Articles from January 2013

Apptastic #101: Baking Apps

Moving right along… Apps reviewed: Cupcake Heaven, Cupcake Crazy Chef, Buddy’ Best Cupcakes & Little Cakes, Kitchen Swaps, Cost A Cake, TieredCaker.

Cas Anvar on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Cas Anvar talks with Chris Pope

Chris Pope talks with actor Cas Anvar on this episode!


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Cas Anvar’s Bio:

Cas Anvar was born in, Canada, raised in Quebec and graduated from Montreal’s prestigious National Theatre School (Canada’s Juilliard). This versatile and exciting actor has performed in over 60 major roles in both film and television.

Most recently Cas is shooting on location in Croatia playing the world renowned boyfriend of Princess Diana Dodi Fayed opposite Naomi Watts in the highly anticipated Lady Diana film Diana formerly known as Caught in Flight.

Cas has been enjoying fame in the VIDEO GAMING and voice circuit as the voice of ALTAIR in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations as well as substantial roles in several of the largest games in the world. He will be doing Altair Game signings in Nottingham for the release of AC3 on October 31, 2012.

His European Debut came with his role of Kamel in AIR FORCE ONE IS DOWN, a 4-hour Mini series shot in Luxembourg, slated to air in the next 6 months, where Cas was delighted to play something a little outside his normal casting as the US Air force Sgt responsible for tracking down the president’s plane after a highjacking.

He was thrilled to be starring with Rhys Ivans, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins and Charles Dance in the SYFY event NEVERLAND. This epic fantasy adventure playing the swashbuckling, hilariously nasty pirate foil to Hook was one of the highlights of his career.

Earlier this year he was working opposite Ben Affleck in the historical action thriller ARGO and recently was seen on USA network as the Guest lead on IN PLAIN SIGHT and on TNT in an episode of LEVERAGE.

Cas was had a blast to punching it out with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Duncan Jones’ SciFi adventure SOURCE CODE.

Cas has also been seen in the suspense thriller THE FACTORY opposite John Cusak in early 2012.

Cas appeared opposite Naveen Andrews in the final season of LOST playing Sayid’s brother. As well as being in the SYFY mini series THE PHANTOM playing the psychotic and nefarious Raahtib Singh for which he was nominated for an ACTRA AWARD for outstanding performance by a male lead.

Previously he appeared opposite William Shatner, James Spader and Candice Bergen in the hit series BOSTON LEGAL and opposite fellow Canadian Keifer Sutherland, on 24.

He was delighted to work opposite Mark Harmon on the hit CBS show N.C.I.S., in David Mamet’s CBS action series The Unit, and guest starring in the exciting NBC series E-Ring opposite Benjamin Bratt and MEDIUM opposite Patricia Arquette.

Anvar also starred in lead roles for the WB feature film SUBLIME and the BBC/Discovery miniseries SUPERSTORM for which he earned a prestigious ACTRA nomination for BEST ACTOR. And was honored to work opposite Christopher Plummer in the acclaimed film AGENT OF INFLUENCE.

Canadian audiences may recognize Cas as the arrogant Dr Singh from the CBC’s critically acclaimed mock-u-mentary series about obsessive hockey parents who live vicariously through their kids, THE TOURNAMENT ( for which he was nominated for 2 GEMINI awards for BEST ENSSEMBLE CAST).

Anvar first came to popular attention In the Cruise/Wagner film SHATTERED GLASS, Anvar portrayed Kambiz Foroohar, a moral force who unmasks the fraudulent reporter Stephen Glass, played by Hayden Christensen. Widely acclaimed on the festival circuit, SHATTERED GLASS premiered at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival, followed by the Toronto International Film Festival, with a general public opening in New York. The film was nominated for 4 Spirit Awards and 1 Golden Globe.

His extensive list of credits include Steven Spielberg’s THE TERMINAL opposite Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta Jones and Stanley Tucci.

An accomplished stage actor, Anvar has played countless leading roles in Shakespeare’s most famous plays. He has also directed many of the Bard’s works.

