Bob McCullough

Bob McCullough

Butterfly Beach Media at Butterfly Beach Media
Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Content Creator, Script Consultant and Story Analyst

Santa Barbara, California

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About Bob

Bob McCullough has nearly 300 produced film and television credits.

While continuing to develop and write across the evolving media landscape for both independent and major studio producers, Bob co-founded The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards. Located in the heart of Hollywood's film and television industry, it's considered the best screenplay competition in the business, with an exclusive Judging Panel of established Hollywood Industry Professionals, industry-leading screenplay analysis and 1-to1 coaching, substantial cash prizes, and direct contact with working producers, agents, and directors.

To provide aspiring screenwriters with the best chance of success in a challenging business, Bob recently published "Stop Screwing Around and Write a Screenplay that Sells" and the ultimate guide to the world of screenplay competitions "Stop Screwing Around and WIN Your Next Screenplay Contest." Both are brief, bottom-line guides to the fast track of screenwriting success and available on Amazon in hard copy and ebook formats.

With his wife Suzanne Herrrera-McCullough, Bob is the co-author of "Where Hollywood Hides: Celebrities in Paradise" and the co-host of the popular celebrity-focused podcast series "Where Hollywood Hides" on iTunes.

Bob is a frequent speaker on screenwriting techniques and entertainment industry career strategies and is often called upon as a script doctor and ghostwriter.

Unique traits: Dribbles with both hands, deadly 3-point shooter.

Credits

  • Hilton Head Island

    Hilton Head Island (2017 - 2018)
    Television (Drama) Writer-CoDirector Soap opera veterans have teamed up with PureFlix.com to create a new drama series that has been nicknamed a “hope opera.” “Hilton Head Island” is set in the iconic resort city in South Carolina and follows the Trisk family, which owns the fictional ISLE Television Network. When the family patriarch Daniel Trisk falls seriously ill, his family begins battling over control of the media empire, while employing the power of prayer and faith to avoid ruining the family’s legacy. This latest addition to the Pure Flix Originals lineup stars many faces that soap opera and drama fans will recognize, including Donna Mills (“General Hospital”, “Knots Landing”), Antonio Sabato Jr. (“General Hospital”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Crystal Hunt (“One Life to Live”, “Guiding Light”), Michael Swan (“The Bold and the Beautiful”, “As The World Turns”) and others.

  • Soldier of Fortune, Inc.

    Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (1998 - 2000)
    Television (Action and Adventure) Writer-Creator-Producer In a world where there are no obvious "bad guys", where governments engage in secret wars and illegal activities that threaten the security of every individual and nation on the planet, a group of highly trained covert military operatives have just joined forces to become SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, an elite crime fighting unit. Led by retired Col. Matt Shepherd, SOF goes where our government cannot and will not venture, to protect national and international interests and to maintain the balance of power. Even in the new world order, people are still up to the same old tricks. Written by Anonymous

  • Pacific Blue

    Pacific Blue (1996)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Writer This flashy cop series is all about the bicycle patrol of the Santa Monica Police Department, in which the officers and their flashy equipment are as young and casual as their work area, mainly the beach, and as agile and well-trained on their bikes as traditional mounted police on horseback. The bulk of their work is prevention and petty crime, such as pickpockets and purse-snatchers, but of course the more spectacular atypical cases, often one-offs, sometimes even involving the FBI, get extra attention. No less attention is paid to the relationships between all these hotshots (some change during the series), young and ambitious, sexy and horny, so there's lots of temptation, amorous and professional rivalry, conflicting personal and professional interests. Of course this causes most worries for their commanding Lieutenant, usually the one who has to deal with the regular hierarchy above him, originally Anthony Palermo, later on the very former rookie who long gave him most cause for... Written by KGF Vissers

  • High Tide

    High Tide (1994 - 1995)
    Television (Comedy, Crime, Mystery and Music) Writer-Producer-Director Mick and Joey Barrett are brothers who like to spend their time surfing. However, it doesn't pay the bills, so they offer their services to whoever needs it and occasionally get involved with all sort of adventures. In the first season, they worked primarily for Gordon, a man who used to work for the government and who's the godfather to the daughters of numerous important individuals. So occasionally, one of his god-daughters is in trouble, or someone he knew from days of government service needs something done, so he sends Mick and Joey to help them and he occasionally leaves a detail which usually involve danger, because of this they are reluctant to do the job most of the time but in the end they always do the job. In the second season, they own a surf shop in Santa Monica, and they run into people who need help or someone they know needs their help. During the third season, they closed their surf shop and were offered a job by an old friend of Mick's, who's a bail-bondsman in ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • Time Trax

