Friday, December 11, 2009

Intervention has been great. There are some awesome episodes this season. "Greg" just came on and I didn't see it but I was so interested when I was doing the footage. I might buy it on iTunes for my plane ride home.

Ash and I will be in Nashville from the 20th until Christmas Eve then we'll be in Maryland until after New Year's. Yeah!

I also transcribed some footage for the pilot of another show from the creator of "Intervention." I hope it and the other pilot I transcribed get picked up so I can talk about them.

Ash and I joined a Pug Club and went to a party the other day. There are pictures on facebook. Summer loved it.


Yesterday I sent out about forty query letters (I already got one "no"). I think I've explained what query letters are before. Basically mine say that I'm a produced screenwriter, here's my info, here's what I wrote that got produced, here are the synopses of the specs I have written. They are supposed to get me an agent or maybe get a production company interested in one of my scripts. Last time I did a round of these a production company (assistant) read Love Bites and said that their company wasn't interested but that it was probably marketable, and a guy also tried to scam me for $600. Who knows what'll happen this time!!!!!!!

Today I have a meeting with the director of the movie I wrote, Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir. He wants me to write something for him. I would be getting paid slightly more than I did for my work for Black Christian Movies. He either wants to buy one of my current scripts, or more likely, give me some plot points and have me write on assignment. I guess I'm reasonably optimistic about getting this job, I talked to him on the phone twice and he still wants to meet with me, I just never want to be excited about anything until I have something signed or a check, etc.

If you have Netflix watch instantly or some other way to watch the short lived sitcom "Worst Week," in the episode titled The Party go to 12 minutes in, where the Sam character is talking to the David character (played by RonReaco Lee from "Sister, Sister") about eating a big eclair or whatever and who is that in the background in HD??? Pete!! I'm shown four times for a total of probably about 30 seconds, it's my best background acting role to date.

I'm up to 223 so far, how are you doing?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So "Intervention" has picked back up and I've been working very steadily on my minutes.



I also worked as, what they call in 'the industry' around 'town,' a day player on "Criminal Minds." I filled in for an Art Department Production Assistant for a day at the "Criminal Minds" office/ set. I basically got people food and looked for jobs on the internet all day but I made a surprisingly alright amount of money for one day.

This may sound like I'm an idiot, I mean I knew this existed but I wasn't sure in what capacity, but the Art Department is awesome. If I knew how to use any illustrator type programs I would try to get into it. The Art Department does a lot of stuff, but what I thought was the most awesome, and this is the part that might make me sound dumb, is that whenever there's anything in the script like a brand or a company or product, etc, the Art Department gets to name it and design a logo for it. I do some of that in my screenplays already, for free!!

This is actually real though:


It makes T-Pain saying that he wants to buy you a drank and take you home with him a lot creepier.

Also, today I had a job interview at an office. That's all I'm gonna say about it for now, you know how I don't like to say anything about anything before I actually have any news. The interview went well, I'm really good at those sort of things like the interview to be a director of one the LAFSC films. If they offered me the job I would have to consider A LOT of things about my current lifestyle. What to do with Summer during the day? (Dog walker?) Do I mind traffic every day for an hour or two? (Not if I have mah podcasts) Can I wear dumb t shirts to work? (Maybe) And other things like that. If I got/ took this job I would have to schedule time to write still because ultimately I want to be a screenwriter, not a professional this-job-that-I-interviewed-for-today-er. The office was really cool and the gentlemen that interviewed me were great though, so we'll see.

My writer's group is starting back up tonight as well after a couple month hiatus. Looking forward to that, I'll probably get some Pinkberry tonight even though it's chilly out (for Southern California at least).

And in reference to my last post, all those feelers I put out for the different jobs, I haven't really heard anything back from any of them except for that interview I was waiting to hear about, which I did get the interview, and now we wait...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Intervention" has been slow for the past 3 work days so I've been trying to network/ promote myself in all kinds of ways. I applied to a job at Netflix that sounds like the perfect job, watching movies and writing analysis about them, I'm assuming so that Netflix knows whether to carry them or not. I applied for a script coverage job. I sent my scripts to some people. And I entered The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community Swim and Racquet Club the Summer Before Last into the 2010 Beverly Hills Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. I also did some writing on my latest script. So I've tried to keep busy and maybe something will come of the feelers I put out there. I'm still waiting to hear from the management company that was interested in one of my scripts and I'm still waiting to hear if I got an interview with this company that does DVD distribution.

However, I usually send out all kinds of feelers and don't really get any responses so I'm not super optimistic about any of the above. Today I am picking up minutes from "Intervention" and I hope that they'll continue to have work for me since that's a great job.

Summer is 4 months old today!!

She went from this little baby:


To this slightly bigger baby:


She's even outgrown her raincoat!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I added a link to the sidebar here ->
for Cheverladotblogspotdotcom.blogspot.com, my new blog where I comment about my blog.

If that doesn't sound interesting, please don't go. If it sounds interesting at all, go and make sure you read them in chronological order starting from the earliest date to the most recent and read the "What?" sidebar thing first.

Monday, September 28, 2009

I don't think I'm going to use any names, yet, but let me say a couple things.

Last week I sent out what are called Query Letters to about 10 to 15 literary managers/ agencies. The purpose of a query letter is to get an agent or manager to represent you and try and sell your script or set you up as a writer on a project that is in development or something like that. My query letter said I have two direct to DVD features sold, some info about me, and three pitches for screenplays I have written and registered with the WGA. I didn't expect any sort of response but I was just gonna put myself out there and see what was up.

So here's what happened:

On the good side of things, a smallish but seemingly semi-reputable management company/ talent agency was intrigued by one of my scripts and asked me to send a copy to them to read. They should have received the script on Friday or early this week. I'll keep you posted on that. Best case scenario they would want to represent me and help me get screenwriting jobs and that would be awesome.

On the other end of the spectrum, I got a phone call from a private number from a fast talking gentleman who was interested in another one of my scripts. I'm not going to go into too much detail, yet, but he wants to represent me, all I would have to do is send him a $600 advance... As soon as he said that I knew he was shady. When I got his email I looked him up on IMDbpro and his resume was not impressive. Then I googled his name cross indexed with "scam" and dozens of links popped up, not a good sign. Needless to say I am not going to send him any money. I sent him a nice email saying that I would not be sending the "advance" but that he could still read my script if he wanted to and if he liked it he could represent me (which I'm guessing none of those things are going to happen), I was very polite even though he had just tried to rip me off.

