It Had to Be Lou

A high-spirited man with dreams of fame tangles with his nightclub owner partner in this modern gay twist on a TV comedy classic.

  • Adam Sandel
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition
    San Francisco
    December 10, 2022
  • Stage 32 TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest

    Quarter Finalist
  • LGBTQ+ Unbordered Film Festical

    March 21, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival

    April 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts

    April 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Wiki Screenplay Contest

    February 26, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    September 12, 2022
    Official Selection
Writer Biography - Adam Sandel

Adam Sandel is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter and playwright who’s had more than 20 productions of his plays performed internationally. He wrote, produced, and directed the satirical web series The Gay Husbands of San Francisco which is streaming on Comcast, Pluto, Oasis TV, and YouTube.

His musical Watch Me Shine (with Richard Link) earned Sandel and Link Certificates of Honor from the City of San Francisco and the California State Assembly.

His play Love Life was performed at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum Lab, Paramount's Chicago Theatre Project, and a television production of Love Life won several Chicago Emmy Awards and a special nomination for Sandel.

Stage productions include This is Not My Life (Magic Theater), musicals Gideon’s Dream (Vienna, Austria, JCCSF and Dominican University), and Dream World (San Francisco State University).

Screenplays include The Makeover Man, My Wild and Secret World, and Dave’s New World (Best Screenplay, Canadian Diversity Film Festival and Platinum Winner, LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival). TV pilots include It Had to Be Lou (Winner, SF International Screenwriting Competition) and Medium Raya.

Add Writer Biography