Tuesday, February 1

When we posted an update on Bill Houskeeper in September, 2021, the Internet Movie Database indicated that he was slated to appear in fifteen films which were scheduled for release in 2021 or later. Since then, that number has grown to sixteen, and he has informed us that he has been cast in in the role of Steve in the film Sons of the Father. The status of this film is currently "script"; and Bill's roll, "rumored."

Update by William Mortensen Vaughan

Monday, December 13

Interview With Poet Armani Mangum

Armani Mangum
Armani introduced herself to us as "Armani Mangum a.k.a. Armani Boo." She also submitted the following poem, and answered our following questions:

This life we live in
Wasnt told how to live
But you know whats right
Learn to love
Learn to live
Expresss who you are
And live for you
People will judge you
They will deceive you
But the only person you need to impress
Is you!
Also be positive
Dont waste your breath
And live everyday like its your last
We are all one
With me here
You never alone
Lets leave our legacy
And grow within!


La Libertad:  Where were you born?

Armani:  Saint Louis, Missouri.

La Libertad:  Where do you currently reside?

Armani:  Los Angeles, California.

La Libertad:  What is your occupation?

Armani:  Model, music coordinator, actress, currently in college for animal biology

La Libertad:  What do you love most about your work?

Armani:  I love that I get to do what I love. Music and modeling [have] always been a passion as I can express myself and show my creative side! With animals, I can make a difference in the world, and find a way to help the animals in need.

La Libertad:  What talents and hobbies do you have?

Armani:  I swim and write poetry.

La Libertad:  What inspires you?

Armani:  Just life! I want to be able to travel around the world and enjoy the scenery. My grandma was also a big inspiration to me, and now that she is gone, I have to go even harder because she believed in me so much!

La Libertad:  What is the hardest part of your job(s)?

Armani:  Being able to get people who are willing to work with you to see your dream come true.

La Libertad:  Where have you traveled?

Armani:  ...Florida, New York, Las Vegas... I drove through some States to get to these places, but I don't think that counts.

La Libertad:  What projects are you working on?

Armani:  I am currently putting together a short film, and a music video/dance choreography video to showcase Saint Louis to the world!

La Libertad:  What links would you like to share?

Armani Mangum in Rob Roy Mourning Tartan

Armani:  
 
Love In Da Streetz Pt 1 Armani Boo
(feat. Trey Davidson & Kavo Corneilo)
By OfficialArmaniBoo
    
A Fat Ninja Robbery
By Real Hustlers Of LA Official

La Libertad:  What else, if anything, would you like to tell our readers?

Armani:  I want to just say this! Always do what you love; be yourself; and just live your life! It used to be so hard for me to live by these words, until, one day, I had to wake up! I'm not perfect ... But my goal is to just live and leave my legacy to the world! I want to see everybody win! I am here for you, and if you are reading this, and [are] ever in Los Angeles, contact me; let's work! I'm not selfish; I want to put people on! I love you!

Edited by William Mortensen Vaughan


Monday, October 25

Interview With Comedian Camille Solari

Camille Solari


 Josh Mitchell, a publicist at PUB.LIE.SIZE, introduced Camille Solari to us as his "new comedian/writer/director client," a "vibrant and prolific triple-threat" who has headlined "stand-up shows across the globe," and worked with celebrities such as Arsenio Hall.

Josh tells us that Camille, being the "daughter of an Italian lawyer and a French-Canadian teacher," "grew up in. . . Brookline, Massachusetts."

After her daughter was born, Josh informs us, Camille "created a pilot for a children’s series called 'Charlie,' and landed a TV deal. The series airs on Amazon Prime, and stars Camille’s real-life daughter, Charlie; and the family dog, Rocky, with each season corresponding with Charlie’s age.

"The show follows the trials and tribulations of a little girl and her dog who solve neighborhood problems with the help of her animal friends."

This is the interview that Camille granted us.

La Libertad: Where are you from?  

Camille: I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts. I'm a Masshole. However, my mother's side of the family is French Canadian; I spent summers there and have a dual citizenship.

La Libertad: How did you get your start in comedy?

