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Bob Shayne

Email: bobshayne@att.net
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Bob Shayne – Partial Resume

 

AWARDS

 

 

GOTHAM IFP SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

winner NAOMI WEINSTEIN - PRIVATE EYE

 

 

WRITERS GUILD AWARD nomination, Best TV Movie

of the Year, RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES              

 

 

EDGAR AWARD nomination, Mystery Writers

of America, Best TV Mystery of the Year,

RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

 

 

          EDGAR AWARD nomination, Mystery Writers

          of America, "Ashes to Ashes" episode

          SIMON & SIMON

 

 

          GRAMMY nomination, Best Comedy Album                              RICHARD NIXON: PRISONER OF WATERGATE,                             David Frye

 

 

          EMMY for DINAH!, Best Variety-Talk Show

 

 

          EMMY for documentary DECISION TO DIE:

Teenage Suicide.

 


 

THE TEACHING YEARS

 

Fall 2007+ - Adjunct Professor, Chapman University Film School,

     teaching intermediate and advanced screenwriting

     workshops, TV writing workshops

 

June 2007 -  MFA in creative writing from

Spalding University, Louisville, KY

 

2006-07  -   Historical and Editorial Consultant –

Crime Television by Doug Snauffer

published by Praeger and

The Show Must Go On by Doug Snauffer,

published by McFarland.

 

Current/Recent –

 

    Writer - COLD CASE COWBOYS - currently being packaged by CAA

     Writer - HITCHCOCK (with Steven E. De Souza), under

         option to Tall Order Films

 

     Writer - THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (early draft)-Disney

              Feature Animation

 

Writer - ONCE A THIEF

Theatrical feature starring Pierce Brosnan, Fireworks Pictures, packaged by CAA

(in turnaround)

 

     2005 - Writer - The Search for Robert Rich, short story,

published in SHOW BUSINESS IS MURDER anthology,

Berkeley Books

 

2001+     - Instructor, screenwriting, TV writing, production

California Lutheran University

 

2001-2 -    Consulting Producer - BOY WITHOUT A NAME - TV movie

          Guideposts/Beth Polson Company, CBS;

MAKING IT BIG, TV movie, Lifetime

 

1997-'99- Visiting Professor - Newhouse School of Communications

Syracuse University: screenwriting, TV writing, TV/film production, film history, documentary

 

1999 - Associate Editor - Guideposts Magazine

 

1994-’97 - Teaching screenwriting, TV writing, film history

          UCLA Extension (1994-97) and

 

          NYU School of Continuing Education (summer 1997)

 

Previously:  


THE TV YEARS

 

     Creator-Writer-(sometime)Producer - 16 primetime network

TV pilots (comedy and drama) for NBC, CBS and ABC, six of which were shot, and two went to series.

 

Supervising Producer-Creator-Writer

               STAYING AFLOAT, 2-hour adventure comedy pilot/MOW

               starring Larry Hagman, TriStar TV, NBC

 

               P.S. I LUV U, mystery-comedy series starring                     Connie Sellecca and Greg Evigan, CBS

 

               WHIZ KIDS pilot and series, Universal/CBS

 

     Executive Producer-Creator-Writer

               THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, MOW/Pilot Starring                Margaret Colin, Michael Pennington, CBS

               (Nominated Best TV Movie of the Year by Writers                  Guild of America and Mystery Writers of America)

 

               DEATH & TAXES

Black comedy thriller, Showtime

 

               TOGETHER

               1/2-hour romantic comedy pilot,                                      starring Shelley Duvall and David Dukes

               Procter & Gamble/CBS

 

     Producer-writer

               COVER-UP series, starring Jennifer O’Neil and                 Jon-Erik Hexum, Fox/CBS

 

     Writer, 13 episodes SIMON & SIMON - Universal/CBS

               (Including Edgar Award nominated episode)

 

     Story Editor

               HART TO HART - Spelling/ABC

               EIGHT IS ENOUGH - Lorimar/ABC

 

