That Time Hollywood Crushed Me

That Time Hollywood Crushed MeCan you recall the exact moment that your life changed forever, Modern Philosophers?

I remember it like it happened only yesterday, even though it occurred 15 years ago.  I rarely think about it because when I do, I hate myself and then obsess about how different my life should be.

Sometimes I believe my knowledge of this moment is why I’m so interested in time travel.  By pinpointing the instance my life took a nosedive, I could journey back to it in my time machine and alter the outcome.

Sure, Doc Brown wouldn’t be happy with me for screwing with the space-time continuum, but would he expect anything less from me?

My life changed forever when I met Dr. Dre to discuss his buying and producing my screenplay, .33 Reverse Gunther.  Some of you have already heard this story in some form, but I’ve never really gone into depth about it like I do this week in my column over on The Good Men Project.

I actually brought up the meeting with Dre in my therapy session this week, and that was what compelled me to write about it.

Dre, why didn't we just make the movie together?I’ve kept it bottled up inside for so long that I’d actually almost forgotten about it.

Okay, that’s not really the case.

What I’d actually forgotten was how good of a screenwriter I was, and how close I’d come to hitting the big time.

The reason I don’t talk about this time in my life if because I know I failed.

Yes, Hollywood screwed me.  Big time.  Yes, there are other people I can blame for the devastating events surrounding my meeting with Dr. Dre.  Yes, I will never forgive those people for what they did.

However, after talking it out with my therapist, I now accept that I deserve some of the blame as well.  Not for the circumstances that were totally beyond my control, but for my ridiculous, impulsive reaction to them.

Have I piqued your curiosity, Modern Philosophers?  Are you eager to learn about exactly what happened and how Dr. Dre got involved in it all?

I really hope you will go over to The Good Men Project to read my column.  Once again, I ask that if you enjoy the article, you share it on Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media platforms you frequent.

Here’s the link:  http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/how-meeting-dr-dre-changed-this-screenwriters-life-ahodgens-jrmk/

I’m really hoping this one takes off because it’s time to resurrect my screenwriting career.  If I can get someone in the business to read the screenplay or agree to represent me, I know I can have the same success that led to my being at that meeting with Dr. Dre.

Thanks for checking out the article.  And if you can get it to someone in the movie biz who wants to help with my comeback, I will be your best friend your life!

So what was the moment that your life changed forever, Modern Philosophers?

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About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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4 Responses to That Time Hollywood Crushed Me

  1. raphaela99 says:

    I am thinking of you!

  2. The Hook says:

    You’re one of my heroes, buddy.
    Keep fighting the good fight.

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