Whether in co-founding University Middle School out of the UCLA Graduate School of Education or opening over 1300 new accounts with high-level construction contractors, or currently pursuing a career as a screenwriter, people enjoy having me on their team. Why? Because for some reason I have always seemed to be able to get along with people on the way to achieving my goals. That means even getting along with those that others seemed to find difficult.
In my current writing career, I have had the good fortune to be mentored by such people as Corey Mandel, Barney Lichtenstein, and working writers at the UCLA Writer's Program. These ladies and gentlemen have not only given me the skill-sets to be a great writer, but also have given me the tools to be able to work with top level producers and directors on a personal level.
I currently have two screenplays in development with Peck Entertainment and Creative Imagineers Agency. My passion is writing in the drama/romance genres. I have the audacity to strive to entertain, educate, and inspire thru my writing. I take "making a difference" to be a serious personal responsibility.
You may wonder, or not, about why I tend to write in the drama/romance genres. Funny you should ask. I have a wife, 4 daughters, 3 sons, and a female dog. 4 grandchildren are also part of the mix. Drama and romance just seem to somehow come naturally. Oh, to clarify,three of our children are called "sons and daughter-in-law." Gotta run. The phone is ringing. Probably more drama.
Unique traits: I try very hard not to let my ego get in the way of my good sense.
DOC BAND-AID Budget: $5M - $10M | Romance ⋄ Drama When a homeless Vietnam vet, having hit rock bottom, catches a glimpse of his long-lost love from the war, but can't bring himself to approach her, he is compelled to rebuild his life and maybe get one last chance at happiness.
GRANDPA'S PACKARD Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy When an old man can’t decide who to will his classic ’35 Packard to, he decides to host a Texas Hold ‘em card party for the whole family with the winner inheriting the car. All hell breaks loose when all the in laws and outlaws descent on the event. (in development)
THE MELROSE JAZZ CLUB Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Romance When a gifted but emotionally detached jazz pianist, prepping for a national competition, decides to conceal that he has a career-ending degenerative disease, he is forced to teach improv to a stand-in, a strictly trained classical woman who, in turn, schools him on how to use the collaborative nature of jazz to manage his illness.
CLIFFS OF PORTOFINO Budget: $10M - $30M | Crime ⋄ Mystery ⋄ Thriller When a highly successful, but purposefully low-profile tech genius discovers his girlfriend gets arrested for a murder she didn't commit, he reluctantly hires a famous attorney only to be forced into the limelight and use his skills to expose the utterly improbable killer. (book adaptation)
DADDY, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? Biography ⋄ Drama ⋄ Independent When a near bankrupt man is faced with the emotional breakup of his family, he goes on a journey of deception and half-truths in a desperate attempt to secure a job that could save his marriage and reestablish his dignity.
MURDER ON THE ISLE OF CAPRI Crime ⋄ Thriller When a criminology professor takes over the research for a murdered colleague, she becomes the target of a ruthless secret international business cartel bent on world economic domination. She then goes on a desperate journey to expose the cartel and bring it to justice.(book adaptation)