WRITER'S SHOWCASE

Surviving Army MP patrols than combat news photography, Chris Candelario amassed a log of over a 100 stories. With 20+ completed screenplays and TV pilots, he enjoys writing a variety of genres and bringing them to life including these finished scripts: 1. Adobe Rose – female bounty hunter tracks down the worst of the worst (drama/action); 2. American Ballad – teenager Ophylia posts a Narco blog against the cartels (drama); 3. Ark*Star – humans survive the next Big Bang (sci-fi/adventure/thriller); 4. Blitz – Blitz & D’adario fall in love with German shepherd dogs, chess, classical guitar, and photography (romantic comedy – a short); 5. Candle – U.S.A. MP call of duty and war videographer’s bio-script (drama); 6. Christina – to find love. she...
I'm a writer, director, and journalist based in New York and Los Angeles. My recent work has been on the one-hour series drama pilots, SECRET AND CONFIDENTIAL, WEIMAR, and IVAN'S HAMMER. Each of these pilots has placed in an array of high profile competitions including The Launch Pad Pilots Competition, the PAGE Awards, Cinequest, Emerging Screenwriters, ISA Fast Track, and ScreenCraft's Pilot Launch and Screenwriting Fellowships. In 2015 WEIMAR was named the Pilot Grand Prize winner in the Table Read My Screenplay Austin contest. This award put me in touch with the team at ISA who have helped me generously ever since to promote my work and realize my goals. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, where my dad taught cinema history classes and my older brother shot and edited Super 8 films on equipment he built...
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Name: Christopher Ker Born: c.1801, Scotland - found on a church doorstep, wrapped in the new Union flag which he later claimed to have "mocked up that morning" Age: 39 - having invented both the bicycle and the time-machine by age 15, Mr Kerr subsequently fell victim to a terrible accident upon removing the training wheels; stranding him in Australia, c.2005.... mysteriously nearly a decade older. Nationality: British, Australian, Pyrate. An "enthusiastic" cyclist, returned from Australia, Mr Kerr currently skippers around the inland waterways of South-East England on his narrowboat. He is accompanied in this endeavour by First-mate Mindi-Schnauzer, and Master-at-arms / heir apparent, Toovey-The-Wonder-dog. In order to finance this floating fiefdom - boat maintenance, dogfood, bicycle tyres, hyphens, requisite...
Suzanne LUTAS graduated with a BA in English Literature at the University of Aix-En-Provence, France. Then she majored in Linguistics at the University of Paris-Nanterre. She also completed a Master’s degree in English Literature. As a qualified schoolteacher she taught English in Tahiti, French Polynesia, to College, Vocational Training Certificate students, and secondary school trainee teachers. She also taught Art in a junior High School. Suzanne speaks a little Vietnamese and Italian, fluent French and English. When she does not write, Suzanne paints, and sings in her own jazz band called Oh Happy Fiù, a pun on a Tahitian word meaning Carpe Diem.
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My name is Joyce Atieno Omollo from Nairobi Kenya. I work an 8am to 5pm job as a HR Officer at an Oil and Gas company but during my free time I write mainly would be novels, movies, TV series and recently entertainment articles. I now want to pursue this passion and I am looking for opportunities and like minded individuals to help me grow in this field since I have no experience. I just imagine and but it down on my laptop.
Peter Jang was born in Columbus, OH where he earned 5 National Champion titles in Taekwondo. At 18, he attended the University of California, San Diego, earning a BA in Economics. After graduating, Peter was introduced to the film industry where he became an extra and stand-in, then a full-time actor and stuntman, and now an award winning screenwriter and director. He was named the 2017 Grand Prize Winner of the International Screenwriter's Association's Emerging Screenwriter's Screenplay Competition. He now resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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Dallas Screenwriters Assn. - VP for 1 1/2 years;Women in Film - Board for 2 years;Radio advertising Salesperson Extrodinaire for iHeartMEDIA. Check out the backstory for my screenplay at www.plasticsurgeryconfessions.com!
