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LA TIMES, WGA, studios, reach tentative agreement

146 Days

The WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement. It took 146 days to get there. And part of me, having seen what Business Affairs can do to an ag…

September 25, 2023

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Mornings Smokes & Mayhem

mornings, smokes and mayhem

This morning at 4:30 AM I was out on the building’s amenity deck having a smoke. The deck itself is locked down during those hours but there is …

September 22, 2023

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Screenwriting Labs With Author and Award Winning Screenwriter Max Adams

screenwriting labs are back!

Oyez, Saturday screenwriting labs with yours truly, author & award winning screenwriter Max Adams, are back. Yay! The Logline Lab: Saturday Septem…

September 10, 2023

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one hundred days

one hundred days

Today marks Day 100 of the WGA writers’ strike. I don’t have anything pithy to say about that. I just thought the “milestone” …

August 9, 2023

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SAG-AFTRA Strike Signs

sag-aftra on strike!

So SAG-AFTRA has joined the picket lines. There are only roughly 11,000 writers. There are roughly 160,000 SAG-AFTRA members. The strike lines just go…

July 19, 2023

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EYCCP KIDS

rumors of my demise are premature

You have been wondering where I am, right? I did not mean to go MIA on you all. I have been teaching with the Eastside Youth Content Creators Program …

July 8, 2023

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WGA Strike 2023

strike!

Well. We are on strike. When I say we, that is WGA as in Writers Guild of America writers. [Screenwriters are union labor. You knew that, right?] Wall…

May 2, 2023

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show us your shoes!

battle of the flowers!

I went to the Battle of the Flowers parade last night in San Antonio. High school marching bands are impressive these days. Jeez. Those bands are fanc…

April 30, 2023

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conversations with the avocado

MONDAY: Me: Ready?Avocado: No. TUESDAY: Me: Ready?Avocado: No WEDNESDAY: Me: Ready?Avocado: No THURSDAY: Me: Ready?Avocado: No FRIDAY: Avocado: Ready!…

April 22, 2023

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table for two

When I was totally underaged — And lying like crazy about that to get and keep jobs I worked in this hotel restaurant. It was not upscale. It was no…

April 12, 2023

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black and white easter eggs

number four and easter eggs

I’m admiring Easter egg designs I will probably never rally myself at all to do. I like monochrome and black & white. Also foil eggs are rea…

April 4, 2023

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glass ashtray on white surface

the wind is smoking my cigarettes

The wind is smoking my cigarettes again. It does that. San Antonio is windy. Or where I stand to smoke my cigs is windy. We wrestle. Me trying to smok…

March 23, 2023

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charlie & george

I went to a building event tonight. It was an outdoor movie on the amenities deck. It was the new Top Gun movie. It was fun. Also Tom Cruise has total…

March 10, 2023

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my new ghost

I have a new ghost. I figured out something was up when right after I moved in the elevator told me the building was on fire [it wasn’t] take th…

March 5, 2023

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