Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor

Screenwriter and production accountant in New York City, New York

About Adam

Grand Prize Winner Stage 32 Happy Writers 2nd Annual Feature Screenplay Contest
Semifinalist 9th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest
Finalist 2015 Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
1st Place 2013 Scriptapalooza TV Pilot Competition
Finalist 2013 Final Draft Big Break Competition
Finalist 2013 ScreenCraft Comedy Script Competition
Semi-Finalist 2013 Bankable Script Competition
Honorable Mention 2012 Screenplay Festival Competition
7th Place 2012 Emerging Screenwriters Competition
1st Place 2011 Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition


Name: Adam Taylor

Lives in: New York City, New York

Occupation: Screenwriter and Production Accountant

Awards

  • Grand Prize Winner Stage 32 Happy Writers 2nd Annual Feature Screenplay Contest
    (2106)

  • Semifinalist 9th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest
    (2016)

  • Finalist Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
    (2015)

  • 1st Place Scriptapalooza TV Pilot Competition
    (2013)

  • Finalist Final Draft Big Break Competition
    (2013)

  • Semi Finalist Bankable Script Competition
    (2013)

  • 7th Place Emerging Screenwriters Competition
    (2012)

  • Honorable Mention Screenplay Festival Competition (Comedy)
    (2012)

  • 1st Place Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
    (2011)

Projects

  • The Young Pope

    The Young Pope (2016)
    Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The beginning of the pontificate of Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history.

  • Paterson

    Paterson (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

  • Norman

    Norman (2016)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

  • The Breaks

    The Breaks (2016)
    TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Three friends united by their love of hip-hop work to make their big mark in the music industry. Beginning in the summer of 1990 NYC, Nikki a brilliant recent grad abandons a law school scholarship to pursue her dream of becoming a record exec along with the son of a legendary music producer boyfriend David who's struggling at the city's top R&B station. Dee Vee is an aspiring producer on the hunt to find the next big rapper on the come-up. Written by bonz6596-507-522839

  • SmileyBridgeTV

    SmileyBridgeTV (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Actor In a world full of put downs, it's sketch comedy for the dork in us.

  • The Family Fang

    The Family Fang (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew Annie and Baxter, the adult children of the controversial husband and wife conceptual performance art couple famous for their quirky macabre public performances, have never got over the fact that their parents kept using them during their childhood in their often gory and disturbing satirical public performances. They often clash with their now elderly parents over this and blame them for their problems in their adult life. However, the two become worried when they're told by the police that their parents have gone missing during their trip outside of town. The brother considers the possibility that something horrible might have happened to them, but the sister is convinced that it's just another one of their stupid games or twisted conceptual performances. She convinces him that they should go and look for them themselves.

  • Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

    Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
    Television (Comedy and Music) Miscellaneous Crew A middle-aged once famous rock singer, who desperately wants his glory days back, finds out he has a talented daughter, who wants to reunite and front his old band - and date his guitar player. They're dysfunctional, but they don't care.

  • Carol

    Carol (2015)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. Written by The Weinstein Company

  • And So It Goes

    And So It Goes (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Oren Little has turned his back on all his neighbors and shunned the notion of being kind to others after the death of his wife. Next door neighbor Leah has put her soul, and her tears, into her stagnant singing career after the death of her husband. But then Oren's son shows up needing Oren to take care of his daughter Sarah. Oren has no patience for children, Leah never had any of her own, but 9-year-old Sarah just might be the spark that allows these two lonely souls to turn their home into a Little Shangri-La. Written by Anne Campbell

  • The Money

    The Money (2014)
    TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew An American mogul and patriarch wields power and influence to expand his media empire and control his family.

  • The Longest Week

    The Longest Week (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont lives a life of leisure in his parent's prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and... in love.

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
    Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancée along, but ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com / revised by statmanjeff

  • Life of Crime

    Life of Crime (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Miscellaneous Crew Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

  • Breathe In

    Breathe In (2013)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.

