Screenplays

Telling stories was always in my background.  I made Super 8 movies that won awards in school, wrote copy for PM Magazine (a News and Lifestyle television program in the early 80′s) and also penned feature screenplays.

For a brief period, I collaborated with longtime friend and another New Orleanian, Vance DeGeneres. We optioned this screenplay set in the bayou in the early 90’s.

 

25MilestoGo-script

In the mid-90′s, Vance, Alex Hershlag and I wrote and produced The Fourth Floor Show for the E! network.  It was a droll takeoff of a late night talkshow.  Here’s a short clip.

 

 

Often a writer will seek out a story to turn into a script… But sometimes a story finds a writer.  While going through some vintage magazines at my house one day, an old TV Guide fell to the floor and opened to a small article.  As I picked it up, I started scanning the story and in a few minutes became completely engrossed and enthralled with it.  I started doing research on the subject and came up with a script based on the story entitled, The Dale.

TheDale-script

I entered it in a couple of screenplay contests and received third prize in Fade In Magazine’s Fade In Awards.

Variety

In 1990, Fred Schaefer, with whom I co-authored Spin Again, and I came up with an idea for a television series called, Telling Tales, about a fictitious town where all urban legends begin.  We wrote and directed the short film, Toby, to show studios how we envisioned the series.