Don Enright spent three decades working in Hollywood producing TV and Film. He had it all: the fancy office in Santa Monica, the Ferrari, the broads and even the French restaurant that cost him a shitload of money. Then he moved to beautiful North Saanich. Yeah, North Saanich! Not even Victoria. Yeesh. At least he’s still got the black 308 (same one that Magnum had).
Don has made more than 50 movies (mostly for TV) including The Cover Girl and the Cop, Not Of This World and What Kind of Mother Are You? He’s won three Emmy’s and has worked with Sony, Warner Bros, Universal, NBC, ABC, CBS, Lifetime and Discovery. Today I talk to him about his career but, rest assured, I also talk to him about mine. After all, that’s what we’re here for. When I ask what I’m doing wrong he says something no one has ever said to me before. He says, and I’m paraphrasing, that I don’t have enough faith in the scripts I’ve written to move heaven and earth to get the right people to read them. When great advice comes along it’s so easy to recognize. And it sounds so obvious. And it is, unfortunately, never a shortcut.
I loved talking to Don. He’s got some great stories. And I got his phone number so I’m going to be bothering him regularly for more advice.
Coming up I’ve got a new segment on the show called The Complaint Department. It’s where listeners like you call 1 (437) 888-3261 and leave a brief message complaining about something. Then the great Diana Frances and I will talk about your complaint. It’s a way to get the neggies out in a safe place instead of reacting emotionally in the moment. Sound familiar? We’d love to hear from you.
I’m off to Frankfurt and Bucharest now. If you don’t hear from me it’s because I’ve joined a fascist political party and I’m taking East Moldovia for myself. After all, they’re known for their big reds.
J.B. at Pearson Airport (Why aren’t there any Whitespots in Ontario by now?!)