    Time Trax (1994)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Crime and Sci-Fi) Writer Darien Lambert, Captain of the Fugitive Retrieval Section in the 22nd century, time-travels to the 20th century to capture 22nd century criminals who have escaped by time-traveling. He is armed with a PPT, a 3-button weapon that can render a man unconscious or send a man to the 22nd century. He has a computer named Selma, disguised as a credit card. Selma helps him to capture the fugitives, for she has access to various databases, and can make logical conclusions. She has also many other functions. The main criminal is Mo Sahmbi, who invented the time machine (TRAX) and helped the criminals to get away. Lambert cannot go to the 22nd century until he has captured all the fugitives. Written by Guilherme Gama <guigama@dglnet.com.br>

  • Zorro

    Zorro (1990 - 1993)
    Television (Adventure, Family, Romance and Western) Writer-Producer-Director Set in Spanish California, this often-refilmed story chronicles the adventures of Don Diego de la Vega, a young nobleman who lives a double live as El Zorro ('the Fox'), protector of the people of the Pueblo de Los Angeles during the early 1800s. Hiding behind the mannerisms of a bookish fop, Diego keeps his second identity hidden from everyone but his servant, Felipe. Zorro's greatest enemy is always the Alcalde, who personifies the distant Spanish government in Los Angeles. Cantina-owner (and independent woman far ahead of her time) Victoria Escalante provides the love interest. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

  • Highlander

    Highlander (1992)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery and 2 More) Writer Taken from the film, Highlander, Duncan MacLeod, clansman of Connor in the film also finds he is being stalked by not only other immortals trying to kill him before the time of the gathering, but also a secret society of mortals who call themselves 'The Watchers' and also seem intent on killing him but "The Watchers" observe and record and never interfere. Duncan and the other immortals can only be killed by decapitation and often live for centuries. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

  • Tagteam

    Tagteam (1991)
    TV Movie (Action, Crime and Drama) Writer-Creator-Producer Tricky Rick MacDonald and Billy The Body Youngblood are two of the best wrestlers in the country. They are told to take a dive by the wife of a promoter. If they don't, she will make sure they are blackballed from wrestling. When they don't do what she says, they are fired immediately. They try many jobs without any success. When they stop a grocery store robbery, they get the idea to be cops. So begins a new chapter in the life of this tag team. Bad guys, watch out!!! Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989 - 1990)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Writer-Producer Set in the 24th century and decades after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, this new series is the long-awaited successor to the original Star Trek (1966). Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the all new Enterprise NCC 1701-D travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

  • Ohara

    Ohara (1987 - 1988)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Writer-Producer Starring Pat Morita ("Karate Kid") as an American-Asian Federal Agent.

  • Time Out for Dad

    Time Out for Dad (1987)
    TV Movie (Drama and Family) Creator-Writer-Producer NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus stars as a retired football player who suddenly finds himself a stay-at-home dad, when his wife decides to return to the workforce.

  • Dark Mansions

    Dark Mansions (1986)
    TV Movie (Thriller) Writer-Producer A woman hired to write the history of a wealthy family stays at the family's estate in Oregon. She discovers that she strongly resembles a long-dead ancestor in the family, and finds things happening to her that happened to--and led to the death of--that woman.

  • Hollywood Wives

    Hollywood Wives (1985 - 1986)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Writer-Producer A three-part, six-hour adaptation of Jackie Collins' best-seller about a group of very wealthy, attractive, snobbish women who are caught up in the low life and high society of Hollywood. The highest-rated mini-series of its time.

  • Fathers and Sons

    Fathers and Sons (1986)
    Television Director Add a Plot »

  • Arthur Hailey's International Airport

    Arthur Hailey's International Airport (1985)
    TV Movie (Drama) Producer-Writer Adapted from the worldwide best-seller, this story features the manager of a large metropolitan airport as he tries to deal with the stress of his job and the various characters that work for him.

  • Falcon Crest

    Falcon Crest (1982 - 1985)
    Television by CBS-TV (Drama and Romance) Supervising Producer-Writer-Director Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

  • B.J. and the Bear

    B.J. and the Bear (1983 - 1985)
    Television (Adventure and Comedy) Writer-Story Editor B.J. McKay was a good-looking young trucker who traveled around the country in his big red & white rig, with a single companion - his pet chimp, Bear. B.J. was based in rural Georgia and was confronted by a succession of corrupt local sheriffs - Elroy P. Lobo (who was later given his own series, Lobo); Sgt. Wiley of Winslow County and his two fellow lawmen, Sheriffs Cain and Masters. The only honest cop B.J. seemed to encounter was the Fox, who spent much of her time trying to trap the crooked local cops. Tommy was a lady trucker friend and Bullets ran the local hangout, the Country Comfort Truck Stop.In 1981, B.J. settled down to run a trucking business in Los Angeles called Bear Enterprises. His new adversary was Rutherford T. Grant, a corrupt politician who headed the state Special Crimes Action Team. Grant was a silent partner in TransCal, the largest trucking firm in California and stopped at nothing to stomp out potential competition. Because of Grant's intervention, B.J. found ... Written by Anonymous

