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Home Savvy Producer’s Blog Post #1: Behind The Scenes Footage/Pics of The Savvy Search for a New Host
This season of Home Savvy, we’re bringing our viewers behind the scenes footage/pictures for each new episode. In our special casting episode, 4 lucky finalists competed in our final casting challenge that took place at The Home Depot. Take a look at some cool pictures of the crew and you can even watch their full 2:00 demonstrations that they performed in front of a live panel of judges.
Home Savvy Branded Cards for the Judges
Director of Photography Bryon Summers framing his shot
Home Savvy Producer Raven Carter getting camera ready
Finalist Aliah Davis-McHenry posing for the camera
Makeup artist Mimi Kamara putting the finishing touches on finalist Sherie Graves
Homer Woody Simeon getting camera ready by makeup artist Kimberly Wynn
For the full 2:00 demonstrations from each finalists, click on the links below:
WANT MORE HOME SAVVY? WATCH THESE EPISODES:
- Episode 1: How to Install a Bathroom Vanity
- Episode 2: How to Install a Bathroom Faucet
- Episode 3: How to Save Money on Your Home Energy Bills
- Episode 4: Home Decor Tips
- Episode 5: How To Decorate For The Holidays
- Episode 6: How to Light Your Home For The Holidays
- Episode 1: Creating a Container Garden
- Episode 2: How to Grow Vegetables at Home
- Episode 3: Interior Painting
- Episode 4: Closet Makeover
- Episode 5: Kitchen Backsplash
Earrings and watches off – Check. Vaseline nearby for face protectant- Check, check. Boxing gloves for this soon – to – be TKO- Check, check, chizeck! But before round 1, can somebody please tell these actors and actresses that life can’t be Burger King have-it-your-way all the time?
Needless to say, the stars in this article came out swinging — angered by script writing or co-star drama for your mama. For them, it’s not just about learning and then flawlessly delivering lines on set. They want to be respected by both producers and fellow thespians. They want adequate pay and appreciation for all their hard work too. They want the same things us regular folk working regular 9 to 5′s want. But too often, we hear about catfight feuds between two actresses or ticked-off tweets involving angered actors. Like us, there may be at least one co-worker we don’t work well with. Perhaps for one reason or another, the film or TV show is moving in a different direction that’s undesirable to the actor. Check out the real reasons these celebs got in behind-the-scenes tussles.
Do you secretly dream of stardom but can’t put the “p” in pitch? Lucky for you, you don’t have to be prolific actress or soul-shaking vocalist to make it in the show business. Plenty of work goes into making stars shine. There are countless jobs just off the stage and beyond the spotlight. If you want to be a part of creating entertainment, but know center stage isn’t for you, consider job options that play on other strengths.
Before 2004, Jamie Foxx was a comedian, known for his standup and his role as “Wanda” on “In Living Color.” Sure, he’d been in a couple of movies; but he’d only really flexed his acting chops in Any Given Sunday. Booty Call won’t necessarily go down in history as a classic. But all of that changed in 2004, when Jamie Foxx landed the role of a lifetime, portraying legendary musician Ray Charles. From that moment on Jamie was an actor, a true thespian. You saw the movie, you were amazed by the performances but we bet you don’t know these behind the scenes secrets. Check them out.
If you ask me, Nick Cannon was never cooler than when he played Devon Miles in the hit turned period piece, Drumline. Tapping into a slice of black culture that’s rarely shown in mainstream media, Drumline was a coming of age story with a twist. You know all the music, the lines, some of ya’ll probably even memorized the dance moves; but despite all of that, we’d bet good money that you don’t know some of these behind the scenes secrets.
Before Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, before Pineapple Express, there was the original “high til I die” movie, Friday. Following the events of just one day in the neighborhood, we watch as Craig and Smokey sit, smoke and plot about what to do about Craig’s unemployment situation. You’ve memorized the lines, but we bet money you don’t know these secrets. Check it out.
Though critics would almost unanimously agree that Harlem Nights was a hot mess of a film, black folk absolutely love it. I personally, just saw it for the first time last night and I don’t understand what they missed. Sure it might not have been chock-full of Oscar worthy performances but it was a great story, hilarious dialogue between the characters and I’m sure you all have noticed that it was shot beautifully. It’s easily a cult classic. You know the movie, so let’s dig into the behind the scenes details.
In 1991, after the success of his self-funded project, Hollywood Shuffle Keenan Ivory Wayans and Robert Townsend decided to take on a studio film, a first for Townsend. The collaboration didn’t do so well in theaters but over 20 years later, it’s a favorite in the black community. You know the lines and the songs. Check out these behind the scenes secrets.
Where did the story come from?
Though the story was based on several R&B groups and solo artists, including The Temptations, The Dells, Frankie Lymon and Sam Cooke, Robert Townsend told Black Voices that the breakup of The Temptations when he was a child, inspired the story. “I grew up with a lot of the singing groups from the ’60s, such as The Temptations, The Dells and The O’Jays. I always loved music. When The Temptations broke up, I took it personally. [The Five Heartbeats] came out of that.”
It’s not everyday that you come across a good musical biopic. When you have an adored musical figure, it’s so easy for things to go left. But in my opinion, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, is one of the classics. Larenz Tate, who is far too underrated in Hollywood, was a force to be reckoned with. (There were times when I swore he and Frankie were one and he, Tate, was the one singing those songs.) And the leading ladies held their own as well. They brought the drama, the comedy and the emotion to make this a great film. Check out the behind the scenes secrets of how it all came together.
Do The Right Thing changed the game. Before this movie, there were no filmmakers who were speaking about the racial dynamics in New York neighborhoods the way Spike Lee was. The movie took movie goers by storm, educating a lot of people along the way. Though Do The Right Thing cost $6.5 million dollars to make, it eventually grossed $27.5 million at the box office and the American Film Institute eventually dubbed it one of the greatest movies of all time. You’ve memorized the plot. You remember how you mourned for Radio Raheem. And you know how the movie touched you. But, we bet you don’t know these behind the scenes secrets.