Birdman's protagonist Riggan did a fair amount of flying, with no one quite sure to what end. But after his almost Sisyphean start, Alex Dinelaris Jr.'s star continues to ascend. Last year I was fortunate enough to interview the break-out writer at possibly the most exciting time of his life.
If all else failed, I could always resort to inventing my own names for these exquisitely unique, unidentified flying organisms
As a coach, I'm most interested, and inspired, by my clients who use the tools they currently have -- their talent, networks, social media -- to create the opportunities their talents require.
Someone made up this rule that we have to be social media savvy and we've all bought into it. In most cases it doesn't. The
I am a story and career consultant for writers. Many writers face the challenge of how to elevate the emotional component of their story. If we are not connecting to your story on an emotional level, the story doesn't work.
Having worked on Oscar campaigns for 35 years, I found going to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony a serious revelation of the American zeitgeist. On the other hand, celebrating "Oscar Weekend" was just a hell of a lot of fun.
When it's all said and done, I personally believe that the gift of life itself fulfills any requirement for relevancy.
Watching Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was a lot like going through menopause -- one minute I was delighted, the next I was depressed, and a few times I delved into a scene and forgot why I was there. There was something profoundly honest in the movie that touched my Baby Boomer soul.
Debemos ser la sociedad que queremos ser, para entonces tener el tipo de Gobierno que creemos merecer. Personalmente, estoy seguro, que pese a nuestros muchos errores y terribles circunstancias, en México no merecemos un Leviatan.
Hey, even a serious Oscar-winner like "Birdman" could use a merchandising tie-in for the kids, right? Check out Fox Searchlight's
Here are a few observations on current shifts in our cultural zeitgeist -- and how they found a reflection in some of Sunday night's best picture contenders at the Oscars.
This past Sunday, the Twittersphere was buzzing with all things Oscar. According to data supplied by Twitter, here's how the evening played out.
Besides the Great Boyhood snub of 2015 -- and Eddie Murphy affirming he's purged all personality/humor -- this year's biggest regret surrounds Eddie Redmayne beating Michael Keaton for Best Actor.
For the third time in four years, the Oscar for Best Picture has gone to a film about film -- a "meta-film" if you will. If we wanted to, we could take this observation and ask the question: What does this say about the Academy? But instead, why don't we take this Academy bias and ask a harder question.
Never did I ever expect Lady Gaga to do a medley of songs from The Sound of Music. Then when she introduced and embraced Dame Julie Andrews, I kept thinking "Pop royalty meets actual royalty."
The Academy Awards for me was a surprise, notably in that I mostly enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris' performance.
Film insiders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have given Best Picture honors to Birdman, but moviegoers in the new Moviegoers Best Blockbuster Film Awards gave top honors to Interstellar!
Michael Keaton isn't the only Birdman. Caroll Spinney might be the original Birdman since he's been playing Big Bird on "Sesame
No es necedad decir que lo conseguido por "Birdman" es un triunfo obtenido por mentes mexicanas. Es el triunfo de gente que se crió, experimentó y aprendió a hacer cine en México.