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Lost & Found Pages

When I lived in Los Angeles, I would frequently discover stray screenplay pages littering the streets. I saved them all and with my ArtsID co-host Gretchen Giles, am pleased to present a staged reading of these pages, complete with cast and soundtrack provided by the fine folks of KRCB 91 FM, Cotati, CA. Since I […]

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Culture

Lost & Found Pages

When I lived in Los Angeles, I would frequently discover stray screenplay pages littering the streets. I saved them all and with my ArtsID co-host Gretchen Giles, am pleased to present a staged reading of these pages, complete with cast and soundtrack provided by the fine folks of KRCB 91 FM, Cotati, CA. Since I […]

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How to Write a Screenplay that Gives the Finger to Mythic Structure

Long before Harry Potter stroked his wand and yielded yet another sequel to his magically inflating franchise; eons before Frodo became the ring-bearer to his own tripartite wedding of myth and special effects; and far, far away from the uneasy alliance between a Sarah Lawrence College mythology professor and the advent of the blockbuster—there was […]

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Son of a Pitch

Because I’m so bloody important a fixture in our local entertainment industry (yes, dear, that’s an all-points sarcasm alert), it’s my pleasure to speak at the 2010 Northern California Screenwriters and Filmmakers Expo and Pitch Fest next Friday in Napa. At 8 a.m. You know, before even Starbucks staffers have rubbed the sleep from their […]

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Film Fest Day One: Kitchen Synchronicity

I?m not one for omens, signs or symbols, particularly when they fall outside the realm of my creative work (the early, sad voyages of which were often across a veritable sea of Joseph Campbell soup). I?ve noticed in waking life that foreshadowing only works in retrospect, but occasionally, when I?m not paying attention, a little […]