I'm here to tackle that large mountain that is Hollywood!
I grew up in a small Pennsylvania town. I am one of six children born into a large Italian family. The fun fact about my youth is that I grew up in Centralia, PA. A town that is famous for a mine fire that burned under the town for almost 50 years.
As I grew up, most of my work experience was restaurant, retail and sales oriented. My family were always involved in the restaurant business and I continue to work in that industry today.
Between 2003-2005 I decided to attend college for Broadcast Communications and Journalism Communications. I obtained two Associates Degrees in both Majors. The local job scene for both of these degrees in the Scranton, PA area, was not lucrative. I continued to work in the service industry, due to the influx of good money which that business brings.
I've always had an interest in movies/film. I quickly learned that, that said influence was steering me toward wanting to write. I started to write a screenplay based upon the restaurant industry. My focus was to try to depict what it was really like to work as a server in the industry. This led to my first original and feature length screenplay.. 'The Italian Restaurant'. I spent many years developing and writing 'The Italian Restaurant'. Over the past few years, I've taken that script through many changes.
Although, I still work full time in the service industry, my hobby/passion is writing. Since the beginning, I've now written six original feature screenplays and adapted one.
I'm developing my IMDB page to help get myself out there. In an industry that is saturated with thousands of screenwriters, we need all the help and exposure that we can get.
I currently live in the Scranton, Pennsylvania area. I work full time for a Philadelphia based company called 'Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar'. I really enjoy my job and really believe in my company. However; I secretly look forward to the day when writing could be a full time gig for me.
My name is James Catizone you can reach me at ksoze43@gmail.com
Finalist
The Summer of the Seven Seals
New York Movie Awards
New York, USA
2020
Official Selection
The Summer of the Seven Seals
Script and Storyboard Showcase
Los Angeles, California
2020
Semi-Finalist
The Summer of the Seven Seals
Southeast Regional Film Festival
Jacksonville, FL
2020
Semi-Finalist
The Seven Summer Muses
Los Angeles Cinematography AWARDS (LACA)
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Official Selection
The Seven Summer Muses
Thinking Hat Fiction Contest
India
2020
Official Selection
The Seven Summer Muses
Horror Bowl Movie Awards
Punjab, India
2020
Semi-Finalist
The Seven Summer Muses
New York Cinematography AWARDS (NYCA)
NEW YORK, USA
2020
Finalist
The Seven Summer Muses
Southeast Regional Film Festival
Jacksonville, FL
2020
Semi-Finalist
The Lottery Server
Paris Play Film Festival
Paris
2020
Official Selection
The Lottery Server
Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge
India
2020
Official Selection
Scare the Girls
Horror Bowl Movie Awards
Chandigarh, Punjab 160017
2020
Official Selection
The Summer of the Seven Seals
All Genre Screenplay Contest
Los Angeles, CA 90028
2019
Winner - Best Screenplay
The Summer of the Seven Seals
Horror Bowl Movie Awards
Chandigarh, Punjab
2019
WINNER- Best Screenplay
The Summer of the Seven Seals
Indie Visions Film Festival
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 United States
2019
Finalist
The Seven Summer Muses
Indie Visions Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Semi-Finalist
The Seven Summer Muses
Horror in the Heat
Sumrall, Mississippi
2019
Official Selection
The Seven Summer Muses
All Genre Screenplay Contest
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection
The Seven Summer Muses
Independent Talents International Film Festival
USA
2018
Official Selection
The Lottery Server
All Genre Screenplay Contest
New York
2018
Official Selection
The Lottery Server
The Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Semi-Finalist
The Lottery Server
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Finalist
Scare the Girls
Industry Boost Competition
Miami FL
2017
Finalist
Rev On the Red Line
Industry BOOST Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Finalist
The Italian Restaurant
Industry BOOST Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Finalist
Restaurantworld: Season 1- 'The Italian Restaurant' - Pilot
Industry Boost Competition
Miami FL
2016
Finalist
The Italian Restaurant
Industry Boost Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2016
Official Selection
Song For America
Independent Talents International Film Festival
Bloomington, IN 47408
College
Luzerne County Community College
Broadcast Communications/Journalism Communications - Rec. Two Separate Degrees
20042009
High School
North Schuylkill High School
Academics
19821986
Birth Date
April 23, 1968
Birth City
Ashland, PA
Current City
Jermyn, PA
Hometown
Centralia, PA
Height
5' 10"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
Children
Paige Catizone & Trevor Catizone
I Grew Up in Centralia, PA
I'm the youngest of six siblings.
I've had to use band-aids at least 17 times in my life... ;-)
I like much younger women.
I am a huge Progressive Rock fan!
I despise mushrooms!
Tell me one about you!! :-)
I'm here to tackle that large mountain that is Hollywood!
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