October 1, 2012

The Smoking Gun, Part 2.

So here I am. Looking at a trade announcement trumpeting a multi-million dollar deal for Mr. Celebrity Screenwriter’s three-and-a-half page treatment that, based on the one-line […]
September 24, 2012

The Smoking Gun, Part 1.

I’ve written about theft before. Both stories and ideas nicked by scumbag producers without consequence. What follows is an epic tale. All true. With multiple endings […]
September 17, 2012

The Best Note . . . Ever.

Having written posts for THE SH**TIEST SCRIPT EVER WRITTEN and THE WORST NOTE… EVER, I thought it was about time that I told of this far […]
September 10, 2012


I get this call about once a year. It could be from a family member or a friend or a former colleague. But it usually involves […]
September 3, 2012

Pardon My French.

So here’s the scene. It was a twisted bit of drama. The young psychotic played by the brilliant Ben Foster had lashed the nubile, object of […]
August 27, 2012

With Extreme Caution.

Can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked something like this: “So how does it work? Somebody gives you the idea or do you […]
August 20, 2012

My True Romance with Tony Scott.

In these few hours since learning of Tony Scott’s leap off the Vincent Thomas Bridge, I’ve been flooded with memories of the man. Most of which […]
August 13, 2012

Pounding the Pavement.

Strange I haven’t written about this before. Especially considering how often I’m asked about breaking into the biz. It’s a constant question. How did you do […]
July 16, 2012

Congratulations, It’s a Bomb.

  I don’t talk too much about Welcome to Mooseport. Not so much because it was a box office failure. On second thought, maybe so, because […]
July 11, 2012

Billy the Kid.

  Ever heard of a film called Billy Jack? I’m sure some of you have. Meanwhile, the rest of you are asking Billy Who? As it […]