Since we’ve been talking about Entourage (and being on 5 nights a week now), I’ve been thinking a lot of how someone’s life changes when they hit celebrity status. Steve Martin used to bike and work at the magic shop in Disneyland. Now, he can get a behind the scenes VIP tour.
I don’t think anyone is really ready for the change in lifestyle that fame brings. Yet, as the song goes, sometimes I really want to be a billionaire. Of course, I can’t imagine being famous without bringing my friends a long with me. We’ve done so much together that it’d be hard not to see them working with me. Especially the great friends I’ve made in school and through Between the Lines Studios. Since I really want to write and make movies I can just see begging friends to move out to Los Angeles and join our media empire. I don’t think I’d have everyone move into the same house like Vince (I like my friends, but I need my space). But it’d be great to live within driving distance of some of my best friends who live thousands of miles away.
Of course, the ultimate would be throwing a big party. However, I don’t think my friends and I are as sophisticated as the folks on Entourage. Our first party would, of course, be more like Zachery Levi’s nerd parties! Wii games, Mt. Dew, and lots of geekdom. Maybe a Buffy trivia night or a game of Fluxx! Yeah, we really know how to party (just kidding)!
What a lot of people don’t realize is the social scene of Hollywood isn’t just about having fun, it’s about work! A lot like Entourage portrays there’s wheeling and dealing and connecting in the LA party scene. As much as social media has brought people together there’s nothing like a good face to face.
One of the other ways my dream would match Entourage is having a solid core team of folks who fufill vital roles in making sure the business keeps running. I have always believed in having a great team around you of people who have skills that you don’t. Much like Vince’s friends: “E”, “Drama”, “Turtle” and “Ari” – despite their flaws they have Vince’s back and together get him into as much trouble as they get him out of (as good friends should).
My team? Looks similar to my team right now (without the celebrity fame).
Kim “AthenaMuze” – the co-executive producer. She’s got my back always! She’s the one who sees the plan and tells me where it will fall apart (and how to prevent that).
Emma “Emmawesome” – the writer. The driving force behind implementing the text of our great ideas. Thoughtful, quiet but deadly.
Clay “it’s his fault” – the creative joker. A wild card who keeps the gang lighthearted, but don’t let that fool you – he’s a creative force all of his own. Talented and funny? That’s a rare combo.
Heidi “make it work” – the trouble shooter. A fantastic go-getter, Heidi keeps us sane and organized.
Andrew “BFA” – the director. My best friend in college, Andrew has the eye for dreaming big and bringing together talent no one else can see. Together we were unstoppable in college and I would love to make it happen again.
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If you hit it big as a celebrity how would your life change? Leave a comment below!
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