Rick Fox on the NBA Lockout, YouTube and Eliza
Although he stopped by to talk about what he’s doing off the court, the NBA lockout is still on Rick’s mind. He stretched his 6 foot 8 inch frame out on the What’s Trending couch and joked with Dr. Shira, “Tell me this is not going to go on much longer.”
Fox was of course talking about the fact that the 2011 NBA season has been delayed for at least 2 weeks due to continued negotiations between Players and Coaches. Fox was a player rep during the NBA lockout in the late 90’s. When asked what the players are going through, Fox said, “They’re probably conscious for the first time that they’re going to be losing some money.” He continued to explain that for some players that can be hundreds of thousands of dollars per game.
Then we got into Rick Fox’s new life as a producer. Fox started acting back in 1994 with the basketball flick Blue Chips and has continued with roles on VH1’s Single Ladies, Meet the Browns and The Big Bang Theory to name a few. Now, he’s moving behind the camera. “I made what I would call my film school experience,” Fox told us about his film Hysteria. Rick then went on to tell us about the challenges of distribution and how that led him to the web.
The producer humbly explained that, “It wasn’t an easy journey.” That is one of the reasons Rick Fox offers behind the scenes videos on his channel. “I’m speaking for the work of a ton of other cast and crew members,” Fox said about the videos.
The horror webseries Hysteria is currently being released in 26 installments leading up to Halloween.