Friday, September 21, 2007

Friends Haiku

old friends play then part
like dolphins, swoosh
so long and thanks for all the fish


Monday, September 17, 2007

The Chinese "Eight is Enough"

Friends and Family,

I've had a change of heart. I know I recently wrote to many of you to tell you that I was giving up acting for a steady gig with Mercedes, but an offer came up that I couldn't refuse--and I'm not alone in this one. While traveling in China doing school pictures with Jesse, we were approached by one of the local student's father who is a casting agent for a local Shanghai television station. As you may know, there is a big market and fascination for western actors and western style shows here in China, and recently they have been doing a lot of remakes.

Well, Mr. Liu-Ching offered Jesse and I lead roles on a new Chinese version of the show "Eight is Enough". It's going to be called "One is Enough" and will run on Tuesday's at 8pm opposite the popular spin-off of the game show "The Price is Right" called "The Price is Cheaper".

The money was too good to turn down, and we will only have to be in Shanghai to shoot for 6 months out of the year. The show is slated to run for several seasons, but we're just taking it step-by-step for now. We're already gotten the first script and it looks pretty good. They've also worked up a poster, which you can see enclosed as a .jpg.

We'll keep you posted and send pirated DVDs or videos as as we can...

Kevin and Jesse

PS You'll notice from the enclosed image that Jesse will be riding "shot gun" in this show.

From the Heart,

Kevin Lapin
"Appreciate beauty in all its forms."
"Get stuck in there!"