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Gerald Hanks has written several award-winning short films from such festivals as the Houston International Film Festival, the Texas Shorts festival, and the West Coast International Film Festival. His feature comedy script, "Scaredy Cat", made the finals of the National Lampoon Comedy Gold Screenwriting contest. Gerald has also been commissioned by private clients to write feature scripts based on their concepts. Gerald has been a screenwriting contest judge for three years, as well as providing coverage reports for private clients. Gerald has also presented and modereated panels on the screenwriting process at sci-fi conventions, including Houston's Comicpalooza and Lafayette's Louisana Comic-Con. You can find our more about Gerald's approach to screenwriting as his blog, Story Into Screenplay...
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Screenwriter and script doctor affiliated with Lang Syne Films. ScreenwritingU.com ProSeries Alumnus. MFA on Production Design Ohio University. Listed in Who's Who of American Comic Book Artists.
Tony McBride is a features and television writer that specializes in high-concept projects designed to attract the attention of mass audiences. Tony was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA to a working class family. It was in Philadelphia that Tony discovered the entertainment industry by working as a background actor on such productions as "National Treasure", "Annapolis" and Hack". Despite a sheer lack of natural talent (ambition was the key here), Tony even landed an agent. Tony came to Los Angeles after serving in the United States Army as an Intelligence Officer. It was in the military that he learned key traits such as courage, leadership, teamwork and commitment: traits that Tony cherishes to this day and which drive him to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. While in the military, Tony lived...
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Amy Renee Garcia is a writer, actress and NYWIFT member. She is particularly interested in writing character-driven feature screenplays. Her short screenplay, "Flesh Wound," advanced her to the semi-finalist round in the 2019 NYC Midnight Screenplay competition. Visit her IMDB account to view her full list of professional credits.
Mission: to make funny heart-warming, tear-jerking, outrageous, sweet family movies about/for the hood. Richard Raybourne first gained recognition being one of the first Afro-Canadian principal cast in Canada first syndicated soap opera called “Time of Your Life” Campus on CTV circa 1988. “It was the best training and breaking ground for any actor to be apart of at the time, doing 130 episodes from morning to night taught me such discipline and respect for the art. I was fascinated with what it took to put together a show of this genre on the air each day. I observed the dynamics of the crew, the writing, directing and producing."Member of the original Time of Your Life Campus cast. To work professionally & perform a character within 130 episodic technical productions, daily broadcast worldwide...
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I’m a new screenwriter who has been improving my writing style for the last 8 years. I fell in love with film back in the early eighties, watching films with my late uncle that was not suitable for my age range. While other family members were only interested in explosions and thrills in most movies, I always wanted to know how they managed to come up with the story. Since then, I’ve learned a lot from a variety of different types of films from around the world, as they always seem to produce unique and innovative stories that are not like anything from the UK. I also completed a few short courses as well as speak to a few industry professionals through the years for a little guidance. Recently I created my own company to write my own original films as well as provide freelance screenwriting services...
Cassaundra is a local of the Chicagoland area, with a background in the non-profit sector, as an Affinity Funds Coordinator for The Chicago Community Trust. Additionally, her experience spans production, as a former Community Coordinator at the Chicago Access Network (CAN TV). She also has a background in theater with emphasis to writing, producing and acting in workshops and festivals. In 2018, she joined her fellow Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville (SIUE), theater alumni in the 25th Anniversary of the Black Theater Workshop, producing and performing, The Plant and The Encounter. She also produced the premiere studio performance of Journey Live Productions with Curtis Lewis at CAN TV studios. In ...
Josefina became a writer when her emotionally-awkward father cried when reading her 1st book. She was 8 and living in a country broken by terrorism. She studied directing, an MFA in writing, worked in media production for 10 years, and as a flight attendant for 1 to gather the world's stories. Now a genre & transmedia creator, she wrote/produced/directed THE CIRCLE a VR experience available in Oculus. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Josefina is a screenwriter and trans-media content creator from Chile. She graduated 2nd in her class with a Bachelor degree in Audiovisual Directing. She has worked as an Assistant Director for advertising and as a screenwriter for a wide range of formats such as TV series, telenovelas, web-series, branded content, docu-realities and video games. She wrote, produced and directed a narrative...
