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  Graham Flashner
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm a versatile entertainment and sports journalist with 10+ years experience, whose work has appeared in Emmy Magazine, Movies.com, Fandango.com, Filmmaker, SLAM, Creative Screenwriting, New York Magazine, Premiere, Movieline, GO Magazine, The Village Voice, Brentwood Magazine, and others. Skilled interviewer, outgoing personality who puts others at ease, and I've never missed a deadline.

I've written numerous profile pieces (including a Brentwood Magazine cover story on Billy Bob Thornton) of movie stars and pro athletes, and have written on a variety of topics on film, TV, pop music, sports, and lifestyle.

Looking to expand into travel as well, since it is a passion of mine.

On the film and TV side, I am a produced screenwriter and Emmy-nominated producer who's worked in TV movies, episodic series, and reality TV.

If you have a need for parody or satire, I have a great love of those genres as well.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 1 Year
Producer (television) 20 Years
Writer 15 Years
Specialty
Travel 1 Year
Sports & Recreation 10 Years
Arts & Humanities 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Emmy Magazine (11+), Fandango.com (6-10), Creative Screenwriting (3-5)
Other Work History
Development Executive, CBS-TV
Executive Producer, Alliance-Atlantis Films
Co-writer, co-executive producer of several made-for-TV movies
Staff Writer, MTV's "Undressed"
Over 25 credits as story producer on reality TV shows
Computer Skills
Windows Vista, MS Word, Excel, Mac OS 10.7, Pilotware
Technical Skills
Avid Express, Final Cut Pro
Equipment
Laptop computer, digital camera, Flip video camera, microcassette recorder.
Foreign Language Skills
Teenagers
Work Permits & Visas
I have a passport.
Unions
Writers Guild of America, West
Producers Guild of America
References
Many references in film/TV/magazines
Awards
1 Emmy nomination (does that count?)
Associations
TV Academy of Arts & Sciences
Other
Screenwriting lecturer, script consultant, sports radio talk-show reporter, very telegenic, articulate and humorous. :)
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Los Angeles, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Emmy Magazine, 6/1/2014)
Profile of TV writer-producer Steven Bochco, in advance of his new TNT series, "Murder In The First".
(www.realgm.com, 5/5/2014)
Coverage of the Clippers' thrilling Game 7 win over the Warriors at Staples Center.
(RealGM.com, 4/30/2014)
Coverage of the eventful Game 5 between the Clippers and Warriors, on the day Donald Sterling was issued a lifetime ban from the NBA.
(Emmy Magazine, 3/1/2013)
Profile of "Goodfellas" screenwriter Nicolas Pileggi and his new TV series, Vegas.
(Emmy Magazine, 6/1/2012)
Feature profile of Hollywood uber-agent/producer Gavin Polone; nominated for Maggie Award.
(Emmy Magazine, 2/1/2012)
Profile of Writers Guild of America President Christopher Keyser.
(Emmy Magazine, 11/1/2011)
Feature article on Farhad Safinia, screenwriter and creator of the Starz series, "Boss," starring Kelsey Grammer.
(Emmy Magazine, 5/15/2011)
Profile of three leading TV writers in different genres.
(Emmy Magazine, 4/1/2011)
Profile/interview with John Landgraf, president of FX Network, on the success FX has had with low-budget TV shows like "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia."
(www.movies.com, 3/28/2011)
Fun compilation of some of the creative ways movie assassins kill on-screen; tied in to the opening of the new film "Hanna."
(www.filmmakermagazine.com, 2/17/2011)
Writeup of my weekend at the 22nd Palm Springs International Film Festival.
(www.movies.com, 12/10/2010)
Humorous piece timed to coincide with the release of the Oscar-nominated film, THE FIGHTER.
(M Magazine, 9/1/2010)
Profile of the dance troupe Jabbawockeez, promoting their appearances at Las Vegas hotels. More of a p.r. piece to bring tourists to the show.
(EMMY Magazine, 8/1/2010)
Brief profile of award-winning TV director David Nutter.
(Emmy Magazine, 4/1/2010)
Article about TV staffing season, from the aspiring writer's point-of-view.
(Filmmaker Magazine, 1/15/2010)
Blog from the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
(SLAM Magazine, 11/20/2009)
Article on why the Lakers could repeat as NBA champions.
(Creative Screenwriting, 11/15/2009)
Article for the Now Playing section about the screenwriters of the film, "The Messenger", and how they crafted the script.
(Fandango.com, 6/10/2009)
Humorous photo gallery offering advice for older men on how to pick up a younger woman, via Woody Allen movies.
(RealGM.com, 6/6/2009)
Article covering the Dodgers-Phillies game at Dodger Stadium
(SLAM Magazine, 12/11/2008)
Blog report on Suns-Lakers game at Staples Center
(Creative Screenwriting, 11/1/2008)
Profile of screenwriter Ryan Condal and how he broke into Hollywood
(SLAM On-line, 10/30/2008)
Blog coverage of the Lakers-Clippers opener at Staples Center.
(Filmmaker Magazine, 10/19/2008)
Blog from the 2008 Austin Film Festival
(Families In Business, 9/20/2008)
Feature profile of the Barrymore acting dynasty
(Creative Screenwriting, 9/1/2008)
Profile of up-and-coming indie film director Alex Holdridge and his new film, "In Search Of A Midnight Kiss".
(GO Magazine, 8/1/2008)
Brief article on stand-up paddleboard surfing
(My Midwest Magazine, 5/1/2008)
Feature story on sports attractions in Indianapolis
(GO Magazine, 2/1/2008)
Feature article on the history of the Daytona 500.
(V-Life Weekend (Daily Variety), 10/21/2005)
Feature about parents who hire private coaches to help their kids play Little League.
(realgmbaseball.com, 8/7/2005)
Column on moody slugger Gary Sheffield
(Brentwood Magazine, 12/1/2003)
Cover story profile of the actor Billy Bob Thornton. (Excuse the slightly crooked print-out!)
(Brentwood Magazine, 9/1/2003)
Feature article on Karl Malone and Gary Payton, newest members of the L.A. Lakers
(Brentwood Magazine, 8/1/2003)
Profile of the actor Michael Madsen.
(Movieline, 10/1/1992)
Profile of the British film actor Tim Roth
(Movieline, 9/1/1992)
Short profile of actor Brendan Fraser