Alan C. Baird

Alan C. Baird

Script Consultant at 9TimeZones.com
Editor, Playwright, Screenwriter, Author and Filmmaker

Mesa, Arizona

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About Alan

Alan was born down east, but he now lives just a stone's throw from Phoenix... which is fine and dandy, until the stones are thrown back.
Script Doctor, Consultant: 9TimeZones .com/b [remove space before .com]
Portfolio: 9TimeZones .com/scr
Côte d'Azur (French Riviera, "Sky-Blue Coast"): 9TimeZones .com/cote.htm
Vlad the Impaler - Son of Dracul: 9TimeZones .com/vladti.htm
Screenwright(R) screenplay formatter: 9TimeZones .com/scr2.htm
Oscars® blog post: Stage32 .com/blog/2116
WGA blog post: Stage32 .com/blog/2120
Bibliography: Amazon .com/author/acb
Filmography: imdb .com/name/nm6248253

Unique traits: A script consultant who's outrageously affordable, amazingly fast, deadly accurate, obsessively detail-oriented, and guarantees to meet your deadline.

Loglines

  • Côte d'Azur

    Côte d'Azur Budget: $5M - $10M | Fantasy Adventure "There's nothing quite so romantic as spending one's youth in a foreign land." Eric is a 20-something American guy who's having the time of his life on the French Riviera. Or maybe Eric is the 60-something who's looking back on his earlier years with nostalgic regret and trying to alter the course of his life.

  • Arizona!

    Arizona! Budget: $0 - $100K | Musical Comedy Governor Doofus & Health Director Keeeryst try to get a handle on the coronavirus ravaging their state. Hilarity ensues. Includes a show-stopping (or show-starting?) musical number. A pandemic parody containing mind-boggling pull-quotes from the actual press conferences. (6-page, 95Kb PDF)

  • iSex

    iSex Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance Comedy Blind dating in the iPhone XXX age. Who says a cell phone can't double as a sex toy? Boy meets girl, girl likes boy's vibrating phone, boy gets girl. 24Jan2020: Hrvatski rights optioned. ALL the non-Croatian-language rights are still available. Including English. 3pp.

  • Vlad the Impaler: Son of Dracul

    Vlad the Impaler: Son of Dracul Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical Horror Many will assume this is just another retelling of the "Dracula" horror myth... but Vlad's story is true.

Credits

  • Wallachia: Reign of Dracula

    Wallachia: Reign of Dracula (2020)
    Video Game Writer I was hired to help write some of the cutscenes in this "retro-styled action platformer/shooter game." My first question was, "What's a cutscene?"

  • Hidden Palms

    Hidden Palms (2007)
    TV Series by The CW (Drama) Actor Pilot episode written by Kevin Williamson (Scream, Dawson's Creek), filmed in Palm Springs, California. The "Tennis Player" (uncredited) character's sole claim to fame was that he sat behind Gail O'Grady in several shots.

  • Max Headroom

    Max Headroom (1988)
    TV Series by ABC (Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director Directed background footage for Network XXIII monitors (they bought my student film, see below).

  • Country Days, Nashville Nights

    Country Days, Nashville Nights (1981)
    TV Series (Music) Director. Associate Producer Directed 13 half-hour episodes of this syndicated program, a tax write-off scheme.

  • Hollywood Close-Up

    Hollywood Close-Up (1981)
    TV Series (Music) Director. Associate Producer Directed 10 half-hour episodes of this syndicated program, another tax write-off scheme.

  • Jimmie Rodgers, Live at the Palomino

    Jimmie Rodgers, Live at the Palomino (1981)
    Television (Music) Associate Producer Music/variety TV special recorded live at the Palomino Club in North Hollywood, California.

  • Them Apples

    Them Apples (1980)
    Video (Talk-Show) Producer, Writer A variety/talk-show TV special produced at the studios of New York University and aired on Manhattan Cable TV.

  • Saturday Night Live

    Saturday Night Live (1979)
    TV Series by NBC (Comedy) Actor 15 Dec: S5, Ep7. "Key Page" (uncredited) alongside Martin Sheen in the Studio 8H entrance hallway. Lorne said it was okay. Later helped David Bowie carry his plastic roly-poly punching doll costume down to the limo. A dream come true!

  • A Night in the Day of a Night Receptionist

    A Night in the Day of a Night Receptionist (1972)
    Film (short) Director, Writer Debut student film (Michigan State U) purchased by ABC-TV's Max Headroom series in their "Cash For Trash" initiative.

  • Côte d'Azur

    Côte d'Azur
    Producer, Screenwriter "There's nothing quite so romantic as spending one's youth in a foreign land." Côte d'Azur was a Semi-Finalist (feature-length screenplay) in the Screenwriters Network Competition (May 2020).

  • Merlinsky

    Merlinsky
    Producer, Screenwriter "Imagine the Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter and they go back to the future." Merlinsky was a Quarter-Finalist in the 1st American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest (2003) & in the 8th Writers Network Screenplay Competition (2001).

Awards

  • Amazon Best Sellers [Côte d'Azur, Vlad the Impaler, Eleven Thousand Virgins, Merlinsky]
    (2020)

  • Screenwriters Network Competition semi-finalist [Côte d'Azur]
    (2020)

  • Screenwriters Network Competition semi-finalist [Vlad the Impaler]
    (2020)

  • Sun Microsystems Community Innovation Award - $3,333 [Screenwright(R) screenplay formatter]
    (2008)

  • American Gem Short Screenplay Competition eighth finalist [Azért is..! - Despite everything..!]
    (2007)

  • Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition semifinalist [Eleven Thousand Virgins]
    (2004)

  • American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest quarter-finalist, judged by Francis Ford Coppola [Merlinsky]
    (2003)

  • storySouth Million Writers Award for Fiction [animation script: Azért is..! - Despite everything..!]
    (2003)

  • AFP Top 100 Scripts Competition [The Fall In Budapest]
    (2002)

  • Flashquake Short Fiction Competition second prize [radio play: Both Hands on the Keyboard, Chucko]
    (2002)

  • the very best of www.the-phone-book.com, top 50 [micro fiction w/audio: Forsaken]
    (2002)

  • Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition quarterfinalist [Merlinsky]
    (2001)

  • UTPA/SCRNWRiT First Draft Script Writing Contest finalist [The Fall In Budapest]
    (1998)

Education

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