My first major credit, EMMY award for
producing and directing the emmy award winning "Scene Politic" an hour and a half show that ran
nationally on NET,
the National Educational Television Network.
Le Mans Featurette. LAX to Orly 1st Class Via Air France. Private Plane to Le Mans. Sour Shoot, But that makes for
interesting stories. The studio people wanted big box office. Steve wanted to shoot the next Woodstock documentary, but
about racing. Everybody liked our documentary about the making of the movie, probably because we left much of the
interesting stuff out.
I joined the Director's Guild of America, became an exec at grey advertising, formed "Creative Dimensions', an in-house commercial
production company, and made millions of dollars annually for grey advertising. I don't want to say I was a founding father
of video spots or anything like that, but we cut them physically and scotch-taped them together. I flew weekly from Detroit
to Los Angeles and on to NY to deliver the spots.
I've been a writer, producer, musical lyric and jingle writer, creative director, film & video director, producer, show developer,
studio executive, head of my own production company and so on. It seems unlikely, but when you've got a mortage on the house
and kids in private school, you don't think 'career path', you think 'survival.' when an opportunity opens for you, you
say 'yes', and figure it out later. right or wrong, that's the way i did it.
A few of the companies I've done advertising for over the years. Some of them were pleased and even happy, some were
outraged. Nobody yawned:
show openings: WARNER BROS. BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER SHOW, DISNEY'S WONDERFUL WORLD, THE BLACK HOLE MOVIE. THE GREAT AMERICAN
DREAMOBILE. OLYMPIC EAGLE.
song lyrics: IT'S CARTOON GOLD, DISNEY'S WONDERFUL WORLD, HERE COMES SAM, OLYMPIC GOOF, SUPER POP
VAN, DREAMOBILE, NOAH'S ARK OCHOA, ODDBALL, NOW AND THEN
Pilots: GOOFIN' IT UP, THE DEACON JONES SHOW, SUPERCLASS SASS,
WALT'S WORLD, TWISTED TAIls.
Adaptations: STYX (ATLANTIS, FOX), SINDBAD'S DREAMQUEST (FRANKE FILMS, FINLAND), HOBBERTY DICK (ZOIYU
PROD., TOKYO), MONSTER TALES (MENDEZ PROD.), HEADSLAP (DEAC & KLAW PROD), CRAZYHEAD (DANCING BEAR PROD.), THE HEART OF DESIRE
(DOUBLE SPIN PROD.)
seg writer: STAR STREET (PINK PLANET PROD., HOLLAND), NINJA TURTLES (HANNA BARBERA), POOH CORNER (LEFT
pitches: LUCKY LUKE, MAX L'EXPLOREUR, SMURFS (HANNA BARBERA), THE WATCHER (DISNEY), THE BLACK HOLE PLUG SHOW
LOTS OF OTHER STUFF I DON'T HAVE ROOM FOR RIGHT NOW. I WRITE ABOUT SOME OF IT IN TINSEL WILDERNESS, AND WILL WRITE
MORE IN TW II...
Some stars, celebs and projects from my past life as the original Hollywood Havoc...
Click on "Bugs Bunny" for interview: