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

GottaLaff: Somebody tell Santorum there's an impending writers' strike.
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.
GottaLaff is a regular blogger for Cliff Schecter's Blog
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