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A wildly funny exposé of actual memos and numbing notes from network executives
A hilarious exposé of the absurdities inflicted upon television\'s creative community by network executives and the watchdogs at Broadcast Standards and Practices.
"Will War and Peace be based on the book?"
"I think you\'re making a mistake having so many French involved in the production of Les Miserables."
From the V.P. of current programming regarding the Fred Astaire Special: "Too much dancing."
Whether it\'s a mishmash of M*A*S*H or a harangue over Hamlet, each absurd comment makes one thing perfectly clear - never put anything in writing!
The “New Rules of Thinking” and the Simple Secrets to Living a Rich, Joyous and Fulfilled Life
Author and motivational speaker Stuart K Robinson shares his “New Rules of Thinking” to examine the futility of trying to alter the system, your boss, your significant other or your life when the most powerful and painless way to effect change is to adjust your beliefs, your blueprint, your actions... yourself. Outlining the fundamental modes of thinking that will empower any person to overcome the boundaries that limit possibility, It All Begins With "I” frees the reader from the non-productive thoughts and behaviors that actually create obstacles.
Also available in a Limited First Edition Hardcover
A mechanic milks a cow, a recluse walks outside for the first time in three weeks, two teenagers watch tennis on mute, a grown man drinks a juice box in his underwear ― all of these moments strike the artful balance between intellectual acuity and lighthearted absurdity, establishing Toddy Smith and Darren Nuzzo as the new literary voices to listen to, laugh with and follow.
Before the inspired nonsense of Monty Python, David Letterman and the Far Side, there were Droodles. With a few squiggles in a simple square, these clever drawings created absurd scenes like SHIP ARRIVING TOO LATE TO SAVE A DROWNING WITCH (used by Frank Zappa as an album cover), EYEGLASSES FOR A POTATO and CLAM WITH BUCK TEETH And they were all the creation of one brilliant and unpredictable man: Roger Price.
At the height of their popularity in the mid-1950s, fans enjoyed the Droodles TV show, a Droodles daily newspaper column, Droodles magazine features, Droodles cocktail napkins, even Droodles in ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes. Like hula hoops, drive-in movies and UFOs, Droodles were one of the biggest fads of the 1950s.
20th Anniversary Edition
Newly Revised and Updated 2021 Edition featuring Moonlight, La La Land, Juno, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad and many more current films and TV shows.
Write Screenplays That Sell
The Ackerman Way
“Hal Ackerman’s new book is exceptional.”
-Scr(i)pt magazine, May/June 2004
“…this [book] will become one of the more popular screenwriting books out there.”
-Screentalk magazine, January 2004
“Here is another excellent screenwriting book. Very important addition to your screenwriting library.”
-Script magazine, Summer Book Review 2004
An Artoir by John Sacret Young
Read About then Own the Art Collection!
In Pieces of Glass, award-winning Hollywood screenwriter John Sacret Young mixes the "art" side of his life with a personal memoir to create a unique Artoir spotlighting and exploring the deep, moving, and explosive effect art has had on him, his work, and his soul. From Mark Rothko, John Marin, and Richard Diebenkorn to Johannes Vermeer, Norman Rockwell and Charles Burchfield, Young comes to realize that paintings, drawings, sketches, and even chalk on an old garage wall have helped shape him into the best of what he is today.