I came to Hollywood in late 2006 wanting to live the big Hollywood dream as a screenwriter. I went to an immersion program and ten years later I have written a few screenplays that went nowhere… really, really fast. Fast forward to ten years later, which was the end of 2016 so I’m well on my way to making Los Angeles my home for eleven years. I learned the hard way even if you believe in yourself 110% does not mean “it” will happen. I’ve always been interested in movies, but I also enjoy the process of film making from the skill of actors/actresses to the strength and stamina of the DP and Director to the creativity of the production and set designers to the way sound effects can enhance a movie.
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Tinseltown was a small community with a cut throat atmosphere and even more so today. It is hard to get into and even harder to sustain it. The new best thing is always around the corner and someone will take your place. You need to be relevant and want it on many levels. Those people who continue to work in the film industry, I commend them in every way possible. It was not enough for me to learn all about below the line and above the line career opportunities, which none I was so lucky to be hired. If I could do it over again, I might have delved into producing, but after a while I gave up on it altogether.
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This made me feel like a complete failure many times over until I realized putting my eggs in one basket was never the way to go. It doesn’t mean I gave up my creative endeavors, but I have a different spin on it compared to my early 30s. I never took life for granted, but being in my early 40s I understand how important it is to “truly” live your life. Being that I’m creative and ever the thinker, this page is dedicated to movies or if you prefer, film. I usually watch movies long after they have come to and gone from the theaters. I’ve become more selective and it takes a special kind of film, theme, actor/actresses to make me not see driving to a theater as a chore. No matter if it bombed or excelled over the weekend, if I am interested in the movie, I will watch it, absorb it, and then comment on it.
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I’m not interested in being the most knowledgeable and well-rounded film guru because I’m the farthest thing from it. There is no snootiness to this page and blogs/reviews posted will be humble. I don’t need to show I’m well versed in this kind of genre or have seen every movie out there imaginable about X or Y or Z because I haven’t. I soon will post personal top ten lists. The genres I prefer are dramas, musicals, epics, horror, political thrillers, and documentaries along with some comedies, westerns, and fantasy so be sure to tell me of any good movies you’ve seen because suggestions are always welcome. It will break up the 160 Netflix choices in my queue.