This website is in two even parts. The Hollywood Years & The New Zealand years. To find out more about how and why the site started, read here.
Hot right now is: the art of screenwriters: sort it.
A-Z: take a tour.
In 2012, a list of people and topics that interested us the most as voted by audience were: 50 stars.
screenwriting thoughts: ”i really wanted to capture as much of California & New Zealand as I could. not just in the architecture and landscape, but the spirit… the people.”
~Photo: Google’s graphic. 14th Feb2013, as a reminder that your heart is a wonderland of goodness only you have as a special gift. Yea! Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.2.13~
“Hollywood is a place where people mistake each other for stars.”–Fred Allen humor, modified. This is also why Hollywood is what it is. USA’s no.1 town of starmakers with Washington.
“In a smoke and mirrors town, you learn how to reflect and bounce attention and compliments ultra-fast.”–me on the art of p.r.
“To get ahead quicker in Hollywood, always take Fountain.”–Bette Davis
“Hitch your wagon to a star”– how the movie making component of the town began (and also the rule of publicity tie ups in the star system + organising event plus1′s).
“Always know your feh!s from your yiddisher kops.”–Orthello Doc.
WHAT MAKES HOLLYWOOD AGENTS TICK? EZEKIEL EMANUEL DISHES ON RAHM, ARI EMANUEL’S UPBRINGING & HUMOR IN NEW MEMOIR 2013
“Ari really could not help but be annoying,” Ezekiel writes. To provoke their father, he would scan the menu at every restaurant to identify the most expensive things and order them all, a habit Ezekiel attributes to his dyslexia. “He had trouble reading menus, and he found it easier just to look for the higher prices, which he anticipated were associated with the better dishes… As Ari grew older [he] learned the ﬁne art of persistent and intentional irritation.”
–what makes persistent agents tick?
words: Ezekiel Emanuel (more…)
movie development: It’s on: Entourage: The Movie is in the works. Nice one.
photo: adrian grenier.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.1.13~
Gov. Jerry Brown says California has averted fiscal collapse. He calls for investing in water and rail programs, but warns: ‘Fiscal discipline is not the enemy of our good intentions but the basis for realizing them.
Brown outlined a vision for the state Thursday in remarks that were equal parts history lesson, lecture and rhetorical flourish. It includes major investment in water and rail systems, more robust trade and an education structure free of regulations that crush creativity. (more…)
every1 luvs: Ms.Megan Gangitano. not a stretch at all to c y!
she’s amazing as a coach. a tad angry… yet…
that’s how m.g rolls. (more…)
salt + pepper
(… it’s an arts thing).
[photo: mehmet gozetlik]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.1.13~
50 businesses & types of products that made gains in the USA 2013 can be viewed in a WSJ article of 2012. A few good words are:
venture capitalisms. internet plumbing infrastructure that’s biz focused. venture capital backed companies. less focused in online cosumers. business-product makers. voice-over-internet-protocol technology. wireless networking equipment. telcos. semiconductors for electronic products. data-storage that increases company efficiency. business-analytics software tools. cloud-computing storage warehouse hubs.
Wait there’s more: the energy sector is challenged. health too. companies valued at at least $1 billion. fundraising success. track record of founders and board members, competition and financial performance. technology start-ups. acquired is seen as success. technology that tracks out-of-pocket medical expenses. bioscience. eye-vision devices. anti-epileptic-seizure systems technology. domain name manager companies. twitter apps co’s. (more…)
I missed the Woodrow W. Clark symposium at Beverly Hills before leaving the US for New Zealand. Gov. Gray Davis and Woodrow’s thoughts impressed me enough to take a photo just prior to jumping on a jet. I took the snap as I wanted to research Woodrow & Gov. Gray’s thoughts when I could. Now could quite possibly be that time. Renewable energy and sustainability in the 3IR realm of infrastructure advances is the vibe of what they do.
His thoughts are more relevant today perhaps than ever.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
“It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of beautiful and interesting things… We don’t know. I know they’re not running away from the boat. It seems like they’re responding to something but I just don’t know what it is.”
–Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari tour boat said at a rare sight when around 1,000 common dolphins began to stampede off Dana Point in Southern California. Dave told The LA Times that throughout his 10 years in business he’s almost never seen a pod of dolphins this large charging through the waters at full speed. –BI
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.1.13~
Iron ore action star Robert Downey Jr hits the beach. Obviously it is North American winter as RDJ can walk the beach bare foot.
Splash News Online.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polyensia Asia-Pacific. 8.1.13~
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Huell’s passing. This is a tremendous personal and professional loss to his friends and colleagues, as well as his legions of fans. Huell elevated the simple joys and undiscovered nuggets of living in our great state. He made the magnificence and power of nature seem accessible by bringing it into our living rooms. Most importantly, he reminded us to find the magic and wonderment in our lives every day. (more…)
Gov. Jerry Brown has been giving good leads for the USA. Often leading in California with ideas that the Senate in Washington could perhaps consider and learn from. For example, Brown bolstered filmmakers incentives to return filmming to California. A few months later, North American box office figures have surged. He also announced he was increasing California’s taxes on the wealthy, and Washington is doing the same. Today his suggestion is: L.A. officials $3b bond proposal. (more…)
A new crop of indie filmmakers are being discovered. Read: The independent film breakout stars of 2012.
A groovy story.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteaora New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.1.13~
Get ya dance on. :)
Music: Riri. Be safe. Happy New Years.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.12.12~
One of the requests today is for: “jessica simpson’s big milk jugs.” So… here we go.
Splash News Online features this photo of Eric Johnson and Jess Simpson. “This year is all about new beginnings for me… Being healthy has become a part of who I am, which is great timing, because I’m having another baby.”
With a merchandising empire at around $700 million, it’s definitely time to create more heirs perhaps… Simpson’s message for her peoples in 2013 is expand.
Eric and Jess are vacationing in Hawaii.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
Dempsey on Clooney’s/ Schwartz (coffee wars) – Should Patrick Dempsey be the face of a Tully’s coffee reboot?
[Photo: TV Guide]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
The City of Angels is full of surprises… peep the pews…
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.12.12~
To boost attendance, the Petersen Automotive Museum opens a special collection of 150 historic vehicles, stored in a “vault” below its galleries, to the public. See all the Photos.
Really fancy, old American vintage cool. Take a virtual tour @pic view.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
Steven Spielberg‘s friend, Gov. Brown gets high marks for effectiveness.
Good news for California then.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.12~
30 years ago Bradley Pitt arrived as a fresh faced lad from Hollywood to Missouri. On his 49th B’day, Hollywood remembers a star.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.12.12~
In London, Tom Cruise works it with Brit movie fans.
–A Getty photo. More celebrity pics at People Magazine.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.12.12~
Jessica Simpson was spotted on the move with kid in tow–Popsugar.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.12.12~