So. A little while ago the Lifetime Network aired an original movie based on the trial of Lizzie Borden. It did well in the ratings so Lifetime decided to order a series. Barbara Nance, Jason Grote, Greg Small & Rich Blaney and I wrote it for them. Tune in on April 5th, 2015. Eight episodes of gruesome fun.
I'm working on a pilot and, as usual, tend to flee to some good and familiar television to unwind and recharge. After working through Mad Men (eagerly awaiting the final season) I fell happily back into Foyle's War. There's something so calming and confidentally effecient about Michael Kitchen's performance. Puts me at ease. If you haven't sampled it, give it a shot. Languid and smart.
Over on kottke.org there's an article about the fan-sourced recreation of the original 1977 theatrical version of Star Wars. Before it became "A New Hope". It's a fascinating read and it includes a link toward downloading a copy of the reconstituted film.
The Graceland writers' room has wrapped. Season 2 premieres on June 11, 2014. I'm on the prowl for new adventures and the bait I've laid has lured a big one. As it's still making its way out of the mist toward me I'm keeping mum. But, should it arrive with all the elements in place, it's going to be a fun summer.
I shot 16mm film with an original Bolex camera all through my high school years. Now a Kickstarter campaign aims to revive the Bolex camera with digital innards. I want, I want.