SCOTT EDWARD SMITH
A widely experienced writer specializing in historical, solo work, novel to screen adaptation, limited series, episodic television, and original dramas reimagining iconic voices of the past.
A writer with knowledge of budgets, deadlines, collaborations, gun-for hire, actor showcase material, and becoming a curator of original stories in want of transformation from novel, short story, and theater to screen.
Scott began his career with production management on Broadway, Los Angeles Music Center, Old Globe Theater/San Diego, and National Tours (Chicago, Pippin, Equus, Rasin, Kenneth Branagh and David Parfitt productions of King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Les Miserable).
Scott came to film and television first as a Story Editor for Dino DeLaurentis (Blue Velvet, Crimes of the Heart). Realizing 500-page novels were not read by Producers and Studio Executives at the speed of 120-page screenplays. He created a niche for himself and began to adapt several novels into screenplays (as a ghost writer) for 20th Century Fox, Universal, MGM, and Warner Bros. Scott created and developed the weekly radio broadcast Backstory with Dr.G as well as the subsequent television series Dr.G: Engaging Minds. He is the co-creator of the television and film consulting firm, KeyLight.
For reasons unknown to himself, Scott sang and danced in the longest running Las Vegas Showgirl stage show ever: Hallelujah, Hollywood! (NOTE: Scott sang and danced only for a brief period, not the entire 30-year run).
Scott is co-author of the book, Reel People: Finding Ourselves in the Movies, a psychological examination of personality disorders throughout the history of film.
His first writing assignment (got paid) was for the 1987 - 1991 television series, 21 Jump Street. Scott often stayed up late taking notes from the upstart cast member, Johnny Depp.
Which probably explains everything.