Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29th: Rosey and Brian Townes were invited by a contact at CNBC's The Donnie Deutsch Show to sit in on a taping of this popular business television program. In an exceptionally rare event, advertising mogul and TV personality Donnie Deutsch was doing a first-ever on camera interview with the world's 104th richest man, Ron Perlman- whose personal estimated worth is somewhere around $7 billion. That's right. . . billion. 7 of 'em. This is, of course, not saying anything about the value of the many corporations he has purchased and sold, and the subsequent fortunes he has made over the years for those involved. And what was it like in the presence of this tycoon, this pillar of Wall Street, this Emperor of the Exchange? He was nice. No he was cool. Relaxed and joking with Mr. Deutsch, Perlman spent the better part of an hour imparting the wisdom that has made him his fortune, over a Diet Coke, as though he were at any cafe in the city. Gracious and humble, he even accepted questions from the invited audience. So, how does one, according to Perlman make a fortune? Rule number one- without question- "You have to love what you do. If you don't, you'll never be as good at it as someone who does, and they are your competition." Shortly after the floor was opened to CNBC's guests, the ever intrepid Rosey stepped to the mic, and posed the following: Rosey: "Hi! John Rosenblatt with a question... (got the last name in there- didn't quite make it to plugging the company, but hey- gotta admire his restraint) "What do you look for in the people you hire. Your team. . ." Ronald's response was simple: "You have to surround yourself with people smarter than you. And they have to be good people. Every bad situation I've ever been in in business has gone back to a person who did not have a good heart, and should not have been on the team...' To which Deutsch added: "I used to say this. . . the people we hire have to have big brains, big hearts, thick skins, and be 2% off-center" Ok- so maybe we lean a little more toward people around 7% off-center, but otherwise we couldn't agree more... At press time, the show is slated to air in the second week of April. Check CNBC and www.roseymedia.com for details.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Ever watch those paranormal documentary shows? Y'know, the ones where the guys are wandering around through the supposedly haunted house, and they suddenly say "Did you hear that?" And even though we, at home, in our living rooms, don't, we still accept that it may have happened, and keep watching? So, it goes like this- Rosey Media Production Coordinator and general go-to guy Brian Townes, sound guru Dan Walter, and DP John "Rosey" Rosenblatt are on a soccer field at the Hudson River Park. They've been there for about three hours on a gray March morning, shooting a Digital Short for SNL with director Akiva Schaeffer and writer/cast member Seth Myers. Things are bumping along, when Rosey ducks out and heads for the blue Porta-John on the edge of the field. Seconds later, the show's host for the week, 6'5" Colts QB and Super Bowl Champ, Peyton Manning comes bounding across the field. "Who's in the port-o-let? Who just went to the john?" Never one to betray a comrade, Walters and Townes immediately and simultaneously rat their fearless leader out. "Watch this. . ." Peyton picks up one of the footballs he has been throwing around during the taping of the SNL Digital Short "United Way" and sprints toward the can. With a carefully trained arm and eye like a laser sight, he fires the pigskin, full throttle, directly toward the door of the Porta-John. The most primitive of microphones could have captured the collosal thud the football made as it slammed into the fiberglass door of the little blue Porta-John. Although brief, the drum-like boom was heard by everyone on the field. What was not, however, was what Mr. Manning reported gleefully as he jogged back toward the assembled cast and crew. "Y'all hear that?" He exclaims, grinning ear to ear, belly laughing as he runs."Aw, man. . . he screamed just like a girl!" "I don't blame him. . ."Manning continues, briefly regaining his composure. "We have those port-a-johns at practice, and. . .you can't go in 'em without the guys [messing] with ya. . . shaking 'em all over and. . . aw, man, he did scream. . ." he trails off, laughing again. This entire transaction takes about thirty seconds, a slightly unnerved Rosenblatt exits the Porta-John in a dignified manner... smiling...kinda. During later discussion, Rosey did admit to being quite startled by Peyton's prank... Bottom line- If you want to scare the crap out of someone (Get it?!). Chuck a football when your mate is taking time out in the Porta- John. As for Peyton Manning, anyone who caught last week's Saturday Night Live can attest he distinguished himself by being not only well spoken and charismatic, but genuinely funny as well. If you missed the Digital Short, check it out at: http://youtube.com/browse?s=tr&t=t&c=0&l=
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
There's a reason they call it "girl talk." If you're male, you don't know what they talk about. If you're a more progressive, open-minded and well educated guy, with lots of close, sincere, female friends, and you think you know what they talk about. . . you don't. But thanks to Cherry Dish- the brainchild of producer Jill Abrahams, and director Joshua White, and the ingenuity of the boys at Rosey Media, you will have the opportunity to learn what women really like. On Sunday March the 4th, Rosey Media shot the first four episodes of Cherry Dish, a new internet series for the website www.cherrytv.com. The round table discussion, four camera format featured rotating groups of six women, engaging in remarkably honest, sexy, fun and educational discussion on various aspects of women's sexuality. Our take? While television shows have flirted with this kind of material for years (think Sex in The City...), rarely has it been addressed in such an open manner, with such humour and confidence. Guided by an insightful Abrahams, the women shared their sexual experiences and views on such topics as masturbation, bi- sexuality, dildos, and the pros and cons of vibrators in a comfortable, fun, and engaging show. The boys at Rosey Media- and it did just happen to be an all male crew- learned a lot and were happy to have been a part of this project. It's always a pleasure to be a part of a positive, professional, and dynamic production- but it's rare to come away from a day on the set wanting to discuss with your friends how their mates like to 'diddle their skittle'... Diddle your skittle, get it? No really, it's important! Juicy? Certainly. Engaging? Totally. Most of all, this series is an opportunity for anyone, regardless of gender, to learn about what women like from a women's perspective. The webisodes are currently in post production, check in at www.cherrytv.com for the debut date.