Anybody who’s anybody in indie film is familiar with the Tennessee film incentives. Even those of us who wish we were anybody in indie film know! But for the rest of you pursuing careers that make money, let me just catch you up to speed. I could give you a lot of facts and figures

As a general rule, I avoid reality TV like traffic jams, technology, or the neighbors’ kids when they’re selling wrapping paper for their elementary schools. The main reason for this aversion is because there is nothing “reality” about them! Sure, the cast members don’t work off scripts, but believe me the right editing can make

The Gift of Regiving

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 by

It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s house is beautifully decorated with colorful lights (or boring all-white ones). People smile at me in the check out line at Walmart, instead of running me over with their carts to beat me to the “speed-thru line”. Friends and colleagues are giving me frosted, green and red, sugar

What Did You Say?

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 by

You all know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ve been there. After a long, stressful day at work, all you can think about is scarfing down a ginormous order of golden goodness from your favorite fast-food joint. You pull up to the drive-thru window because you just can’t face the thought of taking one more

Friends Forever?

Thursday, 13 January 2011 by

So it happened just the other day. I ran into a friend of mine who happens to be friends with another friend of mine and I inquired to the first friend about the goings on of the second friend. Friend One responded that he had not heard from Friend Two in quite some time. This

If I Had Tenure

Sunday, 05 December 2010 by

For those of you who don’t know, I actually do have a job outside of being hilariously witty. When I am not sharing my much begged-for opinions over the internet, I actually get paid to work as a high school teacher. It’s a dangerous job and one that plays upon my sanity, but someone has

Another 48 Hours

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 by

The last weekend in July marked an historic event for me. It served as the inaugural year of my participation in Nashville’s annual 48-Hour Film Festival. For those of you who are not familiar with the festival, production teams from all over the Nashville area register to write, film, edit, and provide an original soundtrack

Rue the Day

Thursday, 17 June 2010 by

I can’t believe this is happening. I mean, the first time it was sort of expected. We’d all suspected it for a while but it was still a shock. The second time came as a bit more of a surprise, knocking the wind right out us. But this third time was a blow none of

Come Hell or High Water

Tuesday, 11 May 2010 by

I decided to take a break from my typical, side-splitting laughter-inducing blog entries to write something of a more serious nature. It seems in light of recent events in my part of the world, it is only appropriate that I take a moment to give the just attention to these occurrences, which has, for some