July 29, 2015

Feeling Lucky? Part 2.

It was as if the air inside that unmarked radio car had been atmospherically electrified. Not unlike those few warning seconds described by victims of lightning […]
July 22, 2015

Feeling Lucky? Part 1.

“Bring me a franchise character,” urged my book agent. “Someone you can pin a series on.” I’d just published my first novel. I had a zillion […]
July 15, 2015

It’s True. I Really Suck at Success.

I suppose I’ve had some career success. But I would know this only because every so often I am told so. Be it in the form […]
July 8, 2015

How Real is Your Bulls**t?

Hi. My name is Doug Richardson and I’m a bull-shitter. That said, I’m not just any kind of bull-shitter. I’m a professional bull-shitter. A bold statement? […]
May 20, 2015

Read Me and Weep, Part 2.

After years of screenwriting success, plus countless meetings, pitches, business meals, and studio drive-on passes scotch-taped to my car window, not-to-mention a mile high stack of […]
May 13, 2015

Read Me and Weep, Part 1.

Writing screenplays has often been likened to a Cervantes-esque quest in which a phalanx of word wranglers wield their laptops like lances and bravely tilt themselves […]
May 6, 2015

Rules of Attachment.

It’s said that you don’t get your picture made in Hollywood without having a star or two attached. The assumption is that there’s much less financial […]
April 29, 2015

Reality Check Please.

So I was buying a car last week. As many of you well know, it can be a bit of a grind. But there’s that swell […]
April 22, 2015

Killed by the Bell.

“Love what you’ve done so far,” says the studio executive. “Think we’re well down the road to a really great movie.” Translation? “We owe you for […]
April 15, 2015

The Big Deep.

Jaws. You know the movie. I sure as hell do. That hot summer it opened, my parents took my sisters and I to see it at […]