James M. Denton
Twitter: @James M Denton
Developing new TV and film ideas. Adapting existing projects for different mediums. Applying to new writing gigs through the International Screenwriters Association (ISA) Networking myself and my projects on social media and to anyone who will listen.
2023 “The Undoing” Short film
2022 “Life Is Not Always Easy” Quarterfinalist, Screencraft Screenwriting Competition
2022 “Life Is Not Always Easy” Quarterfinalist, Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards, Season 7
2018 "The Traveling Money Show" Capital Fund Screenplay Competition, May 2018
Original comedic feature places 64th on Hot 100 List.
2017 “The Decision” Short play, Produced by Playhouse on Park, Play in a Day Showcase, West Hartford, CT
Met actors and director for the first time.
Pitch meeting with actors and director.
Wrote script overnight.
Met with actors and director next day for script read through.
Follow up with actors and director during rehearsal.
Final meeting with actors and director before curtain the next night.
2017 “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Original dramatic feature places 47th on Hot 100 List.
2016 “Life Is Not Always Easy” Capital Fund Screenplay Competition
Original comedic feature places 52nd on Hot 100 List.
2012 Staged Reading “Battleground Malibu” Feature, Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT
Adapted an original feature screenplay “Battleground Malibu” into a play. Produced and directed for the stage, performed for the public. Participated in an audience Q & A. With Co-writer Rexford Cooley
2000 “Silicon City” Lou Crisly Productions
Wrote, and sold an original animated pilot “Silicon City.” Co-writer Rexford Cooley
2016 Great American Pitch fest, Burbank, CA
Attended classes designed to perfect pitching and advance my writing. Pitched my projects to several executives.
2023 “Untitled Three Camera Sitcom”
Developing with co-writer Rexford Cooley
2022 “Luscious Beach” Single camera series
A strait-laced cop teams up with an unemployed lifeguard to stop a sex trafficking organization in a seaside city.
2020 “Adam, Steve & Eve” Feature
Adam, a wealthy gay man, helps Steve, a working-class man, get his life back on track after his girlfriend delivers him life-altering news. Co-writer Rexford Cooley.
2019 “The Decision” Stage play
Expanded short play into a two-act full play.
2018 “The Traveling Money Show” Feature
A rich and famous actor is forced to travel the country, paying off people he may have wronged before he was rich and famous.
2011 “Life Is Not Always Easy” Feature
A silver-spooned millennial is forced out of his luxurious lifestyle by his frustrated parents lock up the mansion and leave town. Travis is forced to navigate the harsh realities of life, with help from a working-class couple.
2011 “Monkey Wrench” Feature
A man, the wrong target of mercenaries survives and races across Washington D.C. to foil a terrorist plot to destroy America from within.
2010 “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” Feature
The devil is in Georgia taking the souls of the wicked. An unfortunate incident puts a troubled teenage boy’s soul at risk. A guardian angel appears to protect him, until his true savior can be found.
2006 “Battleground Malibu” Feature
Two young professionals, sold the same Malibu property by a crooked realtor. Their attempts to live together fail after realizing they aren’t compatible housemates. Each tries to force the other to move out through a series of pranks and stunts. Co-writer Rexford Cooley.
2003 “Fugitive Lawyers” Feature
The lawyers face off against and old foe determined to rebuild his criminal enterprise. Co-writer Rexford Cooley.
2001 “Vigilante Lawyers” Feature
Two lawyers take up arms to clear their names of murder and bring down a criminal enterprise. Co-writer Rexford Cooley.
More About me
In 1999, A keen interest in movies and television stirs my own creativity and ideas begin rolling around in my brain. I put pen to paper with a new twist on the action comedy and lawyer movie genre. I enlisted the help of my friend Rexford Cooley as a co-writer. We finished “Vigilante Lawyers” and wrote the follow up “Fugitive Lawyers” also, “Battleground Malibu” I have completed my own screenplays and continue to collaborate with Rexford. We have received actionable feedback on “Adam, Steve & Eve from various organizations like the Blacklist, Coverfly and various screenwriting competitions and made some of the changes recommended to us.
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