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Monday, October 30, 2006

Final Warning

People should know that if she keeps up the Grumpy-bashing, in a manner that doesnt allow me to defend myself or even address it, I am going to out her, and she doesn't want that to happen. I am restraining myself in view of the fact that it is very clear how much her "privacy" means to her, which, yes, is IRONIC (and if you can't understand why, I suggest you find somewhere else to waste your time).

Peace out.

Update:
And bashing in private may not be as obnoxious as doing it on an open blog, but its still unjustified (if one actually listens to both sides of the story), and still cause for me to defend myself. Someone just called to ask if I was going to disclose this person's activities to their workplace. Before the last bit here, hiding the blog, which only makes me think that she has decided to continue the bashing but just doesnt want me to be able to read it, I said no. Now, its almost like she is trying to force me, if I care to defend myself, to open up a whole different can o' worms unrelated to family members reading her blog.

Do I want access? No. What I want at this point is a simple promise to leave me out of it, permanently, to which I will, at this point, promise to return the favor. How would I know the difference? Try me.

Last:
Im not gonna out her, to anyone. I want this to be over. Its over on my side. Hopefully, she'll see fit to do the same.

Back to Cali.

Going back to Cali, Cali, Cali. Going back to Cali (inappropriate chorus excised).

So a studio bit on 4Chosen. Great news. We need to go find a little more co-financing money, but its very exciting to be in partnership with an enthusiastic distributor on a great project that will mean a lot for audiences (I think its going to be an important movie) and for me personally.

So Jon D. and I head back to California. The American Film Market (AFM) is going on starting Nov. 1. It is, quite simply, the monster of all film sales events, where American movies are sold to worldwide distributors. Some movies are already made, like Transamerica, the producers of which smartly waited til post-oscar run to sell many of the territories.

We’ll hit the AFM, and build some meetings off of it. Everyone is out there during the AFM (who isn’t out there all the time). Plan to hit some majors and some indie labels of majors (already set a meeting with one of those). Also there are some indie finance companies we should meet.

Also, My Brother plays for the BMW Blackfilm.com series. We just had a screening at the Rialto in Atlanta, and next on tap is the screening at the Los Angeles Writer’s Guild Theater. Its our first “industry” screening. Very exciting as well.

Hit me up if you'll be in LA and want to attend.

Grumpy

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Get Er Done - Top 25 Teen Movies Finally

FINISHING UP. 10.28.06

OK FINAL VOTE _ CHECK MY LAST COMMENT AND LETS FINISH IT UP. People stop the madness, this has gone on way too long. Relationships have begun and ended (and new ones started despite crushing emotional blows?) in the time that its take to finish this list.

TWO MORE (Unless we can remove St. Elmo's Fire).

NEVER DID FINISH THIS LIST- LETS NOT GET LAZY NOW PEOPLE, SIX MORE TO GO@@$#$%@%#
Writing late nite, well, not that late. But anyway, heres an idea for a post, something that will at least capture bitter’s imagination. Lets make a list of the top 25 teen movies of all time. I am gonna start with one, and then whoever posts next can just add a name. Then we can have a little discussion about whether the new additions get to stay on the list.

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UPDATE: TEEN MOVIES ARE LIGHT FLUFFY FARE THAT ARE FUN TO WATCH, NOT HEAVY DRAMATIC STUFF LIKE RIVER'S EDGE OR THE GREAT MOVIE FROM THIS PAST YEAR, BRICK (WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE CLOSE TO THE TOP OF THIS LIST).
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1. Cant Hardly Wait – The best karaoke scene of all time – a totally great cast, including cameos, and J.L.H.
2. The Sure Thing - About what most high school guys dream about through high school.
3. Fast Times At Ridgemont High - Awesome, totally awesome. Nice move Hamilton.