After 15 years of authoring books, copywriting, editing/ghostwriting manuscripts, and coaching creative writers, Christie is pursuing her dream of writing films and television shows. Never mind she's over 40 and some regard the idea as crazy. According to Alice in Wonderland, all the best people are. In the last 4 years, Christie has written/co-written 5 series (2 dramas, 2 comedies, and a musical). She's also story consulted on two book-to-film adaptations. She's looking forward to more opportunities to create and collaborate.
With my first career, as a student, I attained the Associate and Bachelor Of Arts in the field of psychology. I picked up a CNA certificate and worked mainly in the health and human service sectors. While in prep for grad school I studied research and creative writing along with acting. In 1986 during the Statue Of Liberty celebration birthday something compelled my soul to research out the creator Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. His life is facinating and Flames Of Passion screenplay evolved. Margot Myles Literary Agency picked up the representation and contacted the award winning director Roberto Monticello. Roberto felt the script was as compelling as "EMMA" and we started development to where we are now with pre production and budget. I think the story will add light globally, politically and personally on the...
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I was born in San Francisco to hippie parents who joined a cult led by a wacko who ran for president eight times. Escaping that life of psychological control, I grew up working my ass off on our rundown family farm in Iowa. Before writing, my professional life was working as a neonatal and pediatric occupational therapist, where it was necessary to find humor in the darkest moments. I use my dysfunctional childhood and my goal-oriented therapy background to help my characters discover their inner badass. I write FEMALE-DRIVEN COMEDY FEATURES that spotlight realities for women that should not be considered normal and ask, “what the f#ck????” As a blue dot living in a red state, I often feel like a freshwater fish living in saltwater. “Does anyone else think this tastes salty?” Humor is...
Mark Mc Quown is the co-screenwriter of the feature, “PJ”, (now titled, "Heavens Messanger") starring John Heard, VincentPastore, Robert Picardo, Hallie Kate Eisenberg and company. This film is partially based on Mark’s award-winning play of the same title. Mark as a screenplay contest winner has garnered the following; “The Rocking Horse Christmas”, first place in the animation genre at The Santa Clarita International Film Festival in 1997, Quarter Finalist in The Chesterfield Screenplay Fellowship in 1997 with “Pier 21”, Semi Finalist in The Chesterfield in 1998 with “The China Tiger”, Quarter Finalist in 2000 in Scriptapalooza with, “ Jane The Legend of Mountain Charley”, Finalist in The International Family Film Festival 2005 with the animated...
Linda Thornburg is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and playwright. Her feature film adaptation of May Sarton's iconic novel Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing has won numerous “Best” awards from film festivals around the world. https://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/mrsstevens Linda's collection of short stories, "Good Girls Don’t" — about growing up gay and clueless in the midwest in the ‘50s and ‘60s — was selected for the quarterfinals in Screencraft’s 2019 Cinematic Short Story Contest. She is currently working with singer-songwriter Katherine Archer on an animated family feature: "Snorkel McCorkle" which is also in the quarterfinals for Screencraft's animated feature contest. Her play "Leap of Faith" garnered an OAC Individual Artist Fellowship in Playwriting, a...
Cedric has won multiple honors and distinctions as a writer, director, and producer of both film and theatre including being on the shortlist or the 2016 Academy awards or short films. In 2005, he founded To & Fro Productions, a film company dedicated to telling gripping stories with depth and sophistication. As executive producer he wears many hats from developing scripts, creating budgets and casting to writing, engineering production strategy, and directing. Throughout its 15 years, Cedric has led the company to build a substantial resume of award-winning feature films, shorts, and touring theatre. Projects of note include, Noisy (producer, director, &. writer), Homeland (line producer), Red White and Detroit (producer & director), I Do (writer), Outwordly Fabulous (producer, director), Passing...
