James E. Shaw

James E. Shaw

Playwright, Screenwriter and Author

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
March 2023
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About James

I am on the Panel of Experts of the California Superior Court, Los Angeles County. In Civil Court my expertise and testimony are based on School Safety/Personal Injury; and in Criminal Court, my expertise and testimony are based on Criminal Street Gangs. My book, "Jack and Jill, Why They Kill," written before but published after the Columbine High School massacre (Littleton, CO) earned me a media profile, after the book was presented at Book Expo America. In October 2022, the American Bar Association published my widely-acclaimed article, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About School Safety But Were Sued First." Prior to being on the Superior Court's Panel of Experts, I was Director of Child Welfare and Attendance, for the Norwalk-La Mirada USD, and Director of the Norwalk Truancy Court for then-District Attorney Gilbert Garcetti. I write to educate and inform. Currently, my books "Odor in the Court: Counterfeit Justice and How George Zimmerman Walked Away Free" and "Stormy Daniels: American Heroine" are selling on Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon). , the teacher's educational website, publishes my B.R.A.V.E. (Be Resilient Avoid Violence Everywhere) violence education and prevention curriculum) and my poem, "Hands Are For..." which won the Editor's Award from the National Poetry Contest. Currently, I am writing a "contained" screenplay called SOCIAL DISTANCE, after learning, from Hal Croasmun, the why-and-how realities, dimensions, and dynamics of writing a contained screenplay. SOCIAL DISTANCE sprang from a professional counseling session I had, last fall 2022, with Producer Amanda Toye. Ms. Toye is a brilliant person whose enormous intellect is framed around unselfishly helping and bolstering others, and whose traveling includes lengthy trips to other countries dwelling in habitats and living, giving, and helping in every aspect of altruism and philanthropy. Ms. Toye's critique of my screenplay, last fall, inspired my new and fresh writing of SOCIAL DISTANCE, particularly the literary introduction and development of my protagonist, FBI Agent Bettijean Carlisle. I owe a star-high debt of gratitude to Ms. Toye, as I have now completed 50% of SOCIAL DISTANCE, whose logline is: "A bi-racial and multi-talented FBI agent is last year’s Miss America; a consistent Multiple Martial Arts champ; a Grammy-winning rapper; and a Magna Cum Laude law school grad who faces some jealous, dangerous FBI co-workers." Thank you for offering me the opportunity to join Stage 32. With every best wish, James E. Shaw


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