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Born in Greece, Evan Spiliotopoulos moved to the United States after high school. Shortly after graduating American University in Washington DC, Evan began pursuing his career as a writer. Since the late 90's, Evan has been a non-stop working Hollywood screenwriter. While employed at Disney for years, Evan wrote on numerous animated movies including: The Lion King 1 1/2, Jungle Book 2, Tarzan 2, and Cinderella III. After his stint in the animated world, Evan made the transition into the live action world. His past assignments have benn WANTED 2, MOBY DICK, AGNES QUILL and THE LAST CALL. Evan wrote the SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN drafts that got the project green lit at the studio and attached Chris Hemsworth. He also co-wrote HERCULES which is currently in theaters. Evan is currently writing a live-action version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST for Disney. Bill Condon is directing. He also wrote YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES for Paramount and producers Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus.He is currently hard at work on The Huntsman starring Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworh. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.Follow us on Twitter @123Film
Celebrated screenwriter & actor: David Hayter 's new film and his return to acting - in "Devil's Mile", which is released on DVD this August.
Hayter, also known for his voice work on the Metal Gear Solid video games, is best known as the screenwriter behind such hits as X-MEN, X-MEN 2, WATCHMEN and THE SCORPION KING. He has also written a script based on Marvel superheroine BLACK WIDOW.
DEVIL'S MILE : Official Synopsis : A gang of psychotic convicts take a dangerous and ill-advised detour after brutally kidnapping two young girls. As the captors speed away, events quickly turn out to be much more dangerous and gruesome than they had planned for. While driving down a long and dark stretch of deserted highway, the car becomes surrounded by mysterious sinister spirits, forcing the captors and young girls to work together in hopes of surviving the deadly evil force.
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Kevin J. Howard was born in Mission Viejo, California, moved to Seattle at the age of twenty-one, and now lives in Puyallup. He hand wrote his first novel in the fifth grade and has been writing ever since. His first published novel, Faithful Shadow, is a return to the classic horror novel. Kevin's second novel, Precipice: The Beginning, recently won the Readers' Favorite Silver Medal in horror and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The sequel, Precipice: The Retrieval, was released in May of 2013. Kevin looks to publish his next novel, Closed Cell, in early 2014. Since writing Closed Cell he has completed four additional horror novels that will soon be published, including the long awaited third novel in the Precipice series.
For the past three years, Kevin has been writing screenplays with fantastic success. In that short time, he has completed seven screenplays, four of which are award winning, and six have been requested for review by some of the largest production companies in Hollywood. Kevin is now working as the lead writer for Laurel Leaf Screenwriting Services, a company created to adapt novels and ideas into feature length screenplays.
Brian Herskowitz, Screenwriter, has completed over a dozen feature films. His first produced feature was a low budget slasher titled DARKROOM. He wrote and directed the award winning short film ODESSA OR BUST starring Jason Alexander, Red Buttons, Jason Schwartzman. Brian wrote, directed, and produced the documentary 1736: SOMEWHERE TO TURN and the short film JOANNE. His TV writing credits include staff writing on NBC's BLOSSOM, episodes of HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS, and ACAPULCO HEAT, HBO's DREAM ON, CBS’s RENEGADE, THE EXILE, MURDER, SHE WROTE, the TV movie MURDER OF MY AUNT, FOX Network’s YOUNG HERCULES, and CBS’s TOUR OF DUTY. He co-wrote the FOX pilot MANTIC with Jason Alexander. He worked as a punch-up writer on BOB PATTERSON, and LISTEN UP. Brian line produced the web series THE BROADROOM, Brian produced UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT (co-writer), and BUCKY AND THE SQUIRRELS from director-writer Allan Katz (M*A*S*H*, BIG MAN ON CAMPUS), MUSICAL CHAIRS, TIO PAPI which he co-wrote. He has numerous upcoming producing directing feature projects. For twenty years Brian has taught screenwriting, first with WRITER’S BOOT CAMP, then with UCLA EXTENSIONS, and for the last five years he has held the post of Lead Faculty for the prestigious BOSTON UNIVERSITY in LOS ANGELES WRITER IN HOLLYWOOD graduate degree program. His script writing textbook, PROCESS TO PRODUCT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SCREENWRITING, is available on Amazon.com and in bookstores. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com
Allison was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He later moved to Evanston, Illinois, where he attended Evanston Township High School and graduated from Northwestern University. He later studied playwriting as a fellow of The Juilliard School. His debut novel, Christopher, was a finalist for the 2004 PEN Center USA Literary Award. His third novel, Undiscovered Gyrl, was published by Vintage in 2009.
