Monday, March 18, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Is Hollywood Warming Up to Magicians ??

Case in Point.. 'OZ', The Incredible Burt Wonderstone', and 'Now You See Me..'
by Brian Alexander for USA TODAY..
Presto boffo! Hollywood's latest trick to conjure up big box-office numbers is to project the world of magic onto the big screen.
James Franco's turn as a magician/"wizard'' in Oz the Great and Powerful was just the beginning as the film earned a stupendous $80 million during its debut weekend last week.
On Friday, March 15th, Steve Carell will attempt a similar feat as he stars as a campy Las Vegas performer in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. And on May 31, Dave Franco (James' younger brother), Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson join forces in Now You See Me, in which magicians use their collective abilities to pull off elaborate heists... Please click the link to visit USA TODAY and read the rest of the story.. Magicians.. this is OUR month.. enjoy it...  (photo.. John P Johnson and Warner Bros.)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

MAGIC OUTLAWS on Travel Channel

I ran across this in .. Look for it on the Travel Channel March 10th.

"Ben Seidman understands the value of putting something out into the world. He knows that, when done right, one's art and skills can be something special and can make a difference."

"It's that drive that has led him to his latest project, "Magic Outlaws," which will air at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, on the Travel Channel."

"The concept is simple, but it is very cool," Seidman, a graduate of Shorewood High School, said about the show. "We go to a town for one to two days, see the sights, do some magic and then do the show."

Editors note.. these two, 30 minute shows are considered a 'pilot'.. and viewership will likely determine whether future shows are ordered. Spread the word..