Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Francis Ford Coppola, Harold Ramis and Temp X

Well, we all knew this day would come. It was as inevitable as NBC tossing another crappy show on TV. As predictable nepotism in Hollywood. Or as expected as Liam Neeson in the A-Team movie? (Ok, two outta three ain't bad.) But it was pretty clear my media empire would soon catch the attention of Hollywood's elite. All those late nights drinking cheap beer while gazing at a blinking cursor have finally paid off. Get yourself a May/June 2009 issue of Creative Screenwriting magazine and you'll see what I mean...

"The Hollywood Temp Diaries is a must-read."
There it is in black and white (over a less-than-flattering pea green background) on Page 45. The most important sentence ever uttered is nestled between a humdrum article about F.F. Coppola's newest flick Tetro and the review of that hack Harold Ramis' Year One...


"The Hollywood Temp Diaries is a must-read."
I have no idea what the rest of the article, "The Screenwriter's Survival Guide," is about. I'm guessing it's probably about the great works of literature ever. All that matters is that Stacey Collins (a Harvard grad, so she should know) said...

"The Hollywood Temp Diaries is a must-read."
But enough of the shameless self promotion. This is Hollywood, the land of humility, shyness and modesty. So let's tone it down a little bit. Here's a quick trivia item.
Which of the following was labeled a "must read" by Creative Screenwriting magazine?
A) The Bible
B) Gone with the Wind
C) Hamlet
D) The Hollywood Temp Diaries
Yep. It's "D." I'm better than God, Margaret Mitchell and Shakespeare. Now run out to the newsstand and buy 10 or 20 copies of Creative Screenwriting. On your way home, pick up some Mylar sleeves and store this magazine away for safe keeping. In 50 years, take it out of your safety deposit box and show your grandchildren. They'll certainly be impressed that you were there the day that Creative Screenwriting said...
"The Hollywood Temp Diaries is a must-read."

[Update: Ewww. There's an article about David Faustino in Creative Screenwriting too? Well, I guess it's not as big a deal as I thought.]

6 comments:

pmj3449 said...

Wow.

Anonymous said...

congratulations temp x!!! or should i say stacey x? ;)

Anonymous said...

Hopefully you'll get "noticed" soon!

Keep up the great work - and best of luck job hunting (much like us all).

Lex said...

Epic shizz. ;)

SolutionSeeker said...

Hey you seem cool let's meet up sometime for drinks or something. Hit me up on e-mail nicka10444@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

And the rest was history...

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