January 14, 2015

When the Pen is Mightier than the Award.

If there ever was a post where I wanted to name names, it is this one. Only I shouldn’t because I’m repeating a story told to […]
January 7, 2015

The Fog at the End of the Tunnel.

So it’s a school day. My turn to drive. Kids are ready, pile into the jalopy, seat belts, music, and away we go. The drive is […]
November 19, 2014

Brick by F***ing Brick.

There’s a comment I often hear. It’s usually in response to a story I’ve told, relating some sort of showbiz battle I’ve won, lost, or merely […]
November 12, 2014

Location! Location! Location! Part 2.

“Get your heads down!” warned the driver. After a night of illicit research in some of the darker corners of New York City, Sir Ian the […]
November 5, 2014

Location! Location! Location! Part 1.

A screenplay I penned attracted a director, a dashing fellow I’ll call Sir Ian. A tall, rugged dude enjoying some serious Hollywood upswing, Sir Ian was […]
October 29, 2014

Gun Shot Residue.

The gang banger was coughing blood. His entire left side was stitched with AK-47 holes, from thigh to collar bone. “His lung is filling with blood,” […]
October 22, 2014

Lessons from the Limo.

“Mr. Cannell would like to take you to lunch,” said the experienced-sounding assistant over the phone. “How’s tomorrow sound?” “That works,” I said, “Where would he […]
October 15, 2014

Gonna Change My Life.

“In just three months my life is gonna change forever,” announced Hefty the Comic. Now, I call Hefty a comic because of the numerous times he […]
October 8, 2014

Bored in the U.S.A.

It happened on a recent weekend. I’d bragged to my son about my bad old days of movie geekdom. I recalled for him a time when […]
October 2, 2014

Most Powerful Man in Hollywood.

  It was a pro forma meeting. A meet-our-new-writer-client kind of sit-down. My new rep had called for a gathering of the entire lit department in […]