Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Redstone Defends Cruise Ouster
Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone indicated Monday that he has no regrets about his decision to cut his company's ties to Tom Cruise. Interviewed by former Disney chief Michael Eisner on Eisner's CNBC talk show Monday, Redstone, whose company owns Paramount Pictures, suggested that movie stars in general may be overvalued by the film industry. "I hoped I was saying goodbye to a type of business," Redstone told Eisner, referring to Paramount's break with Cruise's production company. "We were paying too much to the stars, and stars don't make a picture, the script does. We were paying too much and getting too little." Cruise's most recent project with Paramount was Mission: Impossible III, which grossed $133.4 million domestically.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Off subject (again). But, I am diggin' this show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. If you're a writer, a producer, an actor or just a fan of Saturday Night Live, this show's for you. Mondays 10/9c.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Departed deserves a 2nd look and The Last King of Scotland has the most memorable performance of recent time (Forest Whitaker). But, Christian Bale can do no wrong. My eyes are on The Prestige this weekend. Yours should be too.

SCRENWRITER/DIRECTOR PAUL SCHRADER IN PERSON The Walter Reade Theater Sunday Oct 22 at 4:30pm. In this third edition of our Next Generation series, Paul Schrader, the expressive and provocative screenwriter of TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THE WALKER and director of AFFLICTION, AUTO FOCUS, THE WALKER among many others, will share the stage with Kent Jones in what promises to be a lively discussion illustrated with film clips.

Monday, October 16, 2006

And, the Oscar for best Actor in a leading role goes to...Forest Whitaker. Period.

Friday, October 13, 2006

I am going to a screenwriting seminar tomorrow with professional screenwriter Jeremy Leven. Haven't been to anything instructional in a while and this seems worthwhile, so I am looking forward to it. I will share any valuable tidbits which I hone from the seminar. Cheers.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

“Words are the last things that people do. They have the thought, they have the fear, they have another thought, they want to run, and finally, they speak.” – Marshall Herskovitz The Dialogue.
I am going to a screening of The Last King of Scotland on Monday afternoon. You just know from the trailer that Forest is going to win Best Actor. I will report back after the film. Looks POWERFUL.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

This is unrelated to movies, but is one of the most inspiring sports stories I have ever read and I had to have it on my blog: Woman sues Packers' Davenport

The Departed. Let's discuss. I have so many questions.
I am creating this blog for screenwriters, producers and movie fans that just enjoy films with integrity.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

"This is the highlight of my day. It's all downhill from here."

- If you don't know where it's from, get off my fucking blog.