Lynnette Ramirez

Portland photo collage

The real Portland(ia)

Many sites, newspapers and magazines have voted it as one of the ten best cities in the country and it’s even inspired a popular IFC show, Portlandia. So, I decided over the New Year holiday to check out this trendy […]

Floyd Mayweather

Don’t fight the power of words

It’s a new year and a new way of thinking. Or so many of us tell ourselves this in order to look forward to brighter days and greener pastures. By March, often times these resolutions are abandoned or completely forgotten […]

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. – […]

Holiday gift

My humble gift: Advice to aspiring screenwriters

Since it’s the holiday season and I hate shopping, I’m giving gifts that don’t cost much and don’t require me to leave my house. As part of my gift giving I’m ending my first year of blogging with such type […]


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 […]

Dirty dishes in sink

I can’t cook like Nora Ephron

As a longtime fan of the late great Nora Ephron, the one thing that never really resonated with me was her love of cooking. I understand admiration for a person doesn’t mean you need to love or even understand everything […]

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