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Timothy Jay Smith

Screenwriter

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Raised crisscrossing America pulling a small green trailer behind the family car, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. En route, he’s found the characters that people his work. Polish cops and Greek fishermen, mercenaries and arms dealers, child prostitutes and wannabe terrorists, Indian chiefs and Indian tailors: he’s hung with them all in an unparalleled international career that saw him smuggle banned plays from behind the Iron Curtain, maneuver through war zones and Occupied Territories, represent the U.S. at the highest levels of foreign governments, and stowaway aboard a ‘devil’s barge’ for a three-days crossing from Cape Verde that landed him in an African jail.

 

Tim brings the same energy to his writing that he brought to a distinguished career, and as a result, he has won top honors for his screenplays, stage plays and novels in numerous prestigious competitions. He won the Paris Prize for Fiction (now the Paris Literary Prize) for his novel, A Vision of Angels; and Kirkus Reviews called a second novel, Cooper's Promise, "literary dynamite" and named it one of the Best Books of 2012. His stage play, How High the Moon, won the prestigious Stanley Drama Award; and his screenplays have won competitions sponsored by the American Screenwriters Association, WriteMovies, Houston WorldFest, Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Hollywood Screenwriting Institute, and the Capital Fund..

my screenplays

FIRE ON THE ISLAND
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North 40
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Cooper's Promise
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A Vision of Angels
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Red Bandana
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Final Status
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