George Barnett


George Barnett
Playwright

Brookfield, CT, Sandwich, MA

George T. Barnett

 

435 Forest Trail              Brookfield, CT 06804

Cell: 203-830-9584               Home: 203-885-0595       email: gtbarn333@gmail.com

Objective 

To write scripts that are produced into successful films or television/web series.

Scripts:

 Two Sneakers in a Bucket – Feature length dramedy about the rocky relationship between a feisty, 92 year old woman with terrible back pain and her visiting nurse, a 70 year old Hispanic male nurse who risks going to prison to help her commit suicide.

 Rigged - Feature length drama about an obsessively honest programmer at a voting machine company who frantically searches for the truth after he rigs the Presidential election but the wrong man wins.

Channeling Smedley – Feature length, historical fiction, drama about an eighteen year old boy who plans to join the Marines to avenge his father’s death on 9/11 until he travels back to 1933, meets General Smedley Butler, and witnesses the true, but little known, plot to seize power from President Roosevelt.

You’re Going To Be Beautiful – Feature length dramedy about a middle aged Mom who finances her breast enhancement surgery only to have them repossessed when she can’t make the payments.

 Selling Out – Half hour teleplay dramedy about a small business owner who sells his company with disastrous results. Things get more complicated when the protagonist’s gay lover pressures him to leave his wife and kids.

Justice is Coming – Hour long teleplay drama about a special ops soldier on the run from the police for a crime he didn’t commit. Under reported, true events are the inspiration for many of the episodes.

Votescam – Feature length, true story, drama about two successful, thirty something year old, brothers who sacrifice everything after they discover election fraud in Miami in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Adapted from the book Votescam

 

Work Experience:

Truck Remarketing Services (TRS) – 1997 – 2014  - Founded and grew TRS into an Inc. 5000 business. Sold TRS to DEKRA in 2010 and continued to work for DEKRA-TRS until May of 2014. This experience is the inspiration for many of the stories in “Selling Out”.

Corporate Auditor – 1987 – 1997 - Corporate auditor for several large corporations. Investigated and witnessed several interesting situations involving criminal activities and mismanagement, during this time. 

Other: Quarter-Finalist of the NexTV Writing & Pitch Competition (2014-2015)

Organize and run a monthly screenwriter’s workshop in New Milford, CT.