Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I am very happy to welcome a new producer to CRT - Eric Busby. Eric comes to us from Darker Projects (Don't worry DP fans, he's not leaving you), where he has produced some amazing work, one of which is THE BYRON CHRONICLES, which CRT will be presenting on our XM Radio Show very soon.

His first assignment will be our production of KING SOLOMON'S MINES by H. Rider Haggard. We will start recording later this month, we hope to release it in March or April. We are hoping to get Kevin McLeod to score the program, and the script was written by J.T. Turner. This has always been one of my favorite stories, and I am very excited to be bringing it to life in sound!

Last summer we announced our up-coming production of MOONFLEET, by J. Meade Falkner. I finished one script and part of another, but then got caught up with family issues and the project went on the shelf - although I thought that someday it would make a great show. I am happy to tell you that Deniz Cordell is taking over the script for this one, and we hope to record this in March or April. MOONFLEET is not about spaceships - it is a smuggling tale set in 18th Century England.
that's the update on this freezing cold January night!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

on the shelf - even the download shelf

Some libraries around the country have added some CRT shows to their catalog! We are in quite a few libraries - and if we're not in yours, then tell the librarian to order some from Blackstone, or the download versions from Overdive Content Reserve! Here are some of the new libraries we are now available at;

Iowa City Public Library

The Wizard of Oz, Teasure Island, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

East Baton Rouge Parish (LA)

Too many to list

Kitchner Public Library, ON.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Chautauqua Library System

Advance and Retreat

Books On Board, LLC (TX)

Advance and Retreat

I always get excited and happy when a library carries our stuff. Being in a library catalog makes me feel like I have accomplished something.

That's the Iowa Library in the pic.

back before the mics

It's hard to imagine that it has been 7 months since I recorded a CRT show! That is the longest shut down time in our 13 years; considering that for a year or two we were release 30 to 40 shows a year. The dry spell ends on Jan. 21st when I start up production on the second batch of FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES, penned by M.J. Elliott in the UK. I'm reading the first script now and thinking of casting. We will do another eight, and this time it will NOT take a year and a half to complete; those days are over. We will be starting on ZORRO soon, most likely in January or Feb. but no official start time on that yet - but soon.