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E.C. Henry
Bonney Lake, WA
Pre-pro Screenwriter -- who wants to get discovered!
Interests: Screenwrting, Jesus, Ancient History, Graphic Design, the Seattle Seahawks, Brycen my nephew
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Wow, you haven't posted in nearly 3 months and then you come out with this whopper! You're a man of many suprises, Mernitman. First off, congraduations on being a teacher, yourself. I did get the priveledge of taking a couple of the seminar classes you put on when the Screenwriting Expos were taking place 5-10 years ago. Always loved hearing ANYTHING you had to say about anything back then. As for me there was only ONE teacher whoever really made a major impact on my life, and it's not the way you'd think. It was my high school math teacher, Mr. Gram. I was always bad at math, it never came easy for me. BUT at the time I wanted to keep a 3.0 or better grade average for future college consideration so I worked real had at it and was able to achieve my grade point average goal thanks in large part to Mr. Gram's after school sacrifice on my behalf. At my school, Mr. Gram taught all the high level math classes. He had a penchant for the girls, BUT out of the generousity of his heart he let me stay after school and work on my algebra and triginomety. Then in my senior year of high school, when we had this "senior auction" and I was involentarily shuffled out in front of the whole school and auctioned off. NOBODY made a bid for me. Stone cold silence in the gym. BUT Mr. Gram did make a bid, and bailed me out of one of the most embarassing momments of my life. This whole "auction" thing was a grand old time for the jocks, and hotties at school, but for an outcast like me, it was very humilliating. Still, Mr. Gram was my hero that day, and I'll never forget him for that. As a pre-pro screenwriter, you would think that MAYBE a high school or college teacher would have made an impact on me, but sadly no. When I was in middle school I was actually kicked out of high track writing program. None of the other kids who were left to attend later classes went on to do JACK SHIT with creative writing. But I later went on to pen something like 18 spec scripts AND an epic fantasy novel. The pain of not being allowed back in that program STILL bugs me to this day, because it's people like me who deserved to be there--especially at the fuckin' podunct, backwater, hick, public school I was forced to attend. Still, NEVER doubt the affect you can have on someone as a teacher, Billy. Sometimes it's the down-and-outers and NOT the star pupil who has success written all over them that you will have the biggest impact on in ways you may have never expected.
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Can a surfer's life lead to a life of high stakes crime by robbing banks? Can you fuse the surfer's sub-culture with that of a shoot 'em out FBI chase master plot? Well, I knew I like the movie Point Break (1991: staring Patrick Swyaze, Keanu Reeves, directed by Katherine... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Flip people: the ones who say something, but their heart isn't into what they say, and as so what they say turns out to be of little consquence. Such was the case with an exchange I had with my aunt Annette that I had about a month ago. May God... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Old people can say the funniest things. I gotta share this with the world, because to my litte warped mind, this is EXTREAMLY funny. So last week I'm working on staining my parent's house. Got 710 ESPN, Seattle on while I'm working. As you MIGHT remember, that was the week... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Wow, I made it to 300! .300 is a nice batting average in you're a baseball player. When I think of 300 that's the first association mind mind makes, "Good, major league baseball players hit over .300": Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, Edgar Martinez, Dustin Ackley... Hey, wait a minute, Dustin... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
The official "work week" may begin for some on Monday, but as for me that's just the start of 6 days I have off work. But just because I have the day off that doesn't mean I like have the day off, as tomorrow and on Tuesday I'm renting a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Last year I got it right. I picked the Seattle Seahwks and the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. I picked Seattle to win, which I got wrong--but at least I got the two partisipants right. Who cares, right? I don't put a lot of credance into predictions. So... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Gone is the epic Seattle summer of 2015. BEAUTIFUL sunny days and hot. In is the clouds and rain that the local Seattle area is known for. But hey! We had a good run! Longest stretch of nice weather that I can ever remember having. Change is coming. No. Change... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
What happens to you when you die? Does your life end, or does it go on? And if it goes on what does it go on to become? Well, being a born-again Christian I hold to the belief, that, yes, our spirit goes on. Our mortal body decays, BUT when... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Ever noticed how after rewatching some movies you can think about the deeper issues in life? Stragely enought that's I found happening to me earlier last week when I got home late from work and found a cable station replaying "Jerry Maguire" (1996: Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger). Now it had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
