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John Havens


New York, New York, United States

Email: jchavens@aol.com

John C. Havens
(212) 229-8210
jchavens@aol.com

COPYWRITER/SCRIPTWRITER CURRICULUM VITAE

OBJECTIVE To obtain either freelance or fulltime work as a copy/script writer in an environment where my skills will be used to their full potential.

EXPERIENCE

Published, “Of Mice and Zen.” 1st Place Winner - WritersWeekly.com Winter 2001 24-Hour Short Story Contest. 300 entrants. See the winning story at:http://www.writersweekly.com/1stwinter01.htm

1/2001 – 3/2001 www.Hitchedmagazine.com Features Writer for Hitched Magazine, “The Webzine for Young Marrieds.”

12/2000 - Present Communications Resources, Inc. Canton, OH Freelance Scriptwriter Published three sketches and one article with "Drama Ministry" Magazine. (www.dramaministry.com)

11/2000 - 12/2000 Primelight Productions New York, NY Freelance Scriptwriter/Collaborator Helped develop and shape thematic ideas for American Express CCSG meeting in Orlando, FL (Jan, 2001).

5/2000 - 7/2000 Campos Creative Works Santa Monica, CA Freelance Scriptwriter Created jokes and formatted scripts for sketches used at Seagram's International annual meeting held in Orlando, Fl (July, 00).

5/2000 - 8/2000 www.Fabjob.com Calgary, Canada Freelance Book Writer Published, "The fabjob.com Guide to Become a Celebrity Personal Assistant," an exhaustive e-book on how to break into this burgeoning and exciting industry. Conducted dozens of interviews and researched the Web extensively for up to date information and links.

3/2000 - Present Brooklyn Publishers Odessa, TX Freelance Scriptwriter Wrote over 20 monologues and "duets" (two person sketches) for this thriving company that provides dramatic material to over 40,000 schools in the United States and Canada. (www.Brookpub.com)

3/2000 - 7/2000 www.Fabjob.com Calgary, Canada Freelance Book Writer Published, "the fabjob.com Guide To Become an Actor," a 250+ page e-book on the business of acting. This A to Z exhaustive guide is geared towards beginners and experienced actors alike and features interviews with such theatre luminaries as Austin Pendleton, Karen Ziemba, and Debra Monk.


12/1999 - 3/2000 Cubic B’s Productions New York, NY Freelance Scriptwriter Wrote one live and one video script for SONY's PMCA (Personal Mobile Communications America) line of digital phones, performed at the CTIA Conference in Orlando, FL (Feb, 99).

10/1997 - 12/1997 Gibson Greetings, Inc. Cincinnati, OH Freelance Scriptwriter Wrote script for "The Essence of Dilbert" for Gibson's licensing division.

1/1997 - 4/2000 Mattel/Fisher-Price El Segundo, CA Freelance Scriptwriter Wrote over 50 actor/demonstrator scripts for Fisher-Price toys used at Mattel's 2000, 1999, and 1998 Toy Fairs in Manhattan.

4/1996 - 7/1996 Apple Box Productions Rye Brook, NY Freelance Scriptwriter Wrote script for live presentation in Orlando, FL featuring top executives of Kraft/Philip Morris International, as well as the lyrics to a video parody of "Men in Black" called "Men in Red."

2/1996 - 5/1996 Salomon Smith Barney New Brunswick, NJ Freelance Scriptwriter Doctored script for training video spoof, "Mission Possible."

3/1995 - 7/1995 Chelsea House Publishers Philadelphia, PA Freelance Book Writer Published "Government & Politics: Life in the United States 100 Years Ago," an advanced High School History Textbook.

5/1991 - 8/1991 Market Place East Philadelphia, PA Freelance Scriptwriter/Director Wrote scripts for and directed a troupe of musical performers as a marketing vehicle for this upscale downtown Philadelphia mall

EDUCATION
Graduated in May of 1991 from Messiah College in Grantham, PACum Laude with a B.A. in History/Theatre.

AFFILIATIONS(as an actor)
4/1997 - Present Screen Actor's Guild
7/1996 - Present Actor's Equity Association
5/1998 - Present American Federation of Television & Radio Artists

SKILLS
Type 90+ words a minute, highly proficient on Microsoft Word (Versions 4.0, 5.0, 6.0) and Excel for MAC and PC. Excellent Web research skills. Impeccable interpersonal skills, phone skills, secretarial skills.

SCRIPT SAMPLES AND REFERENCES Available Upon Request

Interests: I'm a professional actor as well as a writer. I've been on Broadway, Films, and TV. I also play blues guitar and harmonica.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • Of Mice and Zen
  • Nonfiction

  • The Fabjob.Com Guide To Become An Actor
  • The fabjob.com Guide to Become a Celebrity Personal Assistant