Camille: I was a late bloomer to stand-up comedy.  I had already been on Comedy Central several times as a writer and comedy performer, but not stand up. Nine years ago, I did a comedy showcase at The Comedy Store and landed a comedy manager a few years later.  I became a regular at The Laugh Factory, Hollywood, my home club, and then, after that, I showcased for "The Arsenio Hall Show," and landed my first late night television spot.  At that point, I took off as a comedian and was headlining around the world. Arsenio coined me as "The first comedienne in history to do stand-up comedy pregnant (and showing) on late night television, and called my act "Camille Solari and her Future Child." That child, because [she was] my daughter Charlie, was truly my muse. I created a television pilot called "Charlie," starring Charlie, about a little girl and her dog who solve neighborhood problems, with the help of her animal friends, while her comedian mother (played by me) discovers the perils and pitfalls of being a new mom.  It was picked up by Roku, and now Amazon Prime, and we are in Season Seven.

La Libertad: What would you like to tell our readers about your New Zealand show, "Kiwis Coming Home"?

Camille: My husband is from New Zealand, and my second child, Blade, was actually born in Christchurch, New Zealand. Because of CoViD [Corona Virus Disease], we left L.A. [Los Angeles] immediately, when it started, and moved to New Zealand.  Those weeks turned into months, which turned into a year and half. At that time, there was no CoViD, many New Zealanders were returning home, even celebrity Kiwis.  I pitched the show and the show got picked up by one of the main New Zealand networks. I shot the series for the past year.  I would go around New Zealand and interview celebrities who came back home to New Zealand. It will be released by Amazon Prime internationally.

La Libertad: What inspires you?

Camille: My family inspires me - Charlie; Blade; and husband, Hamish; our dog Rocky (he's a Boston Terrier); they mean the world to me.  

La Libertad: What is the hardest part of being a comedian during CoViD?

Camille: I had a different experience. We left L.A. two weeks into the pandemic, and I got to continue a normal life headlining in New Zealand. It's very different there; I had to change my act a bit; it took me "a second" to understand the Kiwi crowd. I moved "Charlie," the series to New Zealand, and I got to host and direct a really fun and funny new TV show, "Kiwis Coming Home."  I headlined once a month on a show I created, called "The Secret Lives of Comedians," at a swanky lounge in Christchurch called Austin's Club.

La Libertad:  What are your overall career goals?

Camille: It's time to put out a comedy special; I was planning to shoot it in New Zealand when I get back there next year.  I would like to direct more television, and I have my eye on a feature I would like to direct. I did a series called "Lost In Regina" that I wrote, directed, and acted in, with a lot of well known comedians; I would like to see that series on a good network. I plan to get nominated for an Emmy. I try every year; we get close; soon...

La Libertad: What links would you like to share?

Camille:

Instagram: @camillesolari
   
Twitter: camillesolari

Introduction by Josh Mitchell

Edited by William Mortensen Vaughan

 

Sunday, June 6

Interview: Lil Litty

 Josh Mitchell, a publicist at PUB.LIE.SIZE, introduced Lil Litty to us as "a charismatic high-energy performer who will wow you with his authoritative vocals" and "clean rap bars and a succinct flow." This is the interview that he granted us.

La Libertad:  Where were you born?

 Lil:  I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

La Libertad:  How did you get your start in music?

Lil:  The way I started in music was I went to church, and these people in the media department pretty much gave me an opportunity, and saw something in me; they put me in a studio, and we made a song, and I’ve been poppin' it ever since.

La Libertad:  What would you like to tell our readers about your upcoming single?

Lil:  My upcoming single is a new wave in L.A. that no one’s done before; it gives the L.A. scene a splash of a different taste, and it’s talking about some mind changing things.

La Libertad:  What is drill music?

Lil:  Drill Music can be all types of things, like Chicago, U.K. or New York drill - they sound the same but different. Drill, to me, is like the beat, like you’ll know if a song is a drill song by the beat; they all have the same type of sound, but different melodies; the U.K is the first place I’ve ever heard it. I have family over there and all that.
 
La Libertad:  What would you like to tell our readers about your fashion brand, Lemonade Millionaires?

Lil:  I was an early entrepreneur, selling lemonade to the neighborhood in 2015. I was twelve years old. When our raggedy table and chairs got stolen, we launched a Go Fund Me; we raised money to buy new equipment and a banner. That felt good. We invested what we earned into our branded, urban clothing line, Lemonade Millionaires. As the company continues to grow, we ship worldwide, and add custom drip to our merch. We have added Lemonade Millionaire Records. Music and clothing is a good combo; I’m one of the original founders.