  • 666 Park Avenue

    666 Park Avenue (2012)
    Television (Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew If you could make one wish, what would it be? And what would you do to get it? At 666 Park Avenue, all of your dreams and burning desires can come true: wealth, sex, love, power, even revenge. But just be careful what you wish for, because the price you pay...could be your soul. Welcome to The Drake, the premiere apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Owned by the mysterious Gavin Doran (Terry O'Quinn) and his sexy wife Olivia (Vanessa Williams), The Drake is home to dozens of residents who are unaware they're living in the dark embrace of supernatural forces. They think their dreams are all coming true, only to find they've been lured into making, what feels like, a deal with the Devil. When a young Mid-western couple - Jane Van Veen (Rachael Taylor) and Henry Martin (Dave Annable) - is hired to manage The Drake, they soon discover that evil, obsession, and manipulation has a home. Written by ABC Television

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers (2012)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. Written by WellardRockard

  • 30 Rock

    30 Rock (2008 - 2010)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Elizabeth "Liz" Lemon is the executive show runner for a late night sketch comedy show called "The Girlie Show", that stars her close friend and major drama queen Jenna Maroney. When GE hires a new executive vice president for NBC named Jack Donaghy, he decides to take Liz Lemon under his wing and turn around TGS, which for years has been unable to find the proper audience it deserves. So to do so, he brings on unhinged, wildly unpredictable star Tracy Jordan to turn the series into a ratings hit. But Liz soon finds out that controlling her odd ball writing staff, the NBC page program, keeping Tracy on a short leash, and getting him to get along with Jenna proves to be one disaster after another. Will TGS ever see true success? And will Liz find the right partner to get married and start a family? Written by halo1k

  • Fighting

    Fighting (2009)
    Film (Action, Drama and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Lipstick Jungle

    Lipstick Jungle (2008)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A look at the lives of Nico, Wendy, and Victory -- three of "New York's 50 Most Powerful Women," according to The New York Post.

  • The Black Donnellys

    The Black Donnellys (2007)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Four very different Irish-American brothers - Kevin, Jimmy, Tommy and Sean - have sworn to live by the code of "family first." But as they become increasingly involved in the ruthless world of New York organized crime, their loyalties to their friends, to their loved ones, and especially to each other will be put to the ultimate test. Written by Anonymous

  • The Bedford Diaries

    The Bedford Diaries (2006)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Conviction

    Conviction (2006)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew ADA Alexandra Cabot from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" returns as the bureau chief for the group of young ADAs. According to Dick Wolf, "'Conviction' will be a 'charactercedural,' we will be dealing extensively with characters' back stories and personal lives." Written by Anonymous

  • N.Y.-70

    N.Y.-70 (2005)
    TV Movie (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Strip Search

    Strip Search (2004)
    TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In the aftermath of the September, 11th, in China, the American student Linda Sykes is interrogated by the military Liu Tsung-Yuan. In New York, the Arab student Sharif Bin Said is interrogated by the FBI agent Karen Moore. The psychological methods of interrogation are the same, amicable in the beginning and brutal in the end; but there is no evidence that the students are terrorists. Must security and safety of the State come at the price of freedom? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • CSI: NY

    CSI: NY (2004)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

  • The Jury

    The Jury (2004)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew New York is the setting for this courtroom drama about a jury of 12 different men and women delibrating various capital crime cases while under the supervision of the courthouse staff ranging from the bailif, the head clerk, the messenger, and the judge, prosecuter and defense lawyer. Written by Anonymous

  • Queens Supreme

    Queens Supreme (2003)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Mr. Deeds

    Mr. Deeds (2002)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe, a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds. Of course, Deeds' sincere naiveté has Babe falling in love with him instead. Ultimately, Deeds comes to find that money truly has the power to change things, but it doesn't necessarily need to change him. Written by Sujit R. Varma

  • The Education of Max Bickford

    The Education of Max Bickford (2001 - 2002)
    Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

  • Big Apple

    Big Apple (2001)
    Television (Drama, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Detective drama set in New York has two NYPD detectives, the veteran Mike Mooney, and his partner Vincent Trout, whom are forced by the FBI to work with them by teaming them up with agents Jimmy Flynn and Will Preecher to bring down crime and corruption in the city involving Russian mobsters, murderous drug dealers, and former police informant/contract killer Terry Maddock whom plays all parties against one another. Written by Anonymous

