Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Discussing rape in such a flippant manner is not okay. Rape is not funny. Rape is not a subject to be taken lightly. Ever.
Whew. Glad I got that off my chest.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
One fun thing I just started this semester (a little late to be starting things, I know) is participating in the Language Exchange Program here at OU. I have three international students-- one from Kuwait, one from Africa somewhere (speaks French), and one from Korea (I think)-- and basically we get together for an hour once a week or so and speak English. That's it. So I now have three new friends.
Well, I have only met one so far, but I'm sure the other two will be just as much fun. Yesterday I met Ahmad, an 18-yr-old freshman from Kuwait who has 18 siblings (TEN brothers, EIGHT sisters), two mothers, is a middle child, and is the only one of his brothers to get good grades and to go on to University (and to study in the United States). Fascinating kid. I can't wait to learn more about a different culture and help him make more friends here in the U.S.
Also, I just hosted a Screenwriting Workshop through SFPC this last Friday afternoon. The two panelists were Joel Hulett of Dolphin Bay Films (I interned with him this summer) and Sheryl Fletcher, a Canadian screenwriter who is working with Joel on a couple screenplays (I worked on one of her screenplays--wrote a couple scenes, which they kept!-- while I was there). The workshop covered both the creative and business side of screenwriting, and I was extremely pleased that over FORTY people came! The room was packed, and for students on a Friday afternoon, that was a very impressive turnout.
Except for the fact that the two only did Q&A and didn't lecture at all (which was not what I had in mind), I think the event was a success. Students had a lot of questions, and their questions filled up two hours worth of Q&A, which is a LOT. So overall, I am very happy with the way it went.
And those, as of now, are the new things in my life.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
• Ashley Brucks, Paramount Pictures
• Curtis Burch, President of Latitude Productions
• Carlo Eugster, Out of the Blue Entertainment
• Juliana Farrell, Jersey Girl Films
• Jessica Julius, Disney Animation Studios
• Maggie Malone, Disney Animation Studios
• Matt Summers, Vice President, 821 Entertainment
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Valerie, who I spend particularly the most time with at the library, just sent me this facebook note:
"So this is how much studying i've been doing this month: i was just informed through e-mail by pandora that i am approaching my free forty hour limit this month. there's a limit."
Monday, September 21, 2009
As a member of a student group, there is no bigger headache than trying to find a time for everyone to meet. Especially if its an officer's meeting.
I mean, if you join a club, you just go to the general meeting time if you can make it (and don't join the club if the time doesn't fit into your schedule).
But if you are a club officer, or in a small group of students, then trying to find a time that fits neatly into everyone's schedule can be crazy and hectic.
Until now... (insert "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" music)...
My friend Andrew found the perfect website for organizing schedules and time. Simply go to www.whenisgood.net, click on every single time that could possibly work for you, and then email that link to whomever is in charge of the schedule. Viola! Magic!
Its a neat little way to make sure you know everyone's available time. Now you have some semblance of a chance of finding a time that works for all.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Before class one day, my friend Madison happened to look down and notice a stray paper sitting on a lonesome desk. Normally unattended papers get tossed without a passing glance, but not this time. Nope. This time, Madison read the handout and saved it to pass on to me. I have no idea what class the handout is from or who wrote any of it, but its contents are so incredible that I feel compelled to share them with you.
The paper is entitled "Movie-A-Minute Summaries."
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
(1980, Directed by Irvin Kershner)
I have to go to Degobah.
You have to use the force.
I have to go to Cloud City.
You have to go to the Dark Side.
No I don't.
I'm your father.
No you're not.
Fine. I'll cut off your hand.
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK
(1997, Directed by Steven Spielberg)
We must never go back to the island.
I told you we should never go back to the island.
And my personal favorite...
(1978, Directed by Randal Kleiser)
I like you, but you're not cool enough.
What if I dress like a slut?
Now that you're not who you are, I can love you for who I wanted you to be.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Jessica Alba has been charged with vandalizing public property in Oklahoma City after pictures surfaced of Alba gluing huge posters of great white sharks on utility boxes, a United Way billboard, and other private property. Alba is in Oklahoma for the filming of "The Killer Inside Me," which also stars Kate Hudson and Casey Affleck.
Also in exciting film news: a couple local Oklahoma filmmakers shooting a film about a mutant frog that terrorizes storm drains left their fake severed lower body (jeans stuffed with chicken wire, bottles, foam, and fake blood) in a storm drain near the interstate. There was also a very large smattering of fake blood on the cement walls. Some poor soul driving by mistook the pants for a real body and called the police.
All in all, very eventful. And the publicity is getting Oklahoma on the map… although, perhaps not in the most positive way.
Monday, June 1, 2009
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
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- Film Content Only?
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- Nothing is absolute.
- "First Day of My Life"
- Tulsa for the Weekend
- All My Single Babies!
- Austin Film Festival
- But honey, that's just so... permanent.
- Well Shoot!
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