La Libertad:  What inspires you?

Lil:  I am inspired by music and clothing. Regularly releasing songs with millions of plays and creating designer drip for my brand which we showcase in our fun creative music videos that display our clothing...

[NOTE:  As of June 6, 2021, the biography on Lil's official website indicates that he is seventeen years old, so he was probably born circa 2005.]
 
La Libertad:  What is the hardest part of being such a young musician?

Lil:  Combining School and Music... School is mandatory; music is a choice.

La Libertad:  What was one of the biggest challenges for you during the pandemic?

Lil:  The lockdown - not being able to go anywhere...  It really helped me, in a way, because then I had time to sit down and do things; music touring stopped; business slowed down. Luckily, we do custom stuff; we partnered with local organizations to produce face masks for homeless people on "skid row" in Los Angeles.

[NOTE:  "Skid Row" used to be a section of the street that the Los Angeles Police Department's headquarters was on, where homeless people lived. According to WikiPedia, as of 2019, this "row" has metastasized into "a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles...also known as Central City East," with "a population of...4,757," that "contains one of the largest stable populations (about 4,200–8,000) of homeless people in the United States," and "has been known for its condensed homeless population since the 1930's. Its long history of police raids, targeted city initiatives, and homelessness advocacy make it one of the most notable districts in Los Angeles.

"Covering fifty city blocks (2.71 square miles) immediately east of downtown Los Angeles, Skid Row is bordered by Third Street to the north, Seventh Street to the south, Alameda Street to the east, and Main Street to the west."]

La Libertad:  What are your overall career goals?

Lil:  To become a main stream music artist, to build a loyal fan base, to have body of work and a well known clothing brand...

La Libertad:  What would you like to tell our readers about your  upcoming projects?

Lil:  My new single," LA Drill" and the music video will be released in the next few weeks.

La Libertad:  What links would you like to share?

Lil:  

www.lemonademillionaires.com

www.instagram.com/lillittyakaliljuice

Lil Litty - Paint (Official Music Video)

La Libertad:  What else, if anything, would you like to tell our readers?

Lil:  Follow me on IG for updates. Shop with Lemonade Millionaires; order your custom drip. Watch, share, "Like" my music video "Paint." It’s almost at 200,000...  Let's go!

 

Wednesday, May 26

Update: Bill Houskeeper

When we interviewed Bill Houskeeper in February,  the Internet Movie Database indicated that he was slated to appear in ten films which were scheduled for release in 2021 or later. That number has grown to thirteen; as of May 26, 2021, Bill is to appear in the following films, in the following roles:

Forgiven:  This Gun4Hire (Black Jack Queen)

Killer Popcorn (James)

Jack Be Nimble (Frank)

The Man on Sunset (Cowboy Jack)

It’s On You (Officer Adam Skiles)

Palatandria the Great (Cheg)

A Soldier's Secret (Jackson Harlow)

Who Is the Bloodiest Royal? (Billy the Camera Man)

Lotto (Stevie)

The Sawyer Massacre:  The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Fan Film (unnamed)

Sunshine Girl (Lonnie)

Showdown in Durango (unnamed)

Beyond Legend Johnny Kakota (Crawly)

Update by William Mortensen Vaughan

Tuesday, February 2

Update: Bill Houskeeper

Bill Houskeeper has been busier acting than ever, since we first interviewed him in November, 2013, and again, in March, 2014.  According to the Internet Movie Database, he appears in ten films which are schedluled for release in 2021 or later. As part of his recent Holiday Greeting, he has written to tell us about yet another film for which he has been cast:

I know that these times can be rough with the virus going around, and I hope you, your friends, and your family are safe.

As for me, even in these times, I still can't stop acting, and because of this I just wanted to let you know about my next project.  I have just been cast in the film New World Order as Aaron Dykes from director Mitchel Cole.

UPDATE:  Bill has been cast in the film It’s On You, as Officer Adam Skiles; this film will be directed by Keishawn Blackstone.

UPDATE: Bill has been cast in the film The Man on Sunset; this film will be directed by DeShawn Hill.

 

Updates by Bill Houskeeper

Introduction by William Mortensen Vaughan

Monday, December 28

Interview: Yo! Majesty


 Josh Mitchell, a publicist at PUB.LIE.SIZE, introduced us to Yo! Majesty as "a fun Tampa female rap duet." This is the interview that they granted us.