4. Grease

5. Porkys
6. Heathers
7. Breakfast Club

8. 16 Candles


9. As keeper of the Blog, I am putting up another genre - Revenge of the Nerds.
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Totally great kids movie.
11. Risky Businesss (come on, how could I have forgotten this, doesnt even need to be seconded)
12. House Party (with M. Lawrence stinkin up the big screen in his first role)
13. Dazed And Confused
14. Cant Buy Me Love - Standard formula teen movie, done oh so well.
15. American Pie - The rise of Eugene Levy ("We'll just tell your mother...we ate it."
16. Bring It On - Just cause we know how much Happy loves Eliza Dushku.
17. Mean Girls - By popular consent, and because we need a little modernism here.
18. Say Anything - Chicks dig the Cusack-man holding up the radio over his head outside her window. "Who do you think you are?" "With all due respect Sir, Im the guy going with your daughter to England."
19. Weird Science - Perhaps not the greatest piece of intellectualism, and I always found Anthony Michael Hall's sidekick (whats his name Happy) really annoying - but Hall, Downey Jr., Paxton, and the bald guy from the Wes Craven movies of the 70's, how bad could it be.
20. Clueless (despite Alicia Silverstone) - people get a clue
21. Last American Virgin - Cause every teen movie list needs an entrant guaranteed to make you want to chug a bottle of Drano, and this is ours
22. Valley Girl - Yet another classic entrant, with a spacey Hollywood boy Nick Cage with chest hair shaved in a V. and a classic blond haired bad guy (a 80's movies staple, see Some Kind Of Wonderful, Karate Kid, Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, etc).
23. St. Elmo's Fire - The Brat Pack goes wrong, and to me, easily the worst movie on the list. But what can I say, I merely keep this list for y'all. P.S. Does any male reader like this movie. And how much overacting can one movie have.
24. Footloose - How did we miss this one. The late, great Chris Penn dancing, SJP in a minor role, and Kevin Bacon in his first six degrees impacting role.
25. American Graffiti - The original, great teen movie from a director known world wide for Sci-Fi classics (and would-be classics), George Lucas. Supported by his mentor Francis Ford Coppola, every major other than Universal said "forget it kid, no one wants to see this." It was a sensation, needless to say, grossing 115 million dollars, and introduced to America movie audiences the Teen movie (as well as helping boost the careers of Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Martin Smith, McKenzie Phillips, Cindi Williams, and Suzanne Somers as a hot blonde in a tight teeshirt.

Honorable mention to Three Oclock High, Empire Records, 10 Things I Hate About You and many others I am sure I am forgetting.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Movie Trailer - Pure Self Promotion

Posted By:My Brother The Movie

Get this video and more at MySpace.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Unfinished Biz BUMP- TOP 25 TEEN MOVIES OF ALL TIME

OK FINAL VOTE _ CHECK MY LAST COMMENT AND LETS FINISH IT UP. People stop the madness, this has gone on way too long. Relationships have begun and ended (and new ones started despite crushing emotional blows?) in the time that its take to finish this list.

TWO MORE (Unless we can remove St. Elmo's Fire).

NEVER DID FINISH THIS LIST- LETS NOT GET LAZY NOW PEOPLE, SIX MORE TO GO@@$#$%@%#
Writing late nite, well, not that late. But anyway, heres an idea for a post, something that will at least capture bitter’s imagination. Lets make a list of the top 25 teen movies of all time. I am gonna start with one, and then whoever posts next can just add a name. Then we can have a little discussion about whether the new additions get to stay on the list.

****
UPDATE: TEEN MOVIES ARE LIGHT FLUFFY FAIR THAT ARE FUN TO WATCH, NOT HEAVY DRAMATIC STUFF LIKE RIVER'S EDGE OR THE GREAT MOVIE FROM THIS PAST YEAR, BRICK (WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE CLOSE TO THE TOP OF THIS LIST).
****





1. Cant Hardly Wait – The best karaoke scene of all time – a totally great cast, including cameos, and J.L.H.
2. The Sure Thing - About what most high school guys dream about through high school.
3. Fast Times At Ridgemont High - Awesome, totally awesome. Nice move Hamilton.

