Category Archives: Scripts

What The Smurf Is Going On?

I have the utmost respect for anyone who gets a movie onto the screens here in the US. I really do. I’ve come close a couple of times, so I know the seemingly insurmountable challenge of getting one over the … Continue reading

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If You Have A Car In LA, You’re An Installation Artist

It’s a cliche but it’s true, you live in your car in LA. Everything in La-la is worked out based on how much time you have to spend behind the wheel in order to achieve it. Catching a movie at … Continue reading

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A Small, Bitter LA Victory

I’m driving into Century City Mall and pull up to the parking ticket dispenser. I punch the green button to get a parking chit. As the dot matrix printer inside whirls into life, the machine’s LED message window informs me … Continue reading

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A Handbrake Slide Into Bali

Laptops, meetings, cell phones, alarms, Facebook, email, texting, tweeting, deadlines, new scripts, freelance, headhunters, driving, four square, shopping, groceries, laundry, gym, yoga, haircuts, social calendar, flights, visas, currency conversions, post, blogs, therapist appointments, parties, events, openings, must-sees, must-dos, must-haves. These … Continue reading

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The LA Marathon

No one walks in LA. It’s a saying that the Angelinos love to throw around. Because everyone’s in their car, right? Actually it’s because everyone’s running. And they are hoping like fuck that they make it to the mythical finish … Continue reading

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Sulking all the way to Sydney

After the highs of Brisbane and seeing an old friend again, Sydney was like bumping into and ex that you have been trying to avoid. Before I moved to LA, I had tried to get a film career going in … Continue reading

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