May 26, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, television, writing

The Screenwriters’ Survival Guide 101: How Do You Make It When You Don’t Have A Steady Gig?

When you enter a field as amorphous and unpredictable as writing, having a “flexible hustle” is near mandatory. And by “flexible hustle” I mean never marrying yourself to one job, path or idea that is supposed to carry you into success. It doesn’t matter what horse you ride there on.

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April 25, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

Think Like A Man: A Look At Black Relationships Minus Sex, Drugs & Insanity

Surprise, surprise. With a large cast of journeymen (and women) black actors and all the familiar beats of a standard rom-com, the film adaptation of comedian-turned-relationship guru Steve Harvey’s book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man has defied what has befallen many a black film before – it’s

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March 03, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

No Good Deeds

They say no good deed goes unpunished, so it was fitting that in my desire to support Tyler Perry and his new film “Good Deeds,” I was rewarded with a reminder of how true a turn of charity can turn into two-hours of movie watching grief. I use the term

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February 16, 2012 by Rodney in Blog

Rodney Barnes Gets Caught in “The Barkley Zone” on TNT

During TNT’s “Barkley Zone,” Sir Charles receives a new copy of the Boondocks, raising the ire of Kenny Smith who wonders why Rodney Barnes, the executive producer of Boondocks has not sent him a free season of the award-winning series. Watch below.

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February 09, 2012 by Rodney in Blog

Networking For Introverts

I never believed in networking. Hollywood parties, functions, etc. weren’t my thing. I’m kind of an introvert by nature, so meeting new people, smiling because you’re supposed to and hyping myself up have never been my strong suits. I know people who have mastered the art; they light up a

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