Danny Manus

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Why I spell strength & inspiration M-O-M

I’ve always been a bit of a mama’s boy. It’s the stereotypical Jewish mother/son relationship I guess. Eat, laugh, guilt, hug, repeat. My mother is the source of my sarcasm and humor, and as an English teacher, she always pushed […]

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How technology has ruined romantic comedy

Remember the good old days when to find one’s lost soul mate, a character had to scour the earth on this grand romantic voyage with nothing but a wisp of hair, a charcoal drawing and a childhood memory? Now, they […]

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Hollywood Journal’s Hopes for 2014

How Hollywood can make the world a better place in 2014… More original content, more chances on new voices, more stepping outside of the box and actually starting to make movies again, instead of just talking about making movies. – […]


What ‘Hollywood Journal’ is grateful for…

Ashley Ballard – My beautiful family, the love and support we share, health, joy, laughter, strength, our talents and the freedom to share them! Jaime Becker – My family. Duh. Such a cliche, right? Better yet I should say I […]

Austin Film Festival

Inspiration, motivation and brainstorm Botox at the Austin Film Festival

Sometimes all you need to keep going is a little creative rejuvenation. A little brainstorm Botox. A writer’s reset button. And that’s exactly what I found in Texas last week at the Austin Film Festival. It was an enjoyably exhausting […]

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The greatest Hollywood meeting I ever had

I usually don’t like discussing specific meetings I’ve had as it sounds like bragging or name dropping, neither of which I really enjoy doing. But there are a couple meetings I’ve had over the years that stand out for me. […]

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