Acknowledgement

My acknowledgement and thanks to all who have somehow shaped my knowledge of film, television and the stage. Those listed on this page and those omitted. All the people that have provided me with information and knowledge either verbally or through some form of written work over the years. 

Without this input I would be clueless and unable to have an opinion on any of the issues about which I write on this website. Thank you too to all those with whom I have worked, collaborated or shared an educational experience.

I would especially like to acknowledge those whose names I have not listed below. This is a good opportunity to apologise for their omission – it has not been a deliberate oversight, just a lapse due to bad memory and admin.

Adam Coplan

Adam Gaines

Adam Sexton

Aine Greaney

Aisha Corpas

Akiva Goldsman

Al Adams Moreno

Alan Ball

Alan Rinzler

Alan Sepinwall

Alan Watt

Alberto Manguel

Alex Berger

Alex Bloom

Alex Epstein

Alex Kurtzman

Alexander Payne

Alfie Thompson

Alice Pope

Alijandra Mogilner

Allan Loeb

Allan Peterkin

Allen B. Ury

Alvaro Rodriguez

American Writers & Artists Institute

Amnon Buchbinder

Amy Cook

Ana Kronschnabl

Andrea Campbell

Andrea Hurst

Andrew McAleer

Andrew Niccol

Andy Tuohy

Angela Ackerman

Angela Bourassa 

Angela M. Hutchinson

Ann Baldwin

Ann Hood

Ann Mazer

Anne Bannon

Anne Lamott

Annie Proulx

Ansen Dibell

Anthony Friedmann

Anthony Grieco

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Q. Artis

Ariel Gore

Aristotle

Arthur Plotnik

Arthur Vincie

Auriel Douglas

Babaloo Mandel

Barbara Abercrombie

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Ph.D.

Barbara Baig

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Barnaby Conrad

Barri Evins

Barri Evins

Barry Hampe

Barry Levinson

Barry Turner

Becca Puglisi

Becky Martinez

Ben Affleck

Ben Sobieck

Bernard Mendiburu

Bethany Rooney

Beverly Gray

Bill Boyle

Bill Condon

Bill Laub

Bill O’Hanlon

Billy Mernit

Billy Ray

Blake Snyder

Blake Snyder

Blythe Camenson

Bob Berman

Bob Odenkirk

Bobbie O’Steen

Bobby Farrelly

Bonnie Friedman

Brad Bunnin

Brad Johnson

Brad Schreiber

Brad Wise

Brandon Royal

Bret Stern

Brian A. Klems

Brian Dzyak

Brian Herskowitz

Brian Kiteley

Brian McDonald

Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Posehn

Britton Perelman

Brooke A. Wharton

Bruce Block

Bruce Holland Rogers

Bruce Joel Rubin

Buck Houghton

Burges Johnson

Burr Steers

C. Hope Clark

Callie Khouri

Cameron Chapman

Camille Landau

Candace Kearns Reed

Carl Boggs

Carl King

Carla Iacovetti

Carlos De Abreu

Caro LaFever

Carol Rose

Carol S. Pearson

Carole Kirschner

Carole Lee Dean

Caroline Sharp

Carolyn Handler Miller

Carolyn Wheat

Carroll Hodge

Cassandra Eason

Catherine Ann Jones

Catherine Lanigan

Cathleen Rountree, PhD.

