Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Robert Paul Taylor: Exlusive Interview - 2016


Robert Paul Taylor does it all. Acting, dancing, writer, water. This Copymat Hollywood exclusive interview is one you have to see for yourself.



Acting, Modeling, Dancing, Writing. Such a diverse talent! What drove you to be multi-talented & ambitious?

-- I started off as a dancer in some early MTV commercials as well as about 15 music videos and commercials and naturally transitioned into television and movies a few years later.

What was it like working with the legendary David LaChapelle?

-- I've worked with LaChapelle about 15 times and it's always so much fun.  He always has amazing good music blasting on set from a house DJ. He's one of the greatest photographers of our time and his sets are epic extravagant pieces and he always makes you feel like a million bucks.  The works I am included in are constantly traveling galleries around the world.  It's amazing to see his work on such a huge scale.

Tell us something your fans & supporters don’t know about you (but they should).

-- I have been drug and alcohol free for almost ten years!  Love it! It's the only way of life for me.
 
If were to have to choose, which of your books would you recommend first?

-- My newest book "Solitary Man" is some of the best work I've done to date.  It's bright and vibrant.  One of my fan favorites is "All Out War" which I wrote most of while incarcerated.



What was your biggest accomplishment of 2016?

-- I co wrote and co starred in a feature film called 'South32' which premiered April 15th at the Laemmle Theaters.  I also traveled a ton, I did 6 countries and was gone for close to 61 days.  I can't get enough of traveling.  I live for seeing other parts of the world.

What are you goals for 2017?

-- 2017 I want to publish two more books of poetry, and get another screenplay off the ground and into production.  I also want to land on a new television series and do some great work.  More travel as well!!  Hoping to be back to my second home Thailand for a few weeks early in the year and then somewhere new later in the year!

I see a Kangan Water link on your website. What can you tell us about water?

-- I have been drinking Kangan water on and off for the past 10 years.  This year I finally bought my own home machine and I bring it with me everywhere.  It's hydrogen rich medical grade ionized water that literally detoxifies your cells and blood.  It give you tons of energy and cleanses your organs.  When you first drink it, it can give you a stomach ache or headache because it instantly starts to detox your system.  You work your way up to 9.5 pH and then that's all I and my animals drink.  I'm a total water snob.  The bottled water industry is the new fast food game and it's all acidic garbage water that they sell you in stores.  There is a thing such as 'alive' water and 'dead' water. I only drink Kangan water. Period. That's it.

Anything else you would like to add?

-- Check out my books and let me know what you think. You can watch a mini-series that I star in called "The Bathroom Diaries" streaming online at WatchTheBathroomDiaries.com

  

Friday, November 25, 2016

Pamela Clay 2016 Interview!

Pamela Clay is a multidimensional talent here in Hollywood. Singing, acting, writing. Is there anything she can't do? If want to find out more visit her website after you see our interview below!



I read that your career on stage started at age 5. Wow! Do you remember the first song you ever sang?


It was a kindergarten production about health + I played Miss Merry Sunshine - the song I sang was called "My Name's Miss Merry Sunshine"!

What is your favorite song you’ve ever recorded?


Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose"

What made you explore so many different facets of entertainment?

It's because there are so many facets to me!

Favorite place in the world?

Toss up between two extremes: Big Sur, California + Paris, France

What is something your fans don’t know about you that they should know?

I'd never be the one to say anyone "should" do anything - but if you'd like me to share something my fans may not know....that I was deaf when I was three years old! (An experimental tonsillectomy performed by an Army doctor had "miraculous results"! When I woke up, the first thing I remember was the sound of birds singing outside my window!)



What was the the amazing moment of 2016?


Hearing a very haunting version of "Love Me Tender" played just after the burial ceremony with full military honors for my retired General father, General Wallace Clifton Magathan, Jr., who passed at 95, a truly great American hero who helped make this world a better place.

What are your plans & goals for 2017?

