To Whom It May Concern:
I’ve produced 3 feature films and 1 feature-length documentary, and facilitated all of them to get worldwide TVOD-EST/SVOD distribution (including: ON WINGS OF EAGLES starring Joseph Fiennes which got a 10-screen limited theatrical release domestically and then Oscar-qualifying screenings for the documentary PINK & BLUE: COLORS OF HEREDITARY CANCER).
I was the supervising producer of Sundance Channel’s “The Writers’ Room” which earned an Emmy nomination. I was the executive producer of a web series for Bodog/Riptown Media that was an Official Honoree in the Webby Awards.
My writing has earned several accolades recently. My screenplay “Exabyte” placed in 4 screenwriting contests: Beverly Hills Film Festival, Stage 32, BHSC, and Los Angeles CineFest. I co-wrote “The Vacationers” which concurrently placed in BHSC and also earned an Honorable Mention in the London Film Awards. I wrote/produced/directed “The Knew-it-all” which was an Official Selection in the
The Big Apple Film Festival and my short “Currently Adopted” won 1st Place in the Indi.com Comedy Contest.
A longtime member of the Producers Guild of America, I’ve produced & moderated entertainment industry panels for them and written several columns for the PGA’s “Produced By” magazine. I’ve given a TEDx Talk (entitled “Sports Can Save Politics”) and I earned a U.S. Patent for one of my inventions (USPTO#5,652,603). I’d love to work with you!
I’ve earned 14 accolades in assorted international screenplay contests.
1st Place (Winner) in the 2020 Austin After Dark Film Festival’s Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest
Austin Film Festival 2019 – Screenplay “Second Rounder”
2019 Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest – QF (Top 4%) of 1600 Submissions
2018 Quarter-Finalist Stage32’s Screenwriting Competition
Semi-Finalist (Top-25) in the International New York Film Festival 2019
Finalist (Top-5) in the Workers Unite Film Festival 2019
Finalist in Los Angeles CineFest 2019
Finalist in 2018 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest (separate from BHFF)
2018 Beverly Hills Film Festival Official Selection (separate from BHSC)
Semi-Finalist (Top-24) in the Fade In Awards: Sci-Fi Competition 2019
International Screenwriters Association’ Fast Track Fellowship 2019 (Top-50) Semi-Finalist
2020 Quarter-Finalist Story Pros Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition
Finalist (Top-5) in the 2020 Switzerland International Film Festival’s Screenplay Contest
Co-wrote the Sci-Fi/Comedy feature spec script entitled THE VACATIONERS which has earned 5 accolades in assorted international screenplay contests.
2018 London Film Awards (Honorable Mention)
Finalist 2018 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest *(Yes, 2 scripts made the finals)
Semi-Finalist (Top-24) in the Fade In Awards: Sci-Fi Competition 2019 *(Yes, Abrams had 2 scripts in the Top-24).
Semi-Finalist 2019 Creative World Awards
International Screenwriters Association’s Fast Track Fellowship 2019 – (Top-50) Semi-Finalist (Yes, 3rd contest where both earned laurels)
In just the past four years, Abrams co-produced four feature films. First, there was the micro-budget feature RAW CUT which has worldwide distribution. This was followed by MINING FOR RUBY – which co-stars Billy Zane & Mischa Barton – and was ranked as the 150th best-selling “New & Noteworthy” Romance film of all time on iTunes. It is distributed by Gravitas Ventures (in North America) and Multivisionnaire (internationally under the title FINDING LOVE IN ALASKA). The third film was the breast cancer documentary entitled PINK & BLUE: COLORS OF HEREDITARY CANCER which was Oscar-qualified (with theatrical runs at the Laemmle Music Hall 3 in Los Angeles as well as the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square in NYC). The fourth film is ON WINGS OF EAGLES where Abrams served as Co-Executive Producer shepherding post-production of the Western cut as well as securing financing and distribution through Archstone’s output deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
• Abrams has been a Member of the Producers Guild of America for over a decade and was elected to a 3-year term on its AP Council Board of Delegates. He also produced & moderated several seminars for the PGA and contributed several columns for the PGA’s PRODUCED BY magazine as well as its website. He wrote about revenue waterfalls in feature films as well as the definitive piece on “Sizzle Reels”.
University of Michigan1991/1995BA - Psychology
Stuyvesant High School1987/1991Diploma
acclaimed magnet high school in NYC
Fan Controlled Football2020/2021Executive Producer/Director
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