Diverse and ongoing career as professional screenwriter and producer. 15 years teaching screenwriting. Currently enjoying my ninth year as Senior Lecturer of Screenwriting at the AFI Conservatory. Screenplay consultant and mentor, going on my fourth year at the Squaw Valley Writers Conference.
Expert in adaptation, true stories, books, news articles. Wrote for two true crime screenplays for Martin Scorsese, one for DeNiro's Tribeca Productions, and many more for the major studios and networks.
Last year my first play was read at the Pasadena Playhouse Hothouse Series.
Expert storyteller and story consultant with experience working with individuals or lecturing to hundreds -- individual, beginner or expert, company, large or small. Can assist with marketing strategies, presentation approaches and techniques, all creative writing services and speech-writing. Diligent, tireless, serious, but always with humor.
Boston University: M.F.A., Creative Writing/English 1982
Activities and Societies: Year Long workshop with a dozen selected fiction writer working intensively on our Masters Thesis, a collection of short stories. Honored to work with Richard Yates.
Harvard University: B.A., History & Literature, England & France 1981
Received my Masters in Creative Writing/English from Boston University, 1982.
Activities and Societies: The Advocate (Literary Magazine)
Areas of Expertise (5)
Industry Expertise (4)
- Academy of Television Arts & Sciences : Member
- Writers Guild of America : Member
- American Film Institute : Screenwriting Senior Lecturer