April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Nearly 17.7 million women in the US have been the victims of rape or attempted rape since 1998. Every 98 secs, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
For 2018, I think we all need a little more PEACE. We ask, and sing and talk about “peace on earth” year after year that I think that it becomes tinny with the repetition. However, I think we need to find a deep and profound peace more than ever.
At this time, I like to pause and focus on what IS going right. It is so easy to get bogged down. Thank you for sharing in the joys of … Continue Reading What Made 2017 So Great…
Powerhouse producers & directors came on What Women Want Talk Radio to show us what more inclusive filmmaking can and should be. Listen to this compelling interview with the teams … Continue Reading Behind Hollywood’s Stereotype Hype
For those of you who like Jodorowsky or Gurdjieff, I’ve stumbled upon some interesting reading. I am going to be pondering these 82 Commandments as a meditation and perhaps I … Continue Reading For the Cinematic Mystics Out There
I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of women in the world. Hollywood was reeling over the avalanche of harassment and sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The #MeToo hashtag is … Continue Reading Not Just a Hollywood Problem
My day started off with a faint scratching. It was cat claws on something, a milder version of the cringe-worthy nails-on-a-chalkboard sound.
Development hell refers to the often chaotic, messy, frustrating business of getting a script ready to go into pre-production. No script comes to a producer perfect and camera ready.
Women’s narratological problems start off long before a screenplay gets optioned by the studios and directors are hired. It starts in high school, with the ways we are taught narrative structure.
Very little causes my jaw to drop, but tonight, David Lynch, you have done it. Everyone was oohing and aahing over last week’s episode of Twin Peaks, a chorus of … Continue Reading David Lynch, The Cinematic Shaman
There are so many distractions. Sometimes, in our hectic lives, we have competing priorities, which can make focusing even harder.
I have had to learn how to manage a few roller coaster situations in the last few months. I’ve had to work on checking in with myself and I’ve found a surprising source of happy-my Tumblr. My Tumblr has been godsend the past few months.
Dubbed one of the “300 Unmissable Events” of the world, the Concours d’Elegance is a car show–Beverly Hills Style. Staged on famed Rodeo Drive on Father’s Day, hundreds of car … Continue Reading The Concours d’Elegance, A Beverly Hills Tradition
We’ve all had blocks. We’ve all been stuck. We’ve all had that same issue come back over and over again and smack us in the face (or rear).
“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” HENRY VI, PART III It’s true that actors suffer for their art. We go to countless auditions, get told no … Continue Reading The Mask: Acting when in Mourning