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Bio

With over 10 years experience in the film industry, the founder of The Screenplay Services has worked in acquisitions for a major independent distributor, talent management, as a Story Editor for producers, and in production. Most recently, he worked on prestigious director driven films including Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Yorgos Lanthimos’ award-winning The Lobster, James Franco’s Zeroville, award winning sleeper hit Meet the Patels, Gaspar Noé’s Love, Shira Piven’s Welcome to Me, and Barry Levinson’s The Humbling.

 

He’s been hired to write a book adaptation that was optioned by a producer, and an original screenplay from a treatment. In pursuit of acquisitions, he’s attended film festivals and markets including Sundance, Toronto, AFM, Los Angeles, and Slamdance. Previously he accompanied producers to Cannes and Hot Docs, and worked on the award winning documentary Darkon, and Awake, produced by The Weinstein Company. Over the tenure of his career, he’s evaluated thousands of scripts and films, and with The Screenplay Services helped clients all across the US and internationally. He has a BA in English/Creative Writing, and a minor in Screenwriting.

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Favorites & Inspiration

To understand me and my inspiration, I’d like to share some of my favorites. As I’m sure it does with everyone at different points in their lives, my favorites do change, sometimes my top 17 (10 is just not enough) will change or 1 or 2 will be added.  But these are the films, directors, …

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Past Events

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Scriptwriters Network SEMINAR: THEME I presented a seminar lecture on theme in film. How can a film leave a lasting impression? It starts with a strong screenplay with clear themes that resonate with an audience. We will take a look at a variety of films — from the 70’s to the …

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Philosophy

On Coverage – “Why does it take so long?” You’ve spent months, maybe years writing your screenplay. Therefore a proper analysis should take longer than just a few hours, which is what most readers spend reading your hard work and writing coverage, especially the “gatekeepers” who have very limited time.   I take up to …

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