This morning I had the urge to write about how pissed I am over some of the comments posted on this blog and to rant about self-indulgence and conjecture based on well…conjecture!! I wanted rant about my need for intelligent, interesting and provocative discussions. I wanted to rant. When suddenly the clue train pulled into the station and I got on. Guess what I found…me sitting idly by. I got off at the next stop and am now back on my own track. And I’m loaded for bear.
So from this point forward I’m in control…no more personal bullshit. If you guys want to navel gaze do it between yourselves. No one else cares. Not interested in the concept that infringing on intellectual property rights is stealing? Go hang out somewhere else. I realize IPR is sometimes tough to wrap your head around – I was a huge Napster user and shared music with friends all over the world. But ignorance is no excuse. Think about this – IPR doesn’t just affect music and movies – babies die because an inferior medicine is falsely packaged under a well known brand name…automobile tires stamped with the Firestone name are in fact recycled tires made in China that after a thousand miles disintegrate…it goes on and on and on. Putting the trailer on the net was one thing – I’m not sure how it got there but only a handful of people had access to it so it can’t be that hard to figure out. But posting raw footage from the set is not only stupid, it is criminal. That footage is the property of Lionsgate and Millenium. I don’t understand why that concept is so hard to comprehend.
We shoot the scene with Sly Arnold & Bruce on Saturday. I still don’t have the location (not that I would share it anyway) but logic dictates it will be in a church in LA. I’m excited to have the three of them on set together – they each played a big part in my career…Bruce was the reason I stayed in Cali after Prizzi’s Honor, working with Sly in the early ’90’s helped elevate my profile as a publicist at Warner Bros. and Arnold has been a mentor and a friend for nearly 15 years. Plus I am a big fan of their films so watching them work together will not only be huge cinematically for me but on a personal level I’m thinking it will feel a little surreal! I’m hoping they will share some comments that I can post and maybe just maybe a photo…we shall see.