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New horror project: day ten writing

We’ve had the money shot! Today was a tough day logistically… Sean planned to work remotely via Zhura, but ended up with errands to run and participated largely by phone while picking up prescriptions and other such mundane tasks. He…

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BLUR screening in LA – May 6 2009

BLUR, a feature film I art directed a few years ago, is screening in Los Angeles on May 6th, at 6pm. British Film Festival Los Angeles. Starring Charlie Hofheimer, Burt Bulos and Katherine Towne. Charlie is nominated for best actor…

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New horror project: day nine writing

Another story meeting. We’ve completed the story up to the point where the creatures are to be revealed, and our characters have to take off on a dangerous journey through the mountains while being pursued. Today, we wanted to review…

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Scriptwright v Playwright.

People who write plays are playwrights. It has a romantic, artistic, craftsmanlike quality to it because it’s not quite literal… not a play “writer” but a play “wright”. Wright, of course, meaning “a worker, esp. a constructive worker (used chiefly…

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Why Zhura isn't perfect

(Follow up post here…) As you may recall, my writing partner and I are using the online script writing collaboration tool “Zhura.com“. We usually use Final Draft, but wanted something that was web based, would allow us both remote access…

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New horror project: day eight writing

As last mentioned, we’ve reached a place where an adjustment of our outline is in order. The outline calls for another day at the cabin before the creatures are fully revealed. A day of further development of the character arcs,…

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Playing For Change

Great song. Amazingly talented sidewalk artists from around the world. All mixed together. Brilliant. “Stand by Me” performed by musicians around the world from SKAT on Vimeo. From a documentary called “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music“. Here’s more about…

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New horror project: day seven writing

Four pages today. Went back and added a scene… we’d had the discovery of the hidden darkroom happen off screen, but decided that was a lame move. We need to see that happen… the secret door, the creepiness of the…

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New horror project: Day six writing

God it’s hot. It’s around 98 degrees outside, and at least 85 inside. Oh, for a little AC. Oh well. We tried something new today… Sean stayed home, and we both logged into Zhura, while talking on the phone. Worked…

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Yes, I know what genre it is.

Success! Acting class today. Had a scene from True Crime, in which I played Eastwood’s part, Steve Everett. Had the script for a week or more to work the lines, but only practiced with my partner Chelsea in the hallway…