I love Erik’s articles; he stresses a writer’s voice and I think that is so
You will want to check out his recent blog posts, including "Eight
Characters of Comedy," and "95% is Problem-Solving."
He really impressed me with his love of the craft and his desire to help
writers - I signed up for the "Ten Key Principles of Screenwriting" and
received one article every day at no charge! The form can be found
on his website.
Erik offers audio classes, development coaching, and script
“I’m a screenwriter best known for my work on the HBO miniseries
BAND OF BROTHERS and FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, for
which I wrote multiple episodes, and won two Emmy and two Golden
Globe Awards as part of the producing team.
I’ve also sold series pitches (and written pilots) at NBC and FOX,
worked on the writing staff for two primetime dramas, and written
feature screenplays on assignment for companies like Universal, HBO,
TNT, and Playtone.
I teach screenwriting for UCLA Extension, National University and
The Writers Store, and offer one-on-one consulting to writers.
I got my start as an assistant to Tom Hanks, who gave me the
opportunity to help him write and produce FROM THE EARTH TO
THE MOON, after reading some sitcom spec scripts I had written.
I’m currently represented by Creative Artists Agency.”