LawrenceWGray: I knew young Bob Pynchon when I was a kid. We called him Bob because it was short for Tom. We didn’t know any better. http://bit.ly/dtrPbS
LawrenceWGray: Great dreams. Great hope. Nobody special.
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Though with the amount of gin I'd sunk last night I'm surprised I can remember anything! Anyway, head off to my blog for musings on the Hollywood Rd. film industry.
--- WHAT: Action movie in Hong Kong.
--- WHEN: Shooting Period: est. Oct 2010
Casting date & time:
20 - 23 April (Tue - Fri) 14:00 - 19:00
26 - 29 April (Mon - Thu) 14:00 - 19:00
--- WHO: Roles Available:
Shoot days: 5 to 8 days
Knows martial arts, driving and swimming. Girlfriend of Russian mafia
boss, sexy, dangerous, faithful to her man. Arms, martial arts. Not much to act, has to be really sexy. Being ruthless, l...Read more
The Naked Writer, i.e. me, will be appearing at the Singapore Media Academy running a course on
Writing Professionally for Film and TV.
Officially this course is called writing from a producer's brief. It offers a Work Skill Qualification certificate that will show any propsective employer that you know what a screenplay is, what the job of the writer is, and how to interpret a producers brief and work within it in a professional and c...Read more
I keep seeing pictures of friends of mine on Facebook and on Alive Not Dead, either with their tits out and their legs long and bare – and that’s just the guys – hanging loose at various Hong Kong Film Market events. And I think to myself, why wasn’t I there? Why wasn’t I there leering down some cleavage, drink in hand, arm around a starlet, and Jackie Chan passing swiftly by in the back ground? I could have gone, if something inside me hadn’t kept telling me to finish editing the film I shot last year, polish the script I’m working o...Read more
The following essay is culled from one of my lectures on writing for series TV. Not that anyone follows any particular rules in putting together such shows, but I've found the model very effective in generating different episodes among a team of writers, without each of them stumbling over each others story territory. But even so, I think the model fits quite a lot of the more successful shows. StartFragment
There is a theory of story that posits that their purpose is to consider problems emotionally rather than intellectual...Read more
Well, perhaps this is not so much about Singapore V. Hong Kong but The Straits Time V. The SCMP. But I think it is indicative of the priorities of the two cities in the media arena.
In Hong Kong there is little in the way of training for film makers, TV producers, and most certainly not writers, whereas in Singapore there is a very strong, high profile, government funded initiative in this area. Hong Kong may feel that it has the upper hand because its films managed to create an international profile, though it has to be said ...Read more
I write and direct movies.