I grew up in a small Pennsylvania town. I am one of six children born into a large Italian family. The fun fact about my youth is that I grew up in Centralia, PA. A town that is famous for a mine fire that burned under the town for almost 50 years.
As I grew up, most of my work experience was restaurant, retail and sales oriented. My family were always involved in the restaurant business and I continue to work in that industry today.
Between 2003-2005 I decided to attend college for Broadcast Communications and Journalism Communications. I obtained two Associates Degrees in both Majors. The local job scene for both of these degrees in the Scranton, PA area, was not lucrative. I continued to work in the service industry, due to the influx of good money which that business brings.
I've always had an interest in movies/film. I quickly learned that, that said influence was steering me toward wanting to write. I started to write a screenplay based upon the restaurant industry. My focus was to try to depict what it was really like to work as a server in the industry. This led to my first original and feature length screenplay.. 'The Italian Restaurant'. I spent many years developing and writing 'The Italian Restaurant'. Over the past few years, I've taken that script through many changes.
Although, I still work full time in the service industry, my hobby/passion is writing. Since the beginning, I've now written six original feature screenplays and adapted one.
I'm developing my IMDB page to help get myself out there. In an industry that is saturated with thousands of screenwriters, we need all the help and exposure that we can get.
I currently live in the Scranton, Pennsylvania area. I work full time for a Philadelphia based company called 'Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar'. I really enjoy my job and really believe in my company. However; I secretly look forward to the day when writing could be a full time gig for me.
My name is James Catizone you can reach me at ksoze43@
The Age of Leadership & Love Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A man interviewing for a higher position with his company during the corona pandemic, faces some personal questions.
The Summer of the Seven Seals Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller ⋄ Horror A Concert Festival becomes a nightmare weekend, when a group of friends are ritualistically terrorized, from within their own circle.
Song for America Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama ⋄ Music In a turbulent 1974 Philadelphia, two ambitious men navigate the law, an unpredictable distributor and their own rash decisions, as they master the illegal 'bootleg' 8-track tape market.
The Seven Summer Muses Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller ⋄ Horror A group of seven college friends, find themselves involved in a horrific ritual when they have a party in the restaurant where they work.
The Lottery Server Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama ⋄ Romance A waiter in need of some self discovery, wins the lottery and travels across the country, sharing his wealth and his heart.
Scare the Girls Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller ⋄ Horror Two groups of teens, one mysterious psychopath, a cabin in the woods... stop by.
Rev on the Red Line Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy ⋄ Drama In 1979, two groups of teens react with nostalgia, rebellion & fast paced adrenaline, as they face the last few months of their hometown.
The Italian Restaurant Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy ⋄ Drama A non-traditional couple and their waiter coworkers, working for a large restaurant chain, face the ups & downs of the service industry, during a year and half of their lives.
Luzerne County Community College