 La Libertad:  Where are you from?

Yo! Majesty:  Jwl B is from Tampa, and Shunda K is from Plant City - both based in Florida.

[At left, Shunda K (left) and Jwl B (right)]

La Libertad:  How did you get your start in music?

Yo! Majesty:  Shunda K wrote her first song at the age of fourteen out of love for R&B [Rhythm and Blues]. Jwl B got started when she joined Yo! Majesty in 2000.

La Libertad:  What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Yo! Majesty:  Signing a deal with Domino Records was the peak of our career, in 2008. Now we are looking to make it happen again, this time on our own label GMEQCA/Matriarch Records.

La Libertad:  Where did you get the idea for your new single "Bumpin' Too Hard"?

Yo! Majesty:  We got the idea from the track produced by the Basement Jaxx which was originally called "Buffalo."

La Libertad:  How did you meet each other?

Yo! Majesty:  We met at a gay club in Tampa, and [were] introduced [by] a mutual friend.

La Libertad:  What inspires you?

Yo! Majesty:  Life inspires us. Our gifts are amazing, and we look forward to sharing them with the world once more.

La Libertad:  What is the hardest part of being a musician during the CoVID-19 [Corona Virus Infectious Disease 2019] pandemic?

Yo! Majesty:  Touring and not being able to see our fans face to face is a bit tough, but we are grateful for our upcoming virtual tour until things settle down - T.B.A. [To Be Announced]

La Libertad:  What are your overall career goals?

Yo! Majesty:  Releasing our second album, in 2021, and it being successful, as well as touring again [are] at the top of the list for Yo! Majesty.

La Libertad:  What links would you like to share?




Yo! Majesty:  

Yo! Majesty  Biography 

Yo! Majesty on Spotify

Yo! Majesty on YouTube

Yo! Majesty on Facebook

Yo! Majesty on Instagram

Yo! Majesty on Twitter

La Libertad:  What else, if anything, would you like to tell our readers?  

Yo! Majesty:  I know it's hard out here dealing with the covid, however never give up on your dreams. Keep pushing forward until you reach your goals. Also, look out for Yo! Majesty and our upcoming collaborations with the top producers worldwide. Peace & Love.

Thanks...


Monday, December 21

Interview: Josh Mitchell, Author of Germ of a New Insanity

 

Josh Mitchell is a publicist at PUB.LIE.SIZE; he is also the author of a book, which he apparently started selling this month (December, 2020). It's titled Germ of a New Insanity.

La Libertad:  What is your new book about? 

Josh:  The story follows the turbulent journey of an underground writer from Boston who launches a revolutionary new movement called "s***-house poetry." As the leader of "The Dukes of Damage," his mission is this:  to spread his art onto every open square inch of public space (restrooms, walls, bus shelters) he can find, and, in so doing, change the world. As he ranges through the streets of the city and applies twisted literary vines dressed in urban code, he morphs into the next great media darling but quickly sinks in a cesspool of his own making. 

This is A Confederacy of Dunces meets Tropic of Cancer.   

La Libertad:  Where can people buy the book?

Josh:  To not line the pockets of Amazon and Jeff Bezos, I decided to go the independent route, and release the novel on my own. 

You can buy a $10 digital copy or a signed, first edition paperback directly, through me, by sending $20, via PayPal (Friends & Family) [to] mitchmitchell24@hotmail.com 

La Libertad:  What would you like to tell our readers about your early life?

Josh:  I spent my younger years in an urban apartment complex called Rockland Place, twenty-five miles south of Boston. This shaped a lot of who I became as a person. Me and my friends didn’t have a lot of money, so we recycled cans, and used the cash to play games at the carnival. One time, I won a small basketball, so we stacked the rusty carriages behind K-Mart, and created our own rustic court. After my parents split, I moved to an affluent town named Hingham. My life became more stable; I turned to athletics as an outlet, and I was crowned Homecoming King in high school. 

La Libertad:  How did you end up in entertainment? 

Josh:  My journey started over fifteen years ago when I made a zombie action film called Roid Rage, in Massachusetts, and traveled out to the Sundance Film Festival, to promote it. I learned how to navigate the festival circuit, and network with the biggest trailblazers in the indie film world. 

