Interview- Corey & Fatima pt 1

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I’d say it was about 2 years ago when I got asked by my friend Dominique to be an extra for a movie she was working on. I don’t know at what point I learned that one of the guys directing it was Corey aka Sunspot Jonz of Living Legends, but I think that got me especially interested since I was a fan of his music. Plus, they promised food, so that’s always a great motivator for me.  I learned the film was also being directed and produced by the lead actress, Fatima Washington.  She, like Corey and Dominique, also hailed from the Bay Area. I grew up in the Bay til I was about 9, then moved to Los Angeles. I have a immediate love for all Bay folks. I remember the scene I was supposed to be in was a party in the Hollywood Hills. I met a bunch of the other extras, some of whom were from Detroit. I remember one scene I was in had a pile of white powder that was supposed to be coke on a table. And that was about it. Apparently after I was done, they had to shoot more footage, and an LAPD helicopter came to shut it down that night!

A few years later Dominique lets me know they had finished the film…but not quite.

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Interview- Steven-Charles Jaffe pt 3

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In this last section, Steven-Charles Jaffe drops some of the most direct, simple, and practical advice you might hear from someone in the film business.

Everyone wants to know, “How can I make it in the movie business?”  But, what they’re really asking for is a shortcut or a silver bullet for success, or something that will really increase their chances.

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Interview- Steven-Charles Jaffe pt2

3052cIn the art and entertainment industries there is no such thing as job security. You have to prove yourself time after time to show that you still “got it”. Plenty of people in music, film, and visual art have made big hits, and then they seemingly disappear either because they couldn’t keep up with the pressure of creating more hits, or because a string of flops caused people to quickly lose interest. And when the interest goes, so does the money. There is no security. Everything is risk taking. Steven-Charles has played a role in producing some of the biggest grossing movies made, and even he will admit that when it came to getting backing for his documentary on cartoonist Gahan Wilson, suddenly people froze up on him. His intense faith in his friend and his inspiration is what made him put it all on the line to produce a documentary on Gahan Wilson’s life. The outcome: winning best documentary award at Comic Con.

Yet, even with big names and acclaim from audiences, he still has to prove the worth of his work.

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Interview- Steven-Charles Jaffe pt 1

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Let’s go ahead and get the name dropping out of the way.

Ghost.

Star Trek VI.

Strange Days.

These are just a few of the films Steven-Charles Jaffe has produced.

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