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Donald L. Vasicek

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Utilizing The Zen of Writing, a writing concept I developed over 40 years of professional writing and filmmaking, I can take you from the inception of your idea to the market. This translates to if you have an idea for a movie or a book, I can guide you through the jungle of writing these tomes all the way to getting it to producers, agents, editors, and/or publishers.

Experience in the area

Writer/Consultant for MGM's "Warriors of Virtue"
Writer/Associate Producer for American Film Corporations' "The Lost Heart", "Born To Kill"
Writer/Director/Producer for Olympus Films+'s "Faces" and "Oh, The Places You Can Go..."
Writer/Director/Producer for Olympus Films+'s "The Sand Creek Massacre" Screenwriter for Incline Productions, Inc.'s "The Crown"
Author of "The Write Focus" and "How To Write, Sell, And Get Your Screenplays Produced"

Publications

Screenwriters Utopia Simeon Halligan Oscar Technologies Writers Bloc Writing Movies Deeply Shallow EOTU British Screenwriting Institute Word Archive Fitness/Health How To Write A Screenplay Screenplace Furious Pen Self Help Guides Absolute Write Square One Publishers Hollywood Lit. Sales Screenwriters Forum Inkwell Newswatch Digital Cinema Report The Inkspotter KOLA ScriptzMotion Screenplayers.net Screenlabs eNews Events Quarterly The Denver Post Talent Online Management Eclectic Writer Writersblok Success Unlimited The Federated Church of Harvey Park Grit Fourth Estate Colorado Society of Poets Rocky Mountain Legal Assistants Association CALS COURIER National Poetry Press General Aviation News Aim Magazine National Society of Published Poets Wayside Press The Poet Adventures in Poetry Great Contemporary Poems An International Poetry Anthology The U. S. Department of Justice Rocky Mountain Writers Guild, Inc. RIverstone Money Talks Newsletter Master of Life Writers Digest Nevada Screenwriters Group Newsletter Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum The Chesterfield Film Company’s Writer’s Film Project Hollywood Scriptwriter Sundance Institute Screenwriter’s Lab Pool The Journal Aurora Sentinel Westwood The Screenwriter Accent Aurora The Journal of the Writer’s Guild of America Highlander The Write Focus
How To Write, Sell, and Get Your Screenplay Produced Contact Mimir American Poetry Press Colorado Society of Poets Yearbook of Modern Poetry Adventures in Poetry Pegasus Lyrical Voices, An International Poetry Anthology
Western Fraternal Life Association Newsletter BOOKS: “The Write Focus”
“Self-Help Guide to Screenwriting” Writer Consultant “Police-Community Relations” “Me Jane…Not You!” “When We Don’t Remember: A Book About Incest” Ghostwriter “Urban WakeUP”

Education/Credentials

Graduate, University of Colorado, B. A. in sociology. Graduate, Hollywood Film Institute, Certified as a writer, director, line producer, producer

Awards and Honors

Filmmaking: Best Film Philip S. Miller Library’s The Bull Theatre Film Project Best Documentary Short American Indian Film Festival Colorado Filmmaker’s Showcase Best Documentary Short The Indie Gathering Film Festival Featured Film Native American Film Festival Excellence Award Videographer’s of America Metro State College of Denver Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration Rhode Island College Multicultural/Unity Center Permanent Placement Screening Finalist Hayden Film Festival Award Winner PYXIX Global Media Network Competition Movie of the Week Tywman Creative Semi-Finalist Moondance International Film Festival Best Native American Film, Golden Drover Award Trail Dust Film Festival Archived, Heard Museum, Phoenix and Archived, The Billie Jean Baguley Library Writing: “Writer’s Digest” Scripts Competition Finalist “The Caller” “Writer’s Digest” Scripts Competition Finalist “The Crown” Houston International Film Festival Finalist “The Crown” Finalist The Chesterfield Film School Competition “The Crown” Rocky Mountain Writer’s Guild Writing Award Finalist, The Sundance Institute, “The Crown”

Past/Present Clients

MGM, American Pictures, Incline Productions, Inc. including over 250 writers, directors, producers, and production companies.

What do you like about this subject?

Writing screenplays cause the screenwriter to think in action and pictures.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

How to help screenwriters write, sell, and get their screenplays produced.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The single, shortest way to selling and getting your screenplays produced is to write what Hollywood produces.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Selling and getting your screenplays produced are like playing the lottery. The odds to succeed are against you. There are far more written screenplays than there are people to buy and produce them.


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Recent Answers from Donald L. Vasicek

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

Dear Prashant,    You're welcome.  Thank you for the rating.  If you use  this poem for a movie or music, make sure you get  legal permission to use it.    Best Regards,  Don    The Daffodils  William

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

Dear Prashant,    The answer to your questions are yes.  The subject matter and language  for which songs are written can be done about anything and in any language.    I hope this is of help to you.

2015-08-14 pitching movie idea:

Demetrius,    The most effective way is to be in Hollywood and in the loop.  If one is not in the Hollywood loop, it is very difficult to  pitch an idea and sell it.  "The Hollywood Creative Directory"

2014-12-18 Favorite novel.:

All fiction is subjective.  All human beings are different.  That means that what one person believes is the best novel, someone else might not believe the same thing.  So, one needs to make up their own

2014-07-11 Screenplay credits:

Eric,    I apologize for taking so long to respond to your question.  I've been working on a film and traveling, which has kept me away from my computer and the print is too small to read on my iPhone

 

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