Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Monday, December 29, 2008

Watching The Watchmen

BlogTalk Radio's "Mr. Media" interviews Dave Gibbons, who illustrated the iconic graphic novel.

Listen here

Dave has released a new book, "Watching The Watchmen"

Check out TWO "Watchmen" Trailers in Hi Def here


Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The New Year's Eve Troop Show

From BTR Host and Veteran SNOOPER

This show was scheduled earlier today after many conversations with several people yesterday, last night and early this morning. Feel free to tune in on BTR (link here).

I, for one, know exactly what it is like being far away from home in a distant and hostile land and after the GREAT success of the Chandlers Watch and Do The Right Thing Christmas Shows for The Troops, what could be more appropriate than to hold a special show specifically for New Years.


Join me, along with Snooper, Loki, Knottie, Howie & Tommy Chandler from Chandler's Watch, MD Conservative, and our troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, as we ring in the New Year.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas



Start here...and then just follow the crowd.

Christmas With The Troops

Three Blog Talk Radio shows are banding together to air a six hour Christmas show that is all for the troops. Chandler’s Watch, Buffman and Wrench and Do the Right Thing are going to broadcast back to back to back on Monday December 22nd starting at 6pm CST for our men and women in Iraq, Afghanistan and any of our military who will not be home with family this holiday season. The show will include music, guest and reading messages from and to the troops.

The Thunder Run
Lighthouse On The Right
Take Our Country Back
Humbled Infidel

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Big Hollywood


(...) the politically conservative Breitbart, 39, will debut his own collection of original material in his Big Hollywood group blog, a new home for right-of-center voices that want to sound off on the interplay of popular culture and politics.

Take a look at the list of contributors:

His strategy is to prod conservative Washington to start caring about Hollywood. Breitbart has already signed several big names, including House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), incoming Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Reps. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Connie Mack (R-Fla.), to post entries on the site. He has also landed former senator and GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson, MSNBC correspondent Tucker Carlson and a slew of other conservative thinkers from the National Review, The Weekly Standard and Commentary magazine to contribute.
Not everything is going to be a political dissertation,” he says. In that vein, Cantor spokesman Rob Collins says he could see his boss writing a post on the television shows his three teenage children watch and how those programs affect them.

Big Hollywood goes live January 6, 2009 on Breitbart.com

I can't wait!!
Woot! Woot!

H/T The Hill

Monday, December 01, 2008

My Life As A "Bizbabe"

Many people have emailed me asking me to share stories of my insider life in Hollywood, political differences aside.

In the past, I've shared some war stories of a darker nature, albeit this story isn't about me, it's about a challenge I encountered almost daily, Friends, Creative Conversations, and Hollywood,

I've writtten about some of my personal experiences, I am A Hollywood Refugee. and "We're Just Friends". And how my work as an Hollywood Agent was about Stroking Ego's With One Hand, & Stoking Insecurity with Another.

I've shared what insiders have known for a long time, that this is a Risky Business, especially when you are Trapped In The Closet, and introduced you to a kindred soul, Emmy award winning screenwriter Robert Averch, A Hollywood Republican.

My job included making sure I met and knew everyone worth knowing, hanging out on sets, attending film festivals in Sundance, Cannes & Toronto, and came with an expense account which I needed to use or it would imply I simply wasn't doing my job well; which meant I could often be found eating breakfast at The Four Seasons where studio heads, directors of development, and assorted celebs indulged in dealmaking over Cottage Cheese Lemon Pancakes and juice smoothies. I took clients,(actors, writers, cinematographers) development execs, producers, directors, publicists, managers and casting directors to lunch or dinner at the the latest " see and be seen" restaurant du jour; walked down the red carpet to attend film premieres and every freaking award show imaginable, and attended three important film festivals: Sundance , Cannes, and The Toronto Film Festival, where one comes across Celebrities, Suits, & Gawkers, Oh My!

I 've talked about two of my favorite red carpet award show events, The Golden Globes, and The Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are held the weekend leading into the Oscars, and the Golden Globes are always held in January.

But January is also when my favorite schmoozefests occurs: Sundance, Slamdance and Swagdance, which I've also written about here.

I've talked about the Actor and the Mullahs not just once, but Twice!
And strolled down memory lane with The Actors and the Communists.
And discussed the on going battle of Hollywood Vs America

I've shared an insightful piece "Hollywood Elementary" about the Child Actor's Program which takes place at The Oakwood, Toluca Lake, where I lived.

There's more I can, and someday might, tell you about my life as a biz babe, but as I've suggested before, you can get a peak behind the curtain by watching "Entourage"