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Academy Award Nomination for Best Live-Action Short (writer and co-producer)
Masters of Fine Art in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute in LA, CA.
Humanitas Nomination: Best One Hour Daytime Drama
National Education Award for the Advancement of Learning in Broadcasting.
Most Notable Children's Video from the American Library Association.
Best Original Pilot, Scriptapalooza TV Contest (1 hour)
I began my TV career in writing Saturday morning cartoons for ABC and Warner Bros. Later, I wrote for daytime TV for ABC and CBS in children's programming. In the last few years, I've branched out into developing original series for TV. I sold a pilot to USA. Currently, I'm getting out several new pilots.
A.K.A. original pilot which sold to USA
"The Canterville Ghost" animated musical teleplay
Baby Looney Tunes "Like a Duck to Water" and "Comfort Level"
C.O.W.Boys of Moo Mesa "The Legend of Skull Duggery," "Skull Duggery Rides Again," & "Night of the Cowgoyle"
ABC Afterschool Special "Montana Crossroads" and "Notes for My Daughter"
CBS Schoolbreak Special "My Life in Black and White"
Team Knight Rider, "Out of the Past"
The Adventures of Captain Zoom "Zoom on Trial"
Garth Gardner Company, Inc. & Ingram Books
August 2000 - September 2005
Television Scriptwriting: The Writer’s Road Map 5, Garth Gardner Company, Inc. & Ingram Books. 2005.
Writing Sitcoms: The Writer’s Road Map 4, Garth Gardner Company, Inc. & Ingram Books. 2004.
Feature Animation Writing: The Writer’s Road Map 3, Garth Gardner Company, Inc. & Ingram Books. 2002.
Animation Scriptwriting: The Writer’s Road Map 2, Garth Gardner Company, Inc. & Ingram Books. 2000.
Screenwriting: The Writer’s Road Map 1, Garth Gardner Company, Inc. & Ingram Books. 2000.
Canadian low budget thriller starring Nicole Eggert, Timothy Bottoms, and Callum Keith Rennie.
It's late at night. The phone rings, waking college student Zoey Drayden. The caller begs for help, but her horrifying screams end abruptly as the call is disconnected. Soon Zoey is having nightmares about the phone call and then terrifying visions plague Zoey until she goes to the police. The cops link her visions to a missing persons case in which now Zoey becomes the prime suspect. Determined to prove her innocence, Zoey goes after the kidnapper herself. Soon her visions lead Zoey down the dark path and into the mind of a depraved serial killer.
NOTE: Sadly this script was heavily rewritten when studio mergers causes the script to go from A-list circulation to low budget film that was heavily rewritten due to the budget constraints. Unfortunately, I was unable to do the rewrite because there was no money for it. Not sure if the director did the rewrite or someone else, but I learned an important lesson with this as my first screenplay sold: sole credit is a good thing ONLY if you remained the sole writer. You don't want credit for something someone else wrote.
Animated feature in production.
Qualifications & Certifications
Hawley High School in Hawley, Texas
The American Film Institute in Los Angeles, CA
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