BY Jim Cosgrove
October 31 - November 6, 1999 Issue | Posted 10/31/99 at 1:00 PM
‘The best preparation I had was an undergraduate degree from the Great Books program at Magdalen College in New Hampshire.
‘The liberal arts and especially philosophy gave me a sense of story and universal themes which is definitely a head start for a writer in any genre.
“On top of that, I have an MA from Northwestern University in film and television with an emphasis in screenwriting.
I was the director of development for Paulist Productions for two years. … I co-created a children's live action series currently being developed by Paulist, and am a consultant on a network midseason replacement series starring Joan Cusak.
“My own screenplay on the spiritual journey of Emily Dickinson was optioned by Reel Life Women Productions of Bel Air. It's currently making its way around the studios. For two years I was a reader for the Humanitas Prize (the “Pulitzer Prize” of screenwriting) and the coordinator of Open Call, a fellowship and networking organization of Christians in the entertainment industry.”
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