I'M MAKING MY DEBUT ON TELEVISION!
Sorry for the all caps, but I'm super excited about this Thursday. For those who don't remember, I recorded a scene last year for the FX comedy starring Jim Jefferies, "Legit". Well, that episode is airing this Thursday at 10:30 PM! Get excited people. Read more
After a brief hiatus, Chasing L.A. is finally coming back people!!! For those who don't know about my web series, Chasing L.A. follows my journey out here in Los Angeles. Everything you see is real, never staged. I take my camera and tripod with me everywhere and shoot my Read more
It's happened again! I'm referring to my annual session with Genna Sandler Photography. I've shot with Genna Sandler at least once a year for the past 3 years. Each time we both get so much better than before. Anyway, the pictures are below! I'll use them to update my various Read more
If I could describe how I've been feeling for the last couple of weeks, some people would suggest counseling, therapy, maybe even a straitjacket. Ok, it hasn't been that bad. However, until recently I've been lost, confused, depressed, distraught, overwhelmed, frustrated, and woke up most mornings wallowing in self-pity. Read more
It’s so exciting to have this idea finally come to life. After weeks of hard work, the first episode of Chasing L.A. is here. It would mean so much to me if you not only watch and share with friends and family, but also go to the YouTube page, subscribe and leave comments on the video. Thank you all so much for your support! Until next time, be blessed.
Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day and had an even better 4th of July. I’ve been working hard to get the ball rolling on a lot of things. Since the last post, I updated both of my websites, finished the Gladiator Giveaway, completed some of my classes, just wrapped a photoshoot with the amazing Genna Sandler from Genna Sandler Photography, and I’ve edited the teaser trailer for the new webseries I’m working on. Don’t worry I’ll get into the details shortly.
If you haven’t checked out the new website, please visit at http://emileennisjr.com/. This is where you can find out more about me, see my latest pics,videos, and so much more.
Speaking of pictures, my dedicated followers know that the only photographer I use is Genna Sandler. Once again, she has provided me with outstanding pictures. I highly recommend that those in the L.A. area looking for a photographer check her out. She has great rates and fast turnaround. You can preview three of the pictures below.
To see the full set of pictures, check out the Gallery page on my website or this Facebook link. If you check it out on Facebook, be sure to like, comment, and share.
Finally, I’m excited to announce that I’m creating an online webseries that will be a combination of my journey in L.A. and hosting. “Chasing L.A. is a new webseries created by Emile Ennis Jr. that follows Emile on his journey as he chases his dreams in Los Angeles, but also the journey of others in L.A. who are still chasing their dreams.” I’m excited to make this happen, and I hope that you all will support and share with your family and friends. Check out Chasing L.A. Teaser Trailer below, and please like, comment, and share. Thank you all so much!
SN: Congrats to @sssscandal for winning the Gladiator Giveaway!
If you follow me on Twitter (@emilioejr) or like my Facebook page, then you probably know that I’ve been working tirelessly to build and complete my new official website. There were many complications along the way, but after many late nights, Chasing L.A. has been redesigned and EmileEnnisJr.com has been born! As a companion website to Chasing L.A., EmileEnnisJr.com is your go-to place if you want to learn more about me. However, instead of writing paragraphs about it for you to read, just go check it out! You can either click HOME in the navigation, the picture to the left, or here.
SN: The Gladiator Giveaway has 2 more days left. If you haven’t entered, be sure to enter now. GLADIATOR GIVEAWAY
In case you didn’t figure it out already, it’s been exactly one year since my relocation to Los Angeles. I SURVIVED! If someone would’ve told me this time last year where I would be now, then I guess they would be psychic (Sorry, had to add a corny joke in there). Anyway, my goals, friends, dreams, finances, skills, image, and many other parts of my life have changed completely. It hasn’t been smooth sailing either. Moving to a big city on your own, especially Los Angeles, is not for the weak. Besides the ridiculously high cost of living, be prepared to deal with rejection, backstabbers, unfair treatment, crazy Hollywood people, and RAIN! Contrary to popular belief, it does rain in Southern California, and it is quite unpleasant. People act like they’ve never dealt with rain out here before, but I digress. Even though it’s rough, if you can find true friends out here to support you and have your back when you feel all is lost, then you’ll survive.
