RESUME 

 about me 

Growing up in a large Italian family, there was never a lack of colorful characters or situations to draw upon when I first started writing, especially after moving to NYC in the 80s to pursue a career as a playwright. Only the names in my plays were changed to protect myself from being ousted from my family, worse yet, whacked by a great uncle who was a member of the mob—True story! But he’s dead now, so… My
creative sensibility began to change when I experienced NYC in the 80s; a filthy, homicide record high, raging crack epidemic, graffiti-strewn city. It was a writer’s dream as far as content went, which helped shape my ‘dark comic’ style of writing before moving to Los Angeles. I’ve always had a fascination with all
things Hollywood, so it’s no wonder I chose to live “here,” knowing I’ll always have a little of that jaded New Yorker humor in me that some people don’t get

— F%$ck! them!

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Qualifications

Experienced Screenwriter, Playwright, Author & Proofreader for over 20 years.

Numerous awards and mentions in writing competitions.

Successful Reviews in The LA Times, NY Post, & Gannett Newspaper

Film & Stage

“Yellow Bird” – Screenplay – Screenplay - Filming - Angus Benfield, Director - 2022
“The Potters” – Screenplay – JenKev Films (Producer) – Pre-Production - 2022
“Wake Up Little Susie” – Screenplay - Optioned as TV Series – Nectar Media – 2022
“Christmas In Sugarland” – Co-writer w/Shannon K. Dunn - Screenplay – Optioned – 2022
“Christmas Unplugged” – Co-written w/Shannon K. Dunn – Screenplay – Optioned 2021
“Tammy Faye Tweets” – Stage Play - Steven Ullman (Director) – Produced 2016
“Losing Sight” – Co-written w/Shannon K. Dunn – Produced 2016
The Littlest Witch” – Stage Play - Two Roads Theater - LA, CA – Produced 2015
“Blood Current” – Screenwriter – Pre-production – Yellow Wood Films - 2015
“The Littlest Witch” – Musical – St. George Theatre, Staten Island – Produced 2014
“The Littlest Witch” – Michael J. Fox Theatre, Canada – Produced 2014
“Carol’s Christmas Catastrophe” – Stage Play – Stage Rights Licensing/Produced – 2014
“I Love Dick" – Writer - TV Mini-Series – Produced by OutliciousTV – 2011
“Tell Veronica!” – Writer – Web Series – Produced by OutliciousTV – 2008
“Outdishes” – Writer – Web Series – Produced by OutliciousTV – 2008
“The Hostesses” – Short Film – Brian Pelletier (Director) – Produced – 2007
“Lost Claus” – Screenwriter – Optioned – 2007

Published Work

“The Big Cheese Family” – Release Date: October 2013
“Holly Weird: 5 th Grade Drama Tween” – Release Date: October 2012
“Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret” – Release Date: June 2012
“Squeakers & Friends” – iPad App - Creative Capital Group - 2011
“The Littlest Spruce” – Featured on Good Morning America
“Heads or Tales” – World Class Publishing
“Squeakers & Friends” – iPad Series – Green Doorways Media Group
“The Littlest Piggy” – Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, Distributors
“The Littlest Witch” – Musical – Stage Rights Theatrical Licensing

 AWARDS 

Table Read My Screenplay – Semi-Finalist – “Pretty Girls Aren’t Funny” – 2022

 

Emerging Screenwriters Contest – Top 10 Finalist – “Pretty Girls Aren’t Funny” – 2021

 

Page Turner Screenplay Contest – Semi-Finalist – “BSN” - 2021

 

Emerging Screenwriters Contest – Quarter-Finalist – “Yellow Bird” - 2021

 

Page Turner Screenplay Contest – Semifinalist – “Yellow Bird” TV Pilot - 2021

 

ISA Comedy Screenplay Competition – Quarter-Finalist – “Dead B-Horror Queen” - 2021

 

Table Read My Screenplay – Top 100 Action/Adventure – “Waking Up In Kansas” – 2021

 

Page Turner Screenplay Contest – Semifinalist – “Pretty Girls Aren’t Funny” - 2020

 

Wiki Screenplay Contest – Official Selection – “Pretty Girls Aren’t Pretty” - 2020

 

Wiki Screenplay Contest – Finalist – “Yellow Bird” TV Pilot - 2020

 

Creative World Awards – Semifinalist – “Yellow Bird” TV Pilot – 2020

 

Creative Screenplay Unique Voices Competition – “Yellow Bird” TV Pilot - 2020

 

Wildsound Writing & Film Festival Review – Top 5 New TV Pitches – “Yellow Bird” 2016

 

Nicholl Fellowship Awards – Top 10% Semi-Finalist – “$980,000 Over Reno”

 

Project Greenlight Contest – Semi-Finalist – “Home Before Midnight”

 

Writer’s Digest Competition – Winner – “No Strings Attached”

 

Big Damn Film Festival – Top 20 Best Shorts – “The Hostesses”

 

North American Book Exchange – Best Children’s Book – “The Littlest Spruce”

EDUCATION 

American Theatre of Writers & Actors, NY – James Jennings, Teacher
SUNY Geneseo & Nazareth College, NY – BA, English & Journalism

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