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Tyler, Texas | Patrick Norman | Script Shop Episode 033

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"A tormented African-American veteran kills two brutal Klansmen on a journey west, finding peace only after helping a Caucasian woman and her family in Texas."

About Patrick Norman

I was raised in San Mateo, Calif. during the 60's and 70's. I worked for a large Investment company in San Mateo before moving to San Diego to become a Beach Lifeguard. I met my wife at a Giants / Padres game in San Diego.  Giants won! Hahaha!

I come from a large Irish / Danish family where my father was the center of world. He was a very loving, gentle soul, amazingly funny, energetic and a crafty storyteller. I probably inherited a love of life, reading and storytelling from him.

I enjoy sailing, playing chess, Risk and Scrabble. I love nature and being in the woods, hiking and spend as much time as possible with my wife and two boys.  

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Texican | Allyson West | Script Shop Episode 032

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"One hot morning in a Texas Trailer home, Javi and LeighAnn are pushed to confront race and bias by their love for each other."

About Allyson West

Allyson West is an award-winning producer and director based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The latest narrative from Turn West Productions, TEXICAN, has attended 15 film festivals and won Best Drama Short, Best Director, Best Actress, as well as numerous other awards and nominations in 2017. Allyson also creates live performance work in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a BFA in Acting from the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and studied under Barbara Marchant at the William Esper Studio in Manhattan, New York.

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Zirah Ann Conway | Nathaniel Garcia | Script Shop Episode 031

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"Everybody Must Get Stoned."

About Nathaniel Garcia

Nathaniel Garcia is an artist, screenwriter & filmmaker from Oakland, California.

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Thank You, Amelia Earhart | Al Mertens | Script Shop Episode 030

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"Health issues are finally forcing Myrtle out of her house. In her nineties, she's foul-mouthed and bigoted to everyone, including Season, her latest fresh-out-of-school caregiver. Has Myrtle finally met her match? The truths the two women learn from each other leave both forever changed."

About Al Mertens

Al Mertens is an internationally award-winning avant-garde writer/film director/playwright, hailing from Oklahoma City.

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Remotely Working | Bill Baber | Script Shop Episode 029

About Remotely Working

Written by Bill Baber; Story by Scott Crosby & Dan Douglass: "This sitcom web series features five quirky millennials who work remotely for an international tech corporation. They struggle with online meetings, living on the road, and working from 'wherever.' Each lone wolf must cooperate with the others, or everyone will be fired. Meanwhile, none of these independent co-dependents has a personal life that is even remotely working. (Single-camera TV-14)"

About Bill Baber and Scott Crosby

Bill Baber is a second career screenwriter while maintaining a successful career as an attorney and an elected City Council Member in La Mesa, California.  His scripts have received laurels in multiple screenplay contests. He has consulted on three produced documentaries. He is an expert on the history of the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

Scott Crosby (not pictured) was born in St. Louis, MO. His interest in the process of film and television began while volunteering for the St. Louis Film Festival and later for the San Diego Film Festival. He created two original projects while living in southern California. The first, titled “Business and Brews” blended San Diego’s craft beer scene with the popular show “Shark Tank.” The second project was called “On Tap” and sought to explore an up and coming craft brewery in each region of the country. Scott currently splits time in his hometown of St. Louis and San Diego.  

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I, PHINE’D | Jeff Bassetti | Script Shop Episode 028

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"A young girl wakes to find that she and her friends have a scalding aversion to sunlight… cast no reflections… and have an insatiable thirst for human blood. As this gang of teen vampires sets out to feast, she crosses her friends and escapes before she makes her first kill. Alone and on the run, she seeks the vampire that made them with hopes that this fiend will change them back."

About Jeff Bassetti

The nutshell... I am an Eagle Scout in Pleasanton's Troop 998. I graduated from San Francisco State University (BA) and The American Film Institute (MFA). I interned for two consecutive semesters at LUCASFILM's Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) working under Producer's Janet Healey, Ned Gorman, and Head of Production John Weaver on the projects:

John Patrick Shanley's • JOE vs the VOLCANO

Akira Kurosawa's • DREAMS

James Cameron's • The ABYSS

Robert Zemeckis' • BACK to the FUTURE 2

Jerry Zucker's • GHOST

Formed Burning Galileo Films and raised production financing for my first Independent Feature Film, "F-STOPS" on which I served as co-writer, co-producer and director. "F-STOPS" won Best Thriller at Houston World Fest, the International Cinematographer's Guild Showcase and was presented at Cannes in 2004 by the ICG and Eastman Kodak.

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While working in post production editorial technology for KEY CODE MEDIA, I have been expanding my arsenal of screenplays in genres ranging from Aliens, to Crime Thrillers, Vampires, to Zombies. In 2014, my cohort Brian Hillard and I completed the "Proof of Concept" trailer for my award-winningscreenplay Children of the Dead. My vampire screenplay I, PHINED has received 3 Official Selections in 2017.  

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Cherry Glazed | Christine Sherwood | Script Shop Episode 027

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"A crime boss is forced to get her hands dirty to clean up her subordinates mess when they fail to handle a job."

About Christine Sherwood

Christine is an LA/London Filmmaker & Travel bug, born on December 26, 1977 in Marlton, New Jersey, USA. She is known for her work on Lashes (2014) and SuperBob (2015). She earned a Masters Degree from The London Film School MA Filmmaking Programme in 2013.

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Saira | Zeus | Script Shop Episode 026

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"Saira, a Jethwa/attobite hybrid alien, mysteriously appears in the middle of Hugo Crane's farm. She is, at first, thought to be a sinister being but she reveals that her intentions are not evil. She is here to save us from the occupying and lethal alien force known as the Vaar."

About Screenwriter Zeus

After being introduced to comic books and Star Wars, reading fantasy novels and
writing similar stories, watching near daily doses of classic 80’s action films, cartoons and foreign films, and then discovering that I could make a career creating these
same stories, I knew instantly, at 11 years old what I wanted to do with my life.

One month after graduation from SMU, I opened my first production company. Under
the Red Rock Entertainment banner, I completed a feature rockumentary titled NO
TALENT GENIUSES. The local success of this film in the Dallas, TX area spawned more
work, compromised mainly of directing and editing several live music events for local
bands.

Sadly, RRE was a short-lived venture and two years later, I was forced to shut down.
This lead to, at the time the insane idea of making the mad leap to New York in 2009.
I interned at Cinetic Media, where blind luck had me working on a dream come true
picture: The Banksy feature documentary EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP.

From Cinetic I moved to Scott Rudin Productions. I stayed with SRP for two years, I
was very fortunate to work on THE SOCIAL NETWORK, GIRL WITH A DRAGON
TATTOO, TRUE GRIT, MOONRISE KINGDOM and THE DICTATOR as well as theater
shows, THE BOOK OF MORMON and MOTHERF***ER WITH A HAT.

After Scott, I took up shop with indie producer Terry Leonard, who helped me
burnish my independent producing skills. With Terry, I worked on two feature films,
HOW TO BE A MAN and COLD COMES THE NIGHT featuring Bryan Cranston and Alice
Eve.

Over the last two years, I returned to my writing roots, completing several features
and short screenplays. Two of the shorts, MR. SAM (drama) and SAIRA (sci-fi) have
been very lucky to earn acceptances and some awards at film festivals around the U.S.
and internationally. Both these films are slated for production in 2018.

My newest venture, Zeus Pictures, is a development and pre-production company
that focuses on character driven feature length films, TV shows and graphic novels.
We are currently in post-production on two pictures, JUNIPER (sci-fi/drama) and EXT
(our first full CGI movie) both of which are scheduled for release in March 2018.

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Diplomatic Ammunity! | Jonathan LaPoma | Script Shop Episode 025

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"A struggling Hollywood screenwriter recruits his former best friends to help him write a script about a series of pranks they pulled in high school, and they discover why their friendship fell apart."

About Screenwriter Jared Egol

Jonathan LaPoma has written three novels, eleven screenplays, and hundreds of songs and poems. His screenplays have won over 150 awards/honors at various international screenwriting competitions, and his black comedy script HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT) in July 2017. His novels have been recommended by Kirkus Reviews and Barnes & Noble, and they've also won three awards and have made several #1 Amazon Bestseller lists. He lives in San Diego, CA where he teaches at a public secondary school.

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Viv Through the Night | Jared Egol | Script Shop Episode 024

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"A grieving daughter struggles to come to terms with her life after her mother splits into two personalities, and the only personality capable of loving the daughter is dying of a terminal illness."

About Screenwriter Jared Egol

Jared Egol studied creative writing at the University of Florida with the intention of entering medical school. He instead went on to Chapman University, where he received his MFA in Screenwriting, studying under Julie Kirkham, Tom Mankiewicz, Larry Gross and Ron Friedman, who subsequently hired Jared to assist in the writing of his memoir: I KILLED OPTIMUS PRIME.

Jared resides in Florida, where he has written professionally since 2013. Away from work, Jared dabbles in powerlifting and continues to study medicine, trying to stay up-to-date on clinical and bioethical advancements, particularly in the fields of pain science, narrative medicine, and psychoneuroimmunology. He is repped by Derrick Eppich of Lee Stobby Entertainment.

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