September 24, 2014

Guilty Conscience.

Here’s the scene. I’m in a New York City deli with my immediate family and a passel of soon-to-depart Irish relatives. I’m eating a meal of […]
September 17, 2014

Extra Credit.

It can be a battle for oxygen. The writer is in the room. The director is in the room. And sharing the precious air is that […]
September 10, 2014

The Pirate Movie Principle.

There’s an old kid’s joke that goes like this: You ask the child, “Hey. Did you hear what the pirate movie is rated?” And then when […]
September 3, 2014

Garbage In; Garbage Out.

Subject for your approval: Mr. Felton Farmer. This former big time TV exec-turned-producer thought himself to be a snob of sorts. Whilst he toiled in TV […]
August 13, 2014

What’s Your Number?

You’ve heard the terms to describe a certain type of person. All talk, no action. All sizzle, no steak. All foam, no beer. Or one of […]
August 6, 2014

The Three P’s.

My dad used to warn me. “Beware of the three P’s,” said my old man. “What’s that?” I asked, probably eight years old at the time. […]
July 30, 2014

Sam-I’m-the-Man, Part 2.

“How well do I know Sam?” I asked the Prez of King Kong Entertainment. “Have you worked with him before?” asked the Prez. I tried to […]
July 24, 2014

Sam-I’m-the-Man, Part 1.

“You don’t get it!” shouted Sam-I’m-the-Man-I’m-the-Man, a TV producer. “I have a track record of creating big hit shows!” “You don’t have a track record,” I […]
July 17, 2014

Red Lines and Popcorn.

It was around the time of last year’s Golden Globes when Dylan Farrow (daughter of Mia Farrow) went and stirred up some public stink around film […]
July 10, 2014

Yes, You Truly Suck.

It’s harsh but true. You suck. You’re not as good as you think you are. You lack talent, craft, and most importantly, good sense. Otherwise you’d […]