munchman: $1.3B ‘Hollywoodland’ theme park coming to Middletown, Ohio?

Why are we showing this sign? Because some folks in Middletown, Ohio need to stop smoking so much. When you read below you’ll see what we mean.

by munchman

Well, sure, why not build what Fox19 news calls a “$1.3 billion riverfront destination entertainment district and theme park called ‘Hollywoodland’” and then wait for the billions of $$$ the tourists are going to bring into a town in Bumfuck? Makes perfect sense to yer friendly neighborhood muncher. Oy yez!

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Because mocking anything being brought to our attention via any Fox TV station is like shooting fish in a barrel. No challenge here, peeps, move on, move on. read article

Herbie J Pilato on The New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The New Academy Museum Brings Movies to Life with Visitors Front and Center
by Herbie J Pilato


That’s the first word that came to mind as I walked through the seemingly endless cinescopic-like halls of the brand-new beautiful Academy Museum of Motion Pictures located at 6067 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Enveloped by and amidst the all-surrounding wonder and visual and sound-effects of big-screen classics like The Wizard of Oz, and tributes to Bruce Lee, Spike Lee, and other legendary filmmakers and their work, a stroll up and down this very memorable movie lane of many layers is one like no other. read article

WGAW October 2021 Calendar

A Public Service Announcement if ever there was one. Here’s what going on, socially and professionally,  at the Writers Guild of America West this month:

October 2021

Until further notice, the Guild has suspended in-person committee meetings and events, member meetings, and screenings at the Writers Guild Theater. Virtual events are listed below. Members must RSVP in advance to receive access info to participate in online events. read article

munchman: “Brand story? Brand story? What the goddamn hell…?

by munchman

Yer friendly neighborhood munchamambo is here to tell you, “I give up!”

Yrs trly has read this post about why we all need to have (write? draw? tell over the campfire?) something called a “brand story” three times and I’m still clueless about what the fuck it’s talking about. read article

A Personal Message from Herbie J Pilato to All His Friends & Fans

NOTE FROM LB: I think he’s just trying to make us jealous…and succeeding with me!

by Herbie J Pilato

In a secret, magic garden with the lovely, legendary actress (and one of my teen crushes) Juliet Mills, star of TV’s classic “Nanny and the Professor” series as well as much, much more:

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