4. Grease

5. Porkys
6. Heathers
7. Breakfast Club

8. 16 Candles


9. As keeper of the Blog, I am putting up another genre - Revenge of the Nerds.
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Totally great kids movie.
11. Risky Businesss (come on, how could I have forgotten this, doesnt even need to be seconded)
12. House Party (with M. Lawrence stinkin up the big screen in his first role)
13. Dazed And Confused
14. Cant Buy Me Love - Standard formula teen movie, done oh so well.
15. American Pie - The rise of Eugene Levy ("We'll just tell your mother...we ate it."
16. Bring It On - Just cause we know how much Happy loves Eliza Dushku.
17. Mean Girls - By popular consent, and because we need a little modernism here.
18. Say Anything - Chicks dig the Cusack-man holding up the radio over his head outside her window. "Who do you think you are?" "With all due respect Sir, Im the guy going with your daughter to England."
19. Weird Science - Perhaps not the greatest piece of intellectualism, and I always found Anthony Michael Hall's sidekick (whats his name Happy) really annoying - but Hall, Downey Jr., Paxton, and the bald guy from the Wes Craven movies of the 70's, how bad could it be.
20. Clueless (despite Alicia Silverstone) - people get a clue
21. Last American Virgin - Cause every teen movie list needs an entrant guaranteed to make you want to chug a bottle of Drano, and this is ours
22. Valley Girl - Yet another classic entrant, with a spacey Hollywood boy Nick Cage with chest hair shaved in a V. and a classic blond haired bad guy (a 80's movies staple, see Some Kind Of Wonderful, Karate Kid, Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, etc).
23. St. Elmo's Fire - The Brat Pack goes wrong, and to me, easily the worst movie on the list. But what can I say, I merely keep this list for y'all. P.S. Does any male reader like this movie. And how much overacting can one movie have.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

More of the Same

Been working like mad, taking four or five meetings in a day since I've been out in LA. Its really been busy and very productive, especially my meeting with Image today. Basically a mutual admiration society.

I will probably post a description of my travels all over LA, Malibu, and the Valley (well, a couple of Valleys - San Fernando and San Gabriel), but for now, I am heading out. I have really been out only one time, for the Black Film Awards (which were great and so was the afterparty, hung with Anthony Anderson, who did a nice job in The Departed), for quite a while. I went out very briefly last nite, and had dinner with my friend Jay and his roommate in Venice Sat nite (I've decided Venice would be top of my list should I ever live here). No really Hollywood type partying except for the BFA's.

So tonites the nite- my LA actress friend is coming down from the valley (maybe I should call her my Valley actress?) and we'll be going to a trendy Hollywood restaurant than my friend Paul B. Victor, who everyone knows recently as the boss on entourage, recommended. I stopped by yesterday to check it out and its a great scene.

Got a surprise call yesterday from someone I didnt expect to hear from. Havent decided if I am gonna write about it. We shall see.

Grumpy O. Selznick

Friday, October 13, 2006

NY vs. LA

Been in LA 24 hours. Due to my recent, ahem, popularity, I think Im going to move previous posts down the page. Onward and downward. Let the spiral begin.

I know everyone talks the talk about Los Angeles being such a terrible city, but lets face some facts about the city.

First, the weather. Yeah there is smog. But New York has smog too, and its friggin cold half of the year. Edge, LA. No doubt.

The women of both cities are beautiful. And smart, though I’d give the edge on smart to the east coast. But maybe that’s just the crowds Im running with, respectively. But I’d say NY on smarts, maybe LA on looks.

Not gonna go through some exhaustive list, but everyone I meet out here asks me if I either live out here (OK honest question) or if I am planning on moving out here. Talked with a friend today and she and I had the same discussion. She’s lived out here, and told me that she thought it was a terrible place to visit but a great place to live. I guess I could see that.

Moving on. Traffic is abysmal here. When it rains (and it did a bit today) people cannot drive for shit. They can’t really drive when its sunny. And you are constantly in your car, here. Doesn’t seem like there is any way to avoid it.

Edge NY.

I don’t really know many people out here. My former roommate is here. I have various biz contacts, and a few acquaintances. But that’s it. I have my whole network of friends in NYC, many of whom Ive known since high school or thereabouts. Hard to replace that.

I need to find some way to spend more time out here. Im looking at sharing a house or apt. with two other guys who live here. Throw in some money for a place to crash while I am here. The hotel thing is OK, but its not cheap and I need to get out here and not have to worry too much about the cost.

