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SAMUEL BERNSTEIN c. 2018

 

 

 

 

Bobbies Girl

 

SAMUEL GARZA BERNSTEIN WORK

 

LATEST NEWS  May/June 2018 -- The WGA named me one of nine tv access project honorees. It's an amazing program. Hats off to the Inclusion and Equity staff and to Glen Mazzara, Eric Garcia, and Leo Chu. ǁ "Elephant & Castle" named Best Original Screenplay (London Independent Film Awards) and a Special Commendation (British Independent Film Awards). ǁ Gearing up for pilot season with two new original specs: "WWJD?" and "The Secret Life of Danny Rizik." ǁ The "Mr. Confidential" team is further developing the stage musical with music by David Snyder and my book and lyrics. ǁ Also working on a new musical adaptation that is a secret for now.

MINI BIO -- My mother was Mexican, though everyone pretended she was neither a Latina nor, in the horrible parlance of the time, a “wetback.” (That was the word my dad used after their non-divorce; it turns out they were never legally married.) My Jewish father came from a wealthy Texas family but embraced what he felt were worthy liberal causes—like brokering arms for the Palestinians when we lived in Egypt—as you do.... He hustled the family all over the world, occasionally on the lam, sometimes just for fun, in Cairo, Honolulu, Austin, Phoenix, Albuquerque, New York, Los Angeles, and Ft. Collins, Colorado. ǁ My career is eclectic, and I've worked in multiple tv genres, indie film, musical and non-musical theater, and have written three books. I'm an Anglophile, but not just for the good stuff. The embarrassing truth is that I also keep up with EastEnders and Coronation Street. ǁ I'm co-founder of Babyhead Productions with husband Ronald Shore. We have been together since 1994, were married in a non-legally binding ceremony performed by a rabbi in 1996, legally married in Canada in 2003, and then, for good measure, legally married again in the United States in 2013. We soon plan to explore the possibility of marrying again on other continents. ǁ I'm a CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate) to a fantastic foster kid, spent ten years heading a mentoring program for LAUSD high school writers, have facilitated rap groups for LGBTQ kids, and my husband and I are being held hostage by three incorrigible dachshunds. Send help.

AWARDS WGA 2018 Writers Access Program Honoree ǁ ELEPHANT & CASTLELondon Independent Film Award, Commendation British Independent Film Festival ǁ BOBBIE'S GIRL: GLAAD Nominee Best TV Film; Emmy Nomination Bernadette Peters; Advocate Top Ten Television Events of the Year ǁ LULU: eLit Silver Medal; Finalist: Int’l Book Award; Finalist: Next Generation Indie Award ǁ SILENT LIES: Houston Int’l Film Festival Gold; Charleston International Film Festival Silver ǁ MR. CONFIDENTIAL: (book) Hermes Best Non-Fiction; Foreword Book of the Year Finalist ǁ MR. CONFIDENTIAL: (stage musical) Anna Sosenko Trust Grant; NYMF Individual Performance ǁ UNCOMMON HEROES: American Library Association Stonewall Book Award

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