Monday, September 17, 2012

Making "Heroes": An interview with Oliver Grigsby about writing TV and Comics

This fabulous interview is brought to you by our guest-writer Pamela Auditore

"Being a young writer in the entertainment industry is like being a kid at thanksgiving dinner. You're asked to provide entertainment but you have to sit at the kids table until you prove that you're mature enough and good enough to sit with the adults... Also there's pie!"
--Jim Martin "Heroes" writer /podcaster

With "Heroes" returning to G4 on Tuesdays, 8/7C Starting Sept. 25 (four Episodes in a row), I thought fans would appreciate a peak inside the process of making this ground breaking show from inside the Writers Room.

Among "Heroes" achievements, was launching relatively unknown and young actors like Milo
Vengtimillia, Santiago Cabrera, Tawny Cypress, Hayden Pentierre, Masi Oaka, Leonard Roberts, Noah
Gray-Cabey, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Rhamaurthy, Ali Larter, Dana Davis, Dania Ramirez as well as
allowing veterans like Adrian Pasdar, Christine Rose and Jack Coleman to shine.

Allowing up and coming talent to shine also held true behind the camera, affording Oliver Grigsby his
big break. Going from gopher, to PA to writer's assistant, to Writer on "Heroes", you would think is the
usual route in Hollywood. Sadly, often it is not. Luckily, for Oliver, his talent was recognized and he was given the opportunity to write 12 of "Heroes" online Graphic Novels then was given his shot at writing two episodes in Season 3 "Shades of Grey" and Pass/Fail" in Season 4 "Additionally, he wrote "Slow Burn"-- a side story to the main action of Season 4 featured between commercial breaks and on the web which featured more of the Carnival story line as well as a plug for the show's sponsor, Sprint.

Continuing on his Hollywood journey, Oliver was recently a Script Coordinator on USA Network's on
"In Plain Sight."

Friday, September 14, 2012

Lena Headey talks about Game of Thrones, boobies, and how cool are the Geek

Hey all! Another Game of Thrones post I've done for Blastr. In it, Lena Headey talks about the lots of boobies we get to see on Thrones (fans call it Game of Boobies) and how the geeks are basically cool.

Enjoy it here!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

George R.R. Martin chimes in on Game of Thrones S3, Mance Rayder and more

Hi guys! I wrote this post this morning for Blastr. You can go read it here.

Lots of interesting stuff in there so I hope you'll enjoy it!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

See Epic lightsaber battle between The Mountain and The Hound from Game of Thrones S1 episode 5

Hi guys! Just a little something to cheer you up this morning. Nothing like seeing our Game of Thrones  friends from Westeros get into an EPIC fight Star Wars style. Cue lightsaber swishing sounds.

Especially since that fight is the one between Ser Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain (Conan Stevens) Vs. my very own personnal favorite: his brother Sandor aka The Hound (Rory McCann) from season 1 episode 5.