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Meeting My Agent For The First Time!

Today I had a lunch meeting with my script agent Matt from Original Artists Agency.  I am so lucky to have such a warm and incredibly passionate agent.  We have talked on the phone a lot and are large presences in each other’s career paths lately, but this was our first meeting.  In a world where you […]

Me And The Writer Of The Terminator/Judgement Day

Tonight I had dinner with Randall Frakas, longtime writer for James Cameron movies.  He co-wrote two of the biggest grossing movies in history, Avatar and The Titanic and many more, plus one of my all-time favorites, “True Lies” with Arnold and Jamie Lee Curtis.  We got in touch through my friend Brittney Andreeson’s mom Wendy […]

Fortis B.C. Billing Controversy

We have been battling with Fortis for nine years over the size of electric bills leveled on us in our 5,500 sq ft Log Home.  They were simply too high, about $1,500-$2,000 per month.  No matter what we did to cut power consumption, use geothermal, LED lighting, even leave for a couple of months the bill […]

A Big Producer Wants To Meet Me In Person

I just received word from my script agent Matt at Original Artists that the Executive Producer for a large number of feature films (including: Fast and Furious, The Changeup, Evan Almighty, Battle Los Angeles, Green Hornet, R.I.P.D.) among others, loved my writing and wants to meet me in Los Angeles. Shelley said this is called a […]

Off To Beverly Hills/Hollywood Next Week

I’m really excited because next week I get to meet with my script agent and my entertainment attorney in person.  Up to now all of our meetings have been by phone. I am trying my best to ignore this thing entirely (until I find out somebody needs something from me, like meetings) and mostly it […]

Tomorrow The Dance Begins

Today my agent called from his car.  He said that he had gotten my final revision with the one remaining actress gets a beefed up part.  Basically, what he and the producer wanted was for my Russian girl to be more “interesting”.  He said what he didn’t want was for that character to be a […]

Trying To Act Normal

I can truthfully type the following sentence.  In a few days, my script will be circulating Hollywood.  My script agent is in search of the biggest talent and directors.  My favorite actors, who I am in awe of, will be reading and visualizing themselves in a world I created just a few short weeks ago.  I have […]

What Timing!

Today we had our longtime friends the Scorgie family over to visit.  They were with us all morning.  When I finally got to my email and voicemail, I had a number of urgent calls from the producer’s office.  So I called, and was told that I have a script agent onboard.  She sent it to […]

The Adventure Begins!

Last week, I sent my screenplay to a film producer.  She was my entertainment attorney a long time ago, and when I looked up her up on google, I learned that she had become a producer, and had produced two of my favorite films.  Earlier, I had told her my basic plot synopsis and she kind of […]

Honey, I Wrote A Movie

A few weeks ago, our whole family was napping (we nap all day Sundays usually).  I woke up with the most crystal clear vision of a story about an issue that had been haunting me for months.  What if all of these data breaches you have been hearing on the news are just a rehearsal […]

Haunted Video

Watch this movie and read the lyrics to the song.  This film was done before the house fire.  I’m speechless. “To Build A Home” There is a house built out of stone Wooden floors, walls and window sills Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust This is a place where I don’t feel […]

Forecasting Is Determining Where Imbalances Will Ultimately Resolve

The above is a quote that has influenced me more than anything in my mature financial life.  It was from Alan Greenspan’s book.  He was the former Federal Reserve Chairman who had more power over our lives in the last generation than all of the US Presidents combined.  It was a fascinating book, and it […]

Why We Switched Back To Velcro

It’s hard to believe that in September of last year, the Lightsphere turned 10 years old.   During that time, we have had five generations of redesigns, each one responding to feedback from our over 1 million users.  In Generation IV, I invented a solid gripping mounting base that had a patented “shark’s teeth” grip […]

They’re Rehearsing

Today I was at Starbucks at around 4pm PST and as I pulled out my app to pay, the barrista told me that the payment system was down, and therefore the drinks were free.  This outage existed at least from 7pm EST to an early close of the stores in Manhattan at 9pm vs 10pm. […]

Trust Me, Now I Read Every Word Of My Insurance Policy!

We all buy insurance because we know we “should”.  Who wants to be uninsured?  The phrase, “when disaster strikes…will you be prepared…” on advertising is about the only marketing that an insurance company really does.  I think they are missing a huge opportunity for merchandising. Your insurance agent has a huge responsibility, and that is, […]