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Posts Tagged ‘James F. Mills’

Former Disney Assistant Channels Frustrations Into Stage Play

Mention the words “The Laughing Cow” and most people think of a cartwheel of tasty, mid-priced soft cheese. But presently, at least through May 20, this is also the name of a play being performed at the Meta Theatre on Melrose.

Hollywood Patch guest editor James F. Mills caught up with the work’s author, Jessica Abrams. Formerly an assistant on the Disney lot, she sourced her experiences at the Mouse House for a comedy set at fictional Gurnsey Studios, where a gay attorney gets in trouble for writing a pamphlet:

“I first got the idea when working at Disney,” said Abrams, a New York City native who was raised in Chapel Hill, NC. “I was walking back to my car and this idea came to me. I felt like it was a way to express a lot of the frustration I had working there and the weirdness all around.”

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Star Trek Item Goes Boldly Down Incorrect PR Path

Never mind that West Hollywood journalist Cary Harrison, the person at the center of a recent Patch item about 2007 indie film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, lives in an apartment once occupied by Marilyn Monroe. In the case of this article’s slant, Google could have turned out to be the reporter’s best friend.

Patch contributor James F. Mills frames Harrison’s upcoming January 9 free Internet stream of the film, and planned accompanying interviews on his radio show, as a newsworthy event. But in the article comments, long-time sci-fi journalist Michael Hinman clarifies that the movie–featuring Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig–is anything but “rarely seen:”

I think it’s great to see some interest put into this production, which I thought was pretty top-notch, to be honest. But I think the story is a bit misleading to suggest that the only way you can see this film is at a Star Trek convention, or through this gentleman’s website.

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