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Autumn DVD Giveaway Winners Announced

TogetherAgainDVDThe Autumn DVD Giveaway was a larger turnout than I expected. I was going to giveaway only two sets of Tim Conway and Harvey Korman in “Together Again” and “The Great Outdoors” but since so fans of Tim and Harvey entered the contest I decided to give away a few more DVD’s. See below for the winners, I have emailed you if you won and I did not put your last below because I don’t want people knocking on your home door to borrow the films. I will be doing more contests this month and for the rest of the year so keep a look out for them and stay subscribed to the newsletter. Read more…

Chip & Bernie’s Zomance in Hot Springs International Film Festival

sidebar1-1This Halloween season is quickly becoming the Chip & Bernie season of film festivals, not only are we world premiering “Chip & Bernie’s Zomance” at the Idaho Horror Film Festival as the festival’s opening film but we are now showing at the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. This is a feature film that I wrote and directed starring Marc Robert and myself with Tim Conway co-starring.

“Chip and Bernie’s Zomance,” takes the viewer straight into the middle of a zombie apocalypse. With humans caught unaware and unprepared, the zombies overtake most major areas of civilization. With zombies now outnumbering humans, survival and retaliation are essential. To keep the remaining human population both connected to the outside world and educated on zombie killing techniques, a made-for-TV competition has been created. The competition rules are simple: Rule 1: Each team has 48 hours to kill as many zombies as possible. Rule 2: Don’t die. Read more…

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Chip & Bernie’s Zomance opens Idaho Horror Film Festival

October 16th is the opening night of the Idaho Horror Film Festival and the first film that will be screened at the festival is the world premiere of my feature film “Chip & Bernie’s Zomance.” I am thrilled that they asked us to be the opening film of the three day festival and asked me to go there to do a Q and A with the audience. I am bringing a tank of nitrous oxide with me to get the audience laughing, I need to do what I need to do. Read more…

Half Dome over Merced River


I jotted this down on a piece of paper many years ago and had forgotten all about it and it just popped back into my head. I love how Emerson thinks, the depth and insight he brings to his work is so appealing to me. I need to get more of his work; remember to be excellent for someone.

Nothing is ever wholly lost.
That which is excellent remains
forever a part of this universe.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Autumn DVD Giveaway: Tim Conway and Harvey Korman

DVDGiveawayWhat better way to celebrate the Autumn season than with a giveaway with the same beautiful name. This month if you subscribe to my newsletter you will have a chance to win one of two sets of Tim Conway and Harvey Korman in “Together Again” and “The Great Outdoors.” These are two dvd’s I produced and the special features were directed by me a few years back. Read more…

Billy Wilder’s 10 Tips on Screenwriting

Billy Wilder (on left) and I.A.L. Diamond (on right) working on the script of 'Irma la Dulche'

Billy Wilder (on left) and I.A.L. Diamond (on right) working on the script of ‘Irma la Douce’


Billy Wilder is one of the greatest screenwriters of all time and on top of that he was one of the greatest director’s too. He frequently wrote with I.A.L. Diamond they collaborated on screenplays such films as “Some Like it Hot”, “The Apartment” and “Kiss Me, Stupid.” If you do not know these titles you need to stop reading and get on Netflix. Read more…

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