Zombies on TV and I Love AMC

I don’t know about you, but I can not wait for the zombie apocalypse. First thing I’m going to do is grab my surviving group of friends. Next, I will take over the closest Walmart. Just think about it. Walmart has everything you need to survive. Slowly eat your way through the food– fresh to canned. You have ammo and guns, clothes and toiletries… practically anything you would need to survive. Plus you can get on the roof for some fun afternoon zombie sniping, then at night head over to the electronics section and watch a movie or play some video games. With all the video games, board games, and lego boxes, who could get bored?

As you can see, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about zombies. So it should come as no surprise that I am super excited about AMC’s new up and coming show The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead, based on the comic book by the same name, is about Police officer Rick Grimes and his attempt at leading a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. When I first heard someone was finally doing a zombie TV show I was skeptical. I knew someone was going to fuck it up. Then I heard the show is on AMC. I immediately got super excited. AMC, so far, has been pretty amazing at acquiring TV shows worth watching. Breaking Bad is amazing, Mad Men is irritatingly addicting, and even their new show Rubicon has me watching every week. Zombies check AMC check Frank Darabont, wa wa wa wa WHAT! You mean the writer/director of amazing films such as The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile is behind The Walking Dead!? Well, now I’m just ecstatic.

The show, which airs October 31st, was shot in Atlanta. This is also exciting because Atlanta is close to where I reside and a place I plan on trying to find a job after I graduate. So, be sure to watch it when it airs so that it receives a 2nd season, and let’s pray it stays shooting in the ATL.

Check it out HERE.

In Jerusalem!

Hey Guys,

I’m currently in Jerusalem. This place is crazy… and awesome. I’ve been in Israel for six weeks on a dig. Yes, an Archaeological excavation. It was amazing. I leave on Tuesday. I’ll write more later.

Note: If you want to increase your writing potential… TRAVEL. Experience. Indulge.

Note 2: Petra is awesome. Indiana Jones…..last……crusade.

Note 3: Depressing article in the LA Times.

So… I didn’t write anything before I left. I will write when I get back. Sometime.

Great Article on Moving to LA

Hey guys,

I’ve been doing a lot of everything and a lot of nothing. Preparing for my six weeks in Israel, playing Starcraft 2 beta, working, reading, and writing papers.

I promise to write an excellent little post before I leave.

In the mean time, I would like to share a great article I just read about moving to L.A. Something I plan on doing within the next couple years.


Read it.

Void Rays and Writing Partners.

Work on my feature has stalled out for the moment. I just recently found a writing partner, and rather than continue working on a feature by myself, I am now working on a new untitled thriller with my new untitled writing partner.

Working with a writing partner is SO MUCH EASIER than working by yourself. Just being able to collaborate and shoot ideas off each other helps the creative process explode.  In a good way. We’ve only had two meetings so far, and we’ve already beat out most of the script.  We should be able to start writing here soon. I’m pretty excited about this script. I think it’s going to be a fun one.

In other news, I just got my Starcraft 2 Beta key! So basically Starcraft 2 and this new script are all I’ve been doing recently. If I don’t start work on this doc in the next couple of days, I permit you to slit my throat.

Charlie Kelly is Awesome. You are an Idiot.

Who the fuck thinks the guy from Burn Notice is a better TV character than Charlie Kelly?   You people are all fucking retarded.  Charlie Kelly is one of the best, if not THE BEST TV character in the history of anything.

Look at this shit. http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/show-patrol/2010/04/redeyes-best-tv-character-tournament-championship-round.html

Really?  Who the fuck watches Burn Notice? And who the fuck in their right mind thinks that show is better than It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. But then again NCIS is one of the top-rated shows on television… So fuck me.

Charlie.  I love you.  You have my full support. Magnets and Milk Steaks.   Bitches.

How did the mom from Sons of Anarchy beat Dexter Morgan?  And how did the guy from White Collar beat out Barney from How I met your mother AND Don Draper from Mad Men????

WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?  *stabs eyes with a knife*

Facebook Vpype Hollywood Pitch Contest

I know this is really short notice, but I just found out about it as well.

Pursue your dreams of pitching your screenplay to major Hollywood producers right now — for FREE! Head over to the Hollywood Vpype Pitch Contest website for more information. Act fast the deadline is April 15, 2010! Here’s the facebook link.

Prizes include Final Draft Version 8 Screenwriting Software and Save The Cat Screenwriting Structure Software. The grand prize includes a free consultation with a Save The Cat professional script consultant and the opportunity to submit one’s screenplay for consideration by our judges!