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Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Nathan is a former neuroscientist and currently works as a copywriter/screenwriter/concept designer at Imagination Pioneers Studios where he applies his storytelling skills in crafting original 2D/3D/VR animated content. Nathan's first draft of his animated sci-fi drama pilot – Rayvon's N.E.S.T. – was selected as one of the Top 100 Screenplays in the 2017 Emerging Screenwriters Feature/Pilot Competition. Nathan has since refined his pilot which explores the possibilities and implications of ‘digitizing people's souls’. A Series Bible is now available to accompany his pilot. Nathan finds inspiration in gritty existential stories featuring complex anti-heroes, such as Taxi Driver, The Godfather, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Death Note, The Wire, and Curb Your...
Yucef Mayes is a Screenwriter/Filmmaker from Newark NJ. Yucef is a graduate of The New School University of NYC. He is a former writng fellow of North Country Institute, Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of NYC. Yucef is the screenwriter, producer, and director of a short film, Driver, which was the Official Selection of Newark International Film Festival, Film Series of Reginald Lewis Museum of Baltimore, and Hip Hop Film Festival of Harlem NYC. Yucef is currently fundraising for his next short film, Zahra and the Oil Man, which will begin production in May 2018. Yucef is also a Media Resident of Rutger's Express Newark Media Center.
A. J. BERMUDEZ grew up throughout the U.S., and after graduating high school ranked first in her class at age 17 she moved to Moscow, Russia, where she worked as a volunteer with Afghan refugees and as a textual translator. She received her bachelor’s degree between Chicago and Sydney, Australia in Philosophy of the Arts, and went on to study art and film studies at the postgraduate level at Yale University. An award-winning writer, her past works include Hunt (HBMG Foundation, 2017), The Middling Class (winner of the Los Angeles WILDsound Film Festival, 2016), Off Prospect (Heretic Records, 2015-2016), and an adaptation of W.H. Auden’s The Sea and the Mirror (Yale Center for British Art, 2013). Her work has been featured at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the National Winter Playwrights...
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Johnny Walker is a musician turned soundman turned author. He has worked on both sides of the camera and received two Billboard Songwriting Citations as a songwriter. After spending his youth on the road as a touring musician/actor, he settled down in New York City and became submersed in sound design. Johnny spent two decades applying his entertainment expertise to companies such as Ralph Lauren Media Services, Miramax Films, and Lifetime, to name a few. First published in 2006, Johnny has recently completed a fantasy fiction trilogy, EKKO Mysteries, based on his experiences on the road. Johnny has created a multimedia experience with the EKKO series, bringing the fictional rock band, Nathan Juju, to life by implementing the latest technology in eBooks. He has completed a miniseries treatment and...
I've optioned four scripts (one is currently in development). One short has been produced and I've also been a Nicholl semifinalist with a comedy script. A one act play was published several years ago and hopefully has been produced.I've also written several novels, one of which became a bestseller, making it to the #12 spot on Amazon.
Jeff York was named one of the International Screenwriters Association's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018. He has written 11 movie screenplays, two TV show treatments/pilots and two plays. His works have figured in the finals of 66 screenwriting contests and counting. He's been a Screencraft Fellowship finalist twice. And Jeff currently has two scripts, INCURABLE and PLAY DIRTY, that are being considered for purchase by an independent film company. Jeff is also working with an independent producer to develop a script based on the life of silent film comedian Harold Lloyd. After 20 years in advertising, running a couple of creative departments, and winning almost every industry award, Jeff took his lifelong love of going to the movies and decided to take a crack at writing a screenplay. It was a character-driven...
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My name is Pag Kravvas and I'm a London based, award-winning Writer and Film Director.Born and bred Greek, I studied (many years ago) in both Greece and the US - and it was a couple of years back that I left a long and fruitful career in Greece and moved to the UK.My last feature film titled THE DEATH I DREAMED OF has won 6 awards in total at various International Film Festivals (and a BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival among them) and has a UK/US distribution - and it was after its theatrical release and festival circuit that I decided to walk the extra mile.Being on both sides of the fence, I know what it's worth to have a good script and I know exactly what it takes to get there. I've been well experienced to deliver scripts throughout the years and I've got quite a few...
