Like a lot of other young hopefuls, I originally came to Los Angeles with the intention of writing movies. And I've written a few, as you can see below, that have actually been produced. Most of them were written in collaboration -- I enjoy the collaborative process, especially in film and TV, although I do need a break every now and then ... which is where writing books come in handy.

But I found out fairly quickly that it's bloody hard to make a good living -- or any kind of living at all -- writing movies. It can be done; I know a few people who do it -- but mostly they write scripts that don't get produced for reasons that have little or nothing to do with the quality of the writing. I see no point in writing solely to make money -- you might as well be in real estate or aluminum siding. Which is why I mostly write TV and books -- to have something to show for my efforts in addition to the money.

That said, I must admit that I've been quite lucky as far as getting my stuff produced -- out of the five screenplays I've sold, four have been produced, which is not bad. And I love movies. So I'll no doubt continue to write movies.


  • Full Eclipse (co-written with Richard Christian Matheson), produced by Citadel Pictures and Tapestry Films for HBO, 1993.
  • Night Of The Dragon, optioned by Prometheus Productions, 1988; optioned by New Dawn Productions, 1994.
  • Treatment based on The Omega Cage (co-written with Steve Perry) sold to Catalina Productions, 1986.


  • Batman: Mystery Of The Batwoman, produced for home video by Warner Bros TV Animation, 2003.
  • Dark Planet, Turner Feature Animation, 1997.
  • Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken, produced for home video by Walt Disney TV Animation, 1995.
  • Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (co-written with Alan Burnett, Paul Dini and Martin Pasko), produced and released by Warner Bros., 1993.
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