JACE LACOB has worked as a writer, editor, television critic, interviewer, podcast host, and television executive. He is currently the host/co-creator of the Webby Award-winning MASTERPIECE Studio, the official companion podcast to PBS’ MASTERPIECE.\r\nHis feature script ESCAPE was awarded Best Screenplay at the 2018 IndieBoom! Festival and won First Place — Supernatural Horror in the 2017 Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition. It was awarded 10th Place (out of 2150+ scripts) in Table Read My Screenplay: Park City 2018 and also named an Official Finalist in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, a semi-finalist in ScreenCraft’s 2017 Action & Thriller Script Contest, a semi-finalist in the 2018 San Francisco Independent Film Festival Screenplay Competition, a semi-finalist in the 2018 Search For...
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Travis grew up in a dirt-track-racing, deer-hunting, Natty Ice-drinking, five-broken-down-cars-on-the-front-lawn, road-kill-eating, blue-collar, red-state community. Now, Travis lives in L.A., and he's used his many unique personal experiences and perspective to establish himself as one of the ISA's Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2018 while also building a career as a Post Production professional. In 2011, Travis landed his first feature option for DAY OF RECKONING with producer Paul J. Alessi (Knuckle Draggers). In 2016, producer David Harris (Security (2017)) picked up the rights to his action-thriller, RANGER CREED. In 2017, Travis was hired on assignment by Richard Harding (Hotel Rwanda, The Translator) and Sixth Sense Productions after reading his Africa-set action-thriller THE POACHER. Six months later, Travis was...
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Bridget spent the last decade studying the art and craft of screenwriting, participating in programs with Women in Film & Video, D.C., Maryland Writers' Association, Dave Trottier, Marc Lapadula and ScreenwritingU. She is one of 8 women selected for the Athena/Iris L.A. Screenwriting Lab 2018 for her female-led thriller EMANCIPATING MARYLAND.
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Long-time journalist for publications ranging from LA Times to LA Magazine. Staff-writer on three newspapers, including South Bay Daily-Breeze, Riverside Press-Enterprise and Idyllwild Town Crier.
Born on January 10th, 1990, Morelia, México, Lucy Luna has been experimenting art since a kid; she started doing ballet at age five, and loved drawing even before she learned to walk. At age eight she started acting. At ten she began to write, especially short horror stories, and at fifteen she realized filmmaking was all she wanted to do in her life. At eighteen she started studying screenwriting. Despite her young age, Lucy has been lucky enough to learn directly from the big ones such as Aaron Sorkin, Guillermo Arriaga, Paula Markovitch, Syd Field, Linda Seger, Michael Hauge and John Truby. Lucy graduated from the New York Film Academy’s Screenwriting Conservatory, and is currently working on a few projects while her script Sophie & Valentina is getting noticed as it continues to collect...
Victor Daniel-Kalio is a 21 year old screenwriter with a global perspective. With a brain that spuns entertaining, incredible, outrageous, and unexpected story by the minute, Victor is by far one of the most gifted creatives of today. Victor hails from Nigeria, a country rich in its culture of storytelling - a culture that is soaked deep in the bloodstream of this creative mind. He writes story in a vast number of genres for a vast number of content formats. Adventure, horror, mystery, rom com, Victor has the ability to take any idea, any prompt, any thought, and weave it into such compelling, detailed story...it's breath-taking to watch. He cites his greatest influence as Miss Shonda Rhimes, creator of hit TV shows "Scandal", "Grey's Anatomy", and "Private Practice". Take a look at his portfolio. Take a read for...
William B. Keller’s screenplay, For Cara, was awarded second place in the 2011 Christian Screenwrite Contest, and won an Honorable Mention at the SkyFest V Film and Screenplay Festival. William B. Keller’s screenplay, The Shadow People, was awarded a Certificate Of Excellence at Skyfest V Film and Screenplay Festival. The script placed in the top twenty out of 600 entries and received Runner-Up status in the 2011 Writers Block International Screenplay Festival. William B Keller’s screenplay, Someone Is Here, won Best Script (Suspense/Thriller) at the 2011 Los Angeles Film and Script Festival. It was awarded an Honorable Mention at the SkyFest VI Film and Screenplay Festival. It won the February, 2011 American International Film Festival Feature Screenplay Award. The screenplay won best...
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Born in Woodbridge, Virginia, Kat is a freelance filmmaker and screenwriter who works diligently to create new worlds through her written and digital works. Each is centered around a deep-rooted message, “Open your eyes to the world around you. You’re not alone.”As a fun-loving and imaginative professional, Katherin can recreate vivid scenarios that not only snag the heart of her audience but allows them to relive it. Close friends and family describe her as a kind-hearted, ecstatic and diligent artist who thrives on continually improving her work and individual self.Kat was awarded as a Quarter-Finalist in the 2017 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition and 6th place in the 2017 Q2 Breaking the Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition. Even as a young child, she found herself being honored with best...
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Born in Detroit, MI, I've lived most of my life in Tennessee. In high school I edited the school paper and did 3 years of stage acting. In college, I majored in fine art. I'm happily married to a pet portrait painter. I've read more than 70 books on screenwriting and I've written 9 feature spec scripts, three spec TV 1-hr. drama pilots, and a short. I'm a PS 31ScreenwritingU's Pro Series alumnus who has optioned a feature script and a TV pilot script to New York producers, and seek more professional contacts with whom to collaborate.
Screenwriting is my passion . Story-telling and character development are my interest . Weaving complexity, character depth and imaginary worlds with dimensional intrigue is deliciously joyous and the flavor that adds to my writing life!Merging my business management background with my strong story-telling desire, I'm currently learning to produce a feature for box office release with my script, The Signature. In development, The Signature is a para-psychological thriller set for global distribution. As with many film professionals, having multiple projects underway is how I expect to create longevity for myself in the film and television industry. I'm proactively engaged in connecting with Producer(s) interested in my high concept teleplay, The Cross and The Covenant, and, with my writing partner (Robert Conner),...
Recently finished my latest screenplay, "The Ace of Spades". Continuing to work on several others.
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David is a New Yorker by way of the Hudson River and father of a set of precocious, yet completely opposite, boy-girl twins, Lily and Logan—a television series in itself that provides hours of executive-producing entertainment for their loving dad. David knew early on in life that he wanted to be a storyteller. He pursued this by attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and studying illustration and sequential imagery. After graduating, David continued to weave tales through magazine design and art direction, at publications such as Entertainment Weekly and People. Currently, he’s the Creative Director at Men’s Journal magazine where he leads and oversees both the art and photo departments. This is usually good for a free pass to San Diego Comic-Con, skipping the lines at film screenings,...
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I'm not a writer, nor am I an author... I enjoy writing, but more... I enjoy creating worlds. I graduated with an associates in Journalism, but I have no want to write news, I do however have a fascination with the world and would like to learn about other cultures, especially myths and legends. This will be something I do eventually. But, right now, 2017, I'm writing screenplays and stories and learning animation, so I can bring my imagination to life, albeit crudely. Most of my screenplays are co-written with Adam Bishop. He was my brother's childhood friend who I grew up around, but we never really talked. But thanks to our creative writing teacher, which he took a year prior to me, we were reconnected after I shared a script with the teacher and he said Adam had did the same thing the year before. We read...
Hi All I am an aspiring writer who has completed seven screenplays (comedy, horror, sports (true) story, Animation (2), Christmas story, coming of age, horror); and two TV Pilots (adult drama). My Christmans Story, One More Sleep awarded WINNER, Family Genre in the Captial Fund Screenplay Compeititon 2017, and a Semi-Final Award in the 2016 Virtual Reality Screenplay Contest, and has been published through Amazon. One Animation story, Webbed, received Hot 100 in the Capital Fund Screenplay Compeititon 2017 and a Semi-Final Award in the 2016 Virtual Reality Screenplay Contest, and has been published through Amazon. As well as always revising, and tightening the current drafts of my scripts, I am working on a modern comedy with a female lead. I like moving from one story to the next and back again. I find for me,...
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Merrill’s love for telling stories and bringing them to life started while he was in college at Southern Illinois University, where he pursued a degree in radio, television and film. Ironically, Merrill learned the foundation of movie making while working for the campus television station as a camera operator. Later, he transferred to Western Illinois University and studied broadcast communications. After college, Merrill landed a job at American Airlines, where he has worked for 25 years. While working and still reaching for his film career, Merrill picked up a pencil and paper and began writing stories, embarking on his journey to becoming the captivating, intriguing writer he is today. He took two classes at U.C.L.A.’s extension program. He also attended a wonderful two-day film class...
