ITVFest Wednesday: My Favorite Screening: Olga Kay’s Circus

Much has been said about this video but speaking purely from my heart and love of the circus of old… I loved this video! I loved the creativity. First of all it has a simple premise… and can’t or shouldn’t be compared to the theatrical Cirque de Soleil of today. This took me back to my childhood (no, I won’t tell you how far back that is) but watching this transported me back to a place where I loved to be as a child, the special treat, in a big tent where wide-eyed children sat on the edge of their seats and waited for the next act… and where there were 3 rings… looking from ring to ring with open mouths in wonderment… and wishing we could do that!

Choicing your own destiny is the simple story line for this elaborately visual tale. This video reminded me of how simple life can be if we follow our dreams and do what we want. I can tell you that what I wanted to be growing up is a far cry from what I do today (and which I love)… however, if I were to have done what I wanted, would it have really been what I would have stayed with?

A few years ago I was in the Silicon Valley rat race as a marketing executive in Tech… and before that in Newspapers… and out of college, a medical technologist (yeah like the ones in the hospital labs that run tests on your blood etc…)…. and no, none of those were what I dreamed of doing (which was be like my Daddy, and carry a gun – Police). Seems Mark Gantt of The Bannen Way and I both had similar aspirations as kids. But my father, like Olga’s mother did not want that for their child. I will tell you that my father told me he never thought I would be a successful “career woman” and that was a huge compliment, not because he thought I would suck – but he just did not see that dream for me, and yet, it was a destiny that I would fulfill…

What are you waiting for… watch the video and explore your passions.

Oh yeah… there is ONE day left at the ITVFest… and YOU can go check it out. Don’t read about it go live it.

Here’s the info for ITVFest tomorrow… what are you waiting for? We want to see you there!!

One final screening at 5:00 – The Dojo, Hot on The Red Carpet and The Wine Guy Unplugged

Awards ceremony at 7, After party at 8.  This event is open to the public, but seating is limited. If you can’t be at 8000 Sunset Boulevard, you can still watch the awards ceremony live at http://www.stickam.com/itvfest Follow them on Twitter: @itvfest

On The ITVFest Red Carpet Interviews & Festival Update

Last night my pick of the best TV Pilot (Twenty Six Miles) aired at the ITVFest… starring Eric Lange, John Schneider, Jessica Tuck,  Daniel Quinn, Tessie Santiago Aris Avril, John Billingsley, Jordan Garret, Spencer Locke, Hannah Dworkin, Diamond Dallas Page and “American Idol” alumnus Kimberly Caldwell. There are also cameos by James Denton, whom we also interviewed last night, George Segal, Jeffrey Tambor,  NASCAR champion Carl Edwards and recording stars Los Lonely Boys.

Here’s my one-on-one interview with Eric Lange about the pilot “Twenty Six Miles” (oh, and speaking as someone who watched the first episode screener and all six to be honest) if ABC or some other network does not pick this series up…. I am going to boycott Network TV for good!) (FYI, the rest of the interviews are conducted by Kristyn Burtt, I just got to cover this one…)

Watch interviews from the Gala Opening of the 2010 Independent Television Festival on the Red Carpet with Kristyn Burtt and Mingle Media TV: Making TV Social

Video Interviews with: Illeana Douglas, Jamie Kennedy, Eric Lange, Angela Rawna, Deal O’Neal, Christian Cisneros, Cooper Harris, Emmett Furey, Hot on the Red Carpet, Fall of Kaden, James Denton, OPEN, Rachel Reenstra, Rick Peters, SOLO the Series, Squatters, Scott Thompson, Stephanie Thorne, Taryn O’Neill, Suck and Moan, Ballad of Mary and Ernie, Tom Malloy, Urban Wolf, Wilson Cleveland, Twenty Six Miles

There’s still time to catch some great shows at the ITVFest. You can also go to panels each day from Polishing Your Pitch to Getting Sponsors for your Show. (click here for schedule) Oh yeah… almost forgot, you can also watch some of the panels on our favorite LIVE streaming partner Stickam! So if you’re not in Los Angeles, have no fear…

ITVFest Schedule
ITV Fest Schedule at a Glance

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Wilson Cleveland at ITVFest Gala 2010 Red Carpet Interview

Mingle Media TV coverage of the Red Carpet and opening Gala Event for the 2010 ITVFest with correspondent Kristyn Burtt (Independent TV Festival) http://www.minglemediatv.com Find out more about the ITVFest 2010 by visiting the site http://www.itvfest.org Red Carpet, easy to assemble, Illeana Douglas, kristyn burtt, Jamie Kennedy, Eric Lange, ,easytoassemble, itvfest, itvfest.org, celebrities, mingle media tv, mmtvn, angela rawna, Deal O’Neal, Christian Cisneros, Cooper Harris, Emmett Furey, Hot on the Red Carpet, Fall of Kaden, James Denton, OPEN, Rachel Reenstra, Rick Peters, SOLO the Series, Squatters, Scott Thompson, Stephanie Thorne, Taryn O’Neill, Suck and Moan, Ballad of Mary and Ernie, Tom Malloy, Urban Wolf, Wilson Cleveland

