In Los Angeles, everyone wants to be a star.
James Michael Dorsey
Los Angeles has long been known as a one-industry town – the movies.
Every waiter has a screenplay, every busboy has an agent, and every lawyer is working on a deal. No matter what job you are working at, it is only temporary until that big break happens, when that audition pays off, or when your pilot series is picked up. But what everyone really wants to do is direct.
My friends have teased me about being the only writer in L.A. who has never attempted a screenplay, and I've often thought I just may be the only person here with no aspirations to be involved with a movie.
And so it came as no great surprise when two of my closest friends announced their intention to get their German shepherd, Heidi, into show business.
Since he's a Hollywood attorney, and she's a staff writer for a major metropolitan newspaper, I figured they had a leg up on the competition, at least as far as having industry contacts.
Well before you could say "megadeal," Heidi became the frequent subject of a daily blog in the paper and soon had a devoted readership following her path to stardom.
She was invited to the premiere of the movie "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" and to be on the set during the filming of "Marley and me."