Redneck Weddings! Grabbing My Seat For Some New Adventures in Life and Death Scenes!

Hope everyone had a great holiday and I am wishing my follow followers of this blog and visitors a Happy New Year!

I have had a blast of good start in the New Year!  As the british would say getting my ducks in order with Redneck Weddings and other possibilities in producing more content for Redneck Weddings,to future productions from reality TV to animation.  It has been quite a ride sometimes bumpy like Bette Davis said in the movie All About Eve. 

Put your seat belt on it is going to be a bumpy ride…. all though I am not ready to announce anything about Redneck Weddings I can say that I am going to be in a feature film called Killers at Play.  This time I am just acting!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3382770/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

I play the unhappy wife Sara Thomas.  I have a very dramatic killing scene.  As an actor it is always fun but messy to be a part of that kind of theme.  Actors always joke around when I are you getting killed or did you get killed already.   I have been killed on stage and on The TV Show SVU  Episode “The Counterfeit” the character name is Paula Grace. Paula Grace is the innocent lab tech who dabbles in selling drugs in the truck of her car when a bad drug deal goes bad and she gets killed under the Frogs Neck Bridge in New York. The scene is me being on top of dirt, newspapers and my clothes half torn off.  They shot it in December in New York yeah little cold and cold liquid blood poring down my face.   I remember the director and producer shaking my hand afterwards “great death scene”.

I know it is bizarre but part of the job.

 I remember taking the subway to go home after shooting that scene I had a trailer on set to clean up my face and that but my hair no…not so lucky I had a hat on otherwise someone would have dial 911.     

 

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I also got written up at the Lasvegazine.com magazine.  It was a lot of fun meeting Arthur Blogburger.

http://lasvegazine.com/arthurs-celebrity-interviews.html

I love to promote my cast and crew of my TV show Redneck Weddings.  My director Michael Indjeian of Redneck Weddings had the opportunity to produce and direct this spot for NJ Transit Yay!!  It will be running before and on the Super Bowl this year.

>http://www.northjersey.com/news/NJ_Transit_to_Super_Bowl_fans_Were_ready.html?page=all

Super Bowl in New Jersey this year.  

Gotta go.  Being called back on set.

 

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Redneck Wedding! Creating a Holiday Goofy Production!

Wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.

Christmas time I am the goofy person who does her shopping last-minute, starts cooking Christmas Eve and continues cooking through Christmas Day! So much food like I have an army to feed.

I sing Christmas songs and decorate my place like with Christmas lights and all the garland inside my place. My dogs get dressed up in red and unwrapped their presents. Yup.

I know call me crazy….

The other day I rescued a small dog about to get hit by cars he was such a cute little dog he had been beat up as I held him in my arms I could see how grateful he was and I was too.

On a side note I got cast in a Feature thriller I told you I wanted to do some acting work on my last post and my show Redneck Weddings continues to grow! I will be profiled in some magazines we which I will keep everyone posted.

Happy Holidays wishing everyone the best.

REDNECK WEDDINGS! Gobble Gobble! Turkey & All the Fixings of Food and Life

This year has been a very interesting year for me and not all together fun some up’s and downs.  But for the first time I am really feeling HOPE in my soul!   New avenues, new brave challenges and new creative outlets not just entertainment base but other directions too.  This year I did that on purpose.  Change is scary for a lot of people…. I have seen people miss out on opportunities that would have made their lives better if only they took that Leap.

 

I can only think or talk about myself right now that is only thing I can base it on but everyone who is reading this when you say thanks on Thanksgiving and Christmas think about what new adventures you can do to add to your soul as a person.  Everyone waits for News Years Eve to make those promises for the new year but I just feel that you should do it beforehand because most of the time when you are making those promises you may have had to much to drink or are having such a good time that you are not fully honest with yourself.  

