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Oh, hi there. I almost didn’t see you, but right now I’m staring at you through your computer. Anywho, thanks for checking out my new website and blog. Here you can find all things Matt Coppa-ana including my writing clips, resume, bio and the TV scripts I wrote in my quest to become a TV writer. Please let me know what you think but only if you like it. Enjoy!

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Did O.J. do it?

My Daily Mail review of the addictive new miniseries the People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. It’s a hoot!

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SNEAK PEEK: The verdict is in: Cuba Gooding Jr.’s manic and moody portrayal of O.J. Simpson in TV’s new ‘Trial of the Century’ miniseries leaves little doubt that HE DID IT

  • The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story traces the disgraced gridiron great’s ‘trial of the century’
  • The FX miniseries begins on the night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered in upscale Brentwood   
  • ‘We are Kardashians. In this family being a good person and loyal friend is more important than being famous,’ O.J. lawyer Robert lectures little Kim
  • John Travolta as Robert Shapiro is a buffoon in a performance so one-note you’ll never forget it’s just Travolta in a wig
  • The dream team brilliantly plays the race card in the media despite O.J.’s declaration, ‘I’m not black, I’m O.J.’
  • Nicole’s best friend Faye Resnick, played by Connie Britton says she fears TV series will ‘only open painful wounds for all of us who loved Nicole’

Almost like the ‘trial of the century’ itself, this new 10 episode miniseries is a wildly thrilling and absurdly funny guilty pleasure with every salacious detail exaggerated and surprise twist exploited for dramatic flair.

Whether you remember every second of the O.J. Simpson murder trial, or can’t pick Judge Ito from AC Cowlings, you’ll be sure to be entertained by The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

It begins the June 1994 night Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were brutally hacked to death in the upscale Brentwood section of Los Angeles.

Cops, including the soon to be infamous Detective Mark Fuhrman (Steven Pasquale), arrive at the scene and realize the female victim is the former wife of football legend turned movie Star O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.).

When they get O.J. on the phone and tell him Nicole is dead he sure acts upset but afterwards the lead investigator remarks, ‘He didn’t ask how she died.’

Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J. Simpson in the upcoming miniseries The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on FX
O.J. Simpson during his double murder trial in September 1995

Cuba Gooding Jr. (left) plays O.J. Simpson in the upcoming miniseries The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on FX.

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Sad Joey Votto

I don’t know if this lonely Reds player who watches the Mets Champagne soaked celebration is actually Joey Votto, but it sure looks like him. It’s kind of sad  – cause he’s alone on a shitty team watching the pure joy of clinching a division – and kind of inspiring —  he wanted to see what winning looks like. Either way it’s hilarious! I can’t believe I’m the only one who spotted this but then again I did watch that entire two hour  post game celebration, so who’s the real loser?

 

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The Factory: Empire Winner New York Screenplay Contest!

I just found out my pilot script for The Factory came in second in the New York Screenplay Contest’s TV Concept Category!

http://newyorkscreenplaycontest.com/2014-winners

I’d like to thank my parents and wife and, of course, God,  my mailman and local deli guy for making this possible. If you haven’t yet read my super cool comedy pilot now’s the perfect time to check it out!

The Factory

At New York City’s Lorenzo Studios art is a business. And in this single camera workplace comedy tough yet talented studio owner Vincent Lorenzo lords over and parties with a group of eccentric artists, models and minor celebrities including: Gloria a newly sober fashion photog, Jim a failed TV writer turned blogger and Claire a sexy young designer. But, when a massive debt forces Vincent to seek help from a mobbed up old friend, he just might lose everything.   theFactory