If he tries to push the issue or is a jerk to me I'll let you know, that would be semi interesting.

Other than that: Summer and Ash are very well, Intervention is cranking along, and my brother is visiting this coming weekend which is gonna be fun.

I also saw Jesse Eisenberg from The Squid and the Whale and Adventureland at Trader Joe's.

Goodnight.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I went to the Los Angeles Film Studies Center for my last semester of college in the Spring of 2008. There I had an internship at Mr. Mudd (Juno, Ghost World), wrote a feature for a screenwriting class, and directed a short film called Jasper. All of that is chronicled on this blog in the archives to the right ->

The LAFSC is part of a Christian Study Abroad program called Best Semester.



Best Semester has a magazine and the Fall 2009 issue has a big ol' article about me in it.




The link is here. Or, if for some reason you have a subscription or can get your hands on a Best Semester magazine, I'm on page 26 and 27 of, like I said before, the Fall 2009 issue.

The article is basically about how I directed a short film at the LAFSC then turned that into a job writing the low budget features I wrote for Black Christian Movies, but check it out. I think it's crazy and funny and cool that I have an article written about me even if it's in Best Semester Magazine and not GQ or Dog Fancy or whatever.

Also, my buddy Rick has a website. I'm adding it to my list of links to the right -> Hire him, or at least watch some of his movies.

If anyone else wants me to link to their site or blog or short film or whatever, let me know here or on facebook or something.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Quick Catch Up

My E-Resume will always be available here and in the links to the right ->
I sent my resume to a bunch of people and got some promising contacts, connections, etc.

I posted Ashlea and my favorite pictures from our wedding photographer on facebook. Check those out when you have some time.

I had a great, fun weekend that included MD crabs being flown to CA for a crab feast at our friends' house, beach with Maddy and Ash, seeing some movies, and eating great food.

I've been working on "Intervention" a lot. Some really great episodes are coming up.

Ashlea is enjoying her second year of teaching first grade.

The dog is learning to be a good roommate.

Life is good.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Peter L. Harmon's E-Resume

Peter L. Harmon
PeterLHarmon@gmail.com
Resumes available in .doc form and hard copy as well.
(Updated June 1st, 2010)

Education

Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Spring 2008
• Studied film direction and screenwriting under industry professionals
• Introduction to the Film Industry

Towson University, Towson, MD
• Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media and Film with a Creative Writing Minor
• Graduated May 2008 Magna Cum Laude – 3.6 Cumulative GPA
• Member of the Towson University Honors College
• Dean’s List – six of eight semesters
• Extensive Course Work in Film Production, Screenwriting, and Writing Fiction

Work and Related Experience

Nu-Lite Entertainment/ Black Christian Movies Screenwriter for Hire, June 2008 – Present
• Sold three feature screenplays: Johnson Family Christmas Dinner (released on DVD 12/9/08) and Pastor Jones: Heavenly Voices (released on DVD 5/12/09). Another direct to DVD release currently In Production.

"Intervention" and "One Man Rehab" A&E and GRB Entertaintment, Logger, May 2010 - Present
• Logged footage for the benefit of the Story Department and Post Production Staff.

"Bridezillas" WeTV, Transcriber, March 2010 - Present
• Transcribed OTF interviews for the benefit of the Story Department and Post Production staff.

American IdolFOX, Production Assistant, May 2009 (Season 8 Finale) - January 2010 (Season 9 Auditions)
• On set production assistance including: Runs, still photography, crafty, anything to help the production run smoother.

Intervention” A&E, Transcriber, September 2008 – April 2010
• Transcribed raw footage for the benefit of the Post Production staff.

Jasper Director, Co-Writer, Spring 2008
• A short film shot in High Definition, featuring Justin Grant Wade (“Arrested Development.”)
• Premiered at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.

Mr. Mudd Production Company Intern, Spring 2008
• Wrote coverage and notes for scripts, answered phones, ran errands, conducted research, data entry, completed office tasks and odd jobs.

Unique Learning Center Paid Intern, Summer 2007
• Wrote and taught a film curriculum to inner-city high school students.
• Taught students to conceive, write, and shoot short films.

Related Skills
• Proficient on Macs and PCs: Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers, PowerPoint/Keynote, Internet, Blogging, etc.
• Extensive Coursework and Experience on Avid
• Studied screenwriting under Kris Young (WGA) and Michael Angellela
• Studied directing under Nathaniel Starck (A&E's "Intervention")

* References available upon request.

Screenplays


Produced

Johnson Family Christmas Dinner

This comedy drama focuses on the trials and tribulations that a family goes through, always reconnecting over Sunday dinner. As a mother and father observe the sometimes difficult events of their grown children's lives, they have to pick when and where to become involved. From Alex, who opened a failed restaurant with her husband Sam, to Robert Jr. who's just welcomed a new baby into the world, the dinner table sees its share of laughter and tears, but over time each family member learns that they depend on each other to get through it - even when they're at each other's throats.
(Plot summary from moviefone.com)

Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir alternate title Pastor Jones: Heavenly Voices
The beloved Pastor Jones is grappling with yet another crisis affecting his church. The inability of the Pastor's church to pay off a loan has placed his famed choir at risk. In order to save the choir Pastor Jones must bring together its two lead members, sisters Tammy and Louise, who have been at odds. Both women find themselves on an emotional collision course over the future of the choir, all while seeking the approval and attention of the pastor. Pastor Jones must remind the church members that pride is a sin, a sin that is tearing the choir and church apart.
The choir enters a local competition that has a surprising effect on Pastor Jones parishioners. Can the competition bring camaraderie to the church, salvage the faltering group, and save Tammy and Louise's friendship?
(Plot summary from IMDb.com and Amazon.com)

Spec

All specs have been registered with the Writer's Guild of America, West Registry. For a .PDF of the following scripts email PeterLHarmon@gmail.com

The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community Swim and Racquet Club The Summer Before Last
Finalist in the 2010 Beverly Hills Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
Jonathan, a total loser who secretly lives in the guard house of the local community pool, must train a team of misfits, including a struggling artist with webbed toes, a timid teen with a concave chest, and the beautiful heiress of the Comfort Inn fortune, to win the Tri-County Relay Race and save the club from being run by a management company that only cares about money. The management company hires a relay team of ringers including a girl with a prosthetic dorsal fin and a man named Carmichael Schmelps who looks suspiciously like a certain Olympic gold medalist.

