I'm a produced, award-winning screenwriter, published novelist, former motion picture development exec, and author of bestselling books and DVDs on screenwriting. I'm available for writing assignments and to submit spec scripts.
Rob Tobin
714-717-4289 • scripts90@gmail.com • surfcityfilms.net • https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm2599619
RESUME
Screenwriting
• Wrote and am co-producing “Chasing Spielberg” with Closer Apart Productions, 2020.
• Wrote 1st season (12 episodes) of animated series for Indian Production Company, 2019.
• Feature spec script “Storefront” produced as “Get Married or Die” in 2018.
• Feature spec scripts “Face Time” and “Love on the Adriatic” in development in 2018.
• Wrote the script for a $30 million, English-language feature for a Chinese studio, 2017.
• Wrote two book adaptations 2016.
• Featured in the book "The Top 50 Indie Writers in the World" by Del Weston, Theresa Weston, and Nabi Zee, released in 2016.
• Wrote “Broken,” produced, finalist in the 2014 PGA Make Your Mark film competition.
• Wrote “Dam 999,” $10 million feature produced, released by Warner Brothers, November 2011, shortlisted for 2012 Best Picture Academy Award.
• Wrote “Camel Wars,” $40 million feature John McTiernan was attached to direct.
• Wrote “Time for Joy,” sitcom pilot and one episode written for Riviera Entertainment.
Books
• How to Write High Structure, High Concept Movies (Xlibris Press).
• Screenwriting: The Formula (Writers Digest Books).
• God Wars: Living With Angels, (Echelon Press, 2011).
• Jo-Bri and the Two Worlds, (Book Baby, 2012).
DVDs
• “The Seven Essential Elements of a Successful Screenplay” (Creative Screenwriting Magazine, produced 2005)
• “Credible Dialogue” (Creative Screenwriting Magazine, produced 2006)
Screenwriting Competitions
• Winner The IndustryNext Table Read Contest
• Winner Hollywood Chills: Panel with a Purpose 5
• Winner, Director’s Choice Award, Austin Revolution Film Festival (2017)
• Winner, Action on Film Festival (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015)
• Winner, WildSound screenwriting competition (2012)
• Winner, Best Screenplay, Telluride Indiefest (2004)
Related Experience
• VP of Development, Interpreter Films & Management/Writers Boot Camp
• Director of Development, Motion Picture Division, The Cannell Studios
• Director of Development, Midnight Soldiers Productions
• Story Editor, Freddie Fields Productions
• Freelance script analyst, TriStar, Interscope, Spelling, Turner, HBO, Goldwyn, et al.
Education
• M.A. in Professional Writing, USC, Los Angeles, CA
• B.A. in Creative Writing, UVic, Victoria, Canada
  • Writer (11 Credits)
    Bach Rocks
    Screenplay
    Bach Rocks 30pp
    Screenplay
    Balls of Different Sizes
    Balls of Different Sizes 30pp
    Screenplay
    Chasing Spielberg
    Lock Down
    Screenplay
    Love on the Adriatic
    Screenplay
    Storefront
    Screenplay
    Sweetheart
    Screenplay
    The Life and Times of Lesbian Alien Opera Singers 30pp
    Screenplay
    The Magic Rain
Best Script
Storefront
WILDsound
Toronto
College
USC
Professional Writing
20042005
College
University of Victoria
Creative Writing
19761980
Nickname
Rob
Birth City
Digby Nova Scotia Canada
Current City
Wildomar, California
Hometown
Schumacher, Ontario, Canada
Height
5'10"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Acadian
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
Children
2
Grew up in the same town as Shanaia Twain, just a few miles from where "Titanic" filmmaker James Cameron grew up.
"The difference between a waiter and a writer is a single letter... and a million words." Rob Tobin
I'm a produced, award-winning screenwriter, published novelist, former motion picture development exec, and author of bestselling books and DVDs on screenwriting. I'm available for writing assignments and to submit spec scripts.
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