Friday, November 29, 2013

Stanley Tucci

Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State University of New York's Conservatory of Theater Arts in Purchase. He began his professional career on the stage, making his broadway debut in 1982, and then made his film debut in Prizzi's Honor(1985).

In 2009, Tucci received his first Academy award nomination for his turn as a child murderer in The Lovely Bones (2009). He also received a BAFTA nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for the same role. Other than The Lovely Bones, Tucci has recently had noteworthy supporting turns in a broad range of movies including Lucky Number Slevin(2006), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Tucci reached his widest audience yet when he played Caesar Flickerman in box office sensation The Hunger Games (2012).

While maintaining an active career in movies, Tucci received major accolades for some work in television. He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in TV movie Winchell(1998), an Emmy for a guest turn on Monk (2002), and a Golden Globe for his role in HBO movie Conspiracy (2001).

Tucci has also had an extensive career behind the camera. His directorial efforts includeBig Night (1996), The Impostors (1998), Joe Gould's Secret (2000) and Blind Date (2007), and he did credited work on all of those screenplays with the exception of Joe Gould's Secret (2000).

Tucci has three children with Kate Tucci, who passed away in 2009. Tucci married Felicity Blunt in August 2012.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Edward Kirk Herrmann

Edward Kirk Herrmann

(born July 21, 1943) is an American television and film actor. 

He is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, and to younger generations for his role as Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, as a ubiquitous narrator for historical programs on the History Channel and PBS productions such as NOVA, and as the spokesman for Dodge automobiles in the 1990s.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Songopoly by Ric Chapman

I really love how social media presents so many exciting work opportunities.

Several months ago, I was contacted by the Bermuda TV game show host of Songopoly, Ric Chapman.  

In response to Ric's request for artwork, I produced quite a few drawings of famous musicians that have been used in a new Apple app by the same name.

Check out this new app from Ric Chapman.
 Ric and the programmers did a really great job putting it together!

App Shopper Trivia Game

Additional Info...

Everyone listens to some kind of music, knows things from that genre, and the SONGOPOLY app provides for all tastes. If you know who the lead singer of U2 is, or where Paul McCartney was born, or what great artist was known affectionately as will be a star at SONGOPOLY. It has 30 stages of easy to plough through music trivia, to start with, and you must get through all questions correctly in a stage before you can progress.
Along the way you'll encounter some WHO AM I brain teasers as well, and these come with magnificent and unique portrait drawings of your favourite musical stars.
These extraordinary life-like drawings, can be used as screen savers too - a must for say every Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber or Rod Stewart fan....just to name a few.
But be warned - the fun is in answering the music based questions correctly - the funny part, however, starts when you get a question wrong. Ridicule, scorn, embarrassment and insult will be flung your way. Be prepared to cop it verbally if you slip up. This app is frustratingly addictive and will take quite a while to master.

There are 20 more stages to buy once you've taken the hours needed to progress through the first 30 stages and the 30 WHO AM I tasks.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013