Chad Gervich

Charles Borg

Charles Kipps

Charles Poynton

Charles Wilkinson

Charlie Kaufman

Charlotte Cook

Cher Gorman

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Miller Thurston

Cheryl St. John

Chris Abbott

Chris Baty

Chris Gore

Chris Huntley

Chris Roerden

Chris Soth

Christie Taylor

Christina Baldwin

Christina Hamlett

Christina Katz

Christine Conradt

Christine Vachon

Christopher Hampton

Christopher J. Moore

Christopher Keane

Christopher Kenworthy

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Riley

Christopher Schiller

Christopher Vogler

Christopher Wehner

Christy Marx

Chuck Sambuchino

Chuck Wendig

Cindy Pearlman

Claudia Johnson

Clay Nichols

Clifford Thurlow

Clive Frayne

Constance Hale

Corey Mandell

Craig Batty

Craig Worsham

Cynthia Whitcomb

D. W. Brown

D.B. Gilles

D.P. Lyle

D.P. Lyle, MD

Dackeyia Q. Sterling

Dale Newton

Dan Decker

Dan Futterman

Dan Mirvish

Dan O’Bannon

Dan O’Shannon

Dan Poynter

Dan Rahmel

Dan Smith

Dana Singer

Dana Stevens

Daniel Arijon

Daniel Calvisi

Daniel Cooney

Daniel Manus

Daniel Manus

Daniel P. Calvisi

Daniel Snyder

Daniel Yankelevits

Dara Marks

Darin Scott

Daryl G. Nickens

Dave Berg

Dave Eggers

Dave Trottier 

David Cole

David Cross

David Freedman

David Freeman

David Freeman

David Garrett

David Grambs

David Hare

David Howard

David K Irving

David L. Carroll

David Landau

David Mamet

David Misch

David O. Russell

David O’Selznick

David Rensin

David S. Goyer

David Seidler

David Seltzer

David Silverman

David Stump

David Trottier

David Wilton

David Worth

Deborah Pearlman

Deborah S. Patz

Deborah Todd

Deke Simon

Dennis O’Neil

Dennis Palumbo

Denny M. Flinn

Derek Rydall

Devin Watson

Devin Watson

Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein

Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein

Diablo Cody

Diana Ossana

Diane Drake

Diane Lake

Diane O’Bannon

Dianne Jacob

Dina Appleton

Dinah Perez

Diz White

DMA/Donna Michelle Anderson

Doe Mayer

Don Prues

Donald H. Hewitt

Donald Maass

Donald Miller

Donie Nelson

Donna Dannenfelser

Dorothy Fadiman

Doug Richardson

Doug Richardson

Douglas J. Eboch

Douglas King

Dov S-S Simens

Dr. Donna Dannenfelser

Drew Yanno

Drew Yanno

Duncan Tucker

Dustin Lance Black

E.B. White

E.K. Prescott

E.K. Prescott, Ph.D.

Ed Gaskell

Ed Lantz

Ed Solomon

Edmond Levy

Edward Albee

Edward Jay Whetmore

Edward Pincus

Edward Werz

Edwin Cannistraci

Elaine May

Elaura Niles

Elizabeth Benedict

Elizabeth Kushman

Elizabeth Lyon

Elizabeth Maynard Schaefer

Elizabeth Sims

Elizabeth Sims

Ellen Besen

Ellen Potter

Ellen R. Shapiro

Ellen Sandler

Ephraim Katz

Eric Edson

Eric Haywood 

Eric Maisel

Eric Roth

Erica Byrne

Erik Bork

Erik Bork

Ernest Pintoff

Ethan Coen

Eugene Ehrlich

Evan Marshall

Evan Smith

Evan Smith

Eve Light Honthaner

Ezra Werb

Felim MacDermott

Flint Dille

Fran Harris

Francine Prose

Frank Darabont

Frank Hauser

Franklin Ajaye

Fred Rosen

Fred White

Fred Yager

Frederic T. Dray

Frederick Busch

Frederick Levy

G. Miki Hayden

Gabriela Pereira

Gabriele Rico

Gael Chandler

Gael Chandler

Gail Resnik

Gare Cline

Garrison Keilor

Gary Blake

Gary Garrison

Gary Goldstein

Gary Schumer

Gato Scatena

Gemini Adams

Gene Del Vecchio

Gene Perret

Genevieve Jolliffe

Geoff Harris

George Clooney

George Polti

George Singleton

George Stevens Jr.