Urban Wolf at ITVFest Gala 2010 Red Carpet Interview: Vincent Sze, Laurent Touil-Tartour

Mingle Media TV coverage of the Red Carpet and opening Gala Event for the 2010 ITVFest with correspondent Kristyn Burtt (Independent TV Festival) http://www.minglemediatv.com Find out more about the ITVFest 2010 by visiting the site http://www.itvfest.org — Watch Urban Wolf here http://www.crackle.com/c/Urban_Wolf Starring: Vincent Sze, Jean-Guillaume Le Dantec, Bill Dunn, Brock, Jacques Bounich Director: Laurent Touil-Tartour Red Carpet, easy to assemble, Illeana Douglas, kristyn burtt, Jamie Kennedy, Eric Lange, ,easytoassemble, itvfest, itvfest.org, celebrities, mingle media tv, mmtvn, angela rawna, Deal O’Neal, Christian Cisneros, Cooper Harris, Emmett Furey, Hot on the Red Carpet, Fall of Kaden, James Denton, OPEN, Rachel Reenstra, Rick Peters, SOLO the Series, Squatters, Scott Thompson, Stephanie Thorne, Taryn O’Neill, Suck and Moan, Ballad of Mary and Ernie, Tom Malloy, Urban Wolf, Wilson Cleveland

Suck and Moan at ITVFest Gala 2010 Red Carpet Interview

Mingle Media TV coverage of the Red Carpet and opening Gala Event for the 2010 ITVFest with correspondent Kristyn Burtt (Independent TV Festival) http://www.minglemediatv.com Find out more about the ITVFest 2010 by visiting the site http://www.itvfest.org Red Carpet, easy to assemble, Illeana Douglas, kristyn burtt, Jamie Kennedy, Eric Lange, ,easytoassemble, itvfest, itvfest.org, celebrities, mingle media tv, mmtvn, angela rawna, Deal O’Neal, Christian Cisneros, Cooper Harris, Emmett Furey, Hot on the Red Carpet, Fall of Kaden, James Denton, OPEN, Rachel Reenstra, Rick Peters, SOLO the Series, Squatters, Scott Thompson, Stephanie Thorne, Taryn O’Neill, Suck and Moan, Ballad of Mary and Ernie, Tom Malloy, Urban Wolf, Wilson Cleveland

The Ballad of Ernie and Mary at ITVFest Gala 2010 Red Carpet Interview

Mingle Media TV coverage of the Red Carpet and opening Gala Event for the 2010 ITVFest with correspondent Kristyn Burtt (Independent TV Festival) http://www.minglemediatv.com Find out more about the ITVFest 2010 by visiting the site http://www.itvfest.org Red Carpet, easy to assemble, Illeana Douglas, kristyn burtt, Jamie Kennedy, Eric Lange, ,easytoassemble, itvfest, itvfest.org, celebrities, mingle media tv, mmtvn, angela rawna, Deal O’Neal, Christian Cisneros, Cooper Harris, Emmett Furey, Hot on the Red Carpet, Fall of Kaden, James Denton, OPEN, Rachel Reenstra, Rick Peters, SOLO the Series, Squatters, Scott Thompson, Stephanie Thorne, Taryn O’Neill, Suck and Moan, Ballad of Mary and Ernie, Tom Malloy, Urban Wolf, Wilson Cleveland

Tom Malloy at ITVFest Gala 2010 Red Carpet Interview

Mingle Media TV coverage of the Red Carpet and opening Gala Event for the 2010 ITVFest with correspondent Kristyn Burtt (Independent TV Festival) http://www.minglemediatv.com Find out more about the ITVFest 2010 by visiting the site http://www.itvfest.org Red Carpet, easy to assemble, Illeana Douglas, kristyn burtt, Jamie Kennedy, Eric Lange, ,easytoassemble, itvfest, itvfest.org, celebrities, mingle media tv, mmtvn, angela rawna, Deal O’Neal, Christian Cisneros, Cooper Harris, Emmett Furey, Hot on the Red Carpet, Fall of Kaden, James Denton, OPEN, Rachel Reenstra, Rick Peters, SOLO the Series, Squatters, Scott Thompson, Stephanie Thorne, Taryn O’Neill, Suck and Moan, Ballad of Mary and Ernie, Tom Malloy, Urban Wolf, Wilson Cleveland