April 2, 2014

April Fool’s Massacre.

Note to reader: If you’re looking for a lesson this week, go elsewhere. Because all you’ll discover herein is, at best, amusement and a taste of […]
March 26, 2014

The Tamale Principle.

Simple axiom. When faced with a choice between the unfamiliar and the familiar, most people will choose the latter. At least, thus was the theory posited […]
March 19, 2014

Anger is an Enemy.

Ever hear that old axiom, never write a letter when you’re angry? Yeah. I’d heard it too. And I wish to hell I’d remembered it. But… […]
March 12, 2014

Shut Up and Deliver.

“What the hell we gotta do to get a performance out of her?” asked the big bald one, aka Bruce Willis. “Maybe she’s intimidated,” replied the […]
March 5, 2014

Thanks for Sharing.

I don’t recommend you make a best buddy of your agent. Then again I don’t not recommend you get bestie close with your chosen rep. That’s […]
February 26, 2014

The Egg McGuffin.

“Did you really just say that?” I asked, pretty much stopping the meeting in its tracks. “What?” asked Miles, the over-animated producer who I’d backpacked into […]
February 19, 2014

Tick. Tick. Tick.

I asked myself how many times I’d been there before. Up against or even beyond the deadline. The phone ringing with calls from either the studio […]
February 12, 2014

The Brighter the Light.

“I have a great idea for a film.” Sure you do, I would usually say to myself. And, adjusting for inflation, if I had a dollar […]
February 5, 2014

Down ‘n’ Outlines.

The deal was closed. All initial meetings in the books. There was but one obstacle that stood between me and my tapping out FADE IN on […]
January 29, 2014

From Script to Scream.

There’s an old Hollywood story I’d heard about Earnest Lehman, famed screenwriter of The Sound of Music. He was asked about what exactly it was that […]