My experience led me to launch a P.R. [public relations] company, and I have represented a wide range of talented filmmakers from across the globe. My niche is securing interview opportunities, pitching projects to studio executives, and encouraging working synergy and creative collaboration.

La Libertad:  What's the most interesting thing that has happened to you since you began your career? 

Josh:  I’ve had several run-ins with Harvey Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival and I’ve had to dodge him like a Covid-infested game of Frogger

La Libertad:  What's the biggest mistake you made, and what did you learn from it? 

Josh:  I learned my biggest lesson at the West Coast launch party of my company, at The W Hotel, in Hollywood. I had the sketchy owner of a modeling magazine reach out to be a part of it, and I didn’t do my due diligence. He invited a celebrated soap star, and tried to pin her limo costs on me. I confronted him on it, and the next day this anonymous post appeared on this incredibly unconstitutional and anonymous site called “Rip Off Report.” It was a blatant and vindictive attempt to cut me out at the knees, right out the gate - right from the start of my plight in Los Angeles. It didn’t work, though, because of my Harvey dodging skills, and because “those who throw mud, lose ground.” Oh, and because I made a movie about the whole experience:  Helen Keller Had a Pit Bull

La Libertad:  Why do you think it's important to have diversity represented in film and television?  

Josh:  Films and T.V. need to be a mirror to society. If we want to attempt to capture the complexities of the world in an authentic manner, we need to showcase and highlight diversity in our content. It’s important to reveal the intricacies of different cultures so we can transport to lands we have never traveled to and empathize with people we have never known. For instance, take the film Beasts of the Southern Wild. It whisks you away to [a] Louisiana bayou, and reveals the challenges of a community, the uniqueness of their cuisine, [and] the reliance on trusted neighbors. It’s a journey and an educational escape you can have from your living room and, at the end of it, you come back as a more well-rounded and compassionate person. 

La Libertad:  What do you wished you knew before you started your career?

Josh:  It has been a challenging yet rewarding excursion in Hollywood. I haven’t been able to take my foot off the gas pedal since I arrived. I wish someone told me that it would be a constant battle, and that you must be constantly creating and networking. I’ve seen L.A. spit people out in a New York hot minute. It’s imperative to be a renaissance person. You must find multiple streams of income, cultivate supportive friendships, and do whatever it takes to stay afloat while you chase your dreams like one of those intrepid ghosts from Pac-Man

La Libertad:  What advice do you have for other people in entertainment? 

Josh:  It’s imperative, no matter where you live, to find a solid balance in your work life. Fortunately, there’s no better spot in the country than Los Angeles in terms of being able to beat the street for a much-needed road trip. In less than a few hours, you can watch the “pink glow” in the spiritual vortex of Ojai, or channel the spirit of Sinatra as you eat fresh sushi from Sandbox in downtown Palm Springs. If you are ambitious, you could ski Big Bear and head down the mountain and jump in the Pacific Ocean off the Santa Monica Pier. The only peace you find on mountain tops is the peace you bring there. 

La Libertad:  If you could inspire a movement, what would it be? 

Josh:  I would be president of the Passion Project. Do what you love, and do it in the most exciting way possible. [Help] people, as that will help you feel good about what you are doing. Without passion, we are a tree without bark, a house left undone when the financing dries up. Take your space and own it, even when the world doesn’t want to make space for you. Be that rebellious rose that blooms between the crusty cracks of the pavement. 

La Libertad:  What is your favorite quote? 

Josh:  My mantra is: Good things come to those who initiate - not wait. Your creative savior is not coming, so don’t wait for a knock on your door; knock doors down. Everything good that has happened in my life is because I wasn’t afraid to go out, take a chance, and see what unfolds. If you do it from a point of passion, you will not regret your decision. 

La Libertad:  Who would you love to have a private meal with, and why?

Josh:  I’m trying to convince Ben Affleck to partner with me on my new, dramatic T.V. series “Brood Stock.” I have Apple TV on the hook, but I need final packaging to get "the green light."

[Colt] is the owner of Brood Stock Seafood, a thriving lobster wholesaler that's been operating on the Maine Coast for over twenty years, [but it has fallen] victim to the international trade war with China. He used to sell one out of five lobsters to Beijing, but once the President implemented a tariff (and China retaliated with their own twenty-five percent tax), they stopped buying immediately.  

