Archive for October, 2010

WINNER ~ Horror Genre ~ Scriptsation 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 by runningfornow

I just got word that The Sleeping Deep won the Horror genre category in the 2010 Scriptsation Screenwriting Competition, which brings the total number of awards to six. Congrats to all the other Scriptsation winners. Details at:

Halloween just got even better! Hope yours is off to a good start as well. :)

If you haven’t yet seen any of the promotional materials, click over to and treat yourself to some good ol’ fashioned scary good fun!


The only thing certain is… there’s nothing certain.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2010 by runningfornow

I just signed and sent off a 2-year producer’s agreement/release along with the latest draft of the script to a seriously “big” (seriously) lit manager who has spent many years producing, packaging and financing films, many of them bonafide recognizable blockbusters with A-list talent in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. Always a good sign, right?

This, however, does not mean a “done deal” is etched in stone for The Sleeping Deep. If it were only that easy! After reviewing the script (which is bound to blow them away;) they will either get back to me with development notes(!), thus making the process official OR they could easily reply with a “PASS” which pretty much terminates the agreement. Yes, another waiting game, another crapshoot… and I have no clue how to play the craps table.

For the moment I am pleased to have made it this far. I got through the front yard gate, onto the porch, the door creaked open and eye contact was made. Will a meaningful conversation follow? Will the door swing shut, bonking me on the nose, sending me on my way? Your guess is as good as mine. :)

I am hopeful yet grounded in reality. Chances are slim, but a guy can dream, right? No matter the outcome I’ll be sure to post results.

As always, stay tuned…