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anthony-flacco's picture
Jul.01.2011
          FELLOW WRITERS -- Many of you already know I am an editorial consultant for Martin Literary Management.  Today I am sharing this note from Sharlene Martin as a call for a particular vein of story material that you as a Red Room writer may want to pursue.  Here's...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jun.24.2011
Most folks remember Peter Falk as Columbo, the street smart detective in the rumpled trenchcoat. However, before his starring role on the revolving NBC Mystery Movie series, the diminuitive actor had a prolific screen career as a talented supporting player. Falk was twice nominated for an Oscar...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jun.21.2011
Beverly Garland was a fine actress of movies and television for five decades. She began her career opposite Edmond O’Brien in the film noir classic D.O.A. She also pioneered the female cop-genre on television, starring in Decoy during the 1958-59 season. Garland is best known for her co-starring...
aberjhani's picture
May.02.2011
Until late Sunday evening on May 1, 2011, the big news in discussions focused on President Barack Obama throughout the weekend was that he and First Lady Michelle Obama were scheduled to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show on May 2. Then TV journalists interrupted regular television broadcasts at...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.15.2011
We who read extensively, as well as those of us who write, tend to use the word literature in a cavalier way, probably the reason Marjorie Garber wrote this book. To my mind, this review does little to resolve the word - or the phenomenon - but maybe a thorough reading of the book will. “The Use...
david-henry-sterry's picture
Apr.07.2011
We were lucky enough to be interviewed by a truly funny and gracious human being who works for NBC.  Contradiction in terms?  Apparently not.  His name is Ben Aaron, and he was very very good to us.<a href="http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150156810754865">Facebook Video...
earl-merkel's picture
Apr.07.2011
NEWS ALERT: Riding the success of turning Sherlock Holmes into a modern-day 30-something (in the BBC-TV version) the next fictional detective to get a full-body makeover is Agatha Christie's Miss Marple... soon to be portrayed by Jennifer Garner.  I am now awaiting announcement of a cut-and-buff...
christine-bottaro's picture
Mar.12.2011
I walked at the shoreline today and looked at the water out there, deep and blue.  It looked agitated and unsettled.   Or maybe it was me.  I'd been up last night watching television, CNN, to see what the latest news was about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  All of it showed massive movements...
earl-merkel's picture
Mar.05.2011
For a double-fisted (!) dose of both excellent word-smithin' and what appears (to this humble amateur diagnostician, at least) an example of writer's obsessive-compulsive disorder, you could do far worse than to read James Wolcott's piece in the current Vanity Fair.  It is entitled Morgan In...
cliff-burns's picture
Jan.16.2011
It's a strange tale but it must be told. A week or so ago I posted on my blog about an obscure kids' TV show from the late 1960's called "Robot Boy".  Made on the cheap...and the star of the show was an ordinary, store bought windup robot.  Yes, you could get away with such things 40...