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
Professional experience in songwriting and music producing. Wrote, arranged and co-produced 13-track debut studio album Californicana, an acoustic-laced indie roots-rock record recorded by LA producer Marc Danzeisen (Riverdogs, Powerslide, Gilby Clarke), and features saxophonist Jeremy Trezona (Saint Motel), as well as guitarists Manny Alvarez (Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams), andJohnny Hawthorn (Johnny Hawthorn Band, Toad The Wet Sprocket) among others.Independently released with a sold-out record release show at House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, and aggressively promoted through a self-produced, 15-date California tour.
Features the song "21st Century", which won the Jango Radio Valentine’s Day 2015 Playlist award for best original love song, and received national radio airplay on the Jango Radio New Music station.
All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this recording is strictly prohibited and a violation of applicable laws.
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 tenacious determination to find the story, in anything and everything. Professional experience researching, writing, and preparing 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.