MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE | KENDALL
   

David J. Schroeder Write Brain

   

Department of English & Communication

       
 
 
  GENERAL INFORMATION
 
David J. Schroeder
Professor
Department of English & Communication
Phone: 305-237-2512
E-mail: david.schroeder@mdc.edu

Kendall Campus
11011 SW 104 St. room 2220
Miami, FL 33176
   
  COURSE INFORMATION
 
ENC 1101 English Composition 1
ENC 1102 English Composition 2
CRW 2001 Creative Writing--Fiction
CRW 2002 Creative Writing--Screenwriting
   
  OFFICE SCHEDULE
 

Online Faculty Schedule

   
  EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
 

2001-2002 Thirty post-graduate credits in screenwriting, University of Miami, Florida.
1977-1984 M.A. English, creative thesis/novel EASTERN DRY ROCKS chaired by Isaac B. Singer, Nobel Laureate of Literature 1978.
1974-1976 B.A. English and Sociology, cum laude, University of Miami, Florida.
1972-1974 A.A. degree, Fulton-Montgomery CC, New York.

   
  EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
 

OBJECTIVE

Continue to develop my professional writing skills, expand into the media of film, learn the screenwriting business from inside the industry, and share my experience with students.

QUALIFICATIONS

My qualifications include my life experiences and my dedication to the art and craft of writing. But the more I experience and learn, the more the words of Nobel Laureate and my teacher Isaac Bashevis Singer come back to me: “There is no great art in confusing your audience.” Or as my Presbyterian/Engineer father always said; “KISS--keep it simple, stupid.”

EMPLOYMENT

1980-present Full Professor, English and Communications Department, Miami-Dade College. My duties include teaching two levels of freshman composition, creative writing, screenwriting and advising the campus literary magazine.

1997-2000 Writer for the Maritime Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey. As a member of the US Disabled Sailing Team, I was supported by the MAPNY/NY to compete in the United States and Overseas. I wrote a monthly installment reporting my campaign to represent the United States in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney.

1990-2000 Free-lance writer for magazines: Miami Herald, Sail, Sailing, Sports N Spokes, We, Can Do, Harken catalogue.

1984-1985 Technical writer for the NA Taylor Co. As a technical writer and consultant, my responsibilities to develop wheelchair designs and fabrication techniques resulted in two US patents.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Wheelchair Athletics 1980-1984: Wheelchair track—1980, 1981, 1982 Sunshine Wheelchair Athletic Association’s “Male Athlete of the Year”; 1981 Orange Bowl Marathon wheelchair class 1-A world record; 1980-1983 National Wheelchair Games—two national records, two gold medals, five silver and six bronze.

Competitive Sailing 1993-2000: 1993 Canadian National Championship, Vancouver, Can. 1st; 1995 US Disabled Sailing Match Racing Championship, San Diego, 1st; 1997 US National Championship/ Independence Cup/ North American Challenge, 1st; 1997-2000 #1 ranking on the US Disabled Sailing Team; 1998 11th (Lidkoping, Sweden) and 1999 9th (Cadiz, Spain) in the Disabled World Championships; 2000 US Paralympic Selection Trials, St. Petersburg, FL 2nd, 2005-2007 member of US Disabled Sailing Team.

Professional Writing 1990: Miami Herald’s “Life is Stranger than Fiction Contest,” Guns and Butter--first runner-up. 1991: “Shake-a-Leg Sailor” wins the International Television Association Region XIII “Golden Palm Award,” appears on the NBC Today Show, and appears internationally on the GET WET show.

Community Service 1990-1997: founding member and first president of Shake-a-Leg Miami, a community sailing program for the disabled, their families and their friends. 1992: awarded the “Dean Rose Exemplary Individual Award.” 1997 “Heroic Inspiration Award”; the Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ, World Trade Center/Window on the World.

Teaching 2001-2003: Awarded the Peter H. Clayton Endowed Teaching Chair for teaching excellence, and advising the Miambiance literary magazine to 54 state and national awards (volumes 7-10).

My screenplays have won 15 'Best Script' awards from 2010-2011:  Halfway Home, a feature, has won 8 'Best Script' awards; Curb Your Enthusiasm: "Accident", a TV spec script, has won 4 'Best Script' awards; The Big Idea, a comic feature, has won 1 'Best Script' award'; and Lana Lui, a short script, has won 2 'Best Script' awards.

REFERENCES

David Nutter and Tom Lavagnino VP Creative Affairs, GenreBend Productions, (310) 917-1064 genrebend@elvis.com

Tim Palmer, "Into the West," Producer. timpalmer@eircom.com

Lisa Alden, "Entourage," staff writer.

Randy Ser, "My Name is Earl," and "The Middle". Journey Entertainment. journeyent2000@aol.com

Jordi Vilasuso; Pero Perro Productions; 1458 Berkeley St. #4; Santa Monica, CA 90404. 917-8806-7541. jvilasuso@gmail.com

Justin Tables; 1458 Berkeley St. #4; Santa Monica, CA 90404. 310-430-8458. jtables@gmail.com

Stephen Ross Kaufman; Snapper Creek Productions; 58 The Strand
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. 310-963-5840. snappercreek22@aol.com contact w/ David Kenin, Hallmark.

   
  WORKS IN PROGRESS
 

Lost Cause, a thriller.

This Modern Man is Beat, an adaptation.

Curb Your Enthusiasm; "Larry of Arabia," a TV spec script.

Curb Your Enthusiasm; "Service Man," a TV spec script.

Freak Break. It takes a midget to bring down Washington. A satirical screenplay.

   
  ONLINE RESOURCES / LINKS
 

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Writing Center

CompClass - Registration

Turnitin.com

Writers' Page

Writers' Block

A Good Read

Miambiance

InkTip.com

Learning Outcomes

Grammar Girl

MDC Career Services

MDC Scholarships

Free Screenplay Downloads: SimplyScripts Script-O-Rama

 

 

 

     
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