Good Business Sense

A businessman proposes to his girlfriend in a private dining room at a fancy restaurant. He uses a business presentation, of course, which upsets her. Luckily a sympathetic waiter is at the ready to make sure things don't veer too far off course.

  • Emmett Loverde
    Curtains -- Linen Unleashed!
  • Emmett Loverde
    She's Out of His Mind
  • Emmett Loverde
    Santa's Letters
  • Janna Bossier
    Key Cast
  • Skyler Caleb
    Key Cast
    Awaken the Shadowman
  • Paul Rogan
    Key Cast
    Impro Theatre
  • Dean Schofield
    Key Cast
  • Paul Cummings
    Production Management
  • Dino Schofield
    Production Management
  • Jacob Taylor Lyman
  • Jonathan Arkin
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Satire
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Poppy Jasper International Film Festival
    Morgan Hill, California
    United States
    April 7, 2018
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Bare Bones International Film Festival
    Muskogee, Oklahoma
    United States
    April 27, 2018
    Oklahoma Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    April 28, 2018
    California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • New Haven International Film Festival
    New Haven, Connecticut
    United States
    May 4, 2018
    Connecticut Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Emmett Loverde

Emmett Loverde is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Berkeley, California and received a degree in Theater from UCLA. He has written extensively for stage, screen, television, and radio. Over 200 separate productions of his stage plays have been mounted worldwide to date. Films written, produced, and directed by Mr. Loverde include the comedy shorts "Snacking" and "Cranky Call" and the features "Santa's Letters" and "She's Out of His Mind."

Mr. Loverde's radio adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "The Moon Maid," for which he received a commission from The Hollywood Theatre of the Ear, was broadcast twice on National Public Radio. His radio version of "The Killist" was produced by The One Act Players of San Francisco.

His stage comedies include "A Timely Maneuver;" "Beauty, Brains, and Personality;" "Good Business Sense;" "Jesus Awakens the Little Girl;" "The Killist;" "The Maginot Line; "Peace and Quiet;" "Play How You Play;" "Love Fax;" "Sensitivity, USA;" "Till You Get To Baraboo;" "God Answers Children's Letters;" "Santa's Letters;" "So Much Snow;" and "Uneasy Overture." His dramas include "Spotlight" and "Real Power."

Thirteen of Mr. Loverde's titles are currently in publication by Heuer Publishing ( and Playscripts, Inc. (

His children's picture book "Clawdette the Cat" and his book of short stories "Gifts for Good Friends" are available through fine bookstores worldwide.

Mr. Loverde is also an accomplished painter and photographer. He works in both traditional (paint and canvas) and electronic media.

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Director Statement

This film was inspired by Mr. Loverde's experiences working for a Wall Street firm when he lived in New York in the 1990s. Although the city in which it takes place is not specified, in his imagination it is New York.