WRITER'S SHOWCASE

Carolyn is a writer for screen and stage based in Los Angeles. Her legal procedural pilot IN CHAMBERS was named an Official Selection of New York Television Festival. Carolyn wrote a feature screenplay for Noggin Sauce Pictures called New Reality which won First Place Comedy in Vail Film Festival’s Screenplay Contest. Academy Award winner Melissa Leo headlined the reading of Carolyn’s screenplay Magnetic at the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters’ Lab. Magnetic is in development with Producers Diane Nabatoff and Alex Ross with director Jon Amiel (Creation) attached. The script received the Plume and Pellicule Award, Alfred P. Sloan First Place Screenwriting Award at Carnegie Mellon University, first place in the Screenwriting Search contest (period category), and second place...
Currently lead writer on GERRY ANDERSON'S 'FIRESTORM' (TV series in pre-production). Previous script and storyline work on SKY ONE's 'SPACE ISLAND ONE'. Author of 33 published books including the YA series YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES and LOST WORLDS (both currently optioned for development as TV series). Numerous scripts for the Big Finish line of licenced DOCTOR WHO audio dramas.
Born in Viet-Nam, then raised in France, Suzanne had no English at 10 years old. Yet, she fell in love with the English language after watching a performance by a Scottish actor on a television series. She was thus inspired to learn the language and subsequently excelled in English at school. Discovering Shakespeare at 14, specifically Zeffirelli’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, was a pinnacle moment for her and it sparked a strong desire in her to take up acting classes. “From that moment, I resolved to become either an actress, or an English teacher. Eventually, I killed two birds with one stone, since I literally performed in front of my students during my teacher career,” says Suzanne, who used Acting to make the learning of the English language as entertaining as possible. When Suzanne...
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Born in London, England, raised in Dublin, Ireland and Luxembourg and came of age and still living in Sydney, Australia with my wife and young son. I grew up in a house of books and immersed in cinema. In cinematic story, my first love was science fiction with a voice. Seeing Tarkovsky's Solaris as a six-year-old flicked something inside. Since then, although experimenting in different genres, I returned to my first love of science fiction. I'm drawn to write compelling stories delivered through rich, realistic characters and dialog -- stories relevant to contemporary society and the timeless human condition. As reference, beyond Tarkovsky's Solaris, I'm inspired in tone by MOON, EX MACHINA, GATTACA and CHILDREN OF MEN.In 2016, my low-key sci-fi, DISCONN won Fast Track Fellowship III (2016). I made the most of the...
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Nick Perlman is a filmmaker and illustrator whose television work has been broadcast nationally and received various nominations and recognitions at film festivals across the country. He's a native New Yorker who currently works as a freelance television editor. When he's not cartoonishly tripping over himself, you can find him crooning with his guitar.
Lindiwe Mueller-Westernhagen is a songwriter turned screenwriter. As the daughter of an American author and South African mother who created South Africa’s first TV talk show, it was this backdrop where Lindiwe learned the power of words, media and the arts, to share stories that impact our world. Growing up as a latchkey kid in a predominately white neighborhood, television was Lindiwe’s most supportive parent imaginable, it is where she saw people that looked like her. She strives to put these diverse characters in her stories so their voices and experiences can be seen and heard. Lindiwe’s characters are ones that stand up against social norms and authority, show their human spirit rise up time and time, and those who fight for true love. Her first dramedy TV pilot script, That Sister...
Katherine King is an actress, playwright, screenwriter and singer-songwriter. 2018 saw her prolific and diverse writing produced: More Cake, a satire which has already garnered two Honorable Mentions for Best Dark Comedy in film festivals and is entered into several more for 2019, and I'm Gonna Tell God Everything, a drama that chronicles the personal costs of the Syrian civil war, as well as There'll Be Some Changes Made Today, a cabaret that world premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and featured four of her original short plays as well as comedy, music and juggling satirizing the current social struggle of the female journey. She has written three full-length produced plays: Psychic Sink, a multimedia theater piece incorporating film and sculpture, the Western comedy My Darling Josephine and the...
