Jim Cirile (JC): Tell us a little about you, Alex.
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JC: So while the rest of us were doodling in high school, you were already writing scripts?
AC: Yeah, on a legal pad!
JC: What genres do you like to write?
AC: I do a lot of comedy, but I’m interested in everything. I have a drama script that’s done pretty well for me, and I enjoy action as well. I would say in general I enjoy genre filmmaking. Something that’s big and exciting, whether that’s comedy or action or whatever.
JC: When you say the drama script did well for you, what does that mean? Did you get representation off it?
AC: The drama script got me my first job, which was a small thing rewriting a religious film. It got me meetings and people enjoyed it. In fact, it’s in the quarterfinals of the Page contest right now. It’s gotten me some decent exposure.
JC: Tell us about your project at Disney Channel.
AC: It was a pitch. I was working with an executive over there for about six months on different ideas, and we kind of developed this together. It was originally my concept, but he took a liking to it and he helped me shape it for what Disney Channel would like.
JC: That's the best way to do it -- have a champion on the inside. How did you hook up with this person?
JC: What's the name of the project?
AC: Pants on Fire. I can’t give out the logline yet, but it's a high-concept kid’s comedy.
JC: Excellent. I assume you are developing the script with your exec?
AC:Yeah, I’m working on it right now. We just settled up the contracts. I’m doing an outline first. So I imagine I’ll be going in there for a meeting to develop the outline a little bit and then we start in on the script.
JC: Very exciting! Thanks so much for telling us a little bit about this, and please keep us updated!
AC: Will do, thanks!