Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I swear, there was something really cool that I was going to write about but I can’t for the life of me remember what that was. Me and my wife are going through withdrawal as our eldest son Kayden is gone for the week with his grandparents. It’s amazing how much he can brighten your day and just change the course of your whole mood. Work hasn’t let up and I’m sure it’s just going to get busier with the holiday films coming up on the slate. This position is really intriguing as I get to see the backside of how to market a movie across the globe. I am also now addicted to Facebook, it’s clean, easy to use and is much more user friendly and less trashy than MySpace. I’ve posted a lot of pics up over there if anyone is interested.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
One of the perks of my new job is being able to read scripts of upcoming films. I was able to read the script for ‘I Am Legend’ and was actually very impressed. It made for some quick good reading and I was thoroughly engrossed. Keep in mind this movie is skewered towards my demographic, but who doesn’t like a good action/apocalypse film every now and then. It takes place in the future 3 years after the worlds population has supposedly been wiped out by an unknown virus. The last survivor holes up in NYC, looking for some hope in his bleak situation. It is ingenious what the main character does to survive in a world bent on annihilating him. Needless to say, a plot is drummed up and I was pleasantly surprised by the end…even though a little Hollywood happy, it actually brings in a message of universal love. Who’d of thought?
Friday, July 20, 2007
Harry Potter comes out this weekend and I am actually excited. I usually don’t get into these things that much but I have been on a reading kick as of late. I just finished “Like Water for Chocolate” which was great and I am now half-way through “The Devils Teeth” about great white sharks off the coast of San Francisco. I think the real reason I am excited is because me and my wife have a tradition of reading the book aloud together which makes it a fun sort of bonding moment. In other news, my new job has its perks, like seeing images and trailers of upcoming movies before anyone else does. I also get to read the scripts and sometimes even get to see the movie before it’s released. Hey, I have to know what I’m marketing. There is a lot to do in this job though, that’s for sure. I enjoy learning new things and working with other countries. We’ll see where it leads.