• KABI      National Endowment for the Arts grant; New York State Council on the Arts grant; Winner Showtime Tony Cox Screenwriting Award for Best Screenplay, Nantucket Film Festival.
  • UTOPIA      Panavision New Filmmaker and Experimental Television Center grants; Independent Creative Artist Award for Dramatic Short Film, Cinema Arts Centre International Film Festival; Audience Award for Dramatic Featurette, Film Fest New Haven; Independent Images Award, WHYY-TV, Philadelphia.
  • THE WOMAN FROM AMERICA      Screen adaptation of renowned  South African author Bessie Head's short story by the same name. Finalist, ITVS.
  • TERRACES      Finalist: Sundance Institute.
  • SALT LAKE SUNDOWN      Finalist: Houston International Film Festival.  Semi-Finalist: Writers Guild of America Contest.
  • THE ELOPEMENT (La Fuitina)  new work



  • SCARS OF NANKING  History Channel, producer/writer, nominated for two Emmy Awards, winner Outstanding Cinematography
  • THE WORLD WARS  History Channel, writer, multiple Emmy nominations
  • FRANCISCO, EL JESUITA  History Latin America, story producer, International Emmy Award
Among the bright spots of the festival is Frederick Rendina’s UTOPIA, an alternately moody and funny New York story in which a struggling actor begins to grow paranoid after finding a threatening letter stuffed in the door of his car.