Sal Pesce is a professional video editor with over 8 years of experience editing for TV and film. Having found a love for animation at a young age, he credits such shows as "Daria" and "South Park" for his warped sense of humor. Sal has first-hand experience crafting moments that exceed audience expectations and is passionate about bringing his unique vision to life!
Co-author, Connected To Goodness - top 10 national bestseller (2014), Idiots to Monsters (2019) Screenwriter - Besty Baby, In Touch With The Wow and The Now, Kick Butt, Le Boucher, Spoiled, The Fast and the Hazardous, The Last Resistance Fighters Contributing writer – Emmy award-winning series “Venturing”, VT Public Television, 1990-1991 Book, music and lyrics – “Special Deliveries” June 2012 Showcase Production, VT Actors Repertory Theater and Paramount Theatre, NYC Workshop production Developed tv procedural drama for Executive VP at CBS Pending host for new program on start-up New England Food and Travel Network Numerous other writing projects in the works. Represented by Blair Silver, Blair Silver & Company LLC, Entertainment Management.JD University of...
I am a UK-based author of children’s and YA fiction, with over forty published titles, including the best-selling Totally Lucy series, and mlost recently, the Rainbow Beauty trilogy. My work is published in over twenty languages, spans comedy and drama, and includes series featuring ponies, fairies, mermaids, magic potions, fashion, young women in business, friendship, romance and growing up. I have recently begun to pursue my passion for screenwriting and have completed a comedy animation/live action feature ATTACK OF THE BUTT-BITING SHARKS, and a TV pilot for my supernatural-meets-reality drama for teens and up, GREEN WITCH. I live in Surrey, England with my husband and two young children, and I also love reading, film and TV, walking on the heath and in the woods, swimming, yoga, music and dance, meditation,...
Member of ISA, Women in Film, and the Northwest Screenwriters Guild. Screenplays: The Gardenia Pocket Watch, Justified, Puppy Love Ranch, The Creature, and Rogue’s Hollow. Short stories published in Organics Eternal, and Me Tis Literary Magazine. More than 100,000 downloads, reviewed by the Akron Beacon Journal and many Five-star reviews at Readers’ Favorite on published novels: Coming About, Jasper’s Gift, Rogue’s Hollow, Embody, and I’m Not Listening. I have also taught Creative Writing classes and was a guest discussion panelist at Wabash Valley Creative Writing Symposium “Wordfest” conference organized by Arts Illiana.
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First Place at NYC Midnight screenwriting competition - Round 1 (USA);First Place (again) at NYC Midnight screenwriting competition - Round 2 (USA);Finalist at NYC Midnight screenwriting competition - Round 3 (USA);Winner at TMFF Screenwriting awards (US);Semi-finalist at FICIE short film awards (Spain);Finalist at Page International screenwriting competition (UK);Official selections at FICMA (Spain), twice at TMFF (US), twice at Summer Slam (US) and at Locomoción (Mexico);and OVER 120 AWARDS at advertising awards and festivals around the world. Screenwriting genres include comedy, drama, romantic comedy, adventure, animated, thriller and horror. Open to ideas, collaborations, spec, offers and agents.
In all aspects of my life and career, one thing has persisted... my drive for creativity. I began my journey into filmmaking as a director and editor. Throughout film school, I would craft stories around digital techniques I wanted to accomplish in order to wow my fellow students and professor. That goal won me a CINE Golden Eagle Award For Excellence with my short film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. ​ Since then, I have thirsted for that next level. Be it feature film writing/directing, or just crafting a well told story on the page, my hunger for excellence in the craft has yet to satiate. I'm reminded of a quote by Akira Kurosawa, "If you want to be a great director, become a great screenwriter." ​ That sparked my journey into professional screenwriting, which I am pursuing this very...
