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D.J. MacHale

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D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse...in between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended New York University where he received a BFA in film production.

His filmmaking career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director, making corporate videos and television commercials. He also taught photography and film production.

D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC Afterschool Specials. After moving
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D.J. MacHale Ha! I've been asked that a lot. In The Soldiers of Halla Uncle Press explains to Bobby why that spirit chose the name Saint Dane, and it's for the…moreHa! I've been asked that a lot. In The Soldiers of Halla Uncle Press explains to Bobby why that spirit chose the name Saint Dane, and it's for the same reason that I chose it. It was because it's ironic. That guy is no "saint".(less)
D.J. MacHale Hmmm... There are different aspects of each that I like for different reasons. I loved writing about First Earth because I find that era fascinating…moreHmmm... There are different aspects of each that I like for different reasons. I loved writing about First Earth because I find that era fascinating and I was also writing about a very real time/place that I could do research about. I loved Cloral because I would like to visit and ride a speeder. Ibara was based on the spot in Hawaii where we shot the TV show Flight 29 Down and I have great memories of that spot. Second Earth is cool because that's where my wife and daughter live. But if I were able to visit only one of the territories, it would have to be Veelox. That way, I could step into Lifelight and visit ALL of the territories. (Ha! Kind of like getting three wishes and wishing for more wishes)(less)
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