"GOD" IS DEAD. OR IS HE?

UPDATE: NBC News had this story months ago but pulled the plug on reporter Ronan Farrow, who then went to the New Yorker.  Lorne Michaels chose not to refer to the story on the latest SNL.   Is NBC still scared of Harvey - or is it somehow in bed...

Riding Along with MARTIN LANDAU on Life's Great Adventure

Last Sunday evening, I was privileged to attend the 3 hour tribute to Master Actor-Teacher Marty Landau at the Writer's Guild Theatre.  Life's unpredictability being what it is, though, this piece is appearing a few days later than originally planned.  The reason?  Well, there are two. One is something that...

"Stronger" Screenwriter: I OWE IT ALL TO LA 99 SEAT THEATER

During the debate two years ago over LA's 99 seat waiver contract, the actors who wanted to abolish the contract - and eventually succeeded in doing so - claimed that it represented wage-exploitation, where their artistic contributions were not properly compensated.   The theater producers defended the plan by saying...

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FAMILY IMPLODES (On Stage and Screen)

Paul Simon wrote that there are 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, and that sounds about right.  But it's much harder to change the world around you when things are going wrong. Even harder perhaps to change oneself. Because when the world breaks down and things aren't working out as...

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO KAREN ALLEN? (Answer: A Lot)

The 2017 Hollyshorts Festival of short films is entering its final weekend at the TLC Chinese Theatre 6, and I highly recommend checking out the guide and catching some of the films if you can. The Festival began on Thursday August 10th with the 30th Anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick's...