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     I am a Screenwriter, Playwright and Director. I graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The School of Visual Arts, NYC. My debut film, ‘First Coda’, won many Festival awards internationally. It was based on a short story by Samuel Beckett. ‘American Autobahn’ was my first feature film, distributed worldwide by Sony Software. Both films are now part of a MOMA collection.

     I wrote and directed 'The Kitchen', a television drama which aired on American Playhouse, PBS. I also wrote the original screenplay for 'Condition Red', a prison drama, HBO.

     'Crossing the Line', my latest short film is about a Muslim American track runner it was funded by a grant from The New York State Council On The Arts and is in development to become a feature film.

     My play, 'The House Of Charity' opened at Theatre For The New City and had a six week run. My latest play, 'The Window' is slated for The Rave festival at The Soho Rep in NYC.

     I have been a Producer and Editor in Television, CBS News, MTV, Ovations and Lifetime.

     I hold an MFA in Screenwriting from Hollins University. I am working on finishing my Master's degree in Playwriting from Queens College, where I am a professor of Creative writing. I am currently a Professor of Screenwriting and Film Adaptation at The School Of Visual Arts. 



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