Monday, August 04, 2014

Neglect

I have really neglected this blog! My apologies to anyone who may check in from time to time!! It seems Facebook is the more likely avenue to stay up to date. Why you ask? Wellll some very sweet and loyal fans have dedicated their time to creating and managing a fan page for me! I was incredibly moved and touched when they approached me for permission. Therefore be sure to click here and check out the page titled "Jackie Zane Fans" on Facebook and be sure to give it a 'Like'!! These gals are doing a lovely job by having contests, sharing old photos for "Throwback Thursdays" and posting any acting news!

There are a few things in the works which I am unable to discuss details, but I am hoping to very soon!

The Marilyns - click to view larger image
Meanwhile, the photo titled "The Marilyns" by Gerard Rancinan was recently released. I had a lovely time on this shoot as it was my third time working with this magnificent photographer! This is part of a series that will tour the world beginning in Shanghai!

So much has happened since the last update that I simply cannot add it all in this post. Here are some highlights:
  • 2014 The photo titled "The Marilyns" by Gerard Rancinan was released on Facebook. (see above)
  • 2014 Jackie has signed on to the upcoming film Jordan's Island. Production dates are still TBA.
  • 2014 Jackie's fans have a new way to keep up with all the latest happenings on Facebook. Some loyal fans have dedicated a page called Jackie Zane Fans! Check it out!!
  • 2014 Jackie worked with the fabulous Gerard Rancinan for a third time! Photo should be released later in the year. 
  • 2013 Jackie worked on photo shoot series titled "Circus of the Heart" by photographer Wayne Schoenfeld
  • 2012-2013 The short film THE CONDITION tours the film festival circuit.
  • 2012 Jackie worked on the short film titled THE CONDITION.
  • 2012 The photo from Wonderful World titled "MICKEY FAMILY" by Gerard Rancinan begins its museum tour in Milan Itlay! 
  • May 2012: Jackie just finished up some ADR work on the web series "Assistant Living". Look for her in episode #3.
  • March 2012: Over 400 industry people attended screening of TV Pilot THE MELTDOWN POT at Paramount Studios!
  • November 2011: Filming for the TV Pilot promo titled THE MELTDOWN POT completed. Jackie plays the supporting role of Nancy Murray, a Rabbi's wife.
  • WATER FOR ELEPHANTS fan blog features Jackie's set experience the night of the train scene. Part 1 here and Part 2 here
  • Jackie has attended red carpet events for THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS which has been winning awards non-stop!! Soon to be a feature film. Check out the new website www.thebutterflycircus.com.
  • WATER FOR ELEPHANTS fan blog features Jackie's set experience & meeting Rob Pattison here.
  • WATER FOR ELEPHANTS casting notice of Jackie is featured on various fan site blogs.  See postings here and here.
  • Jackie was recently cast as the Lovely Lucinda in the upcoming film WATER FOR ELEPHANTS starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, and Hal Holbrook. Filming started in late May 2010.

Friday, October 07, 2011

The Cook




This is kind of fun.. The first photo is me side by side with the original concept for the Cook in 'Teller of Tales: A Fib Fit For A King". However the second is a close up of the intricate detail from the official poster where she has rounder, softer features and look strikingly similar to moi! :)

The Teller of Tales: A Fib Fit For A King



I am proud to be a part of what looks like an amazing cast and crew for a short film set to film in the fall of next year called, "The Teller of Tales: A Fib Fit For A King". I will be playing the cook. Be sure to like it on Facebook here.

Just a brief update...

Boy Howdy!! It has been quite a long time since I have added to this blog. Oh so much has happened, however most of it is summarized on the main pages of my website www.jackiezane.com. Some of the highlights being a guest star spot on 'Two and a Half Men' which has been harvesting some nice residual checks.. especially with all the attention on Charlie Sheen. ... and for the record.. yes I met him. And no, he was not a freak. He was completely professional, friendly, and polite. Granted I didn't spend a lot of time with him or even hold a conversation, but regardless my experience was a positive one.

Another highlight from the past couple of years was a featured role on the film 'Water for Elephants'.. which I wrote about for various fan blogs. These are all linked on the news and reviews page of my website as well.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Butterfly Circus

http://thebutterflycircus.com/short-film/



I worked on a short film project for The Doorpost. Such an amazing group of people. I had such a blast on my overnight shoot! Great set, costumes, story, and crew. It is currently competing as one of the 10 finalists.

At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed. Starring Eduardo Verástegui (Bella), Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, Fantastic Four) and featuring the debut performance of Nick Vujicic.