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How to summarize an eclectic background? Here goes: Tried my hand at fashion design which led me to graphic design where I found a home working primarily in print media. Raised a family, jumped into my childhood dream of acting where I managed to book professional jobs in film, TV shows and commercials as well as live theatre productions. When my 18 year-old daughter left for nine months to travel Europe (nine months of no sleep for me!), the idea for my first screenplay was born. Fell in love with the craft of screenwriting and have been at it ever since...
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I'm an experienced writer with many awards and numerous produced credits. I wrote, directed, and produced the murder mystery comedy, MOM, MURDER & ME (http://mommurderandme.com), which was an official selection of several film festivals, including the California Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival and the Bahamas International Film Festival. At the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in January 2015, the film was nominated for best feature film and I was nominated for best director. I've also produced eight short films featured in film festivals, such as San Francisco Indie Fest, Comic Con International Independent Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, and many others.
Wrote a script for the first season of "TALES FROM THE CRYPT, which increased their ratings hugely, called "FOUR SIDED TRIANGLE" starring Patricia Arquette. Written many screenplays ahead of their time optioned. Co-produced around 20 comedies for NBC. Write and Directed two short dramas, award winning and released on cable, in one case internationally. Consulted on numerous films. Won 1st Place, Best original feature screenplay Hollywood Comedy Festival 2012 - "HOLLYWOOD EASY"
Aaron Daniel Jacob is a filmmaker, composer, and a seasoned session singer. A San Fernando Valley native, he participated in several musical theatre and improv groups in high school, including Cal State University Northridge's prestigious Teenage Drama Workshop, before turning his attention to Film Production at New York University. After two years in New York, he transferred to Chapman University where he finished his degree in Screenwriting. He's written, directed, and produced several short films ranging in genre that have gone on to moderate acclaim. His horror-comedy short film "Riley" was screened at the Burbank International Film Festival®, where it was nominated for Best Horror Short and Best Leading Actress for frequent collaborator and close friend Bex Taylor-Klaus (Scream the Series, The Killing,...
Self-taught screenwriter. Attended film school. Gravitated towards screenwriting. Worked with produced screenwriters. Worked as a reader. Learned how to write screenplays the proper way. To date I have 40 film festival awards/wins.
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 TV pilot script, "Half Pint" was produced by Original Concept & Development Associates in 2013 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). Duncan created the Emmy winning 7DayPSA competiton that challenges filmmaker teams to write, shoot & edit public service announcements for deserving non-profit organizations...
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Studied at Hands on Malta school of filmmakers: - Filmmaking skillset - Development and Pre-production - Practical-principal photography Was involved in the Malta Classic Grand Prix project as a camera man. Had the opportunity to work on 4 micro films, of which one I was the scriptwriter, one the director and one the assistant cameraman, which films are still in the editing phase. An ACCA member and financial controller as a profession with over 17 years of experience in various sectors.
Starting out as a political reporter, covering the Bush and Clinton White Houses I've written screen and tele-plays, magazine articles and currently working on my second book. Highlights from my blog satirizing the turn-of-the-century Naughts live on - sadly - at BubblesandBush.com. If that isn't funny enough, I wrote my master's thesis on Iraq under direction of the professors who went on to became the architects of Gulf War 2. All in all making me a really creative guy.
Rob Tobin 714-717-4289 • scripts90@gmail.com • surfcityfilms.net • https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm2599619 RESUME Screenwriting Wrote the script for a $30 million, English-language feature for a Chinese studio, 2017. Rewrote a feature film script for a Chinese studio, 2016. Wrote two book adaptations 2016. Feature film “Storefront” in post production as of 9/2016. Two spec scripts in development in Europe as of 9/2016. “The Man” sold and in development 8/2016. “Broken,” produced, finalist in the 2014 PGA Make Your Mark film competition. Featured in the book "The Top 50 Indie Writers In The World" by Del Weston, Theresa Weston, and Nabi Zee, released in 2016. “Dam 999,” $10 million feature produced, released by Warner Brothers, November...
