December 03, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, television

The Walking Conundrum

I love AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”  At the moment it’s my favorite show on television.  I love the effects, the cinematography—virtually every aspect of the show. But there’s one thing that gives me pause … The black characters. “The Walking Dead” isn’t the first show to have problematic black characters,

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May 26, 2012 by Rodney in Blog, television, writing

The Screenwriters’ Survival Guide 101: How Do You Make It When You Don’t Have A Steady Gig?

When you enter a field as amorphous and unpredictable as writing, having a “flexible hustle” is near mandatory. And by “flexible hustle” I mean never marrying yourself to one job, path or idea that is supposed to carry you into success. It doesn’t matter what horse you ride there on.

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February 14, 2011 by Rodney in Blog, television

The Contracting TV Business

Last week I mentioned the TV business is contracting so much so that it’s becoming more difficult to be successful in it. I know that this is supposed to be a motivational website, but there are subtle truths to the business. You have to continuously get better. The competition is

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February 07, 2011 by Rodney in Blog, television

The Process of A Pilot

People ask me about the process of writing pilots. Each pilot is different. It’s not so much a thing of “green lighting” a pilot so to speak. You have some cases where a company, like the puppet company, hire me to write the pilot, which they then finance the presentation

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