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Intermission

By Ron Merk I wake up every day, full of enthusiasm and excitement for what I do. Make movies, distribute movies and write about movies. But after the initial enthusiasm [...]

July 4, 2014

The Tingle Factor

By Ron Merk First of all, please don’t write me and politically-correct me on the term “showmen.” Despite looking for female hucksters back in the glory days (50s [...]

September 11, 2013

The Ready Rig is The Reel Thing

By Ron Merk I know that most of what I’ve been writing lately is rants, but I’m pleased to report that this installment is an unqualified rave. As equipment for [...]

August 24, 2013

Ferrania is Back

By Ron Merk In a world where the word is that digital is replacing film as a capture medium for motion pictures and still photography, the Italian manufacturing giant [...]

August 11, 2013

Just a Few Words

By Ron Merk As writers we always struggle with words. Did we write too many? Too few? Is our meaning clear as written? Do we need to say more? A friend of mine recently [...]

August 8, 2013

An Open Letter to Zach Braff

May 2, 2013 Dear Zach, It must be truly amazing to have raised the two million dollars you were seeking for your follow up to Garden State in just a few days on Kickstarter. [...]

July 28, 2013

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