Category Archives: IN THE TRENCHES

[IN THE TRENCHES] Upcycle

If you write for long enough, you’re going to end up with projects in your library that you’ve pitched to everyone you can, but still haven’t gotten a concrete bite. You still believe in them, you still love the stories, … Continue reading

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[ETCETERA] Checking In

So, here we are, a couple of months into a new year and the question is: How’s it going so far? Classically, creatives dream up ambitious plans and resolutions as one year turns to the next. But just as classically, … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Invisible Credits

As writers, we don’t need some list of titles beneath our names on IMDb for validation. We do the work for the satisfaction of creation, of sharing ideas with the world, of opening hearts and minds. Just kidding, we definitely … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Keep Going

I was working on an interview for the CanvasRebel website this week, and the question of resilience came up. Resilience is a key personality trait if you want to be a working screenwriter. A writer at all, actually. If you … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Chauffeur to the Stars

When you first start out in the entertainment industry, you quickly discover that the most prevalent entry-level opportunities are as an Assistant or Production Assistant (aka P.A.). If you’re a P.A. on lower-budgeted projects, like I was, you’re more than … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Write What you Have

There’s the old adage that you should “write what you know.” While there’s plenty to be said for that, there are also plenty of instances when you should write what you have. When it comes to production – especially your … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Writer/Director Timothy Scott Bogart

I’ve known Tim Bogart for a long time. We met as Freshmen at NYU‘s Tisch School of the Arts. Possibly the first day, but definitely the first week. We were part of a group of like-minded friends and when we … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Graphic Novel Adaptation

2022 wrapped up with the release of the final article in my series for Pipeline Artists, Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel. As I mentioned when I first got the green light, I’d been looking forward to writing about … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] Pipeline Artists Part 3

My latest article for Pipeline Artists posted last week. Called Adapting a Screenplay Into a Graphic Novel: Directing on the Page, it covers the process of finding and working with artists, as well as the multiple stages of production, including … Continue reading

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[IN THE TRENCHES] The Ringo Awards and Pipeline Artists

It was a big few weeks for Blowback. Our campaign to rally support for The 2022 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards was a success, as we were nominated for Best Original Graphic Novel! To give that a little perspective, … Continue reading

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