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15 thoughts on “This Is The Place…

  1. Dear Mr. Adam Beechen I have a question for you: Are you planning to develop the episode “The Perils Of Bumblebee” for “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015” Season 3 this Fall? Thanks! From Stephanie Foraci

    • No, Stephanie. Legally, we can not take suggestions from fans and turn them into episodes. Unfortunately, “The Perils of Bumblebee” will not be developed for “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015” for Season 3 this fall or for any other future season.

      • Okay, I understand, in that case, I have another question for you: Are you planning to develop “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015” Season 4, right after both Season 3, and the movie?

      • Okay, I understand. Also, I have another question for you: Are you planning to develop “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015” Season 4, right after both Season 3, and the movie?

      • I have a comic suggestion for you: Could you please develop another “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015” comic that has the two episodes from “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015” Season 2 episodes “Misdirection” and “Bumblebee’s Night Off”? Thanks! From Stephanie Foraci

  2. Stephanie, I’m not allowed to answer any questions about whether or not there will be more seasons of “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015.” And we will not develop another “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015″comic that has the two episodes from “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015” Season 2 episodes “Misdirection” and “Bumblebee’s Night Off” because legally we are not allowed to take suggestions from our fans.

  3. I am not going to be able to give you any answers to any of your questions about what characters or actors will or won’t appear on “Transformers Robots In Disguise 2015,” or what stories we will or won’t do.

  4. Hi Adam! I have a few questions about your early early start in comics and animation writing… I’ve scanned your blog but I guess I’d really appreciate some in-depth answers as to exactly how and when and who helped you break into the industry. So: how did you get your start?

    • Hi Caroline: Nice to hear from you. I went to graduate school in film and earned a screenwriting degree. That process gave me a backgrounding in the basic principles of screenwriting and taught me how to study a script. My final year of school I was on fellowship, and dedicated myself to writing solid samples prior to moving to Los Angeles, and to finding an agent. My goal was to break in to prime time drama. I was lucky enough to find an agent before I moved, and when I relocated to LA, she was able to get me meetings primarily with animation companies, which were more willing to meet with new talent than live action production companies and studios. At the same time, I was connecting with the alumni network of my university, and two producers who had been alums took a chance on me and hired me as a writer’s assistant for their prime time show. When they left the show to create another, they recommended to the executive producers that I take their place in the writer’s room as a staff writer. It was an incredibly kind and generous gesture, as well as a big chance taken by them on me, and I’m embarrassed to admit I wasn’t ready. When our show was cancelled and the executive producers moved on to their next project, they didn’t hire me because I hadn’t contributed enough during my time as a staff writer (we’re still friends, and I’m forever in their debt for giving me the opportunity and for teaching me so much – including what to do better). I was without writing gigs for the next year and a half, making my living as a script reader for production companies, and was considering leaving LA when I was contacted by one of the animation studios with whom I’d met when I first moved to town. My samples had been floating around their offices in the intervening months, and an executive there who believed in me sent them to a story editor for one of their new shows. He read my work and offered me a freelance script for his show – The Wild Thornberrys. I wrote the script, and things went well enough that he hired me for his staff. When he left the show, other writers came in who were happy to work with me, but ultimately wanted to work with writers of their own choosing, which was understandable, and my contract wasn’t renewed. Fortunately, the executive who first championed me to the animation studio recommended me to new agents, and some other kind folks did the same. Those agents took me on (I’m still with them many years later), and helped me land an assignment on Jackie Chan Adventures. Everything that’s happened since has come from those experiences. I’ve tried hard to learn lessons from the many mistakes I’ve made along the way, and keep them in mind no matter what job I’m working on, at what level. The most important of which are – serve the show (not your own ego), and be easy to work with. Beyond that, I advise new writers to control the things they can control (writing to the absolute best of your ability every time out, meeting deadlines, matching a show’s voice and format, etc), and let the rest work itself out, because at the end of the day, that’s all you CAN do.

      Hope that helps!

      Good luck,

      • This is exactly what I needed to know, thanks so much for being as detailed as you were!

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