Shyina Crayton is a writer and film producer. She is passionate about justice and fighting for the truth. She worked in the legal field for twelve years until she recognized that the right side was no better than the wrong side, and she decided to make some personal lifestyle changes for her mental and physical well-being. In May of 2012, Shyina went back to college for a new career, which meant finding her true calling in creative writing and film production. Shyina currently has an educational background in paralegal studies from Mountain West College, is a Bachelor of Science in filmmaking and video production from The Art Institute of Salt Lake City, and is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Full Sail University. She started professionally blogging in April of 2014 about...
Born in the Soviet Union in a family of scientists, Olga studied graphic arts and had her first job at the animation studio in 2001, working on hand-drawn animation. From the mid-nineties, Olga worked for the newly opened Saatchi & Saatchi agency in Moscow, as an art director/copywriter. In 1998 she moved to London and continued working for the same agency. 2001 saw Olga writing and directing her first short film, Una Leccion, which screened in more than 30 international film festivals and had a few nominations and awards, including BAFTA LA Honorable mention and Golden Gate Award nomination (SFIFF). She wrote and directed a few more shorts since, although not for the festivals, and a feature-length educational film commissioned by Saatchi & Saatchi and P&G. In 2011 she established a directors agency in...
Julia Skikavich is an award-winning screenwriter and journalist. Her TV pilots, SURVIVORS: B.S., MISSING PIECES and SOURDOUGHS, have won and placed in several contests, including the Austin Film Festival, Final Draft's Big Break, WeScreenplay, and Screencraft.
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A.G. Dumas is a longtime writer from New Jersey who has published much nonfiction, as well as a number of short stories and poems. His foray into screenwriting began in 2014, but he's written three feature scripts and has another two in the offing. "Captain Jimmy's Number," his biopic about fabled actor Jimmy Stewart's heroics as a World War II bomber pilot and his battle with PTSD, is garnering some attention in the industry.
Dara Murphy published her first one-act play when she was 19, with a company called Theatrefolk. Since then, she has published four more one-act plays, including the popular They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras which has been produced in Canada, The United States, and Taiwan. She has a diploma in film/video production, and for the last six years she has been a music and drama teacher at a school for students with special needs. Their original theatre shows have received outstanding reviews, and they have performed in well-known Montreal theatres. Dara was born in Alberta, she received her education degree from McGill University, and she has been living in Montreal for ten years.
Amanda Raymond was born in Syracuse, NY and is a director/writer/producer. She studied theater, film, writing and psychology at Syracuse University. Her first film was the noir short 'From Emily' which she Directed/Wrote/Produced. It won several festival awards, and had been part of the Academy contenders for consideration the 2020 Oscars. Her first feature film 'You Are My Home' that she Directed, Co-Wrote, and served as an Executive Produced on, is now streaming on NETFLIX. The film stars: Alyssa Milano, Angel Parker, Cristian de le Fuente,Eva Binder, and Joel Steingold. She is also a published author as her first novel 'Son of Sherlock' was released in November 2017.
As an experienced screenwriter for film and television, Laura sold two stories to Star Trek: Voyager, 'Counterpoint' and 'Gravity' (both uncredited). She was later placed on A-list to pitch to Voyager executives and writers such as Jeri Taylor, Bryan Fuller, and Carl Sagan's son, Nick. Laura also pitched to Star Trek: Enterprise, Andromeda and many other Sci-Fi series. Additionally, she has pitched to Showtime, Syfy Channel, local small independent production companies and optioned at Canadian/Hollywood production company, Space Opera Society. Laura brings years of experience, knowledge, and skills to any creative production. Her quiet observations, insights, vision, and wisdom motivate any writer's den. With her positive energy and irreverent humor, she leaves everyone inspired at any creative round table. Laura has...
For a while, Carol Frome supplemented her income by writing articles for various online venues, until she looked at her husband one day and said, "I am not writing anymore crap." Since then, she has collected and read a great deal of screenplay and film books. Then she took Aaron Sorkin's Masterclass in Screenplay Writing. She was hooked. She has completed two screenplays, a drama and a family film (Neelie and the Gnomes). Knot Theory, the drama, received a "Consider with revisions" from Terri Zinner and is Under Consideration here on ISA. She is currently at work on a thriller. She spent years teaching college writing and creative writing courses. This has helped her immensely with screenplay writing and critiquing. She is also a poet with one collection, Lives & Mortalities, and a national award (The...
