Yesterday’s post was the first mention of New Assistant Matt, which naturally begs provokes the question: What happened to Chad?

Well, by the headline, you can probably guess he sold a spec. Written by Chad and his wife Dara Resnik Creasey, B.F.F. is a high school romantic comedy, roughly Hughesian in nature. Rogue bought it, with assurances of a R-rating. Many congratulations to them on the sale, and for not messing up my master plan of ruling Hollywood with my pack of former assistants.

While the spec sale is great, that’s not why he left.

Eight weeks ago, Chad and Dara got a call to meet with Aaron Sorkin, and four hours later, they were staffed on Studio 60. That’s how Hollywood works. New Assistant Matt came to me through the Stark program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, which cranks out 25 vastly overqualified people each year.

I’d previously mentioned that Chad and Dara had a movie in production. That’s still going, plus another movie they’ve signed on to write. It’s going to be a busy year.