Impact x Skydance Contemporary Horror

Working on my application for the latest prompt from the Impact Network, Imagine Entertainment’s talent accelerator. They’re looking for Contemporary Horror TV (think Servant, The Haunting of Hill House) that can be an ongoing, limited, or mini-series. Nice.

I know the genre (in fact I work on it now for Warner Bros.) and have written horror features, so entering seems like a no-brainer. The application is pretty thorough, and takes a while to complete, as they make you really deep dive into the idea. But by far the trickiest part is the 30-second video you need to include. I’m fine with pitching in-person or over Zoom, basically (hopefully) not one of those introverted writers. But half a minute of my goofy ass on video seems to be the cringiest, awkwardest 30 seconds of all-time. I might need to get a bit more creative with that to cut through the crowd.

If you want to apply (and you should), check out the website. The application FAQs are here.


Homer’s Donut Allergy

homerCheck out my Simpson’s spec called ‘Homer’s Donut Allergy’. I researched for hours to see if the premise had been done, and I don’t think it has, but who the hell knows?

This owes a huge debt to ‘Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song’ by Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein, which is absolutetly jam-packed with funny ideas. I ripped them off so hard.

Download the pdf here: HOMER’S DONUT ALLERGY


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