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Honest To god - true Story Of The Atheist

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Some friends of mine have a show opening I wanted to share with y’all - I hope you can make it.
Horse Trade & elsewhere present:
The Honest-to-god- true Story Of The Atheist
Thursday, June 12, 2008 through Saturday, June 21, 2008
written by Dan Trujillo
directed by Isaac Butler
Abe Goldfarb, Daryl Lathon, Jennifer Gordon Thomas
Lighting Design: Sabrina […]


Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Some good things happened to good people whilst I was on a break, and I missed noting them on the blog.
So here tis:
My friend Ian’s film LA BLUES is now available on DVD, so please add it to your queue now! More info here L.A. BLUES DVD RELEASE on Ian’s blog, and […]

Minghella, RIP

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Sad news that Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella has passed away. He was only 54. No details yet on what he died from.
It’s not widely known, but Minghella was also a playwright, it’s how he got his start, writing for the London fringe. He became famous for THE ENGLISH PATIENT, COLD MOUNTAIN and […]

RIP Roy Scheider

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Unfortunate news today that actor Roy Scheider died at 75 of an undisclosed illness.
He’s known primarily for JAWS, but he’s also kicked ass in a host of other films, including THE FRENCH CONNECTION, MARATHON MAN and NAKED LUNCH.
He also protested the war in Iraq.
And he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar […]

The Gratitude Campaign

Monday, January 7th, 2008

From my friend Sue,
A short film for our soldiers called The Gratitude Campaign. Go watch it, even the long version is short, sweet, and to the point.
They deserve our gratitude, especially now that our dickhead President vetoed an increase in their pay and benefits.
You see a soldier, make the sign. They […]

Happy Birthday Chucky!

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Just wanted to shout out today that it’s the birthday of my good friend Chuck on this day, December 2nd!
Happy Birthday, Chucky!

To know Chuck is to love him . . . anyone who’s ever met the man walks away enriched, I say that sincerely . . . he’s a one-man band of happiness . . […]

Essandoh Chewing Bubble Gum & Kicking Ass In Beantown

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

I don’t know if all y’all are aware of it, but my best buddy Ato Essandoh is acting in a revival of Rabe’s STREAMERS in Boston . . . and doing quite well, according to the reviews . . .
Variety says:
“Essandoh is a force of nature as the riveting powder keg that is Carlyle, […]

The Life and Death of Jesse James - Josh Olson

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Utterly fascinating story by the esteemed Josh Olson in LA Weekly called The Life and Death of Jesse James that I highly recommend for everyone.
Brother Olson, you can tell the hell outa a story, my man.

Happy Birthday, Bro!

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

It’s my little brother’s birthday today, the lucky bastard!
Lucky, because he’s younger than me and October is a great month for birthdays . . . heh.
So it’s his day, and if you know him, give him a buzz . . . and here’s a picture from his site, he’s the one on the […]

Opening Tonight

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

My friend James has a show opening tonight, I suggest that you drop almost everything else and run to see it!
It’s called The Blood Brothers Present: PULP.

Career Coaching For Actors, Writers, Artists & Directors . . .

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

So I got a nugget to share with y’all.
Before writing full time, I used to be employed by an organization called Capes Coaching - I was their office manager for a time - I left very amicably to do an adaptation job months ago and now that enough time has passed, I can now […]