Award-winning writer David Earle was born and raised in Anaheim, California, and lived fifteen years in the Los Angeles area where he worked at various entertainment industry companies; Taft/Barish Productions, New World Pictures, Rogers & Cowan, Hollywood Records, and at Walt Disney in Creative Development at Disney Imagineering.  His screenplays have earned him 63 awards and nominations at film festivals and screenplay competitions nationally and internationally.  He resides at Lake Tahoe in northern Nevada amid the majestic High Sierras where he writes prolifically, varying from comedies to dramas, from novels to screenplays and plays, of which he has had four plays produced in the U.S.  Those credits include - After the Wedding; A Road to Nowhere; They're Having a Deadly Good Time; and Postnuptials.  Postnuptials, an adult farce, had its Australian premiere at the Parade Theatres in Sydney where it was chosen as the theatrical event for the 2013 Sydney LGBT Mardi Gras.  Both the Postnuptials stage play and its (unproduced) screenplay adaptation have been nominated or won several awards at film festivals internationally.  He adapted his one-act stage drama, A Road to Nowhere, into a screenplay short (unproduced) that has received several international film festival awards.  His sci-fi drama novel, Life Is But A Dream, is selling worldwide in 248 countries (notably on Amazon).  The (unproduced) screenplay adaptation of Life Is But A Dream, that he wrote, has won him numerous awards and nominations at a number of international film festivals.  The Inclusion and Equity department of the Writers Guild of America West chose Life Is But A Dream for a full cast industry reading at the WGAW building due to the ethnic diversity of its characters.  His (unproduced) five-episode true story limited series, Pelée, has also won him multiple awards internationally.  His most recent completed screenplay is another true story drama titled, Searching for Michael.  In addition, he has written the novelette, The Remarkable Travels of Billy Sparks, and short story, The Calla Lilies (both on Amazon).  
David Earle is also a proud member of the Writers Guild of America West and Dramatists Guild of America.
Chosen by the Inclusion and Equity Department Committee of WGAW for a fully cast staged reading at the WGAW Building.
Life Is But A Dream
Writers Guild of America West - Seasoned Readings Program
Los Angeles, California
2018
Quarter-Finalist - Best Feature Screenplay
Searching for Michael
New York City International Screenplay Awards - 2020
New York City, NY
Quarter-Finalist - Best Screenplay
Searching for Michael
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Hollywood, CA
Quarter-Finalist - Best Screenplay
Searching for Michael
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Semi-Finalist - Best Screenplay
Searching for Michael
New York International Screenplay Awards - 2021
New York City, NY
Semi-Finalist - Best Full-Length Screenplay
Searching for Michael
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
Quarter-Finalist - Best Screenplay
Searching for Michael
Shore Scripts Feature Contest
Santa Monica, CA
Nominated - Best Screenplay
Searching for Michael
Catalina Film Festival
Catalina, CA
Nominated - Best Feature Unproduced Script
Searching for Michael
Milan International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema
Milan, Italy
Nominated - Best Unproduced Script
Searching for Michael
Fusion East Europe International Film Festival
Warsaw, Poland
Nominee - Best Drama Screenplay Over 20 Pages
Searching for Michael
The Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, North Virginia
Semi-Finalist - Best Feature Screenplay
Searching for Michael
Fade In Awards – True Story/Biopic Competition
Los Angeles, CA
Winner - Best Period Piece Feature
Searching for Michael
Action on Film MegaFest 15th Annual Film Festival and Writers' Competition 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Winner - Best Unproduced Script
Searching for Michael
Fusion West Europe International Film Festival
Brussels, Belgium
Winner - Best Unproduced Script
Searching for Michael
London International Filmmaker Festival
London, U.K.
