I am an established ASCAP songwriter turned screenwriter. I have been a contract writer for Capital, MCA/LHI, Mercury/Phillips, Mobil Fidelity, Megaphone and Claridge Records. and have had numerous songs recorded by major artist on the national Billboard charts.
My song, POOR SAM, turned into a screenplay, landed me my first professional screenwriting job on the NBC/Paramount network series "Sweepstakes". I was, at that time, hired by Milkis/Miller Productions who also optioned my script. It was a finalist in two major competitions and has to date been optioned 3 separate times, two majors and one indi.
My current feature film script, "Trapper "Boone" Dadley", co-written by Laura Corey, was a finalist in the 2013 "Final Draft - Big Break Screenwriting Competition". Top-ten percent of 6,669 entries world-wide, Top-three percent in the Comedy/RomCom catagory. In Oct. my original sit-com, "Sparkle & Shine", co-written by Laura Corey, was selected as an Official Finalist in the 2013 "World Series Of Screenwriting" One of ten scripts selected world-wide.
Works in Progress
One Violent Summer - Feature - Drama
Jessie and James - Series - Crime Drama
U.C.U.P. - TV Sit-Com - Space Age Comedy
The Love Game - TV Series - Rom-Com
I am also an established character actor and have appeared in over 40 feature film, network series, or festival films. Am currently guest-starring in the new Sci-fi thriller "Identity", an independent feature film from Dreamworks FX veterans, the We3 Company. Release date = Summer 2014
Writing, directing and producing promotional and public television - Vision Spring Productions, L.A. *
Writing, directing and producing theatrical film and music videos - Buffalo Productions, L.A. *
Associates in Arts Degree - Motion Picture Production - Los Angeles Valley College *
Writing, Directing and Producing Variety Television - University of Southern California
Screenwriting and Advanced Story Structure - John Truby
Character Development and Story Structure - Robert McKee
The Art of Screenwriting - Dr. Linda Seger (and many others)
Biltmore Playhouse, Miami, Fl. - Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, Ca. - Back Room Theater, Coral Gables, Fl. - Cassavetes/ Lane Theater Workshop, NY, NY. - U.S. Army Special Services, Honolulu, Hawaii.
TRAPPER "Boone" Dadley - Comedy-Action/Adventure - Final Draft Big Break of Screenwriting - QuarterFinalist. Top ten percent of 6,669 entries world-wide. Top Three percent of Comedy/RomComs.
SPARKLE & SHINE - Original Sit-Com Pilot - World Series of Screenwriting - Official Finalist Award. One of ten scripts selected world-wide.
DAY PLAYERS - Original Sit-Com Pilot. Scriptapalooza World-Wide Screenwriting Competition - Semi-Finalist Award