George Yanok

Gerald Peary

Gerard Bianco

Gerry Visco

Gianni Guadalupi

Gil Bettman

Gillian Hanson

Glenn M. Benest

Gloria Kempton

Gordon Napier

Gotham Writers’ Workshop

Grant Heslov

Greg DePaul

Greg Fallis

Greg Gertmenian and Jason Scoggins

Gregory G. Sarno

Gregory Goodell

Guillermo Arriaga

Guy Gallo

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Magar

Guy Ritchie

Hal Ackerman

Hal Ackerman

Hal Zina Bennett

Hallie Ephron

Hans Biedermann

Hans Tobeason

Hayley McKenzie 

Heather Hale

Heather Sellers

Heidi Hornbacher

Helen Jacey

Hester Schell

Hillary Stamm

Hillis R. Cole

Horror Writers Association

Houston Howard

Howard Blumenthal

Howard Fine

Howard Gluss

Howard Meibach

Howard Suber

I.J. Schecter

Ian Gurvitz

Ira Progoff

Irene Goodman

Irv Bauer

Irwin R. Blacker

Isaac Stambaugh

Ivan Cury

J.J. Murphy

J.T. Clark

Jack Bickham

Jack Heffron

Jack Rothman

Jacob Krueger

Jaime Clarke

James Alexander Thom

James B. Kobak

James Bonnet

James Hull

James L. Brooks

James Mottram

James N. Frey

James O. Fraioli

James P. Mercurio

James Robert Parish

James Schamus

James Scott Bell

James V. Smith

Jamie Callan

Jamie Thompson Stern

Jan Yager

Jane Friedman

Jane K. Cleland

Janet Evanovich

Janet Neipris

Janice Hardy

Janis Bell

Jason E. Squire

Jason Reitman

Jason Rekulak

Jay Cocks

Jay Douglas

Jay Miles

Jean Ann Wright

Jean Stine

Jeane Bowerman

Jeanne Simon

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman

Jed Dannenbaum

Jeff B Coehn

Jeff Baena

Jeff Bollow

Jeff Dowd

Jeff Gomez

Jeff Herman

Jeff Kitchen

Jeff Leisawitz

Jeff Lyons

Jeff Nathanson

Jeff Rush

Jeffrey Alan Schechter

Jeffrey Berman

Jeffrey Caine

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey Hirschberg

Jeffrey Michael Bays

Jeffrey Reddick

Jeffrey Scott

Jen Grisanti

Jenna Avery

Jenna Milly

Jennie Jarvis

Jennifer Bayse Sander

Jennifer Dornbush

Jennifer Kenning

Jennifer Lerch

Jennifer S. Wilkov

Jennifer Traig

Jennifer van Bergen

Jennifer Van Sijll

Jenny M. Jones

Jeremy Casper

Jeremy Juuso

Jeremy Robinson

Jerome Courshon

Jerry Seinfeld

Jesse Israel

Jessica Millis

Jessica Morrell

Jessica Sitomer

Jill Chamberlain

Jill Dearman

Jim Hull

Jim Mercurio

Jim Uhls

Jim Vines

Jimmy Diggs

JM Evenson

Jo Stephens

Joan Wilen

Joan Erskine

Joe Aaron

Joe Eszterhas

Joe Feiertag

Joe Gilford

Joe Leydon

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

John August

John Badham

John Brownlow

John Bucher

John C. Richards

John Gaspard

John Hamburg

John Jarrell

John Muir

John Pierson

John Robert Marlow

John Russo

John Sayles

John Schimmel

John Scott Lewinski

John Shore

John Trigonis

John Truby

John Vorhaus

John W. Cones

John Warner

John Wood

John Yorke

Jolyn Jani

Jon Fitzgerald

Jon James Miller

Jon M. Garon

Jon Macks

Jon P. Fine

Jon Winokur

Jonathan Dorf

Jonathan Hensleigh

Jonathan Kesselman

Jonathan Koch

Jonathan Leigh Solomon

Jonathan Treisman

Jordan E. Rosenfeld

Jose Rivera

José Silerio

Josef Steiff

Joseph Campbell

Joseph R. Paglino

Joseph V. Mascelli

Josh Friedman

Joshua A. Friedman

Joss Whedon

Joyce and Jim Lavene

Joyce Hart

Judd Apatow

Judith H. Haag

Judith Searle

Judith Weston

Judith Weston

Judy Carter

Judy Reeves

Jule Selbo

Julia Cameron

Julian Fellowes

Julian Hoxter

Julie Gray

Julie Marsh Nelson

June Casagrande

Jurgen Wolff

K Callan

K.M. Weiland

Kam Miller

Karen Benke

Karen Sullivan

Karen Weisner

Karl Beckson

Karl Iglesias

Karol Griffiths

Kate Alexander

Kate Travers

Kate Wright

Katherine A. Herbert

Kathie Fong Yoneda

Kathleen Adams

Kathleen Finneran

Kathryn Knowlton

Kathy Berardi

Katrina Allen

Katy McCaffrey

Keith Fenimore

Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Giglio

Kelly James-Enger

Kelly Nickell

Ken Atchity

Ken Dancyger

Ken Levine

Ken Miyamoto

Ken Nolan

Ken Rotcop

Ken Smith

Kenneth J. Atchity

Kenneth Lonergan

Kevin Arkadie

Kevin Cleary

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smokler

Kim Adelman

Kim Hudson

Kristin Nelson

Kristopher White

Lajos Egri

Lane Shefter Bishop

Larry Beinhart

Larry Brody

Larry Brooks

Larry McMurtry

Larry Zerner ESQ

Laura J. Shapiro

Laurent Tirard

Laurie Alberts

Laurie Lamson

Laurie Rozakis

Laurie Scheer

Lawrence Turman

Lee Goldberg

Lee Jessup

Lee Lofland

Leigh Michaels

Leo Sardarian

Les Edgerton

Lew Hunter

Linda Aronson

Linda Formichelli

Linda J. Cowgill

Linda Joy Myers

Linda N. Edelstein

Linda Obst

Linda Seger

Linda Voorhees

Lisa Alden

Lisa Cholodenko

Lisa Dethridge

Lisa Garrigues

Lisa McFadden

Liza N. Burby

Lloyd Kaufman

Logan & Noah Miller

Lois Daniel

Lou Harry

Lou Willett Stanek

Louise Levison

Lowell Ganz

Luc Reid

Lucia Capacchione

Lucienne Diver

Lucy V Hay 

Lucynda Storey

Lydia Wilen

Lynn Grant Beck

Lynn Price

Lynne Truss

Madeline DiMaggio

Manny Fonseca

Marc and Elaine Zicree

Marc Hernandez

Marc McCutcheon

Marcie Begleiter

Maria Veloso

Marian Batavier

Marilyn Beker

Marilyn Horowitz

Marilyn Horowitz

Marilyn Horowitz

Marilyn R. Atlas

Marilyn Webber

Mario O. Moreno

Marisa D’Vari

Mark Boal

Mark Evan Schwartz

Mark Litwak

Mark Litwak

Mark Sanderson

Mark Scherzer

Mark Simon

Mark Steven Bosko

Mark Stolaroff

Mark Travis

Marsha McCreadie

Marshal J. Cook

Marshall Herskovitz

Martha Alderson, M.A.

