Hot Yoga, Week 18: Are You There Shiva? It’s Me, Jason

Overall, this may be a triumphant week for me in hot yoga classes at Gyan Yoga. I used to experience great mental and emotional challenges in yoga classes; not to get all wishy-washy about it, but I didn’t know how to combat the accompanying feelings of doubt and insecurity and shame and guilt and inferiority, …

(Not) Writing TAKE 28 (Yet)

I know I could get some local producers to read this script, if I only had a script.  I could get producers I have no connection to yet to look at it.  I feel I could talk my way into directing it, too.  It’s a great concept for a production (concept courtesy of Jamie Nash). …

IRON MEN: The Movies

My man Mistah Pete Barnstrom reports that Josh Whedon comments on THE AVENGERS dvd that directing Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow is ‘as close as he’s ever going to get to making a Thin Man movie.’. Pete agrees wholly with the sentiment and says these two actors are the whole reason he enjoys these …

When you’re this big, they call you R2: The real star of STAR WARS

“Reel 2, Dialogue 2.” I read that Walter Murch had a system of abbreviations for recording these things, and when reading “R, 2; D, 2” aloud, George Lucas, reading or scribbling in the back of the editing room, glanced up and said, “What a wonderful name!”, and jotted it down. I never liked R2-D2 aesthetically; …