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.
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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! 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 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 Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical ⋄ Horror Many will assume this is just another retelling of the "Dracula" horror myth... but Vlad's story is true.
Wallachia: Reign of Dracula
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?"
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.
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
TV Series (Music) Director. Associate Producer Directed 13 half-hour episodes of this syndicated program, a tax write-off scheme.
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
Television (Music) Associate Producer Music/variety TV special recorded live at the Palomino Club in North Hollywood, California.
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
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
Film (short) Director, Writer Debut student film (Michigan State U) purchased by ABC-TV's Max Headroom series in their "Cash For Trash" initiative.
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).
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).
Amazon Best Sellers [Côte d'Azur, Vlad the Impaler, Eleven Thousand Virgins, Merlinsky]
Screenwriters Network Competition semi-finalist [Côte d'Azur]
Screenwriters Network Competition semi-finalist [Vlad the Impaler]
Sun Microsystems Community Innovation Award - $3,333 [Screenwright(R) screenplay formatter]
American Gem Short Screenplay Competition eighth finalist [Azért is..! - Despite everything..!]
Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition semifinalist [Eleven Thousand Virgins]
American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest quarter-finalist, judged by Francis Ford Coppola [Merlinsky]
storySouth Million Writers Award for Fiction [animation script: Azért is..! - Despite everything..!]
AFP Top 100 Scripts Competition [The Fall In Budapest]
Flashquake Short Fiction Competition second prize [radio play: Both Hands on the Keyboard, Chucko]
the very best of www.the-phone-book.com, top 50 [micro fiction w/audio: Forsaken]
Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition quarterfinalist [Merlinsky]
UTPA/SCRNWRiT First Draft Script Writing Contest finalist [The Fall In Budapest]
Université de Nice, France