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Alumni Successes

My Alumni Who’ve Sold Scripts:

This is a partial list:


Marv Ross

    Ghosts of Celillo a new musical will be produced by Artists Repertory Theatre Sept. 27- Oct. 14 at the Newmark Theatre at PCPA.

Feature Films:

Michael Colleary

    Tekken (2009)
    Firehouse Dog (2007) (written by)
    Curious George (2006) (story)
    “Tarzan” (2003) TV Series
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider (Story)
    Face/Off (Nicholas Cage & John Travolta. Directed by John Woo)
    Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996) (V) (written by)
    The Mask (1994) (screenplay)
    The Human Shield (1992) (story)

Mike Werb

    Tekken (2009) (announced)
    Firehouse Dog (2007) (written by)
    “Tarzan” (2003) TV Series
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider (Story)
    Face/Off (Nicholas Cage & John Travolta. Directed by John Woo)
    Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996) (V) (written by)
    Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994) (story)
    … aka Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (UK: video box title)
    … aka Death Wish: The Face of Death (USA: DVD box title)
    “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” (2 episodes, 1988)

Carol Frank

George Gary

John Geilfus

Rory Kelly

Neil Landau

Don Mancini

    Child’s Play 1988
    (Chuckie, the killer doll) Don wrote the original script as his class project in my class. He has gone on to write all of the Child’s Play movies.

Don Payne

Greg Poirier

    Swiss Family Robinson (2009) (screenplay)
    National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
    A Sound of Thunder (2005) (screenplay)
    Tomcats (2001) (written by)
    See Spot Run (2001) (screenplay)
    Gossip (2000/I) (screenplay) (story)
    The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998) (V) (additional writing)
    Rosewood (1997) (written by)
    The Stranger (1995)
    Death Riders (1994)
    .. aka The Bandits (UK)
    The Adventures of Dynamo Duck (1990) (TV)
    Danger Zone III: Steel Horse War (1990)

Caveh Zahedi:

    I Am a Sex Addict
    Tripping With Caveh
    In the Bathtub of the World (2001)
    A Sign from God (2000)
    A Little Stiff (1991)
    I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Any More


Constance Burge

    Judging Amy
    Ally McBeal
    Boston Public
    Charmed (Created By)

Michael Colleary:

    Tarzan TV Series 2003 (developed )

Jeff Elison wrote TV Movie

    The Hired Heart

Neil Landau

    Twice in a Lifetime
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Secret World of Alex Mack,
    Melrose Place,
    Doogie Howser, M.D.

Don Payne

    The Simpsons (Now a staff writer)

Brian L. Ross

    Against Her Will (his class project)
    On Hostile Ground
    Road Rage
    Pretty Poison
    Gone in the Night
    Target of Suspicion
    Dying to Remember
    Vendetta II: The New Mafia
    Body Language
    The Secret Passion of Bobby Clayton
    On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story
    Cast the First Stone: The Diane Martin Story.
    The above is a partial list. Brian has written many more TV movies.

Leonie Sandercock

    Captive (written as her class project)

Bob Skir

    The Mummy; Animated Series, Writer
    Extreme Ghostbusters TV Series, Writer

Kathy Ann Stumpe

    Cheers (has been a writer/producer)
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    Good Morning, Miami
    Grace Under Fire

Mike Werb

    The Mask (Starring Jim Carrey)
    Curious George (Ron Howard’s animated feature film) (Story for)

    (Mike Werb took my class 3 times, Michael Colleary took it twice)


Marc Acito

    How I Paid For College: A Novel of Friendship, Sex, Theft and Musical Theatre

Alex Ayers,

    The Wisdom of.. series of books including
    The Wisdom of Mark Twain
    The Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
    The Wisdom of Martin Luther King

Karen Joy Fowler

    Sarah Canary
    The Jane Austen Book Club

Rich Krevolin

    Now an acclaimed screenwriting teacher and author of several screenwriting books including Screenwriting from the Soul
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