"I would have followed Max to the ends of the earth … But the earth went off the air on June first … And we all went our separate ways" Lucas says to the audience in Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. And there it is. The entertainment business in sum. People come together [...]
"How strange that I should be called a destitute women! When I have all these treasures locked in my heart," says Blanche DuBois. To me this is the most powerful line in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. I think many people believe that Blanche is delusional. But she isn’t. Blanche knows that she’s grasping [...]
“There are people who can never go back, who must finish what they start. I am one of those people.” says Regina Giddens, set on her path of family destruction, careless of the consequences. To me this is the most powerful line of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. Last week a lot of my colleagues [...]
“What the hell was it I wanted to buy, I wonder, that was worth - “ James Tyrone says bitterly to his son, regretful that he played it safe and took the easy well paying jobs instead of challenging himself artistically. To me this is the most powerful line of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey [...]
As a New York based postproduction supervisor I spend a lot of time looking at budgets, quotes, and invoices. So recently I started to wonder how the cost of real estate in Manhattan compares to Los Angeles. And longterm, does the rising cost of real estate, combined with the inflexible space requirements of postproduction, threaten [...]
Ultimately, what’s so bothersome about Dance Moms and so much of its ilk is that they aim to confirm biases, not to subvert them. This. Good entertainment surprises us. We don’t need more of the same. Dance Moms; and the broken promise of reality television
The old world of making a film: I can't do anything until I raise five million dollars. The new world: How can I start right now? With $50, $500, or $5,000. That was the most important lesson from Saturday's very excellent Distribution U workshop held by Scott Kirsner and Peter Broderick at NYU Cantor Film [...]
Apple is the one company that won't hesitate to kill a technology on the decline before the rest of the world is ready. If the future is going to look like Avid's "edit anywhere" why develop and support the stopgap?
Let's look back at what I had to say about Apple abandoning the pro market almost eight years later.