Addicted To You
Jake, a producer for the Intervention style documentary show "Confrontation," is devastated when is longtime girlfriend tells him she's cheated on him the night he set to propose. He goes into depression until his next "Confrontation" shoot. When he gets to the documentary subject's hometown he meets a girl named Amber and falls for her instantly. He continues to the subject's house and finds that Amber is the addict he's supposed to be documenting.

Love Bites
Twilight meets Superbad, if Twilight didn't suck (no pun intended). Drake, your average teenage vampire, falls for Julia, the new human girl at Vincent Price High School. Julia's not looking for love, she's still having trouble adjusting to her new town, a monster friendly community in Pennsylvania. Even if they did hit it off, Julia's father, a monster-racist, would have a few things to say about his daughter dating "one of those bloodsuckers, or flesh eaters, whatever they do for fun."

Suicide Watch
A dark comedy, Charlie, an utter failure of a screenwriter, wants to kill himself but when he calls to quit his dead end job at movie rental store Popcorn Movies he is informed that he has to put in a two weeks notice. Charlie sighs and gets ready for his shift that night. He decides that he’ll spend his final two weeks figuring out how best to kill himself by enlisting advice from his co-workers under the guise of researching for a screenplay he is trying to write. Can a beautiful suicide hotline operator make him change his mind?

Representation

Managed by Reno Rankin at Titus Productions and Management.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pass The Jones?

According to this blog, Vivica A. Fox is going to be on the TV show version of "Pastor Jones." If a Pastor Jones TV show gets onto cable or network TV that can only help me. I can be like, yeah, I wrote one of the movies that made it popular enough to get on TV...or something like that. Anyway, here's the full article, it's a random blog so it could be a complete lie.



Also, Jerry O'Connell was on The Adam Carolla Podcast a few days ago and he said that "Intervention" was the most kindhearted reality show out there (I'm paraphrasing because I don't remember exactly what he said) but anyway, it's not a reality show, it's a documentary show but yeah, it's awesome, so check it out. This upcoming episode, Sebastian and Marcel, is going to be crazy! Seriously.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Time.

I added a list/links on the sidebar to the podcasts I listen to on a daily/weekly basis. I'm not saying they're all good, in fact some of them I love to hate or just regular hate, but I need to stay busy at the gym and in the car.

Ash, Summer, and I went to the beach with some friends yesterday so I added some pictures to my facebook.



IMDb is always fun to look at for me at least.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Little Baby Dogs

Ashlea blogged about our last couple weeks: here. They were some of the best of my life so far. Read her blog and look at the pictures she posted. Right now our life is great and we love being married and hanging out.

I want to officially introduce Summer "Princess Sparkle" Roberts-Cohen Harmon to the world.



We got her yesterday. Her brother and sister were bought last week by Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. Anna Faris is from Scary Movie and The House Bunny, etc and Chris Pratt is from "The O.C." Wanted, and "Parks and Recreation." They just got married too!

Summer is 7 weeks old, super cute, and so far a pretty smart dog. I'm sure I'll always have new pictures of her up on facebook.

I'm going back to working for "Intervention" tomorrow, I plan to actively look for a new job over the next few weeks/ months but I'm in no hurry. I am about to finish a screenplay that I hope can maybe get read by some people.

I have tons of new stuff on my IMDb page so check that out.

Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir / Heavenly Voices has a bunch of pretty good ratings on Netflix.

Also, I had a $426 red light ticket that I had to go to court for today and the police woman DID show up but she gave me a little pep talk and was really nice to me and asked the judge to dismiss the charges! On the one hand that's awesome and I'm really grateful, but on the other hand $426, seriously? That's sooo much money, come on California. I'm going to be driving like the biggest coward from now on. I'll also be driving like a coward if my little baby dog is in the car!!



Ash and I, the happy couple.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Grown Man Business



Tomorrow I'm flying home for a week and a half-ish to get married to Ashlea "Bout to be Harmon" Shelton, official nickname. In the next few days I'll get my marriage license, have a bachelor party, catch up with old friends, see my family, and eventually have the ceremony and the reception, among other things. After we fly home we're headed off on our honeymoon. It should be one of the best times in my life, that's crazy to think about.

I just had friends from out of town staying with me, it was awesome especially since I hadn't seen Mark P. in a while. We went to UCB and saw a good comedy show and Kenny and I always seem to randomly watch great movies. We watched The Hammer starring Adam Carolla and it was surprisingly awesome.

Work wise I did that day on "American Idol" where I think I had the best job possible for the day. For my 12 hours I sat in the place where the contestants who made it past the first round come in and I took pictures of every single one of them holding a dry erase board with their contestant number on it. I obviously can't say anything about it except I think I saw some stunt casting choices come through there.

I've also been crushing "Intervention" minutes to try to save money for the next couple weeks and working out a lot so I look good in my wedding pictures. About "Intervention" though, the Aaron and Andrea episode coming on July 20th should be really good. I transcribed some of it and this guy's story is interesting and this girl Andrea is unbelievably sad. I'm watching Gabe and Bret on the plane tomorrow.

While I'm home, if you want to eat some crabs, go to a Nationals game or go to the Cheverly pool give me a call.

If you want to get me a wedding gift that I didn't register for, send me a copy of Pastor Jones: Heavenly Voices because I only have one copy right now and it's the Preachin' to the Choir one. I want at least one of each. It also now says Pastor Jones Preachin' to the Choir aka Heavenly Voices on IMDb AND has a picture of the DVD cover up on there which is awesome.



Check out my IMDb page, rate Pastor Jones on Netflix or IMDb, and watch my movie Jasper or one I wrote Bedrock.

* I don't have the tattoo at the top of this post, surprisingly.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Americantervention

I think I have the website thing taken care of, more on that in the future.

In other news, I'm going to be working just for a day on the American Idol LA auditions coming up in a couple weeks, more for the credit, the experience, and the craziness than anything else. I'll post about that.

It would be cool if you have an IMDB account if you would go to the Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir page and rate it 10 stars or if you're on Netflix go to the Pastor Jones: Heavenly Voices page (same movie, I know it's confusing) and rate it 5 stars.

You know what else you could do? You could get in touch with Black Christian Movies and Nu-Lite Entertainment and tell them that you liked Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir or Heavenly Voices and want to see more movies written by Peter Harmon, they have my number on file somewhere.
E-mail them at Info@blackchristianmovies.com
Call them at (323)-935-8400
friend them on facebook or Myspace.

or you could always go to their 'awesome' website.

