Category Archives: Biographical

[THE MAKING OF] Bookish

So I started writing my first novel. It won’t be part of any future school curriculum. Well, probably not, anyway.  It’s not that kind of novel. It’s a fun novel.  An adventure novel. You know, for kids. While I’m on … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] Owning Star Wars

There might be a spoiler or two in here, but seriously – if you haven’t seen The Last Jedi by now, I have to think you don’t really care.  So let’s get on with it… When I first saw Star Wars as … Continue reading

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[THREE CENTS] But Does It Hold Up?

Back in college, I started compiling a list of my favorite movies.  I was in film school, so watching, studying, and (over) analyzing movies was a considerably large part of my life. I’ve been much less active in filling out … Continue reading

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[THE MAKING OF] San Diego Comic-Con 2017

As I roamed the crowded aisles of the San Diego Comic-Con, handing out Blowback bookmarks to the distracted and confused, the electricity in the air was both alluring and intimidating. The ultimate goal is to be here in our very … Continue reading

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[THE MAKING OF] Sight & Sound Film and “Nightmare Mosaic”

Ah, film school.  I imagine it’s a lot different today than when I went through it.  For one – we shot and edited with actual film. Not quite chiseling on stone tablets, thankfully, but an entirely different experience than capturing on … Continue reading

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[THE MAKING OF] Drawing Conclusions. And Comics.

Before movie and television writing became my focus, my creative outlet of choice was drawing.  Like most kids, I guess.  It’s kind of mandatory coursework in the early schooling phases, alongside Introduction to Napping and Paste Eating 101. For me, though, it … Continue reading

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[THE NETWORK] The Stinky & Dirty Show

Fellow screenwriter, Guy Toubes, and I both went to NYU together. But as far as I know we never met there.  We had a lot of mutual friends, though, which is how we eventually connected out in Los Angeles after we … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Shut Up Already and Do Something

I was watching “Stranger Things” last week, when I heard the opening notes to New Order’s “Elegia” trickle in behind the mourning scene in “The Acrobat and the Flea” episode (I won’t elaborate any more on that, because, you know…  … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Industry Peers: Mortal Enemies?

Back in my first few days at NYU, all of us freshman Film & Television majors naturally gravitated toward other like-minded students, forming the inevitable cliques.  This was great for hanging out, making the most of a single believable fake … Continue reading

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[THE MAKING OF] Origin Story

So here it is at last.  My first blog post. Should probably be some sort of an intro. Appetizer.  An amuse-bouche, for all you Food Network addicts out there. Which reminds me.  I didn’t have breakfast yet. I’ll just be a … Continue reading

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