I'm a business consultant and a self-taught screenwriter. The exposure I acquired while studying and working in North America, Europe and Africa bestowed upon me the ability to have colorful characters populate my writing. The script brings a breath of fresh air to the thriller genre by having an active female protagonist saving her Prince Charming.
Jonathan has collaboratively written and directed one narrative feature and written and directed five narrative shorts. He has produced and directed award–winning, broadcast documentaries for more than 20 years. His most recent documentary, Becoming Johanna, will broadcast on PBS in the Summer of 2021. Jonathan served as Chair of New Day Films and teaches filmmaking at Chapman University. Jonathan grew up in Jewy New York City and dedicated himself to making people cry—with his many award-winning, social issue PBS documentaries (he took Tikkun Olam very seriously). Now, Jonathan plans to spend the rest of his career making people laugh—by writing and directing movie and TV comedies, often reflecting the modern and sometimes surreal experiences of contemporary American Jews.
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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.
Robin Fusco is a television drama writer known for shattering social conventions in her work. She creates characters who refuse to bend to society’s expectations and believes stories are a way of playing “what if” that, ultimately, spur change. Robin’s most recent pilot, Collateral Damage, won 3rdin the WeScreenplay Television Contest. She’s also been honored by Cinequest, Big Break, ScreenCraft, and Vancouver International Women in Film screenwriting competitions. In addition to her television work, Robin has had several plays performed internationally, some of which are published. For more information on these or her other work, visit her website at www.robinfusco.com. Robin holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Point Park University and a BA in Theatre from Muhlenberg...
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While finishing my PhD in physics, I developed an interest in screenwriting. If given the opportunity, I would consider turning to screenwriting full-time. Having a background in classical languages and religion, my particular interest lies in the creation of modern myths, i.e. in the modernization of ancient myths as well as the invention of new stories with mythological elements. Being a physicist, I am also attracted to science fiction concepts.
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Salvador “Sal” Lara is a comedy screenwriter from Mexico City who grew up in, always sunny, Vancouver on the north shore. When Sal first arrived to Canada, he was very young and couldn’t speak English, but instead of ESL Salvador learned English the old-fashioned way: R rated movies, and TV shows that are not suitable for younger viewers. Since his parents didn’t speak English either they assumed shows like South Park, Family guy, and Aqua-Teen Hunger-force were just harmless cartoons. Sal developed an acute sensibility of how to win people over by making them laugh at a very young age. Having grown up with two older brothers it’s either get funny or get your ass kicked. Jokes on them because now that we’re the same size I’m also the funny one. Sal is a recent grad of...
Robin Lamont's diverse careers include Broadway actress, private investigator and criminal prosecutor. She has written five suspense novels. The first, If Thy Right Hand, was named a Best Book by Suspense Magazine and awarded the Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Her novel The Chain was a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year finalist. She adapted The Chain to a screenplay (retitled In Six Seconds) which was a finalist in the New York Socially Relevant Film Festival of 2018. Of her most recent book The Experiment (2019), Kirkus reviews said, "A riveting thriller. The author is definitely a writer to watch."
Jonathan Schork was born and raised in New York State's Catskill Mountains, which has strongly influenced his artistic career for five decades; an additional twenty-five years in the Florida Keys added to his sensibilities for geography and "the character of place". A writer since his adolescence, Schork's eccentric career path has included print journalism (new papers & a fashion magazine), electronic media (travel blogs and academic writing), print books, theatre, and screen plays. Demonstrating excellence in sculpture, painting, photography, cinema, and literature, Schork has won awards in every one of his major media. He has also explored work in commercial fishing, landscaping design and contracting, arbory, architecture, renovation, couture, cuisine, held patents on inventions in the alternative energy...
