September? Already?

Holy Earth, Wind and Fire… it’s already September?  I can’t believe I haven’t posted since July.  How’s everything with you? On August 17, YouTube Red launched FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: EXPERIMENT 88, an original series I served on as Supervising Producer earlier in the year. Just last week, I started work on a new showContinue reading “September? Already?”


Just posted my interview with fellow reality producer Jon Collins today and wanted to make special mention of the podcast in that it deals with a situation Jon and I have found to be a sticky one over the years: the nagging presumption that reality television viewers are somehow dumber than people who watch regularContinue reading “Dumbth”

REMEMBER, WE’RE NOT HERE podcast preview episode launches today at 12N PST

It’s my pleasure to announce the very first REMEMBER, WE’RE NOT HERE podcast launching today at 12 noon PST.  My inaugural guest is the funny and charming Joey Ortega, Manager of Development at Howie Mandel’s Alevy Productions, the folks behind content like MOBBED and DEAL WITH IT, currently airing on TBS Wednesdays at 10:30/9:30C.  Joey’sContinue reading “REMEMBER, WE’RE NOT HERE podcast preview episode launches today at 12N PST”

Pep Talks with Eddie Pepitone #15: Troy DeVolld

A one-hour podcast with my pal, comedian Eddie Pepitone (late of Conan, Arsenio and the Steven Feinartz documentary THE BITTER BUDDHA) and his wife, Karen Simmons, one of my frequently recurring reality television coworkers. Topics include reality television, pop surrealists, Allee Willis, Jennifer Pozner, tea at Harrods with my mother, and more.  

The Caucus Foundation Auction is On!

A few times a year, The Caucus Foundation holds an auction through CharityBuzz to help fund their efforts on behalf of student filmmakers seeking completion funds for their portfolio (thesis) films while also providing mentoring and in-kind services.   Once again, I’m offered up for a lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel (and, independently, a phoneContinue reading “The Caucus Foundation Auction is On!”

TODAY show, 6/16/12

It was a pleasure to be asked back to TODAY’s studio in NYC to discuss the recent “revelation” that an episode of House Hunters contained some staged elements and to comment on Mike Fleiss’s recent statement about 70 to 80 percent of reality television being B.S. (excluding, of course, his own franchises). If you missedContinue reading “TODAY show, 6/16/12”

Upcoming Event: TV Writers Summit in London / Also: Consulting & Personal Appearance Announcement

Just wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming London TV Writers Summit in June. Information here:  Come see me and some other great folks! London – June 23-24, 2012 What TV Writers’ Summit  Starring Ellen Sandler, Troy DeVolld, Chad Gervich & Jen Grisanti When June 23-24, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) Times 8:30am to 6:30pmContinue reading “Upcoming Event: TV Writers Summit in London / Also: Consulting & Personal Appearance Announcement”

Contest Update: Yikes.

Well, the contest is still on through the end of March, so pass it on — You can win dinner with me here in LA or $100 in titles just for sending me a picture of you with your copy (or any copy, really) of Reality TV: An Insider’s Guide to TV’s Hottest Market.Continue reading “Contest Update: Yikes.”