Saturday, March 7, 2015

Updates! Updates! Updates! Hollywood in the Queue!

As I’ve done in years past, I used the early months of the year to take stock of the prior year and articulate a vision for what’s next.  So I’m in touch to share a few updates on what’s going on in Derek Lee McPhatter-Land!

K.L.O.N. - an original series

To save his family from a mysterious disease, an impulsive young dad finds himself locked in the lab with his mad scientist in-laws. 

This sci-fi half-hour pilot was a  semifinalist (top 50 out of 4,000+ entries) for this season’s Disney Writing Program, among other promising recent leads with Fox, a lit. manager, and a few producers too! 


As part of the team at Under the Spell Productions, I'm thrilled to share the latest on our original web series. We scored a distribution deal and a feature in Indiewire’s Shadow & Act last year. 

Now my team is prepping for an April 2015 screening in the Los Angeles Webfest, with nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actress (Teresa Michelle Lasley) and Outstanding Guest Actress  (LaJune) Categories! 

All of this is possible because of a broad cross-section of collaborators and supporters like you. So…. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your continued encouragement! 

Now would be a great time to make a tax-deductible donation to Under the Spell Productions, Inc., the non-profit production company I help manage that brings these opportunities to life. 

Your contribution will help make it possible for my team to take full advantage of our presence in Los Angeles.  

Please  follow the link above to our online giving portal or contact us at utsboxoffice @ for information
on other ways to give.  

On behalf of my entire team, thank you for continuing to support Under the Spell Productions and our creative endeavors!