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Hollywood Archives - How's Gary's Day


Shoot For Blanks

It all starts here… on a blank white page. A blank white page demands your creativity. A blank white page says, “so, what do you want to do, boss?”. Many people dread facing the blank white page. I love it. I had a photography student at CalArts approach me in a panic for advice. She […]

Best Friends Movie with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero

We’ve been very, very quiet about our upcoming Feature Film, “Best Friends” (widely misquoted as ‘Best F(r)iends) starring Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. Today the Hollywood Reporter got the exclusive for our movie, and it’s been picked up by other outlets, such as The Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly. It is such a pleasure to work […]

I Forgot The Password To This Blog!

I haven’t written since December – which is an eternity for me because so much has gone on. I am writing my sixth screenplay right now. A lot has gone on with producers, directors and story development in the current ones that are making the rounds. Not much to write about there, other than it looks […]

Me and Greg Sestero

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When we were all in Hawaii, I was joking to Justin about how silly I must appear to some people… guy with money decides he’s going to try to make it in Hollywood. And so he told me about Tommy Wiseau and the movie, “The Room”. In short, Tommy is a successful entrepreneur who decides […]

Finished My First Page One Rewrite!

After I had finished “For Better Or Else”, my agent suggested that I take out the “life coach”. The reason was twofold; 1) the Life Coach took too much initiative away from my very intelligent main character, and 2) It bended genres. It looks like a romantic comedy, but it’s a buddy movie. We met […]

About The Bride Who Planned A Wedding With No Groom

Last night, I wrote “THE END” to “FOR BETTER OR ELSE”, my first comedy. It’s based on a true story of a bride that wanted to book me to photograph her wedding but she didn’t have a groom yet! She had a beautiful wedding planned. She had the venue, the orchestra, the florist and was filling out […]

Second Screenplay Is Finished! (How I wrote it)

I’m on a roll. The second one is now in the hands of my agent and producer. I’m excited about it, because it is so different than the first. No news on the first one, still in the meeting with producers phase which surprisingly becomes normal quickly. My next scheduled meeting is with the producer […]

First Meeting With A Movie Producer

I had my first producer meeting a few days ago. This was setup by my agent, and was called a “general” meeting. A general meeting has no agenda, it’s just a simple meeting to get acquainted. It is always such a rush to get past doors closed to the general public. I remember the first […]

Meeting My Agent For The First Time!

Today I had a lunch meeting with my script agent Matt from Original Artists Agency.  I am so lucky to have such a warm and incredibly passionate agent.  We have talked on the phone a lot and are large presences in each other’s career paths lately, but this was our first meeting.  In a world where you […]

Me And The Writer Of The Terminator/Judgement Day

Tonight I had dinner with Randall Frakas, longtime writer for James Cameron movies.  He co-wrote two of the biggest grossing movies in history, Avatar and The Titanic and many more, plus one of my all-time favorites, “True Lies” with Arnold and Jamie Lee Curtis.  We got in touch through my friend Brittney Andreeson’s mom Wendy […]

A Big Producer Wants To Meet Me In Person

I just received word from my script agent Matt at Original Artists that the Executive Producer for a large number of feature films (including: Fast and Furious, The Changeup, Evan Almighty, Battle Los Angeles, Green Hornet, R.I.P.D.) among others, loved my writing and wants to meet me in Los Angeles. Shelley said this is called a […]

Off To Beverly Hills/Hollywood Next Week

I’m really excited because next week I get to meet with my script agent and my entertainment attorney in person.  Up to now all of our meetings have been by phone. I am trying my best to ignore this thing entirely (until I find out somebody needs something from me, like meetings) and mostly it […]

Trying To Act Normal

I can truthfully type the following sentence.  In a few days, my script will be circulating Hollywood.  My script agent is in search of the biggest talent and directors.  My favorite actors, who I am in awe of, will be reading and visualizing themselves in a world I created just a few short weeks ago.  I have […]

What Timing!

Today we had our longtime friends the Scorgie family over to visit.  They were with us all morning.  When I finally got to my email and voicemail, I had a number of urgent calls from the producer’s office.  So I called, and was told that I have a script agent onboard.  She sent it to […]

The Adventure Begins!

Last week, I sent my screenplay to a film producer.  She was my entertainment attorney a long time ago, and when I looked up her up on google, I learned that she had become a producer, and had produced two of my favorite films.  Earlier, I had told her my basic plot synopsis and she kind of […]