Father, former electrical engineer, inactive Marine, a Pulitzer-nominated author/screenwriter, composer, former Oprah guest author, and lover of plain-speaking. See comprehensive bio at | or
Unique traits: Author (first book at age 12), past electrical engineer, songwriter, artist who loves rewrites and editing to perfect his work.
Dead of Night Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller When a disgraced Oscar-nominated director and his mistress become the latest serial murder victims, a black, in-your-face, jet-setting, millionaire author and former LAPD homicide wiz is called on to end the carnage but becomes the hunted.
A Family Gathering Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama ⋄ Family In 1974, when the pregnant 12-year-old daughter of a poor black preacher fingers the teenage son of a Southern state’s wealthiest white family, she is targeted for murder.
Saving Emma Budget: $5M - $10M | Fantasy ⋄ Family When the 7-year-old daughter of a black Marine and white wife, both deceased, adopted by her mother’s twin sister, is targeted by her father‘s enemies, she and her mysterious terrier are joined by unseen forces.
The Lemon Tree - Sitcom Pilot Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent ⋄ Comedy An ambitious young black woman combines her psychology degree with her love of fashion and hairstyling, and launches “The Lemon Tree”—a multi-ethnic salon and shrink’s office—set in the 90s.First Episode Filmed.
BAAAD IDEA Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Genre: Romantic Comedy, 118p. When a laid-off, divorced 7th-grade teacher, desperate to care for his 3-year-old daughter, hatches a desperate moneymaking scheme, he lands in FBI cuffs and sparks a super-power face-off.
The Water Line - A Klansman's Road to Redemption Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Former Klansman and Selma, Alabama native David Earl Applewhite’s journey to redemption lasts fifty years, reunites him with a black man who saved his life, and ends in a battle with demons he created.
Shadows In The Mist Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama When a young, black lawyer in a prestigious firm is accused in the death of his former lover—daughter of a powerful white attorney—his world collapses, his new marriage implodes, and he vows violent revenge.
Fire Night: Zombies Rule Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror Violent citizens of a dying New England town torment a young family who refuse to sell their farm to save the town, but the raiders awaken vengeful spirits trapped three-hundred years in Devil's Woods.
Tommy Lee Must Die! Budget: $100K - $1M | Action ⋄ Thriller An armed 22-year-old Abilene, Texas dollar-store employee steals her boss’s car, and gives chase to a 46-year-old scumbag fleeing west on I-20 with her 16-year-old sister.
Nowhere, Texas Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent ⋄ Sci-fi During a film producer’s road trip home from Pasadena to Austin, he detours off I-10 past Van Horn, and ends up on a hellish country road to Nowhere, Texas—a town not on any earthly map. (2-character short film adapted from short story)
The Waiting Game Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller A deranged lover lies in wait, determined to exact bloody revenge on an unfaithful mate.
First Date Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance ⋄ Comedy During a first date with a woman his intellectual superior, an egotistical millionaire millennial makes assumptions that leave him looking like “assumptions” minus the ‘umptions.’ Rom-Com (6 pages)