Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Who are you?

I've been noticing a lot of blogs that have linked up, so I thought it might be nice to start 2007 off with a bit o' the pimpage.

If you've linked up to DISContent and I'm on your blogroll this is your chance to announce yourself and your blog. There's a lot of people out there who I don't know - and I want to.
Tell us who the hell you are, where you're from, what you do and what you want to do. Tell us what your blog is about. Tell me why you're reading my blog.

If you're in my sidebar the same rule applies please. If you've just been lurking, then announce yourself to your fellows. Say something - likes, dislikes, quips, quotes, conundrums, passions, addictions...

Let's get to know one another and get this 2007 party started.

20 comments:

Emily Blake said...

Oooh! Me first!

I write about teaching and writing and teaching writing, and occasionally my various forays into debauchery and how clean my kitchen is.

And I like the cut of your gib. Whatever that means.

Bill Cunningham said...

My jib and I thank you for your interest...we'll be in touch.

Andrew Bellware said...

I have a little production company. We've produced a couple sci-fi features and are looking to do more. Love your blog as it's a great source of info about the direct-to-DVD market.

James Moran said...

I come here every day, mainly because of stuff like your manifesto and philosophy - it's always entertaining, and educational. I blog about my writing career, just had my first feature made, working on the 2nd right now.

Aric Blue said...

Indy writer/director--I come here because, unlike me, you share the wisdom you have learned. I hoard it like a miser, and only give out well-used nuggets like "Look both ways before you cross the street."

Jonathan Walter said...

I LOVE YOUR SITE. It's always the first one I visit each day. Your insight into this crazy movie business we all love is brilliant. Bill you truly are an original.

Bill Cunningham said...

James - you're too shy. SEVERANCE rocks.

Aric - give to receive my brother. Give to receive.

Jonathan - don't you worry, you'll hate me soon enough on set.

Okay, these are the usual suspects (and I thank them). Where's the rest of you?

Piers said...

I've been paid for writing. But not much.

I've got stuff I've written on the stage, the radio, the television, and the Internets. But not much.

The blog is about my writing and what I'm getting up to. But often isn't.

I lived in LA for a year, and had an agent there. Now I'm back in London.

What I'm trying to do is convert some of that Not Much into a viable career. Last year I got a helluvalot of first drafts done. This year I plan to keep those first drafts topped up with several more brand spanking new ones and send out a new polished draft to agents and production companies every three months.

Piers said...

Oh, missed a couple.

I read your blog because it's full of good stuff.

I like my martinis made dry, vodka not gin, and with two olives.

DecoderRing said...

I mostly hang out here because anyone who describes himself as a "mad pulp bastard" can watch my back in a drunken knife-fight in a Tijuana saloon any day. And because storytelling gets more inventive and imaginative when the option of throwing money at it is taken off the table. Besides, when you're as deeply stuck in the past as I am, it's fun to hang with a guy who's ahead of the curve.

(Oh, and you can find my old-timey audio drama podcasts on the sidebar under "Decoder Ring Theatre")

-Gregg

Bill Cunningham said...

I LOVE the fact you used "Old timey" and "podcast" in the same breath.

The joys of the retro future...

Emily Blake said...

Emily looks around, realizes she's at a sausage party.

Bill Cunningham said...

No, it's just your "girlfriends" are wallflowers, lurking in the shadows...

Piers said...

So that's how they know what evil lurks in the minds of men...

DecoderRing said...

.... Sorry Emily. It was the bit about the drunken knife fight that freaked you out a little, wasn't it? My bad.

Caroline said...

All right, I'll save you, Em.

I'm Caroline from Canada, specifically Toronto.

I'm a career tv person but quit my job in September and am simultaneously consulting, writing, pitching my own projects and doing some post-grad work (oh, and tormenting ye who blog) ... all procrastination techniques putting me in a holding pattern so I don't have to decide what I really want to do with my life as I am a jill of all trades (yet mistress of none). At various times, I've programmed a network, sold shows, developed shows, marketed shows and movies, sold airtime, been a publicist and know just enough about producing and broadcast regulatory issues to get me in trouble.

What do I want to do this year? Hmmm. Still deciding on that. Quasi-immediate goal is to continue paying the mortgage. Have a half dozen projects in active development and if any one of them takes off, that'll shape what happens for the rest of the year. In the interim, I'm enjoying not being a 70 hours a weeker. I've also vowed not to work with assholes anymore and drew my line in the sand.

I don't cheat, tell lies, or say things I don't mean. I go to church most Sundays. I believe in karma and have seen it in action. I can drink most guys under the table despite being 5'2"(thank you, gene pool) and still pour a mean pint of guiness, shamrock and all. I learned to read when I was three and haven't stopped since. I got suspended in kindergarten (long story). I had breakfast with Harvey Keitel once, his treat. BB King tried to pick me up once. Most days I like my pets better than most people.

Otherwise, just your average girl.

sean witzke said...

Yeah, I'm an amatuer comics writer who comes here for the knowledge and the sensibility. This is a great site.

sean witzke said...

oh and I'm located here:
http://myfuckingsound.wordpress.com/

wcdixon said...

Caroline's swell, no?

It's me, BIG sausage, just checking in...

Bill Cunningham said...

It's me, BIG sausage, just checking in...

BIG Sausage??

Oh! You mean "cocktail weinee!"