Ongoing professional experience creatively developing and writing narrative feature-film screenplays and original series television pilots, as well as pitching original projects to major networks, including Showtime, HBO, Cinemax, Lionsgate and FX.
Screenwriter, Narrative Feature Films and Original Series Television
Literary Representation:Michael Forman Management, Beverly Hills, CA
Professional experience as a Development Associate, Screenwriter's Assistant, and Research Producer assisting with the ongoing development of original narrative screenplays and documentary films. Clients include writer/directors Penny Marshall, Don Most (ABC's Happy Days) and Trent Cooper (Father of Invention), among others.
Rodman Rebound, Documentary Feature Film (2016)
Worked directly with acclaimed film director Penny Marshall (Big, A League of Their Own) as lead Research Producer and Development Associate on her documentary feature film about the controversial life of NBA legend Dennis Rodman.
Writer/Director: Penny Marshall
Producer: Russell Lafreniere
Lead Research Producer/Development Associate: Frankie Bourne
Assisted writer/director Trent Cooper (Father of Invention starring Kevin Spacey) with the on-going development of original screenplay, delivering under a first-look deal with bona fide film producer Scott Stuber's StuberProductions at Universal Studios.
Broke down the plot structure of original story treatments; structured, edited and drafted treatments to ensure story properly adhered to rules of screenplay 3-Act narrative story structure.
Researched and prepared story relevant information, wrote summary reports, and organized development rewrites for writer.
Writer: Trent Cooper
Writer's Assistant: Frankie Bourne
Production Company: 72nd Street Entertainment, Stuber Productions
Original Narrative Feature Screenplay
Assisted writers Don Most (ABC’s Happy Days) and David Howard (GalaxyQuest) with the on-going development of an original narrative screenplay.
Provided extensive written feedback and detailed analysis throughout writing process; contributed creative ideas throughout on character, dialogue, story setting and overall screenplay format.
Writers: Don Most & David Howard
Writer's Assistant: Frankie Bourne
Production Company: Mad Mack Productions
Script Reader, Feature Screenplays
Wrote in-depth and detailed script coverage reports of narrative screenplays for independent Director/Producer Graham Rich (HBO's More Than Famous) on a daily basis throughout screenwriting-oriented internship, parlayed into a full time job in story development, producing and editing.
Script Reader: Frankie Bourne
Research & Journalism
Extensive Researcher experience utilizing media resources to research information and professionally document and prepare internet research. Strong working knowledge of internet search engines, computer applications, scholarly databases (Lexus Nexus, JSTOR, and MLA) and computer skills needed for preparing reports, summaries, graphs and other documents. Proficient in reciprocal linking for search engine optimization (SEO), as well as performing Boolean searches on all search engines (Google, Yahoo, AOL, Bing, MSN, etc.)
Passionate historian and skilled researcher with focus on American pop culture, music, film and literature. Tenacious determination to find the story, in anything and everything. Professional experience researching, writing, preparing and presenting research; conducting interviews, gathering research, proposing and pitching editorial topics, attending events and writing exposes and articles.
Sounds of the City, Music Blog
An independent media music journal aimed at capturing, documenting and promoting the original sounds and unique talent that construct the many, fluctuating urban music scenes in today's America.