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Julie Anne Wight is a screenwriter and children's book author. Her credits include three seasons on the Urban Movie Channel's hour drama series, "5th Ward," and over forty illustrated children’s books for the storybook app, FarFaria, including the award-winning "Sofia’s Flower," recipient of the Royal Palm Literary Award. Julie began her career as a radio copywriter before transitioning into writing for film and television. Her screenwriting accolades include being named Winner of National Lampoon’s Search for Comedy Gold, a Finalist in Universal Pictures' Emerging Writers Fellowship, Final Draft's Big Break Competition, America's Newest Scriptwriter and Script Pipeline's Film and TV Writing Competitions, and a Quarterfinalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. In addition to...
Joshua Keller Katz is an American actor and screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where, as a child, he appeared in local radio and television commercials and, later, in local community theater productions. After completing high school, he served in the United States Navy as a Gunner's Mate and later graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in electronic media. After graduating, Katz also played leading roles in several independent film productions, as well as working behind the camera on commercials and television shows. He co-starred as a paramedic on all three seasons of the Disney-ABC show, "Code Black". Katz has also written several feature screenplays, most of which have won recognition in competitions ranging from Beverly Hills to New York.
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I'm a 26 year-old award-winning screenwriter from Normal, Illinois with ten completed feature length screenplays with three more in progress and many more on the way. I hope to one day make a career of screenwriting.
Marie D. Jones is a best selling author of non-fiction books about cutting edge science, paranormal, metaphysics and unknown anomalies. She is also an optioned screenwriter with two projects in development with Bruce Lucas Films, and has published hundreds of articles, essays, reviews and features. She is a popular public speaker, radio show host and has also signed to write three YA novels to be released in 2014.
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Armed with a silent 8mm movie camera, clear tape and a cassette recorder, -MK- began his filmmaking career at age 11, making short films with fisual effects, pyrotechnics, stop motion, and more. With a degree from the top-rated BIOLA University and advanced experience in media development, -MK- has build an award-winning career as a Writer/Producer/Director in: feature films, television and online media production, publishing, branded & social media content, faith-based consulting, and industry mentoring. Having won multiple film awards, -MK- is a celebrated Writer, Director, Editor, Producer, special effects supervisor and all-around filmmaker! -MK- has more recently furthered his education with a Masters in Communications (Adv. Digital Storytelling) at Asbury University, with an emphasis in screenwriting.
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Working writer, sometimes blogger. My newest one covers one of my favorite things - food. Always looking for more work and new connections in the industry, no matter where you're based.
Scott C. Reynolds is a writer, comedian and teacher. Oh and a software engineer. That’s just his day job,but he’d be happy to leverage the fact that he has software patents if it got him a writing gig somehow. His work can be seen in McSweeney’s, Splitsider, and other places around the web and in files on his Dropbox. Recently, he’s had pilot scripts place in the semifinals in the Austin Film Fest and the Top 5 in Final Draft Big Break. He's studied and performed sketch and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and around NYC. He really loves TV, like, maybe a little too much, and if you were to have a drink at a bar he’d order a whiskey ginger with cherries in it then wait calmly for you to say something about it.
After moving to Los Angeles to take a job in advertising, Matt somehow fell into the entertainment business and began a career working on films and TV shows for Universal Pictures, Miramax and others. In 2004 he joined the writing staff of a new ABC drama called LOST, which the network guaranteed would be cancelled before its thirteenth episode. After winning the Emmy, Golden Globe and Writers Guild Awards for Best Drama, the network changed its mind. Matt wrote one of the most beloved video games of all-time and has written and produced national campaigns for many of the world’s top brands while serving as Managing Producer in Creative Partnerships at NBC/Universal.
Garin Turner is a graduate of Full Sail University where he studied Creative Writing for Entertainment. Garin has 20 years of writing experience. His credits include Bordello of Horror, Mutant Football League, Living Conditions, Choices, and Schools In Session.
