Ira Schwartz

Ira, a native New Yorker, has a BFA in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology.  While in New York he worked as a sports caster, on air personality and writer for a local radio station, covering all the professional sports teams in the city.

In the early 1980’s he began his career as a Hollywood screenwriter in Los Angeles.  He has worked on projects for Centropolis Entertainment, Cinetel Films and Swinging Productions to name a few.  His film credits include; “In the Shadow of the Cobra” (2001) starring Sean Young, James Acheson and Rutger Hauer and “Devil Winds” (2003) starring Joe Lando and Nicole Eggert.

Ira has been married for 25 years and has a daughter presently in college.

Recent Articles

By Ira:

  • Maverick Was His Name

    Long time TV and Movie star James Garner passed away at his home in Los Angeles Saturday from natural causes.  Best remembered for his TV series “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files” James Garner’s acting career spanned both Television and Motion pictures.  Garner had more than 80 movie and TV credits in his 50 year career. […]

  • Hamas – Same Old Story

    Hamas is up to their old tricks with Israel. What we cannot understand is how Israel continues to get the blame for Hamas' acts.

  • Quicksand

    Yesterday the bodies of the three Israeli teens kidnapped by the terrorist group Hamas were found on a beach in the West Bank.  Israel’s response was immediate as they hit terrorist camps in the Gaza strip with missiles and airstrikes. We need to understand that the Hamas the Israeli’s are targeting is not only the […]

  • In October of 2011 I wrote an article for “A Hollywood Republican” titled “In My Opinion.”  This article dealt with the U.S’s pending troop withdrawals from Iraq.  In it I warned…. “In my opinion this is a good thing for the United States and a very bad thing for the fledgling Bagdad government.  Their army […]

  • Ruby Dee

    Actress, playwright, civil rights activist, journalist, poet, all these and more combined to make Ruby Dee a force to be reckoned with.  Born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1922, her family moved to New York’s Harlem when she was a child. She began acting in New York in the 1940’s Her first onscreen […]

  • All Gods Creations

    Over the last week we have lost two iconic personalities who were at total opposite ends of the Entertainment spectrum.  On Saturday May 24th comedic actor and long time game show host Richard Dawson passed away and on Wednesday May 28th we lost world famous Poet, Writer, Actor and Director Maya Angelou. RICHARD DAWSON Richard […]

  • Shadows in the Mist

    The day was cold and damp not typical weather for the end of May.  No sunshine or warmth just dark and dreary.  Somehow this fit the mood of the small group of elderly men who slowly walked past the simple white stone markers.  Their jackets closed tight against the chill covering their well-worn uniforms from […]

  • A Time of Tears

    With all the talk of the economy, problems in the Middle East, Ukraine and Russia, today, Holocaust Remembrance Day has probably taken a back seat in most peoples thoughts.  But to those who vowed never to forget, Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day set aside so the world could pause and remember the tragic, horrific deaths […]

  • 2014

    Well the year 2014 is now almost 4 months old and in those short four months there have been numerous significant news stories.  The Affordable Care Act, which is neither affordable or provides Care, rolled out to a dubious start in October, became officially active January 1st and has had nothing but problems ever since.  […]

  • Life’s Too Short

    When one talks about Hollywood legends the names Gable, Lancaster, Hepburn, Streep among others come to mind. But yesterday Hollywood and the world lost a giant of a man despite his height being only 5 foot 3; Mickey Rooney.

  • I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

    I Ain’t Afraid of no Ghost Ghostbusters, Stripes, Animal House, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack are just a few of the blockbuster comedies either starring in, written by, directed by or produced by the comic genius of Harold Ramis. Ramis was born in Chicago on November 21st, 1944. He was the son of Ruth and Nathan Ramis, […]

  • Your Show of Shows

    Sid Caesar is the second Hollywood Icon to depart us this week. The laughter brought by Sid Caesar will be remembered always.

  • A Star is Gone

    Child Star and diplomat Shirley Temple Black has died. The whole world sheds a tear.

  • Bye Bye Love

    Phil Everly, half of the singing duo “The Everly Brothers” passed away Friday in Burbank, California.  Reports say he died from complications caused by COPD and a life time of smoking. The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, were at their best in the 60’s and 70’s with such hits as “Bye Bye Love” 1957 which […]

  • Send in the Clowns

    Well at 12:01 Eastern Day Light time this morning the government of the United States was officially closed for business for the second time in 17 years.  Thousands of people were laid off, thousands of National Parks and monuments were closed to the public; the men and woman in our armed forces, who place their […]

  • Those Were the Days

    “Boy, the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the Hit Parade. Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days!” That was the Song that opened every episode of “All in the Family” from 1971 to 1979.  The series produced by the great Norman Lear starred Carroll O’Connor as the grumpy and […]

  • Fading Memories?

    “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” — President John F. Kennedy

  • The Sounds of Silence

    “Fools”, said I, “You do not know Silence like a cancer grows Hear my words that I might teach you take my arms that I might reach you” But my words, like silent raindrops fell and echoed in the wells of silence” As I began to write this article the lyrics from the great Simon […]

  • Going the Extra Yard

    Using chemical weapons is probably the worst war crime a government can commit against its peoples.  Those governments that commit this heinous crime need to be removed from power as quickly as possible and punished as an example to others.  The pictures and reports out of Syria seem to indicate chemical weapons were used against […]

  • Eydie Gorme

    Eydie Gorme, singer and actress, died yesterday in Las Vegas, of an undisclosed illness.  Though she had a brilliant solo career, with Grammy nominated hits like “Blame it on the Bossa Nova” she is perhaps best known for being half of the singing duo of “Steve(Lawrence) and Eydie.” Her long time husband, Steve Lawrence, said […]

 

 

One Response to Ira Schwartz

  1. Elaine Guardiani on April 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Hey Ira: Enjoyeed the article. Thank you

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