Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Who is, Hollywood Girl?

[Wow, I don't know what's up this week (other than I wasn't feeling so hot) but the URLs in the article were, I just noticed, REALLY messed up. They should be working properly now. Sorry all.]

Yes, just who is, "Hollywood Girl?"

Well, it's not Quinn, the main character of the "Hollywood Girl". It's actually Courtney Zito: extremely adorable, quite talented and unarguably driven, girl o'Hollywood: actor, director, writer, and producer of her, "Hollywood Girl", web based comedy series.

You can see the first installment of her webisode here, or all of them, currently three are available, on the "Hollywood Girl web site. And no, this is not a review of her show. It's more like an introduction if you do not already know about her and her works.

Courtney at camera on set
I've promoted other brilliant and beautiful women who are doing webisodes, on here before (can you say, Felicia Day with her webisodes "The Guild"?).
 Felicia Day
I love seeing anyone who can go grassroots to the top. This underdog attitude, taking an impossible chain of events by the throat and driving it to your desired destination, has always been my passion, going back to the days of early John Carpenter using cheaply bought, but going in the end fancy out and beyond creative powers of Hollywood. Those who have gone their own direction without big money. People who have entertained us by pulling together friends, others interested in their vision and simply going for it. One could throw others in there, although they all seem to be men; like "Swingers" writer, actor, Jon Favreau, where they couldn't get permits, so they simply walked into a bar and started shooting, trying to be unobtrusive; or Kevin Smith's early films, or even John Waters (although of a very different aesthetic, I'll admit).
From Episode One
But Courtney is another universe of female, one stop shoppers, type filmmakers. These new producer et al, ladies are oh so much better looking, with cleavage far more befitting and appreciated (John Waters excepted).

Hollywood Girl is a fun, cute, comedy series with three episodes and a few character blogs for Quinn. She is clumsy, adorable (as I've said), and just a common girl trying to make it in the surreal world Hollywood is, has been and probably always will be. Many of the gags and devices are tried and true but Courtney's execution pulls them off. You want her to succeed, both character and actor (and director, and writer, and producer, and, probably many other things that go unsaid; yes, Courtney, we noticed....).

Check, it out. 

From IMDB:

Birth Name: Courtney Lauren Zito
Mini Biography
Courtney is a New York native and now resides in Los Angeles. She has extensive training in Acting, Singing, and Dance and also works as a Print and Spokesmodel as well. Courtney is classically trained and studied Opera at The Crane School of Music at Suny Potsdam College where she also studied Theatre and Dance. While classically trained, her roots lie in the genres of Musical Theatre, Pop and R&B.
Courtney is a host for The Sportsbone Network, a network dedicated to the NFL.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Courtney Zito

Trivia: Started her own T-Shirt Company in 2006 - Hollywood Lines T-Shirts. Trained in the use of hand guns.

Personal Quotes: "I may be small in stature, but I am mighty in spirit." [no doubt, girl!]

From the Hollywood Girl web site:

Created by Courtney Zito, and based on her real life experiences in Los Angeles, Hollywood Girl follows the comically blundering, yet inspirationally uplifting, life of celebrity hopeful, and beautiful disaster, Quinn Monroe. A self-proclaimed cliché (aspiring actress by day and waitress by night), Quinn feels her dreams of silver screen stardom actualizing as a waking nightmare of never-ending obstacles and roadblocks. Broke, tired, confused and, constantly tripping over her mark, she's literally bruised, at times self-deprecating, but delightfully determined and never defeated. With life, heart, spirit and the carefree, fun-loving support of her three best friends, Quinn looks past the setbacks and black-and-blues to see her shining star on the walk of fame, which to her isn't too far ahead. Or maybe it is. She is determined to conquer Hollywood, but the road to stardom is full of missteps. "Two steps forward and ten steps back," like the show's original theme song says, "She's there for life: She's a Hollywood Girl."
Hollywood Girl is proud to feature original music by various artists in each episode. We have teamed up with producer Jon Santos and 1176 Studios to find the hottest new artists out there and bring them to you!
If you are interested in having your music featured in an episode, please email 1176 Studios at 1176studios@gmail.com.
If you are interested in auditioning for a role in Hollywood Girl, please add our fan page and contact us through there or email us at Hollywoodgirltv@gmail.com
We are not seeking writers at this time, but if you would like to be considered for season 2, please add our Facebook page and drop us a line. Or email us at Hollywoodgirltv@gmail.com to send some samples of your writing.

6 comments:

  1. Wow what a pleasant surprise to get a google alert about this blog! Thank you so much for the kind words!!! xoxo

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  2. Happy to make you happy, Courtney. Honestly, when you have a project that is so well done, entertaining and deserving of positive comments, the thanks are all in your court. Thanks for turning out such a fun series and choosing such an attractive and funny actor for the lead. :)

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  3. Which is better to get more famous: an Indian girl acting in Hollywood or bollywood?

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  4. Hard telling but I would suspect the Indian girl acting in Hollywood; at least she's a little unique there.
    But in Bollywood, she would be a dime a dozen. Conversely, there's not as many parts for an Indian girl in Hollywood, and its just simply hard there for anyone.

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  5. Im a newly inspired vintage pin up old hollywood girl. Ive lived around chicago my whole life, ?

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  6. Is it possible to get copies of tapings of Hollywood Squares from 1986-1989?

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