BA in Communication, CSUFScreenwriting classes - UCLA, UCI, Saddleback 18/04 – CANNES SCREENPLAY CONTEST “Western Dragons” - FINALIST (Action/Adventure, 2nd Place) 18/04 – BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL “The All-American Life Of Florance Honeypott” - Official Selection 18/01 - REEL EROTIC ART FILM FESTIVAL “Her Place” - Official Selection 17/12 – LOS ANGELES INT'L UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL “Sex, Life, Love... in a small corner” - FINALIST (Honorable Mention, Top 3) 17/11 - LONDON INDIE FEST “The Myth Of Western Dragons” - FINALIST (Top 5) 17/11 - EVOLUTION! MALLORCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “Promise” - FINALIST (Top 8) 17/10 – EYECATCHER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “Why We Can't All...
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Katie is an award-winning, Madison Avenue-trained copywriter who has written tv, print and radio for some of the biggest names in business – General Mills, Nabisco, Colgate Palmolive, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, and H&R Block. She’s even had a spot on the Super Bowl that was directed by the Coen Brothers. In addition to freelancing in advertising as an Associate Creative Director/Copywriter, she is also an adjunct professor at Temple University in the School of Media and Communication where she teaches advertising and television production to little baby copywriters. Katie is the recent recipient of the “Shoot In Philadelphia” TV Pilot winner for TENURE and a current finalist in the New York Screenplay contest for a spec “Mozart in the Jungle” script. She also is the recent...
Diane Lansing from dancer to actor, found natural creative progression through telling stories. Her award winning short plays were produced At the Electric Lodge in Venice California, claiming LA Weekly’s “Pick of the Week.” The short film Out Of Her Element was developed from one of the plays and a new passion bloomed for her as a director and filmmaker. Presently at work on her fifth screenplay, Diane plans to direct a new short film (and eventually one of her feature scripts). Diane had a fantastic experience directing The Perfect Date, followed by directing her first PSA for Women In Film. Creating and collaborating through film, are now her driving force.
Rachel Liebling is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in music, arts, and biographic subjects. Her dramatic television series Transit of Venus was a featured project at Stowe Story Labs, and won a fellowship from ISA. Her music feature, High Lonesome - The Story of Bluegrass Music, lauded as "Enthralling" by The New York Times, was one of six films selected for Tribeca Films 2013 touring series: "American Music: From Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway," alongside Martin Scorsese's, Blues: Feel Like Going Home, and Ken Burns’, Jazz: Swing, The Velocity of Celebration. Several of Liebling's screenplays have been developed for production, including Grievous Angel, a dramatic feature about country-rock legend Gram Parsons, and The Devil's Dream, a dramatic feature adapted from traditional American murder ballads. ...
I've been writing screenplays on and off since the 80s as a hobby. I finished a 13-year position as a film rater on the MPAA ratings board, then started my own film ratings consulting company, Film Rating Advisors, to assist filmmakers with rating issues and make sure most of their film's content is not sacrificed by unnecessary edits before they take their official rating code. And have been a Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone aficionado my entire life.
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Award-winning writer for stage, screen and radio, originally from the UK, based in Vancouver, BC. MA in Scriptwriting from Goldsmiths. Diploma in Writing for Film & Television from Vancouver Film School. Artistic Director of Up In The Gods theatre company.
A graduate of the Film School at SUNY Purchase in New York, Farr has been involved in film production for over 30 years, from storyboard artist to gaffer to editor to writer and director on commercials, music videos, and features. Somewhere in all that he formed a band and released 3 albums. His latest feature film A MARINE STORY, about the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law, premiered in June 2010 and won 20 film festival awards. David Weigand of the San Francisco Chronicle writes: “This film does not go where you might think it will go because it’s so credibly written, acted and directed. “Don’t ask, don’t tell”? How about “don’t miss this film.” Farr’s previous feature film THE GYMNAST has won 28 awards to date including 16 for...
