Lights Out. No, Really, Lights Out!

Well, one of my favorite TV series has just been canceled. Okay, maybe it’s my favorite because I was in it as an extra. There’s that ego again. You gotta keep it in check. Holt McCallany, attended one of Lou Dibella’s Broadway Boxing shows at B.B. King’s, so I thought I’d introduce Holt to John Duddy, which I did. Last night, on the final episode of Lights Out, there was Duddy with Holt with three speaking parts. Boy, did I feel foolish! Obviously John worked a different day than I did on the film, and by the way, he was great. Sorry to hear it was canceled, but I guess it’s a ratings business thing.

Watch FX Drama Lights Out January 11 10 PM

Photos ©Joe DiMaggio – Lights Out Photography and filmmaking are unlike any other means of communication, where sworn competitors can come together and work on one project and have an amazingly great time.  I guess it takes 4-5 decades to truly understand the camaraderie between your peer group. I spent quite a bit of time at the studio with my dear friend Johnny Eye, (John Iacono) who you may remember was named photographer of the year at the Lucie awards for Lifetime achievement in Sports.  Someone asked me, how do I feel about that?  I said I’m ecstatic for him; if anyone deserves it, Johnny does in spades!  He deserves 3 lifetime awards.  Being good is one thing but being great over 40 years is pretty hard to do.  Tune into LIGHTS OUT  and see if you recognize any of the Extras. Each one of us played a very difficult part – photographers ringside at a heavyweight championship fight.  Wow what a stretch!  It was a lot of fun!