Monday, April 26, 2010

The Hollywood Sign

Well, it looks as though Hef as come in for the last $900,000.00, of the 12.5 mil, that it will take to buy the 138 acres around the Hollywood Sign.  With all the money that Los Angeles spends on ridiculous things, what an embarrassment if we would have lost the sign.

Think about "the sign"; more iconic than Madonna, Meryl, Clint and all stars, past and present, combined.  Synonymous with "the industry" and more universally recognizable than a 'men' or 'women' bathroom sign.

Many of us who moved to LA to do what we love to do were inspired by that sign.  We've seen it adorn more movies, videos, tv shows, commercials...
 Hollywood... and books than ANY other one thing that I can think of.  What a shame it even got this close... close enough that it is even a discussion.  Way to go Hef, Tom, Rita and all others who contributed.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Movies, movies, movies...

Yes, I am the only loser on the planet who has yet to see Avatar.  Aside from a bit of shopping and hangin' with the chicas, I am planning a blockbuster weekend to catch up.  I rented Avatar, Crazy Heart, Brothers and because I've cried during the trailer many times... The Blind Side.  I have tons to do for the boutique and other things but I plan on fitting-in at least two in the mix.

Obviously, my choices seem complete opposite genres of one another but I find a good mix is best.  I never know what I am going to be inspired by - I tend to find inspiration at the most random times, in the oddest things.  I may find it in a full-length Oscar winning performance, an oddball character in a short film, or a random individual from a documentary.

I guess I should also mention my Netflix picks: Journey to the Edge of the Universe and Very Young Girls - Like I said, my choices tend to be quite random.  As much as I love thrillers or horror films I've never understood why some people are so drawn to just one type of genre - there is so much out there to love, and as a filmmaker, learn from.

Oh well, enough meaningless rambling.  Catch a movie or DVD this weekend and get inspired!

Avatar (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]The Blind SideCrazy HeartBrothersNational Geographic: Journey to the Edge of the Universe [Blu-ray]

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wizard World in Anaheim

My Saturday freed up and received a last minute offer to attend Wizard World Comic Con, in Anaheim.  I'll be there at 10am, Saturday only.

Come by!

Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dinner at Comme Ca

I had so much fun with my girl, Julie, on Saturday night.  We had dinner at Comme Ca: For Hors D'oeuvers we had Droasted beef marrow with oxtail jam, escargots, raw oysters and moules frites.  For dinner we had a roasted beet salad, a "Heritage" pork chop and some amazing drinks from the mixologists.

Comme Ca Restaurant

After dinner we went to The Palihouse for my manager, Darren's birthday.

I had so much fun... it's always a blast with my girl!

Friday, April 9, 2010


I don't know why I am so obsessed over the Miramax sell.  I guess it has to do with the history, what movies Miramax contributed and the impact it had on the independent filmmaking world, back in the day - It doesn't hurt that we have a best friend that is deeply involved!

What a soap opera, I love it!  Check it out at Deadline Hollywood.

Swingers (Miramax Collector's Series) Beautiful GirlsPulp Fiction

Saturday, April 3, 2010


This will be soooooo much fun... I'm getting all my best friends to go!  Check out CruiseCons if you're interested.  Or you can send me your email and I'll send you the invite. 
Or, go here, read the flyer, then tap the pic to go to the website.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Nashville Fim Festival

Just got asked to attend the Nashville Film Festival, representing Endure.  I can't wait, that'll be fun, I love Nashville!

It took me ten minutes to figure out from the producer why they call it The "National" Film Festival, until he said "no, it's N-A-S-H-V-I-L-L-E Film Festival".  Ohhhhhhhhhhh. 

Good Friday

Good Friday to you all and have a great weekend!