The other night I was sitting and watching television with a good friend of mine. He works as a paramedic and couldn’t give two shits about the entertainment industry. We were watching a rerun of The Simpsons, specifically, the one where Sideshow Bob tries to kill Bart and destroy…
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I’d also add that, just because someone’s script is 99.999% rewritten, it doesn’t mean they didn’t get a bunch of jokes in during punchup, or weren’t instrumental in helping develop characters/interactions for the base of the story - same goes for the scripts that one may not have “written.”
“Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.”—Hillary Clinton on how to handle criticism & other advice for young women, The Cut (via thatkindofwoman)
“The major obstacle for amateur film-makers is their own sense of inferiority vis-a-vis professional productions. The very classification “amateur” has an apologetic ring. But that very word—from the Latin “amateur”—“lover” means one who does something for the love of the thing rather than for economic reasons or necessity. And this is the meaning from which the amateur filmmaker should take his clue. Instead of envying the script and dialogue writers, the trained actors, the elaborate staffs and sets, the enormous production budgets of the professional film, the amateur should make use of the one great advantage which all professionals envy him, namely, freedom—both artistic and physical.”—
“Find ecstasy within yourself. It is not out there. It is in your innermost flowering. The one you are looking for is you. You are the traveler and you are the destination. In experiencing the ecstasy of your own being, you have achieved the final goal.”—Osho (via mojominx)
Quinn Emmett is a Los Angeles-based actor and a screenwriter. But he has also, perhaps surprisingly, found himself as the editor and publisher of the Fog Horn , a new digital literary magazine. Publishing four short stories a month, the Fog Horn is available as an app for the iPad or iPhone, and has made a point of showcasing emerging writers — and paying them for their work.
The LA Times covered THE FOG HORN, the literary magazine that published my very first paid story. Check them out! My story is here.
“What NOT to expect:
SWING MUSIC TO COME BACK
A FREE SAUSAGE MCMUFFIN
TO HAVE WHAT REDMAN AND METHOD MAN HAVE
ANYONE TO CARE ABOUT BIRDS”—
-Sofiya’s list of things NOT to expect from her stand-up shows are among my favorite combinations of words in the world.
“[KERRY] Female, early 30’s. A beautiful woman with stunning features, charming, but with a secret dark side. Nudity required for this role, the top of her butt crack and breasts.”—acting breakdowns, part 70 of an infinitely frustrating infinity part-series
“I’m always soft for you, that’s the problem. You could come knocking on my door five years from now and I would open my arms wider and say ‘come here, it’s been too long, it felt like home with you.’”—Azra.T, My Heart is Full of Open Windows