Authoring & Playwriting

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Black Theater in the United States from actor Robert Hooks's Perspective

He founded the Negro Ensemble Company in New York City 50 years ago and the DC Black Repertory Company in Washington, DC. Actor Robert Hooks, and his playwright co-founder Douglas Turner Ward, provided a platform for Black actors to develop and hone their craft in New York City. A tribute to Robert,...

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LOVE TALKING ABOUT The FILM MAKING PROCESS, ESP. WRITING!

I'm looking for an L.A. based writer who is an independent type & somewhat aggressive in getting a film made. Possibly shoot a short together to use as a demo reel? and show what kind of quality we can produce. Or an accountability partner to encourage finishing written material in a timely manner....

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It is 'Cookie Time'!

Hey, has anyone heard about 'Troop Beverly Hills' getting a reboot?

Dantes y Eliades

I wrote a play/filmscript while I was working on my PhD in Cuba. It is a four act play about Cuba & Haiti during the American occupation of 1915. I dealt with issues of religion, oppression, vodu, racism in the play etc... I would like to pitch it to someone as a theatrical play or a film. I am look...

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Audible says I wrote these books! But I didn’t!!

From my blog... Amazon/Audible's diabolical search algorithm screws up again! https://davidegates.com/2017/06/26/audible-says-i-wrote-these-books-but-...

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Audible says I wrote these books! But I didn't!!
Audible says I wrote these books! But I didn't!!
You may recall that, back in May, I wrote about Amazon's god-awful search engine issues which would not reveal any of my books despite putting "David E. Gates" in full in their search windows. Now, it…
Roe De Pinto for The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba

Bookexpo/bookcon- Let's meet at Author's market AM-71 if anyone is going- love to meet in person!

I Don't Drink Decaf.

Hi all. My first time on these pages so bear with me if I screw up. I began writing e-books four years ago and have recently attempted to turn the above into a stage-play. 'Decaf' is a story of 3 friends, all ladies who went through school together etc and are now 30ish. Two are fed up with husbands...

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Sitcom Writing


Hello writers,

I have a concept for a sitcom type show (Think 30 Rock in terms of look and feel). I am looking for writers who know how to flush out characters and storylines.
I am looking forward to teaming up with interested parties.

BIOGRAPHICAL EPIC..An Inheritance From Yorkshire

It's taken over 20 years since I requested the Author to write out his lifes' story..A Biographical Epic. I had to decide (which was very difficult) how to bring these stories to life. Finally, a decision was made..No one could play 'Yorky' The Author would read the stories on video..a chapter at a...

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Talk about the Odd Couple...

Never saw this coming. Bill Clinton teams with James Patterson. Thoughts? http://bit.ly/2qKamcM

Bill Clinton & James Patterson Team On Thriller Novel 'The President Is Missing'
Bill Clinton & James Patterson Team On Thriller Novel 'The President Is Missing'
Former President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson are teaming up to pen thriller novel The President Is Missing . The book, to be co-published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group an…
Writing

Currently doing some writing on my past...something colorful , humor, family, hiccup and maybe a little inspiration..and some that make your scratch your head...

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