April 23, 2012

The Sex Factor.

  *Warning. The following blog, though accurate and intended as comical, absurdist entertainment, uses offensive language and depicts crude behavior. Click BACK now or hold your […]
April 16, 2012

Misunderestimated.

  On one of my early career assignments, I became acquainted with an older, gregarious producer who, by my count, had made nearly twenty movies without […]
April 9, 2012

Dead on Arrival.

One July 4th weekend I was invited to join a small collection of William Morris lit agents who were planning to get independent down Texas way. […]
April 3, 2012

F-Bombs on Mom.

Here’s the scene. It was night on a cold and windswept mountaintop movie set. Writer and movie star had found shelter near the playback monitors. I […]
March 26, 2012

Rum, Guns and Cigars, Part 3.

It was an early Sunday morning and our last full day in Cuba. The Viva la Revolucion revelers of Carnival de Habana had long since packed […]
March 19, 2012

Rum, Guns and Cigars, Part 2.

“We don’t call our dear president Castro,” said Propaganda Tony, correcting me in front of the few assembled Communist party representatives. “We call him Fidel. Just […]
March 12, 2012

Rum, Guns and Cigars, Part 1.

I was briefly partnered in a producing agreement at Columbia/Tri-Star with Gary Foster (Sleepless in Seattle, Tin Cup), a man to whom I will forever owe […]
March 6, 2012

The Coolest Deed.

Way back when The Shawshank Redemption was barely hanging on in theaters, squeaking out some pretty meager box office, and still years before it was regarded […]
February 27, 2012

James Bond vs. My Big Fat Mouth.

I owe much to James Bond. Or to be more accurate, 007’s inventor, author Ian Fleming. I was twelve years old and not much of a […]
February 20, 2012

Screwed.

Just a few weeks ago I was guest-speaking to young screenwriters at an L.A. film school. It was a theater stuffed with young alert faces. The […]