Okay folks, it's time to set the record straight and share some of the behind the scenes creative stuff. As some of you know Billy had a crazed (I'm going to say PSYCHO) fan causing all sorts of problems, such as acting on behalf of Billy without permission. This guy was oblivious to the realities of the business and had ZERO respect for the position Billy was in. He ignored legalities, ownership rights and personal space. We have dealt with this guy for several years now and have told him in no uncertain terms that he must stop.... and so he has latched on to another comedian and is doing the same thing to this poor guy. He is finally off our back but if you do receive weird messages from him please IGNORE!
And so we are here to tell you unequivocally that Billy is NO LONGER assuming the Ernie Worrell character and has no intentions of doing so in the future. While he maintains a "never say never" attitude, the reality is that he wishes to move on to new things. He has new characters, new ideas and new projects in the pipeline...
My name is Glenn and I have written with Billy since 2014. I was also his manager (of sorts) for a period of time. We spent 2 years of our lives developing the Ernie Worrell character and were very close to making something amazing happen!!! We had two prominant producers on board and a fully developed project structure... Unfortunately legal action was threatened, and while there was no legitimate grounds for their "cease & desist" threats, Billy and I decided that we had had enough. The time was right to say goodbye to Ernie Worrell and move on to new things..... which you will see very soon! And that has meant re-branding his website, Facebook and various other platforms. You will see the difference soon enough.
And so... for those who are curious about what we had planned, here is our basic electronic press kit (EPK). This is a basic outline of the project, which we used to pitch the idea to producers. It generated a lot of interest and people were excited about our vision for the character and the franchise. Please click this link to check out OUR VISION OF A CONTINUATION OF THE ERNEST FRANCHISE. Please note that while we have terminated our plans with this work, the concepts and information in this EPK remain our creative property, alongside the characters created by John Cherry III, Coke Sams, Jim Varney and Ruckus Film.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 'ERNIE WORRELL EPK'.
Moving forward, please support Billy in all of his endeavors... but accept that he is no longer the "Son Of Ernest". Lets rally behind the new future of Billy Crank!!!!!!!!
Thanks for all of your support.
The OSCAR! Hollywood's highest accolade. A pinnacle that all actors strive for... and the one thing that will guarantee a long and successful career.... OR WILL IT?
Geoffrey Rush, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sally Field, Russell Crowe, Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Julia Roberts, and Kate Winslett... just some of the names who have reaped from their industry's highest honour, and represent those who took out the prize and used it to their advantage. They selected their subsequent projects carefully and maintained integrity in their art, and they remain amongst Hollywood's most sought after players.
But what about the others? I'm talking about that group of Oscar winners who failed to capitalise on their laurels and consequently became B-grade actors. Lets take a look at some of those people who never quite recaptured their fame (or dignity).
AUTHOR: GLENN COCHRANE