Everyone's A Star.Com

Auteurs everywhere are trying to break into show biz by doing it themselves--and putting it online. Now they just have to get you to watch

The two enormously fake-breasted European women in thong bikinis are invisible to Tom Winkler. He's lying on a chaise longue by the overflowing pool at the Mondrian hotel, picking at the papaya from his $12.50 fruit plate. Remembering to return a call to his actress girlfriend, he pulls out his stainless-steel cell phone. What Winkler needs is a personal assistant.

It's been a monster few months, what with all the meetings he's been taking. Winkler has talked to Brillstein-Grey, the producers of The Sopranos, about creating a television show; hung with Ron Howard in the Grinch's cave on the set of...

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