September 9, 2014
I’ve got writers flipping out over not placing in the Austin Film Festival screenplay competition.
Just stop it.
THE PURPOSE OF SCREENPLAY COMPETITIONS IS GET READS AND GET SOLD AND GET THE MOVIE MADE.
Do you need to win a competition to get a script read, a script sold, or a movie made?
August 27, 2014
June 5, 2014
Max, Hollywood — I think 2009 — photo by Deborah Chesher.
And yes, the hotdog was delicious. Yay!
May 6, 2014
May 5, 2014
*ps: patricia has a :::guest post::: going up around these parts may 8th, stop back by to see
April 24, 2014
KiteString looks like a really good idea.
I have done the thing where you pick up the phone and call a friend and say, “Listen, I’m in a sketchy situation here, I need someone to know my last known location just in case.”
This tends to worry people though when there’s no reason yet to worry.
KiteString looks better. You don’t have to scare anyone unless they really need to know your last known location.
I am signing up.
March 17, 2014
March 6, 2014
Word is [via Slate] Getty images just dropped the pay wall and is trying something new, embeds that link back to the original source. I see that news and think, cool, I can go link some of my Getty photos without the watermark. [See for even me to use Getty photos of me without the watermark, there was some sort of pay scheme going --- which seems wrong but there you have it.]
I do a search. They come up, but not on Getty. On Zimio. Whut?
Here’s a Getty photo from the 25th Nicholl Fellowships Awards ceremony. Look how spiff we all look yay!
[L-R: Rafael Arrieta, Donna McNeely, Michele Sutter, Max Adams and David Kurtz attend AMPAS' 25th Annual Don & Gee Nicholl Fellowships In Screenwriting Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 4, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.]
I love that photo but that’s not my favorite photo from that night. My favorite photo is not even a Getty photo it is an iPhone photo shot on the way to the awards when I hadn’t put my heels on yet and was stopping for a Diet Coke on the way. Yay!
[I had been off sugar, chocolate, sodas, coffee, bread and booze for two freaking weeks before the awards ceremony. Your face looks pretty for the camera if you knock all that crud off for a couple weeks --- but you are crying hard for a soda. Cry baby cry!]