New Magazine/Publication Accepting Submissions

Hello. Good Day All. I am writing this post and will post this message once a week. The company (James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company) is currently accepting submissions for a magazine. We are accepting submissions of art, drawings, comics, photography, and short stories (100 to 1000 words) and poetry. The current pay is $20.00 per accepted and published submission. The deadline for submissions is Dec 31, 2014. Please send submissions to thebookofcreativeideas at Yahoo dot com. Thank You. If that doesn’t work for you, you can mail the submissions to P.O. Box 6144, Moreno valley, Ca 92554. (PLEASE send copies of your work as they will not be returned) We are currently accepting non exclusive submissions. Depending on the volume it should take about a month to two months to learn of acceptance. Only accepted submissions will receive a response.

The categories are: Kids, Teens, and Adults. The genres are: Science fiction, Speculative Fiction, Justice, Horror, Mystery, Fantasy, Romance(Adult Category), and offbeat. Please tag the category and genre in the email subject line or at the top of the submission. Thanks again.  We are also accepting new word games and games that involve critical thinking skills, thanks again.

Love What You Do

This is an amazing video with Les Brown as the narrator. It really got me going I played it like 20 times. So check it out. The music goes hand in hand with how I feel and the feelings that need to be dealt with on this journey that we call life. Enjoy.

The Messenger “Short Film” directed by Jamaal R. James

The Messenger is a short film created by Jamaal R. James for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company. The Messenger is a short film about a inter-planetary being who visits different people and forces them to make choices. The underlying message is in life we all have choices. The choices we make (ESPECIALLY in negative situations) make things better or worse for us. Here’s a link to the film.

 

Well here’s the Messenger himself. Hermann C. Wolf. Hermann did a great job of making and bringing the Messenger to life. Hermann was very adaptable and did an excellent job of jumping into character as the messenger. Hermann’s German came in very handy as well, since the messenger is using a cryptic language. Lol, what he’s saying is Bad things happen to all of us…..What really shapes our fate is what we do with it. Thanks again Hermann. You can check out his profile here. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6648193/

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Hermann C. Wolf played The Messenger for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company
The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Hermann C. Wolf played The Messenger for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

 

Burtis Cutler. Burtis played Fred. Burtis did a great job of playing Frustrated Fred. Fred is a middle aged male who’s mad because his kids are spoiled and his wife shows him no respect…and then the car he’s driving happens to break down on him. The Messenger shows up and Burtis takes action. Action that becomes costly for him…..Well watch the film and see for yourself. Fred is to remind us that when we’re angry we should think before acting. You can catch up with Burtis Cutler here. Click the link.

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Burtis Cutler played Fred for James Creative Arts And Entertainment CompanyThe Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Burtis Cutler played Fred for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company
The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Burtis Cutler played Fred for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

 

 

Ruth Hunduma played Cindy. Cindy was jogging and minding her own business when she sprains her ankle on a step. Cindy makes more decisions that make her situation worse than before. Cindy’s another reminder to all of us that when your emotional remember to think……..Ruth was a great actress and was given very little direction and brought Cindy to life. Ruth next time I’ll make a storyboard to make the action come to life. Thanks again Ruth. You can find out more about Ruth Hunduma Backstage here. Click the link.

 

 The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Ruth Hunduma  played Cindy for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company
The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Ruth Hunduma played Cindy for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

 

 

Yissendy Trinidad played Janessa. Janessa is engaged to be married to her fiancé…and her fiancé has changed his mind and decided to get married with Janessa’s best friend. Janessa takes it like a champ but then makes a hasty decision. Janessa is the embodiment of woman that lash out at their man or ex man by doing something with their body that does no harm to the man or woman in their life and much harm to themselves. If you don’t believe go on message boards and see what scorned women post online. So Janessa is a reminder to all of us….don’t send pics until you cool down….Yissendy’s  accent came in handy. Yissendy was great to work with and took time to actually convey emotional conviction as Janessa. You can catch up with Yissendy Trinidad here.

 

The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Yissendy Trinidad  played Janessa for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company
The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Yissendy Trinidad played Janessa for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

 

Jacob Kahn played Bartholmeu. Jacob was Awesome I thought he was actually taking a Molly. Lol. Well Jacob played Bartholmeu. Bartholmeu is a college student who is studying for Finals. When he reaches his is almost finished studying he gets a message from a friend advising him that he’s been studying the wrong chapter……Now this has happened to all of us at one time or another. But Bartholmeu makes a choice after the Messenger shows up. Things get out of hand. Bartholmeu reminds us that a temporary escape doesn’t release you from having to face the consequences of your decisions. Thanks again Jacob…..you can Catch up Jacob Kahn here.

 The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Jacob Kahn played Bartholmeu for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company
The Messenger directed by Jamaal R. James. Jacob Kahn played Bartholmeu for James Creative Arts And Entertainment Company

 

The Happy Hike “Short Film” Directed by Jamaal R. James for James Creative Arts & Entertainment Company

The Happy Hike
The Happy Hike

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thehappyhike

The Happy Hike

Morning Folks. This is James Creative Arts and Entertainment Company coming at you one more time as we rise and grind. Here’s the next short film that we completed. It’s called, “The Happy Hike”, its about some strangers that happen to go camping near or on the same route and then encounter a weird, character who is as nice as he is mean if that makes any sense. Well check out the film here. Just Google “The Happy Hike” Short Film. Then it will take you there. Well thanks for tuning in. We will do some more films soon. This will definetly have to have a sequel. Thanks for watching.