 

 

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I am a good cook.  Actually people have paid me a good amount of money to cook for them at their home sometimes for family parties or for the holidays.  Many Thanksgivings I spent cooking for other people but I remember them offering me some of the meal that I cooked for them to eat with them.  Even though, I did not know them well as I sat there with them I felt like I knew them for years that is what Food does it brings people together breaking bread no matter who you are it is the simple act of sharing.

Years ago, I remember when my Godmother died on Thanksgiving a hole in my soul and my heart, as I ate some turkey as tears came down my cheeks I remember her cooking and all thanksgiving dinners with her. I knew that as I sat there she was there too and that those memories of those amazing dishes that she would cook will be with me forever.

I have much to be thankful this holiday season!   I have grown and expanded my soul and mind and hopeful for the new year.

I have met new people and friends this year.  Redneck Weddings continues to grow in fan base and interest and I am writing more and will start acting soon.

I want to say thank you for reading my blog and all of those who continue to support the show.

Have a wonderful holiday!

 

God Bless

 

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Redneck Weddings gets on BTS Radio Show with Brian Shirley Wednesday Oct 23rd! And the Singing Greats That Influenced Me!

I like listening to standard music the “old music” as some people would say. But to me it is always in fashion.

Frank or Sammy Davis Jr the (Rat Pack) they were cool they sang the best music in the world. Today, in a very judgmental world I like to give my soul some positive vibe by listening to those old standards of yesterday. For example the song “The Candy Man” from Sammy Davis Jr. it is such a happy carefree song that you can’t help singing along.

Sammy Davis Jr. Candy Man! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iIraEbr6NE
What Kind of Fool I Am! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jg7wFHWXT4
Rat Pack with Johnny Carson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9U_iDR7ORU

I was introduced to the standard’s from my Mom whose was a singer and my godmother/Aunt Mary way back. Both ladies were opinionated and my godmother was about five foot tall but she could command a room and put all of her family in place with a look! I would go to her house and there was the great music playing on those old records remember those old record player that you don’t see anymore.

With a bottle of homemade wine, some pasta ( I got a little nip of the wine) she was in heaven sitting there thinking about her life as the music played. I think on my dad’s side I got my acting influence they were all good characters. Along with the acting I did not have a choice but sing too which was on my Mother side.

My mom was an opera singer and later became a Jazz singer. She had a trunk of old sheet music that she collected I have some of it. I used to bring in some old sheet music to my singing teachers and they would examine it and say where the hell did you get this!!!! Yes I can sing it runs in the family. My mom could sing, my mom’ mother Harriet could sing, my grandfather could play about six instruments, sung and wrote little songs, my aunts could all sing too. If anyone is jewish out there we are very musically inclined as a people and but also being part italian we can blow out a room too!!

When I was a little girl my Mom took me to see Sammy Davis Jr. perform. Till this day, I still remember him working that stage I was in awe of him as a performer especially when he sang “What Kind of Fool Am I” too young to know the meaning of the song but I felt his pain his passion and I could relate to it somehow and felt as if I was the one he was singing to.

When I was a little girl my Mom would have me sing little songs and she would encourage me to sing like her she would instruct me about performing and showed me how to use my hands and interpretation on how to sell the song. She was a mezzo – soprano and so am I. Most recently, I was singing some old songs. I have a tape from a singing teacher who was one of the best. Earl Wentz was known in New York he performed lot at cabaret clubs and he just knew what songs were the best for you. Because I have a big voice of course Liza, Judy and Lena was always in the selection. He died a couple of years ago and when I have the tape on now I always look up to the sky and say this one is for you Earl.

When I sing it brings me back to my childhood and that little nip of homemade wine and pasta and so many memories of my family and past teachers that really has shape me as an artist. Singing is an expression a release of energy that comes from your soul and my destiny was already in the stars even as a young kid.

I just thought that I would share this with you.

