The dissolving hero

Roald Dahl has always been my favorite author. I remember devouring his books when I was little, loving that I could dive into a whirlpool of mystical creatures, foul and fantastic characters, and made-up words like crumpscoddle and razztwizzler. Upon […]


Selling auditions: is nothing sacred?!

UPDATE 2:30 pm PST April 2, 2013 As of 2:30pm PST we have word that the Casting Directors have taken the audition tapes off the auction block, and instead are donating them to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and […]


You are a felon

“You are a felon.”  Those were the words texted by one high school kid to another after the boy bragged via text about raping an unconscious 16 year old girl in Steubenville, Ohio.  The phrase was echoed again on Sunday […]


Embrace the F-word

No, this is not going to be a pitch for the MPAA to allow more than two F-bombs before issuing an R rating (although I do think it’s absolutely insane that they find it of paramount importance to shield our […]


Are we all racist?

Okay, maybe that title is a bit harsh, but it probably got your attention. And it should because it’s a topic worth your attention. As worthy as anything else of significance might be. What’s even worse though than shamelessly luring […]


Hollywood McCarthyism 2012

The talk in the room turns to politics. The writer clams up, fearful that if he offers his views it could hurt his career. You might assume this is Hollywood in the 1950s, that the views the writer is afraid […]

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