I grew up in Pittsburgh, but have been living in Connecticut for the past 27 years. I have been writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction for over 30 years. Some of my books have been published and much of my other work has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies around the U.S. and abroad. I decided to write a screenplay a couple of years ago, rewrote it several times, and submitted it to contests. It has reached quarter final status in a couple of contests so far (Zoetrope and Screenwriters International).
Despina Moraitou was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. Despina came to the US as an undergraduate foreign student on a scholarship. A full academic scholarship allowed her to complete an M.A. in International Relations from C. W. Post, Long Island University. As a Special Entrance Fellow, she received a second M.A. in Criminology from the University of Toronto, Canada. Currently, she lives between Thessaloniki, Greece, and Albany, NY. In New York, Despina worked in the New York State Senate as Albany Chief of Staff, Legislative Director/Legislative Liaison, and Writer for two Senators. In Toronto, she worked at Channel 47 as On-Air Anchor, Associate/Acting Producer, and Story Writer. Despina has also written, produced, and hosted GREEK SALAD, a radio talk-show about Greek language, music and culture. ...
Rob Tobin 714-717-4289 • scripts90@gmail.com • surfcityfilms.net • https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm2599619 RESUME Screenwriting Feature spec script “Storefront” produced as “Get Married or Die” in 2018. Feature spec scripts “Face Time” and “Love on the Adriatic” in development in 2018. Feature script “Making Gone” in finals of Austin Revolution Film Festival. Wrote the script for a $30 million, English-language feature for a Chinese studio, 2017. Rewrote the script for a $3 million drama for a Chinese studio, 2016. Wrote two book adaptations 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...
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Growing up in Iowa, I had to entertain myself when boredom began buzzing my childhood airspace. Besides waving up towards planes containing people avoiding Iowa, friends and I would take advantage of frequent snow days; “borrowing” parents’ camcorders and performing sketches in our basements. In my writing, I pride myself in applying a midwest perspective to the complexities of society in 2018. My greatest rebellion to the idea of “Iowa Nice” has been exploring stories that force characters to change; helping drive the engine of any character-driven TV. After studying Film and Journalism and graduating from the University of Iowa, I excitedly moved out to Los Angeles. I broke in on the production end of television; first as a Set Production Assistant and subsequently as an...
Specializing in feature and short screenplays, collaborations, and true story adaptations.
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 five novels, thirteen 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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The kind of screenplays I write are probably not the kind that get greenlit on spec. I maintain that any well written script should contain drama in a coherent character arc and comedy in the wit of the dialog--therefore, any script labeled as plain comedy or plain drama might as well be a ham sandwich with no cheese or spread, i.e. unexciting, neither worth the time the sandwich maker put into it nor the money the sandwich eater paid. A comedy should evolve into a mystery, or an action thriller, or a sports tale, or a fantasy adventure, or something besides a series of absurd screwball setups; a drama should evolve into a romance, or a war story, or a gothic horror; effectively, what I mean to say about my writing is that I don't stick to one genre specifically and I don't lock myself rigidly into one tone. A...
Chris M. Rutledge is originally from Chicago, IL and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Initially majoring in Architecture due to his passion for design, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management due to his interest in real estate development. He attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he also pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Chris has been a technical writer and reviewer in the commercial real estate industry since 2002, by day; and creative writer since 1997, by night. He began his creative writing by penning short stories in 1997, later started a novel, then subsequently transitioned into screenwriting in 2009 after taking a screenwriting course at Emory University. The transition to screenwriting was appropriate since Chris has a strong interest in writing,...
Resume J W Heavey (John) 14 Whitburn Road Bedworth Warwickshire CV12 0LT United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 2476 367524 Mob: +44 (0) 7580 803340 E-mail: jwheavey@outlook.com Profile Versatile writer of comedy, true stories and family animation but with the emphasis on comedy. Whether it’s an outrageous adult comedy or funny family animation, the comedy is always relevant and appropriate. I also have passion for historical true stories from both recent and distant history. Credits “Gargoyles” or "Gargoyles on the Case!" Animation – very funny & family friendly. Official selection of the 2017 “Oaxaca Film Festival” Finalist in the 2016 "Hollywood Screenplay Contest" Finalist in the 2015 "New York Screenplay Contest" Finalist in the 2015 "Beverly Hills Film Festival" Qtr-Finalist 2015...
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Powerful storytelling can create worlds so moving and so convincing that at times we find ourselves wishing that they were true. Stories with people truly living, fulfilling their dreams, surviving hardships, going on adventures. A setting sun and the sweeping orchestra of John Williams was a potent combination for the backdrop of a teenager longing to fulfill his dreams in the movie Star Wars IV: A New Hope. I saw the poetry in screenwriting and I fell like a poetess would. My dream can be found in a scene from Star Wars IV: A New Hope. When the droids C3PO and R2D2 were being sold to Luke's uncle and after C3PO gladly listed his qualifications, Luke's uncle told him to shut up and he'll take that him.
Independent writer/director for film and video. Freelance copywriter and creative consultant for advertising and marketing. Finalist in PAGE International Screenwriting Awards and BlueCat Screeplay Competition. Winner of short genre script in Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Short films have screened at festivals throughout North America and in the Walker Art Center of Minneapolis.
Heather Buchanan is a producer, director, writer and publisher. Buchanan is the founder of AUXmedia, which develops film, television and new media projects. Buchanan is a Development Producer with Silver Heart Productions for a package of book-to-screen projects, including Pure Land (2019).Buchanan is the Executive Producer for Solomon (2019), a Sundance Private Master Class Selection and pioneering Detroit-based film by Valiant Films' producing partners J.B. Armstrong and David Hines, Jr.Buchanan is the producer, co-director and writer of When the Swan Sings on Hastings (2019), a short feature based on a novel by Thomas Galasso and is developing a series, Hastings.A former director for Look at Flatbush, a media outlet, and business development specialist for ARP of London, England, Buchanan is also a Digital...
Written in seven weeks, Tony’s first feature GRIFFITH PARK was optioned after becoming a Nicholl quarterfinalist, PAGE finalist, and Beverly Hills Film Festival finalist. While working on his craft at UCLA and Writer’s Boot Camp Tony would go onto develop severeal projects with independent producers. A second spec, THE DEFECT LIST was also a Nicholl quarterfinalist. Tony’s first original pilot, REVELATIONS was named a BBC Writer’s Room Finalist. His latest project, a television anthology, RITES OF PASSAGE, was named a winner of the 2019 Black Screenplays Matter. Tony currently lives in Oakland with his partner Jeff.
Jerrod D. Brito is a writer/director from Denver, Colorado. His most recent works include Blood Moon Pictures' upcoming release, "Devil's Knight: Volumes of Blood III" (co-writer), and a stage play called "Atomic Sea Fish Death Romp From the Deep!" (co-writer), performed by the Pandemic Collective Theater Company. Recent accomplishments include his feature screenplay, the National Lampoon & Stage 32's Search for Comedy Writing Gold finalist, "The Left-Swipes," the 2015 MSNT Comedy Film Fest winner, "Spoiler Alert!" (writer/director; short film), "My Super Ex-Grudge" (writer/director -- short film; distributed by Full Moon Entertainment in 2012), "Hormonal Activity" (writer/director -- short film), which took 2nd place in the My Bloody Violent-Tine Film Festival in 2014 and 3rd place in the Horrorbid.com Video...
BRANDON GOINS (Exec. Producer/Creator/Actor/Writer) co-owner of THE USUAL BS PRODUCTIONS, has worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years in a variety of capacities including actor, writer, stuntman, director, and producer. Brandon's most recent projects include Amazon’s 8x Emmy nominated series,Tainted Dreams, in which he received 2 Emmy nominations (2017 & 2018) as the show’s Story Producer and co-writer. Brandon also created and co-wrote the award winning indie comedy, VIRAL. A member of both SAG/AFTRA and Actors's Equity, Brandon was just recently seen starring in the hit Off-Broadway production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding and the sequel, My Big Gay Italian Funeral in NYC. Fellow co-owner of THE USUAL BS PRODUCTIONS and 3x Emmy winning director/producer, Sonia...
Nancy Bartley is the author of the non-fiction book, The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff, on which the feataure film script by the same name is based. She is a two-time Pulitzer winner for journalism and a Fulbright Scholar.
Jim Fitzmaurice is a retired academic, who was born in Ventura California and who went to college in the greater Los Angeles area - first based in Eagle Rock and then in Long Beach. He lived in Iowa City while a graduate student and returned to the Southwest to take up a position teaching at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He retired in 2008, and now lives in Sheffield, UK. In addition to writing plays, he is active in the International Margaret Cavendish Society and the Early Modern Women Writers Colloquium of the Othello's Island Conference. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield.
GRAHAM LUDLOW: SHORT BIOGRAPHY As a screenwriter, Ludlow’s adaptation of Jack London's THE CALL OF THE WILD, which starred Rutger Hauer and was narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, received critical acclaim. He then scripted the 2008 Lifetime TV movie STORM CELL, which starred Mimi Rogers. He also adapted the Canadian novel TRACING IRIS, which became a TV movie called THE RIVERBANK, starring Kari Matchett. He most recently adapted the novel NAKED DRAGON, which was released as an independent feature. As a producer, Ludlow produced the Lions Gate/WWE Films feature THE CONDEMNED by Rob Hedden (CLOCKSTOPPERS). The film starred “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones and was released in May of 2007. He has – at one time or another – set up features at nearly every Hollywood studio,...
I have been a successful accountant for over 20 years now and began writing as a therapeutic hobby. I enjoy writing at my own pace and for one person right now…myself. I have taken several workshops and completed my first screenplay (Workaholic Anonymous) last year. I am halfway through my second script and am becoming increasingly impassioned with every page.
BRIDGETTE YAXLEY - AWARD WINNING SCREENWRITER Bridgette Yaxley is an Award-Winning Screenwriter who won Best Original Screenplay for her feature-length legal family drama called "Perjury" at the Burbank International Film Festival in 2018. This screenplay features several strong female characters in empowering roles. It was also nominated for the same award at the Richmond International Film Festival and the Orlando Film Festival.Bridgette Yaxley is known for being an edgy and versatile writer who can craft a powerful screenplay in just about any genre (i.e. comedy or drama). The Lifetime Cable Network expressed that her work demonstrates "a cinematic vision."In Yaxley's repertoire is a series of authored and published short stories featuring strong empowering women. Likewise, two of her forthcoming screenplays also...
Martin O'Brien lives in Killarney in the south-west of Ireland. He’s a writer, occasional actor, and a full-time lover of the movies. In between paying the bills he’s written novels and screenplays and made a short film (Afraid Of?). Most recently, he won an award for his short screenplay ‘e-Eye’ at the Berlin Flash Film Festival (May 2018). It's a cautionary but humorous sci-fi tale that’s grounded in the world around us.
Amy C. Mäki’s time working on the racetrack provided inspiration for her feature film script and American Zoetrope Quarter-Finalist, RUB THE SPEED. Maki has production credits on several movies and documentaries. Maki got her start in San Francisco, working as a video editor in the deadline-heavy world of TV News. The Nebraska native holds a BA in Film and a MFA in Screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Arts.
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My name is Alexis and I am a storyteller. I have been telling stories since I could speak, and writing them in prose and scripts since I was about 8. Today, I believe my calling is to be a champion for independently created and distributed media and arts. My particular passion is writing for the screen both big and small, but I also recently completed a novel. I exist somewhere between a modern day and an Arabian night. I am a Believer, dreamer, textbook ENFP, and all around super-nerd. I'm fueled by coffee, tea, art, and deep conversations. I currently reside in my desert homeland of Arizona with my dear husband Eric and our three rascally kitties.
A writer and actor all my life, I enjoy doing background roles in films here in Albuquerque for amusement. I have several books on Amazon, and about a dozen completed screenplays, and I enjoy continuing to write.Raised on a rocket base, a jet and combat helicopter pilot, hippie dropout, into several religions, a prophet's disciple, editor for an occult book publisher, bogus Las Vegas high-roller, producer of public-access TV series The Fringe Element.
