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Anthony Stampalia

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Anthony Stampalia
New York City, United States

The black sheep son of average middle-classers who found him a bit odd, he found escape from the crushing sameness of small town America in films on Cable.  He watched anything and everything, but Billy Wilder and Robert Altman permanently zapped his developing brain.

To his chagrin, he found no one pays you to watch TV.  Accustomed to eating three meals a day, he took jobs making TV.  Tony directed live TV, commercials and the public affairs shows insomniacs find at 2AM.  He turned his attention to screenwriting, hand scribing his first feature-length screenplay on slow news days.  After migrating to New York, he ascended to Post House Senior Editor.

Inspired to become a rule-breaking filmmaker, he dedicated himself to self-learning the rules so that he might break them.  To this end, he made educational films, corporate pieces, shorts and documentaries.  As a hired gun editor and cinematographer, he made concrete other filmmaker’s creative visions.

His first scripts were not very good.  He toughed it out, took classes, read books, banged his head on the keyboard, improved.  He finally placed in Scriptapalooza, Cynosure, and Moondance competitions with THE ENEMY, WICKED SCALES, DECEPTIVE WEIGHTS and WORLD’S BEST MOM.

Tony reads for several coverage firms and private clients. Several of the scripts he provided notes on have been optioned or sold.

In writing, he lives by the words of Harlan Ellison, “Don’t be afraid to go there,” and Michael Hague, “Where are you in the script?”

Tony splits time between New York and an upstate home where he lives with a golden-haired Muse – his wife Elaine


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Scripts By Anthony

The Curse of the Penisless Man
A lost trailer for the Fifties’ Sci Fi classic, there’s shock, horror and terror when a scientist who creates a machine to aid humanity tests it on himself... with disastrous results.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 9pp