Projects

Children's Stories

MI & Two

This story is about a day in the life of an English bulldog named Two. Two likes to go for his morning car ride to the park where he plays with his friends. He enjoys sun bathing, smelling the flowers in his garden and going to the market with his best friend Mi. Two likes to play with the children of the neighborhood but they tire him out. Two enjoys sitting at his window and watch the birds fly; at times he even falls asleep at the window. Two likes to play with his two best friends Misty & Max, the squirrels. At bed time Two likes Mi to read his favorite bedtime story, he never gets tired of it. The book “Mi & Two” has now been published, click here for more information and to find out how to order it.

The Lake

This story is about friendship and how we as humans at times may take friends for granted. A boy always went to the lake when he had problems without knowing that the lake would understand and caress his feet with its’ cool water and always gave the boy peace. As the boy grew he paid less attention to the lake. The boy grows to be a man, moves away and doesn’t return to his home town until later in life. He goes to visit the lake because he recalls how good he always felt when he went to the lake. He is hurt and saddened because where the lake use to be a fountain with one cool stream is flowing.

The Secret Dam

This is a story about ecology.  An architect is going to build a shopping mall without knowing that under the ground is a beaver colony. One night Beverly the beaver visits the architect’s son and tells him that their homes will be destroyed if the construction goes on. The beaver wants to show the boy their home but the boy can’t breathe underwater so Beverly gives him a magic pill and the adventure begins.

The Incredible Henry

Henry is a baby Hippo who is very curious. Henry floats away on a giant Lilypad and ends up on the island of Chantal. The island is inhabited by little animal like people and the ruler is Zzia the Queen bee. Henry’s reason for landing on Chantal is that a big storm is headed their way and Henry saves the island when all the inhabitants hide under him until the storm passes. Henry and Zzia have a beautiful friendship.

The Grain of Sand

This story is about a talking grain of sand called “TIPPY”. Tippy gets lost in a storm and washes on a beach and a seven year old girl Melanie finds him. They befriend one another and she helps him find his way home. Melanie is the only one that can talk and see Tippy because if anyone else sees him, he turns into a normal grain of sand. The story is about friendship and says that no matter who or what we are friendship is important.

The Boy with the Golden Tooth

A couple in the Swiss Alps Oskie and Ceci can’t have any children and one night Oskie’s only tooth, which is golden falls out. He is sadden because that tooth made him unique in the village. Oskie places the tooth on his night table and when morning comes a child named Alby was sleeping on the night stand. Alby is smaller than all the children in the village but is strong and does wonderful things for all.

Books

The House of Clowns

Satire political book recounting my years as a City of Miami employee. Behind the scenes look at Miami politics.

Movie Treatments

Forever Friends

Script – Two young x-lovers find themselves after 25 years.

Plays

Las Amigas del Portal (in Spanish)

Two Latina women a Cuban and a Puerto Rican. Their friendship expands 40 years they met when Maria came from Cuba with her family and moved next door to Rosa and her family. Now in their 70s, widowed, they sit on their porch and reminisce about life, husbands, children, and grandchildren and critique people. Maria has trouble understanding that Maria is developing Alzheimer’s.

Pilots & First Episodes

Need a Push (Adult situation)

Stories depicting the pathos, comedy and tragedy of Gay men, women and straight. Strong Sexual Contents.

Executive Producer

Actively Speaking (Radio Show)

Radio show with guests discussing political issues.

Songs

Ruler of the Heavens

Gospel song

Screenplays

Romeo and Juliet Alive in New York

Romeo and Juliet are cloned back into the 1980s by a mad wizard from Verona. Comedy, drama.

Another Statistic

Screenplay – A married man does not want a divorce.

 The Other Spouse

Screenplay Love triangle between a married closet gay man, his wife and a young muscular Latino physical therapist.

Reality Shows

Glamour at Sea

Make-over show with no plastic surgery. Filmed aboard Celebrity Cruise ship as the ship sails to different ports of call.

Second Act

Provide a venue for people 50 years and up to sing. American Idol format.

Virtuoso

An American television talent contest to discover young musical prodigies that are presently attending some of the finest universities in the country.

Sitcoms

Backstairs at City Hall

Episodes about City employees and political figures of the City of Miami. Based on the book The House of Clowns.

The Widows of Manhattan

Comedy – Four women- a Cuban, Puerto Rican, Black and a Jew. They were best friends growing up in the Bronx. They got married and went their separate ways. After 40 years they meet again in the Bronx. Their dream was to always live in Manhattan. They move in together in Manhattan each bringing their ethnic culture, background and temper. Their judgmental snotty neighbor gave them issues the moment they moved in.

Havana on Sunset

Comedy-Drama – Three generations of women, The grandmother, daughter and granddaughter own the best Cuban restaurant in Los Angeles. The restaurant has become the meeting place for the older cubans that think they have the answer to stop Castro.

Miami Grill

Comedy- A family own bar-restaurant for fast food, where friends and strangers meet to discuss life, work and sexual encounters.

Services

  • Executive Producer
  • Books Author
  • Plays
  • Movie Treatments
  • Pilot & First Episodes
  • Song Writer
  • Sitcoms
  • Reality Shows

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