Martie Cook

Martin Roth

Martin Scorsese

Martin Shapiro

Marx H Pyle

Mary Cole

Mary Krell-Oishi

Mary Lou Belli

Mary Trainor-Brigham

Matt Damon

Matt R. Lohr

Matt Stuecken

Matthew Kalil

Matthew Ricketson

Matthew Webb

Maureen Ryan

Mauro V. Corvasce

Max Adams

Mel Helitzer

Melanie Ann Phillips

Michael A. Garcia

Michael Arndt

Michael Bamberger

Michael C. Donaldson

Michael Chase Walker

Michael Dougherty

Michael Elliot

Michael Ferris

Michael Fry

Michael H. Weber

Michael Haddad

Michael Halperin

Michael Hauge

Michael Hauge

Michael Knost

Michael Larsen

Michael Lee

Michael Lee

Michael Lent

Michael Meanwell

Michael Newton

Michael Rabiger

Michael Ray Brown

Michael Rogan

Michael Slone

Michael Strumpf

Michael Tabb

Michael Tierno

Michael W. Dean

Michael Wiese

Michele Wallerstein

Michele Wallerstein

Michelle Richmond

Michelle Ruberg

Micki Grover

Mignon Fogarty

Mike Bent

Mike Chinn

Mike Figgis

Mike Leigh

Mike Sargent

Milton E. Polsky

Mindi White

Miranda J Banks

Miranda Sajdak

Mitch Paradise

Moira Allen

Monica Wood

Monika Skerbelis

Morrie Warshawski

Mylo Carbia

Myrl A. Schreibman

Mystery Man

Nance Rosen

Nancy Ellen Dodd

Nancy Kress

Nancy Rainford

Natalie Goldberg

Neal Marshall Stevens

Neil Landau

Neil Simon

Neill D. Hicks

Nia Vardalos

Nicholas Proferes

Nick Hornby

Nick Kazan

Nicole Holofcener

Nikki Moustaki

Noah Baumbach

Noah Lukeman

Nora Ephron

Oliver Stone

Orson Scott Card

Oscar Collier

Paddy Chayefsky

Pamela Douglas

Pamela Jaye Smith

Pamela Rice Hahn

Pat P. Miller

Pat Verducci

Patricia Highsmith

Patti Bellantoni

Paul Argentini

Paul Attanasio

Paul Auster

Paul Chitlik

Paul Feig

Paul Greengrass

Paul Guay

Paul Gulino

Paul Haggis

Paul J. Salamoff

Paul Mason

Paul McFedries

Paul Peditto

Paul Raymond Martin

Paul Robert Herman

Paul Ruven

Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Weitz

Paula Munier

Pen Densham

Penelope J. Stokes

Penny Penniston

Pete Letz

Peter Biskind

Peter Bowerman

Peter Desberg

Peter Dunne

Peter Engel

Peter Farrelly

Peter Hanson

Peter Hedges

Peter Kent

Peter Lescourt

Peter Marshall

Peter Morgan

Peter Nowalk

Peter Rea

Peter Rubie

Peter Russell

Peter Tolan

Peter W. Smith

Phil Alden Robinson

Phil Hall

Phil Sexton

Philip Athans

Philippa Burgess

Phill Jones

Pierce Gardner

Pilar Alessandra

Preston Sturges

Quentin Tarantino

R.W. Jackson

Rachel Ballon

Rachelle Gardner

Ralph Keyes

Ralph Rosenblum

Ralph S. Singleton

Randall Frakes

Randall Wallace

Ray Bradbury

Ray Morton

Raymond Obstfeld

Rebecca McClanahan

Rebecca Norris

Rebecca Vinyard

Reed Martin

Rib Davis

Richard A. Lanham

Richard Curtis

Richard D Pepperman

Richard Krevolin

Richard Lederer

Richard Linklater

Richard Michaels Stefanik

Richard Rickitt

Richard W. Slatta

Richard Walter

Rick Schmidt

Ricky Gervais

Rima Greer

Rita Clay Estrada

Rita Lakin

Riza Williams

Rob Ryder

Rob Tobin

Robert Ben Garant

Robert Boris

Robert Brewer

Robert Del Valle

Robert Denton Bryant

Robert Flaxman

Robert Grant

Robert J. Koster

Robert J. Ray

Robert Joseph Ray

Robert Latham Brown

Robert Lawrence Holt

Robert Mark Kamen

Robert McKee

Robert Nelson Jacobs

Robert Olen Butler

Robert Piluso

Robert Rodriguez

Robert Towne

Robert W. Bly

Roberta Marie Munroe

Roberto Orci

Robin Hayes

Robin Hemley

Robin Houghton

Robin Russin

Robin Swicord

