Lucy Turns 18!

On July 18th, our cat Lucy turns 18 years old. As the namesake of my company, this is a big deal, because without her constant inspiration, and her diva behavior, my son and I would have that much less joy in our lives. She’s still going strong and inspiring us both to keep on keeping on, even when things get tough!

As I take on more projects, including optioning completed screenplays, it is hard to keep my energy level up all the time to best serve the writers and colleagues I am working with. But Lucy, despite her age, keeps going like the Energizer Bunny, and so can I. I love what I do, and do what I love, and that’s what life is about, right?

Many of my projects are advancing along at various studios and production companies, which is SO EXCITING, but involves a lot of nervous waiting and often let-downs. Still, with each new day I am meeting new contacts and opening doors to new opportunities to tell great stories of my own, and get those of others told as well.

Thanks, Lucy, for another great year!

New Production Relationships!

I have a variety of new projects I’ve acquired, and a couple of original creations, over the last month or two. Pitching has been crazy, mainly in May and expected through the rest of June, as television networks and programmers look for new product. It’s been super hectic and crazy, but the goal is to have a wide choice of genres and formats for production companies, networks and studios to choose from. I am thrilled to be forming co-production ventures, too, with writers I feel strongly about and resonate with, most notably Gareth Worthington, a Swiss writer I optioned a project from called CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH SUN. We hit it off so well we formed AGRESTIC PRODUCTIONS, which will actively create and option science fiction product that is grounded and based on fact or theory. Gareth and I brought on another writer, Stu Jones, to complete the AGRESTIC team. Gareth and Stu are working on an amazing new book series called EIDOLON. I am so excited to be a part of that!

 

I also work with writer/artist Michael David Ward and we have formed NEOMYTH to create our own works based upon original ideas and existing concepts of Michael’s. He is one of the best artists I’ve ever encountered!

 

I love to link up with great writers and up-and-coming producers to see what we can do together!

 

Many of my projects will be shopped via Bright Frontier Films and Vesuvian Media Group. I am on their boards as a writer-producer! I also foresee some new relationships coming soon as I’m always meeting new people, networking and being referred to other filmmakers.

 

Stay tuned for more!

 

MMA PROJECT OPTIONED!

I just optioned the GLOVES OFF book series by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author LP Dover. The fun thing is, I optioned it with a new producing partner, Gareth Worthington, who is an MMA fighter and writer of ANOTHER book I optioned, CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH SUN! LP’s books combine hot romance and super fighting action and Gareth and I plan to develop to pitch as a television series to appeal to the domestic and foreign markets. More to come…

MMA Project Optioned!

I just optioned the GLOVES OFF book series by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author LP Dover. The fun thing is, I optioned it with a new producing partner, Gareth Worthington, who is an MMA fighter and writer of ANOTHER book I optioned, CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH SUN! LP’s books combine hot romance and super fighting action and Gareth and I plan to develop to pitch as a television series to appeal to the domestic and foreign markets. More to come…

110th Anniversary of the 1906 Great San Francisco Quake and Firestorm

With all the recent quake activity, it’s interesting that today is the 110th Anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Firestorm of 1906. Around 5 am on that fateful day, an entire region shook with incredible force, killing hundreds, displacing hundreds of thousands…Out of the ashes, a new city was born, even amidst corruption and scandal. I am so excited to have optioned author Denise A. Agnew’s historical romance, LOVE FROM THE ASHES, for this very reason. It was and remains the biggest natural disaster in California history, but also a time of rebirth…