I’m a New York-based former Harvard Lampoon Vice President and graduate of USC’s Peter Stark producing MFA who has written for Cartoon Network, Pixl TV, The Huffington Post and Heeb Magazine. I’ve worked in every genre from horror to comedy to police procedurals to cartoons to romance... I also worked for five years as a script consultant for Amazon Studios, Team Downey and a host of other companies.

You're in luck! While turning out jokes, articles and film scripts is something I do because, in the words of Rilke, writing has "spread its roots into the very depths of [my] heart," yes, I will gladly take paid work.

Yes! ​My awards include: 
Semifinalist: 2019 International New York Film Fest

Semifinalist: 2019 LA Comedy Fest

Runner Up: 2018 Harvardwood Feature Screenplay Contest
Quarterfinalist: 2018 Wescreenplay Contest
Winner: 2016 Harvardwood Short Screenplay Contest
Official Selection: 2013 Pittsburgh Horror Fest
Official Selection: 2013 Hartford Silk City Film Festival (later sold horror film for VOD and DVD distribution)
Official Selection: 2012 Vegas Cinefest (short pilot)

Semifinalist: 2010 Slamdance Screenwriting Competition
Winner: 2009 Jack Oakie Comedy Screenwriting Fellowship, USC
Winner: 2009 USC production grant for short screenplay

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