The Street Screenwriter

“The Cop Whisperer”
Ed Leibowitz
Los Angeles magazine
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A profile of writer-director David Ayer, a self-taught writer-director who has translated his experiences growing up on the rough side of Los Angeles into a growing oeuvre.

You probably know Ayer for his 2001 film Training Day, starring Denzel Washington. His new End of Watch, shot with big stars on a tiny budget, is in theaters, and his next project is the reinvention of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Why a Valley Boy Came home

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – L.A. Story – Los Angeles magazine.

Regardless of your opinion about Mr. Gordon-Levitt and his work (I enjoyed 500 Days of Summer more than my age might suggest I should, and his turn as the idealistic young cop Blake was a bright point in The Dark Night Rises), he waxes so near-poetical about Los Angeles that I wound up nodding my head for the entire last three paragraphs.

I like his point about L.A. being a hard city to show to people. That’s something we’d like to fix.