February 19, 2017

WGA Awards: The Complete Winners List

WGA Awards 2017

Drama Series: The Americans

Documentary Screenplay: Command and Control

Children's Episodic: Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, "Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street"

Children's Long Form: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas

Daytime Drama: General Hospital

On-Air Promotion (Television, New Media or Radio): "CBS On-Air Reel"

Comedy/Variety Specials: Triumph's Election Special

Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Original Short Form New Media: The Commute, "The Party"

Quiz and Audience Participation: Hollywood Game Night

Radio Documentary: "Chernobyl: 30 Years Later"

Radio News Script - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report: "World News This Week"

Radio News Script - Analysis, Feature or Commentary: "Morley Safer: A Journalist's Life"

AnimationBoJack Horseman, "Stop the Presses"

Documentary Script: Other Than Current Events: Jackie Robinson, Part One

Documentary Script: Current Events: Frontline, "The Choice" & "Inside Asaad's Syria"

Adapted Short Form New Media: Fear the Walking Dead

Adapted Long Form: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Original Long Form: Confirmation

New Series: Atlanta

Comedy Series: Atlanta

Adapted Screenplay: Arrival

Episodic Comedy: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, "Kimmy Goes on a Play Date"

Episodic Drama: This Is Us, "The Trip"

WGA's Valentine Davies Award for Humanitarian Service: Richard Curtis

2017 Jean Renoir Award for International Screenwriting Achievement: Abbas Kiarostami

2017 Morgan Cox Award: Dan Wilcox

Paul Selvin Award: Susannah Grant

Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement: Oliver Stone

Animation Writing Award for Lifetime Achievement: Mike Judge

Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement: Aaron Sorkin

January 28, 2017

The Cramps - Live at Napa State Mental Hospital



January 26, 2017

NEW BEVERLY CINEMA SCHEDULE FOR FEBRUARY 2017

It's no secret that I hit the New Beverly when ever I'm in L.A. You should too. This place is awesome!

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January 01, 2017

STUPID FILM TITLE TRENDS

Bathroom-toiletYou can tell by its title that David Frankel's "Collateral Beauty" sucks, just as you know in advance that Matthew Ornstein's "Accidental Courtesy" will be a dog.

This latest inane trend in insipid film titles will most surely include such headings as "Inconsequential Ambivalence," "Incidental Gratitude," "Insufferable Poetry," "Casual Emotion," "Improbable Noblesse Oblige," Off-Hand Persuasion," "Unnoticed Flatulence," "Pointless Determination," "Irreparable Respect," "Obligatory Chivalry," "Unintended Worship," and "Indolent Elegance."

My advice is to avoid any such movies like the plague. With any luck this trend will die the dog's death it so richly deserves before it sends us all barfing into our respective toilets. 

December 08, 2016

Martin Scorsese Interview on Trump and the Pope

December 04, 2016

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December 02, 2016

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December 01, 2016

Fox Searchlight Holiday Party 2016

One of the highlights of the New York holiday season is the annual Fox Searchlight party. "The Birth of a Nation" and "Jackie" are the two big films the studio featured. I had the pleasure of chatting with director Darren Aronofsky, and New York film critic institution Neil Rosen (see the picture below).  

A very pregnant Natalie Portman (looking lovely as ever) was also in attendance for the shindig.

Neil and Cole

Of course my pal Wilson Morales was there (with his date Nicole). Cheers to the kind folks at Fox Searchlight for another splendid holiday bash. 

Cole, Nicole and WIlson

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