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Filmmaker's Dictionary, 2nd Edition, James A. Conrad co-author, with prime-time Emmy Award-winning producer-director Ralph S. Singleton. Over 5,000 terms; the film industry's largest reference dictionary. 2000; published by Lone Eagle Publishing, a subsidiary of Viacom International Inc.
The Model-Actor's Dictionary, James A. Conrad author. Over 1,700 terms from modeling, acting, television commercials, music videos, etc.; the first dictionary published on the modeling industry. 1988; Note: copyright interests in both dictionaries were sold to Lone Eagle Publishing, now a subsidiary of Viacom International Inc., in 1999.
Current and available writing projects:
"The Sleeping Beauty" Feature spec screenplay. A spellbound sleeping princess is awakened by the kiss of a future prince in this fairy tale fantasy set in England in the ninth century and high-tech world of the twenty-third century. A greatly expanded retelling of the Charles Perrault fairy tale La Belle au Bois dormant (1697). Based on a 1981 film treatment by James A. Conrad. 135-page script. Status: available.
"The Sleeping Beauty" A short novel adapted from the above screenplay. Status: In development.
"The Wizards of Roswell" A short screenplay. A mock documentary that presents an intriguing new theory about the famous flying saucer crash near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Sit-down interview format. Requires three dwarf actors, an actor in a period U.S. Air Force officer uniform, and a President Truman impersonator. Comedy. 21 pages. Status: available.
"Pick a Model, Any Model" A short screenplay. A street magician out shooting magic tricks with his television crew on a city sidewalk encounters a group of models from a reality show. Comedy. 9 pages. Status: available.
"Presidential Briefing" Story. Every year while attending an economic summit, the presidents of the United States, Russia, and China meet secretly for a shared intelligence briefing on the latest visual and audio evidence purportedly of the paranormal, UFOs, and cryptozoology. This year, however, one of the videos they watch contains something extra. Status: available.
Various nonfiction and fiction projects in development not listed here.
Current producing projects:
"Life Raft" Feature film. After their boat mysteriously sinks while out on the ocean fishing, leaving no supplies and increasingly strange happenings including telekinesis, friends try to trust each other long enough to survive. Genre: Documentary-style (found footage) suspense/horror/paranormal thriller. Director: Todd Colby Pliss. Writers: Todd Colby Pliss & Steve Stevens, Jr. Producers: Todd Colby Pliss,Steve Stevens, Jr. Executive producer: James A. Conrad. Status: in development. Official website: LifeRaftmovie.com. IMDb.
Definition of frontier scientist: A pioneering researcher employing scientific methodology in an attempt to make discoveries at the outer boundaries of known science. Frontier science defined (offsite article link).
Website End Credits
This is the official website of writer James A. Conrad.