If you still haven't seen Pastor Jones: Preachin' or Heavenly which I cannot imagine being the case go ahead and rent it from Netflix. Or buy it?

Also, watch Intervention. It's a great show. Right now the Donald episode is up online and I haven't watched it yet but the footage I transcribed was heavy. It actually made me really uncomfortable when he was smoking crack in his basement.

In personal stuff it's almost Ash's birthday. We're going to Disneyland and Red Lobster and all that awesome stuff to celebrate. Looking forward to that.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Does anyone know someone who designs websites? I need one for cheap.

Message or e-mail me if you do.

Thanks.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

IMDB

Go to IMDB and rate Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir a 10!! You might have to have an IMDB account to do that but it's free and you should have one anyway so you can make movie lists.

For anyone that already has a movie list, a blog they want me to read, a site they think is cool or funny, link me!!

43 days until our wedding.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Real Quick

Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir is up on IMDB. Check it out here or on my page.



Does anyone know how to do alternate titles on IMDB because I'd like to add that it's also called Heavenly Voices.

Ash and I recently bought some furniture, got a space ready for our impending dog in August, and bought a new TV. Pictures coming soon to either my blog here, Ashlea's blog, or facebook so check those out.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Facebook, I don't know if you've heard of it yet, it's just starting up, I don't think anyone really has one yet or anything

You can friend Black Christian Movies (dot com!!!!) or become a fan of Pastor Jones. Also, you can follow PastorJonestv on Twitter which I don't do Twitter so whatever.



Coming to television, does that mean the budget is going to be smaller?

But enough about me, Wale and Lady GaGa's music video for Chillin' which talks about DC and PG and a lot of it takes place at Ben's Chili Bowl and the Madness store haha. That's awesome.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Correction

I corrected my IMDB page so it no longer says I wrote Johnson Family Dinner. However, Pastor Jones Preachin' to the Choir aka Heavenly Voices still needs to be added.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

June Summers or I don't know why I always assume that everyone has read my screenplay.

If you get a chance, check out my imdb page. I have a couple new credits from my stint on "American Idol." I seamlessly got back into some "Intervention" minutes this week. I'm really glad the timing of my jobs worked out. In a post a few posts ago I was all like, OMG May is going to be so crazy, I don't know what I'm going to be doing for work, blah blah blah. I'm calling myself out for sicing it. "American Idol" was crazy hours for 7 days straight though but it was super cool.

Another cool thing that happened recently was I got a call from a writer for Best Semester Magazine. Best Semester is the Christian study abroad organization that LAFSC, the program I completed in Spring of '08, falls under. They also have programs in DC, Russia, China, Australia, Oxford, Uganda, etc. Anyway, I had answered some questions about my time at LAFSC for what seemed like a general, 'what are you up to since the program' type deal for a previous issue of Best Semester Magazine but they didn't use any of my quotes. Turns out that was because they wanted to do an article about me being a screenwriter in LA after completing LAFSC. So earlier this week on Wednesday I was interviewed for an upcoming issue. She asked me about life in LA, the two movies I wrote that are now out on DVD and iTunes and all that, and other things like that. I'll definitely keep you posted and hopefully be able to link to it when it comes out.

By the way, Pastor Jones Heavenly Voices (bka Preachin' to the Choir) has an Average of 26 ratings: 3.7 out of 5 stars on Netflix. That's legit.

Joe Frank and Rico were in town last weekend, they had a bomb room in the Hyatt on Sunset Blvd. We got to go to their rooftop penthouse pool overlooking Hollywood. Ash and I also got to show them around a little bit. We just dropped Kerry off at the Flyaway bus a bit ago too, so we've had solid company for over a week. It's been really fun to hang with MD people. Thankfully we got to see some celebs while they were here. We saw Shane West and I'm not sure if he has an accent or not but I told him I was a big fan of his, Tate Donovan aka Jimmy Cooper from the OC, Derek Waters of 'Drunk History' fame, John Francis Daley from "Freaks and Geeks" looking fresh hanging out with another Geek alum Martin Starr in his full Knocked Up Kaczynski beard for some reason, and this very morning when we dropped Kerry off at Hollywood and Highland the touristy-ist trappiest place on Earth, we spied Danny McBride walking down the street. This dude is on the biggest billboard on Hollywood and Highland right now for Land of the Lost but we saw him with some lady in front of the Hollywood Blvd McDonald's wearing almost all khaki. He is so funny. So eventful stuff.

Tomorrow June starts. I'm looking forward to June, then July, which will be a defining month in my life, followed by August, or in Ashlea and my case Dog-ust because we're going to be dogging it up. More on that later.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The past 7 days in a row I was a production assistant on "American Idol." They needed extra PAs for the finale and Jonathan hooked me up. It worked perfectly with the little "Intervention" hiatus that was going on with transcription minutes, so that was awesome. I turned in some rush minutes they had for me on the 13th then reported to the Nokia Theater for Idol the 14th and worked until yesterday. Jonathan asked me if I was interested in the job before I knew about the lack of minutes for the week or two and I thought that it would be a cool change of pace anyway. I like to switch it up every once in a while.

The job was great. There were some drawbacks of course, I never had a call time later than 7am and for like 3 days in a row my call time was 5am. I worked at least 12 hours each day and worked 16 hours the last two days, which were show days. But other than being draining and long the job was pretty good as far as jobs go. I got to drive the "American Idol" Expedition around LA, meals were deliciously catered (sushi!!), the money was pretty good especially with overtime, and stars were walking around like crazy.

Over the course of the rehearsals and show days I saw: all the idols, gave the nods to Kris, Adam told me he didn't want any ice in his dressing room, got an energy drink for Anoop and I initiated a pound with him, saw all the judges, Seacrest, David Cook who has a pedophile beard...



that Bikini Girl or whatever (I never learned what her deal was), Carrie Underwood, Kiss, Lionel and NICOLE!!!! Richie, Carlos Santana (I tried to buy a case of that Santana Champagne too, jk, anyone?) Jason Mraz which I think I was the most excited about cause his two latest songs have cranked but sadly he has a pedophile goatee, Queen Latifah (actually looking kinda good, I didn't see her perform but just walking in in regular clothes), I tried to help Matt Giraud (I have NO idea who that dude is) find his iPhone with the Louis Vuitton case, I watched Rod Stewart perform live in the empty theater at rehearsal, I loled at Daughtry because there weren't any cold Diet Cokes for him, he had an extreme pedophile soul patch), and most likely if they were on the finale I saw them hanging out at some point. I tried to avoid David Archuleta cause he was always hanging around for like 3 days talking to everybody and looking like a slightly older Oliver Beene.