Review from Monster Island News


Director Martin King has boldly tapped the vein of of 50s era B movies in his latest comedy feature "Attack of the Slime People." Though the film's title conjures up visions of goop covered monsters terrorizing wholesome Americans, that is not what today's film is about....well....not exactly.Enter Buddy Flavanoid (Played by Robert Tiffi), an over the top film maker with an unquenchable lust for young starlets and psychotic ambitions to become Hollywood's top director. Modeled in the vein of legendary film maker Ed Wood, Flavanoid is a collection of cliche characters all wrapped up in one neat little homicidal package. There is an obvious danger in featuring such a mixed up character in a film of this type, however, Tiffi really makes the walking cartoon character that is Flavanoid work.


Another stand out in the film is actress Jackie Zane, who plays the large bubbly blond Flavanoid groupie. Early on in the film, Zane's character is nothing more than a mascot to the crazed director who provides her own cute comedic charms to the film. However, as the film moves forward she transforms to a protagonist who will stop at nothing to fulfill her sexual desires for Flavanoid.
Read the full review here.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Another favorable review!!!!


Another favorable review for the film I did a couple years ago can be found on the website http://www.needcoffee.com/.

"Well, Tiffi's Buddy is like a cartoon character wandering about in the real world. Except with a real bat that crushes real skulls. It's one way to look at it, too, because unless the guy was a cartoon--who would want to work with him? His insane grin, overworked eyebrows, and how his hands have their fingers splayed out completely in eighty percent of the film...and another ten percent of that they're wrapped around that baseball bat. Nobody seems to bat an eye at this maniac in their midst, so we've left the real world way behind.


If anything this makes Sydney (Ingleman) stick out like a sore thumb, as he seems to be the only other person playing up to Level 11 like Tiffi. Zane, who plays the weird but kind but voyeuristic but helpful but sinister Marge quite effectively (and hilariously), seems positively normal compared to these two.


And that's not a bad thing, don't get me wrong. I appreciate whacked out films as much as the next guy with no life. And this has some moments of just sheer greatness in it. "


Read complete review here.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

More updates...





  • September I booked an AWESOME gig as a.....wait for it.... model. Yep, thats right! They were looking for heavyset models for a print shoot. It was a photo journalism gig for an international magazine called Paris Match and I got to work with the reknowned photographer Gerard Rancinan. Check him out at http://www.rancinan.com/. I was also interviewed for the article by Caroline Gaudriault. Article and photo should be coming out soon...


October and November I did a little bit of extra work again and succeeded in finally getting my third SAG voucher!! woohoo! Now just waiting for the Screen Actors Guild to acknowlege it. That final voucher happened on the set of the feature film "Burning Palms"... Tho look for me in an upcoming episode of Kath & Kim as well.


December has been a busy month. I was cast in a USC student film short called 'Sourpuss' and recently wrapped filming.

I was also honored to be asked back to revisit the role of head angel in "It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play" again this year. The first week of performances have gone well.. one more week to go!!

Award Winning Film!!!

"Attack of the SlimePeople" is now Award-Winning!
News about the film that I starred in, that's been getting great reviews: Last week "Attack of the Slime People" won first place for best feature at the 2008 Ruff Cutz Film Conference! If the link doesn't work, go to: http://www.rcifc.com/awards.html

The film was also the winner at the 2008 Tromadance Film Festival in October.



This 'little film that could' is gaining a potential following and is also showing up on random blogs. Check this one out!! If the link doesn't work, go to:

http://roberthood.net/blog/index.php/2008/12/05/attack-of-the-slime-people/

Friday, August 08, 2008

"Attack of the Slime People" gets rave reviews!

A film that I starred in, "Attack of the Slime People," (also featured on Jay Leno, while still in production in June 2007,) received 3 rave reviews from 3 film critics on


http://www.roguecinema.com/.


By Brian Morton:
"I can't imagine anything more difficult than trying to make a 'period' movie with a low budget. Well, I just saw one that not only managed to do it, but did it amazingly well!Attack of the Slime People is a wonderful parody of late 50s early 60s low budget fare... It's great, in fact, the entire cast is wonderful. Jackie Zane as Marge, Buddy's long suffering (and infatuated) assistant is especially well cast also. If you're a fan of low budget movies from this era, then you're going to love Attack of the Slime People, in fact, if I hadn't known that it was a current movie, I would have sworn that this was actually made in the 60s!... This is really a fun movie that will make you want to catch up on all those drive in movies that you missed back then!" Read more here.

By Duane L. Martin:

"The acting, when combined with the way the film looked, just created a near perfect piece of work. There was not a bad performance in this film. Everyone, just did a phenomenal job with their roles." Read more here.

