David White

David White

Freelance Writer and Editor
Author, Editor and Screenwriter

Chicago, Illinois

Member Since:
July 2014
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About David

Many of my scripts have been finalists in major screenplay competitions, from the original Project Greenlight to the NexTV Writing and The Movie Deal screenplay competitions. With two decades as a professional writer and editor in the advertising and publishing worlds, I've also been fortunate to create compelling TV/radio spots for niche companies (Paul Prudhomme, Town & Country Homes) up to major corporations (BMW, Wolverine Boots, Citibank).

• As the author of six novels, eleven screenplays and a host of short stories, my interest has always been in creating cutting-edge stories and envelope-pushing subject matter. From gritty conspiracy-filled dramas ("Silencers") to a romantic thriller with a unique twist ("Paige Turner"), from a John Grisham-inspired courtroom drama ("Oblivion") to a 4/20-humor romp that's been dubbed "Willy Wonka on weed" ("Welcome to Highville"), my writing is wide-ranging but always intelligent and entertaining.

• My recent history includes creating detailed treatments from other people's ideas (the quantum physics-based drama "Rhealities") to rewriting and editing full scripts (the story of the murder of environmental activist Judi Bari in "Redwood Justice"). I've created a full treatment for a French production company for their proof-of-concept piece on the Star Wars fan favorite Boba Fett, as well as scenes for a ground-breaking Western about influential gunfighter "Dirty" Dave Rudabaugh. I also write political commentary, movie reviews and current event-based humor.

• Feel free to contact me at davout@ligtel.com.

Unique traits: Able to tackle subjects as far-ranging as military history, film noir dramas, UFOs and the *real* Men in Black, particle physics breakthroughs, environmental challenges, 4:20 humor, and government surveillance concerns.


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