I'm in a picture with Adam and Kris when they're walking to the stage from their dressing rooms wearing the white outfits they had on for the first song. A guy snapped a picture and I was right behind them, it would be awesome to somehow find that.

The thing that was most amazing to me was that people actually cared about "American Idol." I haven't watched the show since Ruben (who was there last night apologizing for 2005-9) and I don't have regular TV at all right now but the buzz is crazy. The line to get into the shows and rehearsals was around the theater and around the block. I was listening to Seacrest on the radio and people were calling in to talk about what Adam was going to wear...who cares? A billion people apparently.

I didn't get to see most of the show last night cause I had to drive somewhere for the show but did you see that "music video" brought to you by Ford. It would suck to be an American Idol, you have to immediately sell out. This isn't it but you get the idea:



They're rich though...worth it?

But yeah, so I'm chilling out for the next couple days and getting more "Intervention" work next week.

Why does Eminem sound like Don't Mess With the Zohan on his new CD?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Today?

I made some additions to the ole blog. I added some links ->
I updated the "My Life in LA" section, my IMDB My Movies list is being updated daily, I have some new credits on my page on IMDB, and just some cool stuff like that.

I have some fun job prospects coming up at the end of this week that I'll talk about if it actually happens but this past week or so I transcribed for "Intervention" and I also got some work on a show that's not a show yet so I can't talk about it.

But, today is (might) be the day the other movie I wrote for Nu-Lite/ BlackChristianMovies.com comes out. It's actually more confusing than I would have imagined. The release date is either May 12th, 2009 (which is today) or May 19th, 2009 (which is a week from today) and the title is either:





or





It's like one of those 'find 5 things that's different between the two' awesome mind puzzles!!

Weird stuff. My screenplay was titled Pastor Jones Preaching to the Choir, then one of the idea men jazzed it up by droppin' the G and makin' it Pastor Jones Preachin' to the Choir which I wholeheartedly support. But this Heavenly Voices business? Whatever, I'm not sure where you can get this movie yet except that I know that for all of you with Netflix you can go here: Pastor Jones Heavenly Voices

Other than working hard I've been watching a lot of movies, mainly really bad ones. Twilight was ridiculous. They couldn't get more makeup to cover the "vampires" necks and hairlines? It looked like Halloween '08 with all those Jokers walking around. The dialogue was dumb, that dude every girl sices wasn't even attractive looking and he had a wussy voice. And the baseball game...what?

The Spirit sucked, Lakeview Terrace was some buns, Ghost Town was meh. I keep trying to catch up with these 2008 movies when I should be watching good movies from other years as opposed to trying to see everything I missed (probably for the best) in theaters.

I am also watching "The Wire" Season 5. So good. So far my favorite part was when the kids went to Six Flags. "Where's Fairfax?" lol.

So, I'll have a busy weekend/ next week but I'll update you once it's done and/or I have some real info.

75 days until me and Ashlea's wedding! So weird to say that but I'm so excited. Who knew? I wonder to myself if my friends/family think I've changed a lot or am super weird for getting married already or that something happened to my brain or something. I'm still regular Pete, I'm just making grown man moves.

This has already been a strange, long, full, mish-mash of a post, but, just to make it more multi media:



Classic Pete.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Johnson Family Christmas Download

LOL, you can rent or buy the movie I (semi) wrote, Johnson Family Christmas Dinner, on iTunes. They actually have a correct synopsis on the page. However, for some reason they have the wrong screenwriter listed.

I would suggest not renting or buying the movie but you could watch the trailer for free.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Additions

Just wanted to quickly say I added some links to my sidebar ->

I added a link to Smart Reels, a company that Jonathan Hay (roommate) started to help actors improve their reels by tailor making a short film for the particular actor's strengths, look, type, etc. If you know anyone that needs that kind of thing direct them to that.

I also added a link to watch my short film Bedrock. It was shot on HD but the quality on the link isn't great, but it's still alright. My buddy Bryan is the guy in the car, he's an actor out here in LA area.

I am also going to embed it right here but if you missed today's post you can always click on it in my link bar.

Bedrock from Smart Reels on Vimeo.



Also, check out my IMDB page, I have some recent credits to my name. I'm always excited about that.

Ashlea and I had our first pre-marital counseling session today. It went awesome, we're looking forward to more of it.

Congrats to Travis and Rita!!! I wish I could be there.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pastor Jonesin'

I got a copy of Pastor Jones Preachin' to the Choir yesterday and watched it last night and I have to say, it wasn't that bad!!! This makes me really excited that I can actually tell people that I wrote this movie and I'm semi-proud of it. Sure the audio isn't the best, it's ultra low budget, and there are some other flaws, but the story, a good amount of the acting, and the movie overall is pretty good. A lot better than the other movie I wrote for BlackChristianMovies.com: Johnson Family Christmas Dinner. If I was the "Mad Money" guy and this was "Arrested Development" I would officially move Nu-Lite from Sell to Don't Buy, but since I'm not I'm going to say see this movie.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10854568&sourceid=22299448453087091045



The beloved Pastor Jones is grappling with yet another crisis affecting his church. The inability of the Pastor's church to pay off a loan has placed his famed choir at risk. In order to save the choir Pastor Jones must bring together its two lead members, sisters Tammy and Louise, who have been at odds. Both women find themselves on an emotional collision course over the future of the choir, all while seeking the approval and attention of the pastor. Pastor Jones must remind the church members that pride is a sin, a sin that is tearing the choir and church apart. The choir enters a local competition that has a surprising effect on Pastor Jones' parishioners. Can the competition bring camaraderie to the church, salvage the faltering group, and save Tammy and Louise's friendship?

I'm excited that the synopsis is actually correct this time.

Hopefully my movie be available on Netflix at some point but I know it'll be at Wal-Mart and other stores May 12th, 2009. So go pick up Pastor Jones Preachin' to the Choir.

