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I`m a credited writer on nine feature films. My latest movie, IRON ROAD, which stars Peter O'Toole and Sam Neill, opened as feature, then aired as a four-hour miniseries on network television. Sun Li, the Chinese star, won the best actress award at the Roma Fiction Fest recently. www.ironroadthemovie.com) I’ve produced more than 300 episodes of television drama, including 13 episodes of Deepwater Black, and 106 episodes of Katts & Dog (Rin-Tin-Tin, K-9 Cop in the U.S.). I've answered over 1200 All Experts questions!

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I've been in the business of writing and producing feature films, television series, and MOW's for over 20 years. You can check me out at this URL http://www.createyourscreenplay.com/aboutbp.htm


You can find my books on Amazon. See DON'T LET ANYONE STEAL YOUR STORY (http://tinyurl.com/StoryStealers)which is a stripped-down readable summary of copyright, full of entertaining anecdotes and real-life examples. Read about the true horror stories that clearly show you what you need to do to avoid the misfortune of having your literary material stolen. Find out: * How to take simple inexpensive steps to protect yourself, before, during, and after you write your literary work. * How copyright law applies to writers of literary works. * How literary works enter public domain, and how you can use it to your advantage. * What aspects of literary works are protected by copyright, and what aspects are not protected. * How to create documentation that will prove your copyright entitlement in the event of an infringement on your rights. * How you can protect yourself if you are contracted to write for television. You’ll also get a FREE sample of an Option and Purchase Agreement, a contract used in the acquisition of rights in a literary property—a contract that you and your lawyer can customize for your property. Written by a writer, for writers, Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Story will help you protect yourself against plagiarists and anyone else who might infringe your right of sole ownership. ------------- Also on Amazon, my book of four short stories, THE TWENTY-BUSHEL RACER. A man’s redemption from bitterness enables him to become a loving father. A teenager discovers the importance of his attachment to the people in his life and the place where he is growing up. A man, who has for years considered himself a coward and a betrayer of his comrades, musters the courage to stand up against a pair of would-be assassins. Two young men, who grew up in the same town, meet unexpectedly, reminisce about a girl they both loved when they were boys, and unveil a truth that changes both their lives.


Master of Arts degree (Drama)

Awards and Honors

Among my awards are Best Screenplay, Best Picture, at the International Film & Television Festival of New York for THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EDWIN ALONZO BOYD, Best Screenplay, Feature Film, at the 12th International Film Festival in Sitges, Spain for PLAGUE, and a Special Jury Award, Feature Film at the San Francisco International Film Festival for PLAGUE.

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Writing movies is the most challenging of art forms. That's why successful screenwriters are so highly rewarded. Screenwriting demands deep knowledge of the human heart, and a rigorous understanding of the intricacy of the craft. The work is arduous, but the thrill of seeing your creation spring to life on the screen is unequalled

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2016-12-05 adaptation from a novel:

Hi Chuck,  Please send me this last question to my e-mail. I can deal with it faster that way.    Having the latest info about yourself, I would put you in the "sincere writer" category. I'm always amenable

2016-12-02 adaptation from a novel:

Hi Chuck  First of all, let's deal with the issue of what's in the public domain and what's not:    Under current U.S. copyright law, rights to unpublished manuscripts belong to the author and his/her

2016-11-27 adaptation from a novel:

Hi Chuck,    I can steer you in the right direction. That is not an issue. The issue in this situation is that a 1970 successful novel will certainly have been browsed by the wolves in Hollywood. It may

2016-07-15 Constructing English Songs played in Movies and Plays from Poems.:

Hi Prashant,  Yes there are. But you need to be careful of copyright infringement. You can find my book "Don't Let Anyone Steal Your Story" on Amazon at     http://tinyurl.com/StoryStealers    This book

2016-06-26 For the screen, not book:

Hi John,  Novels are punishingly hard to write. I know, because I'm finishing one.    Breaking into the film and television business takes time, and it's a complicated business.    I have written a few


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