Hey guys! So I know it’s been awhile since I’ve wrote a blog and updated everyone but I’ve been pretty busy lately. I’m currently writing a sitcom for the New York Television Festival (NYTF) with my co-writer Jordan Wapner to submit to FOX. The name of the sitcom is called DC to LA. Unfortunately, at this time I cannot give out anymore information on it but just know that we are working hard and creating some really funny material. Hopefully you all will be watching this show in 2014! We are both moving out to LA in October and pilot season is just right round the corner in January so it’s perfect timing! You can stay up to date with our current projects by following us on twitter at @GaryDunkel and @nadrojWapner
Here is the OFFICIAL M.L. (My Life) “Rockstar Sushi” Music Video Directed by myself. This video was a lot of fun to shoot. M.L. flew down to Miami for a few days so we could get this shot. We filmed all over Miami including: A Condo in Miami Beach, a boat in the Biscayne bay, Studio shots, Ocean Drive, and other random areas around South Beach. M.L. was cool to work with because he knows exactly what he wants and we collaborated very well together to create this Music Video. You can follow M.L. on twitter @ML4Sure & of course follow me @GaryDunkel. I hope you enjoy the Music Video! Leave me comments and let me know what you think!
Hey guys! Because I am moving to Los Angeles in October, I have been reading as much as I can on Screenwriting. I have learned so much and have applied it to writing “Prefer Not To Say” with Jordan Wapner. I have recently started reading “SCREENPLAY” by Syd Field. This is a really insightful book for any aspiring screenwriter out there. I highly recommend you check it out. It’s amazing how much structure a screenplay really has and this book teaches you exactly how to do it.
I just finished reading the book “Writing Movies For Fun And Profit” written by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon (Writers of: A Night At The Museum, Reno 911, etc…) This is such an awesome book that’s very informative! Every filmmaker/screenwriter should read this book. Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon are professional studio screenwriters and they have been through it all. They wrote this book to give screenwriters inside information on how to become a successful screenwriter and what it’s like to be negotiating with the big studios. They also tell all of their stories about meetings with celebrities and the process of how their movies were written as well as how their projects got green lit. Overall, it was a very fun book to read and I learned a lot from it. Go to your local Barnes & Noble or go on to Amazon and buy it! You won’t be disappointed! For more information, you can check out www.writingmoviesforfunandprofit.com
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I have finally set the goal date to move out west to Los Angeles, CA and that date is October 2013! This should hopefully give me plenty enough time to pay off my debt and save up a ton of money. LA is super expensive and I wanna make sure that I’m 110% prepared. I don’t wanna be another statistic of people who move out to LA to advance their career and run out of money and have to move back to their home state after 6 months. My move to LA is completely career oriented and I need to be ready for whatever happens.
LA is amazing and I absolutely love it out there! Luckily, I have several friends that live out there so I went to go visit this past February which got me super excited and motivated to get things rolling on the move out there! My friends are great tour guides and showed me all of the famous LA spots. It felt amazing being out there in the entertainment capital of the world and I can only imagine how it will feel living there. The best way for me to describe LA is the combination of New York and Miami but with mountains everywhere! I really love living in South Florida but I think it’s my time to make a major change and take my career to the next level. I truly believe that at this point the only way to move up is to move west. Almost any television show or movie you watch was filmed in LA. Dexter and CSI: Miami are obviously both based on Miami but are both filmed in LA, which is a great reason of why I need to be out there.
When I do move out there the big goal is to eventually direct big budget films. However, I know that is going to take time before I get to that level. In the meantime, I am going to do whatever it takes to get on those sets as a Production Assistant and work my way up. Any movie or network television show that I can get on I will. My biggest thing is networking. I network like crazy down here in South Florida. Anytime I meet someone I always work into that first conversation that I’m a Filmmaker and Music Video Director. You really never know who you are going to meet. I have spent the last few years building myself up as a brand “Gary Dunkel – Filmmaker & Music Video Director” and I will continue to do so in LA. The day I arrive in LA I’m going to start networking as much as I can. I want to meet anyone and everyone. I also plan on doing a lot of studying on the art of directing. I really wanna hone my skills in that area and become an amazing director.
I’m incredibly focused on the goal right now and I’m working extremely hard to get there! I believe that as long as you stay focused, motivated, and proactive that there is nothing you can’t achieve. Los Angeles, I will see you in 1 year and 3 months!