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Redneck Weddings! Like Jackie Gleason Once Said “Hamana-hamana-hamana-hamana”!

Hi Everyone,

I know it’s been a while but inspiration and ups and downs. You get the picture! Well, I will just talk about the positive

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone is well and I want to thank you for reading this blog.  I have done over 50 posts it’s seems like yesterday when I did my first every post or blog for that matter.

I have a few things to get off my chest.

Acting wise:  A film that I did called Killers at Play won “Best Thriller” at the Amsterdam Film Festival this year.  I played Sara who gets set up by the killers when her husband gets killed as the couple try to move out of their hometown.   It is a horror flick and it was great working with a great director Larry DeGala and Don Hewitt as by husband.   I love working with all that blood (fake) and first time in a horror film.  It was cool.

“Beyond the Pale” a film I did back in 1999 “Wow”.  IMDb (International Movie Database)  considers it the top ten Irish films of all time available on Amazon we made #8 on the list.  I played a fast hooker chick but with a heart of gold.

I am in the middle of getting a webseries together “All About Manos”  its a dark comedy.  Stepbrothers meets Thelma & Louise I will be shooting hopefully in late fall.   And I am involved with a reality show called “It’s A Wrap” very cool show about wrapping cars that is in development.   I guess that is why I have not had time to get to my blog!!!  LOL

Redneck Weddings is doing good too.  I actually wrote three episodes and a whole package for pitching along with budgets stay tuned for this too I see up-coming opportunities in that department too.  I re-tooled the show and made it darker and with some drama to it.

“Redneck Weddings” the Music Video into a festival this past month “Art all Night” in Trenton NJ.  It was shown to thousands of people who attended the festival.  It is a 24 hour film and art festival with actual artists from all over the world displaying their art and film.    And the theme TV Song Redneck Weddings got a new version re-recorded by Rob Valle who wrote the song in twenty minutes. It so catchy! It has the fiddle and vocals that really make it so much more fuller than before.  It is also on itunes for purchase or just listen for the sample of it.   Gary Carter produced it and worked on it with Rob Valle. I got the best musicians in Nashville.  Gary Carter has worked with Pam Tillis, Faith Hill, Randy Travis and Kenny Chesney to name a few.  So honored and thrill to listen to knowing that I started from nothing.

Here is Rob Valle Website

http://www.robvalle.com/home.html

Go on i-tunes then store/music  (In search)  type: Rob Valle and you will see it.

Itunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/redneck-weddings-tv-theme/id1012281825?i=1012281830&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Here they are:

Gary Carter with Rob Valle working on Redneck Weddings Theme Song

Gary Carter with Rob Valle working on Redneck Weddings Theme Song

The last couple of months I have been working on a game show for the Game Show Network as a (stand-in) dry rehearsals but I got a chance to work with Billy Gardell from Mike and Molly!   What a nice guy and he was a stand up comedian for many years.  Well, he reminds me a little of Jackie Gleason. Bigger than life and he has a big heart.

Jackie Gleason at his best.

Here is a promo of the Show.  And if you look at this promo you can see me running down to play from my throne on set!

Happy 4th of July!

Lady Liberty!  USA

Lady Liberty! USA

Redneck Weddings at the Hoboken International Film Festival!

Creator and Writer Catherine Natale on the red carpet

Creator and Writer Catherine Natale on the red carpet

My friends and I doing a selfie at the Hoboken International Film Festival

My friends and I doing a selfie at the Hoboken International Film Festival

Creator Catherine Natale before the award show at the Hoboken international film festival Paramount Theatre

Me at the theatre before show

At the marquee sign

At the marquee sign

Redneck Weddings got it’s debut at the Hoboken International Film Festival. It was my first experience as a Filmmaker/Creator being accepted at a festival. Out of 1500 entries only 150 were selected and only 14 TV pilots were chosen.

So, it was a big deal for everyone involved with Redneck Weddings!

I had a blast to say the least.

Here are some photos of my time in Middletown NY. Yes Middletown NY not Hoboken NJ. You see they had a fire at a theatre in Hoboken the festival Director Kenneth Del Vechicco was shooting a film up in Middletown and decided to hold the festival there! The Paramount Theatre is a beautiful theatre Redneck Weddings was shown in the big theatre. I was 50 feet tall!!!

Burt Young was honored at the festival among other celebrities that came out! It was quite a week.

Enjoy
Red Carpet Interview: https://vimeo.com/98828797

Redneck Weddings Creator and Writer being interviewed.

Redneck Weddings Creator and Writer being interviewed.

Hoboken International Festival

Hoboken International Festival

website: http://www.redneckweddingstv.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Redneck-Weddings-Comedy/131800780233767

Redneck Weddings! Gets into the Hoboken International Film Festival May 30th to June 5th

Hi Everyone,

I have been busy with so many things and as I write on my blog I don’t know where to start.   Ha!  I want to thank everyone who continues to share this blog and follow it.  People say that I have a lot of passion, drive and heart I have learned that when you follow your heart you can never go wrong in anything that you tried to accomplish.  I know that sounds corny but sometimes what your parents or grandparents tell you it never goes out of fashion.  I guess I am an old soul.  I like old music I think I wrote about that on another post that Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra is what I like to hear.  It brings me back to my childhood and my memory of my Godmother and may I say my Mother who use to sing those songs back in the day.  My mother was my biggest fan and always encouraged me to continue even when things seem bleak.    I am so use to “No” that when something good happens I get like “Wow” this is happening to me?   So, as I ramble now I remember now what I wanted to tell you…

I guess you can now call me a published writer.  I am on a new online magazine called No Strings Attached. This online magazine is getting some great attention.  It’s about everything, travel, entertainment, News stories etc.    If you like my commentary I know you will like these two articles.  It’s great fun to write and they also say write what you know.  There are two subjects that I love acting and my dog Athena.

Here are some links:

http://www.nostringsattached-enews.com/

http://www.nostringsattached-enews.com/entertainment/almost-famous-what-it-must-be-like

http://www.nostringsattached-enews.com/tutorials-mainmenu-48/happy-birthday-to-my-diva-dog-athena

A film that I worked on as an actress called Wheels got accepted into the Newport Beach Film Festival this past month.

Here is the trailer:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=733561516675212

I also want to let you know that the Hoboken International Film Festival has accepted my TV Pilot Redneck Weddings.  Like Sally Field’s once said as she accepted her Oscar “They like me they like me they REALLY Like ME!”  It is under TV Pilots.  Hoboken International Film Festival is one of the top ten festivals in the USA.   The festival is May 30th to June 5th.   This will mark the debut for Redneck Weddings at a film festival.  It is in the running to be voted a nominee for best TV Pilot!  Let’s hope.

The screening will be on June 1st at 4 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown NY.  So, anyone out there who would like to see it on the big screen feel free to come on by.  Tickets are very reasonable cheaper than a movie.

http://www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com/

http://www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com/schedule-ticket-information/tickets-schedule-2014/

So there you go.

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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

Late bloomers group cropped @750

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.

Group shot of Redneck Weddings 400 with no title

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 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!

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Rooftopcomedy Link: http://rooftopcomedy.com/watch/RedneckWeddingsMeetTheCharacters