BTW- I love those sensitive neandrethal commercials. Like the neandrethal on the moving sidewalk who sees the ad and gets upset. Classic. That dude is great in the commercials. Total non sequitur, but the commercial just ran. I actually tevo’ed that commercial last week so I could rewatch the guy’s performance.

No plans for evenings other than Sunday at the black film awards. I guess I have to spend some time making evening plans, and not just day plans (meetings etc).

The beleaguered grumpy.

Done

I will no longer discuss Single Girl. Dont even ask.

Grumpy

Addendum
For the record, the only potential hateful email I sent was one of disappointment about D's reemergence within 15 hours or so of it ending. I guess I might have a right to have a feeling about that. It sounded like they'd been talking all along (since clarified) and that made me upset. How would you feel? I still think it was a really bad idea (she obviously did too, eventually, after reading her blog posts from before)).

Smoke Does Equal Fire

I have to be better about not listening to all these people in the peanut gallery about this and that with respect to my relationships. When I have a view on something, I should just go with it – I have a very good sense of people (if not always myself). When something seems off, it almost always is. I spent a lot of time learning about relationship dynamics. Why would I disregard that effort entirely - do I really need this advice. Bitter, Gus, sorry. Next time, I am on my own. No offense, but maybe my standards are different from yours. Or different from yours on my behalf.

I am not gonna go into specifics, but needless to say, I am a little grossed out. Against my better judgment, I did something and allowed it to continue, and now I see quite clearly that I should have gone with my instincts sooner rather than later. By taking so much longer, I invested myself and my emotions more than I should have, and now, I feel a little bit nauseous about the whole thing.

One time, with an old flame, is one thing. A second time, in four days, with an idiot, a confirmed idiot, is, sorry to say, same old story.

UPDATE
The foregoing is a description of how i feel. It isnt a bashing of SG. She doesnt deserve to be bashed. Shes a great girl, she just needs to make better choices.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

"My Brother" Sweeps the Harlem Int'l Film Festival Awards



News Flash

At its second festival and New York premiere, my film My Brother has swept the awards at the Harlem International Film Festival. The Movie won the Best Picture Audience Award, Best Actor for Nashawn Kearse, and Best Actress for Vanessa Williams.

Because I cant resist, here is the press release, (and its easier than writing something clever - I drafted the release late last nite, so if its got errors, lemme know),

LIBERTY ARTISTS’ “MY BROTHER” SWEEPS HARLEM INT’L FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS, WINNING AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR (NASHAWN KEARSE) AND BEST ACTRESS (VANESSA WILLIAMS)

My Brother to be released in theatres Jan/Feb 2007!

(New York, New York- July 2006) – The Harlem International Film Festival has awarded Liberty Artists’ production of writer-director and Academy Award nominee Anthony Lover’s “My Brother,” the Audience Award for Best Picture, as well as the Best Actor Award for Nashawn Kearse and the Best Actress Award for Vanessa Williams. The Award marks the Picture’s second top award in its second festival screening.

“My Brother” was previously awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the American Black Film Festival, its first festival screening. In addition, the ABFF also presented “My Brother” star Christoper Scott the Founder’s Award for his work in the film. Christopher is the first African American actor with a severe developmental disability (Christopher has Downs Syndrome) ever to win a major film award.

"My Brother" was produced by Gregory Segal, Gingi Rochelle and Leslie Ann Fouche. The director of photography is John Sawyer. Michael Malagiero executive produced.

The film, which will be marketed in conjunction with the Special Olympics (headed by Tim Shriver) and the National Institute for People With Disabilities (headed by Phil Levy), is expected to hit movie theaters in January 2007.

Liberty Artists has taken a new approach to filmmaking for the African American audience, creating films that touch on the African American experience in a meaningful and spiritual way. My Brother is a unique, compelling story about two underprivileged brothers from Brooklyn, New York, their quest to develop as young men, and retain their commitment to one another.