Liv Dietrich (pen name)Screen Play, NISH PREACHER, reading 2017Stage Play, SOME KIND OF HOLIDAY, produced by Faith City Theatre 2016Book, SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION, published by Westbow Press 2015 (audio book by Anonymous V, 2016)Song Lyrics, 0ver 2000 LYRICS, published by Anonymous V 2008-present.Radio Commercials, 10 YEARS, published by WYFC Radio.POETRY, published 2013, 2014, published by World Poetry MovementWidely Published, Vastly Experienced, Professional Journalist, Lyricist, Author. Flair for humor. Areas of expertise: Romance, Christianity, Music, Martial Arts, Visual Arts. Adept at writing in any form.
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BRADD HOPKINS brings excellent film/production management skills to any production team. He is also an award-winning screen-writer, taking First Place Award in the 2013 LA Screenplay Competition with his script Ludlow. Ludlow also won the WILDsound Screenwriting Competition in Toronto, and a second script he wrote, Annabelle and Me, was among the four finalists there as well. A video table read of Ludlow has been produced by WILDsound. He is currently in post-production for a comedic short film, Taco Valley, which he directed in October, 2013. "Ludlow" is currently (6-11-14) a finalist in The Writer's Place Screenplay Competition.He is proud to be a part of the crew who filmed Zombiewood, a film from New Mexico producer Mick Rocks (Avocet) that won the 2013 Fear and Fantasy Film Festival award for Best...
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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8008346/?ref_=nv_sr_1 2019 Writer for Mainland Australia - comedy show2018/9 - ScreenwritingU - Master Screenwriter Certificate 2018 - Finalist Filmmatic Screenplay Competition for the Family Feature - Nora, Netball, and Ninjas.2018 - optioned feature Dramedy - Ruby's Choice with Amazing People Productions.2018 - optioned feature Comedy - Drac's Back Amazing People Productions.2017 - Hired via Inktip as the screenwriter for the feature - Do It Scared. Optioned by Tall Story Productions.2017 - Proof Reader/Shooting Script for the feature movie - Life of the Party 2017 - Screenwriting U - completed Pro Series Certificate 2017 Winner of the Faith & Family Script Showcase in Los Angeles for the Animation Feature - New to the Zoo2017 Prize Winner of the First Ten Pages Competition in Los...
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My name is David Hooker and i am 31 year old from Princeton Illinois. I am a new screenwriter and i written my first screenplay called Rescue the President Daughter which it is Action and Thriller.
I originally wanted to be a war correspondent so I learned foreign languages and started out in journalism, but it wasn’t long before I realised that wouldn’t fulfill my creative desires so I moved into film and TV commercials for a while before writing creatively. I’m a Brit Writer who has lived in France, Germany and Australia and I’m back living in the UK for now. As languages are a strength, I particularly love capturing accents, dialects and speech patterns in my work. My thriller feature The Fable Of The Wounded Healer has so far placed high in 11 US and UK screenplay contests and my comedy feature Roadtrippers has also won or placed in 11 contests so far. I won the Hudson New York Short Screenplay competition with my comedy Tainted Love and the stage play adaptation also won the...
Rita has lived and worked in many countries including the Middle East, Far East and Caribbean. Happily married and has two grown up sons. Writing is something she has always been interested in. She gained a Masters’ degree on the MA Screenwriting course at Bournemouth University. Since then a feature film has been optioned and a couple of short films were optioned and made in the States.
Richard Spencer is an editorial director at American Media, overseeing 6 weekly publications, including Us Weekly and OK! magazine.He has created 7 magazines, including In Touch Weekly magazine. He had a brief stint writing for the CBS soap opera Guiding Light.His latest screenplay, "Lust For Controversy" about French painter Gustave Courbet won "Best Unproduced Screenplay" at the 2017 Nice International Film Festival. He resides in the West Village of New York City and East Hampton, NY.
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