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B. O'Malley - Not An Astronaut

Screenplay Readers’ founder B. O’Malley (Not an actual astronaut. Yet.) started his script reading career in 1994 reading and covering scripts for the literary agency Media Artists Group.  In 1997, he went to work for legendary B-movie maverick Roger Corman (Little Shop of Horrors, Death Race 2000, Rock and Roll High School), then in 1999 assembled a team of script development experts to launch SCREENPLAY READERS.

The mission: to provide constructive, objective script coverage that’s as close as possible to the real-world coverage a screenwriter would receive if they’d sent their script out to an agent, producer, or studio. 

Our team has worked for world-class agents, producers, studios, and talent. Here's just some of them:

Bad Robot (JJ Abrams), 1492 Pictures (Chris Columbus), Silver Pictures (Joel Silver), Deuce Three Productions (Curtis Hanson), Disney, Miramax, Dimension, CAA, Universal, Paramount, SyFy, Slamdance, Sundance, Warner Bros. Studios, William Morris, Roger Corman, Samuel Goldwyn Company, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Tribeca Film Festival, Hulu, Robert Evans Company, Fox Studios Bonafide Productions, Film Independent, Innovative Artists Agency, Red Varden Studios, Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Competition, Graham-Rozenweig Films, Heroes and Villains Entertainment, International Creative Management (ICM), London Screenwriter’s Festival, New Line, Blue Cat Screenplay Competition, Mark Gordon Company (Saving Private Ryan), MGM, Lifetime, Vin Di Bona Productions, Mashable, Buzzfeed, Nasser Entertainment, Page International Screenwriting Awards, Red Rover Films, Biograph, Silver Lake Film Festival, Downtown LA Film Festival, Silver/Bitela, Source Code, Spec Scout, Stage 32, Steve Guttenberg, The Firm, The Gersh Agency, Touchstone Television, Walden Media, Winkler Films, Yari Film Group

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Our Reader Roster
AKA The Rockstars Behind Screenplay Readers

  • reader tzTerri Z. (TZ) is Senior Vice President of Development for Gallagher Literary and Talent Management. She has been in script development for over 15 years and produced the award winning independent film El Camino, as well as worked on several other independent films. Favorite Films: Psycho, Jaws, The King’s Speech, A Civil Action, Rosemary’s Baby, Apollo 13, Field of Dreams, Wizard of Oz, Evil Dead, Grace and Frankie. Favorite genres: Horror-Thriller, Drama, Romantic Comedy/Dark Comedies

  • reader dl2D. M. Le (DL2) has worked as a reader for the talent and literary agencies ICM and Media Talent Group. She has an MFA in Screenwriting and teaches screenwriting and film analysis. Favorite films/shows: Spirited Away, The Royal Tenenbaums, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Lives of Others, Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mad Men, Daredevil, Black Mirror, The IT Crowd. Favorite genres: fantasy, dark comedy, character drama 

  • reader ctC. E. Tucker (CT) has a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting and worked for the producer of The Bucket List, Travis Know, as a story intern. His screenplay won the grand prize at last year’s Dallas Screenwriting Association’s Big Star competition. Favorite Films/Shows:  The Good The Bad and The Ugly, Toy Story, Knocked Up, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, My Cousin Vinny, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Blade Runner, October Sky, Cool Runnings. Favorite Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction. For his 1-on-1 Script Consultations, C.E. prefers Skype, or live text chat, as his speaking voice is very quiet, and Skype’s audio quality is far better than phone. 

  • reader bhBrian Hibbert (BH) holds a Masters in Screenwriting and currently has several TV and film projects in development with horror directing duo, the Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters, Extraterrestrial). Past writing projects have starred notable performers such as cult movie icon, James Duval (Doom Generation, Independence Day) and pop star / wonder prodigy, Ryn Weaver (Interscope Records). Favorite Movies: Performance, Suspiria, Black Swan, Trainspotting, Mulholland Drive, The Dreamers, Labyrinth, Akira, Noriko’s Dinner Table, Let The Right One In. Favorite Genres: Dark Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  • reader kdKrishna Devine (KD) is a published author, independent film writer and director and has worked for several companies in all areas of film ranging from writing, on-set production, post production, visual effects, distribution and development. Favorite Films: Blade Runner, Battle Royale, American Psycho, Shaun of the Dead, The Jerk, Wet Hot American Summer, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, Aliens. Favorite genres: Dark Comedy, Thriller, Horror

  • reader wsWilliam J. Stribling (WS) holds degrees from NYU in Film/TV Production and Dramatic Literature as well as a Masters in Screenwriting from Chapman University. Stribling’s films have played over 75 film festivals worldwide, garnering dozens of awards and nominations. He is the director of two feature films, most recently Bear with Us, which he also wrote (starring Christy Carlson Romano & Cheyenne Jackson, featuring Lea DeLaria, Alice Ripley, & Curtiss Cook). Favorite Films: 2001: A Space Odyssey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Brazil, Back to the Future, Edward Scissorhands, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Ocean’s Eleven, Bad Santa, Birdman. Favorite Genres: Comedy/Satire, Drama, Sci-Fi

