Where do you live (City, State, or Country)?
Los Angeles CA
Your script stood out among hundreds of others. What was the inspiration for your story and why did you write a script instead of a short story or a novel?
This is a real-life story brought to me by my co-writer, Maggie Grant, who was married to the amazing main character!
How long did it take you to write your script...and what is your writing process? Do you outline...use index cards...white board...or just start with FADE IN?
I did a pass on Maggie’s script and re-ordered a few scenes but it was all almost all there!
What is your ultimate ambition as a writer?
And the Oscar for Best Screenplay goes to…
Was your entry at The Wiki Screenplay Contest a full script or “the first ten pages”? Why did you make that choice?
The first ten pages. Because they rock! ☺
What’s your all-time favorite movie or television show...and why?
JAWS changed my life at age 12. It blew my mind about what a movie could be: scary, funny, real, warm, exciting, everything all rolled into one.
What advice do you have for writers hoping to win a contest or place as a finalist as you have?
The advice I wished I’d followed: keep writing at all times. It doesn’t matter if what you write today is crap. Tomorrow morning it’ll become clearer!
What else are you working on that the world needs to know about?
I’m in my tenth season writing for the Tom Selleck cop show BLUE BLOODS on CBS. And always out there pitching pilots. Hopefully MERCENAIR is the next to be on TV!