Screenplays, Scripts, and Arts Grants
Screenplays and scripts, story consulting, film journalism, grants.
I am an award-winning screenwriter and scriptwriter, a seasoned story consultant, an experienced film journalist, and a grant writer specializing in the arts and education. My screenplay, CRAWL SPACE, was a finalist for the 2015 Meryl Streep/New York Women in Film & Television Writer's Lab.
Recent script work includes co-writing the feature documentary INVISIBLE WORLD for Red House Productions, and writing a narrative feature for Front Row Productions, treatments for a full-scale theatrical work for producer Don Propstra, children’s audio scripts for Tales Untold Media, and a crowdfunding script for a women's sports network.
Previous credits include the web series REINVENTING AMERICA I and II, the Emmy-winning non-fiction public TV series PSYCHOLOGY: THE STUDY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR, the treatment for KCET-TV’s THE ODDEST COUPLE feature documentary, narration for the feature documentary DYNAMITERS AT WORK, the WHERE IN TIME IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? children’s history/adventure series home version, and dramatic segments of THE U.S. CONSTITUTION educational TV series narrated by Bill Moyers, Additional awards include a Codie, an Action for Children’s Television Award, a New York Film Festival Gold Medal, and Cine Golden Eagles.
As a story consultant for film and fiction, I have evaluated scripts for studios, contests, grants, and many individual writers and filmmakers, as well as short stories for a fiction magazine and a fiction contest. I also review novels and true stories for their potential to be adapted to the screen. My consultees have screened at Cannes, Rotterdam, the Berlinale, Independent Film Week, Sundance, South by Southwest, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Mendocino Film Festival, won or placed in the Nicholl, Austin, Page, Zoetrope, Slamdance, Bluecat, and Moondance screenwriting contests, been nominated for or won the Academy Award, Rainin Award, and Golden Gate Award, and sold or produced screenplays in the U.S., Canada, and Germany.
As a journalist, I have written regular columns on film for sf360.org and Film Arts Magazine, on Los Angeles attractions for Vogue (French edition), and on chronically ill children for Tributes.
As a grant writer, I have landed $10,000-$400,000 grants for education and the arts. I specialize in writing proposals for independent filmmakers and other artists. I have recently written Creative Capital, NEA, NEH, IDA/Pare Lorentz, Sundance, Chicken & Egg, and New York Foundation for the Arts proposals.