stop by next time you're in town
and tell them Robby LeBlanc sent you...

( Ask About the Robby LeBlanc Discount)
www.ComedyAfterHours.com

Anyway...
At the end of his show I sat down with Jim and had a great 5 minute interview with
him about his good friend George Carlin. George Carlin was Jim's son godfather.

Also, if you notice Jims hat, it reads...
Did You Poop Today!

I got Jim this hat 5 years ago for his birthday and it is now one of
his biggest products that he sells on his website at:
www.LastHippie.com

Sign his guest book and tell him you saw this interview with Robby...

Enjoy the Interview...

Please feel free to post a comment about this interview....
Click on the title of the Article and scroll down to make a post...

Have a Great Day,
Robby