And released on the same day, from the director of the 2006 classic Kidney Thieves, check out The Grudge 3 "This time it's Japanese people in Chicago!" (may not actually be the official tagline). I may sound sarcastic, but I actually am going to hopefully do a Grudge trilogy for that.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Marching on

I gave up blogging for Lent, that's why there hasn't been a post in a long time. Just kidding, but I have been preoccupied lately. Ash and I moved in all of her stuff to our new apartment a weekend or two ago and I moved in most of my stuff over the past couple days so my computer has been in a box recently. I have always said 'home is where your desktop computer is.' That's why LAFSC didn't count for really living in California yet because I still had a room at my parents' Cheverly house.

Our new place is awesome, Ashlea is going to take pictures of it today and either she or I will post them on one of our blogs today or soon. It's a two level townhouse-style apartment in Van Nuys. Pretty big kitchen with lots of cupboard space, hardwood floors, big living room, carpeted stairs and upstairs, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and you can see the mountains from our windows. So far I'm loving it.

Kenny just visited, he was a trooper about helping me move some stuff on his vacation. But we also got to have some fun, we went to Venice for his first time. Hung out, watched Let The Right One In. It was awesome to hang with a good friend for a couple days out here. The one thing California is missing is my family/friends.

Alright, I know what you guys really read the blog for, here it is: I saw Andy Dick at the gym (rehab must be going rough for him), I saw Micheal Chiklis (from "The Shield" and he's The Thing in Fantastic Four) coming out of a CVS with presumably his family, and I saw this same girl twice at the gym who I swear is Dakota Fanning but obviously she looks different from the Uptown Girls DVD cover. Kenny made the good point that it's probably her because what other 15 year old girl would go to the gym 2 days in a row in the early afternoon besides Dakota Fanning? You know she has to get into New Moon shape. She can't play vampire baseball the way she was.

Ashlea and I come home for a week, we fly home on Monday. We do have a lot of wedding related stuff to do but hopefully we'll be able to do some visiting with people also. If we don't end up having time don't worry, we'll be home for most of July (Ashlea probably longer than me) so we can get some good hang out time in then after we have everything planned.

Film news: not too much, I got a short produced by SmartReels, a company my roommate Jonathan started. Hopefully that will be posted somewhere soon. You can watch the first one I wrote for them at: http://smartreels.com/index.php/reels it was shot in HD but when it was put on the internet it lost quality so just imagine it looking a lot better. The actor who plays the guy in the car is my friend Bryan Mayer who I met through my roommate Rick at LAFSC. He recently got into SAG so congrats to him. Other than that, Pastor Jones Preachin' to the Choir is supposed to come out in May. When I see that I'll decide if I'm going to write for Nu-Lite again or not.

Also, keep watching "Intervention." There are some great episodes coming. I'm going to keep working for them hopefully at least until right before the wedding.

For laughs, here's Ashlea and my first picture taken together EVER!!



And here's a more recent one:



I guess you can't see our faces too well in that one but you can tell we've changed a bit. I think we both have much better haircuts now. Especially me.

Alright, time to do Saturday stuff. See you soon.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'll be in Maryland April 6th - 13th so clear your schedules. Pumped for that.

Check out my IMDB page, the link is to the right ->
I just got a few new credits with probably a couple more on the way. One thing to clear up though. I definitely did not write the original Johnson Family Dinner but I have the credit for it right now which I would delete but that page has the correct cast and director info and the Johnson Family Christmas Dinner page has the info for the original. So if you want to correct writer it's on Christmas Dinner, if you want the correct cast it's on regular Dinner.

The other credits are correct though. I should have several more from "Intervention" this season and at least a couple from next season.

Black Christian Movies is still telling me that the other script I wrote for them, Pastor Jones: Preachin' to the Choir is coming out on DVD in May.

Ash and I (mostly Ash, but I have helped too) have been busy preparing for the wedding and such. We got an apartment that Ash will start living in in April and I'll move in later, we went to IKEA today to look at furniture and we bought a refrigerator at Sears. Apartments in California don't come with refrigerators. I wish they did.

I don't have too much more to report. I just had my 23rd birthday and I feel pretty good about that. 22 was an awesome year minus spending all of it away from most of my friends and family.

During 22 I:
- moved to LA
- directed a movie with Steve Holt! from "Arrested Development" in it
- graduated college Magna Cum Laude
- sold two screenplays
- drove across the country twice
- missed home (which isn't necessarily just a physical place but the people too just as much)

For 23 I want to:
- get married
- get a dog
- get a new (better paying) job
- play basketball more often
- be in MD/ Nashville more
- get some new boardshorts and go to the beach a lot
- be a stand up dude

Those aren't too hefty I don't think.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Freshmen Adults

So Ash and I are engaged. We are very, very, very excited about it. We're starting to try and think about beginning to plan our wedding (this July). We're just happy and excited and we thank everyone for the congrats that have been sent our way.

If you check my IMDB profile (link to the right -->) you'll see a new credit... cool. I have 2 credits so far with at least one more on the way.

If you check my IMDB My Movies you'll see what I've been watching this year. Ash and I saw He's Just Not That Into You yesterday and it's set in Baltimore and I'm pretty sure the Jennifer Connelly and Bradley Cooper characters graduated from Towson. For what it was it was OK, but it's a 'chick flick' and it made all women seem like idiots so I don't know why ladies would want to see that.

Anyway, some recent celeb sightings: Giovanni Ribisi at the Farmer's Market, Kerr Smith walking down the street in Sherman Oaks, and the guy from Work Out that I posted a picture of a few posts ago now goes to my gym. I see a couple 'famous' people a week at that gym.

Things are good, I probably forgot some things in this post but I'll update it soon.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wrap Up

A lot has been going on. I had a great Christmas in Nashville. Ash and I had fun in PG for New Years, we got to hang with her family and her nieces and our friends for the most part. We didn't get up to Towson this time though. We're coming home again for Spring Break though hopefully.

On our plane from Phoenix to Burbank we rode with Dave Gruber Allen aka Mr. Jeff Rosso from "Freaks and Geeks" and The Naked Trucker from "The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show."



Also, at Big Wangs last Tuesday one of the characters from the show "Work Out" was there, Brian Peeler. That makes two "Work Out" characters we've seen out and about since we saw Jesse at Pinkberry a few months ago. Here's the Brian guy.



I have another movie that I wrote coming to DVD soon and the company sent me a screenshot of the DVD cover.



I hope the HIS praises that they're singing are God's and not Pastor Jones', the cover doesn't make that clear. It's like Pastor Jones, singing HIS praises. Hopefully this will be better than the Johnson Family disaster and I can show it to people and be proud of it, you know? According to Wal-Mart's website the release date is May 12, 2009 but I'll keep you updated.