I call it the constant search for better. It's a writers abiltiy to face the same prose day after day with the express goal of approaching the kind of writing that stands out and passes the test of being iconic. But repleated exposure to the same thing day after day... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Back in the early 90s, after I had given my heart to the Lord and started listening to Christian Contemporary Music, I ran across a budding new group called,Out of the Grey. They were just one of many groupd I discoved that replaced the likes of: Deff Leopard, Motley Crue,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
How has your 2015 summer gone so far? Been having as good a time as Amy Schumer has recently? A movie that she stared in and wrote, "Trainwreck" was a BIG HIT, ($81 milliion and growing), and then last week she's on vaccation and guess who's with her--Jennifer Lawrence!!! How... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Great art. What is it? And what does it mean to you? For me, the term "great art" refers to something that someone has made that is specical and stands out against the other things around it. Being a writer and avid movie lover I tend to be drawn into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Thanks for the response, D. Sorry your comment didn't show up right away. A couple of years ago I was getting all kind of bizzare comments so I had to put up some walls to keep the weirdos out. You're not one of the wierdos I was trying to keep out. Hope you continue to come back and vistit the blog. And thanks again for the kind words. - E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA
My mother says it. ALL. THE. TIME. And without hesitation. My 7-year-old nephew says it to me all the time, and I NEVER feel like I deserve it. Three simple words. Yet with them such power to warm the soul. I Love You. Now in the rom-com world, what I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Just saw the most iconinc heronine in the history of the romantic comedy genre--and it was created by a FIRST TIME writer! I'm talking the character of "Amy Townsend" in Universal Pictures' latest gem which is entittled, "Trainwreck" (2015: written by Amy Schumer, directed by Judd Apatow). Laudy praise from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
I am very excited about what I'll be rewriting soon and very soon. The 3rd--and hopefully best romance in the epic fantasy novel that I'm currently in process of rewriting. My male in this romance is probably my favorite original character of all-time--and he's a good guy to boot! I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
I was really currious what my reaction to Steven King's "The Stand" would be some 30+ years after I originally read it as an impressionable, growing and still maturing teenager. YES, today I am a pre-pro screenwriter who has written something like 18 scripts that I still wanna sell, AND... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
That I am folks. Proved it to myself on Friday, July 3rd when I took Obo to "Wild Waves" in Federal Way, Washington, and I was waaayyy more outta control than my 7-year-old nephew. We're talkin' handstands in the wave pool. In the "Konga River" ride, jumping out of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Every once in a while I like to mix it up. This time I reviewed my "Surf City" links and decided to add one entry and remove a bunch of others. I added a link to Amy Schumer's cable TV show, "Inside Amy Schumer". As for the past 5 days... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
#1 fan of Mernitman, yeah, I'll wear that distinction with pride! Cool. Hope the new house brings with it a whole host of great memories to be had. Wishing you God's best there. Can't wait for "Trainwreck" to come out. Looks like Amy Schumer is set to be the next star that Judd Apatow helps pop to superstardom. If you haven't seen it yet, Billy, you really should check out "Inside Amy Schumer", which is Amy's 1/2 hour comedy show on the COMEDY network. I LOVE they layout of that show, and Amy is a real pro at doing comedy skits. Side issue: have you ever seen either Amy or Judd doing stand-up comedy? Last Saturday both both Amy and Judd did a sesion of stand-up comedy at a club up here in Seattle. Unfortuntaely for me I learned about this too late to actually go it, and had to read about it in a Seattle Times Arts section review a couple of days after they were here. But I'd be curious to know if you ever get out there and watch stand-up acts perform in your local, Southern California area. Stand-up comedy seems like the place where so many of our current movie stars got their start.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2015 on A Million Views at Living the Romantic Comedy
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Okay, so yesterday I finally did something right. With me hungover as all fuck, little Obo came over, first at 10 a.m. to originally to wake me up, then at 11:30 again to re-wake me up. He was insistant that I "spend the day with him", so I shook off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Yeah, it's amazing how many factors affect a movie overall. When I was first learning screenwriting I thought that was the end-all. Have a great movie, must be a great script. If the movie wasn't so great, must be a bad script. But the more I got in and really start re-watching the movies I like, the more I started to realized most of them excelled in many different areas: music, the scenery, the stack-up of shots, a character that stands out, memorable scenes. As always Billy, your knowledge of the rom-com genre is second to none. If they ever open a rom-com museum, you've GOT to be its curator,
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I didn't even know who Amy Schumer was untill I saw a trailer for her and new upcoming feature comedy movie, "Trainwreck" (2015: staring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader) playing before the pretty much forgetable movie, "Aloha" (2015: staring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, writen and directed by Cameron Crowe)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry