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Meet John Madormo

John Madormo, a Chicago area screenwriter, author, and college professor, has created a body of work that has attracted the attention of motion picture producers and publishers. John has sold a family comedy screenplay to a Los Angeles production company, is the author of a mystery series with a major New York publisher, and was recently named the Grand Prize winner of a national writing competition.

Here are just a few of his accomplishments:

- John is the author of a four-book series with Penguin Books for Young Readers. The middle-grade mystery series, "Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire," is a tale of a 12-year-old private detective who sets up shop in his parents' garage and solves cases for fellow sixth-grade classmates. The debut novel, "The Homemade Stuffing Caper," was released in May, 2012. The sequel, "The Camp Phoenix Caper," was released in February, 2013. Book #3, "The Copycat Caper," hit bookstore shelves in  2014, and Book #4, "The Buried Treasure Caper" debuted in 2017.

- John sold a family comedy screenplay, "Coach Dracula," to Dog & Rooster Productions, Studio City, CA. (Sheri Bryant will produce; Greg Aronowitz will direct).  The film is currently in pre-production.

- He optioned a family comedy screenplay, "Two-Faced," to Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond") Enterprises. Ms. Roberts and her manager-son,  Michael Cannata, held the rights for 3 years.

- John Madormo completed a screenplay adaptation of the middle grade novel,  "The Ghost of Lizard Light" by Elvira Woodruff, for Flatiron Films (producers of the  2000 release, "Pay It Forward," starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt).

- John is also the author of "The Adventures of Rutherford, Canine Comic," the story of a basset hound who dreams of becoming a faithful and fearless watchdog, but who must settle for the life of a stand-up comedian.  The first book in the series will debut in the summer of 2019, and will be published by Zumaya Publications.

- He also signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press (Adams Basin, NY) for a young adult novel titled, “The Summer of Guinevere.” The book was released in April, 2019.  This is the story of a shy, inexperienced high school teen who has never had the courage to ask a girl on a date.  This all changes when he accompanies his father to rural Pennsylvania for the funeral of his grandmother.  While there, he experiences "The Summer of Guinevere," his first meaningful relationship.

John has placed in the following screenwriting competitions:

- Grand Prize winner in the Reno Film Festival Best Synopsis Contest, and received First Place Award for Best Family Film Synopsis ("Paulie Perkins, P.I.")

- First Place winner for Best Family Film Synopsis at the Reno Film Festival for Best Synopsis Contest ("Dream Machine").

- Top 10 finalist in the BenderSpink Open Door Screenwriting Contest ("Paulie Perkins, P.I.)

- Finalist in the  StoryPros Award Screenplay Contest ("Paulie Perkins, P.I.")

- 2nd Place in the Comedy Division at the Chicago Screenwriters Network  Midwest Screenwriting Contest ("The Boys' Club")

- Top Ten Finalist in the Movie Script Contest Golden Brad Awards ("The Boys' Club")

- Semi-Finalist in the  Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition ("The Boys' Club")

- Finalist in the International Writing Competition ("Kid Comedy")

John has also entered into option agreements with the following production companies:

Paulette Breen Productions
 Flatiron Films
 Rearguard Productions
 Bonnie Raskin Productions
 Anton Communications
 Awesome Entertainment
 Brainstorm Media
 Doris Roberts Enterprises
 Dog & Rooster Productions

And he is represented by the following agents: 

Garry Dinnerman
Literary Agent (screenplays)
Beverly Grant Associates
P.O. Box 550807
Atlanta, GA 30355
[email protected]

Nicholas Ellison

Literary Agent (manuscripts)
The Nicholas Ellison Agency
92 Mather Road
Stamford, CT 06903
[email protected]

Having taught screenwriting courses at the collegiate level for more than three decades, John provides professional screenplay proofreading, copy editing, and script formatting services to aspiring screenwriters, whether they are first putting pen to paper, or wish to polish a completed screenplay.

You can read more about John's writing projects at .

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