Howard Allen

Script Consultant

Short Bios

Howard Allen ( has worked for years as a professional actor, playwright, director, screenwriter and literary manager/dramaturg -- as well as a reporter, reviewer and editor in his journalistic career. Because of his skills at (Rated No. 1 "Cream of the Crop" in a national Survey of Analysts/ Consultants by Creative Screenwriting magazine) and his CoyoteMoon Films (.com), a new production company, his latest work aims to honor and aid the storyteller. Two short films have been produced, Se Habla Espanol and The 3 O'Clock, a comedy by well-known Phoenix playwright Michael Grady. Also look in IMDb for his acting in films Red 71 and The Decoy and as Script Consultant on films The Good Boy and the recent Lions Gate release, The Graves. He continues to do Screenwriting Workshops including 2 for IFP Phoenix. One former student just got $1million on screenplay for his graphic novel, Day Men, to Universal Studios.

As a member of Actor's Equity and the Screen Actor's Guild, he has performed in LORT B theatres and in movies directed by Michael Landon and others. He won awards for editing, reporting and for reviewing film and theatre at the Tucson Weekly. He won a scholarship to attend the Critics Institute at the prestigious O'Neill Theatre Conference. He has benefited from workshops with August Wilson, Eric Overmyer, Horton Foote, Edit Villareal and others. With an MFA in Playwriting and Screenwriting from the University of Arizona, he teaches college level courses and workshops in Writing for Film and Television, Film Acting, Art Of Cinema, Theatre History -- as well as Humanities. His adaptation of "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde" was given a professional theatre production. Credits: co-writer on screenplays "Renaissance," top 10% at Heart of Austin Film Festival and "Line In the Sand" was optioned; His theatre events: directing "I Hate Hamlet," Pinter's "The Birthday Party," London hit "Humble Boy," and "Mesmeric Mozart," "and "A Beautiful Deception" for Chamber Music PLUS with Robert Picardo and Armin Shimerman.

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