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Elisa (www.WillingToBeLucky.net) and I had the opportunity to see the cast of “The Good Wife” at the Paley Center in New York City last night,

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writer 2CBS’s drama The Unit, about the lives of the highly trained members of a top-secret military division, was canceled last year, but a memo to its writing staff from its executive producer David Mamet has just surfaced online. (The source appears to be the online writing collective Ink Canada.) If you think you know where this is heading, you might be wrong:

Besides the fact that it’s written in all-caps, there’s nothing particularly ranty, pejorative or potty-mouthed about it. Rather, Mamet lays down an extremely sensible case for what makes good television, imploring them to avoid expository writing for what he characterizes as authentic “drama.” Along the way, he refers repeatedly to the “blue-suited penguins” (probably the copious-note-givers at the network), while passing along some very useful advice (“any time two characters are talking about a third, the scene is a crock of shit”) and helpful writing exercises (“pretend the characters can’t speak and write a silent movie”). Screenwriters, take note: (more…)

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On Thursday, March 11, 2010, Elisa S. and I went to see CBS’ hit drama” The Good Wife” filming in New York City!  We were able to see the stars of the hit TV show in action: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, and Alan Cumming.  Although they were clearly very busy, they made time to get take some pictures with us!
Here are some pictures from our “Good Wife” adventure:
"The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

"The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Chris Noth: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Chris Noth: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Chris Noth: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Chris Noth: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Julianna Margulies: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Julianna Margulies: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Julianna Margulies: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Julianna Margulies: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Alan Cumming: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Alan Cumming: "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

"The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

"The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Neal B with Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Neal B with Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Neal B with Chris Noth, "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Neal B with Chris Noth, "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Neal B with Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

Neal B with Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" Filming - NYC

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WATCH THE AD HERE!

What do you think?
CBS has rejected an ad from gay dating site ManCrunch, telling the site that the ad “is not within the Network’s Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday.”, James Hibberd reports at The Live Feed (more…)

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People call it Ragtime…Ragtime… (Videos)

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, I was lucky enough to see cast members of Ragtime performing for
SIRIUS|XM’s SETH RUDETSKY’S LIVE ON BROADWAY radio show!  It’s a shame a beautiful show like this is closing so fast!

Features the stars of RAGTIME: Christinane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh

VIDEOS:

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RAGTIME ON SIRIUS|XM’s SETH RUDETSKY’S LIVE ON BROADWAY 1.6.10 (Photos)

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, I was lucky enough to see cast members of Ragtime performing for
SIRIUS|XM’s SETH RUDETSKY’S LIVE ON BROADWAY radio show!  It’s a shame a beautiful show like this is closing so fast!

Click the picture below to see the full set!

Click picture to see more!

Click picture to see more!

Features the stars of RAGTIME: Christinane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh

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Say Goodbye to Music: Broadway’s Ragtime Will Close Jan. 3, 2010

According to Playbill.com:

The cast of Ragtime

The era of Ragtime has run out. The critically acclaimed new staging of the 1998 Tony Award winner will close Jan. 3, 2010, at the Neil Simon Theatre after 28 previews and 57 regular performances. (more…)

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Complete List of Nominations for 16th Annual SAG Awards

from Eonline.com:
Up in the Air, George Clooney

Inglourious BasterdsPrecious and Up in the Air led the way in the film category with three nominations apiece for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, including nods for Best Ensemble Cast. On the TV side, Dexter30 Rock and The Closer each tallied three nods.

The winners will be announced Jan. 23. Here’s the complete list of nominations (more…)

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FRom Eonline.com:

ABC: The Adam-Banning Channel?
Adam LambertJust over a week after Adam Lambert‘s sexually expressive American Music Awards performance got him booted from Good Morning America, the Disney-owned network—out of hypocrisy, fear of the FCC or general old fogeyness, it’s not yet clear—has widened its ban on the singer. (more…)

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