Hey all, just wanted to let you know that the Creative Writing Career podcast is preparing to launch, and it’s right around the corner! To be updated, join our mailing list, here.
As you wait patiently, here’s a sneak peak at some of the folks we’ve interviewed:
Elias Madias is a writer who has worked with the company Sleep Deprivation Lab as a script doctor on a number of AAA console games, the most recent being award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
Previously, he worked in features in the family genre for multiple studios including Disney Feature Animation, Universal, and 20th Century Fox. He has signed so many NDAs he’s unsure if he can even reveal his middle name in this bio.
AND Elias is going to be a panelist at this year’s Austin Film Festival #AFF2015.
Since 1998, Dragonmount has been the web’s top destination for franchise-related news, features, blogs, theories, games, and discussion. Dragonmount.com has been featured in news outlets including USA Today, CNN, ABC, Wired, the Los Angeles Times, and Maclean’s Magazine (Canada).
Jason sits on the Board of Directors for JordanCon, an annual convention held in Atlanta which celebrates the works and spirit of the late Robert Jordan. He is also on the Advisory Council for the Waygate foundation, a charitable organization which helps authors and other content creators raise funds for charitable purposes. He has independently consulted on theWheel of Time film franchise, and was closely involved with the development of the final three Wheel of Time books. In 2013, Jason was a Guest of Honor at PenguinCon, a popular convention celebrating genre fiction and technology.
In addition to writing, Jason is an award-winning independent filmmaker. His trailer for The Towers of Midnight (produced in association with Tor Books) won three prestigious Telly Awards, including honors for cinematography and visual FX. He has won additional awards for entries in the 48-hour film festival and the Star Wars fan-film competition, and is currently working on a Kickstarter-funded short calledSpectre, about an ancient sword with a mind of its own.
In his free time, Jason studies Choy-Li-Fut Kung-Fu as part of the Plum Blossom Federation. He lives in Northern California with his two young boys, and owns a lot of swords and collectible fantasy artwork.