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,...
Atul’s expertise has been utilized to develop original and branded properties in the international markets and currently shares his knowledge as a Professor at Mohawk College, while developing projects with Camillion Ent. like "El Tabador" (prime time) and "Baby Faces" (drama)In 2011-15 Atul has written on 14 TV shows, from NBC Kids, Disney Channel, Marvel, Cartoon Network and Discovery Channel.For over 29 years, Atul N. Rao has been a writer/producer and performer for theatre, television and feature film in Toronto, Los Angeles, and India. Starting as a staff writer at Nelvana, he wrote for animated hits such as Babar, Carebears, Beetlejuice and Tintin. Atul toured with children's theatre and later joined a successful Toronto comedy troupe, “The Lost Tribe” as head...
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.
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, branded content and casting services. 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...
Phil Parker is one of ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018. Currently, the Aussie sci-fi that Red Centre Films hired Phil to rewrite is being considered by Netflix Australia for production. BAFTA-winning producer Sias Wilson is packaging Phil's multi-award winning feature spec THE THIRD BOMB. In late 2017, Phil was hired again by Tent Pictures Productions to write the pilot episode for the animated series KHALFAN AND FAHMAN. Tent Pictures is also currently producing a fully animated trailer for CATSAWAY, the animated feature Phil was hired to develop. Phil's screenwriting success so far is due in no small part to his winning the Nashville Film Festival screenwriting competition and placing as a Finalist at Script Pipeline and Screencraft.Before becoming a screenwriter, Phil worked as a promo writer/ editor/...
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Geoffrey D. Calhoun is an optioned and award winning screenwriter who is the founder of wefixyourscipt.com. In 2017 he was listed as a Top 100 Indie Writer in the World. He reads and critiques scripts for improvements in structure, flow, and dialogue. He enjoys collaborating and developing a story with other writers and producers. He is a creative out of the box thinker that pushes the limit of coventional storytelling.
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Co-writing a true story pod cast series, DECEIVED, to be aired on the Alive and Social pod cast network.Nominated for the Arthur Rosenfeld Award For Excellence In Dramatic Writing.Named one of the Top 100 Indie Writers in Del Weston's forthcoming bookof the same name.My holiday comedy short ALL CHOKED UP premieres June 18th, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. My comedic cautionary tale short script, JUST A TIC, was filmed in August 2016. It is in final editing.My sci-fi thriller script, A LITTLE FAVOR, is becoming a graphic novel. My dark comedy thriller script set in Duluth and Ohio, THE FAT LADY SINGS, is now a novella available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com. My modern western thriller script, JENNA'S GONE, is in development with Taz Entertainment and CoyoteMoon Films.I've won 13 screenwriting contests with 9...
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Chris Candelario was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has traveled throughout the world, much as a TV news photographer. He’s completed >20 movie and TV scripts, 3-major manuscripts, an opera libretto, composed over 100 classical & flamenco guitar pieces, initialized a guitar concert and music for an opera, and published 16 classical & flamenco guitar pieces, plus recording a companion CDhttp://chriscandelario.com
Moema Umann is a filmmaker who seeks to explore new ways of telling stories through film. She started her career in Brazil, and since 2006 she has been working in theater and movies produced in Brazil and the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Brasilia in performing arts and a master’s degree in directing from The Actors Studio Drama School. In the summer of 2010, she was selected to be part of the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center and The Actors Studio Playwrights and Directors Workshop. Moema won Best Female Director at the 2010 American International Film Festival for her film, Before Breakfast, which was also accepted at the 2011 Short Film Corner in Cannes, the Big Apple Film Festival, Queens World Film Festival, and New Filmmakers 2012, among others. Before Breakfast...
A runner/engineer/writer.
I hold a degree in psychology and a minor in political science from the University of Houston. As a contributor and on-air talent expert for StudioD, my work has appeared on websites such as Livestrong, eHow, Global Post, Modern Mom, and The Classroom on Synonym. I have a rich, diverse background working in the mental health and teaching fields. Additionally, I am also a screenwriter, actor, and corporate language trainer. My screenplay, Hyde Park, received an honorable mention in the Fort Bend Writer's Guild First Ten Screenplay and Novel Competition, and in 2009, I was awarded a poetry fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. My short story, Running on Fumes in 1999, was published by Crack the Spine Literary Magazine in May 2014, and I was a quarter-finalist and semi-finalist for the 2016 Mary Ballard Poetry...
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Kristen Ross is a writer and screenwriter, specializing in fantastic fiction and children’s & family programming. With 15 years of industry experience, she has worked in TV, film and advertising as a scriptwriter, creative development assistant, and a researcher and story assistant for the Identification Discovery channel. Kristen began her career as a performer, working alongside both Emmy and Oscar-nominated talents such as Kostas Gavras (The Missing) and Tassos Boulmetis (A Touch of Spice). She has shot over 50 European campaigns, and worked steadily in TV for over a decade. In 2013 Kristen was selected by the WGC to participate in Bell Media’s Diverse Screenwriters Program--an intense program that prepares emerging writers for a professional career...
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: My name is K. R. Bernard I’m 32 years old, I live in Union New Jersey, I graduated from Montclair High School class of 2005, also graduated from Union County College class of 2012. I’m a self-published Indie writer/Author. My first compilation is titled Shattered Worlds Apocalyptic Dystopians. (2013) My compilation consists of ten distinctively different original terror/horror and science-fiction stories. I always been interest in the genre of short stories. I also have written a second compilation of my newer orginal stories entitled Shattered Worlds Realms (2015) I have decided to take both my editions of Shattered Worlds and my other stories to pitch to internet tv and cable tv networks Shattered Worlds as a multiple seasons international television series. Imagine Twilight Zone and Amazing...
Nicholas Oktaras is an award-winning screenwriter with over 15 years experience in the film industry. Nicholas wrote and directed his first short film when he was only 16. However, it was his on-set experience with features, short films, and music videos, that led Nicholas to discover his ardor for screenwriting. After graduating New York Film Academy’s Filmmaking Program, Nicholas was awarded a full tuition scholarship to further his studies in screenwriting in Los Angeles. Since then, Nicholas has established himself as a working screenwriter, script doctor and script reader with notable literary management companies and production houses, while his feature film script, ‘This Old Man’ continues to compile international screenwriting awards.
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Attorney by day, screenwriter by night (and on weekends). One produced screenplay, and several others that have placed in prominent competitions. Period dramas, action, and suspense are my fortes. Hard-working and very self-motivated. Easy to work with. Hit me up if you need info on a "legal" story, scene, procedure, etc. I have litigated in dozens (maybe even hundreds) of state and federal courts around the country (my law practice is national). So, I am also used to traveling.
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Sean Michael Wilson is an Eisner and Harvey award nominated comic book writer from Scotland, now living in Japan. He has also worked in television and films, and directed television documentaries, providing the voiceover narration for several more. He has appeared on Japanese TV several times, talking about his book, Japanese history and his home country of Scotland. He has been published by a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers. He is the only professional comic book writer from the UK who lives in Japan. In 2017 his book, Secrets of the Ninja, received a medal in the '10th International Manga Award' of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the first British person to get one of these awards. In 2016 his book 'The Faceless Ghost' was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Book Awards, and has already...
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Andréa Prado is Brazilian, Bachelor on cinema, born in Rio, on 10/12/1977. She started working with cinema industries in several short films and tv commercials . After spending two years at Estação screenwriters group studies she started working as a screenwriter, where she wrote pilots for the TV series, like "Open Bar" by the Multishow channel, and her first screenplay "Powder Pencil and Eraser" (This project was a finalist of the feature film contest of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture (MINC) in 2013; and won the third place award on GUIÕES festival, in Portugal; today is in the fundraising stage. She also wrote and directed 4 shorts movies: "A Brief conversation"/2009; "Masked"/2014- (50 festivals and awards) "New Moon"/2015-...