In the starring role, Nashawn Kearse (as Isaiah) shines, handsome yet vulnerable, as a new face to audiences, but one who is on his way to become very familiar. Nashawn has been seen recently as Caleb Applewhite on Desperate Housewives.

Vanessa Williams, a star of stage, screen, and radio, can be seen on ABC’s hit Ugly Betty, opposite America Ferrara.

Tatum O’Neal (as love interest, Erica), the youngest Academy-Award-winning actress in history, will be seen upcoming in the lead role on “Art of Betrayal” from MyNetworkTV and Fox Television.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

All Roads Lead to ....LA

I’ve been looking at so many different opportunities these days with respect to producing. Its made something occur to me, which is, that success in this business, even as a producer, has an awful lot to do with momentum.

For example, I am in the process of negotiating a deal with another company to do movies for a limited price. I won’t say what limited is, but its actually quite a decent budget, bigger than most of the movies I’ve produced to date.

Thing is, having this deal introduced me at the same time a new biz partner, a very large home entertainment player that is going to distribute most of the movies I make under this first situation. They are looking for product generally (product means content) and need to build their company. They have interesting tie-ins, as they have a huge music catalog and have interest in exploiting that too.

At the same time, I have been working on this project, with Jon D., one that has some hot young singers involved. Guys who every 14 year old girl follow on the internet. One of them, quite frankly, is like the next Usher. And its not that far away.

With this project, there are a couple of studios sniffing, more and more intently, with the package that has come together. But even without one of them on board (and one of them is supposed to give us an answer within the next few days), this other home entertainment company very well might want to fund the project themselves.

And still further, at the same time, I’ve been working on the Brooks deals with JG. We have an investment bank excited to be on board and the biz plan is almost done and they seem raring to take it out. We plan to do movies primarily oriented towards home entertainment. And where could we place these movies we make under the Brooks deal for home vid.

Which takes me to the next step, which is to go sit down with New Line and talk to them about doing co-productions on some of their old movies titles, as remakes, sequels, etc. We provide funding, they provide favorable distribution terms, we all make out. And then it occurs to me, that this project, the one with Jon D., could be a perfect fit for New Line (could also fit as Columbia, or Lionsgate, or a number of other places as well). But having the reason to sit down at New Line, and the credibility afforded by having all these things to offer, is a catalyst.

My job is to mix and match to get the projects going. And the thing I think I’m maybe best at is mixing and matching (maybe negotiating too, cuz Im kinda stone faced and that plays well).

At the same time, to me, it seems that this project I’ve been working on for two years, one of the first bigger movies I got involved in trying to produce, is going to die on the vine. There just doesn’t seem to be a whole lot left to try. It’s a good script, but its just not desirable commercially at this time, and though it’s a beautiful story (feature on Oprah not once but twice) and should be told, we’ve been unable to package it in a manner that gets anyone excited. And the person who’d been keeping it moving along, to the extent that is has been moving along, quite frankly has run out of ideas. I don’t blame him, he’s tried everything, orthodox and otherwise, and we’re down to what he senses is a last ditch financing option, and what I sense is a crock of nonsense. We shall see, if he’s right, maybe the movie gets made. If not, well, its basically done.

It’s a tough part of this business. There is a whole lot of stuff out there to choose from, and timing plays a huge role in getting things moving.

Sort of like relationships sometimes.

The Fearless Grumpy (hehe).

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Single AGAIN.

Some of you may have been aware that, for the past month or so, I have been seeing someone new. Someone who reads this blog. Someone I actually met through this blog (and hers as well, and Bitter's).

This girl is great. There can be no denying she is a terrific person. She has it going on.

Yet, for some reason, we couldn’t make it work. Apart from any other issues that might have existed or developed, we just couldn’t get along, We argued perhaps more than half the time we spoke. From the beginning this seemed to be the case (once we’d met). And I can’t persist in that kind of environment. My work is plenty stressful, and I absolutely need my personal life to be placid. Fun, but peaceful.

This was not.

To compound that, she was talking to my sister, my sister was talking to her, Happy was emailing with her (Dunno why?, doesn’t matter), and everything was under the magnifying glass for me because she wrote about it quite often on her blog. When she was upset, happy, irritated, etc., there it was.

