PJTV CEO Roger L. Simon offers his opinions -- some friendly, some unfriendly – on topical subjects. Sometimes, he hopes, they may even be funny.
About the Host:
Now CEO of Pajamas Media and PJTV, for most of his life Roger L. Simon was a professional novelist and screenwriter. He has published eleven books – among them the multiple award-winning Moses Wine detective series, which has been translated into over a dozen languages. In 2009, he published his first non-fiction book, Blacklisting Myself: Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in the Age of Terror. As a screenwriter, he is the author of The Big Fix (from his own novel), Bustin’ Loose and Scenes from a Mall (with Paul Mazursky), among other films. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1989 with Mazursky for their adaptation of Isaac Singer’s Enemies, A Love Story. In 1997, he directed the independent feature Prague Duet, which he co-wrote with his wife Sheryl Longin.
Simon’s journalism has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, LA Weekly and the National Review. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America and as president of the West Coast branch of PEN. He has taught screenwriting at the American Film Institute and the Sundance Institute. He began a blog in 2003 that led to the birth of Pajamas Media, which he co-founded with Charles Johnson.