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Attitude of Gratitude

Here’s a little insight into behind-the-scenes at CNS November 2014. While working on a show pitch today the doorbell rang. My first thought, is it a solicitor; do I have to stop what I’m doing? When Nathan calls out, “It’s the students from John Crosland School!” Okay, no further deliberation; stop, run and welcome those kids! If you follow our …

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Zombie Shadows

Working at Creative Network Studios means NEVER having a typical day at the office. For example, CNS recently agreed to welcome students from The John Crosland School in Charlotte to shadow us. Teacher Cindy Dickinson, along with senior students Sarah, Kruesi (it’s a family name) and Tyler came to the studio to learn more about working in the entertainment industry—what …

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The Creative Network Studios is celebrating 25 years of an attitude of GRATITUDE

Wasn’t it just yesterday that Creative Network Studios celebrated its September 16, 1989 Grand Opening, hosted then Governor Jim Martin, flanked by his security force, welcomed the Special Effects Department from Ghostbusters greeted by huge search lights and wind machines from Hollywood Rentals, (now Illumination Dynamics), oohed and awed when a dramatically lit and cautiously-landed helicopter, courtesy of stunt pilot …

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Congratulations, Miss Nevada!

Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, may have been crowned the new Miss USA @ the Baton Rouge River Center but she reigns from Las Vegas and believe the judges got it right!!! Televised live on NBC, this year’s pageantry gave owner Donald Trump something to really brag about! The 24-year-old stunner from Las Vegas is more than just another pretty …

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Spring At The Farm

There’s an old Chinese saying, “People live like birds in the woods: When the time comes each must take flight.” We came across this little guy, (whom we affectionately named Festus) that seems to have just recently been pushed from the nest, taken flight, and failed miserably. His eagle-eyed mother still kept a close watch on him as she sat …

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Easter Egg Hunt

With Easter this Sunday, I thought it might be a good time to go on an Easter egg hunt. I’m of course referring to movie and DVD Easter eggs.  An Easter egg in a movie or on a DVD is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or image.   Why call it an Easter egg? Well, if you can’t figure that …

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Edisun, based out of Norwalk, Conn., was the first rock band to perform for the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The band has played in more than 20 countries for the Armed Forces Entertainment and the USO and recently we had the privilege of having them rock Creative Network Studios. Filming began early on March 20th for their …

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And the Oscar goes to…

It’s that time once again, when Hollywood’s elite step out onto the red carpet and give the best performance of their careers by appearing humble as they accept awards for how great/talented they are. And so, with the Oscars this Sunday night, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at the first Academy Awards.   Picture …

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Casting Call


Casting for a commercial at Creative Network Studios this week has led me to wonder; What’s in a cast? Would a cast of any other actors be as sweet? Casting the right actor in the right role is like putting pieces of a puzzle together without the picture. You never really know what you’re going to get until you see …

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“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,” spoken by Zara in Act III, Scene VIII in The Mourning Bride by William Congreve (not slick Willy Shakespeare as most people think).   SCORNED   If you’re going to cheat on your lover, don’t get caught. And if you do get caught, …

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