The Big Comic-Con Recap Post

Brace yourselves, this is going to be a doozy. Those of you who follow me on Twitter @hollywoodjane, or are reading this on Facebook, already know that I had a fantastic time. Really, I can’t think of anything that would have made it better, unless I had the power of astral projection and could have been in two places at once. THURSDAY I drove down to San Diego  after uploading…

July 29, 2009

Just Watch Me

Since I betrayed my principles and actually started watching a reality t.v. show, I’ve occasionally mentioned that I want to go on The Amazing Race – along with all the reasons why it would be a complete and utter disaster. I happened to say something to my mother about it again after Sunday’s season finale when our favorites, Tammy and Victor, won the million dollars. She replied, “You could probably…

May 13, 2009

10 Reasons to Keep Chuck on the Air

There’s been a lot of discussion about the fate of reluctant spy Chuck Bartowski lately. Of the other shows that were picked up in that ill-fated 2007-08 season, only CBS’s sitcom The Big Bang Theory and the CW’s soapy Gossip Girl have survived. Ouch. Worse, most of those shows, like Pushing Daisies, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Life met the axe this year (though the jury’s still out on Life, it doesn’t look good.) With…

April 21, 2009

From the Desk of a Producer's Assistant

Yesterday I started an internship with Craig Anderson Productions, and within a few hours, I knew that there were pearls of wisdom I just had to share.  One of my main tasks is script reading, but before it even gets to that point, I have to slog through the e-mail queries and log lines from hopefuls eager to send in their screenplays. That’s right: I decide who lives or dies….

April 8, 2009

10 Ways 'Heroes' Could Be Improved

After a much-praised first season, NBC’s Heroes took a tumble, then a dive, and though producers desperately tried to rescusitate the show, there didn’t seem to be any signs of life.  “Volume Four: Fugitives” showed some promise, but the stranglehold on Heroes is strong, prompting many fans to believe that it’s too late to save it.  Instead of sitting around moping, here are ten suggestions for ways to get the…

April 6, 2009

How I'd Like Lost to End

Lost is officially leaving the airwaves in 2010, and the writers really do seem to know where they’re going with all this.  But just in case they need a few more suggestions for our favorite castaways – Kate gets eaten by Smokey. A Sawyer/Juliet shipper, the island’s monster takes matters into his own hands to prevent Miss Austen from screwing things up and confronts her over her guilt about Claire…

April 1, 2009

How I'd Like NCIS to End

NCIS, as one of the hottest shows on television, is certainly in no danger of cancellation, but after six seasons on the air, considerations for the finale are inevitable.  Though Criminal Minds only improved with the arrival of Joe Mantegna, it’s doubtful NCIS could survive in the event that Mark Harmon pulls a Patinkin.  So when the Naval Criminal Investigative Service does close its final case, here’s how I hope…

March 31, 2009

How I'd Like Chuck to End

E.R. is closing the emergency room doors this week, and one of the article suggestions passed around by my editors at Starpulse this month was “How We’d Like to See Lost End.” Though someone beat me to it, it got me thinking about how I’d like to see some of my favorite shows come to a close. I’ve watched satisfying series finales (Charmed) and less-than-satisfying (ahem, Angel), but I’m also…

March 30, 2009

Five Things to Consider Before Posting an Ad on Craigslist

1. Any writer who would actually respond to your ad seeking help penning that screenplay/novel/memoir/cookbook/Jewish Kama Sutra you’ve always been dreaming about is not a real writer. Real writers do not spend time writing other people’s stories when we could be playing solitaire or drinking.  No, not even if you promise us a cut of the profits if/when you sell your manuscript.  Trust me, we have plenty of our own…

March 26, 2009