Don’t Be in a Hurry — Just Do the Work!


KUDOS to my amazing friend, mentor, client, hero…Brit Media legend — Ron Taylor — for his interview on American Screenwriter — Sheila Gallien — whose broad sphere of projects include Hollywood Blockbusters such as:
Cast Away. Planet of the Apes. Unfaithful. Entrapment. The Polar Express. Ron Howard’s Apollo 13. Clint Eastwood’s Flags Of Our Fathers. Sam Mendes’ Jarhead — and TV series China Beach — Sheila currently lives in Hawaii and works as a Story & Script Consultant.

Check out Ron’s JUICY interview here:


Merry Xmas to ALL from Marty & Leo!

Marty & Leo are bringing ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ to screens on Christmas Day!

After ALL the power & the passion, ALL the behind-the-scenes drama & pain of racing through edits to make the deadline — Marty — against all odds & many naysaying haters — managed NOT ONLY to ween it down to 2 hrs. 45 min., kept his R-rating, (avoiding the dreaded NC-17) but also pushed his ‘Wolf’ to the front of the Oscar line by securing a Christmas Day release!

I know I’m excited — (!).

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is based on the true story of — Jordan Belfort — a very crooked, very preppy, very gangsta’, wheeling & dealing stockbroker — played by Leo DiCaprio — in 1980’s New York whose meteoric rise to the top fuelled by corruption, sex, greed, excesses, drugs & alcohol, make his fall all the more spectacular.

Kudos to Marty & Merry Christmas to ALL!

Here’s a look at the SWEET Trailer:
The Wolf of Wall Street


Revenge S3: The Death. The Drama. The Big Reveals. by-Trace De La Torre

Revenge S3 promo If there was ANY doubt ABC’s Hampton’s hit ‘Revenge’ would be back with a vengeance after a second season fraught with distracting “meh” episodes, tonight’s 3rd Season opener is out to prove us deadly wrong.

The ‘Revenge”-tastic drama is rumored to be so explosive this season that it will make or break Emily Thorne.


– We got our hearts broken when Declan died after being trapped in a building Conrad had rigged with explosives, resulting with his brother Jack plotting his murder — what sweet dish of revenge will be served up to him cold…? Grayson for Gov

– Emily revealed her true identity to childhood love, Jack — will he embrace her with open arms, or recoil in disgust at the deception…?                                                                                                                           Jack & Emily

-Victoria’s long-lost son ‘Patrick’ comes knocking at her door — WHO is he…and why now…?

Victoria's Son

– Nerdy tech friend & foe, Nolan, was arrested for terrorism as a suspect in Padma’s death — will he go to jail?!

Nolan Ross S2

‘Revenge’ Season 3 premieres tonight — Sept. 29 at 9pm ET on ABC.  revenge s3

Here’s an exclusive vid to help refresh your memory as to where we left off with Emily & the gang:

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Here’s the FULLY LOADED 3rd Season Trailer:      Revenge 3 poster

The ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Phrophecy — by Trace De La Torre

Don't Touch LOLA!   People always told me TV would be DUNZO one day with the influx of New Media…and I said,  ‘Whatever!’

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ proves more than ever that a NEW AGE is dawning for TV programming.

Of all the twists and turns in last night’s preem episode, two that stay with you amidst all the pyrotechnic-sci-fi magic are remarkably inconspicuous — though conceivably prophetic:

— ROAMING THOUGHT:  Could Agent Coulson be an Android…?

— QUOTE THAT STAYS WITH YOU: “You said if we worked hard, if we did right, we’d have a place. You said it was enough to be a man, but there’s better than man. There’s gods. And the rest of us, what are we? They’re giants, we’re what they step on.” — Mike Peterson or — quite possibly — Luke Cage


While we all wait with baited breath for the overnight Nielsen ratings, according to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ Fast National ratings, the Pilot episode averaged a 4.6 rating among adults 18-49 — bringing in 11.9 million viewers in the 8 p.m. time slot — topping NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and  ‘NCIS’ on CBS.

Kudos to ABC & Marvel for taking the small screen by storm!

Here’s a recap of the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Trailer: