of Louis L’Amour Enterprises
- Product Concept Development (the creation of products), Ghost Writing
(when necessary I have been Louis L’Amour), Editing (everything
from commas to rewriting on 9 books of short stories, 6 novels,
1 non-fiction), Art Direction (cover art), and Marketing (designed
marketing and ad campaigns). Created or approved all products and packaging distributed under
the L’Amour name through Random House Publishing 1988 thru today. In this time sales amounted to approximately
100 million books (300 million books sold since 1955), 3.5 million
audio tapes and CDs, with 4 “top 15” NY Times best-selling short
and Co-Owner of louislamour.com
- An interactive and retail web-site selling over 300 products.
- Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures, a subscription site of L’Amour’s many articles, unpublished stories, notes, journals, correspondence and unfinished stories.
- Louis L’Amour Great Adventure, a guided tour through the stories, characters and times of Louis L’Amour’s work in the adventure genre.
“The Diamond of Jeru” a two hour movie for USA Network.
Starring Billy Zane and Keith Carradine. Filmed Queensland, Australia, spring 2001.
“Shaughnessy” a two hour Series Pilot in partnership with Hill/Fields
Productions for CBS. Starring
Matt Settle, Linda Koslowski, and Bo Hopkins.
Written by Bill Blinn (Roots, Brian’s Song) Filmed in northern
California in 1998.
Supervising Producer of all L’Amour Audio Programs since 1986 (over
70 as of Jan 2001). These
are produced in “old time” radio drama style with a complete script
adaptation, large cast of actors, specially created sound effects,
- Writer/Director of several shows, and writer or rewrites on more
than 20. Including “Son of a Wanted Man” a 2 1/2 hour dramatized adaptation of the novel with a cast of 27, specially recorded 24 bit sound effects, and score by Composer Phil Shenale. You can find more info at sonofawantedman.com. Most recently, "The Diamond of Jeru" in the same format … still in production.
Monument Video Corporate Identity, Greg Manchess, Artist -- Certificate
of Merit at the 36th Annual Society of Illustrators Awards.
Art Director of over 250 Video, Book, and Cassette Tape covers with
award winning artists including Gregory Manchess, Gorden Crabbe,
and Mike Grell.
Most recently, a promotion to give away over a million books to
the US armed services.
Supervised the re-cutting, repackaging and national syndication
to over two hundred and fifty radio stations of “Louis L’Amour Theater,”
in 1993 and 1994. Re-released in 2001 on World Space Satellite’s
Imagination Theater and in North America by Transmedia, also Armed
with Dell Magazines
“The Louis L’Amour Western Magazine,” a bi-monthly magazine of new
western fiction. Supervised operations and editorial Jan. 1994
– Jan. 1996. Circulation
in Film Production
For Finnegan / Pinchuck – Finnegan Associates as Story
Analyst and then in production positions on the movies “Hoover,”
(Showtime 1985) “American Harvest,” (ABC 1986) “Babes in Toyland,”
(ABC 1986) and the TV series “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd”
For Symphony Pictures post
production troubleshooting on “Crosses on the Lawn” (CBS 1995).
For Casablanca Productions Art Direction on the “Volvo 740
Intercooler” ad campaign (national).
For Pegasus Group as Story Analyst and in production on the
movie “Shadow Riders,” (CBS 1982) and various industrial films.
Production Mixer on the Independent films, “Waiting to Act,” “Alone,”
Sound Effects recording and design on the Independent film, “The
Written un-produced film scripts for The Pegasus Group and
Developed projects with several production companies and for TNT
and Republic that did not come to fruition.
Worked with Academy Award winning writers John Briley and
BFA in Live Action Film from California Institute of the Arts, 1984. Alexander Mackendrick, Mentor.
Directors Master Class with Ted Post, UCLA.
Acting with Janet Alhanti, and Harry Mastergeorge, Los Angeles.
A great deal of listening to writers talk about what they do, the
best of whom were; Ray Bradbury, Irving Stone, Will Henry, Ann Maxwell,
Caroline See, Jean Auel, Shelby Foote, Jonathan and Faye Kellerman,
Frank McCourt, George Lucas, and Steven Ambrose.
Actor, played small parts in “The Walter Ego” written by
Scott Frank (Get Shorty, Minority Report) and Directed by John Putch,
and “Tricks” Written and Directed by Iris and Jim Klein.
Administered a Writing Internship program at UCLA, where
students were taught the skills of audio writing and allowed to
work on audioplays with our senior writers.
One student won a Audio Publishers Association award in 1994.
Teaching, Courses, Workshops, and Lectures on Dramatic
Writing, Film Making, and Media History - Santa Barbara City Collage
(1998), Colorado Collage School of Theater (1998, 2002,), North
Hollywood High School (2000), Colorado State University Colorado
Springs (2002), Ft. Lewis College (2003, 2004, 2005,) Western Institute
of Technology Taranaki, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2004). Southwest Writers Institute, featured guest, panelist (2005), Northern Arizona University (2008, 2009, 2010,).
Studied Diesel-Electric Submarine Design and Construction
at Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum, Bremerhaven, West Germany and with
Dr. Thomas Payne (Commander U.S.N. ret., and retired Director of
N.A.S.A.), Santa Monica, CA.
- Owner, Wild Oats Recording Studio and Mastering
- Partner in Mustang Service Center 1982
- 1984, a restoration garage for ‘60s vintage Ford automobiles.