How Making It in Hollywood is Getting Harder Every Day

“Beware the Zoom room!” And other tips for newbies of all ages, sizes, shapes, genders, talents, ambitions, and other you-name-its!

photo by Alexis Hunley for the New Republic

by Kyle Paoletta

The streaming business is booming. But the industry’s working stiffs say their lives are only getting more precarious.

Edgar Momplaisir’s first glimpse of Hollywood success came early. Having dropped out of college in 2014 and moved to Southern California to chase the dream of writing for television, Momplaisir was named to a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade, the improv theater that serves as a proving ground for aspiring comedy writers and performers. With a regular opportunity to showcase his talents, Momplaisir thought, “Holy shit, I made it.” read article

10 Common Grammar Rules You’re Probably Messing Up All the Time

You read that right, fellow writers and readers and other human beings. You – make that we – have been breaking grammar rules right and left forever, and Lifehacker.Com isn’t letting us get away with it any longer.

Woah!

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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!

munchy snark score

0 STARS OUT OF 5

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

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

munchman: Speaking of popular podcasts…

via https://podnews.net/update/podcasting-popular-countries

by munchman

If podcasts are so fucken popular, how come das munchinkin doesn’t know anybody (that’s right, not one single human or for that matter dog, cat, horse, or turtle) who’s ever listened to one?

munchy snark score

3 STARS OUT OF 5

Omitting the fourth and fifth stars because let’s face it here, there’s so little real interest in podcasting that anything moi or you or anybody else says about it is meaningless.. read article