In Which I Explain Later

For those of you who are new to, you’re probably wondering about the “Hurtado Street” reference.

Well, by way of exposition, before I upgraded it to a full-on website, my blog was known as “The Hurtado Street Theater.” It’s an allusion to a line I wrote into the first screenplay I worked on, Dating Danielle (back in 2007, when I first started working with Nikki and Chadd). It was a lot of fun, and more than that, it was the beginning of my writing career.

So, this being Throwback Thursday and all, here’s the story that started it all:

Now you know. Thanks for wanting to know, and for following along.

Until next time, “be seeing you…”

VOSOT, or: What We Do When No One Is Watching

Watch this industry long enough (and you won’t have to watch for very long) and you’ll realize that a lot of films fall through the cracks of distribution and release.  The reasons vary – sometimes it’s business, sometimes it’s personal, and sometimes it’s somewhere in the middle.  Sometimes they’re good films stuck in limbo through no real fault, and sometimes they star Eddie Murphy.

And sometimes one of those “vanished” films can surprise you.

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[Re-]Turning The Page…

As I’ve said before, the San Antonio Stage Script Study Group was “one of my favorite Stone Oak Youth Theatre activities”.  And in the time we met there, it had developed the kind of following you’d call Small But Devoted.  So when the group was put on hold following the end of Nikki‘s tenure at SOYT, it was inevitable that we’d find a new place, a new time, and meet again.

That brief hiatus ended with 2011, as we met again in January to chart a new course for a new year.  And in that discussion, we agreed that the time had come for one of the group’s earliest and most promising ideas. Continue reading