I'm new to the site and the lounge. Hello everyone. I look forward to meeting you and swapping Hollywood war stories. I started in advertising as an art director and creative director at Young & Rubicam in Sydney... yes, I'm an Aussie, and then Y&R New York. Transitioned to directing (and DP) on top-end TV commercials with my own company and now working on my feature and TV projects and living in Los Angeles. Yes, I have one or two great war stories. Including competing with Michael Bay for an action drama series. My first screenplay SHADOWMAN has won a dozen awards. Half as first place. The majority of the others as finalist. I've had great people attached. Rob Barnum loved it and wanted to finance it, but couldn't get the traction with his partners. Tim Moore from Malpaso came on board and wanted to help. The film has not been financed to date. I've learned that the market just doesn't get excited about dramas. I have a couple of documentary projects and feature and series projects. It's a long road isn't it :) But, I love what I do. My website is http://writer-director.com please check it out. I'm looking for a writer's group to join. Looking for paid work as a writer and a director. I look forward to getting to know you. Cheers.