All posts by James L. Menzies

  • Football Hits and Misses—Hollywood Style

    Ah, January. That special time of year that can mean only one thing to all of you inveterate sports fans out there in movieland… Super...

  • Zak Penn’s Grand Experiment in Comedy

    Sure Zak Penn can write you a surefire blockbuster. He has proven that time and again with X-Men, Elektra, Fantastic Four, etc. But that’s not...

  • Hank Nelken is a Mama’s Boy

    If it’s true that people are born to do certain things, then Hank Nelken was born to be a moviemaker. Because whether he was filming...

  • Killer Script

    Jake Gyllenhaal in Paramount Pictures’ Zodiac (2007). In recognition of the five-year anniversary of the events of September 11th, Hollywood Selling a spec script is...

  • Triangles and Tribulations

    Since 1991, Anthony Soohoo has been at the forefront of the technology revolution, working with such giants as Apple, Yahoo!, NEC and Inktomi. In his...

  • Holiday Movie Preview 2006

    Blood Diamond Directed by: Edward Zwick Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou Edward Zwick executive produced the television show “thirtysomething.” He also directed the...

  • Death, Taxes and Tom Hanks

    What does it take to get a movie made in Hollywood? The optimistic answer would be “talent.” But the actual answer is much more straightforward:...

  • 10 Best Cities to be a Moviemaker

    Austin boasts various location types, like Bat Bridge; and is also a great place to shoot period pieces like The Alamo, starring Billy Bob Thornton...

  • Time to Squelch the Sequels Trend

    Now that every movie since the Eisenhower administration has been remade and/or digitally enhanced, it’s time for Hollywood to go back to making sequels—films featuring...

  • Remaking Film History

    It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. In the case of Hollywood, however, it can more aptly be said that necessity is...