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Great Performances


Too eager to wait for my book to arrive by snail mail?

Too much of a neo-Luddite to read the e-version?

Or just too plain cheap to buy it at all?

Have I got a deal for you!

I'm offering free (FREE!!) dramatic readings from my masterpiece. And boy, are they dramatic!

I'm starting with the first chapter: "A Hollywood Hack Is Born: How I Became a Screenwriter."

It's an exciting serial adventure filled with derring-do, spectacular action, and thrilling, edge-of-your-seat cliffhangers.

Each month, I'll post a new chapter until I eventually work my way through to the end.

And it's absolutely free!


The thrill of hearing William Faulkner read The Sound and the Fury. Ernest Hemingway doing The Old Man and the Sea. Or John Steinbeck telling the story of The Grapes of Wrath in his own voice.

Click here for the unprecedented privilege of hearing Dan Bronson read Confessions of a Hollywood Nobody.

After all...

Nobody does it better!


Is your screenwriting class just a little bit dull?

Do you find yourself squirming in your seat as you listen to your Film 101 instructor drone on?

Would you like a spoon full of sugar to help that cinematic medicine go down?

Check out my sample videos. Get a taste of what classroom instruction can be.

The first is just for fun. It features excerpts of my star turn as "The Jogger" in Death of a Cheerleader.

Click here for "The Jogger"

The second is the dazzling interview I gave after my unforgettable appearance on "I Love a Good Story." It includes a heartbreaking account of my painful initiation into the Hollywood community.

Click here for "I Love A Good Story"

The third is a portion of the chat I call "Chasing the Rainbow." It's an account of my life in Hollywood with an emphasis on what it takes to survive and thrive in this, the toughest of all towns. If you're hoping for a show business career, you need to hear this talk.

Click here for "Chasing the Rainbow"

The fourth is the dramatic reading I did for "I Love a Good Story." I call it "The Godfather Chronicles." In it, I share the hitherto untold story behind the making of Godfather III.

Click here for "The Godfather Chronicles"

The fifth is the opening minutes of a talk I call "Hollywood through the Looking Glass: My Adventures in Wonderland." It traces the arc of my career as I mature from an idealistic college professor in love with the art of the cinema to an industry veteran coping with his discovery that "Movies is money." It's something I've shared with audiences at UCLA, the AFI, the DGA, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and most recently, the Gallery at Twin Lakes in Mammoth.

Click here for "Hollywood through the Looking Glass"

As an extra, added bonus, I'm including part of the earliest version of "Hollywood through the Looking Glass" - the version I did when I replaced John Hughes at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and boy, are you in for a treat! Key Luke, Charlie Chan's Number One Son, told me (and I quote), "That's the best analysis of Hollywood I've heard in my fifty years in the business." As George Cukor would have said, "A man of genius!"

Click here for "Hollywood through the Looking Glass: The Premier"

If you like what you see, share it with your instructors. Let them know that I'm available for public appearances. Overwhelm them with your enthusiasm. Make it clear to them that you're likely to give them a much higher rating in the end-of-term class evaluations if they make me part of their lesson plan. Good luck and God bless.