July 4, 2019: Super Secret Projects Revealed!

Finally. Over the course of the past few months, I've been making vague references to a total of SEVEN different projects I'm currently work on, all in varying stages of development.  There's that comic book adaptation and that horror novel adaptation and my (formerly) Untitled Awesome Project and that small-town horror and that BIG comic…

January 10, 2019: Back in my old stomping grounds!

A bittersweet trip back to the site of my previous series, Dark Matter, today as we start early prep on this new show.  I have, to the best of my ability, sought to reassemble the same behind-the-scenes team that made DM such a great experience.  If all goes as planned, I'll be moving back into…

November 17, 2018: The Projects, Poll, and Fried Chicken Update!

Well, this past Thursday afternoon, we pitched Untitled Awesome Project to a broadcaster.  As you may (or may not) know, I'm especially excited about this one as it's a notion that (like Dark Matter) was many years in the making.  And by "many years in the making" I mean that, like Dark Matter, I came…

November 12, 2018: Distant Dark Matter Rumblings

When Dark Matter was cancelled a little over a year ago, I was left somewhat frustrated, kind of annoyed, a more than a little pissed.  For various reasons.  I was frustrated because I wouldn't be able to complete the story I'd mapped out, annoyed by what I felt was a petty and vindictive decision, and…

Inside the U.F. Writers’ Room – Part 2!

Can you feel the magic? R.T. is adamant.  NO telekinetic chipmunks! Ivon focuses on that third act twist.  That or his fantasy football team. Everyone pretending to get along. Sam with the kugel assist. Birthday gal Courtney gets some donut love from Natalia. Alex under pressure to come up with some good ideas. And now…

Writers’ Rooms!

Writers’ Rooms!

Over the course of my almost 12 years of blogging, I've often made references to "the writers' room" as it's a crucial part of the production process.  But what, you may ask, is the purpose of "the writers' room"?  What goes on in this storied chamber? Well, simply put, "the writers' room" is a gathering…

Headed to series on another show…

Headed To Series On Another Show…

Well, it's all systems go on this series I've been circling for a while. I've been in discussion with the show's creator for a couple of months now, brainstorming his vision and beating out a rough ten-episode first season narrative arc.  This Monday, the writers' room convenes for a 4-5 story breaking session.  Would love…

The Suji Show!

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Quelle excitation!  A few days ago, Suji got the first-page feature in a Japanese dog magazine.  The Aiken No Tomo profile offered insight into her past (rescued a little over a year and a half ago), ailments (some rear leg weakness), likes (treats and walks), dislikes (vacuum cleaners and loud noises), and her Instagram page…

Projects and Priorities!

Projects And Priorities!

So let's take a look at my updated project slate: THAT NEAR-FUTURE PLANETARY EXPLORATION SERIESSeries bible and pilot script delivered to the broadcaster.  So what's next?  Well... And, yes, as much as I'd love to play Hungry Hungry Hippos instead, sadly, we don't have the choice.  Here's hoping I'm back in action with David, Erin,…

Dark Matter Goodies! Check ’em out!

Dark Matter Goodies!  Check ’em Out!

Looking ahead... Long-term goal: Read 365 books on the year. Short-term goal: See that giant shark movie. These various projects I have on the go may throw a wrench into those plans.  But who knows?  Just gotta stay focused! Oh, hey!  Look at what I came across this morning.  Behind the scenes photos from Dark…

Share Your Rejections!

Every once in a while, one of these trending hashtags will catch my eye and I'll think: "Oh, yeah.  I can add to this conversation."  Like, say, yesterday's #ShareYourRejections hashtag.   I mean, are you kidding?  The life of a writer is filled with rejection.  When I first started off, I remember being fortified by…

The Calm Before the Storm!

September 11, 2017: Top 10 Most Devastating Cancellations!

Yep.  That's what it feels like to me.  There was something in the air this weekend - the sense of burgeoning buzz, a storm cloud of activity looming on the horizon.  What lies ahead?  Well, I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you...with kindness and ask you not to tell anyone because…

We’re getting a new in-canon series! Not a reboot!

We’re Getting A New In-canon Series!  Not A Reboot!

Yes, it's true!  Patrick Stewart made the announcement last night: Yes, you read right.  An all-new in-canon Star Trek series that looks forward by rewarding the existing fanbase while also welcoming new fans to the fold. A brilliant decision by CBS.  Why you would almost think they've been reading this blog! This is fantastic news…

New Look Blog! 2 Guys Don’t Win the Lottery!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, recent upgrades to WordPress have made managing my existing background theme more challenging.  I'm no longer able to control the size of the photos I post, and the classic easy-to-navigate features have been "improved" to a more, uh,  counter-intuitive alternative.  As a result, after many years, I…