Interview with the Eureka writers

Jaime Paglia – Creator/Executive Producers of Eureka
Bruce Miller – Co-Executive Producer of Eureka
Eric Wallace – Staff writer
Nick Wauters – Staff writer

Hosted and moderated by Diana Botsford

I was lucky enough to attend a special voice chat interview with several of the minds behind the sci-fi TV show Eureka. My screenwriting professor, Diana Botsford moderated the interview but many of her students asked questions about the show, screenwriting and the creative process, breaking into the entertainment industry and new media, among other things. The audio quality isn’t perfect, but everyone is audible. If you’re interested in how a television show is written or how writers get their start, find out here.

Read more about the guests below the fold.

Creator/ Executive Producer
Jaime Paglia began his career at MGM Pictures in feature film publicity. He became director of development for a studio-based producer before shifting to screenwriting and producing full-time. He sold his first spec script, Bombshell, (written with David Draffin) to Team Todd at New Line Cinema.

Working with writing/producing partner Andrew Cosby, he sold the feature film pitch Kringle to Oscar-winning screenwriter/producer Akiva Goldsman and producer Mark Canton. Paglia and Cosby went on to co-create Eureka for the SCI FI Channel and NBC Universal Television Studio. They also adapted the feature film Damn Nation for MTV Films and Paramount Pictures. Paglia is currently developing other feature film and television projects including several with his original writing partner, Kristen Greer-Paglia.

Paglia grew up in the quintessential Pacific Northwest coastal town of Warrenton, Oregon, population 2200.

Co-Executive Producer
“The 4400”
“Men In Trees”

Staff Writer
Eric Wallace began his Hollywood career working as a grip and electric for Roger Corman Productions, as well as on numerous music videos and independent films. Next came a stint as a writer/producer in reality cable shows, including Food 911, Awesome Interiors, and Biography.

The spec sale of his horror script Bloody Mary to Mindfire Entertainment marked Eric’s transition into fictional work. This was soon followed by a position as head writer on the Japanese anime TV series, Duel Masters. Hes currently in his second year on the writing staff of Eureka, the Sci-Fi Channel’s top series. He also recently wrote and produced the Eureka webisode series, Hide & Seek.

An Army brat, Eric was born in Hampton, Virginia and attended the University of Texas in Austin where he received a Bachelor of Science in Communications (Radio, Television, and Film).

Staff Writer
A native of Belgium, Nick Wauters spent the first few years of his entertainment career working as an editor/producer on various documentaries and reality shows for Lifetime, Food Network, HGTV, Discovery, and NBC among others.

In addition to directing an adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “Rainy
Season,” Wauters wrote and directed the award-winning short film “Ryan’s Life” which is being developed into a series by the LGBT network “Here!TV.”

Wauters wrote for the shows Medium and The 4400 before joining the writing staff of Eureka for its third season.

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