By Nic Brown:

"ATTACK OF THE SLIME PEOPLE isn’t the cult sci-fi/horror film that you might expect from the title. However, with its quirky but fun plot, over the top performances and its nostalgic nods to the Hollywood of yesteryear, the movie will definitely become a cult classic in its own unique category. So if you have the opportunity to check out director Martin King's ATTACK OF THE SLIME PEOPLE I highly recommend that you do." Read more here. (Nic's review is also posted on the BMovieMan website.)

"Attack of the Slime People" gets another great review!



(We even got a better rating than "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Sicko," and "Michael Clayton!")

"Attack of the Slime People is a spoof of Hollywood B Horror movies of the 1950’s. What makes this film so hilarious is its protagonist, Buddy Flavinoid, who’s roving eyebrows, wild eyes and murderous rage are unmistakably unique. He reminds me a of Ren from Ren and Stimpy, with his stress and paranoia spilling over into all sorts of physical comedy. The film is also interesting in that it’s a film about a film that never gets made (in an odd way, this would make it akin to cult classic American Movie)......For a low budget movie, this is a fully-realized work of art, with great writing, directing, acting, look and style. It’s at once timeless and modern. All I can say is: find and see this one-of-a-kind comedy that both satirizes a genre and turns it completely on its head! A future cult classic in the making!" 9 out of 10
Read the full review here.

Rave Reviews are pouring in, for "Attack of the Slime People!"

Courtesy of http://www.bmovieman.com/
Reviewed by Nic Brown

"Of course a film cannot usually stand well on the performance of one actor, no matter how good a job they do. Fortunately ATTACK OF THE SLIME PEOPLE doesn’t have to depend solely on Robert Tiffi’s fantastic performance. The entire cast did a terrific job, mostly playing “straight men” to Flavinoid’s maniacal filmmaker. In addition to the quality of acting found in ATTACK OF THE SLIME PEOPLE, the film also had high production values across the board. A collection of classic cars, good costumes and creative camera work were used to create an effective illusion of 1950’s Hollywood to the point that it would be easy to forget when the movie was made. ATTACK OF THE SLIME PEOPLE isn’t the cult sci-fi/horror film that you might expect from the title. However, with its quirky but fun plot, over the top performances and its nostalgic nods to the Hollywood of yesteryear, the movie will definitely become a cult classic in its own unique category. So if you have the opportunity to check out director Martin King's ATTACK OF THE SLIME PEOPLE I highly recommend that you do."

Read the full review here.

Project Updates

Jackie just finished working on two student films:

MAY - 'Disorder' - Supporting Role of Marsha
AUGUST - 'The Magician' - Featured Funeral Guest

Sunday, January 06, 2008

2007 Projects

I've neglected my blog this past year as my focus was primarily on my nuptials. However there were a few happenings of note:


In June, a clip from the film 'Attack of the Slime People' was used in a skit on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Although I did not appear in the clip used, it got the buzz going and hopefully the film will be completed soon!





In September, I flew to Pocatello, Idaho to film on location for the independent film 'Doris' Mouse Earrings'. Yes this was a film that was revisted. It was re-written, re-cast, and re-shot.. and incidently made FRONT PAGE NEWS in the small town. Click here to read the article.


In December, the theater bug got me again and I performed in a live radio play of 'Its A Wonderful Life'. Radio drama was a new medium for me and we had a blast!! The production turned out great and the audiences were both abundant and fabulous!!!

Here's to hoping the writers strike gets resolved and they receive what is due to them.. and that 2008 is a plentiful and prospherous year!!

Monday, October 30, 2006

xxxPod


(Updated 01/06/08) It was too hot for YouTube!!! (Warning, inappropriate lyrics and images ) And was band from other sites.. but wouldn't ya know it, I found a clip in Switzerland!! ( you WILL need to copy and paste the URL into your web browser)

http://www.swissclips.com/view_video.php?viewkey=d78c5e599c2a9c9d0bbd

xxxPod,
The video you've all been waiting for

The sketch from the Watch TV sketch show at The Colony last August

WARNING!!! This is definitely offensive to some!! But it is brilliant!! It was a 'commercial' from the sketch comedy show "WATCH TV!" The title of the commercial is XXXPod.. yeah.. you get the picture.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

WTV a hit!!



