Jason Benoit

Love

Romantic movies have it all wrong

For much of the country – those of you that aren’t tyrannical Valentine’s Day atheists – the month of February is supposed to represent love. What we think love is. I never cared much about Valentine’s Day. When I was asked […]

Spoiler

Spoiler Alert

It used to be when you didn’t want someone to spoil something for you that you took your phone off the hook. Nowadays, you have to stay off-line, plug your eyes, turn off your phone, avoid television, read no blogs, […]

Football

NFL football is ruining the television industry

NFL football is ruining the television industry. Sure, ratings for games have never been higher. So, naturally, it just makes a ton of sense to put Thursday night games on primetime for half of the year, right? You’ll watch it. […]

Lies

When in doubt… lie

There are more “experts” in Hollywood than probably any other profession in the known world. I should probably explain that if sarcasm font existed, the above would be bolded, underlined and italicized in it. When I’m not writing (or surfing […]

Notes

Good notes and bad notes

Dear random Hollywood person who reads scripts and gives notes, I have been working “in Hollywood” since 2007. Not counting those four internships that I did while in college. I got really kick ass at copying scripts and making coffee. […]

writingprocess-hollywoodjournal

Work smarter, not quicker

I have found that as a writer my wandering, overstimulated mind stays best occupied when it has multiple projects to work on at once. Which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s great to have a manager whom I […]

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