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"Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!" Yes, I swear I wanted to stand up and cheer tonight like they did in "Rocky" the movie.
Why? Because our guest at The Writer's Room was that inspiring.
I sat and was delighted tonight by a man who I should know but hadn't met. We had traveled in a lot of the same film/production circles in the last 20 years and to say that I regretted not meeting him ten years ago is an understatement.
IN APPRECIATION OF TONY SCOTT REGENCY SOUTH COASTVILLAGE WILL SCREEN FOUR SCOTT FILMS
JOIN US for a discussion with independent producer Rockwell Sheraton (Cindicate) on the state of the industry and how to rise above the noise in this highly competitive market.
With all due respect, your opinions and commentary re Dark Minds is
Not only unfounded and laced with words of stupidity
But an obvious envy. The real deal? Maybe. Maybe not insofar as
13 is concerned but your disrespect for a reputable criminal
Profiler, John Kelly, is what makes me want to
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down -- which might not be such a bad thing.
Let me start by admitting that I'm a Wes Anderson fan. I'll stop short of saying that he can do no wrong, but he hasn't done wrong yet.
Moonrise Kingdom comes close.
Wes Anderson, Roman Copolla
On June 6, 2012, Ray Bradbury, the Universe's writer, was called back to his galaxy. I had written this a year earlier to almost the day. I'm pushing it back to the front page in his honor.
One of the first purchases I made that was on my own impetus and that didn’t involve an adult was to sign up for the Science Fiction Book Club. This was no casual thing since it meant I had to buy four books in two years - a burden that seemed overwhelming to a serious-minded youth but it meant I also got four books for free for signing up which made it worth the stress investment. The first free book I chose was Ray Bradbury’s “Twice 22" a short story collection that had been in publication for a while but I had never read. All I knew was it sounded cool.
Dick Beals died. He was in his 80's so he lived a decent span of years and was very successful. Who is he? You've heard him even if you haven't seen him. He was (most famously) the voice of Speedy AlkaSeltzer, an animated character from the 50's/60's who hawked Alka Seltzer.
But even if you don't know that character, you probably know "Davey and Goliath" or perhaps "Gumby" or you've heard one of the 3,000+ voice spots Beals did in his decades-long career.
What makes Beals so special and inspirational is that he because of a glandular condition, he only grew to a towering 4'6" tall, weighed 70 pounds soaking wet with a triangular face that looked like a happy gnome. His voice never changed which is why he was able to voice anything from 5yr-old boys to 13yr-old girls until he died. In fact, he beat out 300 boys who auditioned for the part in an Adams Family animated role when he was 65. (more at link below video)
I'm here today to do a "quasi" review/observation. The movie in question is the newly minted second movie, of Harry Potter actor "Daniel Radcliff" (where he does not play a wizard) The Woman in Black, now available at your friendly RedBox after a short theatrical run.
This movie enters the much traditional Horror/Thiller genre, that in these lean days of Hollywood, have been the quick bet for all studios heads and producers looking to keep their leased luxury rides.
Because there is no such thing as “executive” or “chief executive” school, I thought I should write about my “executive school equivalent.” While “executive producer” is the most obvious in the entertainment industry, my next few thoughts can be applied to almost any industry where people have titles containing “chief” or “executive.” For this piece, I will refer to them as “Cs and Es” and what it means to have one of those letters in your title.
As some of you may know, I work as an engineer during the day, and then work on my media/news/entertainment gigs at night. So going to journalism school was out of the question. Instead, I searched for other ways to get into “the business,” and learn all I could about how things worked (hey I work an engineer gig…give me some credit). One of the ways “into the business” included funding other people’s projects. My engineer’s salary was comfortable enough, and I could not exactly go to journalism/film school so I thought that funding other projects might be the way to go.