In other film news I am almost done with another draft of my screenplay loosely based on the Cheverly pool. I hope to send this one to everybody I know and get it read. Best case scenario it could get me an agent, worst case no one cares. I'm hoping somewhere in between.

Alright, lots to do today but I'll leave you with this...

I watched 293 movies this year, falling short of my 366 movie goal. This year I'm just going to try and go for an even 300. Here's 2008's list:

Movies I’ve Seen in 2008

All The King’s Men (2006) Steve Zaillian
Wayne’s World (1992) Penelope Spheeris
Shooter (2007) Antoine Fuqua
Hoop Dreams (1994) Steve James
October Sky (1999) Joe Johnston
Murder By Numbers (2002) Barbet Schroeder
Superbad (2007) Greg Mottola
One Missed Call (2008) Eric Valette
Paris Je T’aime (2006) Various
The Break Up (2006) Peyton Reed
Blue Crush (2002) John Stockwell
Reservoir Dogs (1992) Quentin Tarantino
Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977) George Lucas
Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Irvin Kershner
Idiocracy (2006) Mike Judge
Eastern Promises (2007) David Cronenberg
Big Fish (2003) Tim Burton
Do The Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee
Airplane! (1980) Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Huo Yuan Jia (2006) Ronny Yu
Gangs Of New York (2002) Martin Scorsese
Rushmore (1998) Wes Anderson
Dogville (2003) Lars von Trier
Hooked: The Legend of Demetrius “Hook” Mitchell (2003) William O’Neill, Michael Skolnik
There Will Be Blood (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson *
Cloverfield (2008) Matt Reeves *
The Godfather (1972) Francis Ford Coppola
The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese
Manderlay (2005) Lars von Trier
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002) Alfonso Cuaron
Swimming With Sharks (1994) George Huang
The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) Joel Coen
3:10 To Yuma (2007) James Mangold *
The Big Lebowski (1998) Joel Coen
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Brett Ratner
Eagle vs Shark (2007) Taika Cohen
Saved! (2004) Brian Dannelly
Rocket Science (2007) Jeffrey Blitz
Alpha Dog (2006) Nick Cassavetes
Wayne’s World 2 (1993) Stephen Surjik
Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (1983) Richard Marguand
Juno (2007) Diablo Cody
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Quentin Tarantino
Barton Fink (1991) Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
The United States of Leland (2004) Matthew Ryan Hoge
The Elephant Man (1980) David Lynch
The King of Kong (2007) Seth Gordon
Visions of Light (1993) Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) Joel Hodgson
The Savages (2007) Tamara Jenkins
Hot Fuzz (2007) Edgar Wright
Blade Runner (1982) Ridley Scott
Unbreakable (2000) M. Night Shyamalan
Harold and Maude (1971) Hal Ashby
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Tim Story
Dan In Real Life (2007) Peter Hedges
Gone Baby Gone (2007) Ben Affleck
Jumper (2008) Doug Liman
Diary of the Dead (2007) George A. Romero
X-Men (2000) Bryan Singer
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Andrew Dominik
Once (2006) John Carney
Michael Clayton (2007) Tony Gilroy
We Own The Night (2007) James Gray
Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993) Krzysztof Kieslowski
Michael Caine: Acting In Film (1989) Michael Caine
The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Wes Anderson
Saw IV (2007) Darren Lynn Bousman
The Limey (1999) Steven Soderbergh
Fargo (1996) Joel Coen
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters (2007) Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis
Apocalypto (2006) Mel Gibson
Knocked Up (2007) Judd Apatow
A Simple Plan (1998) Sam Raimi
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Anthony Minghella
Lust, Caution (2007) Ang Lee
No Country For Old Men (2007) Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Craig Gillespie
El Orfanato (2007) Juan Antonio Bayona
Awake (2007) Joby Harold
Rendition (2007) Gavin Hood
Sunshine (2007) Danny Boyle
The Amateurs (2005) Michael Traeger
American Movie (1999) Chris Smith
Southland Tales (2006) Richard Kelly
Borderland (2007) Zev Berman
Semi-Pro (2008) Ken Alterman
Bread and Roses (2000) Ken Loach
Best In Show (2000) Christopher Guest
Tooth and Nail (2007) Mark Young
O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000) Joel Coen
Into The Wild (2007) Sean Penn
Crazy Eights (2006) James Koya Jones
The Machinist (2004) Brad Anderson
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) Goran Dukic
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Tim Burton
Breaking the Waves (1996) Lars von Trier
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) Jake Kasdan
P2 (2007) Franck Khalfoun
Jackass Number Two (2006) Jeff Tremaine
The Lion King (1994) Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Atonement (2007) Joe Wright
The Baxter (2005) Michael Showalter
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Nicholas Stoller * *
Alien (1979) Ridley Scott
Wet Hot American Summer (2001) David Wain
The School of Rock (2003) Richard Linklater
Smiley Face (2007) Gregg Araki
Bee Movie (2007) Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Iron Man (2008) Jon Favreau
The Ruins (2008) Carter Smith
I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With (2005) Jeff Garlin
Teeth (2006) Mitchell Lichtenstein
Confessions of a Superhero (2007) Matt Ogens
Billy Madison (1995) Tamra Davis
Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale (2005) Michael Drumm
American Cannibal (2006) Perry Grebin, Michael Nigro
Two Days in April (2006) Don Argott
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006) Michael Blieden
American Pimp (2000) Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) Andrew Adamson
I’m Not There (2007) Todd Haynes
Seven Up! (1964) Paul Almond
Seven Plus Seven (1971) Paul ALmond
Finding Neverland (2004) Marc Forster
Baby Mama (2008) Michael McCullers
Speed (1994) Jan De Bont
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Steven Spielberg
What Happens in Vegas (2008) Tom Vaughan
Speed Racer (2008) The Wachowski Brothers
The Strangers (2008) Bryan Bertino
Mission Impossible III (2006) J.J. Abrams
Cassandra’s Dream (2007) Woody Allen
Elizabethtown (2005) Cameron Crowe
Sicko (2007) Michael Moore