To people who have known me for a while, it should come as no surprise that I haven’t given up and moved back to Georgia. I’ve always made sure that I succeeded in whatever I pursued. This was evident even when I was 16 and working my first job at Six Flags Over Georgia. I remember I wanted to be a ride operator for a cool roller coaster or thrill ride. Instead, they placed me on the Six Flags Over Georgia Railroad where we had to memorize about 15 pages of script and recite it twice hourly to guests who came on the train. Each train ride began with, “Hello, and Welcome to the Six Flags Over Georgia Railroad! My name is Emile and I will be your conductor for this trip. Before we depart, there are a few company rules and regulations that I must tell you all about. There is no eating, drinking, or smoking while aboard the train. Also we advise that you keep all hands and arms inside the vehicle because that something you are reaching for, might want you a little more than you want it. Now sit back and relax. We will be departing shortly.” I received numerous compliments from guests and supervisors who appreciated that I gave a dry script life. The guests were my audience, and I ensured that they left entertained. This undoubtedly was directly responsible for the promotion that came later, and the customer service award that I was honored with from corporate. When it comes to my career, I strive to go above and beyond until I reach the next level.
I’m working to get to the next level now, but I didn’t know what the next level was until recently. Since I’ve been out here, I’ve been working part/full-time for a production company in Hollywood, worked for a month overnight at Target (I had to quit, but that’s another story entirely), did a couple of videography gigs, auditioned for “The Voice”, found a church home at Oasis LA, moved to an apartment in Hollywood, made some true friends, started hosting for AfterBuzz TV, & recently enrolled in Hosting, Commercial Acting, & Improv Classes. All of this had to happen for me to realize what I truly wanted to do. Despite all the disappointments that I’ve dealt with since moving here, things are finally looking up. For the first time since I’ve relocated, I can truly say that I’m happy. Entertaining people is what I’ve always loved to do, and hosting lets me pursue my dreams without having to forsake a few. It took a while to come to this realization, but now that I have, I’m investing my time and money to make sure that I get to that next level.
To say that I’ve arrived to this point by myself would be false. My faith in God, although not always the strongest, has helped me to get through the roughest of times. It can be difficult to stay grounded in this industry, but my prayers and the prayers of those back home keep me going. My family and friends have supported my decisions throughout, and they continually encourage me to keep on striving. They also put up with my lengthy conversations about my career, even when they don’t have the time to listen. I’m thankful for my AfterBuzz TV co-hosts, fans, and Scandal Gladiators because they uplift me, give advice, and are always supportive. It’s been a great year, but I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for Emile Ennis Jr. Remember, don’t give up on your dreams because you never know what is waiting for you right around the corner. Until next time, be blessed and stay encouraged.
I leave you with the song that keeps me going when I feel that all is lost. “Run Til’ I Finish” by Smokie Norful
Exciting News! I am a new host on AfterBuzz TV, and I will be co-hosting the AfterBuzz TV aftershow for ABC’s new hit show, Scandal, on Fridays at 6ET/5C and 3PST with Mari Fagel.
“The AfterBuzz TV Network is a new media platform, created by Extra host Maria Menounos and filmmaker Keven Undergaro, designated to producing live and recorded “after-show” webcast and podcast content for TV series of all kinds. A veritable “post-game” show for television shows, when TV fans finish watching episodes from select series, they can go to afterbuzztv.com to watch or listen to, an after-show where hosts, an eclectic and knowledgeable mix of celebrities, personalities and industry professionals, break down that night’s episode, take calls from fans and interview guests.” -AfterBuzzTV.com
Be sure to go to AfterBuzzTV.com to view our live aftershows as we break down each episode, talk with fans, and give you some breaking news and gossip. You can call into the show and also tweet me with questions or comments (@emilioejr). If you happen to miss the live show, don’t worry. You can catch it on YouTube the following day at http://www.youtube.com/afterbuzztv, and on iTunes by searching for AfterBuzz TV Scandal. Please be sure to comment and rate on iTunes and YouTube. If you know any Scandal fans (Gladiators), tell them to check out our show. Also, be sure to check out aftershows for your other favorite shows on afterbuzztv.com.
Check out the first Afterbuzz TV Scandal Aftershow below. Until next time, be blessed and thanks for the support!