Ali discusses the canceled-too-soon hangout comedy, Happy Endings, created by David Caspe. Here we GO!
Read an earlier draft of the Happy Endings pilot.
Ali interviews writer, story editor, producer and voice director, Eric Trueheart. Eric shares how he got his start in the industry, advice for writers trying to break in, the early days of his comedy troupe, The Ministry of Unknown Science, lots of fun stuff from his book, The Medium-Sized Book of ZIM Scripts Vol 1: Pigs ‘n’ Waffles, and how he deals with writer’s block. He also talks about writing the ZIM comics, being a script consultant on Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, voice directing on Yin Yang Yo!, pilots he’s written and his podcasts, The Army of Drunks and One Man Murder Maze, plus lots of great screenwriting tidbits along the way!
Visit Eric’s website: erictrueheart.com
Purchase The Medium-Sized Book of ZIM Scripts Vol. 1: Pigs ‘n’ Waffles: tinyurl.com/pigwaffles
Check out where to order Grisly’s Cosmic Black: blackyetibeverage.com
Listen to Eric and Rikki Simons’ D&D podcast, One Man Murder Maze: onemanmurdermaze.com
Ali interviews TV, film and video game composer, Kevin Manthei. He shares about his musical influences, how he got his start composing for video games, his process for scoring an episode of TV, working as the series composer on Invader ZIM and stepping back into the world for Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, what went into creating “Peace Is Nice,” his thoughts on creative block, advice for aspiring composers, current projects and more!
Check out the following links for more of Kevin’s work:
Ali discusses the pilot and the two-part series finale, “The Last Day,” of the police procedural comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, created by Dan Goor & Mike Schur.
Read two different drafts of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine pilot: