April 24: I am working with agent Jan Kardys of Unicorn for Writers in West Redding, CT. to submit a screenplay to Netflix for a multi-episode series based on “Heroes to the End.” She recently sent me a 10-page draft proposal that has four scenes, co-written by Warren Hayden, Barbara Seper and Nathan Joseph. I liked what they did with only some minor quibbles that we can work out.
Kardys is sending me a contract for a screenplay for a one-hour pilot cable TV offering. We’ve agreed on a figure. This is not a money-making venture, as I will be donating any proceeds above my costs to United Veterans Beacon House. It is a nonprofit that runs 40 homeless shelters for veterans and others on Long Island. I am its Board vice president.
I am a 1966 graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY. I graduated from Nassau Community College in 1968 and Hofstra University in 1970. I was a sports reporter at Newsday from 1966-1999, covering 5 Super Bowls and 9 Stanley Cup Finals. I was a features desk copy editor from 2000 to Dec. 31, 2014, when I retired. I am married to Lynn, a social worker, since April 9, 1978, We have one son, Peter, 33, an air traffic controller in Ohio.