• THE ELOPEMENT OF GIOVANNINA Best Script, World Independent Cinema Awards, Milan (new work)

  • 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. 


  • ULYSSES S. GRANT (working title) History Channel, writer/story producer

  • 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

  • LEGENDS AND LIES Fox TV, writer (1 episode)

  • TURNING OUT THE RED LIGHTS: Human Trafficking & Prostitution, A+E Networks, writer/producer (Investigative Reports series)

  • DANGEROUS DECEPTION: Counterfeit Goods A+E Networks, writer/producer (Investigative Reports series)

  • RAW: Girls Gangs and the Hood A+E Networks, writer/producer (Investigative Reports series)

  • PROGRAMMED TO KILL History Channel Asia, writer

  • LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL AGAIN, Travel Channel, writer/director/producer

  • TURNING THE TIDE, Travel Channel, writer/director/producer

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.