The blow is significant for Colt and for Maine, the country's top producer and exporter. The state's lobstermen had found a lucrative market in China, where consumer demand had grown exponentially in recent years. Often called "Boston lobster" it is featured as a special treat for Chinese New Year or the mid-autumn festival, stir-fried in a chili-crab sauce, or eaten raw as sashimi. 

The president has handed Canada the United States' $1.5 billion lobster industry. 

With his profit margin cut out at the knees, and a recent opiate epidemic decaying his community, Colt is forced to rethink his business model so he can continue to support his family's lavish lifestyle. But before he can pivot and digest his changing landscape, tragedy strikes and causes him to abandon all ethics, and to follow his patriarchal instincts. 

This is “Ozark” meets “Breaking Bad," and it has the potential to be the next water cooler show.

La Libertad:  How can our readers follow you online? 

Josh:  You can follow me on my main website (www.publiesize.com), and learn more about my new novel on its official Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/Germ-of-a-New-Insanity-103337411648642 

Introduction by William Mortensen Vaughan

Wednesday, December 2

Interview With Angie McMahon

Josh Mitchell of PUB.LIE.SIZE introduced Angie McMahon to us as the "creator" of Wisecrackin, "the new Virtual Interactive Comedy Game Show," in which comedians "are pitted, head-to-head, in a challenge to come up with the best punchline to a set up they have never seen." Members of "the audience can interact in the chat, accept challenges, vote live for [their] favorite responses, and crown the champion."

Josh invites everyone to "join the free fun" this Friday, December 4th at 8 p.m. C.S.T. (6 p.m. Pacific; 7 p.m. Mountain, or 9 p.m. Eastern) online, at www.wisecrackin.com 

Josh informed us that Angie McMahon, "the creator, is a comic performer from Chicago who teaches sketch comedy writing, stand up, and storytelling at The Second City," and that she has appeared "on Netflix’s hilarious baking show 'Nailed It.'" - www.facebook.com/mcmahonangie According to Josh, she "got the idea for 'Wisecrackin' while playing the Jaxbox game Quiplash, with her family, on Zoom."

Angie says that she “took the idea of 'American Idol' and 'Hollywood Squares,'" and "mushed those together to generate unpredictable comedy!"

Readers can learn more about the show on its official Facebook page, at:

www.facebook.com/wisecrackinlive

To catch up and watch past episodes on its official YouTube page, at:

www.youtube.com/channel/UC1giujVVvnxSd1q8os3ubgQ

For interviews, sponsorships, or questions regarding Wisecrackin, contact 

Josh Mitchell, at:

www.publiesize.com 

La Libertad:  Where are you from?

Angie:  We are mostly based in Chicago.

La Libertad:  How did you get your start in comedy?

Angie:  I was a Theater major at Columbia College in Chicago has such a strong influence from Second City at Columbia that as I was graduating I was advised by the amazing Martin DeMaat that Second City was a good option for me after I graduated. So that is how my undying love for comedy started. And today I teach Stand Up, Storytelling, and Sketch Comedy Writing at The Second City today.

La Libertad:  What accomplishment are you the most proud of?

Angie:  Losing on Nailed It on Netflix's first episode of the first Holiday season show.

La Libertad:  Where did you get the idea for your new show "Wisecrackin"?

Angie:  I was playing Quiplash via virtual Easter this past year with my family over Zoom.  I found out that you can customize the game with your own content. So I thought...lets do a show. We write a new show every week.

La Libertad:  When and where can watch "Wicecrackin"?

Angie:  Best place to watch is:

www.wisecrackin.com 

on our site; you can watch, vote, and chat live, all in one spot.

You can also watch us on Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube.

La Libertad:  What inspires you?

Really well constructed jokes. Surprises that grab you in the deep part of you belly and makes you laugh so hard you can't breath.

La Libertad:  What is the hardest part of being a comedian during Covid?

Angie:  No work. Also Zoom comedy shows are pretty awful. They are not shifting to this medium for this time. So options for well constructed show to get on are limited. Even Hollywood hasn't figured out how to make entertainment for this moment.

La Libertad:  What are your overall career goals?

Angie:  Have my own show that I host.

La Libertad:  What links would you like to share?

Angie:  

RECENT SHOW www.youtube.com/watch

TWITTER twitter.com/wisecrackin

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/wisecrackinlive

INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/wisecrackinlive

TWITCH www.twitch.tv/wisecrackinlive

YOUTUBE www.youtube.com/channel...

