Fun Stuff

Addicted to teen soaps? No more shame…

Hey, folks– Just wanted to pass on a terrific piece, “Confessions of a 90210 Addict,” from yesterday’s Daily Beast.  This was written by my good friend Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who’s a terrific writer and has this wonderful piece on why she’s addicted to teen soaps.  Enjoy!… http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-03-08/confessions-of-a-90210-addict/?cid=bsa:topnav:sxyb You might also like:No Related...

Great video – the magic of green screen!

Hey, guys– I know there are a bunch of you waiting for answers– Jon H., Nse, Denise, and a couple more– and I promise I’ll get to them… but first… Special thanks to the guys at TVBytheNumbers for pointing out this awesome video about the amazing-ness of green screen (and how...

Great animated shorts!

Hey, folks– For your viewing pleasure… here are some amazing recent animated shorts… enjoy…http://www.smashingapps.com/2010/01/22/absolutely-incredible-short-animations-that-would-make-you-say-wow.html You might also like:No Related Posts

TV's Biggest Blunders

Hey, foiks– just wanted to point you toward a fun list… James Hibberd lists the biggest TV blunders of the decade in this morning’s Hollywood Reporter… pretty dead-on, if you ask me… Click HERE to check out the list! You might also like:No Related Posts

AFI's Top Movies and TV Shows of 2009…

AFI has released it’s lists of the top movies and TV shows of 2009… Thoughts? AFI’s Top 10 Films of 2009: “Coraline” “The Hangover” “The Hurt Locker” “The Messenger” “Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire” “A Serious Man” “A Single Man” “Sugar” “Up” “Up in the Air” AFI‘s Top...

Caucasian writer seeks minority writing partner?

In the footsteps of last week’s discussion about diversity and opportunities for minority writers in Hollywood, thought you might enjoy this weird/funny/interesting ad posted on Craigslist today. What are your thoughts on this? Caucasian Comedy Writer with Credits Seeks Minority Writing Partner (Hollywood/Tinsel Town/City of Angels) Date: 2009-12-02, 3:17PM PST Reply...

Top 50 Movies of the Decade… or Not?

Time Out New York has posted their list of 50 movies that “mattered” over the last decade.  Take a look, see what you think… http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/film/80947/the-tony-top-50-movies-of-the-decade/2.html My two cents?… terrible list.  I don’t know what their criteria was, but it certainly doesn’t seem to be the “best” movies… and I’m not sure...

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: JayCut.com

Wanted to pass along a pretty cool website… For those of you who don’t need all the bells and whistles (or pricetags) of Final Cut or Avid, but still want to edit home movies or online videos, check out JayCut— a simple online editing application that lets you upload and edit...

Colbert Nails Glenn Beck – BRILLIANT!

Hey, guys– Just had to post this clip from last night’s Colbert Report— it’s not only hilarious, but it’s one of the most powerful pieces of social/political satire I’ve seen in a long time.  Dead-on, never-wavering, and pulls no punches… and Colbert’s summation at the end is sheer genius.  Love this…...

Don Draper > Barack Obama?

Is Don Draper (the main guy in Mad Men) more influential than Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, and Simon Cowell?  According to 500,000 men who read AskMen.com— YUP. Check out this poll abput the 49 most influential men in the world… pretty interesting!   (And people say scripted programming is dying!  Uh, apparently...

Will You Read My Fucking Script?

Special thanks to Sam for pointing out this brutally direct and honest (yet I don’t think entirely fair or true) column from screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence) from yesterday’s Village Voice… Click HERE to read “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script“ You might also like:No Related Posts

Meet MFA Confidential!

Hey, all– Just wanted to introduce you to Writer’s Digest‘s newest blogger, Kate Monahan, who is chronicling her life as a grad student (in Fiction-writing) at the New School in New York City through WD‘s new blog, MFA Confidential. Kate just started last week, but I’m totally hooked.  I have to...

Don Draper Gets Skewered

Hey, Mad Men fans– Thought you might enjoy this great Mad Men parody, posted yesterday by the Landline sketch group… Mad Men in 60 Seconds You might also like:No Related Posts

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters Trailer

Thought this was pretty funny and figured I’d share… for those of you who liked this spring’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which is already in the works to be a movie), by TV/Internet writer-producer Seth Grahame-Smith (Clark and Michael, History’s Mysteries), the next “revised classic” comes out in a couple...

Hitler vs. Avatar

For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar, which comes out this winter, I’m posting it below.  (Not that it’s that great…) But first, and even better, comes “Hitler Learns That the Avatar Trailer Sucks” (which is pretty hilarious… maybe one of my favorites of all...

Teach Your Kid To Be A Movie Critic!

Hey, folks– This was such a fun and interesting event, I had to post it up here. On Tuesday, July 21, KidsPickFlicks.com— the movie review site for kids– presents “Popcorn, Pop and a Paycheck: How to Get the Life of a Movie Critic” at the Variety offices here in L.A. For...

Storywise: All Your Favorite Writers… In Their Own Words!

Hey, folks– This is gonna sound like shameless promotion, and maybe it is– especially considering Jen Grisanti is a friend of mine– but this is a great new resource that you should all check out. Jen, who used to run current programming at Spelling TV and is now coaching countless of...

Back to the Futurama

Hey, guys– If you’re a fan of Matt Groening and David Cohen‘s Futurama, which was canceled by FOX six years ago, check out this Hollywood Reporter article, hot off the press… Comedy Central has picked up the series, and new episodes will begin debuting next year! You might also like:No Related...

Hung Up on the Hangover!

Hey, guys– Thanks to Brian, who pointed out this great article on Nikki Finke‘s Deadline Hollywood Daily about how The Hangover came to be written… it’s a pretty fun story– check it out! You might also like:No Related Posts

Getting Canceled: Terminator-Style

So, I’m not sure how many of you are/were fans of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which was recently canceled by FOX (personally, I LOVED the first season and Tivoed most of the second, but haven’t watched it yet), but either way… You have to read this blog post from Josh...

ABC & NBC New 2009-2010 Schedules… with clips!

Hey, folks– Here’s the latest from the upfronts, ABC and NBC‘s schedules… ABC 2009-2010 Schedule NBC 2009-2010 Schedule Also, for your viewing pleasure, some clips from the upcoming shows… FOX’s Human Target, Past Life, Brothers, Cleveland, and Sons of Tucson ABC’s Cougar Town, starring Courtney Cox ABC’s remake of V You...

Onion Star Trek Spoof!

If you haven’t seen the Onion “News Network”‘s hilarious Star Trek commentary— beam yourself up!… Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As ‘Fun, Watchable’ You might also like:No Related Posts

Great NBC/Ben Silverman piece- NY Magazine

Hey, all– Just had to post this morning’s awesomely hilarious piece from NY Magazine.  If you love following the slapstick programming antics of NBC‘s Ben Silverman as much as I do, you’ll love this.  It uses some great graphs and pie charts to show you just how well– er, NOT well–...

Thanks for a great turnout!

Hey, everyone– Just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who came out Tuesday night for the Small Screen, Big Picture seminar and pitch panel at Barnes & Noble here in L.A.  There were a ton of Script Notes readers there… some familiar faces and some great newbies… and it was...

A Peek into the Mind of a Movie Producer

Hey, guys– My friend Dena Hysell, one of the founders of Secret Handshake Entertainment (Drinky Crow, Baxter & MacGuire) is one of the producers on St. Vincent, director Walter Hill‘s new movie starring Mickey Rourke.  CORRECTION:  Okay, it’s not actually St. Vincent… it’s A Little Help, starring Jenna Fischer and Chris...