Friday, January 07, 2005

Me & Robert Baxt

I apologize for not updating the blog recently; I have been dealing with a little bit of sickness that seems to hit me this time of year. That, coupled with the fact that we are having some flash flood warnings and lightening storms in our area probably doesn't help all that much...

Robert Baxt dropped by the main offices today to pick up props for a new movie that he will be the technical advisor on. Danny Devito stars in the film as a down-on-his-luck magician. Hocus Pocus will be suppyling all the effects. Look for the movie "JumpShot" to be released in theaters at the end of 2005!

We here at Hocus Pocus are also very happy and pleased to have bought the rights to Robert Baxt's famed F.I.S.M. Award Winning Comedy Act.

Twenty years ago, this act won Robert the first prize in the Gold Medal competition at the annual International Brotherhood of Magiciains National convention; and then the following year, Robert brought home a comedy trophy for his performance of it in the Olympics of Magic, The Federation Internationale Societe du Magic (a.k.a. FISM) competition in Europe.

I've long been a fan of this fantastically funny act and with Robert's cooperation, we will be marketing a DVD teaching this act so that the entire magic fraternity can receive the benefit of this very unique and wonderful routine and the thinking that went behind it all.

Robert willl also be working with us on his Comedy DVD series for Magicians on "How to Be Funny." Robert amazes me with his gold mine of magical information and how he can constantly come up with comedy for every different situation. Watch for ads in the coming year.


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