I would like to congratulate some of my current and past students for their successes:
Gary Lundy for having his feature script, A Happening of Monumental Proportions, set to start production with Jennifer Garner starring. Chadwick Pelletier for having the feature he wrote, Mounds of Clay, start production with Jason Statham and Gary Oldman starring. Nick Weiss for the release of the Paramount film he co-wrote and directed, Drunk Wedding. Sam Friedlander for directing the MGM film Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Fight Attendant, starring Stanley Tucci. Brandi Ford for writing the HBO film, Muted. Melissa Johnson for having the film she wrote and directed, No Look Pass, play on Showtime. Amie Steir for optioning her feature script, She Rocks, to Maverick Entertainment, as well as for selling TV pitches to both MTV and ABC Family. Ed Mason for optioning his thriller spec, Cascade, to Prime Films, and his sci-fi script, Procedure 51, to Silent Fiction Films.
Emmy Diaz for getting staffed on Jane the Virgin. Tamara Carter for getting staffed on HBO’s The Leftovers. Diana Mendez for getting staffed on Fox’s Rosewood. Michael Perri for getting staffed on NBC’s State of Affairs. Nicholas Anthony for getting staffed on the CBS show The Inspectors. Vera Santamira for getting staffed on Playing House. Keith Schreier for getting staffed on Justified. Nick Weiss for signing an overall deal with ABC. Mike Dow for getting staffed on ABC’s Young and Hungry. Sherie Pollack for getting staffed on Clay Kids. Rene Zandveld for getting staffed on Winners and Losers. Keith Schreier for getting staffed on WGN’s The Outsiders. Roger Grant for getting staffed on Stitchers.
Theresa Nuntz for selling a pilot to Amazon. Gary Lundy for selling his pilot to MGM. Jenny Lynn for selling her one hour dramedy to Warner Brothers TV. Emmy Diaz for co-writing an episode of Jane the Virgin. Amy Taylor for being hired to write shows for Hallmark’s Feeln channel. Erin Li for having the film she wrote and directed, To the Bone, premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, as well as for producing the feature documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, playing on HBO.
Wes Meilandt for optioning his feature script, The Lost Coast, to Anthony Hall. Tad Summers for selling his feature script, Dollface, to Prodigy Entertainment. Dennis Weiland for selling his feature script, The Last Mission, based on Nicos Ligidakis and Bill Kollar’s novel of the same name. Pamela Kay for optioning her feature script, Nude and Naked. D.L. Weddle, for selling her first-ever feature script, Moondance. Mark Blundio for selling his feature pitch, Last Year. Michael Helvin for being hired to adapt The Farmer’s Daughter. Maureen Reese for optioning her script, Homecoming Queen, to Story House. Dan Holdon for being hired to write Kung-Fu Kid for Bridgework Entertainment.
Ryan Velasquez for having the film he directed, Ojala, win the Directors Guild of America’s Student Award. Marcus Shorter for winning the Scriptapalooza’s TV Pilot contest. Larry Pontius for being hired as the Story Producer for The New Girls on the Block. Lily Blau for having her play, The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll, performed at the Boston Court Theater. Rachel Wilson for having her debut novel, Don’t Touch, published by HarperTeen. Joe Ferrante for winning the Dreamago Pitch competition, with his prize being a six week, all expenses paid stay in a Swiss castle so that he can write the draft. Not too shabby.
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