Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hats TOFF to Magicland!

Hey kids! If you ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite theme park, well -- I can't help you.  But I can tell you what goes on behind the scenes of Magicland, East Toledo's ninth-favorite theme park, because I'm filming a webseries about it.  And you can vote for the pilot episode in The Online Film Festival right now.  It takes two seconds -- less time that it takes to pluck a plastic duck out of the duck pond.

This week I'm working on a documentary about carousels, so I'm going to share one of my favorite Magicland episodes: Merry-go-Wrong. If you like what you see, drop  by Magicland's website for more episodes!   

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Magicland in the Boston Comedy Festival!

As many of you know, I've been working on a comedy webseries Magicland, which is set behind-the-scenes of a family-owned theme park.  We just found out that our sizzle reel will be screening at the Boston Comedy Festival this weekend!  Sunday at 2 p.m at Davis Square Theater. 
It  will also be screening at the SCATV Rough Cuts Media Screening on November 19!
If you like what you see at the Magicland website, give us a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter.  


Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Online Screenwriting Class Starting on 9/30!

Hey writers!

If you're stuck, blocked or just need a kick in the butt to get that script written, I have a new online workshop that will help you do just that!  Check out my Kick Your Butt Into Gear Screenwriting Workshop, starting right over my screenwriting website The Script Scribe on September 30!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Science, Scripts, and Snickers.

Hi folks!

I am overdue for a proper update, so I thought I'd give a quick update of what's going on in my world.
For the last few months, I have been doing some course development for middle school students for the Next Generation Science Standards, which is incredibly fun and rewarding work.  Fellow science writers, have you seen the National Science Teachers Association's site about the NGSS yet?  A great resource to get you up to speed quickly on what they are, why they were made, and how to address them in your curriculum writing.

I got some great news on two of my comedy TV pilots this week. Magicland, a comedy pilot I wrote with Charlie Hatton is a semi-finalist in the Industry Insider's TV Pilot competition. And this evening I just learned that my comedy pilot Thicker Than Water is a top 50 quater-finalist in the Tracking Board's LaunchPad Pilot competition. I'll keep you posted on their progress.

Kyle and I have released the next book in the Woe series, Mug of Woe 2! Mosey on over to Amazon to laugh at these writers' embarrassing tales. Kindle edition will be up soon.

Also, a few weeks ago, Charlie and I had one of our ten-minute comedy  plays performed in the Fractured Fairytales Festival at  Theatre@First in Somerville, MA. We fractured Hansel and Gretel and tossed them in the Boston Commons with a wicked awesome witch. This is what happened.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Breaking our Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

For those of you in the Boston area, my writing partner Charlie and I have a play in Theatre First's Fractured Fairytale festival! I saw the show last week, and it was a fun, creative, and hilarious collection of plays (nine short plays total!).  Come on down this weekend if you're around. Wear your best tiara. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fracturing Fairytales

My writing partner Charlie Hatton and I just received word that our Hansel and Gretel play will be one of 9 plays in the Fractured Fairytales One-act festival at Theater First in Somerville. The festival runs from July 31 - August 8. They chose only 9 plays out of over 300 submissions, so we're honored to be chosen!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Gluttony and Sloth and Wrath, oh my!

Some exciting news this week -- my comedy-partner-in-crime Charlie and I had one of our one-act plays accepted into the Seven Deadly Sins play festival in Boston!  Dates on performances coming soon! 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hello, from Paleyfest!

Hello, Folks! 

I'm here in sunny Los Angeles for Paleyfest, the big television festival.  If you are a screenwriter, head on over to my screenwriting blog, The Script Scribe, where I'll be reporting writing tips I learn at the festival.

Be well and happy writing! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Beef Fresh Food Sensors are now available!


Happy New Year everyone! 

Last year, I had the opportunity to do some copywriting for Safe Food Scientific, a company that invented affordable home test strips that show whether your meat is safe to eat. This "lab in a tab" can be placed in a container with your fresh or frozen meat, and if the bacteria content is too high, the tab turns blue and the meat should be thrown away. 

I'm happy to announce that the beef sensors are now available for sale! The sensors are calibrated for the specific meat protein, so pork and chicken sensors are on the way!