Want to know what happens when you climb a hundred foot sheer rock wall with no ropes or find yourself scuba diving with a reef shark you'd hoped would have stuck to his side of the ocean? Join Matt as he steps outside of his Hollywood life and says "yes" to a life of challenging and physically and mentally stimulating adventure!
Whether it is the serenity of a whimsical pastel sunset, a menagerie of exotic birds and wildlife, or a stroll through the galleries of the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota offers something to travelers of all ages and interests. Published 2:25 p.m. March 23, 2012 - Comments
Matt visits Homosassa Springs, Florida where an expert river guide takes him to swim with one of nature's gentlest, largest, and most endangered species. Published 2:05 p.m. February 29, 2012 - Comments
Contrary to popular belief, the movie Groundhog Day was filmed not in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania but in Woodstock, Illinois. Here is Hollywood writer and Communities Travel Writer Matt Payne's take on this peculiarity. Published 5:31 p.m. February 2, 2012 - Comments
The Hilton Grand Vacation Suites, located on the north end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip offers all of the amenities of world class luxury without the chaos of the casino floor. Published 12:45 p.m. January 31, 2012 - Comments
Matt Payne has lived and worked as both a television writer and producer in Los Angeles for nearly ten years. Matt grew up in Oklahoma City and began his career with a degree in Film and Video Studies from the ...Read More
Columns from Voices around the World talking about the events, people, politics and social issues that concern us wherever, and whoever, we are.
At 2:20pm London time, a soldier was was attacked by crazed lunatics against an unknown soldier, targeted for what he does, not who he.
Relationships are arguably the most important aspect of Chinese society
The Caves of the Bright Skulls are magical findings in Honduras, whose secrets have yet to be revealed.
Many do not, however, know about the mystery of the stone spheres in Costa Rica.
Video reviews of today's hottest trends in Minecraft (servers and mods) along with a look at the latest video games with your host MCairsoft14 (alias Jerad Zad).
Covering the world of soccer, including the World Cup, Major League Soccer, D.C. United and the English Premier League and other interesting sporting events.
Contributions to the Communities Sports desk from readers.
Straight talk on climate science, energy economics, and public policy.
Uncensored exploration of issues concerning current events, civil liberties, American political advocacy, and the political and social issues facing military veterans.
Matt Payne has lived and worked as both a television writer and producer in Los Angeles for nearly ten years. Matt grew up in Oklahoma City and began his career with a degree in Film and Video Studies from the University of Oklahoma. Since then, he has worked as part of writing staffs for such hits as 24 andWithout A Trace. Most recently Matt wrote and produced episodes of CBS’s The Defenders starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell and Memphis Beat, starring Jason Lee, which is set to air on TNT in August of 2011.
In addition to a successful television-writing career, Matt has developed features with major production companies and continues to work as a freelance script analyst for Relativity Media, the production company behind such hits as The Fighter, Zombieland, and Catfish where he has provided script feed back on nearly a thousand features.
When he is not writing and producing television, Matt works as contributor to the Washington Times Communities Travel section, where he has writing skills have taken him from the top of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpar to the jungles of the Philippine Islands. New York City’s finest restaurants to the earthquake ravaged Port au Prince Haiti.
Matt was the winner of the 2004 Comedy writing award for Scriptapolooza, a finalist for the Warner Brothers Television Writer’s workshop, and is an active participant in Los Angeles’s Young Storytellers Program.
Early in his career, Matt spent two years working as an assistant the Endeavor, which is now part of WME, the second largest talent agency in the world, working closely with such talent as Christian Bale and Michael Douglass.
Matt is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America and the Screen Actor’s Guild.