Gianmarco Maximilian Giacomelli on a mission

Nobody. Knows. Anything.

So said Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman who once very wryly commented, “Nobody knows anything…Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an educated one.”

But, screenwriter-producer Gianmarco Maximilian Giacomelli suggests there are educated tips one can apply. Giacomelli, who has a number of exciting screenplays in development including Two Kings and Valentina, is talking to us outside Musso & Frank, the iconic Hollywood restaurant location used in Swingers, Ocean’s 11, and Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Elena Liakou making our online shop windows memorable

When Athens-born but LA-based Elena Liakou was only four, she joyfully recalls creating her first piece of digital art on her grandfather’s computer. Now as a UI/UX (user interface/user experience) Visual Designer, who has international credits like Apple, Uber, Europol and more, she’s responsible for the “look and feel of all sorts of websites, apps, and other products.” But Elena cites Apple’s Steve Jobs when he said, “The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.”

And for this highly skilled visual designer, that says it all, as she explains: “Designing a website, product or…


Back in Black — Solomon King channeling the King of Hearts

Nancy Agnes (nee Carroll) Collie before I was a twinkle in her eye

LA Spurs in happier, better performing days before COVID

Fess up, has your favorite sports team’s mediocrity ever tested your loyalty? Mine has!

From the ’40s to the ’60s, from the Arizona Cardinals (1947) and Cleveland Indians (1948), the Detroit Lions (1957) and Atlanta Hawks (1958), to the Buffalo Bills (1965), Toronto Maple Leafs (1967), New York Jets and San Diego Padres (1969), it’s been a long, parched drought for fans of these North American sports teams.

Ashley Jude Collie

Award-winning journalist-author-blogger for Playboy, TO Star, Movie Entertainment, HuffPost, Hello Canada & my novel REJEX (Pulp Hero Press) is on Amazon.

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