I’m very proud of this story. I always wanted to write a smart action thriller like Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity or Tom Clancy’s Clear and Present Danger. What I like most about Ludlum’s works is that he admits the dirt that the government does around the world. Clancy, however, tends to make the US […]
Frankly, I just wasn’t in the mood for watching a movie about Black folk being terrorized by racist, ignorant white people 50 years ago. But since a friend of ours, Paul Garnes, produced it, there was no way I couldn’t go see it. Besides, my wife and daughter practically walked out the house without me when I hemmed and hawed.
Part of deciding on whether or not to put your time and energy into breaking into Hollywood is deciding whether Hollywood will let you do what you want to do once you get here. If you have a bunch of new melodies to add to those four chords, Hollywood is waiting for you. If not, you may want to look elsewhere because although there’s a certain glamor to Hollywood, that glamor fades quickly for the artist trapped in creative monotony.
YouTube is proving to be not only a great platform for finding your way to Hollywood, but also a viable and profitable substitute for Hollywood–one where corporations haven’t completely taken control and blocked entrance with gatekeepers. Artists take heed to the new trends in entertainment.
The Reelz network has a new TV series that’s a reality show take on the Beverly Hillbillies called Hollywood Hillbillies. The show developed as the result of a young red-headed boy’s rant on YouTube over being called a “ginger.” The video went viral with over 32 million hits and caught the attention of the Tosh.0 […]
What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood (2nd ed.) Kindle version celebrated a new milestone just in time for Christmas and just ahead of the release of print versions in January 2014. The e-book has now become a bestseller in all foreign English speaking territories, including the United Kingdom, Canada and Austrailia
It would be nice if it lasts, but for now my book has moved ahead of a couple Hollywood giants in screenwriting–Story, by Robert McKee, the bible of Hollywood screenwriting, and John Truby’s The Anatomy of Story.
Movies may be going down hill, but TV dramas are getting better. What’s behind it?
The Goodreads signed 1st edition giveaway of What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood ended on Tuesday May 14, 2013. More than 800 Goodreads members signed up for the giveaway. I spent the morning yesterday signing books and bookmarks for the 12 winners. I want to thank everyone who entered and Goodreads […]
Burbank–April 2, 2013–Since yesterday was April Fool’s Day, I decided to hold off on this post until today lest anyone think I was joking when I posted on Facebook yesterday that the 2nd edition of my book, “What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood” hit #1 in Hot New Releases