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Award-Winning Writer/Filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek at Atlanta Booth Western Art Museum Appearance

Donald L. Vasicek/The Zen of Writing/Filmmaking

I can take you from the inception of your idea to the market by applying The Zen of Writing. Teach it to you. Tutor you. This translates to if you have an idea for a movie, book, article, book proposal, ghostwriting, ebook, web content, etc., I can guide you through the jungle of writing these tomes all the way to getting it to producers, agents, editors, and/or publishers, clients, potential clients, etc.  Or, if you want me to do the writing for you, I can do the same thing.

P. S. The Zen of Writing incorporates an approach to writing that has never been utilized before. It is based on 40 years of professional writing experience. It will take your writing to where you want it to go.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Screenwriters Utopia

Simeon Halligan

Oscar Technologies

Writers Bloc

Writing Movies

Deeply Shallow

EOTU

British Screenwriting Institute

Word Archive

Fitness/Health

How To Write A Screenplay

Screenplace

Furious Pen

Self Help Guides

Absolute Write

Square One Publishers

Hollywood Lit. Sales

Screenwriters Forum

Inkwell Newswatch

Digital Cinema Report

The Inkspotter

KOLA

ScriptzMotion

Screenplayers.net

Screenlabs eNews

Events Quarterly

The Denver Post

Talent Online Management

Eclectic Writer

Writersblok

Success Unlimited

The Federated Church of Harvey Park

Grit

Fourth Estate

Colorado Society of Poets

Rocky Mountain Legal Assistants Association

CALS COURIER

National Poetry Press

General Aviation News

Aim Magazine

National Society of Published Poets

Wayside Press

The Poet

Adventures in Poetry

Great Contemporary Poems

An International Poetry Anthology

The U. S. Department of Justice

Rocky Mountain Writers Guild, Inc.

Riverstone

Money Talks Newsletter

Master of Life

Writers Digest

Nevada Screenwriters Group Newsletter

Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum

The Chesterfield Film Company’s Writer’s Film Project

Hollywood Scriptwriter

Sundance Institute Screenwriter’s Lab Pool

The Journal

Aurora Sentinel

Westwood

The Screenwriter

Accent Aurora

The Journal of the Writer’s Guild of America

Highlander

The Write Focus

How To Write, Sell, and Get Your Screenplay Produced

Contact

Mimir

American Poetry Press

Colorado Society of Poets

Yearbook of Modern Poetry

Adventures in Poetry

Pegasus

Lyrical Voices, An International Poetry Anthology
Western Fraternal Life Association Newsletter

BOOKS:

 

“The Write Focus”

“Self-Help Guide to Screenwriting”

Writer Consultant

“Police-Community Relations”

“Me Jane…Not You!”

“When We Don’t Remember:  A Book About Incest”

“They Gave Me the Electric Chair and I Gave It Back”
(Featured on “48 Hours” and “The Verdict”)

“Celestic”

“Walkin’ Tall”

Ghostwriter

 

“Urban WakeUP”

“An American Hero: The Story of Ambassador Chris Stevens”

“When We Don’t Remember”

“Me Jane…Not You”

“Police-Community Relations”

FILM CREDITS:
“Faces”

“Oh, The Places You Can Go…” (Writer/Director/Producer)

“The Sand Creek Massacre” (Writer/Director/Producer)

‘The Rose Garden” (Associate Producer)

“Running Horses” (Actor)
Writing Consultant

“Warriors of Virtue”
“The Lost Heart”
“Born to Kill”
“Vicksburg”
“Walking in Her Shoes”

Writer/Director/Producer

“Faces”

“Oh, The Places You Can Go…”

“The Sand Creek Massacre”

‘The Rose Garden” (Associate Producer)

Story Credit

“Born to Win”

Acting

“Die Hard 2” Extra

“Father Dowling” Extra

“The Mystery of Flight 1501” Extra

“Running Horses”

“The Road Home” Executive Producer

AWARDS:

 

New Mexico Poetry Society

Houston WorldFest International Film Festival

The Chesterfield Film Company’s Writer’s Film Project

Sundance Institute Screenwriter’s Lab Pool

Trail Dance Film Festival Golden Drover Award Best Film

Rocky Mountain Writer’s Guild, Inc. Certificate of Achievement

The American Indian Film Festival Best Film

The Indie Film Festival Best Film

DocuPyx Global Media Network Best Film

Moondance International Film Festival

American Videographer’s Award of Excellence

Smithsonian Libraries Archived Award-Winning Documentary Film, “The Sand Creek Massacre”

OTHER SKILLS:

 

Presenter Moondance International Film Festival

Film Director

Film Producer

Media Interviews, TV, Newspapers, Radio

Film Festivals Judge

Presenter Booth Western Arts Museum

Columnist

Guest Columnist

Author

Press Releases

Writing Consultant

Filmmaking Consultant

Writing Tutor

Screenwriting Tutor

Filmmaking Tutor

Writing Instructor

Speaker

CLIENTS:

 

American Pictures

MGM

Olympus Films+, LLC

Incline Productions, Inc.

