dleonetti 

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I have won two screenplay contests, and optioned two screenplays. But I coulda made more money digging ditches: DANIEL SANCHEZ-LEONETTI was raised in the Hispanic/Italian coal mining town of Sopris, Colorado. He attended the University of Denver on an English Scholarship and...

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I have won two screenplay contests, and optioned two screenplays. But I coulda made more money digging ditches: DANIEL SANCHEZ-LEONETTI was raised in the Hispanic/Italian coal mining town of Sopris, Colorado. He attended the University of Denver on an English Scholarship and graduated in 1979. He has worked as a sports editor and freelance feature writer for newspapers and magazines in the American Southwest. His most recent screenplay, The Woodpecker Waltz, is in development with Keller Entertainment & Edde Studios. (see www.kellereddestudios.com). The character from the screenplay was recently pardoned by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter exactly 70 years after his execution in the gas chamber for murder. Currently he is at work on two novels set in his beloved southern Colorado. Joe and the UFO was his first published novel (www.sentrybooks.com) and was based on one of his screenplays.

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Reviews by dleonetti 178

  • A review of Nevada Low Ball
    by dleonetti on 07/25/2009
    I love stories about the American Southwest. So I will enjoy a good romp in my own backyard. I enjoyed this story, and it was a quick read with good character development and plot. I don’t have much to offer in critism other than the fact that the frequent chapter breaks and flashbacks seemed to really slow down the pace of your story. I just watched Soderberg’s The Limey the... read
  • A review of The Pirate Tree
    by dleonetti on 07/05/2009
    The Pirate Tree has an intriguing concept, and a good feel for a family film. It’s formulistic, but that is fine for a genre that you are shooting for. . .A boy loses his famous daredevil father, and is afraid of heights, but he beats the odds to climb his own beanstalk to self discovery. I think you need more conflict in Act I. I know you are working on character and mood,... read
  • by dleonetti on 06/14/2009
    It’s a cool concept: Aliens crash land in Boulder, as if we didn’t have enough of them walking around already and thinking with their tentacles. I found this a strange write for you, Bob, and assume you did it on a lark. I must say that I was slightly disappointed. Though the story had some laugh out loud moments, I found the script lacking. You might want to infuse more humor... read
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Comments About dleonetti 42

  • Gary Wright on 07/30/2009

    Hey my friend,

    I was hoping to get down to Trinidad to visit you, but I haven't had the kind of free time I had on this contract last year. With the budget cuts and all, they're keeping me pretty busy.

    Listen, that review of Liberty is prettyf embarrassing. There are, in fact, a lot of significant changes in this draft, so you obviously didn't even give it much of a skim.

    I appreciate you trying to help me, and I don't really begrudge you the credit because you've always been good to me, but if I were another member, I think I'd be pissed at both of us over this blatant manipulation of the system, and I'd send the review to the HOJ.

    I'm not going to send it, myself, but I think somebody probably will.
  • J.G.Blodgett on 07/25/2009

    Thanks for the review of NLB. I have gotten a lot of comments about just going with a linear format - maybe it's time to start considering it - we'll see. Thanks for the point outs of typos - have since been fixed. Thanks again.


    J.G.Blodgett
  • AugustBB on 07/20/2009

    Thanks so much for your encouraging review of THE W.I.T.C.H. As you can see from other reviews, others weren't as enthused about it. I'm taking it down for a rewrite. I'll work on making those worms more destructive. Thanks again for the encouragement. AugustBB.
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