Redneck Weddings continues to be pitched and I am on another radio show. On Wednesday Oct 23rd with comedian Brian Shirley BTS Radio. I will be on at 5:15 east coast and 2:15 West Coast. Brian is a great comedian saw my pilot and loved it. We are going to be talking about comedy, my show and I guess about entertainment. So tune in.

here is a link: http://www.kinetichifi.com/bts/

Article was written about my show Redneck Weddings. The music Video that we did.

http://maxitmagazine.com/index.php/articles/news/751-rob-valle-writes-song-for-redneck-weddings

So, I hope I brought you back to a simple time, remembering the greats and what it is like to be a performer!

Thank you fans!

Next on the Horizon….And into the Sunset.. Writing, Acting and Making Your Mark.

I am getting ansty. I get that way. I think a lot of people who have a creative spirit do. As most of you guys know I created a show called Redneck Weddings. Doing press and so forth which is all exciting . In some of these interviews I get that dreaded question. WHAT AM I WRITING NEXT…

Most recently, I had a friend ask me to write something for her which is very nice of her. She is has been in some cult movies of the past and is a very dramatic actress. I say that in a good way. So, being someone who has not written a great deal and has acted more so I get where she is coming from I quote what she said to me “Catherine I want to make a mark that I existed “now” not just thirty years ago. I want a role that I can sink my teeth in. I am so much more.” Being an artist.

Very heavy stuff. I can relate. I remember seeing my name in credits in a movie saying well someone 100 years from now will know hey who is this Catherine Natale???
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So, in some way I have made a little mark in this universe. I bet you guys reading this never thought about that well I just thought that it was profound and something to express in the creative hub.

I am also getting antsy to get back on stage. Once you come up from stage you always have it in you. Being on camera is fine but not the same as getting that interaction with an audience. It is like going to Church. I always felt that theatre was like a symbol of church in a humanistic type of way. As an actress not only are you an instrument to the playwright and director but you have the opportunity to inspire and touch someone in a profound way. There is nothing like feeling a sea of humanity waiting to see what will happen on stage or not a pin drop heard from the audience because they are on the edge of their seats or hearing people cry in the audience because somehow you have touched them brought them to a place.

So I am thinking about my next script maybe a drama perhaps a film script. Always one for the challenge.

So in the meantime while I decide what I am going to write next.

I got written up my Max It Magazine on my show Redneck Weddings and the Music Video. Very cool. Feel Free to share.

http://maxitmagazine.com/index.php/articles/news/751-rob-valle-writes-song-for-redneck-weddings

BLESSINGS!

“Redneck Weddings” Gets on Blog Talk Radio with Joanne Mathis from Mathis Interiors Radio Show on September 9th!

Well, I am spreading the word about Redneck Weddings! I will be a guest on Mathis Interiors Radio Show on September 9th 5:00pm Pacific Time & 8:00 pm East Coast Time. Yay!

Host Joanne Mathis is a funny, positive person you should be a fan of her show!

I was fortunate to speak with her this past week and what is really crazy is that she went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts like me and she also was involved with the Roundabout Theatre where I once studied back in New York! Plus we are both from New Jersey.

Small world right!

Mathis Interiors Radio Show is about passion, positive vibe, following your dream in whatever it may be.

If you have been following my blog you know that my passion is Art, Writing, “Redneck Weddings” my Scripted TV Pilot and Acting.

We are going to cover all that in our interview and hopefully I can pass that “can do” attitude to you too.

Here is the link that day to listen September 9th West Folks 5:00 pm – East Folks 8:00 pm.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mathisinteriors/2013/09/10/actress-producer-catherine-natale

Catherine Natale IMDb Page: Feel free to like!

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Redneck Weddings Facebook Page: Join the Fun!
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Have a safe Labor Day Weekend!
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“Redneck Weddings” Gets On Vegas Unwrapped Internet Radio Show with Aaron Phillips & Ricky Cash!

