How I (Finally) Met Joss Whedon

Growing up in Hollywood has given me a certain talent – a special skill, you might say. Celebrities do not sway me. While I enjoy identifying actors like they’re rare tropical birds, they’re in fact too common place for me to get riled up every time I spot one. Kirsten Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal once ate brunch across the room from me, Marc Feurstein is a regular at my Coffee…

October 18, 2009

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

(500) Days of Summer is What an Indie Dream Must Look Like

    Last night I saw a screening of (500) Days of Summer at the Westside Pavillion Landmark, figuring that it was free and who knew when I’d have the time to see a movie again. Plus, I like Joseph Gordon-Levitt. To my mild surprise, I really liked it. It’s charming, it’s honest, it’s different, it’s artistic, and it has Matthew Gray Gubler playing someone other than Spencer Reid. It’s…

June 11, 2009

Striking the Balance Between Work and Play

How do people work full time and have social lives?  They make it look so easy on TV: Put in a few hours at the office, then join friends for cosmopolitans after work – all while wearing three-inch stilettos and carrying purses the size of Hummers.  On television, men and women under the age of 30 are required spend eight hours in a cubicle and then another six grinding on…

April 20, 2009

Cast and Crew Dish on the Dollhouse

Anyone looking at my calender this week might be misled into thinking that I have a social life, but it isn’t true, I tell you, it isn’t true!  This week just happens to be PaleyFest ’09 at the Paley Center for Media, and on April 15th, I and my fellow Whedon fanatics gathered in the Cinerama Dome at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood, waiting for the panel on Dollhouse to…

April 17, 2009

And the Streamy Goes To…

Here’s my ‘official’ coverage of the event: On March 28th, stars gathered at the Wadsworth Theater in Westwood to celebrate the best in television from 2008 – or rather, the best in television produced specifically for the web.  For the first time, web series were front and center at an all-out extravaganza sponsored by Kodak and Episodic, and to judge by the turnout and the enthusiasm, the first annual Streamy…

March 31, 2009

This is Hollywood

I spent my Saturday night pretending to drink and snort cocaine.  Earlier that day while I was at a showing of He’s Just Not That Into You, my friend K. called and asked if I wanted to join her as an extra for some house party scene shooting in Culver City. “Sure,” I said, figuring that it would be fun, and if nothing else I’d have something to blog about. …

February 23, 2009

Wrapping Up November

November 21, 2008 – Vlada and I travelled downtown to the Ahmanson to see Spring Awakening, or ‘the German sex musical,’ as I like to call it.  She was half-asleep from a long day at work, and I was still recovering from the Virus That Ate My Soul, so we were a couple of regular party animals.  Fortunately the show was not a waste of 87 bucks a pop, and our…

December 1, 2008

The Fine Art of Procrastination

So I celebrated the halfway point of NaNoWriMo by doing absolutely no writing at all.  Not even a blog post, ruining my two week streak and seriously putting a crimp in my numbers.  Oh well.  It was Saturday, and a nice one at that.  Today was fairly unproductive on the writing front as well – evidence of why November is a terrible month for me to try and write 50,000…

November 16, 2008