Being Tall is Overrated

This is for JB. It was 15 years ago that the Buffalo Bills, my team, hit their misery tipping point. We had a great team in 1999, headed for the playoffs with a better than average chance for us to FINALLY win the Super Bowl. For the first 15 games of the season, they were… Continue reading Being Tall is Overrated


Feature Screenplay Winning Readings 2014

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WILDsound is a screenwriter’s treasure! They take enormous time to provide the most expert, detailed feedback, even allowing my choice to incorporate all the Committee’s ideas or stay with my draft. With caring support, they’ve honored each deadline and every award they promised, and I’m forever grateful for their industry…

WILDsound Performers 2014

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In 2014 WILDsound showcased over 60 readings of screenplays, stories, and stageplays. We used over 100 professional actors to perform the roles. Check out the headshots and info on the WILDsound actors for the 2014 writing festival: The casting director was Sean Ballantyne for and Casting Workbook. The…

FANTASY NOVELS. Read over 120 pitches and loglines

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Stories involving the supernatural, paranormal, monsters, creatures, witches etc.. have been a part of humankind long before printed literature. They started in the art of the spoken word 1000s of years ago and have evolved into the mass consumption of what they are today. Fantasy literature emerged in the Victorian…

COMMFFEST Toronto – Interview with the Festival Director

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COMMFFEST mission statement: To advance education by raising the cultural, artistic and aesthetic expression of the community. And to advance the public’s appreciation of the arts through related artistic workshops and panel discussions, while promoting the works of filmmakers and artists alike. 10th COMMFFEST celebrates great cinema , the power…

Watch Selected Scenes from screenplay TO DIE IN TENNESSEE

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Mostly, it was positive things we heard about WILDsound and Matthew Toffolo. Also, for me, there’s a certain affinity for Canada. We used to get Canadian movies on the Bravo channel. I’ve never forgotten the sweeping prairies in a little-known Canadian film titled, “The Greening of Ian Elliot” or the…

96th best baseball movie of all-time – JOE TORRE: CURVEBALLS ALONG THE WAY, 1997

Cable TV networks like to produce wanky films that attempt to tug at your heartstrings. There are about two dozen of them made every year. They are always done on the cheap and usually are about a real-life story of some kind so people are already familiar with the particulars. Before Cable, the original networks… Continue reading 96th best baseball movie of all-time – JOE TORRE: CURVEBALLS ALONG THE WAY, 1997