TV Producer and Writer · Script Consultant
My experience covers the entire production process. I’ve taken programs from concept to completion with creative problem solving and teamwork. This includes development, scheduling, supervising crews, rough cut editing, and supervising post. My work involves extensive travel, interviewing experts, writing both shooting and edit scripts, cutting promos, coaching on-screen hosts on location, and staging dramatic recreations.
I’ve been nominated twice for an Emmy Award, as a writer and as a producer, and my work has aired on Discovery Chanel, History Channel, Travel, Science, Nat Geo, BBC, TLC and AHC.
Documentary TV, Screenplays, Author, Travel Blog, Writing Instructor
I’ve written every program I’ve worked on, including dozens of prime time documentaries for Discovery Channel, History, Travel, Science, BBC and others. My Beyond the Da Vinci Code two-hour special for History received an Emmy nomination for Non-fiction Writing.
My feature experience includes a half-dozen produced or optioned screenplays. As a studio Story Analyst, I’ve written coverage on 3000 screenplays for DreamWorks, HBO, Universal Studios, Paramount, Sony and others. I also teach dramatic screenwriting.
My MFA is in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute.
The travel writing I do takes a dry-eyed look at the world, with humor and a quest for fascinating facts and fresh observations. Check out the articles on this page.
I’m also an author and, well, somebody had to do it: A funny, skeptical but authentic history of western religion entitled, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A CHOCOLATE JESUS? More…
Humorous Talks and Visual Presentations
My talks are half history lecture/half standup comedy. With humor, skepticism, and maybe a little Jersey attitude, I deliver talks on subjects like:
- America’s Pagan Family Values
- A History of Conspiracy Theories
- Beyond the Da Vinci Code
- Why I Don’t Believe in Aliens
- God Needs Therapy