wcmartell

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Screenwriter
Location Studio City, California, United States
Introduction I've written 19 films that were carelessly slapped onto celluloid: 3 for HBO, 2 for Showtime, 2 for USA Net, and a whole bunch of CineMax Originals (which is what happens when an HBO movie goes really, really wrong). I've been on some film festival juries, including Raindance in London (four times - once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright). Roger Ebert talked about me with Gene Siskel on his 1997 "If We Picked The Winners" Oscar show. I'm quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book "The Way Hollywood tells It". My USA Net flick HARD EVIDENCE was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film Something To Talk About and out-rented it in the USA. I've also written a whole bunch of theatrical projects that never got made (I got paid) and was stupid enough to actually *turn down* the job of adapting Dan Brown's ANGELS & DEMONS. On the personal side - I'm single and fat and 6 foot 4 inches tall. Like dogs, hate cats.
Why is the blog called Sex In A Submarine?
Interests Movies, mystery novels, old pulp magazines, bike riding, going to film festivals on other people's dime, obscure crime & noir flicks from the 30s, 40s, 50s.
Favorite Movies Point Blank, Ipcress File, Deliverance, Amarcord, Notorious, Out Of The Past, In a Lonely Place... and hundreds of others!