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nick black
Sherman Oaks, United States

* Now looking for new reps - my current firm specializes in Influencer Talent, and their literary division is... doesn't exist anymore.

October 2020 - Well, as you guys know the entire planet is melting, murder hornets, murder-flu, f'ing Godzilla is right around the corner. So, I've just been writing since the 'meetings' part of a writer's life isn't really happening. LOOKING FOR REPS/MANAGERS who are willing to submit MORE THAN 1 project at a time. I'm currently in the Writer's Guild Veterans Writing Program - in the Comedy Group - being mentored by the writers of "My Name is Earl" and "The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon"... so we're having a covid good time! 

My name is Nicholas Black, my background is in psychology and philosophy — I studied at the University of Texas, in Austin.  I'm a former Navy diver, member of the French Foreign Legion, and for a short time I was both an international fugitive and operative in a counterterrorism operation that got all gummed-up in bureaucratic nonsense, the result of which was the 3/11/2004 Train Bombings in Madrid. One day I'll probably try to get that knocked out as a limited series, but for now, fiction is my wheelhouse! 

For a few years I fought in MMA, and trained in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for about 15 years. That led to bodyguarding and security consulting gigs, which equaled long nights in hotel rooms with little to do, so I started to write. Writing is great because, for the most part, nobody gets shot at... for the most part.

In 2017, my thriller/suspense pilot, “Leather Apron“ won the Los Angeles International Screenplay Award for Best Television Pilot. Other than that, I’m pretty much unknown. I love to write, with 22 pilots and 2 features in my library of essentially unread properties.

I originally started writing novels – “See Jack Die”, “How my Gay Uncle f’ed up Christmas”, “Chasing Darkness”, and a bunch of other mostly random titles. I moved out to Los Angeles in 2012 to learn how to write for television. I mentored with a CBS executive, a Netflix executive, and the head writer for the hit series Dexter.  In addition to learning how to write, I've learned how to exist in a writers room, be respectful of ideas that might be contrary to my own, understand the value of a good beat sheet, and the nuances of story. I spent many years reading every script that the networks were buying to get a feel for the quality and diversity that projects need to become a commodity.

I'm mindful of budgets whenever it's possible, and I try not to write the production into a corner and expect the crew to shoot their way out of it. People matter. Time matters. Money matters. As best I can, I try to achieve compromise between the three, while maintaining the audience experience. 

I would say that my strengths are in the one-hour television, Single cam - thriller and suspense;  and in the 1/2 hour, rather edgy comedy space. 

I work on scripts with the same dedication I apply to using a knife in a knife fight... long, deep, and continuously. I meet timelines, and I’m not a douche bag to work with…  which I think is important. If you find the way I write appealing, perhaps we can work together. My friends are all industry kids - Brando Eaton (Dexter, American Sniper, Secret life, etc.), Noah Centineo (The Fosters, TATB, Tagged, Charlies Angeles, etc.).

They got the looks, I got the writing chops:)

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Scripts By nick

The Investigator
In this Scripted Reality series, Former FBI Agent, Jim Wilson, is a private detective who takes the crazy but true stories you might expect to see on the X-files!
TV Pilot Crime, Mystery For sale 63pp
5 readers love this script
Boxes
Juan Valdez, the owner of Boxes Y Mas, prepares for his US Citizenship test with the help of his well-intentioned but ill-informed employees, homeless vagrants, and wacky customers.
TV Pilot Comedy For sale 34pp
3 readers love this script
What Happened in the Woods
YOU awaken on a deserted highway, make your way through a forest of unspeakable horrors, led by a mysterious young girl, fighting to regain your memory before the Hungry find you.
TV Pilot Horror, Thriller For sale 32pp
2 readers love this script
Chasing Darkness
In a small Texas town, an Exorcist struggles to save a boy named Peter from a horrible entity, so gifted 17-year old Muriel Chase is brought in to lure out the demon... and kill it.
TV Pilot Horror, Thriller For sale 63pp
2 readers love this script
Used & Abused
Josh Stone wants to learn the car business from the best of the best, but he'll have to settle for the creeps, weirdos and sociopaths at Sunrise Used Cars... and teach him, they will.
TV Pilot Comedy, Family For sale 41pp
2 readers love this script
Reality Check
This is the story of 2 douche bag reality TV producers who have big dreams, and will stop at nothing to achieve them, no matter who they cross, anger or embarrass along the way.
TV Pilot Comedy For sale 30pp
2 readers love this script
4
In a cave in war-torn Syria, archeologists discover a Scroll with 7 seals. As 4 break, the 4 Horsemen are released and a strange Prophet returns from the from the dead.
TV Pilot Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 61pp
1 reader loves this script
The Casting Couch
Adrian Skye must manage his overbearing Casting Associates, oddball Interns, and impossible actors during the unusual casting of a new film, “Deutschemarks für Dick.”
TV Pilot Comedy For sale 35pp
1 reader loves this script
The Gates
At the Pearly Gates Intake Office Jesus and Satan decide if we go up or down, and everything was fine until Hitler got kicked out of hell!
TV Pilot Comedy For sale 29pp
1 reader loves this script
See Jack Die
Jack awakens with no memory in a hospital, on the verge of mental breakdown. Now he must willingly die to walk among the dead as the monsters close in, to solve the mystery!
TV Pilot Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 64pp
1 reader loves this script

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