Urban WakeUP

Over 300 writers, producers, production companies

 

SAMPLES:

 

“The Write Focus”

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/29047750/The-Write-Focus

“How to Establish the Dramatic Premise of Your Screenplay and Beyond”

http://donvasicek.com/screenwriting/how-to-establish-the-dramatic-premise-of-your-screenplay-and-beyond/

“Montage Question”

http://www.allexperts.com/expertx.cgmhttp://www.digitalcinemareport.com/screenwriting-movement-importance

“Self-Help Guides – Screenwriting”

http://www.selfhelpguides.com/authors/don_vasicek/

“Anatomy of an Irresistible Query Letter”

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/29046836/Anatomy-of-an-Irresitible-Query-Letter/

TESTIMONIALS:

I am overwhelmed by the depth and volume of your replay.
Thank you, thank you for your generosity.
-Gina

“He gave some useful tips. I was told how to open and proceed with my pitch in such a way as to grab and keep the listener’s attention. Thank you, Don.”

“Seems so easy when you do it. When this script sells, you are going to be in the closing credits!!”
-Chris

“Wow-Thank you Don! I was a little apprehensive of getting an answer, but your timeliness, knowledge and genuine concern blew away the lack of expectation. I had room for a full blown expectation and would still have been well-serviced! I will certainly follow up with you. I’m considering, as a gift for my dad, having it typed in computer format, professional graphics, and one of your packages. Thanks for the direction and encouragement.”
-Lucy Sheffield

“The Sand Creek Massacre was just one incident from the centuries-long genocide of the native peoples in America. And, it continues to this day. We commend Don Vasicek for his work in accurately documenting this historical event and for his work to bring attention to the atrocities that have and continue to face this entire race of people in America.”
-Tomaca Govan “Dances With Life”
http://dancewithlifemagazine.com http://TGovan.com

” I have worked with Don on many projects, as a consulting producer and host/interviewer over the past few years. He is not only a pleasure to work with but offers sound and practical advice from his vast bank of knowledge and experience.

“Recently I encountered a stumbling block with my writing and felt like taking a match to the manuscript of a book in progress. However after a brief conversation with Don and some invaluable words of wisdom and encouragement, my masterpiece remains intact and I am once more inspired.

“Thanks Don!”

“Don was wonderful! He really helped improve my screenwriting knowledge. I highly recommend his expertise if anyone is having problems with their screenplay!”
 -Alison Hill , Emmy Nominated Producer/SERENMEDIA –

Dear Don,

I just viewed your powerful documentary, The Sand Creek Massacre.
I can’t get the words out of my mind, question to Chivington from
a soldier: “Should we kill the children?” answer, “Nits make lice.”

This horror needs to be exposed. I am so honored that you sent this
to me. We are meeting this Monday evening and I will make the
proposal for a film festival. I want this to be first on the list.
Meanwhile, I will circulate this to our members for review over
the weekend.

I profoundly feel that this information has terrific relevance for
today.

We can’t let this continue to slide!

Again, I am so honored. I thank you so much.

In solidarity,
-Bonnie Weinstein, www.buaw.org

“Don is a dedicated filmmaker possessing the qualities unique to a core within the entertainment industry who understand the importance of professionalism above all else. His films are smart, cutting edge and commercially viable.”
-Susan Moses/Cinema Virtuel

I have been asking questions about an area I know nothing about and find it all a bit intimidating. Don Vasicek has been very helpful by providing direct, concise guidance. Thank you.”
-Terri

“Donald is a gifted and very creative writer with directorial talents as well. His creativity spans various genre’s from family to suspense subject matters. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert.”
-Rhett Caltrider, Author

“Russian playwright Anton Chekhov said, ‘Brevity is a sister of talent.’

“Unfortunately, not every pro has this sister. Don Vasicek has.His comments are always brief, wise and to the point.No matter how much I like my stuff, Don always knows how to improve it. Don, you are amazing!”
-Alexander Volkov, screenwriter, creator of “Pogonya za Angelom” (Runaway Angel) Russian TV series.

” Thanks for making me feel like I’m on the right track. I was fortunate to meet Randall Wallace yesterday who has done exactly what I am doing (published author who wrote his own screenplay-”Braveheart”). Thanks again, Don.
-Michele/AllExperts.com

“Don really was polite and responded fast, I was taken seriously and even got a compliment! This consultant really gives me hopes for my dreams.”
-Bri MartinezAllExperts.com

“This is probably some of the best advice given to new and old writers out there. Where were you when I wrote my first book? I will keep this information in mind while finishing my second book, hopefully it will help keep me centered on the goal at hand. Thank you.”
-C.J.Barrimond “Better Said Now Than Never Said” At AllISBN# 1424195853
www. freewebs. com/grama-cjbarrimon

 

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