Brian Hohlfeld, executive producer and story editor of Disney Channel’s “My Friends Tigger & Pooh.”
Book I’m reading:
“The Secret Life of Houdini” by William Kalush and Larry Sloman
Total number of books I own:
Three books that mean a lot to me:
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
“How to Live 365 Days a Year” by John A. Schindler
“Hitchcock/ Truffaut” by Francois Truffaut
What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?
Yes: “Henry in Love” by Marian Thurm, No: “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
Last film I saw:
”3:10 to Yuma” directed by James Mangold. A great movie that happens to be a Western.
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Three films that mean a lot to me:
“The Apartment,” directed by Billy Wilder
“The Shop Around the Corner,” directed by Ernst Lubitsch
“Annie Hall,” directed by Woody Allen
Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why?
Bing Crosby, ‘cause I sound just like him.
Who do you look to for inspiration?
The women in my life.
Song currently playing in my iPod:
I don’t own an iPod, but “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” is stuck in my brain.
Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Stardust” by Hoagy Carmichael
“Struttin’ With Some Barbecue,” by Louis Armstrong
any one of Andy Sturmer’s songs from “My Friends Tigger and Pooh”
Ever feel that certain song lyrics were written with you in mind? What are they?:
“Grandma Got Run Over by A Reindeer.” I don’t like to talk about it.
Concert that changed your life:
Ella Fitzgerald, 1983
There’s a reason guilty pleasures are guilty (and pleasing). I’m keepin’ ’em to myself.
Best hangover remedy?
The Ultimate Vanilla Ice Blended from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Upside: Working from home (which I never do, of course) Downside: Any video with cats in it.
What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Be a good writer.
Do you have a dream project?:
“The Last Man Club,” a feature script of mine that’s been gathering dust at Paramount for 15 years.
What helps you get out of bed in the morning?:
Knowing that I’m headed to the Hundred Acre Wood.
Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Are there any activities you do to make you feel un-famous?
Thinking about how I’ve never met Ann-Margaret.
What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
My ex hunts mountain lions.
Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee?
A hockey game next to my son.
What is the real reason behind answering these questions?
A ridiculous need to be noticed.
Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey: The Dalai Lama, Tina Fey, Billy Collins, George Bush, Steve Carrell