Vegas Unwrapped Radio with Aaron Phillips and Ricky Cash, Catherine Natale and Peter Papageorgiou

Vegas Unwrapped Radio with Aaron Phillips and Ricky Cash, Catherine Natale and Peter Papageorgiou

Hi Everyone,

I had a great time with Aaron Phillips and Ricky Cash on Vegas Unwrapped. This podcast was special because my hubby was on too Peter Papageorgiou who also has a great TV pilot Late Bloomers. Since we both worked on each others shows it was great to chat with my Goonba’s from New York and New Jersey Phillips & Cash!

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/vegasunwrappedinternetradio

It was like a east coast reunion with a lot of laughs and just talking about the business of show. In case you have not heard of them they have a great entertainment show in Las Vegas KLAV AM and they talk about life, entertainment or whatever is happening in Vegas. I would also like to thank Andi Dupper KLAV AM amazing PR person who contacted us and assisted as before the show!

Interview on Vegas Unwrapped

http://www.vegasallnetradio.net/

Those of you who are just starting to follow my blog I wrote a show called “Redneck Weddings” that was inspired by a wedding chapel in Las Vegas so it was fitting to go on and chat with the High Priest (Aaron Phillips) and Moses (Ricky Cash.) We talked about how my husband Peter and I met to what TV shows we like to what the industry is doing now to a reality show that is about to come about called TV Pilot Wars that will be about us! That’s right! A husband and wife who have two different TV shows and the drama of getting our dream to become a reality (a reality show)! In Trouble Zone Productions will be involved in this show. How Exciting!

Catherine Natale & Peter Papageorgiou

Catherine Natale & Peter Papageorgiou

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Late Bloomers pilot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgMp2DLWCfQ

So, as you can see there has been a lot going on with Redneck Weddings. Besides the reality show…. I have a non – exclusive shoppers agreement with Panda Propaganda in Los Angeles and I may have another shoppers agreement in the near future.

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Links: Music Video of Redneck Weddings:

Redneck Weddings Website: http://www.redneckweddingstv.com
Redneck Weddings Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Redneck-Weddings-Comedy/131800780233767
IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1264695/?ref=fun_all_nm_1

“Redneck Weddings” will be on Vegas Unwrapped Radio Show!

Hope everyone is well!

I have been busy with my show Redneck Weddings and doing some continued press. Redneck Weddings is getting noticed and not confirmed yet…. but I might have another production company interested in shopping or pitching the show!

It always seems unreal or amazing to me that this little show that I started by little short stories about a wedding chapel would balloon to something bigger than I had ever thought. I think what I am trying to say is that you must have courage and believe and push forward no matter how bleak things seemed in the present or future sometimes adversity can be your best friend if you take a stand. I am stubborn my husband of 18 years is always telling me that!

PETER & CATHERINE COUPLE SHOT

I will be in a documentary called “Luck Be a Lady” by Kevin Silva that will open in theaters in the fall. I was interviewed by Kevin I had sent him an e-mail when I found out about his documentary which is about Wedding Chapels in Las Vegas! How perfect is that! He interviewed me on camera and I made the cut I will be in Luck Be a Lady!

Also I will be on Vegas Unwrapped it is a internet radio show on Klav 1230 AM that broadcasts from Las Vegas the hosts are Aaron Phillips and Ricky Cash I will be on Thursday August 15th between 7:15 pm to 9:00 PM (West Coast) my husband Peter Papageorgiou will also be on talking about our pilots yes we both of shows in development! His is Late Bloomers a wacky comedy about four guys who just turned forty and looking for a better chapter in their life. So they move from NY and give Los Angeles a shot.

https://www.facebook/vegasunwrappedinternetradio
be a friend on Facebook they have a page!
https://www.klav1230am.com/Shows/Vegas-Unwrapped.html

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Best of luck to everyone! Keep truckin!

You can find me on twitter and facebook through my website and get a taste of the show.
https://www.redneckweddingstv.com/

Redneck Weddings TV Show Holy Cow!!! A Music Video Called Redneck Weddings!

