Joe Leone is an American Screenwriter with over 200 film festival/screenplay competition selection/awards in more than a dozen countries. His additional experience includes nearly 6 years as a Marketing Coordinator for Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Marketing Administration and as a Story Analyst for Prelude Pictures and Kamin & Howell Entertainment. While attending Chapman University in Orange, California, he produced an award winning student film, which was purchased and distributed by Pyramid Films (Santa Monica, CA).
THE PHANTOM COUNCIL (pka: TRUE DESTINY) - FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY – has been selected in a total of (69) Film Festival / Screenplay Competitions in more than a dozen Countries to date. The script has been an Award Winner in (18) of the (69) Competitions.
The Phantom Council was inspired by the following: The Man In The High Castle, Olympus Has Fallen, Terminator, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark.
READER COMMENTS (TRUE DESTINY): “You’ve written an intense and well paced opening. Isabel is an excellent protagonist, she’s fully rendered and pops off the page. There is a lot of enjoyable intrigue and suspense built into this script. It's obvious that you have a lot of screenwriting skills at your disposal.” – Barnstorm Media (2018)
"True Destiny" Feature Length Screenplay, Written by Joseph Leone (Arizona) has been named an official selection of Austin After Dark Film Festival 2019. This Political Drama with Futuristic Science Fiction flavor, caught the eyes of our Texas based judges on the Film Festival Circuit
Chapman University
Communications (Mass Media)
Birth Date
March 28
Birth City
Current City
Queen Creek
Son - Ryan
To make a great film you need three things – the script, the script and the script. Alfred Hitchcock
The only kind of writing is rewriting. Ernest Hemingway
Find something you love, and go after it, with all of your heart. Jim Abbott
If you don't climb the mountain, you can't see the view. Harvey Mackay
What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We become what we think about all day long. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it. Bernard Bailey
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Satchel Paige
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