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An award-winning screenwriter at international film festivals and labs, Caitlin McCarthy has two feature films in development: “Wonder Drug” with director Tom Gilroy (“Spring Forward”); and “Resistance” with director Si Wall (“The Dinner Party,” premiering November 2010) and producer Rebecca-Clare Evans. She also has a TV series treatment, “Free Skate,” which is currently being considered by top production companies.
By Caitlin McCarthy
I love a good campaign. To me, nothing is more exciting than turning a great idea into reality.
Facebook has enabled the average person to orchestrate a campaign with just a few clicks. But don’t underestimate those clicks – they’re powerful. Take Betty White, for example. She was invited to host “Saturday Night Live” after a successful petition on Facebook, and later won an Emmy for that gig. We love Betty, and SNL got that message thanks to social networking.
After telling everyone that British actor and rock singer Michael Des Barres would make an excellent vampire on HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” I realized that a Facebook petition should be created for this very purpose. So, without further ado, I give you: PutMichaelDesBarresOnTrueBlood.
Des Barres, affectionately called MDB by fans, is best known for playing the recurring role of Murdoc on the TV series “MacGyver,” and for replacing the late Robert Palmer in the rock group Power Station, which was partly formed by my tweenage crush John Taylor of Duran Duran. MDB fronted Power Station at the legendary 1985 Live Aid concert.
The official website for MDB contains an obscenely long list of credits for music, film, television, theatre, and other endeavors. Does this man ever sleep? Methinks not — which is why he’s perfect for “True Blood.” As one fan posted on the Facebook petition, “he’s already a vampire.”
Some of the actors MDB has worked with include Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Gabriel Byrne, Beverly D’Angelo, Rosanna Arquette, Nastassja Kinski and Andy Garcia. And you can see him right now in that adorable Nikon ad with Ashton Kutcher.