Mary Rachel Gardner

The Happy Hike
The Happy Hike

Mary is AWesome! She was given very little direction but jumped into her roles and became the person we were looking for. Watch the film and tell if she didn’t bring her character to life. Does she live or does she die? No one knows. Watch the film and find out.

Mary Rachel Gardner’s bio:

Mary Rachel Gardner, nickname May Ray, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Known for her sense of humor and genuine presence, since she was a child, Mary Rachel loved sharing stories and challenging perspectives with almost anyone. She is truly looking forward to this opportunity to compete on The Reel Deal. She choseLos Angeles as her affiliated town for the show because it is where she currently lives and sees herself breaking into the entertainment industry.

She has been studying at the USC School of Dramatic Arts and living in L.A. for the past5 years. She enjoys the Southern California sun and believes that she can truly make things happen here. Mary Rachel has been performing since she was six years old; constantly active with dance, musical theatre, and filmmaking. While at USC, she studied Acting, Business and Film Production and also spent a semester abroad in London at a Theatre Conservatory. She acted in numerous student films and had the pleasure of performing in Top Girls as Patient Griselda/Nell, and Trystan and Ysuelt as aLove-spotter. Mary Rachel wrote, produced, and acted in some of her own short films aswell. As theatre and acting are vital parts in her life, she is also passionate about the “behind the scenes” aspects of entertainment. Mary Rachel worked at several production companies, such as Steve Carell’s Carousel Productions, and agencies suchas William Morris Endeavor. She even had the incredible opportunity to work at the Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she learned about the production and operation elements of running a live television show.

All of these amazing experiences have further fueled her passion for entertainment; which is why Mary Rachel is pursuing her acting career. Since graduating last May, she has starred in an independent short film, Z-Movie, performed as the lead in several plays in the L.A. area, and has written and starred in several short films of her own. Sheis eager and ready to contribute her talents and collaborate professionally with others in the entertainment industry. She truly feels at home when entertaining others, whether she is on the stage, in front of or behind the camera. These past few years have reassured her that she has found her niche and is truly looking forward to the new adventures ahead. For some inspiration; You, actor, must master the art of observation…for what matters is not how you look but what you have seen and can show us…Your task, actors, is to be explorers and teachers of the art of dealing with people. Knowing their nature and demonstrating it, you teach them to deal with themselves. You teach them the great art of living together — (Bertold Brecht).

Thanks again Mary.

Tiffany Kieu

The Happy Hike
The Happy Hike

Tiffany was a wonderful pleasure to work with as well. She had to leave early as why the ending doesn’t show her doing a cameo. but was great to work with. Tiffany at one point was so into character that her hair got stuck on a plant as she was being attacked by the Killer in the short film. Thanks again Tiffany.

Tiffany Kieu’s bio:

Tiffany Kieu is a 24 year old Vietnamese American originally from Irvine, Ca. She self-prescribed Drama class in 7th grade to overcome her fear of public speaking, and not only that, but also discovered her passion for acting. This passion sat latent in the following years as she turned her focus to getting her bachelor’s in Biology from UC Irvine. Upon graduating in 2011, Tiffany reconnected with her love for acting and fully committed to pursuing her dreams. She packed up and moved to Silverlake, emerging herself in all that LA and acting the world had to offer. She began studying the craft with Eric Morris (from whom she continues to learn) Scott Sedita, Jack Stehlin and Alfred Molina, while actively auditioning and filming as often as possible. Her latest achievement was playing the lead role in the indie psychological horror film, “The Purgation”. When she isn’t acting, Tiffany explores modeling and helps behind the camera as a production team member.

Brock Kruckemeyer

The Happy Hike
The Happy Hike

Brock is very aggressive, but can be given direction as well. He acts talks and walks with authority. He is very self confident and driven. Brock played a great deranged character. He was given little direction once again and ran with it. Brock had me so convinced that sometimes I didn’t know if he was Brock or the killer. Lol. Well that’s about it. Thanks for watching and more films with Brock are coming soon. Brock’s bio will be posted shortly, just be patient. Thank You.

Dontez Sharpley

You may remember Dontez Sharpley, from “Silly Sharkeisha Gets Lost In The Valley of Hope”, yes he was Mr. Yummy Eater Man. But this time Dontez played Sasha. No worries, working with Dontez was fun as always and he really plays his roles well. When was the last time you saw a horror film with a drag queen looking for a place to do a film shoot, huh, huh, well you get it. Thanks again and more roles from Dontez will be in the future.

The Happy Hike
The Happy Hike

A.J. Spearman

A.J. Spearman played Dontez’s assistant/photographer. He did a good job of supporting Dontez and it was alot of fun making the film. These two are hilarious together. Thanks again A.J. A.J will be on the big screen soon, or one of his productions will be. Remember A.J. Stay Humble and Stay Hungry.

The Happy Hike
The Happy Hike

Here is the link to the imdb page for the film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3830960/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1