Category Archives: Biographical

[IN THE TRENCHES] Odd Jobs

When you’re starting out in the entertainment industry (or perhaps navigating a dry spell), you may just find yourself doing a few odd jobs here and there. Something to bridge the gaps and pay the bills. Nothing illegal, of course. … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] Overwhelm

Overwhelm. It’s a far too familiar feeling. True, you can be overwhelmed with joy. That’s a good thing. But just plain overwhelm? That’s a drag. Life can be a lot for most of us. There’s the day job. Trips to … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Shameless Self-Promotion

As a writer, self promotion didn’t used to be important. Most writers are more of the self-doubting introvert types as it is. Who would we promote ourselves to? The dog? Well, things have changed. A lot. Thanks in a large … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Desert Island Discs

Back when I was in college, last century or so ago, Tower Records, well… they still existed to start with. And while existing, they also put out a free monthly music magazine called Pulse! In addition to the interesting words … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Noted

If you hope to work professionally as a screenwriter, you’re going to become very familiar with notes. I was very familiar very early on and I was not a fan. As we went through the notes process for the first … Continue reading

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[SPOTLIGHT] Blowback, a Debut Graphic Novel

On the otherwise uneventful January 6th, Rhonda Smiley and I released our first graphic novel, Blowback. While this isn’t technically my first published comic, it is the first one available worldwide. And the first one that’s professional grade. It’s a … Continue reading

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[THE MAKING OF] The Premiere of Premiere Magazine

Today, there are a million and one, maybe a million and two, ways to learn about the entertainment industry. From websites to blogs, to podcasts and social media, a day doesn’t go by without an announcement or spoiler, or peek … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Thanks for “Nothing”

Pursuing a career as a working screenwriter is challenging at best. And maintaining an existing one is no walk in the park either. More like a walk through broken glass (while also eating it). There can be days – years … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] That First Gig

I think the primary question for most impending college graduates is: What now? That was in the forefront of my mind as a senior in the film and television department at NYU. I had a couple of thoughts. There was … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] The Dog Days of Spring

I didn’t write a post last month and was on the verge of missing my June deadline too. It’s so easy to get buried by life sometimes. For me it was a flurry of little things. Not all of them … Continue reading

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