10 years ago, I shot an “experimental” short in the Skylark Bar at Eighth & Cicero. The idea came from a mash-up of sources: a parable in Kahlil Gibran’s The Madman, passages from Kerouac’s On The Road, and a perceived slight. I ran into a couple of cineastes I knew at the time, and when […]

So, North Korea. How did we get here? How did this problem develop? The correct answer is, “What problem?” There is no North Korea problem. Again, North Korea is a sovereign nation that has its own way of doing things. Just like America. US President Trump told UN representatives North Korea was a global problem […]

I recently completed a first draft of a half-hour pilot script. I immediately sent it out to two friends. I rarely share first drafts so quickly, if at all. Normally when I complete a draft, I table it with intentions to come back and read it in a week or two. During that time my […]

One of my oldest friends lives in Los Angeles and we never see each other. Here we are on the same soccer team in elementary school. I’m number 10. He’s just to my left. My friend and I grew up together in Memphis, TN. We played on the same sports teams, went to the same […]

I released the first episode of a web series last Wednesday. There. I said it. Web. Series. That’s what Howard & Todd is until The CW picks it up. Until then, it’s up to me and a few friends to get it in front of people. There’s people in the world who do this— get […]

More than 190 Democrats in Congress joined together to sue President Trump on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. They say Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by profiting from business deals involving foreign governments — and doing so without congressional consent. And they want the court to make it […]

When faced with ultimate defeat, we find the strength to carry on by reminding ourselves of the people, places and activities that make life worth living. It’s a tried and true means to survive in literature and cinema. What happens though when that  list can’t balance out the scales of the forces arrayed against an […]