Monday, March 30, 2009

The Butcherhouse Chronicles LIVE SHOW

The latest SPF mailer features a (rather prominent) production pic of the original Butcherhouse Chronicles SPF show from July '06. The caption properly credits the featured cast (Matt Doyle, Anna Chlumsky & Todd Cerveris) and the name of the play... but somehow omits the name of the writer!

It's not just about me, though. All the production pics featured in the mailer credit the featured actors and corresponding plays but leave out the writers' names. I can only imagine this was some design overlook since the Summer Play Festival exists to promote the emerging writers.

The play version is still in a state of tinkering on my part, delayed a bit by the juggling of film projects. SPF is designed to help launch theater careers, so I'm a bit of an anomaly so far. But there are more plays I intend to get out of my system.

And yes, I do hope we get to bring BUTCHERHOUSE to the stage again so that more people can see it. It's such a different beast than the film version. I like that they have different lives.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Friday, March 20, 2009

Revenge of the Butcherhouse Chronicles

O!, the things I could and should be doing other than updating this peculiar blog on a Friday night in Manhattan. But the timing feels right for a more proper update.

Learned a new acronym today, courtesy of my manager:


Opening Directing Assignment

It seems The Script is out about The Town again, floating through the various agencies. This blog gets a small bump whenever that happens. Curious GOOGLErs, I imagine, looking to dig a bit deeper.

It's a comfort to be in New York City. Apart from the hoopla. Holed up in my own private Fortress of Solitude. (A tomb of a studio on the Upper West Side.) Whatever I need to hear, filtered through the sieve of reps.

I'm cautious about what I post here. Suffice it to say, I do hope the pieces fall into place with this project soon. There are a number of other things I'm working on, but this one's my baby. My adorably horrifying baby.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

In Defense of the Modern Horror

Adam Gierasch wrote this great blog entry about the business of modern horror movie remakes.

Read it.

Hey, the internet's great. Don't get me wrong, I can't get enough of it. It's reshaped the way the world works. But it's also created a lot of noise.

Despite the glut of snarky, crotchety comments and articles bemoaning them on the internet, horror remakes/adaptations are NOT a sign of the apocalypse.

Jonas Brothers 3D, however...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

They Just Thought I'd Know Better

Compelling cover by this bloke from Orlando.

Sorry for the holding patterns here. Patience.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Happened So Fast

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Just What I Needed

Friday, March 06, 2009

99 Luft Problems