The Return of Rick Santorum, As a Hack Hollywood Screenwriter?

This post, written by GottaLaff, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog

Our family barely made it through the 1988 writers' strike. It was endless, and it changed everything. Projects got shelved, jobs were permanently lost, and because everyone went back to work at the same time, new and previously working writers had to wait in line behind the A-Listers for even the less prestigious jobs.

Timing is everything, Hollywood Rick:
"Talking about the threat of Islamic terrorism is now Santorum's main occupation, though the Republican sounds laid-back these days. He is pitching a movie idea to Hollywood and laughed off speculation about a political comeback in Pennsylvania."
The article explains that he has talked with "Hollywood producer Steve McEveety, who produced the Mel Gibson megahits 'Braveheart' and 'The Passion of the Christ,' on a movie idea that, naturally, has a terrorism element."
Having made a living in Hollywood for centuries myself, and being married to someone who is a producer, I'm having difficulty picturing Tinsel Rick in a room with a major producer pitching anything.
#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.