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Now as fans we all know that there was speculation going on as to whether or not there was even going to be a movie based on Aaliyah. First we heard about Keisha Chanté taking on the role of Babygirl and than we heard rumors of Solange Knowles allegedly taking on the role too. Now I'm sure all of you guys out there are like, ok what is going on? It's nearly the end of 2013 and still no movie? Well, The Aaliyah Archives has come across an interview from Lamont Pete who fills us in on what's happening. Check out the interview below from Respect The Next.com who interviewed Lamont Pete confirming this with The Vocal Vixen.com.
Given your hectic work schedule what does a typical day in the life of Lamont Pete look like?
Everyday isn’t typically the same from the day before. I handle multiple things. If it’s a major event, then there’s planning. If it’s working with The Clintons on multiple charity events, then I am handling that. We have TV projects and film projects, so I just look at everything that has to be accomplished. I really manage all the different tasks differently.
Blogger The Vocal Vixen sits with Entertainment Guru Lamont Pete for an interview about his history in the industry, the Clinton Campaign as well as the upcoming Aaliyah Biopic Movie. After rumors circulated about a possible movie about the singer’s life Lamont Pete confirms it with TheVocalVixen.com! Lamont Pete is also working on the Clinton Campaign for the upcoming election, and throws lavish parties for the Hollywood Elite. Check out the interview below.
With you wearing so many hats, how do you balance work and your personal life?
You came from a background of education (as a sixth grade teacher). What caused the change in career?
My journey is a little more detailed than that. I am a University of Miami graduate, and my family was always highly educational. I got into teaching because I was a musician. I was a music teacher to a 6th grade class! Me teaching an entire 6th grade class started as me substituting 6th grade class while the teacher was sick and teacher never returned! I always knew it wasn’t my thing and I always had a thing for entertainment. I lived in ATL managing producers, and I also worked in Bobby Brown’s camp, and worked around Usher for some time. Once I got out of music and came to L.A., I fell into reality TV. My life is kind of like that movie ‘Catch Me If You Can’ [taking out the police]. That movie is a good indication of how life has been. Do something and become really good at it, and be known for it!
You have been in this industry for 20 plus years. What is your secret to maintaining longevity in such a competitive field?
Tell us a little bit about your upcoming project: the Aaliyah movie.
I can’t talk much about it because it’s so early. We are working with Blackground Records on this one. We formed a partnership and are currently going through the development stages. The movie will be a story about her and the life Barry Hankerson, being told through his perspective. Barry Hankerson really founded her and developed her, so that’s what the movie will be about.
Is there a message you hope viewers can take away? If so, what is the message?
What would say to someone who is looking to break into the industry as a producer?
You are a key player in the progressive movement of Reality TV from the success. How does it feel to know that you are the man behind such an explosive genre in television?
What role will you play in the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign?
What could we expect from you next?