Holy Cow! Summer is here already!

I hope everyone is having a great summer! Summer always brings people together! Cookouts, walks on the lake or swimming it’s a time to spend with the family or that special someone. I have been having a good summer so far! So much so, I wanted to share my new music video that we did called “Redneck Weddings”.

In my last post, I mentioned that it was coming out and we were working on it. Presto! Here it is. Rob Valle a great songwriter and musician! He wrote this song “Redneck Weddings” after seeing the pilot presentation “Meet the Characters”.

Rob Valle

Rob Valle

Rob was so inspired watching the presentation “Meet the Characters” that he wrote this song in twenty minutes. This song is a gift, a love note to my show Redneck Weddings. As I have said, in past blogs about this show “music” is key. This show needs a lot of music because it is just a fun show like the old TV shows of the past.

I remember the TV shows of the 80’s that theme song would come on and you knew right away without looking at the TV set what show was on. Theme songs are so important they brand the show and hopefully captured the tone or mood of the show.

I want to thank you Rob on such a great job and giving the show more life and your belief in the show “Redneck Weddings”.

Link to the music video Redneck Weddings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n_s4o1Iccw

Rob Valle link: http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/robvalle

Kudos to my wonderful husband Peter Papageorgiou who put it all together.

I was recently interviewed on LA talk Radio the host Priscilla Leona “Question Reality” on Sunday’s channel 1 at 5 pm. (LA time)

I had a great time on the show June 9th you can listen to my interview on there website. Priscilla has become a fan of the show! Question Reality is a great show that centers on Entertainment and the business. Great for that newcomer or seasoned performer! Informative and funny! So, please check it out.

LA Talk Radio: http://latalkradio.com/Priscilla.php

Thank you for all your support and my followers of the show it is appreciated!

Share, comment if you like the show and you would love to see more. After you see the Music Video “Redneck Weddings” you will be stomping your feet and singing out loud. I promise!

So my journey continues… you take care now!

Redneckweddingstv youtubechannel: http://www.youtube.com/user/redneckweddingstv?feature=watch
Website: http://www.redneckweddingstv.com
facebook page: please like us! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Redneck-Weddings-Comedy/131800780233767@redneckweddings
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Rooftopcomedy Link: http://rooftopcomedy.com/watch/RedneckWeddingsMeetTheCharacters

Redneck Weddings! Never a Dull Moment!

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much for your support. I enjoy your comments and feedback and the love that everyone has for this comedy Redneck Weddings.

As promised updates are in order. It has been a little while since I have written something on my blog. So many things and changes that I sometimes feel like I am in my own movie! LOL.

So, I will let you know that Redneck Weddings now a shoppers agreement with a production company called Panda Propaganda here in Los Angeles. Which means that my little show will be shopped around to see if it can actually get a home a good cable or internet home that is right for the project.

Also I just got done filming a new documentatry called “Luck Be a Lady” by Kevin Silva. He has been working on this project for over a year and was such a great sport he interviewed me about my experiences working in a Wedding Chapel. You know I mentioned Redneck Weddings.

What else? Oh we are going to put together a little music video for the show. Yes that right. A very catchy great country song was written for the show. Bob Valle has written and did the vocals for this very funny song. So we are going to put together a music video with the footage of the show, Bob singing and playing the banjo, guitar and drums along with additional footage that was shot of just me running around in a wedding dress as Breesy Carson one of the characters in the show.

The teaser is on our youtube channel. Go to youtube.com
in search on youtube type in

redneckweddingstv

And you will see me in all my glory.

Also another interview “Question Reality” with Prescilla Leona on Talk Radio LA Channel 1. I will be on her show Sunday June 9th. So feel free to call in and say Hi.

There are other things coming up that I will wait to vent about them.

I wanted to say Hi and best wishes to you all.