A film school graduate and a published writer. I’d been a film distributor for more than a decade, distributing international cinema in North America. Have made a number of short films, one of which had played in the Cineplex cinemas for months. Have written several screenplays of different genres, including a romantic comedy/thriller, an action thriller, and a drama. The drama, entitled "'Til We Meet Again," was a finalist in the WriteMovies Competition and a semi-finalist in the WeScreenplay's Diverse Voices Competition. The action thriller, entitled "The Distributor," was a quarter-finalist in the Cinequest Screenplay Competition and a semi-finalist in the Screenplay Festival Competition. http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi466729241
Professional Digital Illustrator/Storyboard Artist - Worked with All Major Advertising Agencies/Brands - Published Author - Classically Trained Animation Filmmaker - Visual MMA Comedy/Satire Maker - Photoshop Black Belt - Conspiracy Puzzler - Animated Trilogy Writer - Global Awakening Encourager - Establishment Challenger - Interdimensional Explorer - Spreader of Love and Positive Anarchistic Values
I've studied Creative Writing and have placed as Finalist in the Scriptapalooza Shorts contest 2016.
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Renaissance Man. Writer/Producer/Director, etc for:Feature films Mortal Fools (2007), Submerged (2011)Shorts: Old Mates - Web Series (D), Damned Spot (WPD), Trapped (WD), Big Apple Dreaming (WD), PartAy (WD), She Made Me Do It (WPD) Unsure (WPD), The Bobsy Boys (WPD) Also accomplished Editor, Sound Designer, and Composer. As well as publsihed Author and musician.
Inspired by Hunter S. Thompson's "gonzo journalism," Adam's unusual skill set combined with adrenaline junkie tendencies enabled him to kick off his literary career penning high octane participatory articles for hip men’s lifestyle publications. Before long, when editors had a wild story idea that could get a journalist maimed or killed, Adam was the go-to guy. Somehow he always came back, alive and intact—with the story!These participatory adventures resulted in Adam being shot, stabbed, tazed, stun-gunned, maced, sapped, brass knuckled, pepper-sprayed, arm-barred, knee-barred, wedgied, nuggied, full-nelsoned, bitch-slapped, choked out, knocked out, body-slammed, roundhouse-kicked, and water-boarded long before "enhanced interrogation" was a household term. Adam has dived for pirate treasure in the...
Samples available on www.mtolbert.com Short stories published: “Puppy Pushers,” non-fiction, published in Inkwell Magazine 2012 "Pity the Children of legends", fantasy, Swords & Sorcery webzine, August 2014 “Everything Known,” fantasy, published in parABnormal Digest #2 “Forever Fallen,” fantasy, published in Worlds Apart #1. “Soul of Invinco.” Science fiction, in Hadrosaur Tales #14. “Creator,” fantasy, in Dreams & Visions #31. Two syndicated comic strips: “Miss Adventures in Dating,” (for 2 years) “Everybody’s Business” (for 16 years). Comic books for Marvel, Malibu, Valiant, New Visions, and Power Station. Including graphic novel: “Read My Lips: The Unofficial Biography of...
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Excelsior Theses Series: Frank Lockhart and the Land Speed Record Posted in Featured, Liberal Arts By Mike Lesczinski On December 27, 2016 Frank Lockhart was a 1920s American automobile racing legend. Credit: Racemaker Press. The Latin translation of Excelsior is “higher” or “ever upward.” John Bayer of Virginia Beach is in many ways, an embodiment of the expression, a self-described lifelong learner who has earned three degrees from Excelsior College, most recently a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts. Bayer retired from the military in 2015, after 37 years of uniformed service – 19 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves and 18 years of Navy active duty. For the past two years he has served as a Navy civilian analyst... A voracious reader with a love for history, civics, writing,...
Richard Willett was born in Hollywood but grew up in Vancouver, Canada. He spent several years as a playwright in New York City before recently returning to Los Angeles. His screenplay THE FLID SHOW was a semi-finalist in the 2013 Nicholl Fellowships competition (top 50 out of more than 7,000 scripts) and has been optioned twice, and his screenplay 9/10 was a Nicholl semifinalist in 2011 (top 30 out of almost 7,000 scripts) and an Austin Film Festival semifinalist in 2010. He has also been a Nicholl quarterfinalist (2014) and has second-rounded in Austin eight times. His stage plays have been presented off-off-Broadway and at theaters across the country. Other honors include an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship; a Tennessee Williams Scholarship; grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Arch...
