Let's Play Connect the Dots!
So first of all, I'd like to welcome all the new visitors, and invite you to return down the road in the future. We have a nice warm place here full of screenwriting and film-centric info, even if I did most recently digress into rocking out. Secondly, thanks to Ms. Thompson for participating and spreading the word. Now, let me do a little connect the dots to show some of the odd coincidences of this.
-- Ms. Thompson's column and blog is named Risky Business. That movie's main character was, of course, named Joel.
-- Thompson's post went up on her blog on March 26th, a nice present to receive just one day after my birthday!
-- The post that immediately preceded mine on her blog was about Phil Anschutz. Among other companies, he owns Walden Media, the company for whom I do the bulk of my freelance reading work.
-- I have an old friend who is also a reporter for THR, but he covers TV, not film, and to the best of my knowledge had nothing to do with the meme/questionnaire making its way to Thompson.
-- The story moved over to WGA East, of which I would have been more likely to become a member had I not made the move westward, two years ago. (Okay, that one is pushing it.)
What do all these coincidences mean? Not a whole hell of a lot, I'm sure, but it was fun to think of them!
Okay, so back to blogging in earnest tomorrow probably. Welcome new visitors, and please come back.
Tags: Scribosphere, meme, Anne+Thompson, Hollywood+Reporter