Thursday, January 25, 2007

No Animal Love For Me @ Sundance...


I will be posting a travelogue in Creative Screenwriting Magazine's Itunes podcast regarding my Sundnace journey, but wanted to post this brief review of the documentary Zoo.

This is the doc about the guy who died when his colon perforated during a romantic interlude with a horse (I'm not joking - this is a real film).

I and my journalist friends were pretty let down by this film mainly because it was so horribly boring - and for subject matter that would seem to be so offbeat it truly is a lost opportunity of a film and it all stems from the writing's complete lack of creating a broader scope to the story. It's simply a retelling of a limited amount of information again, and again, and again, and... you get the point...

Film Threat's Mark Bell interviewed me for their podcast and gave me permission to respost the interview - so - here's my brief review - click on the link below and enjoy...

Watch my video here

Friday, January 12, 2007

Congrats to WGA Award Nominees

Sure it's a day late - but - better late than never!

Congrats to these WGA Award nominees!

Here's the list and remember you can hear me interview some of these folks in the Creative Screenwriting Magazine podcast in Apple's itunes - just type Creative Screenwriting into the Itunes Music Store search window - and then you'll find our podcast - click subscribe (it's free) and then the latest episode will download and you can go back and download old episodes too.

Remember you don't need an Ipod to tune in - just the Itunes software or the podcatching software of your choice - here's the list of WGA nominees!


Babel, Written by Guillermo Arriaga, Paramount Vantage

Little Miss Sunshine, Written by Michael Arndt, Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Queen, Written by Peter Morgan, Miramax Films

Stranger Than Fiction, Written by Zach Helm, Sony Pictures Entertainment

United 93, Written by Paul Greengrass, Universal Pictures


Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Mazer, Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips, Based on a Character Created by Sacha Baron Cohen, Twentieth Century Fox

The Departed, Screenplay by William Monahan, Based on the Motion Picture Internal Affairs, Written by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, Warner Bros. Pictures

The Devil Wears Prada, Screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna, Based on the Novel by Lauren Weisberger, Twentieth Century Fox

Little Children, Screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta, Based on the Novel by Tom Perrotta, New Line Cinema

Thank You for Smoking, Screenplay by Jason Reitman, Based on the Novel by Christopher Buckley, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Friday, January 5, 2007

Blogging Indeed...

At this the official blog for Jeff Goldsmith, you can expect very unofficial postings from said journalist, filmmaker on a vast array of topics ranging from filmmaking, screenwriting and of course podcasting!

Stay tuned for more info and feel free to drop me a line anytime.