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30 Oct Cash for Punks

Help support my friend James' new film "Punk's Dead" and you'll get to see me with a mohawk again. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/slc-punk-2-punk-s-dead...

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28 Oct ADAA Event – Nov. 8th

I'm a judge for the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance and will be on a panel at the WGA in LA on November 8th. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/544474088955798/ or visit http://www.armeniandrama.org/...

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27 Oct Red Rock Festival – Schedule Up

The schedule is up for the Red Rock Film Festival. The Magic Hand of Chance screens on the 8th at 8pm and the 9th at 3pm. I'm going to try to be there for the second one. It looks like a great line-up and should be a fun time. Check it out if you're in the area! http://www.ophilia.com/Films/Films13/RRFF_schedule_Grid-2013.pdf...

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14 Oct Magic Hands

A beautiful little film I directed called "The Magic Hands of Chance" is in competition at the Red Rock Film Festival Nov. 1st-9th.  The film was written by Ethan Lipton and stars my good friend Yevgeniy Voronin as well as the rest of my circus family from Vienna. If you happen to be in Utah come check it out! ...

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25 Aug Finishing a Novel Ain’t Easy

I was meant to turn in my manuscript for Beatrice back in January. For the past 7 months I’ve been sitting in a coffee shop every single day thinking, “Just a couple weeks and I’ll be done.”  Well, I can finally say that I’m done. Definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever accomplished, besides of course Jedi Knight training.   There is much more work ahead with the novel, but luckily I have Yoda as my editor. Beatrice should hit the shelves sometime in the summer of 2014, so between now and then I’ll post updates and other cool things. "If people knew how hard I worked to achieve...

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19 Jun Dan Brown Ain’t Got Nothing On Me

I recently read that Dan Brown spent years in Florence obsessively researching details about the city for his new book Inferno. Well Mr. Brown, for my new book Beatrice I just spent three hours riding BART trains back and forth between Oakland and San Francisco counting the number of lights that zip past in the tunnels underneath the Bay! 374 Eastbound and 389 Westbound. How's that for being obsessively accurate? And for all you critics out there, have no fear -- there are absolutely no other similarities between my writing style and Mr. Brown's (although I wouldn't mind selling like him.)...

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31 May Writer’s Purgatory

May is gone and I'm looking for Beatrice to guide me towards the exit-lanes of Purgatory. Yes, writing is tough sport. And I have to say, I have a newfound appreciation for those artists out there who have created something from scratch. Who have discovered a voice that is their own, as oppose to taking the joyride of mediocrity on coattails of what has already been done. There is a meaningful place for recycling ideas. Seriously. The comfort of going back for part 2, 3, 4 can be like returning to a favorite restaurant. There is real creative effort involved. But there...

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30 Apr Zombies…

On my checklist of things to do in life – “make a zombie movie, in one week, with only high school kids as the cast and crew” has finally been checked off. An old buddy of mine, Steve Chabon, who is currently the Dean at a local high school (how the hell they trusted putting him in charge of kids is beyond me), recently asked if I would come teach a filmmaking seminar at the school’s career week. Having no interest in lecturing snotty high school kids, I agreed to participate if instead I could make a film with them. So in...

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25 Apr Going Back to Acting…

After a long hiatus spent directing and writing, it looks like I might go back to acting sooner than I had planned. Filmmaker and friend James Merendino has a sequel planned for a movie I did a while back called SLC Punk. And although my character Heroine Bob died in that film, the plot of the sequel involved Bob in a very interesting way (sorry, not allowed to reveal how.) The movie is called "Punk's Dead". You can check out their Facebook page here. I'll be doing an online Q&A session on Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm EST. Tune in on...

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