Just an update on last week's performance of WATCH TV! Well first of all, the cast and crew worked so hard and did a phenomenal job. I don't think any of us really expected a huge turn out. We were doing the sketch comedy show for the love of it. We were a little worried that our idea of humor might not whet the general audience member's appetite. --As we peeked through the curtains.. our expected 10-20 people suddenly grew as the audience poured in. There was well over 100 in my guestimation and they were excited and amped. We fed off of that and performed with gusto!
The audience LOVED it. I think I even heard some actual Guffaw'ing out there.. They laughed, they snickered, and they cheered. It was a fantastic feeling!! The feedback was overwhelming as it was not your average sketch comedy show that one normally expects. No little black box with folding chairs here. We had use of The Colony Theatre in Burbank. So the audience got to relax in plush seats as they were treated to an array of skits with lights and sound and video clip 'commercials' on a projection screen!
It was a blast as the show ended with our last sketch called 'Chef Idol' which was a spoof of American Idol meets Iron Chef.. with celebrity judges and celebrity contestants. Richard Simmons won with his big sausage and potato balls with creamy gravy. OK America, enjoy your big plate of penis!!!

Monday, August 07, 2006

WATCH TV!



My latest project is teaming up with a group of actors and writers for a sketch comedy show called WATCH TV ! performing August 24th, at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. I will be posting more information soon regarding tickets and showtime. Be sure to check it out!!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

FULL OF FLAVOR


I've been taking a break since the show closed, tho I am always looking for my next project!!! But I finally had a chance to sit down and read the book that was written by Sanedria Potter. I mentioned her in a previous post. I am not a fan of reading books. I don't normally enjoy it and find it a 'chore', even if I do like the story. However I sat down and read this book in just two sittings. Any avid reader would blow through it in just one. Its engaging and I found myself not wanting to put it down. Take a moment and shell out just a few shillings to support a fellow artist and friend.. and buy this book. I submitted the following review on Amazon.com as well as BarnesandNoble.com..

'Behind the Pulpit - I Still Remember' is a story of love, hate, hardship and faith told through the eyes of a child. The language of the prose is written in the full flavor of the child telling the story. As the author's own history was the inspiration, it is definitely told as an eye-witness account. The characters are colorful, raw, and real. Potter does an excellent job stirring emotions of all levels in the reader. Its a quick read that leaves the reader wanting more. Its message is inspiring and Potter uses humor to remind the reader that even in the hardest times, there is always a reason to be thankful.

Way to go Sanedria!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Conversations Closed...

Mother's Day was the final performance of 'Conversations 'Bout The Girls'. Our nine week run culminated to a sold out house which felt the connection of the eight women on stage. We were greeted by an audience that truly embraced the subject matter and those of us portraying the various characters. We laughed, cried, and moved many folk. It was a nice feeling to leave on such a high note. Perhaps we will reunite one day.. til then we are all sisters rooting each other on!!

Edisol W. Dotson


Last weekend I attended at pre-production staged reading of a work by Edisol W. Dotson. The event was by invitation and I was pleased and flattered to be among the critical chosen. Edisol or 'Eddie' as he sometimes introduces himself, played opposite of me as my brother in the independent film 'Attack of the Slime People' which is still in post production.

The staged reading was for a work called 'the hard & heady life of my penis' and in a word, it was phenomenal. Never have I been so affected by a piece. It was humorous, tender, revealing, intimate and thought provoking. It did feel a little rough in areas as the anger and bitterness that was certainly necessary to exude part of the charm took over. I felt it may still need a little polishing. But it was definitely edgy, raw, and dynamic. I know he is looking to develop it further and is in need of a director.. so if you are looking for a ground breaking project... contact him and see for yourself what my rave is all about. (UPDATE: He is no longer in the need of a director. (See below for his upcoming performance dates!)

Eddie is not afraid to share intimate details in this very eye-opening piece of work that is written with such emotion. He describes growing up with an abusive father, living life as a gay man, and the obstacles he has encountered in his vast and various relationships. I laughed, I felt his discern, and I was definitely moved. Eddie shows masterful skill as a writer and performer.. even tho it was merely a reading. The audience of 30 or so people were all mesmerized and at full attention during the 90 minute prose. Its worth checking out at http://www.edisol.com/ --tell him his Slime People Sister sent ya! (UPDATE: click here for a brief clip of his work) He also has some of his own personal quotes that I just love.. this being my favorite: "to die in the pursuit of a dream is a death worth living" ~edisol w. dotson
UPDATE: Dates and times for his performances are:
July 27 through September 3
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sundays 2pm
The Ruby Theatre at the Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.,
HollywoodValet parking available Thursday - Saturday
Tickets are $15 Online reservations at
http://www.plays411.com/heady

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Behind The Pulpit - by Sanedria Arne Potter


