Head Writer, Lead Creative



Here are two terrific Variety articles about Playground Productions, Mattel’s new Entertainment Studio that I’m happy to be a part of:

mattel to create original entertainment

mattel’s bold plan to take control back from hollywood 

Okay, now it’s REALLY been awhile since we chatted…

…and that’s because in the time since my last post, I’ve moved to Los Angeles with my wife, Tina, our twin boy and girl, Oliver and Bailey, and our dog, Cosmo.

Mattel recruited me to join their new Entertainment Studio, Playground Productions, as Head Writer and Lead Creative on “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” and “Max Steel.” (Plus a few other brands, some I can’t mention yet).

The people in Playground Productions are some of the most talented and fun folks I’ve ever had the privilege of working with. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the projects that have been keeping the team busy over the past couple of years, plus upcoming stuff as well. (I can mention things only as they become public knowledge).



It’s been awhile since we chatted…

…and that’s because in addition to Jelly Jamming (see Credits) and the holidays, I’ve been writing for a new action-adventure show called Monsuno. Things are busy.

Monsuno was developed for TV by Man of Action, the creative team behind Ben Ten and Generator Rex. Michael Ryan is head writing/show running the series. You can read all about it here and here!

Homeward Bound

I’m back in New York, home from a week of daily meetings (and rental car driving) in Los Angeles.

Warm regards to the following West Coasters: Marty Isenberg, Greg Johnson, Chris Yost, Chris Prynoski, Randolph Heard, Michael Ryan, Marina Grasic and newly minted west coasters, Lloyd Goldfine and Matt Drdek.

Cheers to all!


Just been hired by a top-secret animation studio, and major top-secret TV network, to write the pilot for a top-secret new TV show based on a best selling, top-secret kid’s book. And that’s all the top secrets I can share, for now.

Go West, Young-ish Man

Alert Governor-elect Brown,

In two weeks, this writer will be in Los Angeles for one whole week.

Dropping off my Ray-Bans at the dry cleaners tomorrow…


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New Episodes of WordWorld

Attention, wee ones! Starting this fall, a fresh batch of WordWorld episodes will hit the airwaves.  Ask your parents to check their local listings.

WordWorld, a PBS Kids series I story edited, has won three Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Writing in Animation.”  It’s a fun one.

And now for a shameless TMNT plug…

Look what came out on DVD.


Turtles Forever: top-ten Direct-to-DVD animated movie

Hey, everybody!  Welcome!  You’re reading the very first post on my very new blog.  (Myy haaananaands arrree shaaakiung sososososo nnnervous)

One of the cool things about having a blog is you get to post awesome things like this:

Top comic-book/entertainment site, Newsarama.com, named “Turtles Forever,” a film I co-wrote, one of the top-ten direct-to-DVD animated movies of 2009.

You can check out more about “Turtles Forever” at the top of this blog under “CREDITS-ACTION ADVENTURE.”

Thanks for reading!