http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2010/04/ ... tein_1.php
Tilda is a forthcoming HBO series about a Nikki Finke-ish Hollywood blogger that will star Diane Keaton and costar Ellen Page. An HBO spokesperson told Belloni that '"the script is a fictional composite and not based on any one person." Bulls**t, bulls**t, bulls**it. The Tilda Watski character is Finke, Finke, Finke all the way. Belloni was spot-on when he said the show should be called Toldja! instead of Tilda.
There's also a Los Angeles Times reporter called Brian Sheen. He's Tilda's chief competitor for Hollywood scoops and not above a little scheming and maneuvering to compromise Tilda where it hurts (i.e., by revealing her past and probing her personal weaknesses) or at least head her off at the pass. This guy, up and down and in every possible way save for living in Silver Lake rather than Brentwood and not having a Jewish last name, is L.A. Times columnist Patrick Goldstein.
On 4.22 Goldstein wrote about what he'd heard about the project, although he hadn't read the actual script.
My reactions after reading the Tilda script, tapped out before going to bed around 1 am:
"What a brilliant and hilarious high-calorie, action-packed half-hour! Seriously...f***ing delicious! Okay, maybe I'm prejudiced because it takes place in my figurative back yard, but it's obviously going to be hard to keep the quality at this level for show after show.
"Action- and plot-turn-wise this easily could have been an hour-long episode. There's a certain tempo and breadth and breathing-space element to an hour-long show (like The Sopranos, say) , and Tilda is much faster and tighter, like a caffeinated Entourage. Condon and Mort have honed it down so that every line and every beat counts.