A Kovacs

About A Kovacs

I'm the Director of Døøm here at Empty Set Entertainment, and a founding partner at Audacity Events, a San Diego based management company that builds world class events and manages one-of-a-kind talent.  I'm a movie geek, Doctor Who fan, skeptic and science nerd. I don't like chocolate all that much.

ALONE Episode #17

Huan Chowdhury was exploring the tunnels beneath the Observatory when he felt an overpowering wave of terror — and said he heard the voice of his mother. While Bishop and the others try to find the enemy troops that landed in the deep jungle, Em pressured Huan to take her into the tunnels. And down there, Em met an impossibility … her centuries-dead father. Now, Em must face this new situation, and try to hold onto her sanity.

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ALONE Episode #16

With the antenna complete, Em was finally able to contact the Xolotl, high up in orbit around Omeyocan. She expected to talk to Matilda, but was shocked to find herself speaking with Marcus — the great-great-great-great (and then some) grandson of the original Matilda Savage. Now, Em tries to come to grips with the fact that she has actual family, and she has to figure out how to get the Xolotl to help the Birthday Children fight off the bloodthirsty aliens who are gearing up for another attack. 

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ALONE Episode #14

Troop ships have touched down in Uchmal. Now the Birthday Children and the Springers must fight in the streets to defend their home against these unknown invaders. How will muskets and rifles fare against alien weaponry? Bodies pile up as the stakes grow ever higher.

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ALONE Episode #13

Brewer brought a new antenna down that will let the Birthday Children communicate with ships in orbit. Can they reach the Xolotl to get help with the incoming orbital attack? Em may have to lead her troops into the streets to fight against newly landed enemy forces. Without her spear, the symbol of leadership, will the others follow her?

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ALONE Episode #12

Brewer brought a new antenna from the Xolotl. Will Em’s people be able to install it so they can talk to the Xolotl, or with the aliens on the Goblin on the Dragon before the next attack occurs? And how did Brewer escape Matilda’s clutches in the first place? And, we learn more about Em’s mysterious connection to Brewer — after a thousand years, questions are finally answered. 

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John Williams

StorySmack Episode #32

Story Smack is a podcast about storytelling, but I must admit we talk quite a bit about movies. Today, however, we’re going to talk about a movie maker. In fact, the most Oscar-nominated movie maker on Earth. Actor? Director? Nope — orchestrator and conductor John Williams.

I know you love John Williams’ work. I know I love the Star Wars score, and the Indiana Jones score. Those are both his. But so many others you know and love are also John Williams’ work. You’ll be amazed at how much of the score to your own life is lifted from work he’s done.

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ALONE Episode #11

In the last episode, Spingate tortured Bello to death. Em, enraged, then beat Spingate, almost killing her and her unborn child. Who stopped Em from murder? Aramovsky, the betrayer. As the next battle shapes up, Em must deal with her rage even as she prepares the city for an inevitable assault.

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ALONE Episode #10

With the Basilisk destroyed, the Birthday Children are preparing for the next orbital threat – the Goblin. But the dangers aren’t all external. Em and her friends are trying to cope with their increased, unexplained aggression. How long will it be before it isn’t the enemy they are fighting, but instead, each other?

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Good Will Hunting 20th Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #31

Hard to believe it’s been twenty years since Good Will Hunting was released! Hard to remember a time when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were small time enough to be caught in development hell trying to get this movie made. Back before they were Oscar winners.

Thankfully they got through all of that, and Good Will Hunting stands the test of time! Join us while we discuss the good, the bad and the legend that is Good Will Hunting.

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ALONE Episode #9

The Birthday Children and the city of Uchmal are under assault once again. The orbital bombardment is en route. Gaston ordered Em and Zubiri to fire up the Goffspear. Will the ancient weapon work against this orbital menace? Or will the weapon malfunction and destroy the Observatory — and everyone in it.

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ALONE Episode #8

Em and her friends try to understand the nature of the orbital assault. The attack could have easily destroyed Uchmal, if the attackers had used enough force. But despite the deaths and destroyed buildings, the attackers seem to, as Spingate put it, “Go easy” on the Birthday Children. Why? Em makes the trek to the top of the towering Observatory to try and understand why. 

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ALONE Episode #5

The massive Observatory was once a towering source of terror to the Birthday Children. Now it is their home. Now that home is about to reveal a new, deadly secret — one that changes the game forever.

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ALONE Episode #4

The Birthday Children have spent many months preparing for the arrival of strange, unknown starships. As Em gathers more information about this inexorable engagement, she sees that the pressure is causing internal conflict as well. Her people are getting short with each other, even violent — will this corrosion spread to the loving couple that is Spingate, Gaston and their child?

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Chinatown — the perfect screenplay?

StorySmack Episode #29

In this week’s episode Scott and I discuss the storied screenplay for Chinatown. The movie came out in 1974, and the screenplay has been heralded as near-perfect since then. There is a lot to unpack and discuss about the movie, the script, the crew and the era of American filmmaking, so jump right in!

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It’s a lovely movie. A throw-back noir, featuring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is based on an original screenplay written by Robert Towne. Towne won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for his effort.

LINK TO THE SCREENPLAY PDF:
Get it here, sucka.

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ALONE Episode #1

Today we begin ALONE, the conclusion of the Generations Trilogy. In the final installment of this exhilarating sci-fi adventure Scott’s unforgettable heroine, Em Savage, must come to grips once and for all with the perilous mysteries of her own existence.

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THE RIDER Episode #16

We’ve arrived at the final episode for this awesome novella. Find out how the teammates fair after they dismount from their trusted mounts after the final game of the season.

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