April 8, 2010

THE GOOD GUYS: New Promo Pics!

The Good Guys official logo has been released...

Along with some kick ass promo pics. Enjoy!

And set your DVRs, people.
The Good Guys premieres May 19th, 2010 on FOX.

March 31, 2010

The Thrilling Adventure & Supernatural Suspense Hour: THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Got plans Saturday night?

Tickets are still available for this month's Thrilling Adventure & Supernatural Suspense Hour! Email thrillingadventure@gmail.com for reservations!

As some of you may know, for the past four-plus years, I have have been directing this amazing live stage show performed by brilliantly talented actors in the style of old-timey radio. Last month, we made the move to a new theater: Largo at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles, and our shows are just getting bigger and better...

The next edition is this THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 3rd, and we have a spectacular line up of guest stars... Don't believe me?

We've got Busy Philipps (Cougartown; Freaks & Geeks), David Berman (CSI; Drop Dead Diva), Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Broadway's "Rock of Ages"), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds), Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), Paul F. Tompkins (Best Week Ever; Largo's "Paul F. Tompkins Show"), Marc Evan Jackson (Super Dave's Spike-tacular), Autumn Reeser (The OC; Human Target; Entourage), Dave (Gruber) Allen (Freaks & Geeks), John DiMaggio (Futurama's Bender), Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks; Inglourious Basterds), James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), John Ennis (Mr. Show), Mark Gagliardi, Annie Savage, and Hal Lublin...

And did I mention a performance by Common Rotation?

Come on down and check it out -- you won't be disappointed!

Also, click on this link (or the picture below) to check out this great article on the show:

March 21, 2010

ON NEWSTANDS: Script Magazine (March/April 2010)

The latest issue of Script Magazine is out now.

For this issue, I had the pleasure to sit down with Linda Woolverton (Beauty & The Beast) and chat about her script for Alice in Wonderland. We talked about her decision to blend all of Lewis Carroll's Alice-texts together to create a revisionist sequel (of sorts), and she told me an insane story of how she broke into this business by marching into Disney and literally leaving her sample at the front desk.

For Alice, she got to make up a whole bunch of gibberish words in Carroll's style (awesome), and she revealed her favorite was futterwacken.

What does it mean? It's in the article...

Also in this issue, get ready for the final adventure from The Case Files of The Unlawyer.

A few years after moving to LA, I got one of the most unusual jobs: working in a high end entertainment law firm masquerading as a lawyer.

This is a true story.

I have been documenting the legal(ish) victories and the stressful disasters which could have been prevented by, presumably, a law degree... but the time has come to hang up the suit and tie.

The final installment --where I actually negotiated a contract for myself-- is called Talk To My Unlawyer.

Buy your copy today or subscribe here!

Illustration by wunderkind Paul Pape.

January 12, 2010

ON NEWSTANDS: Script Magazine (Jan/Feb 2010)

The latest issue of Script Magazine is out!

Everyone always wants to know how to GET an agent... but for this issue, I decided to discuss something far more valuable: how to GET RID of one. There is truly nothing worse than the realization that the rep you worked so hard to land is as effectual as banking legislation.

Check out the full lesson plan -- How (Not) To Fire Your Rep -- in this month's issue.

Buy your copy today or subscribe here!

And check out the cool illustration by the incomparable Paul Pape.

November 13, 2009

JACK & DAN Heads to Dallas

Wade and I are currently writing on Matt Nix's awesome new Fox series called Jack & Dan.

Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks as cops. They don't fight crime. Crime fights them.

It's gonna be incredible.

Read the Observer's announcement by clicking on the article below.

November 12, 2009

ON NEWSTANDS: Script Magazine (Nov/Dec 09)

The latest issue of Script Magazine is out!

For this issue, I decided to go way back into the recesses of our career horror stories to reminisce on the writing process of our first celebrity look-alike reality game show.

Yes, that's right, I said the FIRST.

Over the years, we were actually hired to write THREE different celebrity look-alike reality game shows: all were on different networks, with different producers... but, not surprisingly, all had exactly the same result: unmitigated disaster followed by subsequent (and immediate) cancellation.

But while working on the first of these masterpieces, Wade and I were truly inspired to strive for mediocrity thanks to the producer's motivating words.

Check out the full tale-- Aspiring To Passable --in this month's issue.

Buy your copy today or subscribe!

Illustration by my dear old friend, the incredibly talented Paul Pape.

Paul and I also collaborated on another little Easter Egg tucked away in this same issue. Enjoy!

September 15, 2009

VIGILS: The Reviews Are In!

Vigils has opened.
The reviews are in.

"shows off Haidle's almost uncanny sense of stage poetry - not just in the use of language but in every aspect of the theatrical experience...a haunting piece"
- Dallas Morning News

"It's a breathtaking, satisfying experience...director Aaron Ginsburg creates taut, unforgettable stage pictures while spinning his cast through rapid-fire exchanges and carefully choreographed repetitions.."
- Critical Rant & Rave

""strong, often moving, performances..."
- pegasusnews.com

"Directed by Aaron Ginsburg, the Kitchen Dog production is smart and ingenious, blessed with a remarkable cast..."

"Ginsburg and his designers (Craig Siebels, scenic; Christina Dickson, costumes; Laura McMeley, lighting; John M. Flores, sound) succeed in creating a dreamscape of haunting images"
- Theater Jones