“IDEA” LAIFF Open 1999 (LA Ind. Film Festival)

This piece created by filmmaker Arthur Klein for the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival is titled “Idea” and was inspired at an American Film Market Party on the Santa Monica Pier in February 1998 where I was sharing a martini with Linda Rattner of the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. We discussed what it might be like to follow an idea from inception through exhibition.

That night when i returned home I wrote a 2 page script and concept beat sheet. I faxed it to Linda, faxes were big then; she called me minutes later saying she wanted to do it… This is the finished product! Continue reading

Freddy’s Nightmares: Beefy Boy Oct. 15, 1988

Freddy’s Nightmares is one of the first television shows sold to first run syndication. Bob Shay took a very personal interest in Freddy’s since the features had been a cash cow. Michael De Luca was hired as a writer (his first job with Newline) Toby Hooper directed this premier episode No More Mr. Nice Guy. This is the prequel to the film series setting up the entire story historiography… I was lucky enough to edit this episode and to supervise the editing for season one of this interesting Twilight Zone style supernatural television series… We had many famous directors and actors like Brad Pitt made their debut during the course of the series.

Hope you enjoy this and the other episodes i will post in the future… Continue reading

Freddy’s Nightmares: No More Mr. Nice Guy premier Oct. 8, 1988

Freddy’s Nightmares is one of the first television shows sold to first run syndication. Bob Shay took a very personal interest in Freddy’s since the features had been a cash cow. Michael De Luca was hired as a writer (his first job with Newline) Toby Hooper directed this premier episode No More Mr. Nice Guy. This is the prequel to the film series setting up the entire story historiography… I was lucky enough to edit this episode and to supervise the editing for season one of this interesting Twilight Zone style supernatural television series… We had many famous directors and actors like Brad Pitt made their debut during the course of the series.

Hope you enjoy this and the other episodes i will post in the future… Continue reading