I'm actually currently employed as a machine operator at a local plastics factory...but ever since 1980 (when I was still in college), I've wanted to write movie-and-TV scripts. (In college, I took a screenwriting class. Loved it!)
Pursued screenwriting with a vengeance from 1980 to 1994...then life happened to me.
I appeared in a 2012 documentary called "The Entertainers," about the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival. Had a ball! (On IMDB, the title number is tt2070844.)
One of the documentary's codirectors, Nick Holle, inherited a Power Mac computer from the husband-and-wife team (Brent and Jackie Watkins) who helped produce "The Entertainers." In 2016, I started batting out scripts again...and it's only because Nick gave me that Power Mac.
Nick, thanks a bunch!
Jingle Belles Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Seeking to usher in the new breed of rock-and-roll hitmakers, a songwriter-manager-record producer and a record-store clerk unite to start their own music-publishing company in 1959 New York City.
Tin Mine Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Looking to get their musical careers out of a rut in 1939 New York City, a song plugger and a radio organist become composers.
Fine Tooth Comb Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy ⋄ Family Inspired by a videotape, a teenager in 1994 Davenport, IA forms her own band with the hopes of playing at the local Dixieland jamboree, the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival.
Pixie Dust Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy Two modern-day University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students start their own sorority in order to reach out to other female UMN-Twin Cities students tired of being marginalized.
Really Old School Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy ⋄ Family Inspired by a piece of 1910s sheet music, a modern-day Omaha, NE teenager wants to honor and emulate the tune's author: Her newly-deceased great-grandmother, a ragtime-era composer-musician-bandleader-arranger.
Rivertown Rock! Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy ⋄ Family It's Sunday, February 9, 1964...when the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show inspires a Sioux City, IA teenager to start her own rock group and show that girls can play the music, too.
Gayle Strawberry and Her Soda Pop Music Makers Budget: $30M+ | Comedy ⋄ Drama It's the summer of 1942, and a Los Angeles teenager starts her own swing band in the hopes of entering it in the first annual National Swing Contest.
Andrea Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Seeking coveted hands-on instructional experience, and to convert prostitutes, a modern-day music-education student at California State University, Long Beach teaches melodies to the hookers working at a Los Angeles massage parlor.
Yes, Indeed! Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy Tired of being out of showbiz, two child TV stars of the 1970s ride the late-1980s swing revival by forming their own big band in hopes of playing a respected Los Angeles jazz club.
Got Any More Bullets, Sister? Budget: $30M+ | Comedy ⋄ Crime Two siblings struggling as vendors in 1930 Cleveland seek to better their lives...but while one woman decides to enter music, her sister chooses a life of crime.
Shorthose and Flaxbeard Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy An inept comic magician playing Seattle in 1917 seeks to turn her career around by landing herself a partner...a beloved theater organist-piano teacher who's fascinated with vaudeville.
Bleeding Gums Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy A math teacher at an all-girls' high school in present-day Omaha, NE seeks to fill a void in her school's activities by forming its first jazz band.