My interest in screenwriting began in my undergraduate days at LaSalle University where I took several classes with a great professor and local film critic named Bill Wine. After I graduated, I continued to take seminars with several screenwriting gurus such as Robert McKee, whose book Story I found very invaluable for understanding the process. During this time I developed one television pilot film titled KGF-587, which was based on my experiences working in the Philadelphia Police Radio Room, and a spec script for the television program Hack. It was at UCLA where I wrote and revised my feature film Downsize This, which my teacher pronounced as commercial, which is the ultimate compliment in LALA Land. Finally, I wrote another spec script for my favorite TV comedy Arrested Development before returning to Philadelphia and shifting my creative pursuits to writing novels.

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