  • Galactica 1980

    Galactica 1980 (1980)
    Television (Sci-Fi) Writer Thirty years after the events of the series "Battlestar Galactica", the fugitive starfleet finally reaches its legendary destination. But Commander Adama discovers that the planet Earth in 1980 is not technologically advanced enough to help them battle the Cylons. Indeed, by coming to Earth, the Galactica has inadvertently exposed the helpless planet to attack by the android race bent on exterminating all humanity. Therefore, teams of Colonial warriors are covertly sent to the planet to work incognito with various members of the scientific community, hoping to advance Earth's technology. Written by Anthony Bruce Gilpin <agilpin@pacbell.net>

  • The Six Million Dollar Man

    The Six Million Dollar Man (1974 - 1977)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama and 2 More) Location Manager-Writer When ace test-pilot Steve Austin's ship crashed, he was nearly dead. Deciding that "we have the technology to rebuild this man", the government decides to rebuild Austin, augmenting him with cybernetic parts which gave him superhuman strength and speed. Austin becomes a secret operative, fighting injustice where it is found. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

  • Baywatch Nights

    Baywatch Nights
    Television (Action and Drama) Writer In this Baywatch spin-off, Mitch Buchannon, the reliable Los Angeles lifeguard, moonlights as a private detective who investigates and solves crimes, often in some way related to his beloved beach. Written by KGF Vissers

  • JAG

    JAG
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Writer Commander Harmon Rabb, Jr. and Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie are JAG lawyers, who together investigate and litigate crimes committed by Navy and Marine personnel. Occasionally, they engage in adventurous activities in order to solve their cases. With Rabb's fighter pilot background, and MacKenzie's good looks, they are a hot team both in and out of the courtroom. Written by Brian Michael <ford1989@hotmail.com>

  • Kung Fu: The Legend Continues

    Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama and Fantasy) Writer Kwai Chang Caine was a priest at a Shaolin temple, where his son Peter also lived and studied. The temple was destroyed and father and son each thought the other had perished in the fire. For many years, Kwai Chang 'walked the earth,' while Peter became a big-city cop. Finally, they are reunited and now together they battle evil, using wisdom, martial arts, and occasionally even Peter's service pistol (only as a last resort). Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

  • The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

    The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo
    Television (Comedy) Writer Sheriff Lobo's the corrupt sheriff from Orly County who appeared in several episodes during the first season of B.J. and the Bear (1978), as B.J.'s occasional nemesis. He now stars in his own series. He is not as corrupt as he was on B.J.'s show, but he is still trying to make a buck by cooking up schemes or hoping to be given the reward money for property he recovers or criminals he apprehends. He is foiled either by the bumbling antics of his deputy, Perkins, or the integrity of his other deputy, Birdie Hawkins. During the show's second season, the naive Governor, who was visiting Orly, was impressed by Lobo's unorthodox methods, appoints him to his crime fighting task force and sends Lobo, Perkins, and Birdie to Atlanta. Now the chief of detectives, whom Lobo reports to, is incredulous as how Lobo can help him, especially after meeting Perkins, so he doesn't assign them to anything important. So Lobo has to steal or grab a case on his own and hopes that the Chief will be impressed.... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • Eight Is Enough

    Eight Is Enough
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Family) Writer The sometimes-comic, sometimes-dramatic exploits of the Bradford family--father Tom (a columnist for a Sacramento newspaper), mother Joan and their eight children: Mary, David, Joanie, Nancy, Elizabeth, Susan, Tommy and Nicholas. After Joan's death, Tom met teacher Abby, and they were married to make the family feel complete again. The kids all had friends and relationships as well, turning the Bradford Bunch into a free-for-all of loved ones and family members. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

  • The Bionic Woman

    The Bionic Woman
    Television (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Writer Jaime Sommers, a tennis pro, suffers a parachuting accident. She is saved by a special surgery replacing her ear, an arm and both legs with bionic ones. Now she works as a secret agent hidden as a school teacher. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

Awards

  • AFI Screenwriting Fellowship

  • WGA 101 Best TV Series

  • L.A. International Screenplay Awards Judging Panel

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