Develop and produce female driven movies. Mostly romance and comedy for tweens, teens, YA ++. Prefer G or PG rated, family friendly material.
Involved in the film & television industry for 25 years having worked on over a dozen feature films, numerous television projects, award winning shorts, a documentary, and over 250 commercials, promotional spots, industrials and music videos.
Served as a panelist for the Austin Film Festival & Conference for several years as well as various panels for The Greater Philadelphia Film Office. Judge and consultant for the annual Set In Philly Screenwriting Competition, among other nationwide writing competitions.
Nature of Love
TV Movie by Hallmark Channel/ Marita Grabiak Executive Producer
Bad Hair Day
TV Movie (Adventure, Comedy and Family) Producer A high school student is desperate to be prom queen, but on the big night her hair is an uncontrollably bad mess. Meanwhile, a lady FBI agent is on the hunt for a jewel thief who is looking for a stolen necklace, which the messy haired girl has in her possession. Soon, she and the agent chase the jewel thief, and she's whizzed on a wild adventure in the city.
Film (Short, Drama and Horror) Producer When parents start to notice disturbing behavior in their only son, they call on a local tribal healer to rid him of the evil "demon." This is a story about how far one family will go to save their son from the demons that they believe he is possessed by.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Producer Inspired by true events, Butterflies is about a teenage cancer survivor who lives life to the fullest with a new friend who is dying of leukemia.
The Perfect Man
Film (Comedy, Family and Romance) Producer Teenager Holly Hamilton is tired of moving every time her single mom Jean has another personal meltdown involving yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad choice, Holly conceives the perfect plan for the perfect man.. an imaginary secret admirer who will romance Jean and boost her shaky self-esteem. When the virtual relationship takes off, Holly finds herself having to produce the suitor, borrowing her friend's charming and handsome Uncle Ben as the face behind the e-mails, notes and gifts. Holly must resort to increasingly desperate measures to keep the ruse alive and protect her mom's newfound happiness, almost missing the real perfect man when he does come along. Written by Helen Waite
Film (Comedy and Romance) Producer Never Again is a romantic comedy about falling in love despite your better judgment. An exterminator and jazz pianist in the noble model of Gary Cooper and other '40's screen legends, Christopher is having a sexual identity crisis. He hasn't been able to perform with the young women he's been dating, and is looking for sexual inspiration. Grace, an administrator for Mentors of New York, sends her final child off to college and then realizes that she hasn't tended to her own needs in a very long time. When Christopher meets Grace at a gay bar, her best friends admonish her that it's not a good idea to start a heterosexual relationship with a man you meet in a gay bar. Through human insecurities and foibles, and the refreshing reminder that the Boomer generation is still very much sexually viable, Christopher and Grace defy the odds of it never happening again. In a real, meaningful and adult fashion, they fall in love. Written by Shaigirl <email@example.com>
Film (Comedy) Producer A semi-autobiographical tale of Eric Schaeffer, who as Wirey Spindell, is seeing a marriage counsler with his future wife because he is nervous about his upcoming wedding. Together, they remember some of Wirey's life and the sexual misadventures of his youth. Written by Simon Hova <ShimonH@hotmail.com>
Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Two young men (Jon Cryer, Rick Stear) who have been friends since early childhood decide to go on a trip to find a third friend (Rafael Baez) who has long since disappeared. Stories they have heard indicate that the friend has been seen in an apparently rambling, incoherent state at Coney Island. Their trip leads them to a number of adventures involving the otherworld-like life at the Park and revelations related to their own pasts including the death of one's sister, a failed past relationship, financial failings, and alcoholism. Written by John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Two people from completely different worlds meet by chance, thrown together as if by fate. Their attraction is immediately obvious and overwhelming. He is attracted to her beauty (she is a supermodel) and good humor; she is seduced by his charisma and honesty. With his gifts of poetry and tenderness, he opens her heart to the possibility of true love. But it takes a lot of courage to make a commitment. Is she truly in love with him? And even if she is, will she able to leave the cosmopolitan, superficial lifestyle to be with him? Written by <email@example.com>