I'm looking forward to playing the mayor's wife in a werewolf feature called "Ripped to Shreds" and other acting roles, recording more of our original songs with my husband Bruce Bermudez and my seven-piece, all-original New Orleans-flavored rock band, Catahoula, as well as solo adaptations and compostions, and to introducing my self-penned one-woman show "Forever Piaf!" chronicling the life of tragic French singer Edith Piaf with songs sung all in French to new audiences.

What do Bob Gerholdt & Copymat Hollywood mean to you?


Bob Gerholdt and CopyMat are like "professional family" to me. I've been able to count on them to deliver beautiful work in association with my singing and acting career, such as headshots, business cards, promotional postcards, posters, scripts and so much more, for over fifteen years, and every interaction is increasingly satisfying!

Anything else you’d like to add?

When we tap into joy, we tap into the power of the Universe!



Please visit Pamela Clay's website & stay up to date with her entertainment endeavors!


Monday, November 7, 2016

Los Angeles' Own An0maly Launches New Website

Hip-hop artist & creative visionary An0maly launched his new website this week: Legendary.Vision

It showcases his multiple endeavors that span across music, poetry, environmentalism, digital marketing, health/fitness, philosophy, video production & graphic design.

Legendary.vision 
An0maly on park bench in New York City

Currently living in Hollywood, An0maly had perhaps one of the most impressive years for a self-funded, independent artist. His hit song "Bernie Sanders Trap Anthem" has been streamed over 20 million times, featured on Fox FM Radio & shared by Rosario Dawson & millions of others. His poetry "Don't Talk About Politics" & "It's Not All About Money" recently cracked more than 1.5 million views combined.



He recently spear-headed journalism & photography efforts at the #NoDAPL Dakota Pipeline march at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. His digital strategy & social media marketing work has attracted the attention of advertising agencies working on big clients like Air Force, FDA & Metrolink. He currently serves as the marketing director at Copymat Hollywood.

 Stay tuned to the Copymat Hollywood blog for more great articles, interviews & features. Follow An0maly on social media & on his new website.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Los Angeles Marches against Dakota Pipeline & Corporate Greed

Los Angeles took to MacArthur Park in Westlake to protest the building of the Dakota Pipeline. Military police are currently in North Dakota arresting water protestors, or "protectors", from standing in the way of a massive oil pipeline construction. This pipeline destroys Native American land as well as threatens their water supply.



Chants of "agua es vida"& "water is life" could be heard for miles, as the Los Angeles Police Department worked with & guided the protest through the middle of Westlake & Downtown streets.



This is a very pressing issue for not only the Standing Rock tribe, but for all Americans. Our corporations & politicians have made it very clear that they have no boundaries. Celebrity Shailene Woodley has been very vocal about these events. She's been arrested in North Dakota with the water "protectors"& has even published her own piece in Time Magazine.

For more information on the topic, research on your own time about the Dakota Pipeline, fracking, clean energy & our impending water crisis.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Danger & Eggs: Puny Entertainment Creates Television Animation Show for 2017

Being centered on the iconic Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, we have many impressive customers. Perhaps none cooler than Puny Entertainment; nestled only a few blocks from our store. We recently printed some vibrant wall decal for their extremely hip office!


They are currently animating a new TV show! We're excited to watch Danger & Eggs in it's entirety next year. They currently have a preview on PUNY Entertainment's official website. Give it a peep!


It's written by Shadi Petosky & described as a "fast-paced original animated comedy."According to their IMDB page: "tear-haired D.D. Danger and her best friend Phillip plan out an another amazing day but get distracted with a challenge to conquer by the world's weirdest abandoned water slide." 

Stay connected with PUNY Entertainment & Shadi Petosky




Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Gladise Jimenez Interview 2016 | La Isla del Encanto to Los Angeles

From La Isla del Encanto (Puerto Rico) to Los Angeles, Gladise Jimenez has made her mark on the entertainment industry. From modeling to breakthrough acting roles on "Bold & The Beautiful", "Tremors"& "Skin Wars", Jimenez is accomplished in the lime light. We took a moment to interview this Hollywood starlet!


