Wednesday, January 21, 2015


On January 16, I attended a Red Carpet screening of two amazing short films written by the talented Ralph Odierna, and produced by Redhead Said Productions, a phenomenal new production company founded by Tetia Stroud. This company actually gets things done!

 "We Have Ten Minutes" is a riveting, chilling film that leaves you breathless. Odierna, both the director and writer on this one, manages to bring grace and subtlety to a subject matter not for the faint of heart.  It stars the incomparable Kim Webster; Alyssa McCourt, Bryant Boon; Aaron Stall; Holger Moncada Jr.  It is shot beautifully by D.P. Frank Buono and edited by Damian Matorana. Camera: David Jean Schweitzer. Produced by Andreas Wigand, Tetia Stroud, Ralph Odierna of RedHead Said.

We Have Ten Minutes 20 years of silence and 20 years of pain and shame. At the exact location and time, 20 years later, two people meet again in the park. Marcia demanding the truth and Cal holding tight to the lie.

I had the honor of directing Odierna's more light-hearted film "It's My Decision" — a comedy mystery shot at Carmine's famous Italian Restaurant in West L.A., famous for being a Frank Sinatra-Dean Martin Rat Pack hangout. This was so much fun —  and the script was brilliant! I got to work with a gifted, hilarious cast: Joel Bryant, Tetia Stroud, Johnny Cosmo, Bernard Underwood, Deborah Baselice, Bob Dean, Jeanine Kirk, Sam Scott. 
It's My Decision One decision leads to another. As Sam decides to make a change and stand up for herself, her husband Eric fights against this change and his wife's new found strength.

The PARTY and screening on the Lot at Formosa Studios was amazing. Tetia Stroud of RedHead Said Productions has such grace, style and elegance — and really knows how to throw a party. I had a blast and stayed out at Craigs, Formosa Cafe and Dan Tanas until 2 AM with the cast and crew. Haven't had a night on the town like this in ages. Looking forward to many more films to collaborate on with this incredible production company that actually GETS THINGS DONE!  Thank you for letting me be part of a great filmmaking experience. 

I want to give a shout out to my amazing team: my First AD Damian Matorana and my script supervisor Sarah Garrettson. And Production Coordinator Karla Esquivel. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Of course this may not be the stalker's fault. I am just assuming things I know I shouldn't assume. But how can we combat cyberstalking when it interferes with our livelihood, or society's ability to decipher truth from falsehood on the Internet — which is now the portal for everything?

There is a dangerous staker, a convicted felon, a man who made my life a living hell — and who was indicted twice for felony theft and cyber fraud, whom I have a restraining order against. Yet this man is still committing the same crimes over and over again, terrorizing women and whomever he has an imagined grudge against. He uses a computer to do it.

The police say there is not enough money in the budget to really discover which human beings are committing cyber stalking under different aliases and IP addresses. This man, among others, including robots and clueless Wikipedia contributors— is systematically deleting information that took years to gather and vet.  This undermines our credits, reputations, professional achievements..

Why is Wikipedia deleting all the historical, referenced things we do as  public figures, as well as our business and career sites?

This stalker has deleted information on public sites such as Wikipedia, acting as if he's an "Attorney General" or a Secret Service Agent or a JAG-C Federal military criminal attorney!  He poses as an "expert" and even stole my U.S. Trademark "Military Godshots"

I have a Restraining Order that states this man is not allowed to EVER post anything about me or my business or destroy anything on my sites anywhere online or in print. Of course he is also NEVER allowed to come within 100 feet of me, my home or my family and terrorize me.

There is an arrest warrant waiting for him if he steps foot in California for contempt of Court and for stealing the identity of a true war hero and impersonating him in State Court.

But he keeps doing it. And sites like -- which I donate money to in order to promote freedom of speech and pubic access — go along with the bad guys. Facebook has done the same thing: they allowed this stalker to keep several fraudulent Facebook pages, yet took mine down simply for having my fans post warnings about him.

What can be done?

Here are Personal and Professional verifiable credits that have been deleted by Wikipedia for no good reason. What "contributors" keep deleting THE FACTS?

  • I have a son and a stepson and I was married from 2002-2010. 
  • In 1982, as part of a USO tour, Cornell went to Beirut, Lebanon to visit American troops in the Multinational Peacekeeping Force on Christmas Eve. Soon after their departure from Beirut, over 250 Marines of the 24th MAU were killed there in one of the first suicide bombings. She received the USO Distinguished Service Award presented by USO of San Diego. She went to the Middle East with Johnny Grant and Kellee Patterson.,7231609
Good Morning America Lydia Cornell Back From Beirut - Lydia Cornell USO Tour to Lebanon

Literary and journalistic career[edit]

Cornell's articles have appeared in Macon Area Online.[37]
Script Frenzy ~ Writer's Block: Freedom From Fear by Lydia Cornell (Office of Letters and Light ACTUALLY SENT ME A CHECK FOR THIS ARTICLE AND I GOT FAN MAIL for helping students get over writer's block. Just because Script Frenzy went under, does that mean you destroy THE TRUTH?)
Cornell's blog was nominated for two Koufax awards. 

Articles About Lydia Cornell 


Saturday, January 10, 2015



October was National Domestic Violence awareness month. I was in Texarkana speaking about the epidemic of domestic violence at the kickoff luncheon in Eagle Hall at Texas A&M University.

Domestic Abuse Violence Prevention SAFE PASSAGE HOME.ORG providing
extreme life makeovers for domestic abuse survivors and their children. Courtesy of Dr. Bruce Vafa, D.D.S. and Dr. Fardad Faranpour - plastic surgeon who remakes women's faces. One woman had a bullet wound in her jaw and he remade her face. 

Lydia Cornell, Trish Steele of Safe Passage Home at Renowned photographer Amy Friedman's Event "In Her Shoes"

I am starting a new blog to blow off steam and reveal all the things I could never say before. Stay tuned. Thank you.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Adam Scott, John Hamm ~ THE GREATEST EVENT IN TELEVISION HISTORY ~ Chelsea Perretti, Catherine O'Hara, Kathryn Hahn on ADULT SWIM

And our show is back on 4 times a week!

Too Close for Comfort, Doogie Howser, and Newhart! on Tribune Broadcasting again 4 times a week on the Antenna TV new schedule, plus twice on Saturday starting at 7 pm PST. The new schedule STARTS TODAY!
including Newhart and Doogie Howser, M.D.
Here is a link to the PDF schedule: