A multi-decade broadcast and print journalist turned PR pro, CJ branched out a few years ago into the long-form literary world with the publication of HURRICANE RON (a 2015 Crime Fiction Lover "Ten to Taste" and Acclaimed Books’ “People’s Choice”). He was later approached to adapt the novel into a screenplay as a vehicle for a well-known actor (HURRICANE RON: GANG OF ONE). That endeavor is in the top 6% of Coverfly's discoverable projects and was on their Red List for several months running. HR:GO is a Top 10, in the Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay Competition Summer 2022, Quarterfinalist in The Script Lab - TSL Free Screenplay Contest 2022, Quarterfinalist in the WeScreenplay Feature Contest 2022, Quarterfinalist in the Emerging Screenwriters - Genre Screenplay Competition 2022, Quarterfinalist in the Fresh Voices 12th Annual (2021-22), Semifinalist in the StoryPros International Screenplay Contest 15th Annual - 2021, Quarterfinalist in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition (2022), and Semifinalist in the Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards (2022)
CJ also collaborated with longtime friend and playwright Kevin Renshaw on "CECIL'S WOODS," a feature-length absurdist comedy about an orphan living amongst unique animals on a densely wooded highway median, which recently won the Stage32 Feature Screenplay Fellowship contest and made it to the finals at Catalina, Ojai, and Animalis Fabula Film Festivals, March Grand Winner at Vancouver Bridge Fest, and semifinals in the 14th Annual StoryPro, Filmmatic & Scriptation, and Sidewalk Fest screenplay competitions.
CJ is currently working on a prehistoric horror, LGBTQ teen drama, and is working with Kevin on a buddy action comedy.
Writer currently has no listed scripts.
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