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 […]
April 8, 2015

Quick Draw McFlaw.

It was a black tie event. Cocktails and formal wear with possibly a charity involved. I recall standing amongst some writing peers, one of whom was […]
April 1, 2015

Zero the Hero.

Question. What’s your score? You know. Movie wise. How many millions have your pictures made? How many viewers have you been able to rack up with […]