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I'm Mark & I've Been a Fame fan since 1982. This blog is dedicated to the incredibly talented cast of the show and is a place to share music, videos and pictures. To contact me please send emails to: mark1814uk@googlemail.com

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Monday, 20 February 2012

We're Gonna Live Forever!



I just want to say a huge THANKYOU for the many emails and messages of support I've received over the last few days. You guys are awesome!


I was deeply touched and at times moved to tears by some of the things you had to say about Kids From Fame Media and also myself. The messages were a much needed morale boost and I'm sure everyone will be pleased to hear that they have inspired me to continue with the site.


I've been looking at new sites for storage and have already made a start on uploading files. This is going to take some time but I do intend to restore all the Fame music and video downloads links so please have patience while I do that.


I've gone through the posts and feel the Music links are the most important so I will restore them first, followed by the video links. The posts for Christmas songs, Love Songs and Halloween songs by other artists I've choosen not to restore, as they are not specifically Fame related so those posts I have completely deleted, although new ones will appear in the future.


For the time being I've also deleted the posts for the Fame Magazines and Annuals. My intention had been to repost them in the future as we hit the 30th aniversary of their release. To add new links to read all this material online as well as to be able to download them. So I see no point in replacing the old links now.


My priority is to keep the site going with new posts so I am currently working on restoting the links to the posts already set for March and April. In order to do this I've cancelled the rest of the posts for February, to allow me that little bit more time and so I'm not working to such a tight time scale. So there will be no posts for a couple of weeks I'm afraid.


However, the good news is Kids From Fame Media will return with all new posts from March 1st and Fame is gonna live forever!


So thanks once again for all the love and support, it really is greated appreciated.


Best Wishes,

Love Mark.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Bad News - Deleted Files!



I discovered yesterday that all the files I've uploaded over the last 3 years have been deleted by some unknown source! It looks like someone has hacked into my mediafire account and wiped the lot.

This means that none of the download links will be working on here or the episode guide for any of the previous posts. No video, No music, No magazines, No scripts, absolutely nothing is left! All my time and hard work has gone to waste.

I've emailed mediafire to see if they can help but the likelihood is I'd have to start again re-uploading everything and slowly correcting the links. I’m in the process of moving home so I don’t see how I would have time to do that and to keep the site going with future posts. I guess I'm in shock at the moment that anyone would do that and in my present state of mind I’m not sure I can be bothered to keep things going anyway so that would sadly mean the end of the site.

There are already posts set to go live all the way through to August. Some with videos to watch and interviews to read which will still be okay but anything with a download link won’t work. At the moment I’m not sure whether to let things continue to go live or to cancel them.

In a half hearted attempted to keep things going I have quickly re-uploaded the music posts for the rest of this week so they should work but it soon dawned on me that these posts are a drop in the ocean compared to what has been lost and what is the point keeping the current posts going without having the back catalogue of posts for people to download.

I’m sorry for leaving things up in the air like this and I guess I’m going to have to sleep on things and review the situation at the weekend, when I have more time.

My apologies,

Mark

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! xxx


Morgan Stevens in A Wedding On Walton's Mountain Part 3


Morgan Stevens stars in the 1982 telemovie "A Wedding on Walton's Mountain" this is part 3.

















Debbie Allen In The House Valentines Episode


A Valentines edition of "In The House" from 1995 starring Debbie Allen.













Monday, 13 February 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Carol Mayo Jenkins Interview From Home Grown



Carol Mayo Jenkins interview from Home Grown 2011 talking about her life, career and how she was closest to Debbie Allen and Valerie Landsburg on "Fame". 

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Otis Sallid Interview

Otis Sallid worked as an assistant Choreographer on "Fame". Here is an interview and profile of his career from 2008.













Monday, 6 February 2012

Doris Schwartz Time & Again Season 2 Behind the Scenes




As I receive quite a few messages about my fan fiction story “Doris Schwartz time and Again”, I thought I’d write an update on what is happening. I’m not giving away the storyline though, I’m afraid!

I mentioned last year that when I started the story I didn’t know where it was going or what was actually happening, I just wanted to see how things developed.


Well, by the end of season 1 I knew to make things work I needed a to know where I was taking the story so that I could plan ahead and plant seeds of the stories that were to come. So I did just that and developed plan for where the season 3 finale would go and knew the story arc I wanted to take through season 3.

I then worked backwards and started to develop ideas for season 2.
Although, Season 2 did rather take on a life of it’s own as I knew I wanted to save Nicole from dying but this felt should result in consequences and as Danny was the only other main character in the car it seemed he was the natural choice to kill off. Sorry Danny fans! I know some of you were shocked by this but as this is a time travel story that does mean Dead characters can still be part of the story.

The planned 9 episodes quickly grew to 12 as the ideas and drama around the Danny/Nicole events just flowed so I realised that I was going to need more episodes to do the story justice. Originally that storyline was just ment to fill 2 episodes mid way through but as the ideas came and I knew the hospital was going to be a major setting I soon realised that it needed to be the end of the season leading to the finale.

People have asked when we are going to get some answers to what's going on. Please be patient as if I give too much away at once that means the story will be over. The plan is that as season 4 is the final season the episodes there will address what's happening. So we have got a whole season of more mystery to come before we get there. Although the season 3 finale will revisit some of the events that have already happened and link some of them together.

One thing I wanted to did want to do in season 2 was include more music to make the story more Fame like. I'm fully aware that the time travel story is not something people would normally associate with Fame, so I thought including more songs would help with that and not just the Fame songs we already know and love but to create moments where characters could perform other songs. Hopefully that is working and I plan to include more in season 3.

Anyway, I do now know where season 3 is going and have already written some of them and also have a rough plan of how the story will end in season 4 next year.

I have been asked if I will write another story focussing on a different character when this story ends. Well, I will be writing other stories but they will be different to the current time travel mystery as I don’t think I could come up with a similar story for a different character without pretty much repeating myself. So I’ve come up with an idea which I’m calling “Fame duets”, which will be a series but each episode will focus on 2 characters as we catch up with their lives after school but there will be an ongoing thread throughout each episode.

Still that’s all in the future and there's lots more time travel with Doris to come first. New episodes go live later in the year!

As always keep you questions and ideas coming, and keep reading!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Nia Peeples KTLA National Wear Red Day



Nia Peeples promoting National Wear Red Day which is today.

For more information go to American Heart Foundation.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/


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Thursday, 2 February 2012

William Goldstein (Fame Composer) Profile/Interview

Interesting profile/interview on William Goldstein, who worked as the composer on "Fame" for the first 2 seasons. He talks about how he uses improvisation while creating his music and mentions his time working on "Fame".






Wednesday, 1 February 2012

On The Fame Set



Valerie Landsburg, lee Curreri, Carlo Imperato, Carol Mayo Jenkins and Albert Hague disccuss the Fame set and work schedule.


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Fame News!


With Valentines Day on the 14th, Love is In The Air this month on Kids From Fame Media, with love songs being posted each day. Also this month we take a look at things behind the scenes of Fame with interviews and articles and profiles on some of the crew and what was happening on the set. Also I've found a couple of Fame bloopers that I will be posting later in the month.

The episode of the Month is "Rules" from season 3 and posts for that start on Monday 6th February.



Nia Peeples, has joined the silent protest No H8, in response to the passage of California's Proposition 8; a state ballot measure banning same-sex marriage.

For more information go to:
http://www.noh8campaign.com/







Debbie Allen is taking new show to Australia in September to the Brisbane Festibval, which she will also perform in.






Have a great Month,
Mark