Jen Grisanti

Movies

Story: Is there fiction in all truth?

I felt inspired to write this blog about the tenuous relationship between truth and fiction because many of this year’s Oscar contenders, as well as recent releases, are biopics (The Imitation Game, Selma, Foxcatcher, Big Eyes, to name a few). Each […]

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day: A blessed moment

Mother’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning in my life. My mother is my rock. She is the fuel that keeps me going, but last year at this time, she was in deep with Non-Hodkins Lymphoma. I was […]

Happy New Year

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. – […]

Gratitude

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 […]

GREETINGS-FROM2

How ‘Hollywood Journal’ spent the summer – Part 1

From Hawaii to Israel, to our own L.A. backyard, Hollywood Journal‘s contributors had a fabulous summer. Have fun scrolling through their vacation snapshots! Enjoy the first album (more to follow)!! Craig Detweiler – Craig and his family at Sawyer Glacier near Juneau, […]

Jen Grisanti speaking in Israel

Israel: Revealing truth

Are we that different when it comes to our emotional truth? This is a question that I ponder when I travel to other countries to teach story. In Israel, the truth that I discovered went much deeper than the perception. […]

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