My grandmother taught me to read from the bible when I was four years old. My mother taught me math when I was in elementary school. I did not see television until I was eleven years old. I am a Clinical Psychologist. My life has been an examination of the ancestral creative inheritance of one’s maternal line, and how creativity and racism intersect. My world view is based on my perception of my lived experiences. Growing up in a family of educators, musicians, artists, actors, dancers, activists, and healers has made creativity, art, and social justice my guiding forces. It is my connection to this foundation that has profoundly impacted my family life, motherhood, and education. In my work at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, I treated people that were challenged by the conflict of psychological dysfunction,...
Chris Ossman has written 23 feature length scripts in genres varying from Horror and Sci-Fi to Romance and Comedy. He has also adapted some of his own Novels into screenplays. Mr. Ossman most recent accomplishment was getting his short story "The Prolfiler" produced. The Profiler is based on his award-winning short story of the same name, which took first place in fiction at the South Florida Writer’s Association annual writing contest. A second film produced from one of Mr. Ossman/s screenplays is the short entitled "What's On TV", which was produced as "Ori-Sight" (for translations purposes) Besides writing screenplays and novels for adults, Mr. Ossman has written a Children’s novel called Far Beyond, short children’s books for younger readers and a picture book called Where Do I Belong?: The...
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Dale Winton is an awarded advertising copywriter by day and a passionate screenwriter by night and weekend. He loves creating fresh, provocative and topical stories that challenge the status quo, often told from a minority’s POV. It’s why you’ll find streetwise drag queens, drug-dealing Nigerians, closeted bisexuals and strong female leads helping to explore his themes. Dale has been a finalist in numerous top screenwriting contests, he holds an evaluated score of 8 on The Black List, has two scripts on Coverfly's Red List, pitched several show ideas to Netflix International Originals and is a Stowe Story Lab alumnus. Nowadays, instead of trying to move products off shelves, Dale prefers to pen scripts that move people’s hearts and minds.
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Chloe Spencer grew up in the frozen tundra known as Woodbury, Minnesota. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon and is currently pursuing her MFA in Film and Television production at SCAD. To date, Chloe has written over 100 stories and articles with outlets such as Kotaku, TechRaptor, GameLuster, and the Black Horror Rainbow anthology. She has also pursued other projects, such as game development: in 2019, she released her RPG Grunge, which won the Silver Medal Award at the Melbourne Queer Games Festival. Her script VFXX placed as a finalist in the 2019 Los Angeles International Screenplay Festival and a quarterfinalist in Screencraft's Animation festival. Additionally, her LGBT drama screenplay the Common Law placed as a Semi-Finalist in the Film Empire's Diversity Mentorship program, and most recently, her...
Denise Meyers is the inaugural recipient of a 2019 Sloan Foundation Development Grant in partnership with the Athena Film Festival for her work on LUCKY 13, based on the true story of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots and the significant role they played in salvaging the B-26 Marauder from the scrap heap prior to the Normandy Invasion. LUCKY 13 was selected for a development grant for the 2020 Stowe Sidewalk Lab, was a Finalist for the 2020 Screencraft Fellowship, landed in the Next 100 for the Nicholl Fellowships in 2019 and was shortlisted for The Writers Lab that same year. An Athena List winner and the winner of the Atlanta Film Festival screenplay competition, Meyers was one of nine screenwriters invited to participate in the New York Stage and Filmmakers Workshop at the Powerhouse Theater at...
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Tim Northburg is an author, screenwriter, and content creator, who is enthusiastic about about telling stories that have an Americana or classic sensibility to them that touches the spirit, evokes emotion, or sparks a personal connection and crosses genres, national boundaries, time barriers, gender differences, and historical backgrounds. He hopes his impact as a writer is thought provoking and fun. Tim grew up as an Army brat moving from base to base that thought him to make friends easily and adapt to his surroundings from an early age. After his parents divorced his resilience to cope with situations and learn to work through change built the foundation of his inner being. Throughout his life he had to reinvent himself several times and also had to prove his worth and rise to success. It is that inner-tenacity...
