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StorySmack Episode #42
Scott and A were invited to attend the Hollywood premier of BODIED, a film by Joseph Kahn. They discuss the movie, as well as the red-carpet and post-party experience. The film is in theaters now and will soon be on YouTube Red.
And check out the movie’s trailer:
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StorySmack Episode #41
Our big party is over. The FDØ and ARealGirl recap SiglerFest2k18, the biggest SiglerFest yet.
Fan appreciation is a major part of the business for some creators. This episode provides insight as to what goes into a fan appreciation event, and how creators can manage such events when growth drives attendance far beyond expectations.
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StorySmack Episode #40
Recorded live at SiglerFest2k18 in Las Vegas: Diseased Penis Teeth Monsters. The Bacon Number. A script that took five people to write. Fred Ward. A well-armed Mr. Keaton from FAMILY TIES. Reba. Egg from BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Land Sharks. The glory of this flick goes on and on. Join AB Kovacs and Scott Sigler for a delightful review of this campy classic.
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StorySmack Episode #39
If you’ve read my novel NOCTURNAL, you may recall the character Pookie Chang’s idea for a cop show. Like HILL STREET BLUES, BLUE BLOODS, NYPD BLUE, ROOKIE BLUE, SHADES OF BLUE, etc., Pooks decided his show should have that color as a titular part of the title. Hence, BLUE BALLS.
In NOCTURNAL, Pookie might be considered the sidekick to Bryan Clauser’s lead character. In BLUE BALLS, which Pookie writes as a spec script to sell to network TV, he is the heroic lead, and Bryan is the bumbling also-ran. Pookie’s buddy cop script plays on many cop-show tropes.
For the past three SiglerFests, we’ve live-recorded a portion of Pookie’s script for Season One, Episode 2, titles “Dolla Dolla Bills, Y’All.” Attendees get to read most of the parts. My plan was to release them as individual episodes leading up to SiglerFest2k18, but I screwed up last year’s recording (I paused it at one point, then forgot to continue it), and for the life of me I can’t find the SiglerFest2k16 recording.
So, my pal Stephen King (no, not that Stephen King, and yes, that is his name) gathered up some of his actor pals and we recorded the entire pilot script as a live table read. Many props to Iceberg, our editor, for putting this together.
If you know screenwriting, you might notice some painful script clichés in here. Blame it on Pookie — he’s an amateur.
This script is off-color (no pun intended) and rather “blue” (pun intended) in its humor. We hope you enjoy it.
We’ll be recording Part I of BLUE BALLS, Season One, Episode Three at SiglerFest2k18.
Where is Episode One, you might ask? You’d have to ask Pookie. Maybe you buy him some Kung Pao shrimp and a nice bottle of bubbly, and you can talk him into it …
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StorySmack Episode #38
In these trying political days, sometimes you want some good old-fashioned fun. StorySmack aim’s to please, which is why were talking about the 20th anniversary of the Chris Tucker/Jackie Chan buddy-cop flick RUSH HOUR. Can you read the words coming out of this screen?
Not only did this box-office beast firmly establish Chan as star of American movies and catapult Tucker into super-stardom, it featured two minority leads long before the birth of social media. RUSH HOUR spawned two sequels (and perhaps a third, listen in!). We had a blast re-watching, join us for a conversation about this killer flick.
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A lab accident has injured Angus Kool and Randy Wright. Could it be sabotage? Could outside forces be trying to derail Earthcore’s dig, or could it even be an inside job? Meanwhile, Sonny McGuiness is closing in on finding yet another dark secret of the desolate peak in the Wah Wah mountain range. But this secret looks … lethal.Continue Reading →
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Written for a Simpsons spec script contest
- I wrote a script for Adi Shankar’s “Crowdsourcing the Cure For The Simpsons” contest.
- My script did not make it to the final round of said contest.
- You can download my script here.
- This is a spec script, not officially associated with the Simpsons orFox Broadcasting.
If you’re a Simpsons fan (or you have spent basically any time on social media, ever), you might be familiar with controversy over the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from THE SIMPSONS.
Apu, the operator of the famed Kwik-E-Mart, is a …Continue Reading →
Angus Kool has been plotting for a chance to slip away from the Earthcore camp and test the tech that will let him explore the tunnels before anyone else, but he doesn’t know that ex NSA agent Kayla Meyers is watching their every move. And so has Sonny McGuiness, who is looking for a way to cash in himself. Meanwhile, Veronica Reeves’ objection to EARTHCORE’s mining is eroding in the face of the company’s resources and technology, which is letting her discover the long-hidden horrors of the dig site.Continue Reading →
Complications in the mine drilling have caused critical slow-downs — Connell Kirkland doesn’t accept slowdowns. What will he do to motivate Mack Hendricks and the other to work faster? And it’s about to get worse, as a huge delay drives right up to the mine’s front gate.Continue Reading →
Connell Kirkland has just learned that EARTHCORE’s camp is sitting above a four-mile-long, half-mile wide chunk of solid platinum. Now he must share that information with EARTHCORE owner Barbara Yakely, who is back in Denver. The two of them will figure out what comes next. Meanwhile, Angus Kool and his assistant Randy Wright are looking to sneak away and explore the mountain’s tunnel complex. Will they be the first humans to discover unseen passages?Continue Reading →
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The Earthcore camp is supposed to be a secret, but ex-NSA agent Kayla Meyers is damn good at uncovering secrets. She’s discovered the camp location, and now must learn all she can. She will be watching from afar when Connell Kirkland finally arrives on-site, and is welcomed in by head mining engineer Mack Hendricks. Angus Kool is already on site, and has been hard at work — what has he discovered about the massive platinum deposit?Continue Reading →
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Connell Kirkland wants dirt on Sonny McGuiness, a prospector who has quite possibly found the most-valuable metal deposit ever discovered. To get that dirt, he needs info from the one person who knows Sonny better than anyone — metallurgist Herbert Darker, who has analyzed Sonny’s finds for decades. To get that info from Herbert, Connell has enlisted the services of Kayla Meyers … former NSA agent who specializes in retrieving information, by any means necessary.Continue Reading →
In the last episode, the book’s prologue set the stage for a nasty bit of evil lurking in the desolate hills of Utah. Now the book begins in earnest as Connell Kirkland and Sonny McGuiness begin journeys that soon pit them against each other in a fight for wealth and power.Continue Reading →
If you dig “Space Opera” you ain’t seen nothing like this! Follow the quest of Quentin Barnes as he travels the galaxy in search of the ultimate prize — the GFL trophy. Deep word-building, gangland conspiracies and universe-spanning political intrigue await.