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Monthly Archive: September 2009

Sep 30 2009

Setting self up for Disappointment: Nicholl

When Finalists were announced: October 13, 2008 October 6, 2006 October 21, 2005 October 15, 2004 They said early October, but most of those look mid-October. Eek. Can’t find any more dates than those 4. Q: What are the prizes? A: Up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded to new screenwriters each year. From 1986 …

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Sep 29 2009

Roman Polanski; No Sympathy

It’s not OK to drug and rape children; sex with a child is rape.  People who admit to raping children and flee the country should be brought to justice. http://jezebel.com/5369395/whoopi-on-roman-polanski-it-wasnt-rape+rape

Sep 29 2009

Jack Finlay: Obituary, note from the Film School, and his sister

From the FSU Mailing list: Am so sorry to have to share with you news about the death of Jack Finlay, who has acted in many, many student films, always ready to help out as an extra or in a major role. His contributions to our films and his happy smile will be missed. Following …

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Sep 28 2009

First Day As Story Assistant; Argument with Apparently Illiterate Religious Types

I just had to sign a confidentiality agreement which says I can’t reveal the nature and details of my employment.  Does that mean I can’t tell people what I do?  Like, if I was an editor on Toddlers and Tiaras, would I have to be like, “I work on a show in some capacity, that’s …

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Sep 28 2009

Busy Weekend; Bad day for a Migraine

Friday was crazy. I got asked to write a pilot by a web producer, to write a polished first act of a feature for a manager, to edit a short, to add something to a reel, and that it’s possible that I will be promoted to Assistant Editor in January and that I will be …

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Sep 27 2009

Otters 3

Sep 26 2009

Lots of Twitter Visitors

Where are they coming from?  I obsess over the stats on this blog way too much.  Probably human nature. In other news, I went to the best restaurant, Panda Inn in Pasadena.  Yum. Go Into the Story’s Scott Myers answers a question I asked about how to turn a contest placement into an agent.

Sep 25 2009

Project Runway 606; unimpressed

I mean seriously, this was a challenge that could have been so badass.  Only one person did anything interesting with it.  Epperson, or however the hell his name is, did this really cool Firefly inspired denim coat dress thing that was balls out. Everything else was boring, uninspired, or just plain bad.  I’m sad pretty …

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Sep 25 2009

A real person read my script

We’ll call these people S and T. S is a manager/producer type, T is S’s assistant. F, my creative partner, has a connection with S, in that she really loved Prombies!, the short he and I made that was about erections turning boys into zombies, and she has been in touch with him a couple …

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Sep 24 2009

Forgive my Gay Politics for a Moment; Good news

Three pieces of potentially good news on the National Front for Gay Rights and AIDS 1.  The US is poised to lift its travel and immigration ban on people with HIV.  This means that people applying to live in the US or visit it will no longer be discriminated against solely because they have AIDS.  …

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