Monthly Archives: February 2012
VIDEO: Okay, for Colony Bay Members only: the perils of removing the mask..
We’re running an exhausting schedule, but getting beautiful results. If you have a moment today to contribute to “Courage, New Hampshire,” we could use your help!
Mallory and I weigh the benefits of paint (and “sharing.”)
My daughter and I taped this internal strategy debate last week, (link here if the video embed is not working). I’ve always said that facebook and social networks are the synthetic, digital equivalent of “word of mouth.”
I take that back. There’s nothing synthetic about it. There’s real stuff going on here.
When you “like” something, you have to sit there and think, “do I really like it? What will my friends think if I like this? Continue Reading »
The Next Big Thing. Help Build It!
Jonathan Wilson, our executive producer, attended a birthday party for one of the cast this week, and there were a few ‘old country men,’ in attendance. (That’s what they use to call ‘Brits’ in 18th century America.) These blokes were all wondering what sort of creature we had in Courage, New Hampshire. Over the past few months, several Englishmen have told us our series has all the high production value and wardrobe authenticity of a high level BBC production. Continue Reading »
Because a boo-boo index is easier than an actual review..
Quite a few well-meaning folk have set up ministries, large and small, aimed at reviewing film and television with an eye to how appropriate the content is for Christian and family audiences. In roundly criticizing them, as I am about to do, I am aware that I run the risk of being called petulant — of having, even, a public temper tantrum. “Why aren’t you reviewing my movie?” the upstart screams, banging on the glass door, as, inside the building, the Christian reviewer admires the new life-sized Ashton Kutcher cutout Paramount has set up for him in the lobby. Continue Reading »
I would love to have you read this blog, but if you
don’t have time I NEED you to contribute here.
Talking about a film project with business people is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to be sneered at. A few months ago, I chatted with a seasoned executive, a Fortune 100 type who had that bull-dog-in-cuff-links command presence of a former CEO. He was the very sort of guy one of my father’s salesmen would describe as “mentally tough, loved and feared.” Actually, I’m not sure about the “loved” part. Continue Reading »
The “reality” show below is a spoof. Lorraine’s a good sport and let me pretend I was talking to her. Wilson thought it was funny, so we’re making it available to Colony Bay Members, (join here!) but first a word about Lorraine and our cast.
I first met Lorraine at Jonathan Wilson’s office in Pasadena. We had spent so much time casting Abraham Foxe, Noah Pine, Bob Wheedle and the rest of the redcoats for episode 1, that she came in at the very end of what seemed like 600 actors under consideration. Continue Reading »
This week, we’ve been trying to juggle the schedules of our many different actors and crew, attempting to match them with the demands of our back lot — Riley’s Farm, where hundreds of students see a kind of live version of Courage, New Hampshire daily. Frances Romero Mena has it nailed down about 90% now, which is about as tight as you can get these things. Sometimes, you just have to wrap the tavern in a blanket and do day-for-night and squeeze in a pickup shot at the end of the shoot. Continue Reading »