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:

  • 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 […]

  • Karen Black Dies at 74

    Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Karen Black passed away yesterday after a long battle with Ampullary Stomach cancer. Her husband Steven Eckleberry released a statement yesterday on his Facebook page… “It is with great sadness that I have to report that my wife and best friend, Karen Black, has just passed away, only a […]

  • The Sky is Falling

    After reading the last article, “Separation of Powers” it appears we are all suddenly interested in the workings of the “Checks and Balances” system established by our founders.  This system was established to prevent the majority, regardless of party, from ruling without input from the minority. The US puts it this way: “The United […]

  • Patriot or Traitor

      So Russia has finally decided to give temporary asylum, one year, to traitor Edward Snowden in exchange for him no longer leaking any more information.  Snowden agreed and is now free to leave the transit zone at Moscow airport.  It’s a sweet setup for the Russians; they will now have Snowden and the secrets […]

  • Are Politicians “Smarter Than a Fifth Grader”?

    I have written for A Hollywood Republican for over 3 years now and have posted well over 100 articles covering the world of politics.  In that time I have come across some deeply moving moments, some totally hilarious moments and unfortunately some deeply sad moments.  But one thing I have noticed in all that time […]

  • Justice

    It was a case that never should have gone to trial.  The evidence obtain was so conflicting even a rookie attorney could have gotten George Zimmerman acquitted.  This whole case reeked of reasonable doubt.  Yet pressure from outsiders like professional agitators Al Sharpton and Reggie Jackson who ambulance chase high profile cases for a living […]

  • A Declaration for Independence

    "Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think." - Independence Day

  • The Face of Freedom

    The people of Egypt have discovered Freedom is not something that can be given…it must be fought for: To keep freedom one must be vigilant.

  • Fair Weather Patriots

    Edward Snowden has been at the top of all news feeds since his crimes against the United States became known some 3 weeks ago.  It has been at the center of a firestorm that has swirled across the world.  It is clear that several vital anti terrorist programs have been compromised by Snowden’s actions and […]



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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