Hey all! Welcome to this very special quick pop up interview I got to have with the one and only Alec Baldwin. I am a huge fan of his work, so I can pretty much scratch this off of my bucket list #882. Alec was in Pittsburgh for his show Alec's Playlist at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. It was a great event, with perfectly performed pieces. My favorite was the music from The Shining, that was so hauntingly put together. The Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation donated 300 tickets to families and their children, giving them a chance to hear this beautiful symphony. Growing up in a musical family that exposed me to the classics was very important in my life, and shaped who I am today. I love what his foundation is doing to help get this music into the lives of the youth. Kudos. Thank you Mr. Baldwin for your time, and if you are reading this, come back on the show!
Sorry about the audio background noise, it was a little loud in the room because everyone was so excited.
Special thanks to my hubby Phil Mazzoni for snapping these photos. If you subscribe to my newsletter you will get to see the rest of the shots.
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Come see MOTM LIVE at City Theatre on May 12th! I will be onstage after the opening performance of The Lion. I will be off stage afterwards hanging out as well, so come say hello! Would love to meet some of my fans. Friends of MOTM get tickets for just $20 to both the show and the live podcast after the show with promo code "MARTAROARS" Grab your tickets at www.citytheatrecompany.org
Also stoked to annouce I got my first publish in the Huffington Post! Woot! Check it out!
Enjoy everyone! I have Ayne Terciera, John Schalcosky, Dana Cannone, Kim Lyons, and Phil and I's Portuguese odyssey coming up! Cheers!
Join me as I interview Christopher Breakwell, President/CEO of 31st Street Studios located in the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh, PA! People are calling us the Hollywood of the East, and no wonder with films like, Fault Of Our Stars, Jack Reacher, The Last Witch Hunter, Concussion, The Dark Knight, and the just wrapped American Pastoral. All of these films have one thing in common, they all were produced at 31st Street Studios.
Take a walk with me as I explore the sound stages, chat with Chris about all things cinema, and find out what I myself want to know. Questions like, what the process of a movie is from script to the silver screen, how many jobs this company is offering to our city, what locations are great shots, and where the future of film is headed in Pittsburgh. 31st Street Studios just released The Outsiders , and that is the set I got to see while visiting. Super interesting. My friend Dana over at The Church recorded some of the music for it, so it really IS all happening here, and how cool is that. I can't wait to find out what the big project is that's coming in 2016. As of right now it is hush, hush. Thanks Chris!
Soon Marta On The Move is heading to Portugal on my next solo volunteer project to help build houses for the homeless and dive to clean up our reefs, BUT she will be back stateside at the end of March, to look forward to these episode releases coming up!
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Jon Potter- Pgh Hostel
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Dana Cercone- The Church Studios
Kim Lyons- Next Pittsburgh Thank you all for the support!
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Hi Marta On The Move listeners! This is my 50th episode, how time flies! Want to celebrate with me? Awesome, because I have a great episode for you all!
Stage and Screen actor Patrick Wilson joins Marta On The Move with composer and musical director Thomas Douglas. Patrick has starred in many shows, and is known for his film work in Angels In America, The Watchmen, Little Children, Hard Candy, along with his hit show Fargo. He is back in Pittsburgh at his old Alma Mater, Carnegie Mellon to direct The Full Monty at the Phillip Chosky Theater for the CMU School of Drama. Patrick himself starred in The Full Monty on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony for his role in the show. Thomas Douglas is the musical director for The Full Monty. He also takes the titles of Director of Opera Studies, Director of Choral activities, a leading composer, Artistic Director of the Bach Choir, and director of over 200 performances here and abroad.
I was nervous as all get out for this interview, and could not wait to sit down with both of these exceptionally talented men. Patrick was extremely honest, humble, and hilarious, as was Thomas. We even got a little singing going on. What a great time talking about the show, their musical backgrounds, movies, travel, hobbies -you name it!
Patrick, Thomas, a huge thank you goes out. From me to you both, for taking the time out of your busy schedules. They were even running late for dress rehearsal!!! I am so honored, and I cannot wait to see the show next Saturday with these wonderfully talented kids! Our city puts out the best there is, and I am so proud to be a small part of that. Get your tickets to see the show here. it runs until the 27th of this month.
Speaking of films, next week is the release with CEO/President Chris Breakwell from 31st Street Studios here in Pittsburgh!!! They are calling us the "Hollywood of the east" let's see shall we? Hopefully we can convince Patrick to shoot a movie in our city at some point in the future, while wearing his new MOTM shirt! ;)
Travel News! Marta is on the move again! This time she is headed to Portugal to help build houses for the homeless, and scuba dive to clean up the reefs out there. She will be back mid March, but don't worry, new episodes will be released on schedule! Follow along in her travels! #martaonthemove
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Marta On The Move visits with local Hollywood Special Effects Legend Tom Savini.
In Pittsburgh, PA, on an unassuming street lives a legend in the film industry. I got the pleasure of visiting Tom Savini in his house here in Bloomfield. I just left from there, and I am still reeling at what I saw. He may be the largest collector of casts, busts (his own and others), and various other collectibles. I fawned over two busts of Tim Curry's devil character from the movie Legend, made by one of his students Darren Holt from Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program. located in Monesson, Pa. I passed by the sword that beheaded Sean Bean in The Game Of Thromes series. Brad Pitt's helmet from Troy, assorted death masks from Clark Cable, to David Bowie. I casually strolled by a life size version of the Terminator, or Val Kilmer as Batman. In the middle all of these collections, is Tom Savini, wandering the house his father built, giving me the grand tour.
The only man in Hollywood who can claim the titles of director, stuntman, make up artist, and actor, Tom Savini is a whirlwind of talent, that we in Pittsburgh are lucky to call ours. You have seen his work everywhere, whether you know it or not. Remember Jason from Friday the 13th? His creation. Any number of zombies in Dawn of the Dead, along with hundreds of others, including the monster from Creepshow. (Which I walked by and nearly jumped at how real it looked) In front of the camera he has starred in various films from Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk Til Dawn, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Django Unchained, and is the only person I have ever met to be a character on The Simpsons. Even with all this under his belt, he is extremely personable, and humble, taking the time to stop and show me tons of things I asked about. (Including the life size version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon in his backyard)
I originally met Tom at a convention, and casually asked him if he would do a plug for my show, he responded with "Sure! I can even be on the show if you want" Not believing he meant it, I was shocked when he scheduled a phone podcast with me, and took the time to allow me to come to his house/studio to shoot some pictures. Listen below for the episode, and keep an eye out for another one released when his documentary Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini hits closer to Halloween. Thanks again Tom!
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