I'm a writer and lover of words and creative pursuits. I write (and publish) articles, an ongoing column (5+ years Gannett), dramatic and black humor screenplays, ad copy for any type of service/merchandise (print/radio/tv/videos). Freelancer for a number of years, member of the WGA, winner of awards, great interviewer... flexible. I live by deadlines and am dedicated to pleasing my employer and delivering interesting content with a creative twist. Many great references, on request. (resume) MARLA YOUNG email@example.com (831) 682-2946 JOURNALIST/WRITER/EDITOR: Years of Experience in various mediums including newspaper, business videos, lifestyle magazines. Contributor to ATLANTA Magazine, Southern Homes, among others. Managing Editor/Head Writer for MONTEREY BAY Magazine and the annual GUESTLIFE book placed in hotels. Columnist, Gannett Publications 2008 - 2016. Lifestyle Writer for Gannett Publications 2016, ongoing. Typically publish three articles a week. Served as a reader/judge for the Monterey County Film Commission’s Annual Screenwriting Competition for a number of years. Chaired the Competition and the culminating Screenwriting Day event. Judged entries in the 2016 NYC Midnight Madness short story writing competition. MARKETING & ADVERTISING: Copywriter for various advertising agencies; TV, Radio, Print. Numerous awards. FILM WRITER: A member of the Writer’s Guild of America, West and the Writer’s Guild of Canada, my film work includes: Profile For Murder, a LIFETIME MOVIE. Premiered April 5, 2013. Ranked third in viewership for the year. Challenge the Wind, Writer. A produced, family feature film. Finding Venus, a feature film represented by Stephanie Rogers, Manager. The Secrets They Bury, a feature film under option with Impronta Films, BBS. The Tin Man, drama, under contract with Spinning Owls Productions. Earthbound, drama, a Nicholl’s semi-finalist, in turnaround. Beyond Barbed Wire, Associate Producer. A PBS award-winning documentary. Boyhood Shadows, Associate Producer. An award-winning documentary that initiated two programs on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The documentary premiered nationally, June 26, 2013. The Gathering of the Clans, Writer/Associate Producer. An award-winning documentary, Atlanta, GA. AWARDS Many scripts have been award-winners in such prestigious competitions as The Academy Nicholl’s Fellowships, Creative World Awards and Fade-In Awards EDUCATION: BA in English with Writing Minor, Honors student. George Mason University, VA. Worked one-on-one with legendary novelists John Irving and the great, late John Gardner. Continuously learning through involvement in various Writer’s Seminars, both online and in-person.