Thursday, March 27, 2014

Raw Footage on The Black List

I recently posted my script Raw Footage on The Black List.

The Black List is where filmmakers find great material to make films and great material finds filmmakers to make them.

It began as a survey. In 2005, Franklin Leonard surveyed almost 100 film industry development executives about their favorite scripts from that year that had not been made as feature films. That first list - many of which have been made since - can be viewed here. Since then the voter pool has grown to about 500 film executives, 60% of whom typically respond.

Over 225 Black List screenplays have been made as feature films. Those films have earned over $19BN in worldwide box office, have been nominated for 171 Academy Awards, and have won 35, including Best Pictures SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE KING'S SPEECH, and ARGO, and seven of the last twelve screenwriting Oscars. A complete list of Black List films is here.

In September 2012, we launched a membership site for industry professionals that functions as a real time Black List and screenplay recommendation engine. You can learn more here and sign up for membership here.

In October 2012, we extended our mission further by allowing screenwriters from the world to, for a small fee, upload their scripts to our database, have them evaluated by professional script readers, and subject to that evaluation and our recommendation algorithm, sent to our - at present - over 1000 film industry professionals. You can begin the process of being discovered here.

If you're on The Black List please give my script a look, if you're on twitter tweet about it to @TheBlcklst.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

My "Up All Night" Spec Script

In 2013 I submitted to the television writing fellowships (CBS, Disney/ ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon, and Warner Brothers) and wasn't accepted in to any of them AND "Up All Night" was cancelled so this spec no longer has much value, BUT I still love this script so in hopes that I can share it with fellow "Up All Night" fans, get critiques from fellow writers, and hey, maybe someone will like my writing and want to see more, I'm making it available to read.

I'm starting a new tab called Writing Samples and right now this is the only sample I'm putting up, but maybe I'll put some more up in the future.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"The Car Chasers" Season 2 wrapped on the 3rd of December for me.  The future was unsure job-wise, but I had saved some money in case I would not be able to find a job until after the holidays.  That night, it was a Tuesday, I received an email from a fellow former Car Chaser with a job lead.  She  had sent my resume to an executive producer, she might be contacting me.  I made the mistake of checking my phone in the middle of the night that night and I had an email from the EP telling me to contact her about the job, so I was nervous and excited and didn't sleep great.

The next day I phone interviewed and the EP asked me to come in for an in-person interview as she was going out of town the next day for a shoot.  I shaved my "relaxing into unemployment beard" and went to the interview.  I got the job offer in the room and accepted.

It was a perfect situation: same rate as my last show, shorter commute, two weeks of work before the two week holiday break then at least a couple of months of work in the New Year.

So I'm now the Story Associate Producer on 51 Mind's Heroes of Cosplay for SyFy.

Heroes of Cosplay is a tantalizing docu-series that lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay and the passionate fans - from legends to newbies - who put their imagination and skills to the test to make a name for themselves in this colorful and competitive world.

Cosplayers and cosplay contests are a fixture and highlight at the many comic book and genre fan conventions around the world. These conventions provide an international stage for fans to showcase often spectacular handcrafted costumes and portray their favorite characters from sci-fi movies, video games, anime and more.

And now I have that money that I saved for unemployment just burning a hole in my account, maybe I'll use it to buy some L200 foam to make a Gijinka version of a legendary Pokemon...

And tonight is the wrap party of "The Car Chasers" Season 2.  You can watch episodes of "The Car Chasers" here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Car Chasers, tonight on CNBC at 10pm

My show The Car Chasers premieres tonight.  Two episodes, 10pm and 10:30pm on CNBC.  Look for my name in the credits (and send me a picture of it please, ha!  I don't have CNBC...)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Quick Update

On Monday I started a new gig as the Story Associate Producer on CNBC's "The Car Chasers."

A new season of The Car Chasers is coming this fall! Jeff Allen and Perry Barndt are gamblers… their game, classic and exotic cars. They travel the country looking to buy and sell cars. Whether it's a rare Shelby Mustang or a vintage hot rod, the key is buy low and sell high, something that doesn't always happen. Selling cars is a dangerous business… but perhaps there's no greater danger than negotiating with your own dad.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Right now you can watch 3 television shows that I've worked on.

The first of the Final Five episodes of A&E's Intervention starts tonight.  I had the privilege of working on over 100 episodes as a transcriber, logger, production assistant, and eventually story assistant.  One of my last tasks on the show was writing a webbie, that was posted on the official website last week (and I have posted in the "Reality" tab on my site).  I am proud to have worked on the show.

When my time at "Intervention" ended I logged for We's Pregnant & Dating.  This was the best job.  I logged from home and basically got paid pretty well to watch great footage.  I'm excited to see the episodes!

Currently I am the story assistant on Oxygen's I'm Having Their Baby and I have assisted the story producers and editors on every episode.  I am also in charge of all of the digital content for the season so I have compiled extra interview bits and preview scenes from the episodes, as well as writing and editing new Bonus Videos for each birth mother.  I have learned so much in the handful of months that I've been on this show.

So watch Intervention, Pregnant & Dating, and I'm Having Their Baby!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Another kind of screenwriting

I wrote a webbie for A&E's Intervention!

And this will be the first video in a new page I'm adding to my site: Reality.  I'm currently in charge of all of the web content for Oxygen's "I'm Having Their Baby" so I've been writing a lot more webbies and putting together interview pieces and things like that.