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- Outlining Your Screenplay: The Screenplay Takes Shape" chapter 7 in Cut to the Chase: Writing Feature Films with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program, Gotham/Peguin 2013.
Performances and exhibitions
- Walt Disney's animated feature, "Tarzan" (story consultant)
- "Pizza My Heart," ABC Family
- "Noah," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC Television
- "Return to Halloweentown," Disney Channel
- "Mercy Air," tv pilot optioned for Canadian Nasser Entertainment/NGN
- "Battle Vixens," adaptation of Japanese manga for Tokyopop
- "A Rat's Tale," feature rewrite for Spyglass
- "Back of the Net," feature for Walden Media
- "Jilted," voted one of the best original screenplays by Writers Guild of America. Optioned by Kushner-Locke.
- "Disgruntled Former Employer," rewrite for Paramount / Lorne Michaels
- "Snow White," teleplay rewrite for ABC television
- "The Frog Prince" original teleplay for ABC television
- "The Broadway Brawler," original screenplay sold to Cinergi & Hollywood Pictures for Bruce Willis. Shut down after twenty days in production.
- "Archie," script adaptation of comic book for Universal Pictures
- "College Bound" Vacation movie for Chevy Chase, Warner Brothers
- "Welcome to the Family," original screenplay sold to Bubble Factory and Universal Studios for Bette Midler
MFA, Film & Television, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
BA, English, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Fall 2016 Courses
|CRW 201/830||MWF||10:20-11:15||332 Sheldon Hall|
|CRW 300/800||MW||3:00-4:20||132 Marano CC|
|CRW 401/800||MWF||12:40-1:35||322 Marano CC|
CRW 201/830-This introductory course explores the screenwriting genre as it applies to a visual medium. Students will engage in writing exercises to learn the elements of story, character development, structure, scene study and dialogue. Students will also analyze professional screenplays, learn to pitch and write their own short film script. No prerequisite.
CRW 300/800-This large-lecture course explores the creative process via a series of talks presented by writers across the genres and may include other members of the writing community (editors, librarians, publishers). Students develop their own values and aesthetics, and articulate them through exercises and assignments; participants become acquainted with the challenges, practices, and rewards of “the writing life.” Open to all Oswego State students.
CRW 301/800-Writers need deadlines. I personally know this to be true. This course will require that you write a complete feature screenplay. This process will be facilitated by lectures, in class assignments, and small and large group workshops. You will pitch ideas, break your story into a beat sheet, get immersed in character development and finally write a feature screenplay. In addition, we'll have discussions about working in the Hollywood "industry" and you will learn to write script coverage. Prerequisite: CRW 301