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John Spare 429 Channing Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201Cell: 724.712.0937E-Mail: johnearlspare@gmail.com My screenwriting journey started long before I knew movies were actually written. As a toddler, my father would take me to the cinema weekly. I was mesmerized by a donkey that kicks field goals, an underdog boxer who wants to go the distance and, of course, a young mechanic from a galaxy far, far away who defeats an evil empire. When Showtime became available in our rural town, Dad signed us up. I vividly recall “A Clockwork Orange,” “Animal House,” and the one film that changed my life—“The Deer Hunter”— playing constantly. Did I mention I was only ten years old? I grew up as part of the first generation that owned a VCR. I could now record, re-watch and...
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A 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, Tom Lockridge has been a successful attorney for more than 25 years. Tom served as a writer, producer and music supervisor on the Lionsgate release Unrequited. He is the co-founder of Lucky Day Studios and a member of the Writers Guild of America. Tom was a writer and producer on a second feature film, Faith, Love and Chocolate, now in post. He was the writer, director, producer and editor on the successful short film, The Cycle and served the same roles on the acclaimed prosecutor training films Ethics: The Movie.
Diagnosed as Bi-Polar (NOS) at 17, he spent a year homeless, struggling with drug dependency and hospitalizations. Now, sober for four years, Maxwell Dayton Hammel lives comfortably in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his girlfriend and two cats. Currently employed by Know Idea Productions as a Staff Writer and Producer.
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Born 1945 in Washington, DC, son of a West Point Army Captain who was killed in the Korean Conflict. After high school I did 4 years in the Marine Corps. Not yet having “conscientious objector” in my vocabulary, I, instead pushed my artistic abilities into play and painted two murals while in boot camp (Paris Island). Then during a tour of duty in Japan in the 60s I was posted as an illustrator for a military PR magazine. I immersed myself in the aesthetics of Japan, learning the language, both spoken and written, as well as learning the traditional Sumi-e painting style. There I also learned the art of photography while having access to the vast dark room facilities for the Navy’s aerial reconnaissance. It was in this unique setting that I launched my career as an artist. This path took me through...
Michael has written or co-written 13 feature screenplays, 4 of which have been optioned and 4 of which have won 6 national writing competitions. "A DOGGONE CHRISTMAS", a family Christmas comedy co-written with Travis Mann, recently won overall FIRST PLACE in the 2013 Scriptwriters Network High Concept Screenplay Competition. The script also placed Second in the Fresh Voices screenplay competition and made the top 10 out of 7,000 entries in the Final Draft Big Break screenplay competition. "GODSPEED" (co-written with Travis Mann) won FIRST PLACE in the 2009 Feel Good Film Festival Screenplay Competition, was a Semi-Finalist (top 2%) in the American Screenwriting Competition, the PAGE Screenwriting Awards and the Final Draft "Big Break" Screenplay Competition. The script was also an...
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Writes scripts and advertising copy for print, video and interactive media for business videos, advertising and entertainment purposes. Body of work includes multiple feature length screenplays, a television pilot and a webisode. Leads marketing, brand management and corporate identity of start-up filmmaking school. Plans and directs public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image. Creates marketing and promotional materials, both print and digital. Launched and maintains email marketing and social media across channels. Plans and delivers education courses and materials.
(writer/producer/filmmaker) . My first writing/producing project "Not Guilty" won the Viva Latino Film Fest 2015. Nominated 2014 Golden Door Film Fest "Best Story Concept". Am in pre-production to direct "Fallen Angels", and recently directed the play "About A Rhino" by new Actors Studio PDU playwright Shawn Belpanno. On writing I studied classics, directing via George Lucas/USC program. I apprenticed for acting/producing two years under John Pallotta Studios NYC, privately I study under Bob McAndrew. Am an active member of Actors Chapel NYC, we critique/showcase new, revised and pending plays, script, novel excerpts weekly. Our roster includes rare unpublished works by Edward Albee, our readers and core members won Obie's, nominated for BAFTA, Oscars, teach at NYU and more! I am blessed with excellent mentors....
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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Aiming for the sun and trying to catch fire.
Jonathan LaPoma is an award-winning, best-selling novelist, optioned screenwriter, songwriter, and poet from Buffalo, NY. In 2005, he received a BA in history and a secondary education credential from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and he traveled extensively throughout the United States and Mexico after graduating. These experiences have become the inspiration for much of his writing, which often explores themes of alienation and misery as human constructions that can be overcome through self-understanding and the acceptance of suffering. LaPoma has written three novels, eleven screenplays, and hundreds of songs and poems. His screenplays have won over 150 awards/honors at various international screenwriting competitions, and his black comedy script HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide...
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My pilot Finnegan's was the winner the TV drama categories in The Chicago Screenplay Contest 2014 and The Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2014. Thanks to a 7, 8 and 8 rating it has appeared in the top 5% of The Black List website. I'm currently attached to 2 independent features, one shooting hopefully this year, the other next year. I'm developing several other projects on the independent level and am available for more. Currently unrepresented but am open to offers. I started a blog and podcast which features interviews with real industry pros offering practical experience and advice. It's both informative and wicked fun, covering all aspects of the behind the scenes world of entertainment. It can be found at handsometimmydexpress.comIt's always a pleasure talking about the world of writing,...
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Kentrell Liddell is a primary care physician and is a Board Member of the Crossroads Film Society. As a family medicine physician, she has treated patients from all walks of life, including military veterans. As a board member of a regional film society, she has screened hundreds of films over the past six years for entry into the Crossroads Film Festival held annually in Jackson, Mississippi. Kentrell also volunteers her time and skills to assist with the screenwriting and production of films for various local filmmakers, the most recent being “The Companion”, which is about mental illness, specifically Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and which has already garnered several film festival awards. Furthermore, Kentrell has scouted talent and encouraged young aspiring actors to attend castings for...
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Karen LaMantia Ashikeh is the author of four books, numerous screenplays, TV series and stage plays and focuses on visions for a positive future, in progress now. She writes about important contemporary issues such as economic justice and the environment but does so with humor and interesting characters who make a difference as they grow through the progression of their story. Her scripts are varied: from a humorous expose of Prison life ( Toxic Waste)to a team that tackles global economic inequality ( Cold Cash). She has also written a screen play and a 12 part TV series on the Underground Railroad ( Jasmine Rose) before and during the USA Civil War. She takes on controversial issues, such as the problems of military families ( Weapons of the Heart), Native American Rights ( Salvation's Crossing) and Global...
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Gina Cresse is a mystery writer who has authored the Devonie Lace Mystery Series, published by Avalon Books in New York.• A Deadly Change of Course – Plan B• A Deadly Bargain – Plan C• A Deadly Change of Heart• A Deadly Change of Power• A Deadly Change of LuckShe has also self-published the following mysteries:• Sinfandel -- a wine murder mystery set in California’s Central Valley.• Colton P.I.—Second Unit -- features a stuntman/private eye.She holds a Certificate in Feature Film Screenwriting from UCLA and has written the following screenplays:• Plan Bo Based on her first novel, A Deadly Change of Course – Plan Bo Quarter-finalist in Scriptapalooza’s contest and also received a strong “Consider” from their coverage service•...
Robyn Opie Parnell is the best-selling author of 90 children's books, both fiction and non-fiction, 4 non-fiction books for adults, and 3 family feature screenplays.
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I discovered my love of acting early on, landing part after part until it came time to make decisions about my post-collegiate career. I set my passion on the shelf and left for graduate school where studies consumed every minute of my day. I learned that while I had little time to act, I could write, and write I did! During my successful career as a Trauma Psychologist, I wrote hundreds of articles, chapters, courses and books. After two decades invested in that career, I finally began my journey back into the film industry. While I still occasionally take an acting part, I have focused on my well-honed writing, administrative and fund-raising skills to found a small production company called Sage Wisdom Films. I have a broad portfolio that includes projects from Competitive Reality TV, to a sitcom pilot, to an edgy...
I’m a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Professional Program in Screenwriting, a trained Story Analyst, and currently serve as a judge in the Scriptwriter’s Network’s Hollywood Outreach Program. One of my scripts, "Rational Panic" was optioned by an L.A. production company.
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