What aspect of the entertainment industry is the best?


I can only speak from my personal experience, so that being said I believe that the best I've gotten from the entertainment industry is self confidence and a knowledge of how business works and how important it is to recognize yourself as a key player and a part of this big puzzle.  One MUST value themselves in order for others to do so as well but this must be done with humility, no one likes a bully ;)

 Which is the worst?

Weaving in and out of the wolves dressed as sheep...



What is something that most people don’t know about you that they should?


That I am HOMIE! I love to cook and I even have a sewing machine, ha!


What’s your favorite role that you’ve ever played?


Rosalita from the Tremors TV series for the SyFy channel was my favorite role.


Best & worst things about living in Los Angeles?


The best thing about living in Los Angeles, besides being able to go to the beach and snow sking on the same day, if you get up VERY EARLY, is all the amazing opportunities it has to offer.

The worst thing about Los Angeles is the TRAFFIC!!!!!!


What’s on the horizon for the end of the year & 2017?


By the end of 2017 I will be on a new TV Show ;)))))



What are your thoughts on the current presidential election?


LOL!!!!!!


What has Bob Gerholdt & Copymat Hollywood mean to you?


I've been with Bob and Copymat from the beginning of my career, I won't say how long because I won't date myself, lol! But Copymat has been printing ALL of my photos, resumes, business cards and much more for more years than I care to admit ;). I've moved and lived all over but I've never found the need to go with someone else, that's how good and professional they are.



Monday, September 19, 2016

Vintage Music in 2016 - David Gasten Interview (Producer of: This is Vintage Now Compilation Series)

Being located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Ave, we have many interesting & accomplished customers coming into Copymat Hollywood daily. One of those customers is David Gasten, producer of the This is Vintage Now compilation series.. An enthusiast, expert & entrepreneur in vintage music, David is quickly becoming a key figure in current vintage culture. We linked up with him to discuss the vintage movement & his involvement in its recent resurgence. 
What is the Vintage Movement and how did you get into it?

The Vintage Movement is an interest in resurrecting the lifestyle and culture of the mid-century era, in particular the 1950’s and early 1960’s.  There has been a fascination with this period ever since it left us in the late 1960’s, starting with Sha Na Na at Woodstock.  It has taken a lot of twists and turns, but now it is centered in reviving and reliving the atmosphere of the time. My first connection with this period was in looking at anthologies of newspaper cartoons like Krazy Kat and Dick Tracy as a kid, but it was my love for silent movies and my involvement in the 1990’s swing revival that got me hooked and made me realize that this was for me.

Why the 1950’s? What makes this period so interesting to so many people?

The 1950’s in the US were a period that should have ended in a horrible, devastating Third World War against Russia and China. But instead, it became a period of unprecedented entrepreneurship that created an extraordinary amount of success and wealth. Young couples would commonly surpass their parents’ wealth in as little as three years, and even some of the lowest positions paid well enough to support a family. Many of the innovations that were created in the period—hi-fi, chain restaurants and motels, time saving machines like the dishwasher and the electric iron—are the basis of modern culture as we know it today. You look at the memorabilia of the period—movies, TV, music, magazines—and there is this optimism, this joie de vivre and “anything can happen” excitement that is contagious and makes people today want to relive those times. The Vintage Movement is pretty much the sum result of people looking at things today, saying, “Stop the postmodern world, I want to get off”, and looking to immerse themselves in a more optimistic period. And that is where Vintage music, culture, and events come in.

What role does your This is Vintage Now compilation series play in this?

The This is Vintage Now series exists to collect together in one place the best and most authentic musical artists who make 1940’s, 50’s and early 60’s-style music. We select the best tracks from these artists, and assemble them together in a way where the songs flow from one track to the next and take the listener on a little journey. The goal is for the series to be a “depot” of sorts where people interested in this style can go to learn about all the best new artists, and also hear a few lesser known artists from the original period as well. We also want the series itself to be an escape portal that people can just immerse themselves in. 



