DAY 4: March 30, 2013 Good Friday weekend. Short day today. Down at our Board of Trade offices shooting a bunch of Mayfair Cams scenes. Today’s work is primarily in the Mary Rose (Caitlin Collins) arc—starting with Mary Rose’s entrance in the Chat model business, following her as Orphan Annie (Marielle de Serra Rocca) […]

Might be pure laziness, but looking around for a blog topic this week it occurred to me that when I closed down my class at Columbia College entitled SURVIVING OUTSIDE HOLLYWOOD I had put together a pretty damn good list of micro-budget filmmaking and digital information sources. It would be a shame to see those […]

Just re-read an old article written by Allen Glazier, Director of the Slamdance Screenplay Competition, who I very briefly had contact with years ago when my script NATURE BOYS made semifinals in his contest. This article is a compilation of everything BAD he sees in screenplays that come his way. It first came out on […]

Chat, Weekend 1

March 28, 2013 0 Comment

Friday, March 22, 3:30p.m. DAY 1 Who says we don’t have a sense of humor? First shot of the day: A cemetery! Lead character Falcon(Rush Pearson) lays a wreath, rises to be observed-confronted by a Lynchian groundskeeper (Rich Cotovsky).  20 degree late-March temps with wind chills make it feel like zero. Perhaps it’s basic superstition […]

Paraphrasing leads to errors, but for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the Hollywood producer who said—and I’m paraphrasing an idea here—it is better to have a killer concept executed poorly than a mediocre concept executed well. At the Studio level, a bad script can be rewritten 10 times over to […]