Thursday, October 15, 2015

THE WIND RIDERS is in the semi finals of the Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest

My writing partner Amanda Boggs and I are happy that our feature-length, sci-fi/family adventure screenplay, The Wind Riders, has made it into the semi finals of the Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest.

Its logline is

The Wind Riders is about a teenaged, misfit girl who discovers the world's most popular online video game is really a portal to another universe and, with the help of her friends, must take control of the portal before its evil creator can destroy Earth in his quest to rule his home world.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you can read a bit more about us and this project.

The response on Twitter has been a bit intense.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sanaa Lathan on the Cover of the Istanbul Issue of 360 Magazine

Volume 24 of 360 Magazine is now available at Magzter and Blurb!

The Istanbul Issue features Sanaa Lathan, the Budweiser Made in America Festival, E5QUIRE, Carl Thornton, Tiger Darrow, Joey Graceffa, Lianne La Havas, Grace Sewell, the Red Bull Global Rallycross (featuring our very own Vaughn Lowery!), DeJ Loaf and much more.

In this issue, Sanaa Lathan discusses her role in The Perfect Guy, her career in Hollywood spanning twenty years, the goals of the Sanaa Lathan Foundation in helping foster girls, and what's in her future in front of and behind the camera.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


If you're a fan of my blogs, you know I love strong, smart female leads–Veronica Mars, Elena Michaels, Rachel Black–so you bet I cannot wait until November 20 for Netflix to drop the first season of Jessica Jones!

Krysten Ritter stars as Jessica Jones, with Carrie-Anne Moss and David Tennant.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Tim Sweeney at Boiler Room NYC

Here's more great music from Tim Sweeney.

And these are more of my favorite BIS podcasts:

BIS Radio Show # 800 - Part 1 with The Orb

BIS Radio Show # 796 - Part 2 with Tim Sweeney

BIS Radio Show # 793 - Part 1 with The Drifter

BIS Radio Show # 586 - Part 1 with James Murphy

Monday, September 14, 2015

Woolfy's "Looking Glass"

When I write, I often play on repeat a song or two that keeps me focused.

Woolfy's "Looking Glass" is my current obsession, as I work on a project.

Be sure to check out Woolfy on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Selenis Leyva on the Cover of the Summer 15 Issue of 360 Magazine

Volume 23 of 360 Magazine is now available at Magzter and Blurb!

The Summer 15 issue features Selenis Leyva, Benny Benassi, Hooka Hey, Petite Meller, That Poppy, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Simpang Asia, Vivienne Westwood's Fashion Unfolds and much more.

In this issue, Selenis Leyva discusses how playing Gloria Mendoza on Netflix's Emmy-winning series, Orange Is The New Black, has changed her life, why she wrote this post about her transsexual sister on The Huffington Post, and the many things she looks forward to in the future.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bob Mizer's 700,000 35mm Transparencies Need You

If you love male models in the fashion and advertising world, now's your chance to help preserve the archives of the man who nearly all by himself invented the concept of male model in 1940's Los Angeles, California.

As you can read in this interview on the blog, Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild was a prolific photographer and filmmaker. In his lifetime, he produced over 1,000,000 negatives, slides, prints and films.
Original slide during the sorting process.

Dennis Bell, the current owner of the Athletic Model Guild and founder of the Bob Mizer Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit), is cataloging and archiving every single image and will eventually make the entire collection available for viewing by the general public.

His current Kickstarter campaign is to help finance the proper storage of Mizer's 700,000 35mm transparencies. Yes, you read that right: 700,000.

This is a small portion of Bob Mizer's estate, prior to its rescue.
Money raised by the Foundation pays only for supplies, such as the archival sleeves for negatives and transparencies. Volunteers and interns provide the necessary labor.

Some of Mizer's estate now in protective storage.
If you're a fan of vintage physique photography and/or classic Americana, now's your chance to give what you can to help preserve this precious historical treasure. Because the Bob Mizer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, your donation is tax-deductible.

Each transparency is sorted, inserted into sleeves cataloged, photographed and placed into protected storage.
For more information about Bob Mizer, please see the Foundation's website.

Production still from "Why the Wooden Indian Wouldn't." Eddie Scott & Phil Morrison. Los Angeles, 1969.
You can help support the Bob Mizer Foundation by donating directly at its Kickstarter campaign and website. There you will find more information on Bob Mizer, the Athletic Model Guild and the Foundation, including its mailing address for your donations and updates on gallery shows, screenings and lectures.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sandy Beach Road in Vallejo, California

My partner, Phil, and I recently attended a party in Vallejo, California on Sandy Beach Road, which is mostly a long dirt trail. All of the waterfront homes there are built over the Napa River.

The mailman won't hike Sandy Beach Road, so the mailboxes came to him.

We were amazed to see playing at the house party this short film uploaded to YouTube by the GLBT History Society. It was created in 1947 by an amateur filmmaker. The houses are better constructed today, but this is very much how Sandy Beach Road remains some seventy years later.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

SENSE8 Renewed for a Second Season

Today I was thrilled to find out the Netflix original series, Sense8, has been renewed for a second season.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you can read my review of Sense8. I love the series. My review is the most Twitter-engaged blog post I've made to date.

Be sure to follow the series on Twitter for updates from the cast and creators.

Friday, July 24, 2015

SK and Calla Cover Sam Smith's "Stay With Me"

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Twitter is amazing.

That's how I met SK. I really enjoy the cover he and Calla (aka Brandon Calladine) do together of Sam Smith's smash hit, "Stay With Me."

This video was shot while SK was visiting Calla in Perth, Australia. Be sure to follow SK and Calla on Twitter.