I've been dipping into Saul Austerlitz's new book ANOTHER FINE MESS: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN FILM COMEDY. It isn't really a history in the sense of illuminating the underlying trends of film comedy. It's more a chronological appreciation of the great comedy filmmakers, from Buster Keaton to Judd Apatow. I'm enjoying it because I haven't seen all the comedies of Buster Keaton, and the book goes a long way to filling in the blanks. Austerlitz certainly has seen a lot of movies, and he gives you a good sense of them. Worth the visit, if not the detour.
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Hi. I have a cooking show idea and am suppose to call a producer tomorrow. However an aquantaince of mine is a producer [nothing big, trying to get started] am I suppose to pay him or he pay me? How does this work. I don't want to 'waste' my money.
Producers pay you.
Have you read 'What Happens Next?' by Marc Norman
Found it a great flyover and especially amusing the seemingly constant struggle of writers who want to be directors, directors who want to be writer/directors...
Yep, I liked it:
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