Denise McDonald Dorman

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Our New Podcast: Wednesday is Comic Book Day!

In Entertainment, LinkedIn, WriteBrain Media on March 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Hi Everyone,

Exciting news! My mother’s worst fear has come to light:  Me with a Microphone.  Actually, our new podcast will star Dave Dorman with me as co-host, but we all know who, of the two of us, manages to cram in the most W.P.M.  I used to think “motormouth” was a lingering moniker from my previous career as a TV writer/producer in  motorsports, but I’m realizing it’s not…so much.

The new Dave & Denise Dorman podcast is called “Wednesday is Comic Book Day” through Farpoint Media, owned by friend and client (and former Babylon 5 actor/producer) Jeffrey Willerth. We are relying on the help of producers Michael Mennenga and Denise Gideon to make the production levels ear-worthy. The content of the show will be a fun mash-up of interviews with our wacky cast of pop culture characters, comic book industry writers, publishers, artists, inkers, letterers, pencillers, colorists, retailers, indie guys and the occasional sidebar of something quirky that interests Dave, whether it’s surfing, technology or the latest episode of  TV’s “LOST.”

The podcast will be available via iTunes initially and we will post it here and on Dave’s blog, both of our Twitter accounts, FaceBook & LinkedIn accounts when it’s up.  Hopefully we catch your attention in one of those spaces.

Additionally, I’m so proud of Dave and his friends for their new scholarship offering. They are doing a great thing for some deserving young artist. Their COMIX ACADEMY is offering a full scholarship for their intensive, 6-day course, held in San Diego just prior to San Diego Comic-Con. The purpose of this course is to bring illustrators up to the level of a professional comic book artist, and then introduce them to pro comic book editors and help them get their careers started. As Dave always says, “If only I had this sort of opportunity when I was starting out…”

This weekend Dave will be doing sketches, remarques & signing autographs at the Planet Comic-Con event in Kansas City. I was slated to attend with him, but alas, my videogame project is in its final production throes and I needed to be on site to put those loose ends to bed. I wish I could be there, as it’s a heavy Star Wars-centric show. Dave will be doing a Star Wars panel on  Saturday afternoon; I will pay some lucky prankster $5 to stand up and ask him what Bantha and Ton Ton poo poo smells like…

I’m also finalizing an article for HD Roadie that I think you’ll all find pretty interesting.  I will be sure to post links when the production magazine picks it up.

This has been a great week for reconnecting with old friends, like Mark Voss over at Post Maridian in Chicagoland, a post production house I’ve worked with many times. He’s a terrific, funny and brilliant guy and we’re developing a creative collaboration outside of our everyday corporate work. As I know more, I’ll post more.  My guess? Horror related.

Many thanks to your eyeballs for their time & attention,


Erthbound Entertainment’s New Show AUTO ADDICTION Debuts Tonight on SPEED™ Channel

In Entertainment, LinkedIn, Uncategorized, WriteBrain Media on December 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm

For Immediate Release: Studio City, CA—Monday, December 7, 2009 – Erthbound Entertainment’s pilot episode of the new series “Auto Addiction” debuts tonight on the SPEED™ Channel at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The show takes a humorous approach to examining what defines today’s car culture. Jeffrey Willerth, president of Erthbound Entertainment, Inc., is the show’s producer, whose lifelong affection for cars is obvious in his new series.

Episode One is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive columnist Dan Neil, who uses the latest medical equipment to show what happens to our minds and bodies while driving distracted. The show’s description says, “It’s wrong, ridiculous and so dangerous, yet it happens daily on America’s highways…people driving while eating, reading, shaving, yakking on the phone, applying makeup, brushing teeth, changing clothes, using computers, choosing CDs, watching TV and even having sex. Driving distracted is driving reckless and sometimes even ‘wreck full.’ ”

According to Willerth. “We are fast becoming a nation of motoring morons, easily distracted by palm-sized technology and social networking.” He adds, “Imagine the headlines when someone pilots their car 150 miles past Minneapolis because they were fussing with their laptops!”

“Auto Addiction” is available on the SPEED channel tonight, Monday 12/7 8:30pm, Tuesday 12/8 12:30am and 8:30am, Friday 12/11 11:00pm and Sunday 12/13 10:30am.

SPEED™ is the nation’s first and foremost cable television network dedicated to motor sports and the passion for everything automotive. From racing to restoration, motorcycles to movies, SPEED delivers quality programming from the track to the garage. SPEED is home to NASCAR on SPEED and an industry leader in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services. Available to more than 78 million households in North America. – The Online Motorsports Authority.

About Erthbound Entertainment
Erthbound Entertainment, Inc. is the boutique production company currently producing the “Auto Addiction” series for the SPEED Network, and distributing the debut comedy special, “Owen Smith: Anonymous” with the new BBN, Black Broadcasting Network. Recent international productions include a series of luxurious business programming for Europe’s LUXE TV, lifestyle content for RTL Belgium, a special program for the BBC’s “TopGear” host, Jeremy Clarkson and production services on commercial shoots for Rolls-Royce and Verizon.

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