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About Joel

NYC born and bred; writer since age 9, corporate advertising till 30; stringer for 2 NY newspapers, Humanities instructor in US, Scotland, England, Germany for 30 years, fluent German, 30-odd published articles, 5 feature film screenplays: Burial Mounds, Shakespeare's Pipe, Willard and Ann, Wanabees, The Girl and the Foxes, The Boy and the Heron. Retired, living in small Wisconsin City. My strengths as a creative writer are idea generation, systematic plotting, character conception and development, conflict inception and resolution, perhaps best: dialogue that sounds like you're eavesdropping on a real conversation. Would enjoy writing collaboratively.

And recently had Burial Mounds optioned by Ubiquity Entertainment.

Unique traits: Nothing like riding a fine horse into new country.


  • Shakespeare's Pipe

    Shakespeare's Pipe Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama A lonely professor impregnates herself using the DNA from Shakespeare's pipe, also contracting malaria.  A colleague steals the pipe, sells it to a Dubai auction while malaria breaks out in her hometown, but more than anything she wants to give birth to a healthy baby.

  • The Girl and the Foxes

    The Girl and the Foxes Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A selfish 19 year old learns commitment and the lesson of loving too much from a trio of neglected foxes.

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron Family  An adolescent boy and pal trace the cause of disappearing fish from the family’s pond to his beloved father’s chemical plant. 

  • Willard and Ann

    Willard and Ann Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama An introverted boy runs away from his family's estate, falling in with a mysterious gardener and extroverted runaway girl.  His eyes are opened to the emotional wasteland littered with school mates, Senegalese migrant workers, the cause of his mother's tragic death, and the stone called "father", enabling him to discover the secret surrounding his birth.

  • Burial Mounds

    Burial Mounds Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama A gifted, strong -willed Seminole woman escapes sexual enslavement to emancipate her people from white usurpers in Oklahoma Territory.


  • Whose Who Among America's Teachers....3x


  • State University of. New York

  • University of Sussex, Brighton, England

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