Robin U. Russin

Roger A. Hall

Roger S. H. Schulman

Ron Armstrong

Ron Rozelle

Ron Suppa

Rona Edwards

Rona Edwards & Monika Skerbelis

Ronald B. Tobias

Ronald Dean Nolan

Ross Brown

Russell Nohelty

Rust Hills

Ruth Atkinson

Ruth Folit

Sable Jak

Salva Rubio

Sam O’Steen

Sammy Montana

Sandra Scofield

Sandy Frank

Sara C. Caldwell

Sarah Beach

Sarah Domet

Sarah Jane Sloane

Sarah Mlynowski

Sarah Newman

Sarah Parsons Zackheim

Scott Alexander

Scott Billups

Scott Dikkers

Scott Eagan

Scott Edelstein

Scott Essman

Scott Frank

Scott Myers

Scott Neustadter

Scott Rosenberg

Scott Rubenstein

Scott Sedita

Scott Trost

Scott Winfield Sublett

Sean P. Mactire

Sergeant Chris Canales

Serita Stevens

Seth Harwood

Seth Rogen

Sexton Burke

Sgt. Derek Pacifico

Shannon Muir

Sharlene Martin

Sharon Badal

Sharon Waxman

Shawn Coyne

Shawn Tolleson

Sheila Bender

Sheila Curran Bernard

Sheldon Bull

Sheldon Turner

Sheree Bykofsky

Sherry Ellis

Shirley Kawa-Jump

Sidney Lumet

Simon Beaufoy

Simon Kinberg

Simone Bartesaghi

Skip Press

Sol Stein

Stacey Parks

Stanley D. Williams

Stephan Vladimir Bugaj

Stephanie Harrison

Stephanie Palmer

Stephanie Zacharek

Stephen Bennett

Stephen Berger

Stephen D. Glazier

Stephen Follows

Stephen King

Stephen Schiff

Stephen Wilbers

Sterling Anderson

Steve Clements

Steve Cuden

Steve Duncan

Steve Kaire

Steve Kaplan

Steve Longi

Steven Arvanites

Steven Ascher

Steven Barnes

Steven D. Katz

Steven Frank

Steven James

Steven Pressfield

Steven Prigge

Steven Zaillian

Stewart Farquhar

Stu Maschwitz

Stuart Beattie

Stuart Blumberg

Stuart Horwitz

Stuart Spencer

Stuart Voytilla

Sue Grafton

Sue Viders

Susan Bell

Susan Kouguell

Susan Merson

Susan Reynolds

Susannah Grant

Susie Bright

Syd Field

T.L. Katahn

Tad Crawford

Tahl Raz

Takesha D. Powell

Tamara Jenkins

Tami D. Cowden

Tanya York

Tara Bennett

Tayopa Mogilner

Ted Griffin

Terry George

Terry Gilliam

Terry Jones

Terry Rossio

The Brothers Heimberg

The New York Writer’s Workshop

The Unknown Screenwriter

The Writers Store

Theodore A. Rees Cheney

Thomas A. Crowell

Thomas A. Ohanian

Thomas Lennon

Thomas Richter

Thomas Sawyer

Tim Beyers

Tim Federle

Tim Long 

Tim Minear

Tim Morell

Timothy Cooper

Timothy Cooper

Timothy Paul Garrand

Todd A. Stone

Todd Field

Todd Garner

Todd Klick

Tom Benedek

Tom Chiarella

Tom Dowd

Tom Hart

Tom Kane

Tom Lazarus

Tom Malloy

Tom Perrotta

Tom Stoppard

Tony Bill

Tony Gilroy

Tony Grisoni

Tony Jeary

Tony Kushner

Tony Lee Moral

Tony Levelle

Tonya Evans-Walls

Tracey E. Dils

Tracy McMillan

Troy DeVolld

Troy Lanier

Turan Ali

Tyler Weaver

Valerie Kalfrin

Vendela Vida

Vicki Peterson

Victoria Foster

Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Victoria Wisdom

Vikas Swarup

Viki King

Vincent Rocca

W. L. Davis Jr.

Walter Murch

Wendy Burt-Thomas

Wendy DeSpain

Wendy Kram

Wes Anderson

Will Francis

William ‘Bill’ Mernit

William Broyles Jr.

William C Martell

William Dickerson

William F. Nolan

William Friedkin

William Goldman

William Hutchings

William Indick

William Knowlton Zinsser

William M Akers

William Missouri Downs

William Noble

William Packard

William Rabkin

William Strunk, Jr.

William Zinsser

Writer’s Digest Books

Yvonne Tasker

Zach Helm

Zachary Petit

Zachary Sklar

 

 

I will do my best to update this list from time to time.

R