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THE WRITER’S ROOM: The Center Of Crazy

First in a behind-the-scenes series on writing for TV.

There’s something insane at the heart of every TV show.  I’ve worked on a lot of them.  Some were commercial hits (MY WIFE AND KIDS), some were critical hits (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), some were admired but died an early death (413 HOPE STREET) and some were not admired and survived longer than anyone thought possible (‘TIL DEATH).

I recently was talking with a fellow writer in the TV salt mines, bitching about how impossibly difficult a show was (which is something all TV writers are great at, by the way — bitching) and I realized that I’ve never worked on a show that didn’t have something loony about it.  I call it the center of crazy.

THE NEW SITE

Been working on this new site for a while.  While NIGHTMARE ACADEMY is a big part of my life, the first trilogy is finished and lately I’ve been focusing on my movie and TV work.  There’s a lot of exciting news on that front — and I’ll be sharing it soon — but I wanted this destination to reflect more of what I was actually up to now, so here it is.  Hope you like.  If you’re here for NIGHTMARE ACADEMY, you can still get to the site dedicated to that series from the link on the right.  We’ve also included a non-flash version for those folks (like me) who are in love with their iPads/iPhones.

Over time, I plan to add behind-the-scenes sections on the making of various TV shows and movies I’ve worked on.  Several are done:  ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, FRIDAY THE 13th PART 9: JASON GOES TO HELL and MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK.  I’ll be posting those soon, starting in the next few days — so check back!  Others are in the works and I’m going to try to get them up sooner rather than later.  I’m also going to be putting up some blogs on tips and tricks of the trade for screen and television writing.  In the next few weeks, be on the lookout for THE CENTER OF CRAZY and THE WRITER’S ROOM.