WEBSITE www.wisecrackin.com

La Libertad:  What else, if anything, would you like to tell our readers?

Angie:  The best shows are the ones that the audience really gets involved with. We hope you might hang out with us.  The show is EVERY week - Friday, at 8 p.m. C.S.T., at:

www.wisecrackin.com 

[and] the show is FREE!

Josh:  [The show on November 27th] was really funny, and the next show is this Friday, December 4th. Hope you had an awesome turkey day!



Introduction by Josh Mitchell 

and 

William Mortensen Vaughan



Monday, November 9

Interview With Veronika Esslinger

Josh Mitchell of Wickid Pissa Publicity introduced Veronika Esslinger to us as his "actress-author client."

La Libertad:  Where were you born?

Veronika:  I was born in Novosibirsk, in Russia. The city lies on the banks of the Ob River, in the West Siberian Plain. 

La Libertad:  What accomplishment are you  most proud of?

Veronika:  I am very proud that I never gave up on believing in my dreams and goals, no matter how hard the road was. Of course, I am very proud of my published book, which I have published in German and English.

I moved to Germany when I was five years old, and I grew up there, so it made sense to write the book in German, and translate it into English, but the Russian translation can still easily follow.

La Libertad:  What is the film world like, in Germany?

Veronika:  The film world in Germany is fascinating, especially in Berlin. I was lucky enough to be on sets with major personalities from whom I learned a lot for my own future career as an actress. It was motivating and tough at the same time. But in the end, I "pulled out" the positive and great energy that I was able to experience on set.

La Libertad:  What would you like to tell our readers about how your latest book, The Script of Your Life?

Veronika:  As the title suggests, the book is about which role, or a script you create for your life, and whether you live according to it and pursue your goals and dreams. It is a book that shows that there are certain obstacles on the way to success, and that not everything seems as it initially is. It is about making smart decisions, overcoming the inner pain, and going your own way despite all the hurdles in life, and holding onto your dreams. The book also tells a love story, which does not have a happy ending because another woman comes into play. As the subtitle Dangerous Liaisons reveals, the story takes place in three different time intervals and cities. It starts in Paris, and continues in Los Angeles, with a dream to become a successful actress.

La Libertad:  What inspires you?

Veronika:  There are so many things that inspire me! Mostly, it comes out of a spontaneous situation and whim. I think you can`t plan inspiration. There are certain places, people, and life situations that inspire me. Sometimes it is very simple things, like a beautiful painting that tells a story, expressive art, or small things in everyday life that I come across.

La Libertad:  What is the hardest part of being an actress?


Veronika:  The hardest part of being an actress is that you never know what`s coming tomorrow. You must work hard on yourself and your mindset every day and never give up striving for greater things.

La Libertad:  What was one of the most significant things you learned at the New York Film Academy?

Veronika:  I learned to be more secure in front of the camera and I met a lot of talented people who helped me evolve as an on-screen talent.

La Libertad:  What are your overall career goals?

Veronika:  My career goals are to play strong and dramatic characters and to showcase interesting stories of interesting personalities and to tackle many future projects worldwide. To write more books, tell inspiring stories, and to help people with their own way of life. I am also a passionate dancer and I would love to continue to improve and evolve as a performer.

La Libertad:  Tell us about your upcoming projects?

Veronika:  I have three exciting new projects in the pipeline: a genre fantasy film, a crime-based TV Series, and a dramatic TV Series.

La Libertad:  What links would you like to share?

Veronika:  I recently started a YouTube channel with a few short sequences from my past projects. In addition to expanding my followings on my Facebook and Instagram, I would be happy to have an expanded readership worldwide to increase my book sales and adapt into a feature film one day:

youtube.com/channel/UCzlHnbJInd8cFAaGNCs1xdQ

amazon.com/Veronika-Esslinger/e/B07Y8PHTY9

www.instagram.com/veronika_esslinger

www.facebook.com/veronika.esslinger

La Libertad:  What else if anything, would you like to tell our readers?


Veronika:  No matter how hard the road is, in the end, it`s worth it. Every beginning is difficult, and you must believe in yourself so strongly, that the words of others don`t hit you. It`s not easy, but anything is possible. It all starts with a thought, a vision, and hard work until it becomes a reality.

Edited by William Mortensen Vaughan