Nominee - Best Feature Screenplay (winner TBA October 2021)
Searching for Michael
The ME Film Festival
Milledgeville, GA
Winner - Bronze Halo Award of Special Merit
Postnuptials (stage play)
The Southern California Motion Picture Council
Studio City, CA
Nominated - Best Play {stage version}
Postnuptials (stage play)
New York Screenplay Contest
New York City, New York
Winner - Best Script {stage version}
Postnuptials (stage play)
WILLiFEST / Williamsburg International Film Festival
New York City, New York
Semi-Finalist - Best Short Screenplay
A Road to Nowhere
Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition
Hollywood, CA
Nominated - Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy Horror - Short
A Road to Nowhere
Action On Film International Film Festival
Las Vegas, Nevada
Winner - Best Script
A Road to Nowhere
L.A. Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, California
Winner - Best Short Script
A Road to Nowhere
The International Horror Hotel Film Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
Nominated - Best Drama Screenplay Under 20 Pages
A Road to Nowhere
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Best Horror Screenplay Under 20 Pages
A Road to Nowhere
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Best Thriller Screenplay Under 20 Pages
A Road to Nowhere
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Best Short Screenplay
A Road to Nowhere
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes, France
Winner - Best Screenplay Short
A Road to Nowhere
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles, California
Semi-Finalist - Best Screenplay
A Road to Nowhere
Milledgeville+Eatonton (ME) Film Festival
Milledgeville, GA
Finalist - Best Short Screenplay
A Road to Nowhere
Big Apple Film Festival
New York City, NY
Winner - Best Screenplay
A Road to Nowhere
Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards
Studio City, California
Nominated - Best Script Feature
Pelée
Paris Play Film Festival
Paris, France
Winner - Best Screenplay
Pelée
Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
Niagara Falls, New York
Nominated – Best Unproduced Script
Pelée
Madrid International Film Festival
Madrid, Spain
Official Finalist - Best Historical Screenplay
Pelée
Cannes Screenplay Contest
Cannes, France
Finalist – Best Screenplay
Pelée
The European Independent Film Award
Paris, France
Winner - Best Unproduced Script
Pelée
The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Nice
Nice, France
Winner - Best Period Piece Feature
Pelée
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Winner - Best TV Script
Pelée
PRIX ROYAL Paris Screenplay Awards
Paris, France
Winner - Best TV Script
Pelée
Le Festival du Film Fantastique de France
Paris, France
Semi-Finalist - Best Screenplay
Postnuptials
All Access Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
Official Selection
Postnuptials
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Nominated: Best Alternative/Social Issue
Postnuptials
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Nominated: Excellence in Comedy
Postnuptials
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Winner: Honorable Mention “In Recognition of Superior Screenwriting”
Postnuptials
Las Vegas Film Festival
Las Vegas, Nevada
Winner: Best Comedy Screenplay
Postnuptials
Canadian Diversity Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Winner - Best Screenplay
Postnuptials
Milledgeville+Eatonton (ME) Film Festival
Milledgeville, GA
Semi-Finalist - Best LGBT Screenplay
Postnuptials
Big Apple Film Festival
New York City, NY
Runner-up - Best Drama Screenplay Over 20 Pages
Life Is But A Dream
The GO West Fest
Yosemite, California
Runner-up - Best Drama Screenplay Over 20 Pages
Life Is But A Dream
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Jury Choice Award
Life Is But A Dream
Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
Alexandria, Virginia
Winner - Best Feature Screenplay
Life Is But A Dream
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes, France
Official Selection - Best Screenplay
Life Is But A Dream
Back In The Box Competition
Toluca Lake, California
Winner - Van Gogh Award Best Feature Screenplay
Life Is But A Dream
Amsterdam Film Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Winner - Honorable Mention
Life Is But A Dream
Los Angeles Movie Awards
Los Angeles, California
Quarter-Finalist - Best Screenplay
Life Is But A Dream
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival
Pune, India
Winner - Best Original Feature Screenplay
Life Is But A Dream
Atlas Awards
Boston, Massachusetts
Winner – Best Unproduced Script
Life Is But A Dream
Madrid International Film Festival
Madrid, Spain
Grand Prize Award
Life Is But A Dream
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Beverly Hills, California
Nominated - Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Feature
Life Is But A Dream
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Runner-up - AOF Excellence Award in Writing
Life Is But A Dream
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Winner - The Arthur Rosenfeld Award for Dramatic Writing
Life Is But A Dream
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Winner - Best Dialogue Feature
Life Is But A Dream
Action On Film International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
Nominated - Global Script Challenge: Best Overall Script
Life Is But A Dream
Oaxaca Film Fest
Oaxaca, Mexico
Finalist - Best Screenplay
Life Is But A Dream
New York International Screenplay Awards
New York City, NY
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