The Wedding Singer (1998) Frank Coraci
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005) Jim Sheridan
Pastor Jones 2: Help Save My Daughter (2006) Jean-Claude La Marre
Cashback (2006) Sean Ellis
The Happening (2008) M. Night Shyamalan
Pastor Jones 4: Sisters in Spirit 2 (2008) Jean-Claude La Marre
Hell House (2001) George Ratliff
Kung Fu Panda (2008) Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show (2006) Ari Sandel
Funny Games (2007) Michael Haneke *
Horror Business (2006) Christopher P. Garetano
An Evening With Kevin Smith (2002) J.M. Kenny
Happiness (1998) Todd Solondz
An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) J.M. Kenny
Be Kind Rewind (2008) Michel Gondry *
Super High Me (2007) Michael Blieden
The Grand (2007) Zak Penn
The Puffy Chair (2005) Jay Duplass
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2007) Scott Glosserman
The Onion Movie (2008) Tom Kuntz, Mike Maguire
Small Town Gay Bar (2006) Malcolm Ingram
In Bruges (2008) Martin McDonagh
Almost Famous (2000) Cameron Crowe
Almost Heroes (1998) Christopher Guest
WALL-E (2008) Andrew Stanton *
Film Geek (2005) James Westby
Full Frontal (2002) Steven Soderbergh
Charlie Bartlett (2007) Jon Poll
Spun (2002) Jonas Akerlund
Wanted (2008) Timur Bekmambetov *
The Host (2006) Joon Ho Bong
Match Point (2005) Woody Allen
Drillbit Taylor (2008) Steven Brill
What Would Jesus Buy (2007) Rob VanAlkemade
Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs (2008) Peter Avanzino
The Ten (2006) David Wain
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Steven Spielberg
Jerry Maguire (1996) Cameron Crowe
Get Smart (2008) Peter Segal
The Mist (2007) Frank Darabont
300 (2007) Zack Snyder
Just Add Water (2007) Hart Bochner
Vanilla Sky (2001) Cameron Crowe
Dreams On Spec (2007) Daniel Snyder
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Robert Rodriguez
Johnson Family Dinner (2008) Jamison Brandi
Dan in Real Life (2007) Peter Hedges
In The Valley of Elah (2007) Paul Haggis
Saw II (2005) Darren Lynn Bousman
Solaris (2002) Steven Soderbergh
My Kid Could Paint That (2007) Amir Bar-Lev
Dreamcatcher (2003) Lawrence Kasdan
Pineapple Express (2008) David Gordon Green
Boyz N Da Hood (1991) John Singleton
Doomsday (2008) Neil Marshall
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Peter Jackson
Space Jam (1996) Joe Pytka
Overnight (2003) Tony Montana, Mark Brian Smith
Step Brothers (2008) Adam McKay
Stop-Loss (2008) Kimberly Peirce
Beowulf (2007) Robert Zemeckis
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Peter Jackson
George Washington (2000) David Gordon Green
Jurassic Park (1993) Steven Spielberg
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) Dennis Dugan
Gerry (2002) Gus Van Sant
All The Real Girls (2003) David Gordon Green
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Steven Spielberg
Smart People (2008) Noam Murro
Risky Business (1983) Paul Brickman
Lucky # Slevin (2006) Paul McGuigan
Hellboy (2004) Guillermo del Toro
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Tropic Thunder (2008) Ben Stiller
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) Vadim Perelman
The Family Stone (2005) Thomas Bezucha
Matchstick Men (2003) Ridley Scott
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008) Peggy Holmes
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Michel Gondry
21 (2008) Robert Luketic
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Joel Coen
Baby Mama (2008) Michael McCullers
Outsourced (2006) John Jeffcoat
Changing Lanes (2002) Roger Michell
Jurassic Park III (2001) Joe Johnston
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Peter Jackson
Postal (2007) Uwe Boll
Son of Rambow (2007) Garth Jennings
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) Alex Gibney
Burn After Reading (2008) Joel and Ethan Coen
Snow Angels (2007) David Gordon Green
Heart and Souls (1993) Ron Underwood
Clerks (1994) Kevin Smith
South of Pico (2007) Ernst Gossner
Eagle Eye (2008) DJ Caruso
The Foot Fist Way (2006) Jody Hill
Hot Rod (2007) Akiva Schaffer
Choke (2008) Clark Gregg
The Heartbreak Kid (2007) Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Bigger, Stronger, Faster (2008) Chris Bell
Cabin Fever (2003) Eli Roth
Batman (1989) Tim Burton
Jackie Brown (1997) Quentin Tarantino
You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008) Dennis Dugan
Enchanted (2007) Kevin Lima
Masters of Horror: Dario Argento: Jenifer (2006) Dario Argento
Paranoid Park (2007) Gus Van Sant
The Eye (2007) Xavier Palud
Bad Boys (1995) Michael Bay
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005) Robert Greenwald
Young @ Heart (2007) Stephen Walker
W. (2008) Oliver Stone
Saw V (2008) David Hackl
Synecdoche, New York (2008) Charlie Kaufman
Fracture (2007) Gregory Hoblit
Run, Fat Boy, Run (2008) David Schwimmer
Role Models (2008) David Wain
Body Of Lies (2008) Ridley Scott
Good Luck Chuck (2007) Mark Helfrich
CQ (2002) Roman Coppola
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Wes Anderson
The Promotion (2008) Steve Conrad
Batman Returns (1992) Tim Burton
Johnson Family Christmas Dinner (2008) Eurika Pratts *
Vantage Point (2007) Pete Travis
The Morgan Lacrosse Story (2008) Luke David
Mean Girls (2004) Mark S. Waters
Freddy Vs. Jason (2003) Ronny Yu
Milk (2008) Gus Van Sant
The Incredible Hulk (2008) Louis Leterrier
Groundhog Day (1993) Harold Ramis
Horton Hears a Who (2008) Steve Martino
Monster (2003) Patty Jenkins
Four Christmases (2008) Seth Gordon
All About the Benjamins (2002) Kevin Bray
The Year One (2009, advanced screening) Harold Ramis
I Love You, Man (2009, advanced screening) John Hamburg
Sin City (2005) Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
The Dark Knight (2008) Christopher Nolan *
American Teen (2008) Nanette Burstein
Transporter 2 (2005) Louis Leterrier
Transporter 3 (2008) Olivier Megaton
Bolt (2008) Byron Howard
The House Bunny (2008) Fred Wolf
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) David Fincher
Bedtime Stories (2008) Adam Shankman

* = multiple viewings

It's weird/ cool, I can remember what was going on in my life around those movies. Like the LAFSC era, seeing Iron Man right before going back to MD for a month. Seeing Kung Fu Panda at the Paramount studio lot with my roommate before Ashlea moved out here. Good stuff.

This was a very long post.