I had a hard time conceiving of the long term situation with her, because of the constant arguing. During law school I had a relationship that started similarly – it didn’t last and it ended badly. So I saw only a slim hope of success. I always felt this since we’d had these initial issues, but she was more optimistic. That was a problem for me, because I didn’t want her to be ALL IN, for me not to be, and for her to feel too hurt as a result.

So when it came down to it, I saw little reason to expect that we had a realistic shot. I told her I’d be willing to hang out, but I didn’t really see it going anywhere. And because I couldn’t see that, she decided she didn’t want to hang out at all anymore.

Was I wrong? At 36, is there a good reason for me to have continued. To perhaps shaded conversation more positively about this relationship than I perceived it? I don’t think so. Did I not have enough faith that things would get better- I don’t know why I should have. The history didn’t point to a better future. So I am single again, and while its OK with me, I hope she’s OK, and it isn’t the happiest of evenings.

Grumpy

BUMP - Top 25 Teen Movies of All Time

Writing late nite, well, not that late. But anyway, heres an idea for a post, something that will at least capture bitter’s imagination. Lets make a list of the top 25 teen movies of all time. I am gonna start with one, and then whoever posts next can just add a name. Then we can have a little discussion about whether the new additions get to stay on the list.

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UPDATE: TEEN MOVIES ARE LIGHT FLUFFY FAIR THAT ARE FUN TO WATCH, NOT HEAVY DRAMATIC STUFF LIKE RIVER'S EDGE OR THE GREAT MOVIE FROM THIS PAST YEAR, BRICK (WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE CLOSE TO THE TOP OF THIS LIST).
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1. Cant Hardly Wait – The best karaoke scene of all time – a totally great cast, including cameos, and J.L.H.
2. The Sure Thing - About what most high school guys dream about through high school.
3. Fast Times At Ridgemont High - Awesome, totally awesome. Nice move Hamilton.

4. Grease

5. Porkys
6. Heathers
7. Breakfast Club

8. 16 Candles


9. As keeper of the Blog, I am putting up another genre - Revenge of the Nerds.
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Totally great kids movie.
11. Risky Businesss (come on, how could I have forgotten this, doesnt even need to be seconded)
12. House Party (with M. Lawrence stinkin up the big screen in his first role)
13. Dazed And Confused
14. Cant Buy Me Love - Standard formula teen movie, done oh so well.
15. American Pie - The rise of Eugene Levy ("We'll just tell your mother...we ate it."
16. Bring It On - Just cause we know how much Happy loves Eliza Dushku.
17. Mean Girls - By popular consent, and because we need a little modernism here.
18. Say Anything - Chicks dig the Cusack-man holding up the radio over his head outside her window. "Who do you think you are?" "With all due respect Sir, Im the guy going with your daughter to England."
19. Weird Science - Perhaps not the greatest piece of intellectualism, and I always found Anthony Michael Hall's sidekick (whats his name Happy) really annoying - but Hall, Downey Jr., Paxton, and the bald guy from the Wes Craven movies of the 70's, how bad could it be.
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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Go West Young(ish) Man!!!

Going to LA for the Black Film Awards next week. The awards are on Sunday, and I’ve been invited to attend by the people who run the BFAs. Hopefully, My Brother will be in contention next year. Maybe we’ll even take home some Lucite. Or metal. Hell, I don’t know what the awards are made of.

Makes me think though. In a very strange way, the most unappreciated job, come awards time, is the Producer. Except for the granddaddy of awards, the Oscar (although the Nat’l Board is actually older than the Oscars), the Producer often gets left out in the cold. The Oscar gives the Best Picture Award to the Producer, but almost all other awards events give that award to the Director (Like, what did he have to do with the movie being good).

And then there are awards for actors, supporting actors, music, editing, visual effects, sound design, catering, whatever. And the producer, the guy (or gal) with all the grey hair, the one who just got done with eating shit for a year, with dealing with all the egos on the Picture, with the agents, the lawyers, the managers, the distributors, the marketing people, the young, nubile actresses in short skirts who just stop by the office in the early evening after everyone left just to drop off a script and say “Hi” – oh, wait, I am not quite at that point of being a producer yet.

