Lipstick on a Pig? Actually… (2008)

There are more than a few parallels my 2008 political short about Sarah Palin, “Lipstick on a Pig? Actually…” are relevant again. First off, it’s presidential election season again. The new candidate that I support happens to be female, emphasizing that gender had nothing to do with it. Thirdly, among the countless reasons why not Read More …

Shared from Vulture: Why Latino Movie Stars Have Never Been More Necessary

This article paints a great picture of the difference between “above the line” and “below the line” filmmakers, and how one group seems to finally have been allowed to enter, and the other, barely a step. I’m referring, of course, to Latino actors, specifically in lead roles. The first two “recent” films that ring a Read More …

Gulf Coast Civic Works Project (2007)

During the current ongoing flooding crisis in Louisiana, it’s all too reminiscent of what occurred one decade ago with Hurricane Katrina. During that disaster, we participated in a poverty-under-the-stars co-university event between CSU Monterey and San Jose State, with a PSA generation goal of creating 100,000 jobs for the victimized residents of New Orleans. Learn Read More …

Shared from Vox: Rio Olympics 2016: 6 winners and 5 losers from a scrappy but impressive opening ceremony

Did you happen to hear who was behind last night’s comparatively meager budgeted-yet-still fantastic production for the Rio Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games? It was Filmmakers Fernando Meirelles and Daniela Thomas! The former is an Academy Award nominee for such works as City of God, while Thomas has helped direct such works as Read More …