“A Crack In The Sky”

GENE KIRKWOOD – Producer of, “The Defiant Ones”, “Rocky”, “The Pope of Greenwich Village”, and “The Idol Maker”, amongst so many films…

Hi Joe,

Great work.  I love this world – Pope of Greenwich  Village… I’ve been here a few times … As we speak, I’m finishing a Doc for HBO on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine who was from Ray Sharkey’s  hood …Will think about this when I come up for air… Thanks so much!


BILL NELSON – Former Exec at HBO & Brother in Rocco’s VVA Chapter 126…


You had one hell of a wild pre-military life. Well written, a great story. It’s a movie or a mini-series. Too fast for a series. It is made most believable and not just another mob fiction because it is true.



MICHAEL J. ZAMPINO – Producer of the films, “Love Is All You Need?”, and, “Zombie Strippers.” Michael was also the former Assistant to the Head of Production at Silver Pictures…

Hello Joe,

I believe this is a wonderful story that is focused on the theme of Reno’s redemption as he returns to his, “past”, to discover his future. I would love the opportunity to produce and line produce this feature for you.


Michael J. Zampino

TV Pilots…

“Bobbi and Olivia”

Winner – Studio City Film Festival – Best TV Sitcom Pilot Script


“Bobbi and Olivia” (AKA – “Chicago Style”)

DON REO – TV Sitcom Creator/Writer/Producer…

“Chicago Style” is a fun read and certainly has potential. It seems like a very commercial effort full of young, attractive and diverse characters in a unique set-up.

“Chicago Style” is much more like, “Friends”, in tone, certainly not a bad thing. I wish great good fortune to Joe and Staci. It’s a well conceived and written example of this genre.


MICHAEL SHEA – TV Director – “Carol’s Second Act”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Men At Work”, and, “Young and Hungry”…

Hey Joe,

I read, ” Chicago Style”, and loved it! Really nice read all the way around. I just finished shooting 4 pilots and this was better or on par with all of them. I hope you’re getting lots of attention with it.


CAREY ZEISER DIX – Supervising Producer at E! Networks…

Hey Joey,

It was my pleasure talking about the possibilities for your script! Your list is great – I would love to carve out some time to think of some acting choices as well. It’s a terrific script with awesome characters – worth fighting the good fight for! Thanks for letting me read it!


JAN GLASER –  TV and Film Casting Director…


I really enjoyed the script.  Very funny and well written.  Terrific characters.


MOLLY KASCH – Director of Operations – International Screenwriters Association (ISA)

“Bobbi & Olivia” is a fun, easy read. The premise is great and I love the quirky, strong leading ladies. Many different story lines could be explored throughout a series. I’m sure you’ll do well with the Pilot.


“The Dirty River” and “Phoenix Rising”

Hey Rob,

Per our conversation over the weekend, I’ve attached two pilot treatments by my friend Joe Gironda and his writing partner Staci Greason.  I find both pieces to be very well-written with a definite AMC feel.  “Phoenix Rising” strikes me as a female Breaking Bad, while, “The Dirty River”, explores every side of the border crisis with an intriguing ensemble of characters.

Joe’s a dear friend and a tireless worker. I’d love to help him get these projects to a producer who’d champion them, so I’m wondering if you know of any who are looking for properties.  I know you’re slammed with other things, but if you have time to give them a look, I’d appreciate it.

Thanks in advance,


Scott Williams

Executive Producer “NCIS”

Co-Founder “Shane’s Inspiration”