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Copywriter and paperback writer, my first novel, Instinct is coming out on the 2nd of September 2010.

C’est payé, balayé, oublié, je me fous du passé. Avec mes souvenirs, j’ai allumé le weekend

Why I deleted your promo email (thanks, S). The Beasties play a gig in a London skate shop in 1994 (thanks, T): Kramer doesn’t like it when his costars mess up (thanks, P): Famous pictures made out of Lego (thanks, T). Great essay on Tom Cruise’s performance in Magnolia. Leon Black’s best advice (thanks, J2). […]

Sparklingly good use of youtube

Well, I watched it all the way through and didn’t feel in the least bit like I’d been had. I think they’ve made a tricky writing and filming process look easy. Just like the method of donation.

Trojan Horse Shit

This morning I was listening to Howard Stern interviewing Alec Baldwin: Here’s a clip that is totally unrelated to what I’m about to discuss: The bit that caught my attention was when Alec mentioned how movie studios package movies for the cinemas. He said that they will offer a big film like Jurassic World on […]

Some fine lessons from a writer

I’ve just finished reading an excellent piece by Susanna Grant, the writer of Pocahontas/Erin Brockovich. I highly recommend reading the hell out of it, but if you don’t have time to do that, or you want to know which bits of it I found most interesting, read on… Her Pocahontas experience, writing animation for Disney was not […]

A client speaks

We tend not to hear that much honest insight from clients, which is why this article is worth a read. It’s written by Lesya Lysyj who, aside from being a great Scrabble score, is the ex-CMO of Heineken. And with that experience behind her she comes out with gems like this: They (your agency) are […]

Close every door to me, hide all the world from me. Bar all the windows and shut out the weekend

Every single Kramer entrance, in order: The best-ever opening tracks of albums (thanks, J). Worst-ever special effects (thanks, J). Disney princesses photoshopped (thanks, R). Charts inspired by Morrissey lyrics (thanks, C). The puntastic Tweeted Love (thanks, S). American literature’s most epic road trips (thanks, J2). The Rolling Stones at their most Spinal Tap (thanks, T). […]

Treatments

Treatment writing is a thorny subject at the best of times.  What was introduced as an innovation to provide a director with competitive edge has now become the norm.  From the day that a virtually unknown director named Tarsem successfully pitched for Levi’s Swimmer with an inches thick book (it included swatches of material for […]

amazing…

 

It ain’t what you do, it’s the why that you do it

If you saw someone knock a T-shirt off a shop display then walk away you might be inclined to pick it up and replace it, but why? If you want the place to look a bit tidier for other people, or you want to save the shop assistant from having to do it, or you want to […]

Yo soy un hombre sincero De donde crece la palma. Yo soy un hombre sincero De donde crece la palma, Y antes de morirme quiero Echar mis versos del the weekend.

MacSabbath: the McDonald’s themed Black Sabbath tribute band (thanks, V). Glitterjizz (thanks, J). Shovel drop sounds like Smells Like Teen Spirit (thanks, J): Inside an artificial brain (thanks, J): Travel through the music of the past as you get further from Earth (thanks, D). Amusing song (thanks, J): Every episode of Murder She Wrote. Bill […]