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This, this, all the this!

If you are a creative, this video will sounds very familiar – but it’s a universal message. Lord knows I’ve been down this road a few times. Determination, persistence and touch of naivete is usually enough to win the day – it’s just the “day” in question usually lasts for years.

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Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!

This is my favorite time of year, not just because of Halloween and all of ┬áthe fun, spooky stuff that goes along with that, but because of autumn and change of seasons. I like cool, wet weather (and somehow I live in California) and being able to wear pants and sweaters comfortably. I’m also a big fan of pumpkin products (before it was cool) and manage to go Gold at Starbucks at this time each year on #PSLs.

The wife and I have made a few videos about the fall. One of them a commentary on the typical weather we get here in October in California and another a horror short that we made for Fun Size Horror back in 2014. so as a video treat for Halloween here are Part of the Fall and Bloody Mary. Like & Subscribe and tell us what you think in the comments!

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Day 219 Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen

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I have been hustlin’ my ass off getting ready to go to Oregon, but I’ve also been working toward the mission – get myself back on television! Here’s a new video about it.

Here are links to the Teatro Martini website and Facebook page, in case you’d like to come see me live or play along online.

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Day 149 Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen

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I have been VERY bad at keeping up with my vlogs on my progress with Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen and that is mostly because I haven’t felt like I’ve made a lot of progress. so I made a video about my frustration about not feeling like I’ve made much progress.

And, in case you want to see me in more optimistic times see the playlists down below:

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Catching Up on Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen

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We’re at the end of January and this post is for people who may not be subscribed to my YouTube channel. Here is the playlist for all of January. It is a bit light due to time commitments to survival jobs, but also to acting class and auditions, which are definitely on mission!

And here are November and December in case you are just learning about this for the first time.

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Happy New Year! Here’s what’s Coming Up!

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I am writing this in the last hour of January 1st, 2016. These last two months have been a whirlwind mostly focused on my quest to become a working actor again epitomized by the Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen series of videos on my YouTube Channel. Here’s the latest one from today:

And here are the links to the playlists for November and December, in case you want to catch up:

In addition, my friend Author Jeff Garvin and I are trying an experiment where we go through and read sections of our old high school journals. Yes, it’s exactly what you think:

Rene and I have big plans for this year! Keep your eye here for all the info!

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New Show On Its Way – Fireside Chats with Jeff Garvin & Curtis Andersen

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Jeff Garvin is one of my oldest friends. We went to junior high and high school together and even attended the same college for a couple years. We have seen each other at our best and at our worst. Jeff is embarking on a new part of his professional life with the release of his first novel in 2016, Symptoms of Being Human.

Since he’s working in young adult fiction we started talking about our old journals and all the crazy stuff we used to write in them.

Then we recorded ourselves talking about that stuff.

Then we decided to put it on YouTube.

Here’s the promo:

You can subscribe to my channel HERE and not miss a single episode!

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New Opener and New Playlist for Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen

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It’s December and with my editing skills starting to come back I thought it’d be fun to try a new opener for this month’s videos. I’m exploding onto the scene! I’m going to break up my journey by month so I don’t end up with a single crazy-long playlist. Both current playlists are down below as is the video I made yesterday!

As usual, comments and questions are welcome.

Enjoy!

November Playlist:

December Playlist:

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Happy Friday the 13th!

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Friday the 13th is here and while you can learn the real history of Friday the 13th here, I’m instead going to shamelessly self promote with videos!

I love the original Friday the 13th movies – always have since I was a kid. They are campy (pun half intended), bloody and the first four are actually pretty scary. They were the inspiration for the slasher movies I helped to write and make and if I see them on Netflix it’s pretty easy to click play. I made a video about some of my favorite horror things as a content test for the first year of Fun Size Horror. We dropped the concept, but I still have the video. So in honor of Friday the 13th I leave it here for your perusal:

Also if you’re following Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen then you may want to check out some of the latest additions to the playlist:

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Operation: Television’s Curtis Andersen

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Hi.

My name is Curtis Andersen and I have been an entertainment professional for over 30 years.

I started working professionally when I was 8 years old and haven’t ever stopped, but some years were definitely better than others.

From eight through my mid-twenties I made my primary living as an actor, you can see a list of most of what I did at IMDb. But then in 2005 I thought I’d have more control over my career if I tried producing. It went fine, made some movies; sold some TV shows; and made a lot of music videos, but something was always missing. It was not creatively satisfying, at least not in the way acting is for me, and a majority of the job was hunting for financing. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried independent film financing, but I don’t recommend it. It takes a lot of time to get a “yes” and then there are a thousand ways that are beyond your control where that “yes” can suddenly turn into a “no.” In 2012 I lost the funding for three projects on the same day – it was the next six months worth of work – and I started thinking that being a producer was probably not the path I wanted to follow.

At the end of 2014 I was ready to be done with producing. I was very pleased to be a part of the first year of Fun Size Horror, but found myself having a lot more fun being in the shorts than being behind the scenes. That’s when the final decision was made – I needed to be a working actor again!

That being said, becoming a working actor in Hollywood, even when you were one for over 20 years, is not easy. It takes dedication and persistence and a lot of hard work. I’ve decided to chronicle my path back both here and on my YouTube channel. I’ve created a playlist of the videos I’m shooting, you can see it down below:

I’d love to hear your comments as this keeps going either here on the blog or on the videos.

Let’s see if we can make the nickname “Television’s Curtis Andersen” a reference to me in the present instead of the past.

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