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EJ Podcast #050 with Gregg Fienberg

Published on August 29, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today True Blood’s Executive Producer, Gregg Fienberg.

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Gregg Feinberg is an Executive Producer on True Blood and has been with True Blood since episode one until the very end. While you’ve probably never seen his face, he worked with Alan Ball and took care of most of the logistics of putting a show on television. He is also a director and directed episode 4 of season 7.

Ej and Gregg talk about:

  • We talk about his early career working with U2, Madonna and Michael Jackson,
  • And the story of Michael Jackson leaving the country to go to Germany when he was suppose to shoot a music video with David Fincher,
  • we talk about working with David Lynch on Twin Peaks, David Milch on Deadwood and John from Cincinnati, Ian McKellan on Gods and Monsters,
  • we talk about his first marriage which produced two kids and his latest marriage to a long time girlfriend,
  • we talk the ins and outs of producing True Blood,
  • what he’s like as a director,
  • what he was like as a kid,
  • his parents who have been married for 60 years,
  • he also brings over his little dog Sprinkles (who wasn’t feeling well)
  • and so much more!!

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EJ Podcast #049 with True Blood’s James, Nathan Parsons

Published on August 27, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today True Blood’s Nathan Parsons (vampire James).

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Nathan Parsons is known as James on the seventh and final season of “True Blood” and simultaneously stars on the Vampire Diaries spinoff, “The Originals.”

Ej and Nathan talk about:

  • his Texas background,
  • playing a gay character,
  • being a voice over actor at a young age,
  • being home schooled,
  • being born in Australia,
  • his admiration for Robin Williams and his friendship with his daughter,
  • his audition process for True Blood,
  • working on The Originals and True Blood at the same time, and flying back and forth across the country to do both shows
  • doing almost 400 episodes of General Hospital,
  • working odd jobs,
  • bull riding,
  • his first Comic Con,
  • working with Deborah Ann Woll in college
  • and why he dropped out
  • and so much more!

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EJ Podcast #048 with True Blood’s Ashley Hinshaw

Published on August 25, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today True Blood’s Bridget, Ashley Hinshaw

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Ej and Ashley talk about:

  • her growing up in Indiana,
  • leaving home to move to New York at age 16 to model for Abercombie and Fitch,
  • meeting and dating boyfrind Topher Grace from That 70′s Show,
  • working with Heather Graham and kissing her in a film,
  • finding some scandalous pics of her mom on her mom’s iphone and how she will never look at grapes the same way,
  • doing the film LOL with Miley Cyrus,
  • being part of a film TALHOTBLOND based on a true story of an internet connection that lead to murder,
  • Lilli Taylor,
  • working on Chronicle with Josh Trank, Dane DeHaan, Michael B Jordan,
  • her early brief of being a virgin until marriage and
  • when that thinking changed,
  • losing her cousin to Melanoma and what that meant to her,
  • and so much more!

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EJ Podcast #047 with Riley Smith and Craig Chester

Published on August 22, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guests today True Blood’s Riley Smith (Keith) and Craig Chester (writer).

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Riley Smith and Craig Chester are both newbies on the final season of True Blood. Craig wrote two of the episodes (eps 5 and 7) and Riley appears in many of the episodes as Keith a vampire who gets involved with a main character of the show.

We talk about how they each got the job on True Blood, and each of them discuss:

Craig talks about:

  • what its like on the set,
  • what its like in the writer’s room,
  • we talk about Craig’s facial deformity as a teenager and the year of surgeries that he had to fix it, then
  • becoming an actor, writer, director,
  • working with Daniel Radcliffe,
  • writing on Big Gay Sketch Show with current SNL cast member Kate McKinnon,
  • being a hunted by Montgomery Clift?,
  • being openly gay,
  • being raised by a rock ‘n roll singing dad and a born again Christian mom,

Riley talks about

  • being roommates with Ashton Kutcher in NYC in the early stages of their career,
  • being discovered in a mall,
  • his love of horses,
  • working with the Olson twins,
  • working on 24,
  • working with Emma Stone and Nathan Fillion on a short lived show called Drive,
  • working on the movie Radio with Cuba Gooding Jr and Ed Harris and
  • how Ed Harris is really intimidating,
  • working with Scarlet Johannson on Eight Legged Freaks,
  • working on Freaks and Geeks,
  • his sex scene with Carrie Preston and so much more!!!

 

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EJ Scott Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

My brother, Kevin, issued the ice bucket challenge to me. At the time I never heard of it and didn’t know what it was or understand. Upon researching I learned what was going on and what it was for and how it helped ALS. I donated to the cause and decided to pour the water over my head anyway.

I mention my own illness, Choroideremia a disease that’s causing me to go blind, as well as my cousins husband’s PLS disease (some similarities to ALS). I don’t challenge anyone directly to do the ice bucket challenge. I do mention the website ALSA.org and presume people will donate if they recognize the importance of the donation and if they can afford it.

I do offer a challenge to the blind community as a whole to speak up more about blindness and try to think of creative ideas such as the ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness and money for the cause. So there you go. Enjoy.

 

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You can donate to help fight ALS at http://www.alsa.org

 
 
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