Semi-Finalist in Page

Page International Screenwriting Awards is a screenplay competition that hands out awards to the best screenplay in several different categories. There is also one Grand Price winner of $25,000. Last month I found out that I was a quarter-finalist out of 6100 entries (top 10%). And now just last week, I was informed I am […]

You Gotta Have Hope

You gotta have hope in this life. No matter who you are and where you find yourself at this very moment, hope is something you must grab onto, especially when things are dark or heavy or the light at the end of the tunnel is too dim to see.   Hope leads to belief and belief […]

It’s On You

Don’t be intimidated by someone else’s talent.  Focus instead on the talent you have and work hard each day to be better. Don’t underestimate hard work, but word of warning – success does not come easy.   Getting to where you want to be can be a long road with many setbacks along the way. There […]

Family and Art

  My sister Lisa has been a great help to me over the years and not in the most obvious ways people may think (ie, reading my scripts). Yes, it’s true; she has read almost everything I’ve written. She knows when she likes something. When she’s less than thrilled she uses the words “good” or […]

Seek Balance

A 75 year black man living his final days in a not-so-nice retirement home and a 23 year-old white woman with a chip on her shoulder, form an unlikely bond over their shared loneliness and loss which leads them to the banks of the Mississippi River. This above description is the scenario of my new […]

We Have Today

  We can sometimes get caught up with life, the busyness of life – our plans for the future and regrets of the past. But when it comes down to it, today, right now in this moment, wherever you are, this day is the only day that matters. The other two days – the yesterday/past […]

Handling Rejection

You have to try if you have any dreams of succeeding. And when you try, you will fail, there will be rejection. But rejection/failure is a good thing.   Turn that rejection into a motivator to try even harder, to get better. Rejection should fuel you to reach higher heights not to throw a pity party […]

The Waiting Place

There are times in life when you must wait your turn.   The worse thing to do while you wait is to sit and do nothing. And doing nothing can be very tempting (and easy) because creating something new from scratch is like climbing a rocky mountain. But regardless of how hard it is and how […]

Revisiting Animal

In the past 2 weeks, I went back and re-visited a play of mine called . Animal is a story about a woman suffering from mental illness and how that illness plays havoc on the family members around her. It is a story I first began writing back in 2008 and since that time have […]

Stand Out

My screenplay, has been re-optioned by producer Pat Patterson. Pat first optioned the script in August 2014 and since that time, she has held a reading in New York and has received tons of feedback on the script.  I have done a re-write and Pat has been moving forward with more re-writes and financing of […]

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