The Audition (Bronco’s Dolls Go to Hollywood). Thirteen minute short film. Currently a Finalist at the current AOA Megafest, Las Vegas. Abbreviated five-minute version completed two years ago for the AT&T Create-A-Thon. The storyboard and screenplay selected as one of forty projects from three thousand submissions. Filmed three scenes at the Warner Brothers lot in LA.
Genie Says WHAT? Five minute film as part of the Easterseals Disability Film Festival, 2021. Six of our seven actors in the film have disabilities.
Picnik, historical fiction. Best Feature Screenplay award at the recent Irvine International Film Festival, 2021.
Scabs, comedy. Winner of Best Screenplay Feature at the 2018 Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, Best Short Screenplay at Oaxaca Film Festival 2018 and Best TV Series, Portland Comedy Film Festival, 2018. English/Spanish.
3 Dicks and a Willie, historical comedy. Finalist at the 2021 AOF Megafest Film Festival, Las Vegas.
JoJo Mama and the Voodoo Queen, comedy. Finalist at 2019 Lonely Seal Film and Music Festival. Filming scheduled fall for trailer to be represented by Hammad Zaidi, LA. Stage play earned Panelist Favorite Award from the late Michael Warren Powell at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
The Doll Man (El Hombre Muñecas),comedy, English/Spanish. Finalist at Oaxaca Pitchfest, 2021. Animation version accepted in LA Animation Festival.
Da Doo Waas, Animation. Work-in-progress. Developed outline and character bible during recent Sundance Sci-Fi writing course taught by Philip Eisner.
Written eight full-length plays, five screenplays, two one-act plays and more than a dozen ten-minute plays. Two of my ten-minute plays were produced at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival in 2017 and 2019. One of them, Fourth-Quarter Quarter Pick-Up, was optioned by the filmmaker, Jeffrey VanDavis. Recently read from new play, Hearing Art, as part of the Playwrights Guild of Canada Reading Series. Segments of the play were workshopped by the Playwrights Round Table, Orlando. A reading of my new monologue, E.D. and Me, scheduled for Some1Speaking Series, August 2021.
BA in Journalism and MA in Communications from the University of Alabama. MBA from the University of Buffalo.
Creative writing classes with American Book Award winner, Bob Shacochis, playwright Janet Burroway, Marlon Barton (O. Henry Finalist), and poet Peter Huggins. Also, Dramatist Guild Master Playwriting Course taught by Andrea Lepcio. Completed the Songwriter’s Circle course taught by Roland Tech and the Playwrights Center playwriting course with Stephen Getz. In 2020, finished the Sundance Collab TV Writing Course and 2021,recently completed the Sundance Sci-Fi course taught by Philip Eisner.
Participated in workshops with Joseph Chaikin and several DG Workshops in LA and New York.
Recently completed a novel, Joints. Querying manuscript summer 2021. My stories, poetry, essays, and illustrations have appeared in newspapers, international journals, and literary magazines. My humorous business text, You! The Brand was published in China by Beijing Fortune Press. My first humor book, MBA Guidebook, was represented by the late Glenn Cowley (NYC) and a humorous cartoon manuscript, Political Folksay, with artist Steve Sweny, was represented by the late Toni Mendez (NYC).
Member of the Dramatist Guild and Playwrights Guild of Canada.
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Career including working at J.Walter Thompson Advertising (New York and Chicago), Marketing Director at the Mentholatum Company and at Greater Buffalo Press, large commercial printer in North America. Created business, Free-Lance Network with offices in Buffalo and Rochester.