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As the creative director of Rantdog Animation Studios (facebook.com/Rantdog) Norm Fassbender has written and directed dozens of animated comedy shorts, an extended animated short (45 min), authored hundreds of Rantdog panel comics and recently completed a graphic novel - Betty Saves Your Planet. Rantdog shorts have played on popular websites, on TV broadcasts and in festivals around the world. RAS has a dedicated following of nearly 3,000 fans on Facebook.
SAG actor since 1984. Attended Gotham School of Writing (Screenwriting Course) in 2014. Finished first script (The Outcasts) in June, 2014. Quarterfinalist in WISC 2014 (scriptwriting contest). Finalist in Neo Noir Screenplay Competition for 2015 and 2016; finalist Massachusetts Int'l Screenplay Competition 2015 and 2016; finalist in Artists Alliance Short 2016 for the screenplay THE SECRET. Presently have received 13 placements in contests. Presently working on a new script titled American Gestapo, as well as three new outlines for new scripts titled 1) World War Three 2) Tango Killer 3) Laura's Journey. My goal is to have one of my scripts turned into a feature film.
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After a couple of stints in the military and several successful years in sales, administration, management and organization in the business world, Carlo Irwin entered the world of entertainment. Ten years of theater as an actor and then acting in several TV shows and feature films. Recurring on TV shows such as General Hospital and The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson and features such as Modern Problems, The Confessional and The Pack. One of his highlights as an actor is that he is the last actor to work with John Wayne. The next step was to segue to film production. First as a location assistant on The Streets Of San Francisco and then as a First Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager and Associate Producer on such independent films as War Cat, Forever, Warpath and The Confessional. Recently...
Movieguide $10,000 Kairos Prize winner and first-generation Norwegian-American Birgit Syran Myaard (pronounced BEERgit saRAN MYerd) has honed her craft since her debut screenplay garnered a finalist nod from Creative World Awards. Her second script received an Emerging Screenwriters Family Category win (8th overall) and her adaptation, from her own translation, of one of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's plays is in development. When writing, Chicago-born Birgit draws on her heritage, experiences gained living half her life overseas (currently in Australia), aspects of her former work as a CIA biographical analyst, and explorations of US culture through the eyes of people she has met overseas. Currently, she is writing a biopic on a notable American.
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Leslie Joan Linder lives and works in Downeast Maine. Her non-fiction has appeared in Neo-pagan magazines including SageWoman, Circle Sanctuary, and Witches & Pagans. Her regular column on women and animals entitled, “Child of Artemis,” is in SageWoman. Her vegan pagan blog, “Ahimsa Grove,” is on the Witches & Pagans blogosphere. Leslie’s poetry has appeared in journals and zines including Wicked Banshee, Forage Poetry, Rat’s Ass Review, and the Project Intersect Journal of vegan eco-feminism. Her article, "Between the Worlds: Writing Strategies that Bridge the Gap between Self and Other," is scheduled for publication in the "Writing for Animals Nonfiction Anthology" upcoming from Ashland Creek Press. In fiction, Leslie enjoys exploring vegan-related themes in genres...
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I've always been a storyteller. I have a real passion for telling stories about flawed people who are trying to grow up and find love, characters who want to write their own story and follow their own path. My short, called A Christmas Miracle, won Best Screenplay Short in the Chandler Film Festival in December 2016. It was also a finalist in the Find the Gem Competition and a semi-finalist in the Southern California Screenplay Competition.I was recently hired to work on a web-series, we worked on 14 episodes that are ten minutes long. I wrote four episodes on my own and others in collaboration with the other writers. You can check them out at www.mannysgaragesale.com. I've written two TV pilots, three shorts and four episodes for the web-series. One of the TV pilots has gathered some interest and might get...
Writing elevated thrillers and stories of adventure and transformation, David Keith Miller's 17 produced screenplays include WRITTEN IN BLOOD with Peter Coyote, TIME LAPSE with Roy Scheider and THE GLASS CAGE with Eric Roberts. He presently has three scripts under option.His newest spec THE ASSASSIN'S DAUGHTER received "Recommend" coverage from Screenplayreaders.com.His comic thriller DOUBLE INDIANA won the Texas Film Institute screenplay competition quarterfinaled in the 2016-2017 Launch Pad and Fresh Voices competitions with a Spotlight Award nomination for Best Dialogue, and won him a mentorship with a-list scribe Andrew Baldwin. His historical drama THE BOOK OF REVENGE won Best in Genre in Table Read My Screenplay's 2015 L.A. competition, won Coverage, Ink's "Get Repped Now" 2015 competition, was a...
