Professional Resume

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Education

M.F.A.   JUNE, 1988

       AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CENTER FOR ADVANCED FILM AND TELEVISION STUDIES

       LOS ANGELES, CA EMPHASIS: SCREENWRITING

B.F.A.JUNE 1976

       UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SLC, UT  

       MAJOR:  THEATRE PERFORMANCE - CUM LAUDE

Honors and Awards

WRITERS GUILD AWARD - 1990

       AMERICAN EYES - CBS SCHOOLBREAK SPECIAL

EMMY AWARD - NOMINEE - 1990

       AMERICAN EYES - CBS SCHOOLBREAK SPECIAL

HUMANITAS PRIZE - FINALIST - 1990

       AMERICAN EYES - CBS SCHOOLBREAK SPECIAL

CRYSTAL AWARD - 1997

       WHAT’S WRONG WITH BOB - VIDEO WEST PROD.

CRYSTAL AWARD - 1998 

       BENEFITS: POSSIBLE - VIDEO WEST PROD.

TELLY AWARD - 2006

       CLASSROOM – FOUNDATION FOR A BETTER LIFE

Screenwriting Competitions - Won or Placed

TABLE READ MY SCRIPT (SUNDANCE) - FINALIST - 2018 

       THE LAST BOOK OF JOHN

TABLE READ MY SCRIPT (AUSTIN) - SEMI-FINALIST - 2018 

       ORPHANS 11

STAGE 32 SCREENWRITING COMPETITION - SEMI-FINALIST - 2017 

       THE ONLY ALIEN ON THE PLANET

WOMEN IN FILM AND VIDEO NEW ENGLAND – SECOND PLACE - 2010 

       FANG, FANG, YOU’RE DEAD! 

PAGE SCREENWRITING COMP. QUARTER FINALIST - 2009 

       THE LAST KILL 

SCRIPTAPALOOZA SCREENWRITING COMPSEMIFINALIST - 2009 

       THE LAST KILL 

SCR(I)PT MAGAZINE OPEN DOOR COMP.   SECOND ROUND FINALIST - 2003 

       THE HIGH ROAD AKA ORPHANS 11 

TEXAS FILM INSTITUTE INAUGURAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION - 1ST PLACE - 1999 

       DECORATION DAY AKA COMING HOME 

WRITER’S DIGEST WRITING COMPETITION   4TH PLACE - 1999 

       ALL THESE PLACES AKA COMING HOME 

Union Affiliations

ACTOR’S EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG)

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS (AFTRA)

Professional Positions

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT/PRODUCER 

       THUNDER MEDIA GROUP, SPRINGVILLE, UT – 2004-PRESENT 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

       UTAH LYRIC OPERA - 2015-PRESENT  PROVO, UTAH

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTIONS
      UTAH LYRIC OPERA - 2009-2015  PROVO, UTAH

Other Professional Experience

SCRIPT CONSULTANT 

       Entertainment Business Group, Camarillo, CA - May 2000 – 2003

ASSISTANT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/ASSISTANT PRODUCER/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
      Thanksgiving Point Resort, Lehi, UTAH - September 2001 – February 2002

LOS ANGELES TIMES COLUMNIST
      Spring, 1993 TO Fall, 1994, Los Angeles, CA

SCRIPT READER 

       Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA - 1991-1992