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New Classes Coming Up To Help Writers, Directors, Actors & Producers

Wow, busy times starting off the New Year! I just finished the new draft of my pilot SAVAGE DONUT PARADISE (more on that soon) and am actively pitching the RAY BRADBURY’S LOST MARS miniseries, plus my book agents are aggressively submitting the memoir about my Mom to New York publishe
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It’s 2010 – Where’s My Flying Car?!

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a great holiday season, with lots of great memories made and good times with loved ones in not-too-freezing weather (it’s generally been nice and warm here in L.A.). Hard to believe it’s 2010, but it really is very cool – the year feels so futuristi
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A Ray Bradbury Christmas

I saw my dear friend Ray Bradbury on Monday, and it was a wonderful time, as ever. We sat together in his sitting room crammed full of mementos from his career, glorious original Joe Mugnaini artwork from his books framed on the walls, the Emmy he won for HALLOWEEN TREE and his smoky-
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J.J. Abrams and Walt Whitman – Lessons in boldness, kindness and tenacity

Hi, guys, Every year as the calendar winds down, I try to take stock of what I’ve been up to over the past year, what’s worked and what hasn’t, and lay out my creative plans for the coming year. Toward that end, I had lunch last week with my good friend Suzanne Lyons, who’s a successf
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Pulp Fiction and Body Count

The heading may be misleading… Yesterday I was interviewed on camera for PULP FICTION – THE GOLDEN AGE OF STORYTELLING, a documentary about the great pulp magazines published from the 1920s through 1950s. Ray Bradbury and other legendary figures have been interviewed for the documenta
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Just watched the marvelous Harlan Ellison documentary

Hi, guys, Last night I watched DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH, the wonderful documentary on writer and force of nature Harlan Ellison. It’s a fascinating piece that explores the many facets of this quixotic and complex man, who has been a major inspiration in my life. I first became aware of
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My Star Trek Collection Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

Today was quite a fun day, and a stroll down memory lane for me. As other entries in this site testify, my relationship with STAR TREK has been long and profound.  As a kid, I visited the STAR TREK set for the filming of the last original series episode, “Turnabout Intruder,” then in
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E-mail is fun

One of the cool things about having written for so many things that have cult followings – from STAR TREK – THE NEXT GENERATION to SLIDERS to TWILIGHT ZONE to BABYLON 5 to FRIDAY THE 13TH – THE SERIES to SMURFS, HE-MAN, REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, CAPTAIN POWER, you name it – is that on any gi
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Best Album Cover Ever

I saw this on the wall at Amoeba Records in Hollywood with a number of other vintage LP covers and throught it was just great.  I don’t know anything about this group, but you certainly can’t beat this image of The Five Horsemen, the title LIVING IN HARLEM and their hit nu
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Twilight Zone Night at American Cinematheque

Last night at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood (formerly Grauman’s Egyptian, where my grandmother went to the theater’s opening of the silent TEN COMMANDMENTS in the Twenties), I hosted a 50th Anniversay tribute to THE TWILIGHT ZONE. It was a phenomenal evening, sold-out with an
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