Posts Tagged ‘Movie pitch’

LOL in Pasadena! ! !

May 3, 2009

Back in the day when Herb Caen was “Mr. San Francisco” he used LOL to signify a Little Old Lady, and now that we stop to think about it, we have a great film pitch idea (where is Bo Zenga when you really need him?).  Who owns the film rights to the Beach Boy’s song “It’s the Little Old Lady from Pasadena”?

We got a great idea for a script based on this song.

So I’ll be waiting to hear from Quenten Tarentino or George Lucas in the mailboc for the “worldslaziestjournalist” at the yahoo web site, so e-mail me and let’s get this idea up and running! ! !



April 27, 2009

When the legendary H. L. Mencken, as a rookie journalist, was assigned to cover political upheaval in Cuba in 1918.  When he arrived the government had implemented a news blackout and would not permit any telegrams to be sent regarding the events that were occurring.  Mencken linked up with a clever local who was sure that the news embargo could be bypassed.  While his stymied and infuriated colleagues expressed their frustration with the government, Mencken and his local guide went down to the waterfront and paid (half now, half when the job is done) a boater to send the stories from Florida to Mencken’s editor in Baltimore.  The paper scored several scoops using this example of capitalistic enterprise.  Mencken outmaneuvered the competition and established himself as a superstar of the journalism world with a variation on the “end run.”

And you thought a “news embargo” was a modern technique?


Movie Script Pitch (Based on a true story)

April 15, 2009

I’ve found out about this “true story” in my travels and would be able to provide more details for a movie if folks want to pay me for the information and idea.  (If Bo Zenga can do it, so can I! ! !)

During World War II a woman was taken Prisoner of War.  She escaped.  She travel through an enimy country and entered a neutral country where she had to sit out the rest of the war, but not as a prisoner, just as a stranded member of the military type guest visa.

A woman POW escapes successfully?  WOW!  What act res could best be described as “the female Steve McQueen”?  Where did it happen?  More details Howie?  Send an e-mail to the world’s laziest journalist (all one word, no apostrophe, no spaces, down style) at the beloved Yahoo e-mail site for the chance to expand this pitch.

(God bless Bo Zenga!)