David Lewis Newman

David Lewis Newman

Director, dramaturge and playwright in Los Angeles, California

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Graduating from Boston University’s Communications School, David Lewis Newman moved to Los Angeles, where he was accepted into the highly competitive Assistant Directors Training Program, ultimately qualifying him for membership in the Directors Guild of America.

A partial list of Newman’s A.D. credits include features How I Got into College, Firebirds and Two Moon Junction; series The A-Team, The Flash and FBI: The Untold Stories; and TV movies Roe vs. Wade, Nothing But the Truth, and Bionic Ever After.

Throughout Newman’s A.D. career, he wrote, making his first sale to the CBS/Warner Bros. series The Flash. Subsequent writing assignments led to writer/producer positions on UPN/Paramount’s The Sentinel, and Paramount’s syndicated series, Viper, where he also directed multiple episodes. Newman worked for two seasons as a writer/producer on the syndicated sci-fi/action series Mutant X, as well as writing episodes of 18 Wheels of Justice and Pensacola: Wings of Gold.

Newman’s original, co-written screenplay, Backup, was picked up by Phoenix Pictures in 2010. He has been developing new television, feature and theatrical projects and wrote and directed webisodes and promotional material for THQ Games. In the interactive world, he has also written online game material for Zynga’s Cityville and has been a film critic for Tribune’s KTLA.com web site.

In addition to teaching college level directing and writing, Newman developed and directed The Last Telethon, presented at The Comedy Central Stage in Hollywood in late 2011. In 2013, a reading of Newman’s Beautiful Dreamer, a stage musical featuring the life and songs of Stephen Foster, was presented at The PiTCH, the new musical development series at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival in Auburn, NY. Newman’s professional affiliations include membership in the aforementioned DGA, the Writers Guild of America and SAG/AFTRA.

For a list of Newman’s credits, you can visit his IMDB entry: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0628057/

Name: David Lewis Newman

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director, Dramaturge, Playwright, Producer, Screenwriter and Stage Director


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