Anvar respected as the Founding Artistic Director for over 18 years of the acclaimed Shakespeare-in-the-Park touring company, Repercussion Theatre. The only touring Shakespeare In The Park troupe in the world. With innovative, visually dynamic, totally accessible productions and a truly impressive ability to mount, perform and dismantle a Shakespearean play in a day, the company tours extensively across eastern Canada and all through the U.S. as far south as Texas.

The fluently trilingual (English, French and Farci) Anvar, who credits part of his wide-ranging creativity to his exotic cultural and spiritual heritage, is a recipient of the Carla Napier Award for Achievement in the Montréal Theatre community as well as Alliance Quebec’s Youth Achievement Award for accomplishments in the Arts.

Also an emerging film and television director and producer, Anvar is currently actively developing several film and TV projects including a teen action/fantasy series which has been optioned by RHI. He spends his time between Canada and L.A.

075 – 411 Minicast – Talkin Toons with Rob Paulsen – Weekly Voice Acting and Voice Over Tips

Join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting! Visit for more information!

Dave Fennoy on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Dave Fennoy


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Dave Fennoy’s Bio:

Dave Fennoy has been a preeminent voice working in Los Angeles since 1990 and one of the most versatile voices in the industry providing voices for Commercials, Narrations, TV Promos, Award Shows, Animation and Games.

Lately he is known by 30+ million Hulu viewers as “The Hulu Guy”, the omnipresent voice of HULU.COM. His promo clients over the years include ABC, The WB, Fox, CBS, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, The Disney Channel and TV One. His campaign spokesvoice credits include Lexus, McDonalds, Corona Beer, KFC, Toyota, Chrysler, and ATT, Time Life Music R&B/Gospel and Southern Company. Gamers enjoy his work on STARCRAFT II, Metal Gear, That’s So Raven, Ultimate Spiderman, Delta Force, Star Wars, Laura Croft Tomb Raider, and many others.

Narration credits include programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Science Channel’s popular series, “When Earth Erupts”. His various film voices include “Ghost Rider”, “Happy Feet”,and “King’s Ransom”, and he has proved a cartoon favorite in such series as The LeBrons, Kim Possible, Ben 10, Darkwing Duck, New Kids on the Block, Pro Stars, Johnny Quest and Sonic the Hedgehog. Dave has been the show voice for several TV and Award shows, among them Late Night with Gregg Kinnear, The Billboard Music Awards, The Teen Choice Awards, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and for the past 15 years The NAACP Image Awards.
Mr. Fennoy is a sought-after VO instructor, and the subject of a chapter in the book “Secrets of Voice Over Success” by Joan Baker.

Lynn Andrews on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Guest: Lynn Andrews. Chris Pope of and interviews all sorts of people. Come have a listen and join the show!

#002 Rob Van Dam on Nerdguments with Neil Kaplan

“My First Guest – Rob Van Dam”. Nerds have passionate discussions about almost every facet of whatever it is that fuels their passion. Nerdguments with Neil Kaplan gives these inspired fans the place to not only have those debates, but sometimes will even provide an authority figure to make rulings between opposing fan viewpoints.

Cas Anvar on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Guest: Cas Anvar. Chris Pope of and interviews all sorts of people. Come have a listen and join the show!

Dave Fennoy on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Guest: Dave Fennoy. Chris Pope of and interviews all sorts of people. Come have a listen and join the show!

Steve Downes(voice of Master Chief from Halo) on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Steve Downes interviews with Chris Pope

Join Chris Pope as he interviews Steve Downes on this audio podcast!

Bio for Steve Downes:

Steve Downes is an American DJ and voice actor. He is best known for his work as the voice of Master Chief in the popular Halo video game series. He worked as a disc jockey at Los Angeles, California, Album-oriented Rock radio stations KWST (1978-1981), KEZY-AM (1981-1982) and KLSX (1994), but is best remembered working evening drive at KLOS from 1982 to 1991. He frequently hosted the live call-in talk show, Rockline in the early 90s. Most recently, he works as the morning show host for 97.1 WDRV “The Drive” in Chicago, Illinois. Downes also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, “The Classics”.


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Apptastic #100: Apps to reach your goals

Episode 100! Woo! CES is in the news, a new, cheaper iPhone on the way? Apps reviewed: S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Debt HD Free, How to Write a Business Plan, Calendar Tracker, Ritual (Lite), Goal Master