What kind of music do you feature on the series?

Most of the music we had on This is Vintage Now Vol. 1 was vocal jazz, jump blues, and what is today called “bachelor pad music” or “space age pop”. We had the honor of being the first American entity to license the music of Dutch singer Caro Emerald, who has since become a sensation in the UK and Europe; she’s had a #1 album on the BBC charts and plays large venues like The Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Theater now.  We also had a hand in helping people discover the music of Beverly Kenney, an original 1950’s singer who is kind of like the Nick Drake of jazz; her version of  “Tea For Two” is one of her most popular songs now because we featured it on our compilation.

The upcoming album, This is Vintage Now Vol. 2: Happiness is a Way of Life, is a theme album about happiness; it’s a very relaxing record that sounds like you are getting lost in your thoughts at a mid-century modern resort hotel far away. The tiki scene has really taken flight since we released This is Vintage Now Vol. 1, so the album will feature a lot of great current exotica and tiki artists.  We will also be featuring recent material from the recently departed exotica legend Robert Drasnin and 50’s lady jazz vocalist Sue Raney, as well as a fantastic song from the English singer Purdy who has worked and toured with Jools Holland in the UK.  

Your first edition of This is Vintage Now came out in June 2011.  What has changed between then and now?

We were really making something out of nothing when This is Vintage Now Vol. 1 was first released. We first compiled This is Vintage Now Vol. 1 in 2010 when the UK was having a breakthrough year with the popularity of Vintage, but the interest was largely around fashion and lifestyle, and there was no Vintage Music per se.  There were artists doing the Vintage style (or trying to do the style) all over the world but none of them were talking to each other. So I tried to collect the best and most authentic material I could find and assemble it together in one place.  Since then, a scene has come together and has gotten a following.  This new audience is demanding more and more authenticity, so the artists are really being stuck to it to deliver. This has given us more material to work with, so future volumes of This is Vintage Now, including This is Vintage Now Vol. 2, will achieve an even more authentic mid-century experience.

What are some other things in Vintage that people should be checking out?

There’s so much, but here’s a small list.  There’s a TV show called Vintage America with Ginger that is based here in LA and has just filmed its first season—it’s going to be fantastic.  There is a new dance event here in Hollywood called The Panther Club that takes place at the Sassafras Saloon on Fountain and Vine—it’s packed with people and a whole lot of fun. There’s a lady jazz vocalist named Laura Ainsworth based in Dallas to watch out for. She is getting ready to release an album called New Vintage that is going to be her breakthrough; I’ve heard rough mixes of about half the album and I cannot believe how good it is.  There’s a jazz piano player in Long Beach named James Spencer that is the most prolific creative mind in all of Vintage; he is probably the only piano guy who knows how to get that old 50’s style piano sound across that you hear on old records. He is getting ready to release a box set of film noir recordings and is working on an ambitious 15-disc set called The Cocktail Piano Hour.   Also there’s some great radio podcasts like Koop Kooper’s Cocktail Nation out of Sydney, Australia and The Exotic Tiki Island Podcast with Tiki Brian that are a great way to keep up with all that’s going on.

And where can we find This is Vintage Now?


This is Vintage Now Vol. 1 is available on Spotify and on iTunes and Amazon MP3. You can read more about the artists on the album and about the Vintage scene in general on our website Thisisvintagenow.com.

This is Vintage Now Vol. 2
is not out yet; we are planning to release it on digital next year as early as we can, and then follow it with a party album called This is Vintage Now Vol. 3: Good Times, Good Tunes! Songs for When You’re Feeling Good.  We are also planning to release This is Vintage Now Vol. 2 as a deluxe Japanese-style mini-LP CD with exclusive content.  There is a wonderful Vintage magazine whose name I can’t mention yet that is planning to utilize the mini-LP CD as a subscription builder for their VIP subscriptions.



In the meantime you can listen to a preview from This is Vintage Now Vol. 2 right here: