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Working with George doesn't open any doors

Post by laetval on Fri Sep 07 2012, 16:04

Acting in a movie with George Clooney... the ultimate dream of many women, and even for actors it is a big deal. Amr Waked was lucky to be next to the Hollywood superstar in the 2005 political thriller Syriana, on the oil industry in the Middle-East. But this Hollywood exposure wasn't the career boost he expected...
The Egyptian actor is in Venice for yet another political film. Winter of Discontent, narrating the Arab Spring on the Tahrir square in Egypt. The filmmakers hope to do away with the stereotype of 'the Arab' as it is known in Western cinema.
Waked has just finished shooting the English TV-series Flight of the Storks. This time he stars opposite another Hollywood legend, Rutger Hauer. Waked was suitably impressed by the Dutch actor.

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Re: Working with George doesn't open any doors

Post by cindigirl on Fri Sep 07 2012, 16:15

I think it's true that working with George doesn't open any doors. I read today from someone who lives in LA and is part of show business that Stacy's supermarket show is done with. Don't know for sure if it's true, but I can understand that because I don't think too, too many people would be interested in a supermarket supply show.

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Re: Working with George doesn't open any doors

Post by Best in Category on Fri Sep 07 2012, 16:41

Why should it?

Man is a master of his own destiny.

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Re: Working with George doesn't open any doors

Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri Sep 07 2012, 16:50

There is no actor who can "open doors" for another, short of demanding the casting of the second actor. GC is not responsible for choosing material or building an audience for anyone except himself. So I don't get the premise here.

As for SK's food product show (if it indeed is off; I have no idea), there are lots of possibilities. Could be that the concept was floated and approved, and the call put out for contestants, but there just wasn't enough (or enough quality) response to build a show around. But it sounds like the show was past that stage, if SK was named as the host. So it could be that the content wasn't compelling or dramatic enough. Which would mean the producers couldn't sell advertising; that dooms any show. Could be the sponsors (prizes, mentors, etc) didn't come through. Or maybe it's being held back as a replacement for another show. Or... everybody realized it was just bad and canned it.

It sounds like they tried to do a cross between Shark Tank and one of the chef competition shows, which actually isn't that awful an idea, but it's not something that can be done well on a low budget, IMO.

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