Pro Tip: Adding Zing to Lifeless Interview Subjects


Some pro tips I’ve held close to my vest over the years. One of them is this trick I use to add energy to lifeless interviews. We all know that they happen. You get someone in the chair who’s maybe not all that jazzed to be there or just plain tired. There’s only so muchContinue reading “Pro Tip: Adding Zing to Lifeless Interview Subjects”

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REMEMBER, WE’RE NOT HERE update


The little documentary project I couldn’t get out of my head has already conducted half a dozen interviews this month and continues to move forward after a multi-year lull in production, and I couldn’t be happier. REMEMBER, WE’RE NOT HERE is a tongue-in-cheek exploration of how reality professionals feel about their place in the entertainmentContinue reading “REMEMBER, WE’RE NOT HERE update”

Pro Tip: What’s Your Take?


If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that the notes process is generally one of my least favorite things about working in television. Why? a) Because some execs enjoy creatively thumbprinting the clay rather than just correcting / clarifying / asking for alterations that satisfy network quality standards, marketing, andContinue reading “Pro Tip: What’s Your Take?”

Re: Consulting / Lecturing / http://eiace.org/


I’m proud to be an incoming member of the recently formed Entertainment Industry Association of Consultants and Educators. From the eiACE website: “We are a non-profit organization supporting professionals of the highest caliber in fields relating to story development, analysis and education. This alliance was formed by a group of professional colleagues who share aContinue reading “Re: Consulting / Lecturing / http://eiace.org/”

FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: PARADISE CALLS (10/31 PREMIERE, YOUTUBE RED)


Here’s the trailer for FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: PARADISE CALLS, which I had the pleasure of leading the writing and post teams on over the last 26 weeks or so.  It’s making its debut on YouTube on 10/31.  Scary, silly fun, and one of the best examples I can give of how reality producersContinue reading “FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: PARADISE CALLS (10/31 PREMIERE, YOUTUBE RED)”

2017 New Year’s Resolution Suggestions for Reality Television Viewers and Producers


Well, here we are, not so deep into 2017.  I’m wrapping up on season three of Vh1’s K Michelle:My Life and looking forward to some new shows and non-TV opportunities the year is already hinting at… including another book. If you know me, you know what a fan of lists I am.  I keep aContinue reading “2017 New Year’s Resolution Suggestions for Reality Television Viewers and Producers”