Friday, July 01, 2011

A Hollywood Tale: An Interview with Hollywood Director, Writer, and Producer Guy Magar

Kiss ME Quick Before I Shoot
A Filmmakers Journey into the Lights of Hollywood and True Love

Today, Writers In The Sky Podcast welcomes as its guest Hollywood director, writer, and producer Guy Magar. During this interview Guy shares details of his recently released memoir, and speaks frankly about what it takes for a writer to make it writing for film and or television. audiences will thrill to his stories of life among the stars and benefit from his years of experience.


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Book Title: Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot
Subtitle: A Filmmaker's Journey into the Lights of Hollywood and True Love
Author: Guy Magar
ISBN: 978-0982866344
Genre: Memoir/Filmaking
Publisher: Sea Script Company; First edition (May 4, 2011)

To see a review of Kiss Me Quick, visit WITS Podcast host Vonnie Faroqui's blog at

About the Author:

Guy Magar was nine years old when he left Egypt in 1958. His family immigrated to the U.S., where he grew up in Middletown, New York. Graduating from Rutgers University with a B.A. in philosophy, Guy began his film career at the London Film School. Soup Run, his first short about the homeless, won a Special Jury Prize at the 1974 San Francisco International Film Fest.
In 1978, Guy relocated to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute. His first dramatic short, Once Upon an Evening (made for $500 at the AFI) earned him a seven-year deal at Universal Studios. He soon began directing network TV dramas in the action/adventure genre. Guy has over 100 film credits including episodes of series La Femme Nikita, Sliders, The A-Team, Blue Thunder, Fortune Hunter, The Young Riders, Lawless, Hunter, and the CBS pilot/Movie of the Week Dark Avenger. He also directed 35 episodes of the studio daytime drama Capitol. In 1995, Guy was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for his television work on the series Nowhere Man.

Guy’s feature film credits include Lookin’ Italian (starring TV “Friends” co-star Matt LeBlanc and singer Lou Rawls in their first film); Stepfather 3 which launched HBO’s World Premiere Series; and the cult thriller Retribution which will be released for the first time on DVD on its 25th anniversary on Halloween 2011. His most recent feature directing credit is Children of the Corn: Revelation based on Stephen King’s original story for Dimension Films.

To learn more about Guy Magar and his memoir, visit

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