Writing

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I’m all about finding the right words. Brainstorming, developing, and executing the best written words for all occasions: promotional material, TV programs, added value content for DVD/Blu-Ray releases, marketing and corporate strategy projects,  articles, and stories.

  • Promos
  • Presentations
  • Proposals
  • Print
  • Pitches
  • Press Releases
  • Marketing
  • TV Specials
  • Web content
  • Storytelling

Proposals: For Paramount Home Entertainment’s special anniversary release of An Officer and A Gentleman, I pitched Oscar Winner Lou Gossett, Jr. giving a tour of the original film locations, filming recruits at the real Naval Air Station that inspired the film, and an emotional reunion of the ‘cadets’ (cast members). PHE said: “you knocked it out of the park.”
Read the proposal.

Promos: Examples of the wide range of deliverables I’ve created for networks, cable, and syndication:  branding, episodic, launch campaigns, sizzles, interstitials, upfronts.  Drama, sports, sci-fi, comedy, variety, reality. Read my writing samples. 

Branding:  The Hallmark Channel needed an in-house presentation emphasizing their storytelling strengths as a key part of their branding. Patrick Stewart eloquently delivered the message I crafted. View the PDF.

Journalism:  I wrote “Thirty-Second Careers” for Emmy Magazine. For one of the Patch.com editions,  my beat covered art reviews (i.e. The Getty); theater (i.e The Geffen); features on wine makers, restaurants, business owners, special events, galleries, and a live marathon reading of The Odyssey. Read a few stories. 

TV Pitch:   I’ve been asked to develop several series ideas around celebrities and unique personalities for Fox Sports and other entertainment companies. (Sshsome are in active development, so I can’t talk about them).

Website: I created Film2Fact, an entertainment blog that explores the real behind the reel. The site led to a teaching gig through the CSU system.

Flash fiction: Tell a story in 1,000 words? That was an offer I could not refuse.  I love O.Henry and Rod Serling, and enjoy dreaming up stories with whimsical scenarios. I’ve written four short-short tales for the Rose City Sisters.

The Leave Behind   Taking a meeting? Take a pie.
Mailer Daemon   The ultimate crash-and-burn…
Peep Me Out   Surveillance is a many splendored thing.
Anybody Home?   A mystery in Bungalow Heaven

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