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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Great interview with Fight Choreographer John Salvitti.
John designed the fight scenes in our movie POUND OF FLESH… here he discusses his career and the film, it’s a great read, I highly recommend it, John’s a master who’s created some absolutely classic fights.
The interview is here: M.A.A.C. – MMA Fight Choreographer JOHN SALVITTI: POUND OF […]

Small roles, powerful performances - latimes.com

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

As many who read this blog know, my best friend Ato (also known as The Man Who Would Be King) performed in DJANGO UNCHAINED, and today he’s also featured in the LA TIMES article Small roles, powerful performances.
Check the article out, Ato is good people, and, I should add, QT was a cinematic hero for […]

SubmissioN Impossible

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

A good friend of mine from our dojo, Dennis (big “D”) founded a non-profit group called SubmissioN Impossible that I’d like to direct your attention to for all those interested in making tax deductible donations for very good causes.
SubmissioN Impossible is dedicated to helping disadvantaged inner city youths better themselves through martial arts […]

In Remembrance …

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

It was with great sadness that I heard the news that Theatre professor Mark Hunter has passed away.
I knew Mark, we were at grad school at Iowa at the same time and shared many classes together, I acted in plays and scenes he directed, among other things. Mark was one of the people there supportive […]

Happy Birthday Scott!

Monday, April 19th, 2010

It’s the birthday of screenwriter, blogger and all around great guy Scott Myers today, so if you get a chance, go and wish him well on this day, the anniversary of his birth.
Happy birthday, dude!

Vasilis Pazionis - Photos By Billy

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Hey all you actors and models that follow my fantabulous blog … I wanted to point you toward my buddy Billy, also known as Vasilis Pazionis - Photographer. (His name is Vasilis but everyone calls him Billy).
He’s a great photographer, and should you be in need of headshots or promotional photos, he’d be the […]

I Bow To Greatness - Howard Zinn

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Sad news … famed historian and author Howard Zinn has passed away … if you’ve not read THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES … you’ve not really read history (and he makes it enthralling and captivating, unlike most history books) and I recommend you do so now. A more complete bio of Howard HERE.
Rest […]

Happy Birthday, Chuck!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

It’s my good buddy Chuck’s birthday!

That’s Chuck doing a happy dance … Happy Birthday, Chuck!

Must Read - blogs to be aware of . . .

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Todd Alcott, playwright and screenwriter, who writes about writing and also writes about politics (like many a smart writer) has a blog that I’ve recently come across, so I direct you there . . . in particular, I point to his 3 part series “Why I’m Voting For Obama” as something clear, thoughtful and considerate […]

Rest In Peace, George Carlin

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

George Carlin has passed away, which is too bad, because unlike some people in public service, Mister Carlin made George a name worth having.
George Carlin was an artist with words. Including the seven dirty ones you can’t say on television.

It goes without saying, the above video is not safe for work. But funny. […]

Yet More Sad Departures

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

A number of beloved people passed away recently, but I wanted to mention a couple in particular.
The director SYDNEY POLLACK did a huge amount of varied work. THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR was one of my favorites, but I also loved THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY and many others . . . He was […]