January 25, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

On Red Tails, Hope, Hype and Criticism

The hype around seeing the new Tuskegee Airmen film “Red Tails,” is kind of like voting for Obama. If you don’t do it your black card might be revoked, the Dr. King photo on your wall will close its eyes and you will drown in a chorus of, “See this

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December 30, 2011 by Rodney in Blog, Movie Reviews

The Return of The Muse, The End of 2011 and Dee Rees’ “Pariah”

I’m laying across my bed considering 2011. It’s been a really tough year. Can’t go into great detail at this time, but I have gracefully accepted that life is not a straight line. But through the difficult periods I’ve realized a pattern—the things that have been there (beyond friends) to

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February 21, 2011 by Rodney in Blog, writing

The Realities of Being A Writer

When it comes to who and what inspires me, there are always the ‘stand-by’s in my life, people like Stephen King, who I look at as being a great story teller, and able to be prolific and disciplined. Because as a writer, that’s the most difficult thing — you want

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February 14, 2011 by Rodney in Blog, television

The Contracting TV Business

Last week I mentioned the TV business is contracting so much so that it’s becoming more difficult to be successful in it. I know that this is supposed to be a motivational website, but there are subtle truths to the business. You have to continuously get better. The competition is

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February 07, 2011 by Rodney in Blog, television

The Process of A Pilot

People ask me about the process of writing pilots. Each pilot is different. It’s not so much a thing of “green lighting” a pilot so to speak. You have some cases where a company, like the puppet company, hire me to write the pilot, which they then finance the presentation

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