Last weekend was just loaded with artistic enlightenment. I attended a book signing for a piece titled 'Behind the Pulpit: I still remember' by Sanedria Arne Potter. If that name sounds familiar to you.. scroll down a few entries on my blog... you will see she wrote and directed the TV pilot 'Dispatch' I worked on last year. She had a lovely event at the Lucy Florence Art Gallery in Los Angeles. I was honored to be among those invited and went to show my support. She not only had the beautiful historical gallery booked as a location, but she had a classy spread of pasta, salad, strawberries and baklava out for her guests. We mingled, soaked in the culture, and nibbled. Then Sanedria got up to read an except from her book. The smooth voiced novelist proceeded to enchant the onlookers with her charm and engaging words. Her eyes welled up as she came to a stopping point in which she explained that her mother had passed since the writing of her novel. It was very touching as the chapter highlighted her mother's strength and love for her children. I have a copy of the book and can't wait to read it. I encourage you to check out her website at www.booksbypotter.com

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Niiiiiice review!!!


Check out the nice review of our show!!

By Laura Hitchcock
"The "girls" in the title doesn't refer only to the all-female cast of this multi-faceted meditation. It's one of the many nicknames for those distinctive features of female anatomy clinically known as breasts. The nine women in the first-rate cast come in all sizes, ethnic groups and ages. They begin with their earliest memories of waiting for those bumps to begin and the not always pleasurable experiences when they do, such as being the first and only one in your class or being admired for those alone. That wonderful actress Jackie Zane is delicious as a little girl."

To read the full review, go to http://www.curtainup.com/conversationsaboutthegirls.html. If that link doesn't work, you can go to http://www.curtainup.com/ Select 'California' and then click on 'Conversations 'Bout the Girls'. Then... when you are done reading.. go to http://www.plays411.com/ and make your reservation to come and see it performed live!!!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Secret Bubble...


People have asked about the 'secret bubble' on my website and want to know where it is located. Well if I told you, then it wouldn't be a secret would it?? (grin)... ok, so I will tell you this: it is on the homepage. Give it a minute to load. Run your cursor over my picture.. if it changes to another picture then you know it is ready to go. Then just run your cursor over the homepage, it will appear if you touch the right area :) Good luck and happy hunting!!

Was I on Hiatus??..Yes...


I have had several requests recently to update my blog! WOW! I didn't realize so many people read this!! THANK YOU!! Therefore, my apologies for the lack of posts. To answer your questions, yes I did indeed take a brief hiatus over the holidays! I have been selective in my submissions this year, only sending in for a few projects. I did recently get cast in a play called 'Conversations 'Bout the Girls' . Yes, 'the girls' refers to breasts. Boobs, boobs, boobs, is what this play is all about. It has light-heartedness as well as some tender moments too. Think, Vagina Monolouges meets Tortured Eves, only without the graphic details or gut-wrenching specifics. Its thought provoking and respectful. The show consists of 8 beautiful women, in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Its a play for women, by women, that all men should see! The best part is that every performance has a different beneficiary in which portions of the proceeds are donated. Your entertainment dollar is going to a great cause. It plays through May 14th (Mother's Day) 2006. Come check us out!!! Go to plays411.com for more information.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

A note from Jackie

Hi there!! Ok, this is *my* first posting on this blog. Thank you to Mr. Andy Chen for his website design and original blog posting. I just wanted to fill you in on a couple of happenings:

The film Being Doctor Jack had a premiere L.A. screening to a packed audience. It has received some interest from industry professionals to possibly expand to a feature length project. Jack Thomas,Merry Colvin and the rest of Bipolar Productions were wonderful to work with and I wish them the best!! I understand the film may also make the film festival rounds... so if you are attending any of them, keep your eyes peeled.

Another piece of news is that I was cast in and filmed a TV Pilot. It is a film thesis for a student of the New York Film Academy. It is called Dispatch about the life of 911 operators. I play a wonderful character named Cecelia who is one of the dispatchers. The best of luck to Sanedria Potter in her endeavors getting the project to the networks! It would be great if it was picked up!!

The holidays are drawing near and like everywhere else, L.A. is all hustle and bustle as people try to 'get ready'. But is anyone ever really ready? My wish to you is that your holidays are wonderful and all the best in the new year.

Warmly,
Jackie :)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Welcome to Jackie's Blog!


Welcome to the first-ever post on Jackie's new site blog. She'll be posting soon with what she's up to, projects she's working on, and random musings for your enjoyment and entertainment -- so check back often to get the latest news on our *favorite* actress. Feel free to add comments or leave suggestions about what you'd like to see on the website.

Cheers,
Your Neighborhood Friendly Webmaster