Wednesday, March 28, 2018

That's A Wrap



Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Traveling Circus




Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stills

The ethereal chime of my alarm was an unwelcomed sound on this sunny Saturday morning.
Nine hours of deep uninterrupted sleep and weekends of folly
are a fading landscape in my rearview mirror.
Today we shot stills for our ad campaign.
I know, in the near future, as I'm inching towards my destination in LA traffic
I'll encounter a billboard announcing Dietland with an image captured on the sound stage today
and it will all be worth it.








Friday, February 16, 2018

Locations

I've had no time for my usual NY explorations this visit.
No museums, galleries, walks across the bridge or meandering beloved neighborhoods.
Luckily, locations has taken me to uncharted regions of the metropolis.
Today we're filming on the waterfront in Long Island City.
which offers a spectacular view of the newly erected Copper Building.





Thursday, February 15, 2018

Production

I've fallen into the black hole of production, again.
Everything is upside down —
day blends into night and into day again.
Sets and locations mimic the real world but exist outside of standard time.
Work is only halted by short intervals of sleep.
Set life is like a weird traveling circus of adult campers.
I love it, I truly do, but it is a cruel and unforgiving existence.






Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Worst of The Worst

Mr. Trump’s first year has been an unremitting parade of disgraces that have demeaned him as well as the dignity of his office, and he has shown that this is exactly how he believes he should govern.
Most important, he is the first president to fail to defend the nation from an attack on our democracy by a hostile foreign power — and to resist the investigation of that attack. He is the first to enrich his private interests, and those of his family, directly and openly.
He is the first president to denounce the press not simply as unfair but as “the enemy of the American people.” He is the first to threaten his defeated political opponent with imprisonment. He is the first to have denigrated friendly countries and allies as well as a whole continent with racist vulgarities.
George Washington warned that the actions of a president “may have great and durable consequences from their having been established at the commencement of a new general government.” If history is any guide — especially in light of the examples closest to his, of Buchanan and Andrew Johnson — Mr. Trump’s first year portends a very unhappy ending.
Sean Wilentz, New York Times

Saturday, January 20, 2018

One Year Later


Politically, it has been an exhausting and disturbing year.
But there's always a silver lining.
The misogynist in the White House has fueled a resistance whose power is just gaining momentum
#Metoo and Times Up would not exist without him.
In the bleak, somber light of this administration the oppressed awakened and shed their silence.
They gave voice to their stories of shame.
Those listening were awakened too and stop whispering the truth.
They shouted it from the front pages of every major newspaper and journal. 
The red carpet, typically a couture runway,  became a platform for equality
when women refrained from talking about their sartorial choices and took back the night.
The real course correction is still to be determined.
Rapists have been publicly shamed and fired, but they have not been imprisoned.
In Hollywood the pay gap is becoming more and more transparent,
but salaries remain the same.
We remain diligent.
Eyes open, voices loud.
We march.  We resist.