Aside- I heard from a moderately reputable source that a certain producer in LA, with the initials JB, yeah, him, has legions of young men approaching the most comely (did I use that word on purpose?), attractive young women in LA’s clubs, and giving out cards with his phone number on them. For personal reasons even. Guy has it down to a science. Just a rumor though.

The LA meeting thing though is a very interesting process. Linse, lather, reschedule repeat. Which means that getting the meeting in LA is very easy. People meet out there, that’s what they do. But keeping the meeting, well, that’s the key. Sounds like a Seinfeld episode.

Hopefully, I’ll leave early to mid-next week. I’d like to find a place to stay, and may stay with a friend of a friend in West Hollywood, but that hasn’t been worked out yet. If Im paying for hotel, I am definitely staying for less time than otherwise, just cause I can’t run up the bills right now. I’ll def. be renting a car, making the rounds, finding out what else is going on, because Im only working about 75 hours per week right now, so I should definitely look to take on some new projects.

GRUMPS

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Top 25 Teen Movies Of All Time

Writing late nite, well, not that late. But anyway, heres an idea for a post, something that will at least capture bitter’s imagination. Lets make a list of the top 25 teen movies of all time. I am gonna start with one, and then whoever posts next can just add a name. Then we can have a little discussion about whether the new additions get to stay on the list.

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UPDATE: TEEN MOVIES ARE LIGHT FLUFFY FAIR THAT ARE FUN TO WATCH, NOT HEAVY DRAMATIC STUFF LIKE RIVER'S EDGE OR THE GREAT MOVIE FROM THIS PAST YEAR, BRICK (WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE CLOSE TO THE TOP OF THIS LIST).
****




1. Cant Hardly Wait – The best karaoke scene of all time – a totally great cast, including cameos, and J.L.H.
2. The Sure Thing - About what most high school guys dream about through high school.
3. Fast Times At Ridgemont High - Awesome, totally awesome. Nice move Hamilton.

4. Grease

5. Porkys
6. Heathers
7. Breakfast Club

8. 16 Candles


9. As keeper of the Blog, I am putting up another genre - Revenge of the Nerds.
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Totally great kids movie.
11. Risky Businesss (come on, how could I have forgotten this, doesnt even need to be seconded)
12. House Party (with M. Lawrence stinkin up the big screen in his first role)
13. Dazed And Confused
14. Cant Buy Me Love - Standard formula teen movie, done oh so well.
15. American Pie - The rise of Eugene Levy ("We'll just tell your mother...we ate it."
16. Bring It On - Just cause we know how much Happy loves Eliza Dushku.
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Monday, October 02, 2006

The Secret is Out.

So the chick who I’ve been dating (and I use the word chick because its what I instinctively typed, for whatever that means) has let her blogging public (she has a much more popular blog than mine) that she may stop blogging entirely cause she cannot blog without talking about me.

So I’ve outed myself on her blog, And Im outing myself on mine, whatever that means. I won’t be outing her though, I ‘ll leave that up to her.

UPDATE TUESDAY MORNING
Wake up little Suzy. Or not. Chick-I-date has taken down her post (and my corresponding reply, which I thought was quite funny), so now we're back in the blog closet, so to speak. I dont really know why, but its her blog and certainly her prerogative.

I wonder how unique this situation is. Not only do we both have blogs (I haven't really posted about her at all since we started seeing each other, because its not that hard for me not to - I find other things to write about - but her blog is about dating, and thats what her readers go there to read), but we actually met through the blogs, kinda, and kinda through my sister Bitter. So we were aware of each other's proclivities before we ever hung out. It was like having the scout team in weeks before the big game, right Gus. Or should I say, Muffin boy.

Anyway, since I don't link back to her blog, I guess this will buy her some time to figure out what she wants to do about her blog, and the fact that I read it. I think asking me not to read it will be asking a bunch - not that she doesnt have the right, but with it so available and having become a habit, well, it would be tough. I guess I'd just delete the link, and hopefully no drunken evening would I try to figure out how to spell the blog title.