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Mar 1, 2019

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Show Notes March 01, 2019 EP 147

Author/Screenwriter Christopher Stires, Author/Filmmaker Lorenzo Porricelli, Teacher/Author/Screenwriter Raymond Obstfeld Join Mark Sevi.

#Starbeasts #PaladinsJourney #RebelNation #TheInheritance #DarkLegend


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See Chris' full bio at end of the show notes.

Raymond Obstfeld is a writer of poetry, non-fiction, fiction, and screenplays.  He has written over 50 novels.

Solo and recently with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar he has won several awards for his work.  He is also a staff writer on the reboot of the TV show Veronica Mars.

Full Bio At Bottom Of Page

Raymond's Amazon Page

#raymondobstfeld #KareemAbdulJabbar #robthomas #veronicamars #kristenbell #LaramieDunaway #MycroftHolmes

 00:00:00 Intro
#dandywarhols Veronica Mars Clip




00:5:35 WORKING ON


Working with Kareem and other topics.


Writers Room, Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas





  • In the line of duty
  • Zulu
  • Unstoppable
  • Dogdayafternoon
  • All The President's Men


  • All the President's Men
  • Kings Speech
  • Titanic
  • Munich
  • Great Escape


  • All the President's Men
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Bridge On The River Kwai
  • The Right Stuff
  • Great Escape


  • The Man Who Invented Christmas
  • Inherit The Wind
  • Day of the Jackal
  • The Post
  • Social Network

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00:42:00 Q&A

Is Location Important in a Script?


00:45:00 THANKS AND OUT!


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Christopher Stires is a novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter living in Riverside CA.

He has four novels currently in print. PALADIN’S JOURNEY, REBEL NATION, DARK LEGEND, and THE INHERITANCE (Winner of the 2003 Dream Realm Award for Horror) are available from Zumaya Publications ( PALADIN’S JOURNEY: SABIAN (the sequel to PALADIN’S JOURNEY) will soon be released by Zumaya.

STARBEAST (a reprint/retitle of TO THE MOUNTAIN OF THE BEAST) will soon be released by World Castle Publishing ( He has had more than 70 short stories and articles appear in publications in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

With co-writer, Mark Sevi, he has had one screenplay optioned. He is a member of Facebook and Goodreads.

Raymond Obstfeld published his first novel, The Goulden Fleece, when he was 24. His second novel, Dead Heat, was nominated for an Edgar by the Mystery Writers of America. Although he has published extensively under his own name, he has also written under the pseudonyms Pike Bishop (the Western series Diamondback), Jason Frost (the futuristic series Warlord), Carl Stevens (a mystery series), Don Pendleton (the Executioner series), and Laramie Dunaway (Hungry Women, Borrowed Lives, and Lessons in Survival). He wrote the award-winning young-adult novel Joker and the Thief.

He co-authored a number of non-fiction books with former professional basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He is also the co-author, with Abdul-Jabbar, of the children's basketball-themed fiction series "Streetball Crew".

As a screenwriter, Obstfeld adapted his novel Dead Heat for Michael Keaton and his novel Warlord for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Hamner. His original scripts include various genres, from romantic comedy (Mr. Moonlight) to caper-comedy (Foolproof) to teen action (The Joker and the Thief) to cop dramas (Tangled Up in Blue and Gambol's Luck). He has rewritten original screenplays for Paramount (Sword Fight) and Don "the Dragon" Wilson (Whatever It Takes). Most recently he has rewritten the scripts Whackers and Robodog for Thornbush Entertainment. His adaptation of his novel, Joker and the Thief, is being developed by Chartoff Productions.

He is a contributing editor for Writer's Digest. He has also published two instructional books on writing, The Novelist's Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes and Fiction First Aid. In addition, he has several books due in the coming years, including What God Wants: What the World's Major Religions Teach about Today's Most Controversial Issue, SpiritWise: The Moral Teachings of Native Americans, and Black Op. Four books have been written for Lucent Books: Napoleon Bonaparte, Moby-Dick: Critical Essays, The Renaissance and Nations in Transition: India.

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