My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — The MURDER of James Dean

THE MURDER OF JAMES DEAN is a comedy short film project from an award-winning screenplay by Michael R. Barnard.

It’s Hollywood.
A story like this will change their lives.
If they don’t kill each other first.

We are going to make this award-winning comedy short film. Continue reading


The independent filmmaking industry needs a new relationship with investors [UPDATED]

LONELY INVESTOR Photo by Alejandro Escamilla

LONELY INVESTOR Photo by Alejandro Escamilla

Prolific indie film producer Ted Hope, who spent the past year as Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society (as of June 2015, a Production Executive at AMAZON STUDIOS), recently posted “Towards A Sustainable Investor Class: Accessing Quality Projects” as a call to build a healthy independent filmmaking industry. As always, he makes an astute and excellent comment about the big picture of indie filmmaking. We engaged in a conversation, and here’s my comment about the industry and investors: Continue reading