     Episodes including:

               REMINGTON STEELE (multiple)- MTM/NBC

               MAGNUM P.I. (multiple) - Universal/CBS

               MURDER, SHE WROTE - Universal/CBS

               KNIGHT RIDER – Universal/NBC

               GOOD TIMES – Tandem/CBS

               CHICO AND THE MAN – Komack/NBC

               WELCOME BACK, KOTTER – Komack/ABC

and many others

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINE ARTICLES

 

     Writer - feature articles on film and entertainment for:

 

               New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure

               L.A. Times Sunday Calendar

               AARP Magazine

               Modern Maturity

               Guideposts

               TV Guide

               Hollywood Reporter

               Daily Variety

               Performing Arts

               Playbill

               Los Angeles Magazine

               The L.A. Free Press

 


NETWORK TV PILOTS

 

 

Creator-Writer-Consultant, STAYING AFLOAT, starring Larry Hagman, two-hour comedy-adventure MOW/pilot TriStar/NBC (series order)

 

Co-creator-Writer-Supervising Producer, P.S.I. LUV U (with Glen Larson) starring Connie Sellecca, mystery-comedy, CBS (ran one season)

 

Developed, SCHLOCK, TV pilot based on John Landis movie, NBC-TV

 

Writer-Executive Producer, TOBY PETERS MYSTERIES (MURDER AND MAE WEST), based on the books by Stuart Kaminsky, two-hour backdoor pilot script order, Jerry Weintraub Productions, CBS

 

Co-creator-Writer, P.S.I LOVE YOU (with Glen Larson), mystery-comedy, 20th/NBC

 

Co-writer (with Jurgen Wolff), Executive Producer, TWO GUNS, western adventure-comedy, two-hour backdoor pilot script order, Taft Entertainment, CBS

 

Co-writer (with William Devane), Producer, SAN MARINO MURDERS, mystery-thriller, two-hour backdoor pilot script order, Larry Thompson Organization, CBS

 

Creator-Writer-Executive Producer - NUN OF YOUR BUSINESS, mystery-comedy-drama, 90-minute pilot script, Jerry Weintraub Productions/CBS

 

Creator-Writer-Executive Producer, TOGETHER, half-hour romantic comedy pilot starring Shelley Duvall and David Dukes, Procter & Gamble Productions/CBS, based on the British series "No – Honestly"

 

Creator-Writer-Executive Producer, THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, (award-winning) two-hour mystery-comedy backdoor pilot, CBS

 

Creator, LOOKING FOR LOVE, comedy anthology, Universal/ABC-TV.

 

Co-creator-Writer-Producer (with Phil DeGuere), WHIZ KIDS, one-hour mystery-adventure pilot and series, Universal/CBS (ran one season)

 

Writer, BEN, HOLLY & THE BOYS, 90-minute mystery-adventure pilot script order, Thorpe-Blinn Productions, Viacom, ABC

 

Co-creator-Writer-Producer - Four 1/2 hour sitcom pilots for CBS:

 

   AT EASE - Paramount TV

   WE THE PEOPLE

   FATHER’S DAY

   CLASS OF ‘76

 

Education

MFA, Spalding University

Undergrad, UCLA

Expertise

Screen and TV writing, script editing, producing, journalism

Publications


 

Historical and Editorial Consultant –

Crime Television by Doug Snauffer

published by Praeger and

The Show Must Go On by Doug Snauffer

published by McFarland

 

Writer - The Search for Robert Rich, short story,

published in SHOW BUSINESS IS MURDER anthology,

Berkeley Books

 

 

Associate Editor - Guideposts Magazine

 

Writer - feature articles on film and entertainment for:

 

               New York Times Arts & Leisure

               L.A. Times Calendar

               AARP Magazine

               Modern Maturity

               Guideposts

               TV Guide

               Hollywood Reporter

               Daily Variety

               Performing Arts

               Playbill

               Los Angeles Magazine

               The L.A. Free Press

 

 

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