Jodi’s Corner

HELLO. I’m the Founder and this is my corner – a place where I can share items, articles or information about things important or unique unto me and my life. For the first time in my 20 year career behind the scenes, I’m opening up my personal life for others to learn, love and share. Enjoy my world.

WAKE UP For Autism - 022EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & DIRECTOR of POINT 7 ENTERTAINMENT
Point 7 Entertainment, Inc. is a unique, independently owned and operated premiere production company, with a special emphasis in television, radio and film. Since its inception in 1998, Point 7 Entertainment has become a well-known, consistent supplier of upbeat, high quality live stage productions, films and television – with over 100 hours produced for high profile clients including MTV, A&E, Showtime, Turner, NBC, FOX, Comedy Central and Starz. Based in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Point 7 Entertainment is the dynamic result of Gomes’ vision to become a full scale, independent television and film production company. Under the direction of Gomes, Point 7 Entertainment develops and produces new programming formats and concepts by leveraging its unique relationships with the top talent and intellectual property creators in the business. Jodi Gomes’ name is synonymous with “ambition” as she remains one of the most celebrated Showrunners to have successfully Directed and Produced 5 genres of television including Celeb-reality/Docu-Soaps; Scripted Comedy Series, Late Night Talkshows; Lifestyle Makeovers and Stand-up Comedy. One of the busiest female executives today, Gomes launched her career in 1990 and is recognized for profitably running Magic Johnson Entertainment, The Tom Lynch Company and Eddie Murphy Productions. Gomes is coming fresh off the high profile A&E Docu-Drama Series, “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty”, now airing in over 30 countries, where she served as Showrunner and took the helm by directing all 6 hours of the acclaimed mini-series. Born and raised in Boston, Gomes currently resides in Los Angeles and Atlanta, where she received the key to the City from Mayor Shirley Franklin in 2002 and remains a close friend of current Mayor Kasim Reed.

Autism Poem: I Am Ethan

I am Ethan.
You may not understand me, or the way I feel today.
You may not understand my reasoning for things I do or say.

The reasons why I’m so loud and say things over & over again,
Why I run so differently or lose my homework every now & then.

I write my letters backwards and sometimes numbers too,
and when in a conversation, I’ll say “Guess what” 100 times to you.

Too much noise, light, or excitement can set me in a spin.
I don’t like the way these pants feel rubbing against my skin.

I try to be good, but sometimes it’s hard to control,
I have to do it, it’s an impulse, I don’t always do what I’m told.

Ketchup, Ranch and BBQ sauce on everything I eat,
sometimes I have days that I just can’t sit still in my seat.

I like to talk a lot even when it’s out of turn,
my mind plays tricks on me and interrupts what I’m trying to learn.

Sit up straight, wipe my face, and play ever so soft,
some of these things I have trouble with and I usually lose my train of thought.

I didn’t mean to spill the milk mom, or slam the door so hard,
everyone else is done with their homework, I don’t know where to start?

My heart’s as big as gold, my feelings get hurt too,
I get sad, cry and have bad days just like you.

My brain works differently than other girls and boys,
but one thing always holds true, I can give your life so much joy.

I get frustrated so easily and my hand won’t work that way,
I don’t understand why those other kids won’t let me come over and play.

Please don’t think of me any differently or love of me any less,
I’m just like other kids and trying to do my best.

I am very special in my own unique way, and every moment with me
you’ll never have a dull day.

By: Kelly Graham
Poem way of: Child Autism Parent Cafe.com