  • The Beat

    The Beat (2000)
    Television (Drama, Crime and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew Young uniform police officers Zane Marinelli and Mike Dorigan balance life on the force with their romantic relationships and personal struggles. Zane struggles with the fact that his father is in jail for his mother's murder, and tries to deal with his unstable girlfriend Beatrice, who burned down his apartment. Mike is beginning to get cold feet about his engagement to Elizabeth, a medical student, and his excessive drinking is creating tension in their relationship. The show's visual trademark is its mix of film and video. Written by Azure_Girl

  • Game Day

    Game Day (1999)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew Richard Lewis plays coach Steven Adler, a one time high profile division one college basketball coach haunted by the demon of having lost five championship titles. Now he finds himself wasting away in a slack-jawed, low profile town coaching a second rate college program. Once again, he has miraculously brought this unlikely team to the finals. As his behavior on the day of the championship game indicates, he is far more successful at the game of basketball than the game of life. The question remains: if he finally wins the big game, will Coach Adler get his life back on track or is he already too far gone... ? Written by Steven Weill <SWeillFilm_@aol.com>>

  • The Sopranos

    The Sopranos (1999)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew An innovative look at the life of fictional Mafia Capo Tony Soprano, this serial is presented largely first person, but additional perspective is conveyed by the intimate conversations Tony has with his psychotherapist. We see Tony at work, at home, and in therapy. Moments of black comedy intersperse this aggressive, adult drama, with adult language, and extreme violence. Written by David Fowler

  • Roadkiller

    Roadkiller (1999)
    Film Actor Add a Plot »

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window (1998)
    TV Movie (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew A recently paralyzed architect, Jason Kemp, believes he has witnessed a murder from his apartment window. Jason's colleague, Claudia, quickly becomes his partner in trying to solve the mysterious puzzle that lies in the apartment across the way. The more-than-patient detective, Moore, grudgingly responds to their repeated calls and accusations, but believes Jason's imagination is getting the best of him. Determined to uncover the truth, Jason continues to dig deeper - eventually finding himself locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Written by Paul Klenk <paulklenk@rocketmail.com>

  • Frogs for Snakes

    Frogs for Snakes (1998)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A group of unemployed theater actors survive by working as illegal money collectors. The loan shark they are working for owns an Off-Broadway theater. As he decided to play "American Buffalo" there, a bloody battle for the favorite roles begin. Written by Soeren Ney <SoerenNey@aol.com>

  • When It's Over

    When It's Over (1998)
    Film (Drama) Transportation department Two brothers Tony and Michael follow different paths of life: Tony collects debts for local gangster Vinny and Michael is a baker. Tony's new girlfriend Trish devises a plan that will let Tony, Michael, Michael's wife Lisa and herself leave the mob behind. They will intercept Vinny's upcoming drug deal and leave with a big sum of cash. Written by Anonymous

  • Oz

    Oz (1997)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Oz chronicles life inside an experimental cell block in the Oswald Maximum Security Correctional Facility: Level Four called Emerald City. Under unit manager Tim McManus and Warden Leo Glynn, the inmates in Em City all struggle to fulfill their own needs. Some fight for power; either power over the drug trade or power over the other inmate factions. Others want money, either through slinging 'tits' (drugs), gambling or other scams. Others, Corrections officers and inmates alike, simply want to survive long enough to make parole or even to see tomorrow. The show gives a no-holds-barred account of prison life with all the plots, subplots and conflicts given context and explanation by the show's wheelchair-bound narrator, Augustus Hill. Written by Michael Hofer

  • Twisted

    Twisted (1996)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist set in a New York City contemporary underground populated by drag queens, drug abuse and prostitution.

  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete

    The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1995)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Pete and Pete are two red-headed brothers living in the somewhat surreal town of Wellsville. Pete, the older of the two, narrates the stories about their adventures in everyday life. Will Artie, the Strongest Man in the World, have to leave town? Why does X=Y? Can Pete ever rediscover the Perfect Song? Tune in and find out! Written by Mike Konczewski

Education

  • New York University (New York, NY)

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