08-07-2008, 10:49 PM
How does writing for animated series compare to writing for a show like Fringe?
And is it true that JJ only brought you on so you can place Star Trek easter eggs in every episode?
David H Goodman
08-26-2008, 09:46 PM
Hi. I don't think I'm the David Goodman you're talking about. It's a funny thing, when you join the Writers' Guild of America they make you register your name (so they know how to credit you on things you write) but they won't let two people be registered with the same name. When I joined some years back, the name David Goodman was taken so I added my middle initial. Since then, everything that I've been credited with as a writer has been under the name David H. Goodman. There's also a David A. Goodman who's written for Enterprise and now writes for Family Guy (I suspect this is who you're referring to), and also a David Goodman (no middle initial) who wrote for South Park. Having three David Goodmans who are writers has caused a lot of confusion. I've actually shown up for breakfast meetings and been stood up because there was confusion as to WHICH David Goodman the person was meeting. I've been on the phone multiple times only to realize mid-conversation that the person on the other end thinks they're talking to someone else. This is probably a much more involved answer than you expected or even wanted (you've signed off already haven't you?) but there you go.
Anyway, I just hope JJ didn't think he hired one of the OTHER David Goodman's. If he did and he reads this -- well, guess if you don't see any more posts on this site from David H. Goodman you'll know what happened.
08-30-2008, 10:10 PM
I'm so sorry to confuse you with the other David Goodmans! We need to get you some Wiki and IMDB pages to clarify things!
But thanks for replying. I'm really looking forward to seeing the show! Your work on Without a Trace will be a great addition to the writing team. Or is it more like a family there?