In Memoriam: Joel Rickenbach

We lost an incredible friend and talent in Joel Rickenbach on November 4, 2015. He was 38 years too young; a talent gone before he had the chance to do so much more. Honor him by watching or listening to just a sampling of some of his artistic output. Joel should be known and loved by everyone. You've Got Geek on...

ScriptFest 2015

I'm thrilled to be moderating two panels at the ScriptFest Writers Weekend from May 29 - 31st in Burbank, CA. On Saturday the 30th. I'll be leading the conversations at the: SHOWRUNNER PANEL: Saturday, May 30th from 11am – 12:30pm Hart Hanson (Bones) Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil, Spartacus) Bob Kushell (Anger Management, Muppets) Dave Caplan (Anger Management) and BREAKING IN PANEL: Saturday, May...

Homegrown Holidays 2014 (Updated)

I'm really honored to know a tremendous amount of creative friends who are making their art and sharing their talents with the world. Of course promotion is tough out there today, so a lot of them aren't exactly on the radar, or you might have forgotten about what they do. In honor of the holiday shopping season beginning this week...

‘Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show’ Is OUT!

It was quite the journey, and a fun story which I'll share at a later date about how I got connected with director Des Doyle and his crew of 'can-do' producers from around the globe, but the outcome is a book baby I am very proud of - Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (please ignore the old...

‘The Art of Rio’ Out Now!

I'm very proud of my latest book collaboration with Titan Books and Blue Sky Studios: The Art of Rio: Featuring a Carnival of Art From Rio and Rio 2 The book celebrates the art from both Rio films (the upcoming sequel is out in theaters on April 11, 2014) with incredible landscapes, character progressions and background stories on the real world...

‘Showrunners: How to Run a Hit TV Show’

My latest book project has been announced! It's the official companion book to Des Doyle's Showrunner's documentary due in theaters later this year.  The book will feature interviews and outtakes from the film which features exclusive interviews from Joss Whedon, Ron Moore, J.J. Abrams, Terence Winter, Shawn Ryan, Damon Lindelof, Jane Espenson and many more. The book will be...

‘September’s Notebook’: An Amazon 2013 Best Book of the Year

It's been one heck of an exciting year for our book baby, FRINGE: SEPTEMBER'S NOTEBOOK. We can't thank the fans and critics enough for their excitement and support for it. Paul Terry, Noreen O'Toole and I have loved every fan interaction, tweet, and Facebook message we got in reference to it all year long. We also got another end of...

Sci Fi Magazine: ‘Catching Fire’ Cover Story for Dec Issue

For all my fellow The Hunger Games fans, I got to write the cover feature for the December issue of SCI FI Magazine which is out on stands the week of October 14th. Katniss is looking more than a little concerned on the cover, but new director Francis Lawrence is quite calm even though he inherited the huge gig...

Fringe: September’s Notebook LE Statement

To all of the devoted Fringe fans that purchased the Fringe: September's Notebook Limited Edition, it's come to our attention via social media addressed to us in the last 24 hours that there is an issue regarding the signatures included that were promised by Insight Editions. As authors of the book, our official inclusion in the project ended when we...

The Art of epic

Today is the release of Blue Sky Studio's epic, a really gorgeous computer animated tale of which I am very proud to have written the art and conceptual evolution book available in stores now.                 We've earned some very nice reviews, so once you see the movie this weekend (which is a lot of fun and I actually recommend the 3D...