Monday, November 30, 2015

Trumbo screening and after party NYC

Bleeker Street Films hosted a screening of “Trumbo” on Tuesday, November 3rd at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Dalton  Trumbo was a top Hollywood screenwriter until he was blacklisted by Hollywood after refusing to name names to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Despite being jailed and ostracized for his political beliefs and principals,  he went on to write two Oscar winning screenplays under various aliases.

The triumph film recounts Trumbo’s wit and grit used  to expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper  to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The all star cast Bryan Cranston, DianeLiane, Helen Mirren, Louis CK, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg,screenwriter John McNamara and director Jay Roach   attended the screening and after party.  Producers  Michael London, Monica Levinson, Shivani Rawat, Kevin Kelly Brown reveled with guests  Tim Daly, Robert Wuhl, Julie Taymor, Taylor Hackford, Peggy Siegel, Dana Delany,  Niki and Mitzi Trumbo to enjoy  cocktails and antipasti at Villagio on the Park after party. 

Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston
Jay Roach and Robert Wuhl
John McNamara and Diane Lane

(Photo Credit: Marion Curtis/

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Spec

I have been busy writing a television spec script. I am basing it on the Freddy Grey case in Baltimore with an interesting plot twist. The script is based on  "Blue Bloods". My good friend Ben Scott,  a retired detective in Philadelphia provided a perspective from years of arrest and convictions. When  I attended the  Urbanworld Film Festival I learned about the  Writers Initiative at Fox. I wrote a Huffington Post about the Producers Guild of America conference, Produced By : NY. I have written two screenplays, "The Billionairess" and " Minister of Self Defense" over a leisurely three years. This is very creative and challenging especially because I can't spell or type!


I had a gift card for a makeup application in my International Emmy's Gala swag bag. So off I went to the Le Parker Méridien Hotel to ...