His film credits include:Red Meat, Autumn in New York, Gone,and Ask Me Anything (based on his novel Undiscovered Gyrl). His latest novel is The Escape Of Malcom Poe.
Join host Tanya M. Dixon for another exciting edition of ART Imitates LIFE Radio Show as she welcomes comedic and dramatic actress, producer, screenwriter, and cast member of VH1’s new reality show “Atlanta Exes”—TORREI HART on the “AIL Spotlight”! We will speak with Torrei about what we can expect from the premier season of the new VH1 reality show, we’ll talk about Torrei’s work in film and comedy, her company Pretty Funny Fish Productions and her new addition to the Skimpy Mixers family!
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Doug Klozzner is a professional screenwriter based in Manhattan. His feature credits include Falling Awake from IFC Films starring Jenna Dewan-Tatum (NBC's "The Playboy Club" "Step Up"), Brilliant Mistakes (*Winner - Best Supporting Actor - 2012 Dreamland International Film Festival), Rough Winds (*Winner - Best Florida Film – 2009 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival), and You Have the Right to Remain Violent (*Winner - Best Young Actor - 2010 Action On Film International Film Festival). Trailers can be seen on his website www.dougklozzner.com. Additionally his work has placed 26 times in screenwriting competitions.
His new screenplay adaptation of More Than Mountains - the true story of leg amputee Todd Huston who climbed the highest point in all 50 states in only 67 days, breaking the able-bodied world record by an astonishing 34 days - is currently circulating in Hollywood.
NWP welcomes Bob Nelson is a screenwriter and 2014 nominee for an Academy Award at the 86th Academy Awards for writing Nebraska, which was directed by Alexander Payne. This was Bobs first film screenplay ever, which makes his Academy Award nomination more special.
Nelson was a cast member and writer on the Seattle sketch comedy TV show Almost Live! in the 1990s.
Nelson won the 2014 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Nebraska.
He currently lives on Whidbey Island in Washington
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Guest host Kendell Shaffer will interview songwriter and screenwriter Maggie Baird!
Maggie Baird is an actor, singer/songwriter and a screenwriter living in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. Her film “Life Inside Out” which she co-wrote and in which she stars, has recently been accepted into the Heartland Film Festival (Truly Moving Pictures) in Indiana. Maggie has two CD’s to her credit , “My Father’s Daughter” and “We Sail”.
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Novelist, screenwriter, playwright, Thomas B. Sawyer, was Head Writer/Showrunner of the classic CBS series, Murder, She Wrote, for which he wrote 24 episodes. Edgar & Emmy-nominated, Thomas wrote, directed and produced the cult film comedy, Gosh Alice Goodbody. His documentary, Reunion, was honored by the New York Film Festival, the Rochester and Edinburgh Festivals, and received national theatrical release.
His first novel: the bestselling conspiracy thriller about the JFK assassination, The Sixteenth Man. Tom's second thriller, the bestselling No Place to Run, deals with the conspiracy behind 9/11.
Join Thomas B. Sawyer and me on Tuesday, September 16, 10-11 A.M. CT US, as we discuss the art of storytelling and his latest mystery/thriller novel, Cross Purposes.
Director: Shawn Wright
Screenwriter: Jesse Pringle
Carson McCullough has seen it all. Growing up as a ward of the state, Carson never knew the real story of his parents’ death until now. Carson always felt as if he had a destiny in life. Something bigger meant for him than just stickups and stolen cars. What he didn't know is that his parents were taken out by the Italian La Cosa Nostra of Kansas City for their involvement in the death of a made member during a hit went wrong. Carson’s’ father had worked as a hit man for the Martuchi family. Carson and his brother, Clinton were meant to be in the car that exploded with their parents and instead had been placed in state care while under a watchful eye of the crime family. Some of the children that Carson and his brother grew up led them down the wrong path. A path that had his brother, Clinton murdered. Now Carson knows the truth. Now Carson knows his destiny. ‘KILL EM ALL.