Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Creating Your Own Work

I finally got into the show GIRLS on HBO. A friend of mine who's a filmmaker had mentioned Lena Dunham to me a few years ago and told me about Dunham's film, Tiny Furniture, so I was aware of this inventive filmmaker through my friend, The Filmmaker. :)

Totally weird segue, but this makes me think of the SAG Awards which I just got to vote for. It was so cool to see all these delicious films. They were really really good this year, and I'm honored to be a SAG member, and I love getting to vote for the recipients of the awards. They're incredibly talented people who inspire me to be a better actor.

One of the actors up for nomination was Helen Mirren in Hitchcock, which was a fascinating film because it was about the struggles Hitchcock went through to get Psycho made. Who would've guessed that one of his most popular films almost didn't get made? Hitch had to produce it himself!

And look at Argo - Ben Affleck's film on the hostage crisis of the 70s. Affleck also produced the films with George Clooney and a host of others.

I just dig that people are committed to getting their work out there!

Lastly, the TV show "Enlightened" was created by Laura Dern and Mike White, who star in it. It's a really good show, and I love how each episode surprises me.

All these examples make me want to get my writing cap on. I have some 
ideas in mind. I just need to let them out there!

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