John McGuire, SUNY college of Old Westbury Grad, a History Major, Author of Civil War Novel Joining Up. Adapted the Film Script Joining Up from the pages of the novel. The Screenplay Joining Up was a finalist in the 2013 Vision Fest Screenplay competition. The Short Screenplay the Docks was a finalist in the American Screen Gems Competition. The Action adventure thriller Boulder Dam Treasure was a finalist in the 2003 Anything But Hollywood competition, Boulder Dam Treasure is a story about a Bad Ass Sheriff and an ex-paratrooper in search of a fortune in Illegal gold. Enjoyed the frustration of an option Agreement with the Dramedy South Brooklyn. The author of numerous articles in the Military Magazine and the Silver and Gold Magazine on treasure hunting. Author of the film script Steven Gets Even,...
Jay Cipriani recently wrote the television films SHARING CHRISTMAS for Hallmark and A CHRISTMAS CRUISE for ION television and currently teaches screenwriting at New York Film Academy in Burbank, CA. In 2015 he won Chicago's Pride Films and Plays Screenwriting Competition where his screenplay SOMEBODY TO LOVE was performed live.Jay received his BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from West Virginia University, studied film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and received his MFA in Film Production from The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Jay began his career in story development and production working with writer/director Barry Levinson, producers Paula Weinstein, Len Amato, and Palak Patel, and later with writer/director Ted Griffin. In 2008,...
BACKGROUNDChina Jones, father of two, was born June 20, 1972, in Columbus, Ohio. He was raised by his mother and moved around the country from the east to the west coast and back, yet considers Washington D.C. & Maryland home. Attending fifteen different schools by the time he graduated high school, he was exposed to many different cultures and lifestyles, which added to his knowledge and experiences that he pours into each story he writes.EXPERIENCEChina has been writing screenplays since 1995, and has made the natural progression into directing. He graduated from New York Film Academy in 2009, and in more recent years has been editing and producing his own films. Working with established actors, musicians and producers such as Gbenga Annkinagbe from The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and The Wire, Grammy winning Jazz...
Ryan P. Shrime's screenplay, PLEASE DON'T DIE, ROGER BERMAN, just won 3rd place out of 2000 submissions in the Emerging Screenwriters Feature competition.Ryan has been acting, writing, and producing since he graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in Economics. Having made numerous appearances in film and television, he is a graduate of the three-year Meisner training program at the William Esper Studio in New York, and has also studied at Berg Studios and the Lesly Kahn Studio in Los Angeles, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre both in New York and Los Angeles, with the Michael Checkhov Acting Studio in New York, the American Repertory Theater in Boston and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He co-wrote/created/executive produced the acclaimed web series, Bathroomies, produced The...
After devouring countless Shakespeare plays, Eugene Ramos earned a degree in British Literature of the 1500s from Northwestern University. He later graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in Film. He wrote, directed, and/or produced a number of shorts, including The Concoction and Dandelion Fall, both of which garnered awards and honors at several film festivals. While at Columbia, he also received a fellowship from Comedy Central. Since film school, he has participated in the NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program, NAMIC’s Writers’ Workshop, and the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters’ Lab. His spec scripts for the TV shows “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Supernatural,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Star...
I've always been a writer! Originally from St. Louis, I moved to California after college. I've worked in the Advertising industry (DDB Needham and BBDO), and the Entertainment industry (The Walt Disney Company, both in Burbank and (ESPN) in New York). I've worked in film production, and fell in love with the process. But above all, I've always been a writer. It is my love, my passion, my therapy. My husband and I own a Sports Marketing company. We buy and sell sports memorabilia, specializing in vintage baseball and football tickets. We have over 300,000 tickets dating back to 1912. My love for baseball (especially the St. Louis Cardinals) and my love for writing have come together to create my screenplay "Every Ticket Tells A Story."