Katherine McBride is a veteran Hollywood writer, screenwriter, producer, and producer who has written several books, including her 2006 book Reentry: A Hollywood History.
I met her in New York City this week when I was invited by Keseymovie, which will release Keseydex in 2016.
I got to talk to Katherine about her novel, about her family life and how they came to love film, and how this project will help us reenter Hollywood.
I’m in New England so I have time to get back to Los Angeles and get some coffee.
This was actually written when I had an opportunity to be with Ken, I think.
I’m a really big fan of Kese, and he’s just really inspiring for everybody I’ve met who’s a writer or producer.
And I just got to spend time with him, and we were very, very comfortable for about 10 minutes talking about what he did with the film.
And then he just left me the same way.
So it was like we had a connection that we had talked about that you can’t really say anything.
That, and his attitude to the world and how he treated everybody.
I didn’t really get a chance to say anything to anybody.
So, for me, that was definitely what I wanted to do.
We were just talking about a book.
Keseyss books are really unique to me, I just have so many different experiences with books and literature that I can’t be too specific.
Katherine, how did you get interested in Ken Keseyk?
I think in terms of Kasey’s life story, was it the first time you heard about it?
Did you ever think of trying to write about it, or did it just come up?
I did hear about it when I went into New York.
I had done a number of books in the business and I had a couple of movies, so I kind of knew some of the people, and I sort of had a lot of people who knew a lot more about Ken.
I think it was one of those things that was a little bit surprising and it kind of struck me that he was really like a sort of an odd character to a lot and a lot people in his day.
But he was also a kind of a funny and quirky guy.
He was actually funny in his own way, and interesting.
And there were a lot who admired him, but there was also that very strange thing that people would say, Well, he was a very difficult person to work with, and they were really not that into him, or he wasn’t that interesting.
I never really felt that at all.
I just found him to be an amazing person and an incredible filmmaker.
I felt like there’s a very strange sort of camaraderie between us, you know?
Like there were so many people who loved him and wanted to work in the industry and were fascinated by him and the way he was.
He was very popular in Hollywood, and so the whole thing about him being a legend of the industry was very appealing to them.
He also was a great mentor.
So he was the kind of guy who could give you a great deal of advice that would help you achieve whatever it was you were trying to achieve and make it as good as you possibly could.
And, obviously, he never made a profit.
And was that the first book you read about Kaseys life?
That was the book I had been wanting to write for a while.
That’s the book that I’ve been working on for quite a while now.
I’ve always been fascinated with his life, and the film industry.
Ken was a big guy and he was very private.
He lived in a mansion in Los Angeles for a number, and when he lived there he didn’t want to talk much to anybody in the world.
But after all of his problems, when he made that movie, I was really, really interested in finding out his life story.
And you know, I actually went and spent time with Kaseya on his ranch in southern California.
That took a lot out of me because of the privacy issue but it was really interesting and very informative.
So I read his autobiography, it was an honor to talk with him on a day-to-day basis, and to meet him for dinner.
And it was kind of interesting.
It gave me a great insight into a really extraordinary guy.
Kaseyl, how does it feel to know that you wrote a book that has inspired generations of writers, producers and actors?
I’m very fortunate that I did write the book in the first place and that it’s