January 7, 2013


Showbiz is a blood sport where nearly everybody keeps score. As some people play it, you’re only as good as your last box office gross or […]
December 17, 2012

Action Prison Blues, Part 2.

“I’ve got good news… and bad news,” said producer Mark Gordon over the telephone. With Mark by my side, I’d sold my pitch for a prison […]
December 10, 2012

Action Prison Blues, Part 1.

With the express intent of busting out of my oh-so-comfortable action-thriller box, I’d concocted and sold this career-shifting pitch to Paramount. It was a tear-jerker of […]
December 3, 2012

Back in Black.

While in the midst of a publicity tour for my second novel, True Believers (available today as an e-book), I was scheduled for a radio interview […]
November 26, 2012

You’re So Dead to Me, Part 2.

With the Friday delivery date looming, I wrapped up the pilot draft on Thursday and prepared to distribute the script to my producing partners at Scott […]
November 19, 2012

You’re So Dead to Me, Part 1.

A few years ago, a studio executive invited me to pitch a TV idea to producer David Zucker, president of television for Scott Free, Ridley and […]
November 12, 2012

Yes, He’s Awesome but Can Daniel Craig do This?

So it was upon catching Skyfall that I thought it the appropriate time to share this true Hollywood tale of lust. My best pal Robert and […]
November 5, 2012

A Slow Motion Minute with Sam Peckinpah.

I can recall only three times in my life when I’ve felt weak in the knees. One was on my wedding day. I’d made my walk […]
October 29, 2012

Auteur, Auteur!

I’ve nothing against directors. The men and women who make magic with movie cameras have much to offer the civilized world. Skill, talent, vision. Some have […]
October 22, 2012

Mi Casa Es Su Casa.

A few nights back I was having dinner with some new friends when I was reminded of this story. I was describing a conversation I’d had […]