17 year old screenwriter who is hoping to burst on to the scene with his screenplays. I have 2 screenplays done and am currently working on my 3rd with plenty more to come. I am hoping to expand my horizon and one day see my movies on the big screen.
Sean Skelton is a writer/director residing in Los Angeles and New York. He is primarily known for his award-winning pilots and short films, including his dramatic comedy pilot "Trouble," which won the awards for Best TV Drama at the Independent Television Festival and Best Writing at the New York Television Festival. He co-created and produced the documentary TV series "Wall Street Warriors," which ran for thee seasons on MOJO HD. He wrote and produced the Webby-nominated web series "Financially Fit" for Yahoo! Studios and a short documentary about the Biosphere 2 for Retro Report and the New York Times. Other projects he created were finalists for the Lionsgate/Sea to Sky Co-Development Award and the Samsung Second Screen Initiative. His science fiction drama pilot script “The Naked Eye” was a finalist...
I attended Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and recieved a BA in Theatre Arts and English in 2002 before relocating to Los Angeles, California, where i now work as an administrator at the Writers Guild of America, West. Over the years I've had the honor of mentoring under talented artists such as Beth Sullivan ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") and Chris Rossi ("Meadowland"), while continuing my education. I recieved a scholarship from the Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica in 2009. As a result of this course, I wrote a dramatic historical pilot about 1930s Hollywood called "Babylon" which was a finalist in Cinequest Film Festival in 2015 under the teleplay category. ALso, as a two-time cancer survivor (Leukemia), I have also consulted. most noticably on the television serial "Chasing Life" from ABC Family,...
I graduated from the Chapman University Dodge School of Media Arts with a degree in Screenwriting. There are five full length features and a pilot under my belt. I’m currently working on two other features. During my stay at the Dodge College, several scripts of mine were produced into shorts. Granted, most of those were not my original ideas, as film school is filled with people wanting to produce their own. Nevertheless, the projects were good practice working collaboratively with another filmmaker. Potential writing projects that the term at Dodge offered haven’t ceased with graduation. A couple of friends have asked me to co-write senior projects, and while I am honored by their willingness to bring me in on their scripts, a job in the industry is my first priority. I am fully capable in...
I went to college for film where I graduated with honours. My biggest accomplisment there was writing, directing and starring in a 20 minute short film called The Chance. Since then, I have had a couple writing gigs and optioned a short that went unproduced. I've co-produced a sci-fi, short film based on a graphic novel that is in post-production. In July 2014, I optioned my first feature-length script called A Long Time Comin'.
Gabriela Revilla Lugo is a Producer, Writer, and the founder of Revek Entertainment, a production company specializing in the creation of high quality, low budget, film and television content, physical production services, and branded content. In 2013, she produced Damien Chazelle's, Whiplash, which won the Sundance Jury Selection Short Film Award. The feature film went on to win Sundance Jury Selection the following year and took home several Academy Awards. In 2014 she produced Warner Bros and Blumhouse's, The Gallows, which was made for $250K and grossed over $40M domestic. Gabby oversaw Summer Forever, an example of low cost, high quality musical. The project was financed in part by brand partners, cast with Internet media influencers and traditional actors. Helmed by director Roman White, the film stars a...
I am the author of the Rom-Com story collection IN SEARCH OF UNICORNS: MODERN FAIRYTALES FOR MODERN WOMEN (Tales of love, laughter, friends, angels, ghosts, ex-s and exploding turkeys.) That and my second book, the suspense/ drama LEAD US NOT audiobooks are available at Audible.com, iTunes and Amazon. I am also the creator of the musical THEY SHOOT PRETTY WOMEN… DON’T THEY? I love mixing genres. I am also the creator of an original Super Hero series THE PHOENIX.
I was a Fresh Voices semifinalist at one point...so I must be doing something write. Glad to be here!
Jarret Kerr is a Brooklyn based, award winning screenwriter, director and actor. His screenplay, Northern, was awarded best action-adventure script for ISA's 2015 table read my screenplay competition, placing in the top ten. It was also listed as one of the top 100 screenplays at the 2015 Cinequest Film Festival. His last film, Jane Wants A Boyfriend, starring Eliza Dushku, Louisa Krause and Tony winner Gabriel Ebert, won best actress and best ensemble at the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival and is currently available on Showtime. His first film, Percival's Big Night, won best producer and best actress at the 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival and is now available on Amazon Prime. His screenplay, Saung, was shot on location in Myanmar in the summer of 2017 with an all Burmese cast of non-actors and is currently on the festival...
Mr. Travis wrote an award-winning short story in the 6th grade and it went to his head... Still fancying himself a writer all these years later, Travis has added producing and directing to his modest skills. The result is a long list of TV series originating mostly in Toronto as well as a PBS doc. He's recently moved his offices and family to Detroit and works with his production partners in Dallas, Houston, LA and Toronto. Phil is producing a feature thriller JOON, a series of family features for TV based on his mom's BEN & ZACK books, and is currently filming a feature doc on baseball. REEL: https://vimeo.com/182710677
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Cleveland McLeish is the CEO for HCP Book Publishing, and HCP Ministries (Offering Ghostwriting, Playwriting and Screenwriting services globally). Cleveland is a bestselling Author, Ghostwriter, Playwright, Screenwriter and Publishing Guru who has been assisting Authors to write and publish their books for many years. He writes and edits Stageplays and Movie Scripts in all genres, except gay and erotica. Credits: Ghostwriter: Six Steps To Success, The Day I Died, How To Improve Your Marriage, Family Planning, The Painting, Internal Security, A Glorious Child, Train Up A Child, Legacy Series, God in the Marketplace, Pray Or Become Prey. Sermons to Book: A Glorious Church, Sons of God Arise, By His Stripes You Are Healed. Screenwriter: The Rock, The Science of Religion, He Watches Over Me, The Waiting Room, The...
Resumé Following my childhood in London, I began entertaining at 16 years old in Radio and the NAAFI whilst in the Royal Air Force; before performing comedy at theatres, clubs and holiday resorts world-wide, including the original Comedy Store in California, USA. I continued to perform while spending twenty years in the Metropolitan Police Service, where I received commendations from The Commissioner, Old Bailey Judges and the Sheriff of London, etc. for covert work, which I reluctantly mention to highlight a rich eclectic history from which to draw inspiration, factuality and realism. I love writing, publishing a book in 2011 and latterly editorial for newspapers while, concentrating on honing the art of the screenplay. I aim to create TV programmes and movies where audiences escape into the world...
Born in India, raised in Italy and living in the UK. I have written several short films, three of which got made and one of which, Crêpes, is currently circulating in the festival circuit, having received a nomination for best trailer, for best 1st-time director (myself) and best leading actress and having won as best short film and soundtrack. Crêpes, which I wrote, directed and produced myself, tells the story of a terminally-ill, 63-year-old widow who is faced with the difficult decision whether to undergo further cancer treatments or let the disease run its course. My writing portfolio also includes two polished feature film screenplays, two feature film treatments, several articles about screenwriting and film making and academic writing (for which I was invited to present at the Screenwriting...
I grew up in southwest London, England in a town called Tooting. When I was a teenager I moved to the great state of New Jersey, U.S.A. Over the years, I've written a bunch of shorts, a web series, TV spec, a couple of original pilots and I'm currently writing my next feature. I'm single and I-- Oh, wait... Sorry, wrong website.
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Mark William Moore 408-821-6154 Email: MWM.AWriter@live.com Webpage: MarkWMoore.blogspot.com Concise Resume Former FILM MAJOR at San Francisco College Former EDITOR-IN-CHIEF of International Sports Publication Former Yahoo! CONTRIBUTING WRITER WRITER for Burning Candles Productions Web Series (“Artist College”) in Development AUTHOR of Screenplays (upon request) Memberships In Good Standing: International Screenwriters Association American Zoetrope AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: TOP-100 (Drama Feature) – best 7% of all entries – Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition 2016 – “I AM CHAMPION” QUARTER-FINALISTS (Drama Feature) – Cinequest Screenwriting Competition 2015 – both “I AM CHAMPION” and “ONLY MAKE...
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Duncan is a professional actor/writer living in New England. He can be seen in front of the camera in "Mystic River," "The Town," "The Judge," "By the Sea" as well as other films, TV shows and commercials. His children's historical eductional TV pilot script, "Half Pint" was produced by Original Concept & Development Associates in 2013 taking home a VanGough Award for best writing at the 2015 Amesterdaym Film Festival, and his short film "Macy's Goes to War" is currently in production with OCD. Duncan's screnplays have won awards in writing competitions and he has recieved three New England Emmy Award nominations, taking home one statue. His mystery e-novella, "Pocket Change," was published in 2015 (also an Audio Book narrated by Chris Cuilla) and a sequel called "The Dead of Winter" is in the works. He has...
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Sharon is an award winning screenwriter who grew up around the Arts. Her father was a professional trumpet player and sought after bandleader in San Francisco while her mother worked in theatre doing production. Sharon was staging plays and movies from the time she could talk. A theatre major at College of Marin, she continued her studies at UCLA and immediately became absorbed into writing and performing improv around town with the famed Groundling sketch comedy players and Second City transplants. Her professional writing career started in the indie feature world as a writer for hire. CATCHING INDIA for Jennifer Siebel Newsom (“Miss Representation”) sent Sharon to India to interview heads of state, later winning the Goa International Screenplay Award; THE WINE REVOLT to France to meet with world...
With my feature directing debut, HOW WE GOT AWAY WITH IT, which I also co-wrote and co-produced, I was a Finalist in the Emerging Director Competition (alongside EQUITY director Meera Menon) at the St. Louis Int'l. Film Festival and 1st Runner-up for the Stolman Audience Award for the Best American Independent Film at the Sonoma Int'l. Film Festival. My very first screenplay became the crime thriller, THE HARD EASY, and starred Vera Farmiga and Bruce Dern (released by HBO/Time Warner). Primarily known as an actor, I have crossed all mediums and worked with many of today’s major names and just wrapped a lead recurring role on the upcoming 5th season of Amazon’s BOSCH. I was honored to be nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series and to have won the Angel Film Award for...
Rhonda Ricardo is an American writer, newspaper columnist, author and talk-show co-host known for her columns in The Californian/North County Times, Business Scene Magazine and San Diego Union Tribune; plus she's known as a relationship/human condition expert contributor with a touch of humor, to additional well known publications including the Miami Herald. Rhonda’s over two-hundred published writings mainly highlight the seemingly average citizen or business leader’s deeper story and/or inspirational life to ultimately help others in similar situations. She revels in the art of penning compelling woven stories with aha-moments and heartfelt intricate action written to encourage audience bonding and contemplation of the thought-provoking central themes.... Barnes and...
Story based on actual events and my experiences as a PhD scientist / executive in Pharma, as Corporate VP Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs. This story has been burning inside me for years, it portrays a voice and perspective only possible by someone from inside the Pharma industry. Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device Industry Experience: work on over 64 medical products included clinical research, FDA regulatory, biostatistics, and supporting sales & marketing. PhD in Population Genetics. To Pay for College, Work Experience Included: ranch/ farm, lumber mill, construction as laborer to heavy equipment operator, livestock shows, welder, truck driver, door-to-door sales, dish washer, waiter, livestock judge, undergrad teaching assistant, graduate teaching assistant, research laboratory...
Zlatina Pacheva is a Vancouver-based screenwriter. To date, five of her scripts have been produced into four shorts and one award-winning web-series. EXTRA-ORDINARY AMY, her macabre story of a young girl who is death incarnate, was chosen as a Top 6 winner in the 2018 Crazy8s Film Contest. In December 2018, she was one of seven candidates selected to participate in the Kim's Convenience Writer's Room Intensive. In her spare time, Zlatina volunteers with Raindance Vancouver, the Vancouver Writer's Brigade and is the Co-Director of the Vancouver Short Film Festival.
Independent action comedy writer based in the East Coast of Australia. Writing scripts for TV and short feature film in Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Action/Adventure genres.
Toni Nagy is a filmmaker who has written, edited, directed and acted in over 50 sketch comedy videos that together have upwards of 2 million views. Nagy’s TV pilot of her sketch comedy entitled “The Masses” won “Best TV Pilot” at the Top Shorts festival, is currently a semi-finalist at Studio City International Film and TV Festival and is currently one of the top 50 considered for the ISA Fast Track Fellowship Award. Nagy’s web series/TV sizzle reel of her sketches also entitled “The Masses” is an award winner for “Best Comedy Short” at the Los Angeles Film Awards. Nagy is also a 100 Semi-Finalist for the 2018 Emerging Screenwriters contest. Nagy’s webseries/TV sizzle reel of her sketches also entitled “The Masses” is a semi-finalist for...
Joe Kilgore has written hundreds of television and radio commercials for international advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather. Twenty of his short stories have been published in magazines, anthologies, creative journals, and online literary publications. He's also the author of four published novels and one screenplay.Read more about Joe's ficiton at his website: http://joekilgore.com
After a 15+ year career in marketing, digital media, and experience design, I am transitioning to fulltime storyteller. I am working with partners to create Gramarye Media -- think of it as ebook 2.0, or the digital equivalent of a volume from the library at Hogwarts. I am also writing novels for two different publishing ventures, and writing screenplays. All of which share a common thread. E. Merrill Rootwrote: “We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.” In the era of Google-earth, when we know all too well that there are no more undiscovered dinosaur plateaus in South America and no last enchanted forests waiting, still, to be found, we live in a world bereft...
Producer of more than 20 movies in indian languages. Now producing and directing movies in world languages.
Robert is a Michigan native, growing up in the Detroit suburb of Warren, and is a graduate of Adrian College. He served in the U.S. Army, permanently stationed at Ft. Meyer, Virginia, Co E (Honor Guard) 1st Battalion 3rd Infantry. Robert worked in the advertising industry for a number of years in Washington D.C. and the Detroit area as a copywriter. Living a writers life, his varied experiences include writing inspirational speeches for former NBA star Quinn Buckner and reinventing one of Venice's landmark apartment buildings, the Ellison, once owned by Laurel and Hardy. His experience working in a steel mill in the Detroit area as a college student was indelibly etched in his memory as he was required to suppress the intense heat of a cauldron of molten steel with a hose of compressed air while an enormous...
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Semi-Finalist (in contention) Screencraft Short Script 'Just Between Us'. Honorable Mention, NYC Midnight 2018, (It Happened One Night in Space) Adaptation of Navagraha Purana, by V.S. Rao. (Legends of Destiny) Finalist Best Narrative Feature, and Best Fantasy Script. NEW HOPE FILM FESTIVAL 2017. Quarter-Finals SCREENCRAFT Feature Drama ‘The Law’ 2017. Quarter-Finals SHORE SCRIPTS Short Script ‘Just Between Us’, 2017. Shore Scripts Screenwriting Contest, Supernatural Thriller - Goblin’s Gun, 2016 Co-Writer. Creative Coconut Productions. Professor Crackitt’s Laboratory. 2017 Reader and team leader, CINEQUEST Screenwriting Contest. TELEPLAY-60 2016 -. http://www.bang2write.com/2016/08/12-character-archetypes-and-how-to-use-them-by-pamela-perry.html MizHollywood.com 2015 -...
Screenwriter, novelist, songwriter, editor, publisher, producer, teacher/instructor ... a second career which is lots of fun. A few things in the works: - TV Pilot with Bible for The Last Jewish Gangster getting attachments - Adapting the true crime book The Death of Biggie Smalls by Cathy Scott - Debbie Allen attached to direct/produce my adaptation of Brenda Jackson novel A Silken Thread - Adapted the unpublished novella Savage Reprisal into a feature
I am an Australian-born Berlin-based journalist and scriptwriter. I regularly write about film for the main German news service, Deutsche Presse Agentur. This includes covering each of the major European film festivals. At present, I am working with two Canadian producers in finalizing the funding for a coming-of-age/thriller set in the Canadian rodeo scene. I have also written a gay romantic comedy about an all-American boy, who travels to Paris to solve the mystery of his jazz singer mother’s tragic death. But as he sets about discovering the city she loved, he finds himself at the center of three love affairs – with his fiercely anti-American French tutor, a pleasure-seeking US diplomat and of course Paris. In addition, I am also working on a story set in London's Chinatown in the 1970's...
Robyn Opie Parnell is the best-selling author of 93 children's books, both fiction and non-fiction, 4 non-fiction books for adults, and 3 family feature screenplays. Her screenplay, Cyclone Santa, was a semifinalist in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest and winner of Script to Screen 2018.
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I grew up in Santa Monica and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in English. My writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Gawker, The Guardian, Epoch, Prism International, Able Muse, Jonah Magazine, Blunderbuss, Cimarron Review, Hobart, Word Riot, In Posse Review, Storyglossia, Summerset Review, and other pubs. I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in fiction in 2016. My novella, "A Season of Turbulence" was published in print in The Conium Review. I wrote the film, "Murder in Fashion," which played at festivals and theaters in 2010 and was reviewed in the NY Times and L.A. Times. I wwrote the biopic Fast Fade, based on the tragic life of film noir actress Barbara Payton. The project is now in development with producer Don Murphy. I adapted my short story "Light Fingers" originally...
Emmy Award winner Lee Levinson taught me how to write a screenplay in the year 2000. I have worked as a professional screenwriter and script doctor since that time. First poem published at age 9. Started Odds and Ends band at age 11 as professional drummer, lead vocalist until age 19.Started and led the AHH VIBRATION BAND at age 19 thru 24. Played guitar, sang lead, wrote all music and lyrics.1976 Started the heavy jazz rock psychedelic band Dark Star in Space City USA (Houston) as main guitarist, lead vocalist, writing all music and lyrics. First 45 RPM record March 23rd 1977:Spectre A side backed by Sounds of the Sun B Self produced Dark Star albums:Desert Sand (1989)Razor Of Madness (1991) Secret Obsession 1992Nowhere to Run 1993 (Played Holland, Norway, London)Power Of Love 1996Retired in 1999 from touring due...
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In 2015, Contagion Films dramatized my script "The Candy Man" into a short film entitled "Dark Chocolate." The film won the Audience Choice Award as the best film in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre at the San Diego Film Consortium Awards, beating 11 other films. To date, I have had over 100 audio scripts dramatized by various production companies in the United States and abroad. My theatrical resume, including a list of award nominations and wins, can be found on my blog. In August 2013, I won the Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition with my tale "The Return of Cosmo Draper."
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I wrote my first story when I was nine about a boy trying to follow trends so that his friends would accept him. I was that kid. It took me many years to realize that, the same things that made us different as kids are the same things that make us unique as adults. I was an African-American kid who lived in the ghetto but attending a Catholic school in the suburban. Convinced I would grow up to be a stuntman after watching The Fall Guy meant I spent most of my summers in the house with broken bones; this is when I fell in love with Fantasy / Adventures like James Bond, Raiders…, and Star Wars like and Sci-fi / Thrillers such as Alien, Blade Runner, and They Live. I never saw myself as a filmmaker until I watched Do the Right Thing. I was born and raised on Chicago’s west side, and after attending the...