At New York City’s Lorenzo Studios art is a business, and the tough yet talented studio owner Vincent Lorenzo is as brilliant at photography as he’s adept at being a boss. In this single camera workplace comedy he lords over and parties with a group of eccentric artists, models and minor celebrities including: Gloria a newly sober fashion photog, Jim a failed TV writer turned blogger and Claire a sexy young designer. But, when a massive debt forces Vincent to seek help from a mobbed up old friend, he just might lose everything. – See more at: http://www.mattcoppa.com/scripts/#sthash.sk09VSai.dpuf
At New York City’s Lorenzo Studios art is a business, and the tough yet talented studio owner Vincent Lorenzo is as brilliant at photography as he’s adept at being a boss. In this single camera workplace comedy he lords over and parties with a group of eccentric artists, models and minor celebrities including: Gloria a newly sober fashion photog, Jim a failed TV writer turned blogger and Claire a sexy young designer. But, when a massive debt forces Vincent to seek help from a mobbed up old friend, he just might lose everything. – See more at: http://www.mattcoppa.com/scripts/#sthash.sk09VSai.dpuf
At New York City’s Lorenzo Studios art is a business, and the tough yet talented studio owner Vincent Lorenzo is as brilliant at photography as he’s adept at being a boss. In this single camera workplace comedy he lords over and parties with a group of eccentric artists, models and minor celebrities including: Gloria a newly sober fashion photog, Jim a failed TV writer turned blogger and Claire a sexy young designer. But, when a massive debt forces Vincent to seek help from a mobbed up old friend, he just might lose everything. – See more at: http://www.mattcoppa.com/scripts/#sthash.sk09VSai.dpuf
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Oh Boyhood!

Here’s a recent piece I wrote for the New York Daily News on the fantastic new movie Boyhood. Cuppa

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Thunderstorm Sunset

I can’t figure out if Thunderstorm Sunset is a  better name for a heavy metal band that only plays retirement communities or a retirement community for heavy metal bands. Either way this was pretty. photo 2photo 1

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HIMYD

Here’s a first look at the new How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met your Dad. Looks Hilarious! congressional-cemetary-tombstones-1

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Read My New TV Pilot!

After several months of  weekend writing,  late night writing, rewriting, ripping up, going on White Out benders, sobering up and rewriting again comes my pilot for a new TV series called The Factory. It’s a workplace comedy that’s set in a NYC photo studio. Find the full  log line below, and if you’re really adventurous you can read the whole darn thing. It’s only 37 pages, you can do it… if you’re pure of heart and not pure of doodie, of course. Enjoy!

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At New York City’s Lorenzo Studios art is a business, and studio owner Vincent Lorenzo is as brilliant at photography as he’s adept at being a boss. In this single camera workplace comedy he lords over and parties with a group of eccentric artists, models and minor celebrities including: Gloria a newly sober fashion photog, Jim a failed TV writer turned blogger and Claire a sexy young designer. But, when a massive debt forces Vincent to seek help from a mobbed up old friend, he just might lose everything.

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Me Man

I was just reading up on how Barbie doll bodies are so out of whack with what real women look like. Which is pretty messed up. It’s a good thing male dolls are so in tune with my own physique.review_motuc1_1

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Consider Henry Regarded

For some reason a lengthy and thorough discussion of Regarding Henry — which was written by JJ Abrams by the by — broke out in my office. These pictures were Googled and I think speak for themselves.Unknownregarding-henry
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Super Exciting Site Update!

Hey guys, on this hazy Labor Day I decided to do some laboring on my site and updated it with a bunch of old print clips and celeb interviews I’ve done over the past few years. Here’s just a few of the exciting stories of mine that you can read now. You’re welcome America.   elviscoverStar trek coverbreckin

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    - Tuesday Sep 27 - 3:10am

    Thanks everyone so much for all of the birthday love! My fantasticness is all because of you!
    - Tuesday Sep 27 - 3:10am

    @BillSchulz thanks! I can't wait for my son to vomit in it. Cause other than smile that's pretty much all he's good for right now
    - Friday Sep 16 - 5:17am

    RT @BillSchulz: Saved this Mets Lunchbox Night thing for @Coppasetic years before he made a son. Now? They're mostly retired. https://t.co/…
    - Friday Sep 16 - 5:14am

    @BillSchulz so If i haven't said it before, stay away!!
    - Friday Sep 16 - 5:03am

    @BillSchulz rough is having your calls scrapped with a wire brush. Being a Jets fan is using razor wire. But balls are always involved
    - Friday Sep 16 - 4:59am

    RT @BillSchulz: And I kinda like the Jets BECAUSE of @Coppasetic Being an NY fan of the city's AFC franchise is roooough. He's taught me th…
    - Friday Sep 16 - 4:57am

    @BillSchulz Woody also wants to make Trump prez so his judgement is clearly tip top
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