The Julius Schwartz Lecture at MIT featuring J. Michael Straczynski is back online at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies website!
There is a nice article about the talk jms gave to aspiring writers at Comic Con on July 23rd
His overarching theme: the importance of writing what you deeply care about.
and here is a video link to his MIT lecture from earlier in the year.
jms MIT lecture (link taken down, sorry It will be available on DVD [...]
Welcome to Show #162!
Never Surrender Dreams.
And now, we bring you Part 2 of The JMS Interview!
In this hour, JMS talks more with Tim and Summer about the development of Babylon 5 and the pros and cons of continuing or expanding the series, the real reason for putting his foot down on “big [...]
Welcome to Show #161!
The interview everyone clamored for but hadn’t been holding their breath waiting for has come to pass.
JMS, The Great Maker, graciously allows Tim and Summer to throw a seemingly endless stream of questions about the origins and creation of Babylon 5, the production and growing pains of [...]
This is the only news coverage Tim was able to find… anyone else find any mainstream coverage of the lecture?
‘Babylon 5′ creator speaks about failure, future of media at MIT
By Jeanne Amy
GateHouse News Service
Mon May 25, 2009, 10:13 PM EDT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Middle-aged, irreverent, innovative and bold, J. Michael Straczynski is no joke, even though [...]
J. Michael Straczynski with Henry Jenkins at the Julius Schwartz Lecture
Friday, May 22 7:00p
at MIT Building 10, Room 250, Cambridge, MA
The second annual Julius Schwartz Lecture brings J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of the cult science fiction hit Babylon 5.
The Julius Schwartz Lecture is an annual event held to honor an individual who has [...]
In 1999, J. Michael Straczynski allowed his original notes on Babylon 5 to be released via his Last Word column in the Babylon 5 Magazine (Vol. 2, Issue 9). These notes were the first written record of Babylon 5, made moments after he had his inspiration for the series while taking a shower.
Though the magazine [...]
The Great Maker has sent out a call to the masses:
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 02:01:39 -0700 (PDT)
So here’s the deal. I’m calling on everybody in sight to help me
bring back a word. It’s a conspiracy, see, and you’re all part of it
if you choose to be.
I want to bring back [...]
While J. Michael Straczynski didn’t pick up a BAFTA for Changeling, there is a new award for it in his portfolio:
Best Screenwriter 50 and Over
J. Michael Straczynski, Changeling
He’s already one of television’s top writers of fantasy and science fiction; and although Changeling is based on a true story, Straczynski’s tale of a mother’s search for [...]
Welcome to Show #143!
Discussion: NY Comic Con announced that JMS definitely had to cancel his appearance, since there was no way that he’d be able to make both NYCC and the BAFTA Ceremony where Changeling has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
And Warner Bros is now considering making the steps necessary to find out what [...]