Erik Bork -- I went to small film school in Ohio (where I grew up), before moving to L.A. and working as an assistant around the Fox lot, eventually landing at Tom Hanks’s then-small production company as a kind of office P.A. While working there, I got my first agent with a spec FRASIER, and then wrote a spec FRIENDS – scripts Tom ended up reading, which convinced him I could write. He then offered me the amazing opportunity to help him develop the HBO miniseries FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON – which I ended up writing episodes of, and serving as a kind of junior apprentice producer on. A couple years later, I also helped him write and produce BAND OF BROTHERS – with a lot of the same people. This led to a bunch of other writing assignments for Hanks’s company and others, and a couple gigs on staff of short-lived drama series – and then me developing ideas for shows of my own (spurred by my agents at CAA who continue to be harder to please than almost anyone). I sold some lighter one-hour pitches to networks and wrote pilots which weren’t produced – always wanting to get back to comedy, which the industry didn’t know me for at all. In 2011 I finally wrote a half hour pilot on spec, which I ended up developing with Warren Littlefield’s company and ABC Studios, though it didn’t end up getting made. Now I’m writing an ensemble romantic comedy feature that I want to independently produce. I also teach screenwriting for UCLA Extension, The Writers Store and other places, and blog about it at www.FlyingWrestler.com.
Matthew Giegerich and Chelsea Mize Prolific comedy screenwriters. 2009 Duke University graduates.
Sekowski -- I
have a super cool MFA degree from AFI which impresses everyone
I meet. A member of the amazing WGAw, I've written screenplays
for companies as diverse as Universal Pictures and Disney Feature
Animation. I sold the comedy "BEFORE BILLY" to Lawrence
Gordon Productions and co-wrote the comedy "WHO'S YOUR DADDY" which
was directed by Andy Fickman. (The film that launched
his career before he moved on to "The Game Plan," "Race to
Witch Mountain," and the upcoming "You Again" with Betty White). My
focus is on high concept comedies that strive to touch the
heart as much as the funny bone... metaphorically speaking,
of course. Don't want any of my pages touching living tissue.
Want to avoid infections. Nothing funny about that! Check
out my website for
more info and writing samples.
Meyers -- After graduating from college Ashley Scott
Meyers moved from his childhood home in Annapolis, Maryland,
to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career as a screenwriter.
During his first three years in Los Angeles, Meyers wrote
or co-wrote eight feature length screenplays, earned his first
few dollars as a screenwriter, and saw two of his original
screenplays get produced.
Meyers sold Dish Dogs to 7.23 Productions. Dish
Dogs was co-written with long time friend and writing
partner, Nathan Ives. It's a semi-fictitious account of their
travels across the country working as dish washers ("dish
dogs") in various restaurants. Dish Dogs stars Sean Astin,
Mattew Lillard, Brian Dennehy, Shannon Elizabeth, Maitland
Ward, and Richard Moll.
Independent producer / director Douglas DeMarco produced Meyers'
screenplay Reunion which eventually found
distribution in some art house theatres around the world.
During his initial years in Los Angeles, Meyers returned to
school and earned a Masters degree in Mass Communications,
with a screenwriting emphasis, at Cal State, Northridge (CSUN).
Over the next few years Meyers continued to option and sell
many screenplays. Some of the highlights include:
Meyers co-wrote a feature comedy script, Turkey Day,
with Mark Brown (Barbershop) that was optioned to
Evergreen Pictures, LLC (based at Universal).
Man Overboard, also co-written with Nathan Ives,
was sold to and produced by Treasure Entertainment. It's a
broad comedy anchored in the world of boat sales.
Rushlight, a film noir script Meyers wrote while
at CSUN was produced and stars Josh Henderson, Beau Bridges,
Aidan Quinn, and Haley Webb.
Nathan Ives --
Man Overboard (2008), Reunion (2005), Dish Dogs (2000)
Myers -- Eric Myers has been a freelance script reader
since 2002. To this date, he has read more than a thousand
scripts and even more query letters.
Eric's script SHADOWPLAY (Co-written by Nicholas Pallos)
was produced by Redshell Entertainment in 2007. He
writes screenplays in a number of genres, and is currently
polishing a romantic comedy.
In 2008 Eric founded the script consultation service, Script
Doctor Eric (www.scriptdoctoreric.com). So
far he has helped hundreds of screenwriters take their scripts
to the next level and would be happy to help you. Please
see his website for more details.
Craig Sabin --
The Night Girl (2009), Hot Date (2006)
Rose -- Marie
Rose holds a Master of Arts degree in Theater from The University
of Texas at El Paso, where she was graduated magna
cum laude and Outstanding Graduate Student.
She has worked for over fifteen years in Los Angeles as a
film and television development consultant and union story
analyst for many clients including Walt Disney Studios, MGM/UA,
The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, New Regency, Village Roadshow,
and Icon. Her development notes have helped shape such feature
projects ranging from Betty White's career reviving The
Proposal to the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential and Freddy
Got Fingered (the latter was not Marie's fault; she tried
to warn them).
Marie’s accomplishments as a writer, producer and
director include winning a Walt Disney Fellowship in Screenwriting
for her first screenplay, Divine Intervention. Her
acceptance into the American Film Institute’s Directing
Workshop for Women based on her original short script, Father
Xmas, resulted in her award-winning AFI-DWW short film
starring Dakota Fanning (currently available on iTunes and Amazon).
Marie was accepted into the 2009 Producers Guild of America
Diversity Workshop based on her original reality television
concept submission, The High Roller. Marie’s
sexy comedy, Frenching, was unanimously named by judges
as the "Best Romantic Comedy" of Gotham Screen and the Broad
Humor festivals. Other of Marie’s writings include published
work in both children’s and women’s fiction. Marie
is a proud member of industry affiliations including the Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences, Alliance of Women Directors,
Screen Actors Guild and IATSE Local 700 Story Analysts Guild.
Contact at: IndieRoseFilms.com
Christy Murphy -- Pop Rock Comedian Christy Murphy combines
smart, quirky stand-up with funny, catchy pop songs. Think
Sarah Silverman, but replace the shocking hilarity with a deeply
The LA Times called her comedy show "a kindler, gentler,
more thoughtful comedy night," and she has been named
both LA Weekly's "Pick of the Week" and "Best
As a comedian, she has been on numerous television and radio
shows including CNN’s Showbiz Today, Australia’s
Seven News, CBS News, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
Her writing has appeared in award-winning newspapers and national
magazines such as Cat Fancy, the Miami Herald, Fort Lauderdale
Sun Sentinel, and Pulp Magazine. Her debut, studio album, "Feeling
Good Looking Good" is available on iTunes and CD