Mark Osborne

Mark Osborne

Screenwriter

New York City, New York

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Writer/Copy Editor – Freelance comedic copy editor/writer for the lifestyle websites Brave New Hollywood website, (), columnist (“Pop Goes the Culture!”) for A Life Ahead website (), Dranky () and The Inept Owl ().

Copywriter for J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency, New York, NY, 2005, for their animated website nurserytv.org. Freelance contributor to Time Warner’s Road Runner home page ().

From 2003 to 2009, wrote and edited topical comedic stories under the pseudonym of “Mark Malish” for “The Edge” (.php?ch=columns&sc=markmalish); a website in a dozen cities with a million readers. Contributor to “The Comic Bible;” a quarterly magazine about comedy. Wrote for Sports Website . Wrote two commercials for Magnet Clothing; an athletic clothing company.

Author – Contributor to the comedic novel “What Would Bill Hicks Say?” a compilation of comedy writers’ musings printed by Soft Skull Press, 2006 , three western novels for the John Slocum western series for Berkeley Books and two joke books for Kensington Press. Sold the following short stories: “The Nurem-burger Trial,” part of “Aberrant Literature Short Fiction Collection, Vol. 3;”( ?ie=UTF8&Version=1&entries=0) a quarterly anthology, “The Survivor” to Underground Voices Publishing Company; that is in their “2014 Anthology” book, “Red Moon District;” available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble (.html) and “Puttin’ on The Ritz” to New Profanity website (.)

.Screenplay Writer – Optioned and sold the full length screenplays “Burn Off” and “The Pick Up” to Vicious Apple Productions, LLC. and the following produced short comedy screenplays: “The Beans, The Bad, and The Ugly,” (2014 Winter Film Awards 48 Hour Film Challenge), “The Ghastly Ghostly Gas” – to The Adrenalin Group Productions, premiered at the ConCarolinas Film Festival, Charlotte, NC, 6/1/12 and “Genitalio” which had its world premiere at the Arizona Film Festival, 04/02/11 () and “November 22nd, 1963 - A Simulated Docudrama” to 5-Minute Meter Productions, Inc., Chicago, IL; Death Comes Into Play to Nu Realm Entertainment, San Francisco, CA. Playbill Productions of Los Angeles, CA (Brian Hooks-President () purchased five shorts to be used in a feature length DVD film. ADA Sports bought and produced “The Contest,” a 90 second animation script. Wrote an episode of “The Punky Pets,” a TV children’s animation show, for Come Together Films (). Wrote the trailer for “Dream Big,” a full length animated film by MPI Media. Ranked out of over 3,500 comedy writers #72 on ComedyWire under the name Mark Osborne ).

Comedy Play/Sketch Writer/Director for: “The Night Shift,” a comedy sketch DVD (IMDB: () and the Sketch Garage, a comedy troupe based in New York City. An one act play, “God Meets the Speech Therapist,” was rented by Sacramento (CA) Actors Theater Company for their (CA) 2Page Play 2004 Festival for production. (.htm). This piece was also performed on June 30, 2005, at the New Workshop Theater, Brooklyn, NY, in conjunction with Harrogate Theatre of England. Two other playlets were chosen by The Queens Players as part of the play “Seven Stories,” performed at Theater In The Cave, Long Island City, NY (March 23, 24, 25, 26,27, 30 31 and April 1, 2, 2005 - .html.)

Freelance Cover Copy Writer - cover copy for Kensington Publishing Company, Putnam-Berkley Books and Penguin, USA, for hardcover, trade and mass market paperback titles.

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    Comedic Shorts Comedy I have written a slew of shorts; ready to roll. I also have "full lengths" but we'll start with the short stuff--as my wife said on our honeymoon. If you wish to see any of them, please email me at markosborne2000@yahoo.com.  Thanks!

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