  • reader jbJean Barker (JB) directed the Award-winning short film One More Day, starring John Heard and Adair Jameson. She recently signed her first feature film screenwriting deal and is writing a comic book set in South Africa in 2084. She creates commercials for replaycollective.com and has a webseries or two up her sleeve. Favorite Films: Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Truman Show, District 9, Amadeus, Nightcrawler, Dirty Pretty Things, True Romance, One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest, Dirty Dancing, Magnolia. Favorite genres: Genre-defying blends, Sci-Fi, Romantic Comedy, Thriller

  • Reader SDSteve Deering (SD) has provided analysis for a variety of major studio features and got his start in development as an intern for The Robert Evans Company (Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown).  A screenwriter himself, Steve has completed contracted studio assignments, along with polishes and rewrites.  Favorite Films: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Scream, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Versus, The Shining, Mirrormask, Citizen Kane, Donnie Darko, The Graduate. Favorite Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy.

  • Reader JRJason Rostovsky (JR) is an LA native writer and producer, with a B.A. in Screenwriting from Chapman University. He has worked in development at several high-profile production companies including Blumhouse Productions, Scott Free, and The Donners’ Company. Favorite Films: Dawn of the Dead, Pontypool, Cube, Suspiria, Rosemary’s Baby, Battle Royale, The Sweet Hereafter, Green Room, Alien, 10 Cloverfield Lane. Favorite Genres: Horror, Thriller, Dark Comedy, Sci-Fi.

  • reader srSam Robson (SR)  was extensively trained in story at Scenario LA, a literary management company run by a former literary agent who worked at a “top 5” agency who was responsible for Christopher Nolan’s career launch, a development executive at an Oscar nominated production company who worked with the likes of Ridley Scott, Steven Soderbergh, and Wolfgang Petersen, and a creative producer who was instrumental in the development of Men In Black. Favorite movies: The Departed, Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Training Day, Django Unchained, The Replacements, Any Given Sunday, Miracle, Old School, Inglorious Basterds. Favorite genres: Military/law enforcement thriller, drama, thriller, action, comedy.

  • reader lhLuke Harvis (LH) is a twice-produced screenwriter. His first film, The Diabolical, premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival where it was acquired for distribution and has shown domestically and internationally. His second feature Clinical is deep into post production and will be released soon as a Netflix Original. Favorite movies: Aliens, Halloween, Terminator 2, Candyman, Full Metal Jacket, Ravenous, Seven, Hellraiser, Chinatown, Unforgiven. Favorite genres: Horror, Thriller, Action, Mystery, Romantic Comedy.

  • reader jmcJuliet McDaniel (JMC) is a screenwriter and an educator with a focus on screenwriting and film history. Her romantic comedy QWERTY was given 3 out of 4 stars by the late world-class film critic Roger Ebert. Favorite Films: (in alphabetical order) The Apartment, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Chinatown, It (1927), Magnolia, Raising Arizona, The Royal Tenenbaums, Short Cuts, Sunset Blvd, Wings of Desire. Favorite Genres: Dark comedy, noir, indie dramas

  • reader bbBecky Bain (BB) has worked with Fox Digital Studios as creator and writer on several projects, including the half-hour TV comedy Bad Samaritans and web series Let’s Big Happy, for which she won a 2013 LA Web Fest Award for Outstanding Comedy Writing. Her work has also been produced by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Upright Citizens Brigade and Funny or Die. Favorite movies: Pulp Fiction, The Graduate, Trainspotting, Finding Nemo, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, E.T., Mad Max: Fury Road, West Side Story, Closer, Smiley Face. Favorite genres: Dark comedy, musicals, drama. ** Not available for Reader Requests, Extensive Script Notes, or 1-on-1 Script Consulting.

  • reader mg2Michelle Goode (MG2) has worked as a script consultant on the 50Kisses movie and for multiple independent production houses: The Nevada Film Office, London Screenwriters Festival, Underwire Festival, NYC Midnight, The Film Festival Guild, and New Writing South. She served Universal Film Magazine as a contributing editor and was one of the finalists in the Sir Peter Ustinov TV Scriptwriting initiative 2009.  Favorite films/Shows: In Your Eyes, Retreat, Boy Meets Girl, Twelve Monkeys, Stand By Me / Breaking Bad, Orange Is The New Black, Orphan Black, Waking The Dead,  Afterlife. Favorite genres: Thrillers, dramas and their sub-genres. ** Not available for Reader Requests, Extensive Script Notes, or 1-on-1 Script Consulting.

We only work with the best of the best…

Because we have a reputation for not pulling punches, we have over 1,200 regular clients who love us (and, as you might imagine, a few who hate us).   Screenwriters, agents, managers, producers, development execs, name indie directors, script festivals… we’ve provided script feedback for all sorts of creatives, execs, funding entities, and more.

And finally, Screenplay Readers is proud to be a part of the movement to keep film jobs in Los Angeles. Which is why we support keeping production jobs in Los Angeles and why our office is located smack dab in the heart of the film industry: Los Angeles, California.

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