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Posts tagged hollywood
If you feel so inclined, a great tuition free Arts school that takes kids from all over the L.A. area from all backgrounds and economic environments, that could use some help. Donations of all kinds for their silent and E-Bay auction would be deeply appreciated. All kinds of donations are great like event tickets, business services, professional performances et cetera. You can also buy a ticket to their Hooray for Hollywood night http://gala.chipsbooster.org/home or even buy a ticket so a faculty or staff member can go.
Dear Hollywood tour operators:
Do I look like a tourist? Really? Do you see ANY khaki? No.No camera. No staring down or up. Stop leaping into my path with your stupid brochures for your stupid, inaccurate and sometimes down right ghoulish tours. I mean it. No second chances.
Except something very interesting seems to have happened in the last six months or so. None of the three big, would-be blockbusters aimed by studios at the young male demographic so far this year, “Battle: Los Angeles,” “The Green Hornet” and “Sucker Punch,” have made more than $100 million at the domestic box office—indeed, “Sucker Punch” will be very lucky to make back half of its reported $85 million production budget, let alone the P&A fees. Adam Sandler‘s “Just Go With It” did make it to the magic number, but made significantly less than 10 of the other comedy star’s movies, while Disney’s animation “Mars Needs Moms” will go down as one of the great money-losers of all time, and even the quirky animation “Rango” hasn’t been the box-office behemoth you might expect for a CGI family film starring the biggest star on the planet.
And yet there have been some minor box-office success stories, and they’ve all been in within the confines of the kind of film that’s supposedly not being made any more—those mid-budget, adult-aimed movies. “The Adjustment Bureau,” a tricky grown-up concoction of sci-fi and romance, marketed mostly on the back of star Matt Damon, who outside of the ‘Bourne’ movies rarely toplines blockbusters on his own, is now closing on $100 million worldwide, nearly doubling its production budget. “The Lincoln Lawyer” turned out, against expectations, to be a solid, old-fashioned programmer, and has shown real box office legs, dropping less than any other film in the top 10 for two consecutive weeks, while “Limitless” is doing even better, bringing in close to $60 million in three weeks, on a budget of slightly over $25 million.
Celtx actually offers a whole pre-production package for free. You get the multiple formats free, but if you want cloud storage, you have to upgrade. Celtx also has an iphone/ipad app to buy. Software is desktop based. Celtx studios-their cloud solution- is $5 a month for 1-5 users so you can split a subscription (with someone you trust or are collaborating with.)
THE WRITERS GUILD FOUNDATION IS DELIGHTED TO OFFER YOU AN INVITATION TO ANOTHER GREAT FREE EVENT!
The WGAW Committee of Black Writers presents
WRITING IN COLOR
CRAFTING UNIQUE AND AUTHENTIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN STORIES
FOR MAINSTREAM TELEVISION
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org; please include “Writing in Color” in the subject line, MAX 2 tickets per email.
Writing in Color will focus on the F/X drama series, JUSTIFIED, created and produced by Graham Yost, and the episode “For Blood or Money,” written by WGA member Wendy Calhoun to highlight series regular Erica Tazel’s character, Deputy U.S. Marshal Rachel Brooks. The panel event will be moderated by David Wyatt, WGAW Committee of Black Writers’ Co-Chair.
Panelists will include:
Graham Yost, JUSTIFIED Showrunner/Executive Producer
Sarah Timberman, Executive Producer, Beverly/Timberman Productions
Erica Tazel, Actress, Series Regular
Wendy Calhoun, Writer/Co-Producer
Danielle Woodrow, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, F/X Network.
For more info about this WGAW event - (323) 782-4589
Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932- March 23, 2011)
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From the Hollywood Reporter
“It’s all on a case-by-case basis, and it depends on the material and on the size,” says Gersh lit agent Greg Pedicin, who repped the recent sale of Chris Bullett’s The Nameless to Valhalla Motion Pictures. “But I haven’t seen this in more than four years, since before the writers strike.”