Writing

Stemming from being a very early computer owner, many playwrights and screenwriters sought Marc to help with putting their works on a computer….and Marc would often find their errors. That led to frequent work as a script formatter and doctor. Eventually, Marc became a co-writer…and solo author.

It was Matthew Broderick and Dustin Hoffman who first encouraged Marc to write his own film projects, while working together on the set of Family Business. As a writer, Marc has co-authored both the stage musical and screenplay version of Love of a Lifetime; wrote the comedy-western screenplay, Don’t Call Me Cisco; co-wrote the police action-drama Blue Shirts; and co-wrote Hot Properties, a romantic comedy screenplay based on a play Marc directed, and he wrote the high-concept comedy, MegaBall$.

Marc has had several articles published in local newspapers, and in the Journal of Medical Education.  Marc had been a guest judge for the NY Filmmakers’ Festival for three years. For 15 years Marc has been researching material for a biography on his grandfather and his brother, the Viennese sculptors, Josef Josephu and Florian Josephu-Drouot; the biography is tentatively titled Brothers in Stone.  Marc has also been the co-editor of The Script, the newsletter of America’s oldest theatrical club, The Lambs, for almost twenty years.

Screencraft semi

June 16, 2015

I’m very happy to learn that my comedy film screenplay, MegaBall$, has moved up into the semi-finals of the 2015 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest, which many consider one of the top-1o competitions. The places it in the top 10% of more than 1,200 entries. The next step is the Top 20, then the 5 finalists and the winner. Fingers crossed!