I frequently hold LA-based screenwriting workshops and make academic speaking appearances (USC School of Cinematic Arts, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Brooks Institute Film School in Santa Barbara; Goddard College in Vermont; Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge; to delegations from Nigeria and Shanghai).
I've lectured for universities and film associations throughout the world, including: The Alexander Mitta Film School in Moscow, Russia; the Masters in Screenwriting at the University of Los Andes in Santiago, Chile; La Fémis film school in Paris; University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain; Met Film School in London; the Shanghai Film Art Academy in China; the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Accademia Nazionale del Cinema in Bologna; as well as a seminar and master class in Vilnius, Lithuania, sponsored by AVACA.
Both my workshops and lectures are designed to be highly interactive, and when working overseas I typically work alongside a real-time translator.
As a Script Consultant, I've worked for Sony Pictures Television, Columbia Pictures (2004-2007), and Avenue Pictures (2007); and on Goya-award-winning “The Outlaw” (for Warner Bros. and El Toro Pictures, Spain, 2010) and “Bruc” (El Toro/Universal Pictures, 2010).
I've also consulted with many “A-list” screenwriters on many Hollywood blockbusters and indies, including “Jurassic Park” and “Stir of Echoes.”
For more information on my rates and availability, please use the contact button on the following page.
Check out my article “Why Every Show Needs to Be More Like The Wire” in the Summer 2019 issue of Series.
I’m excited to announce three upcoming film projects: “Finnick” with Riki Animation, “Moomios” with Warner Brothers and Paramount’s “Tadeo Jones 3.”
I was interviewed for a Variety piece on UCLA Film School’s stellar alumni in May 2019.
I wrote about the the evolution of the anomalous television episode for the April/May 2019 issue of Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West.
Check out my profile of überproducer Ryan Murphy in the July 2019 issue of EMMY Magazine.
2018 saw the release of my latest book, "TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era," as well as a Spanish Goya Award Best Animated Feature win for my newest Paramount Pictures film, "Tad Jones and the Secret of King Midas."
I was also named Assistant Dean of Dean’s Special Programs for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and was honored to be on the leadership team of UCLA’s inaugural Storytelling Institute and Residency, in partnership with the Université Côte d’Azur, City of Cannes, Cannes Film Festival and sponsor Vivendi/Canal Plus/Studio Canal. I look forward to leading the third annual residency in Cannes in April and May of 2020.