I tried thinking of something witty, sincere, or straightforward... but to be quite honest I really don't care to explain who I am, where I'm from, what I've been through, etc. I don't want to be judged by anything but my work. Not my upbringing, not my religion, not my mental health, not the adversity I've experienced-- those things are separate to art, the beauty of art is that it's a world separate from our own. Okay fine I'll be honest, I'm just not that interesting. Hope you like my scripts!
ANTON DIETHER is the writer of the Hallmark TV miniseries Moby Dick, the highest-rated long-form show in basic cable history, nominated for five Emmys and two Golden Globe Awards; ABC-TV miniseries Cleopatra; Hallmark miniseries Stranded. Anton developed Beauty and the Beast for Fox, Life Without Father and Land of Oz for Disney, Gold Fever for Phoenix Pictures, Operation Greylord for Showtime, Lost At Sea for TNT, Skyhanger for RHI Entertainment, The Revolt for Revolt Prods, Taj Mahal for Threshold Ent.; currently Gang of Dreams series for Little Studio Films, Borderland for THC Films, China Files series for Keller Entertainment Group.
I'm an award winning filmmaker and both a published and self-published author. I work mainly in genre, blending the various permutations with non-genre ideas to create something new. My work has been called unique and fresh, yet harkens back to the directors and writers that have influenced me. I am constantly writing, constantly creating. It's one of my favourite parts of the filmmaking process.
Julie Lipson: Julie has sold pilots to networks and studios. Her series EXCESS was sold to Universal Cable Productions and E! Network, and follows bottle service waitresses circulating in the clubs of New York City. She sold a series to Super Deluxe and Turner and her original pilot CHILDREN OF THE SUN was set up at Echo Lake and developed by CEOs Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding. On the feature side, Julie’s thriller, RUST CREEK, was released by IFC in 2019. For the film, Julie was nominated for Best Screenplay on the Women In Film Oscars Ballot, alongside Greta Gerwig and Lorene Scafaria. Julie received an MFA from USC in Writing for Screen and Television, with a thesis in television. She was the winner of the graduate student script competition both years she attended USC. She graduated magna cum...
James Brosnahan is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a produced playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been produced across the US and Europe. His screenplays have earned awards at several film festivals. James teaches writing for film and stage at the high school level as well as writing for change leaders in the business world. He grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from the University of Dayton and lives in Ohio with his wife and a son with Down syndrome who keeps alive a sense of wonder in the family. James is willing to modify his screenplays to fit budget, talent and location.
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From the Chimp House to the Halls of Congress, with brain slicing in between I come to writing after a career in psychology -- from teaching chimps language, to working with people in psychiatric hospitals and forensic settings to collecting human brains at the morgue to study under the microscope, to working in the US Congress, trying to make the world a better place. During this time I developed a fun, interactive session for school kids all about the brain and how to keep them in good working order as a way to stem the damage we saw drugs and alcohol doing in the hospital -- all with a bigger than life, anatomically correct brain jello! This work included publishing one non-fiction self-help book, editing an academic volume, and publishing a number of neuroscience research articles (references happily supplied...
Ricardo Lira Acuña aka Ricky Luv was born and raised on the U.S./Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona and earned his BA from Stanford University in English and French Literatures and his MFA from Columbia University in Screenwriting, with Honors. He has written and produced the PBS award-winning short film L.A. NOIR. He has published the graphic novel THE REALM, and two books of poetry and photography, UNDER THE INFLUENCE and GREETINGS FROM HEAVEN AND HELL. He is drunk on Bukowski, high with a little help from his friends, on the road with Keroauc, fear & loathing with Gonzo & Buffalo Brown, lost in The Twilight Zone, office zombie by day, writer by night.
I attended the School of Hard Knocks. I'm a graduate of the Toronto Punk Rock/Hardcore/Rock Against Racism music scene. I've traveled quite extensively. I lived through the W. era and just barely survived that. I've seen Metropolis about a 180 times and it keeps getting funnier every single time I see it. Not to mention the fact that you're looking at the profile of an honest to goodness polite Canadian. So what'd ya think? You think I'm qualified? You bet your left Ski-Doo boot I am.