Travel Day made the top 50 movie blogs in 2010's MovieMaker magazine survey. It now has readers in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Ukraine, Russia, France, India, Moldova and Romania. Thanks to all of you for hanging with us.
I have worked in film and television for well over thirty years and in practically every aspect of the business from soundman to news cameraman,commercial writer, director and producer and screenwriter.
I have 20 movie credits as writer and about 30 hours of episodic. Credits can be seen under Materials on the left side of the blog.
Now in 2015 this blog started in 2009 as a real-time journal of the making of an independent feature film entitled Travel Day, but the project fell through but was optioned last year.
One of the best blogs was when I worked on a TV series blog entitled "Living in Heaven, Working in Hell" about a TV series that was a disaster. It started March 15, 2010 . Click below to the 2010 blogs
I will regularly post new blogs on Mondays and sometimes Fridays.
"Reading your blog on indie films makes me want to make one"
"Nice balance between business and artistic sense"
"Don't usually read blogs, I took the time, interesting, you're willing to go out on a limb"
"I'm on the verge of tears after reading that, Jim"
"You brought us into the passenger van, we're there"
Best blogs by readership
The Writer/Producer, the Director & the Big Breakup
An angel appears
Where are we now?
Monday, January 16, 2017
Another writer, Alan Surgal, died today. He wrote one really great movie with Warren Beatty and director Arthur Penn. He was 100 years old.
"Surgal intended Mickey One as a stage play, but revised it
into a film script after consulting Penn. With its surrealism (and Stan
Getz improvisations), cinematic experimentation and moody
existentialism, the film has developed a strong following over the
decades. Released during a newspaper strike in New York, it initially
flopped. A restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive was
conducted under the supervision of Martin Scorsese"