My feature length screenplay The Free Republic of Bobistan was awarded The Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2006.
More recently, I was an alternate selection for the Fox Writers Intensive in 2013.
My feature length screenplay The Hero won the Kay Snow Contest (screenwriting) from the Willamette Writers organization in 2011.
As well as numerous spec features and TV shows, I've also written a screenplay based on a treatment for Kamrany Productions, Saving Nazgul, which went into production as Under the Same Sky and is currently sitting on the shelf of a lawyer's office while various production entities argue something out. It has been there for years. I hope it eventually emerges triumphant.
Previous screenplays placed quarterfinalist in the American Screenplay Competition (So Busted), and a short screenplay Eight Ball made top ten finalist in the Pavaline Short Screenplay Competition.
I have several short films out in the festival circuit, and two new ones in the works - a student film Amelia, and DVA Productions recently optioned How Blue is My Crocodile to make as an animated short.
AMPAS President Sid Ganis, Arthur M. Jolly and Nicholl Fellowship Committee Chair Susannah Grant.