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 […]
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 […]
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?
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
What’s it take to make it as a singer in Hollywood–read what Chante Moore had to say about it in my book. Trying to be comedian? Read what a standup comedian and writer for Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac says. Want to be a producer? See what the Emmy-winning producer has to say. Want a directing/screenwriting/development deal at HBO? My interviewee had one. Want to be an actor? Find out what a star who makes $250,000 a week says about how to become one. Want to do make-up? Find out what the head make-up artist for one of Fox’s hit dramas says you should do. Want to rap or make beats? Find out what Dr. Dre and Ice Cube’s go to guy says.
I don’t believe a script can be greenlit in Hollywood today unless it has some magical white man with a sword, superpower, or ability to jump high or fly. It’s like every white guy all of a sudden is Chase Budinger from the Houston Rockets.
Sometimes there are no words to describe the level of frustration you can encounter when you follow your dreams. Especially if those dreams lead to Hollywood. When there are no words, make some up. But, by all means, stay on track.