Monte Montgomery
Writer/Director
About Me

As a 25-year member of the WGAw (Writers Guild of America, West, the Hollywood trade guild for authors of movie and television scripts), I've had my work produced on stage, screen and television. I've sold scripts to Universal Pictures, Fox Television, USA Network, HBO and the David Geffen Company.   

My comic historical novel for kids, "Hubert Invents the Wheel," (co-written with my wife, Claire), was published in October, 2005 by Walker/Bloomsbury, and my first non-fiction effort, "Kid Confidential:  An Insider's Guide Grown-Ups" (also from Walker) was published in February, 2012.  "Marvin Invents Music," the follow-up to "Hubert," will be out in early 2016.  

I've also frequently worked as a writer, director, and consultant in the public health field, often in conjunction with Wellness & Prevention, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company. Topics I've addressed include skin cancer prevention, smoking cessation, diet, exercise, and many others. I've written and/or directed videos on doctor/patient relationships, depression, nutrition, cholesterol, insomnia, physical activity, etc.

I'm currently the "Storyteller-in-Residence" for the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, where I regularly work with faculty and staff to add punch, drama, and wit to their writing, teaching, and public appearances.  

I live in Los Angeles with my wife and writing partner, Claire. 



CREDITS 

Multimedia/Industrials

"READY TO LIVE" (music video/PSA), Janssen Therapeutics, Chan Claggett, producer.  

"TEN SHORT FILMS ABOUT DEPRESSION" (webisodes), HealthMedia, Inc., Sarah Hoerauf, executive producer.  

"I CAN LIVE WITH THAT" (PSA), Tibotec Therapeutics, Lew Sibert, producer.

"MURRAY & AVA:  A LOVE STORY" (PSA), HealthMedia, Inc., Mary Jo Cartwright, producer. ("Freddie" winner, 2009)

"INSOMNIA: THE FINAL FRONTIER" (PSA), HealthMedia, Inc., Mary Jo Cartwright, producer.

"THE APPOINTMENT," (PSA), HealthMedia, Inc., Mary Jo Cartwright, producer. ("Freddie" winner, 2007)

"LEARN TO LIVE WITH ASTHMA" (Austrian/German co-production), Fritz Siedl, producer. ("Freddie" winner, 2006)

"PLAYING IT SAFE IN THE SUN" (educational CD-ROM on skin protection) Health Communications Research Laboratory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Robin Hornung, MD, project director.

"HEALTH-O-VISION" (interactive kiosk project) Health Media Research Lab, University of Michigan, Victor J. Strecher, Ph.D. project director.

 

Print

"MARVIN INVENTS MUSIC" (novel) CBAY Books, 2015

"KID CONFIDENTIAL:  AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO GROWN-UPS" (nonfiction). Walker, 2012

"HUBERT INVENTS THE WHEEL" (novel). Walker/Bloomsbury, 2005


Screen

 "SACCO & VANZETTI" (screenplay). In development, Fandango Films (Mark Pittman, producer, William Bindley, director).

"NICKY" (screenplay/music/lyrics). In development, Universal Pictures (Raffaella DeLaurentiis, Jeffrey Price, Peter Seaman, producers).


Television

"THE ZEBRA LOUNGE" (teleplay). Citadel/Alliance/LeMonde/HBO (Dan Witt, producer). Aired HBO.

"DEAD SILENCE" (teleplay). Westgate Prods., Inc. (Bob Bibb & Lew Goldstein, producers). Aired Fox Network.

"THE PERFECT BRIDE" (teleplay). Lance Entertainment (Pierre David, producer). Aired USA Network.


Stage

"FLYING COLORS" (book/music/lyrics). Published by Baker's Plays, Boston.

"THE PREZ" (book/music/lyrics). National finalist, Richard Rodgers Production Award; finalist, Harold Prince Musical Theatre Program.

"PARTNERS, THE LAWYER MUSICAL" (book/music/lyrics). Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles; optioned for Broadway by the Geffen Co. (Eric Eisner, producer).


 

 

 

 

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