The Trouble With Poets, my hour-long broadcast documentary about a community of poets in my Rust Belt hometown, is now available on DVD, Although the focus is local, the poetry is universal, and the film has widespread appeal. You can order a copy here for $10 plus shipping.[ Read More → ]
Unless you can get into a top program like NYU or USC, you’re making a big mistake racking up $60,000 of student loan debt to go to film school. Trust me on this.
Oh, it’s fun. You get to check out fancy equipment and get all your friends together and make a movie, sort of like those old Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland films where all the neighborhood kids get together and have a show.[ Read More → ]
A blog is like a garden, a beautiful thing as long it is properly tended, a disaster if you let it get out of hand. Mine is so overgrown with weeds that it’s hard to find the flowers. An update is in order.
Tabla For Two, recorded live in late August.
In May, I had both knees replaced.[ Read More → ]
SORRY, THIS HASN’T BEEN UPDATED IN A LONG TIME (9/4/16)
The links are all still good.
John Eger, who teaches communication and public policy at San Diego State University, has posted a fantastic article about advanced technology and the survival of many cities. He’s one of a number of experts who agrees that the world is turning into a collection of powerful city/states in a global economy where nobody is in charge. Excellent reading.
Veteran indie producer Ted Hope, whose credits include 21 Grams by Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu, talks about Five Crucial Things We Want From Movies. Short, sweet, and definitely to the point.
Ted has gone back to producing after stints with the Fandor movie streaming service and the San Francisco Film Society. Here’s his master list of distribution case studies, a useful resource for those of us looking for ways to get our films in front of wider audiences.