Educated in Filmmaking, Writing and Directing at Edinburgh College from 2013 - 2015. Graduated with a Higher National Diploma and then attended New York Film Academy after working as an assistant to a Member Of European Parliament for nearly two years. Since returning to the UK, I have worked as a Supporting Artist in productions including Outlaw King, Royal Bank Of Scotland Advert, Clique and The Aeronauts. I have also been publishing short stories to my page on Vocal Media where I also write about topics of interest. I am hoping to option and sell work. Also willing to work with others in a script reader capacity, writing detailed and professional coverage reports. My areas of film interest are in character development and arcs. My main genres of interest are Horror, Action, Adventure, Historical and Drama. I...
I have worked for 25 years as a copywriter, art director and Creative Director for some of the biggest ad agencies in the world including FCB, Grey, Hakuhodo and DDB. Currently living in Brisbane, Australia, I have written several award-winning short films, including The Story of Bubbleboy, Size Thirteen and Great Adventures. My screenplay adaptation of The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco, based on the sequel to the best-selling Australian novel He Died With A Felafel In His Hand by John Birmingham, won the Screen Queensland Chauvel Award for unproduced screenplays. I have also been a finalist in the Australian Writers’ Guild Insite Award (2016 & 2015), the BlueCat Screenplay competition (2016), a semifinalist in WeScreenplay Diverse Voices (2017) and Screen 32 Search for New Blood (2017) and a quarter...
Storytelling has always been a part of Ellen’s life, and she followed that love to the Walt Disney Company, where she became a creative executive, and over 13 years, rose from intern to Senior Vice President, heading up the Creative Affairs department at DisneyToon Studios. She has worked in series development, current programming, television specials, and both theatrical and direct-to-video films. Ellen left Disney in 2006 to pursue her personal writing aspirations as a screenwriter in feature films and television. She excels at creating thematically resonant, emotional stories and skillfully constructing unique, imaginative worlds. Ellen teaches feature film development for Emerson College. Feature spec scripts: Candle, a supernatural love story which placed in the top 10% in the 2013...
2017 Academy Nicholls Fellowship Quarter-finalist for “The Good Book”. 2017 PAGE Awards Quarter-finalist for “The Good Book”. Two feature options. Four short films and an independent TV pilot produced. Script Reader/Film Screener 2010-2013. Associates in Liberal Arts, Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI, 2010 Certificate in Feature Film Writing, UCLA Extension, 2009
I am a UCLA-trained screenwriter, attorney and lobbyist. I have won numerous screenwriting awards in contests held by UCLA and other contests across the country.
John Sparano was born in Norristown, PA. In his senior year in high school he landed his first professional acting job in the movie, “Taps,” where he spent two months training and acting with, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, and Timothy Hutton. After two and half years at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., he moved to Los Angeles where he graduated from California State University at Northridge with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Over the next ten years he directed many Equity Waiver plays in Los Angeles, including the award winning “Deathtrap” with a then unknown Steve Valentine,(Crossing Jordan, The Walk) After the success of several other critically acclaimed plays, he made his first film, “Peter,” about an unsuspecting businessman who is followed around by...
Paul Rothbart was a stand up comic working the showcase clubs in New York as well as rooms up and down the East Coast throughout the 90's. He is now a writer/director as well as an occassional actor. Paul's first film, the short romantic comedy, "Isn't It Romantic?, is available at indiepix.net. He worked with parnter Cooper Campbell-Lloyd on the family sitcom pilot, "My Spirited Sister" currently in post production. He also worked on the script for Doug DeMarco's upcoming thriller, "Facades". Paul and Cooper are currently in preproduction for the comedic web series, "Call In".
I am a writer that can bring many years of experience to many genres of writing. From Action/Adventure, Science Fiction to War and Military. I've been there and done that. As a former Army Intelligence Analyst, having served in the Special Operations Command. I have inside knowledge of special operations and command structure from the inside. And, I still have contacts within the community. I have worked with both the Central Intelligence Agency and MI-6 on a true story "Target of Interest" that I am developing for the big screen. If you would like to know more. I have been selected for nomination for the Action On Film Festival. Nominated for a best-unproduced screenplay in the Milan International Screenplay Competition. And have won Gold at the International Independent Film Awards for the best short screenplay,...