Tag Archives: Screenplay

The Mona Lisa Smile

There are thousands of screenwriting courses, that promise to offer you the opportunity to “write a role that will have every A-List actor out there fighting for your script!” Some of these promises go further and claim that that your script will take the great … Continue reading

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Pushing the Envelope

After a somewhat restless night, I dragged self from bed, drank tea, ate breakfast and engaged in my morning meditation. Shortly after, I fired up Ye Olde iMac and tuned into Al Rodriguez’s inspiring blog for Save the Cat!. Perfect … Continue reading

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The Faces of They Live Among Us

Now, you’ll see why I’ve been so quiet. Meet the cast! The Faces of They Live Among Us.

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My Way

My HRH blog-site has been terribly quiet; I’ve been throwing every ounce of energy into my web-series, which is scheduled to begin shooting October 7ish. At the TLAU blog-site, I’ve been writing about the world that I’ve created, and the … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Strangers

“I have always depended upon the kindness of strangers.” – A Streetcar Named Desire Last year, I was approached by my friend Sabina, about a project that she was wanting to film. Ever industrious and pro-active, she had created a … Continue reading

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ExecuSpeak – A Traveler’s Guide

Working your way through Hollywood is like traveling in a foreign land in which you do not speak the language. Babelfish is woefully behind the times in regard to ExecuSpeak; I’ve yet to find an Executive to English dictionary. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Day Two – It’s All in the Details

Day Two – It’s All in the Details. I’ve a full day of work on TLAU, as well as my comedy, ahead of me. Please take a peek at the project blog, and see what is happening in my world!

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Zen and the Art of Technical Writing

I read the Scoggins report last night; once again, I read a proclamation that the spec market is alive and well. Certainly specs are moving at a much more expedient clip than in the past few years… however, if you … Continue reading

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Next Time, Call Me

I’ve been putting in 7-day work weeks lately; however, this morning, I found myself with a few precious spare hours, grabbed the hubby and headed to the Americana (just for something different) to catch an early viewing of “Cowboys and … Continue reading

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Extreme Screenwriting

Ah. The thrill of victory! If only. What we more often experience is the agony of defeat. Screenwriting is a sport – no doubt about it. It’s a marathon event; we sprint out a first draft… but that is not … Continue reading

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Two Years

It’s August 4th, again. It’s an emotional day for many of us. Two years ago today, Blake died. I had written a draft of this blog yesterday; in it, I detailed every second of that day – down to what … Continue reading

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Wonder Princess

Oh, joy! It’s the weekend! That time when we play! This is how I’m playing: Four mile hike in the Hollywood Hills (commencing in T-minus eleven minutes) Pre-timing a script Preparing a production packet for Monday Knocking out draft one … Continue reading

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Back to the Trenches

I’m diving back into production training, and have little time to spend tickling the keyboard, not to mention little focus and/or energy. Shit, I’m so tired that taking a shower seems an Herculean endeavor, and this morning, I couldn’t remember … Continue reading

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A Lil Gem For You

Due to my Balls-out schedule over the next few weeks, the majority of my entries will be microblogs. Unless I get really pissed off over something. Today’s treat is a recent podcast from KCRW’s The Business. Scribes Robert Ben Garant … Continue reading

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Tea and Sympathy

“Years from now when you talk about this – and you will – be kind. ”  A few months ago, I wrote about the necessity and the value of feedback; how crucial it can be to the writing process. I … Continue reading

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