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This is NMI’s WRITER BANK. Writers can list their credentials here, upload samples; and also indicate their interest in finding new collaborators and/or projects.

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looking for collaborators: quick view
Danny Abosch:

Always looking for exciting new projects and potential collaborators. Particularly interested in meeting great lyricists with similar artistic tastes.

David Jayden Anthony:

Looking for a lyricist and someone to split the book for a musical with the feel of "legally blonde" / "the heathers" / "bring it on"

Edward Morris Auslender:

Yes I am always looking for collaborators and projects.

Joel Bailey:

I am open to exploring exciting ideas/concepts for musical theatre.

Russell Chan:

Looking for a song composer for my full-length musical, The Match Breaker, which has 22 original songs.

Mark Chimsky:

I'm looking for a composer to collaborate with me on my new musical.

Jill Craddock:

Yes seeking a composer for a musical version of The Heidi Chronicles to be premiered at Orlando Fringe. Also seeking a composer for short story scripts as field trip opportunity for middle and high school students. See www.readrhymerepeat.com for scripts.

Linée Ferguson:

I'm seeking book writers and composers who would be interested in collaborating on short musicals. I'm also interested in collaborating with a composer or book writer on NMI's new commercial pipeline for a full length project.

CJ Lee Garcia:

Looking to collaborate with strong bookwriters to create forward-thinking, and meaningful musicals.

Michael Harold:

Looking for Book writer with good feel for comedy, a grounded sense of drama. Understands Musicals in regards to form and structure.

Grace Jasmine:

Looking for a composer for Skin Deep and The Suicide of Sparkle Jones.

Rhonda Lageyre:

Looking for a composer for a full-length musical presently in the conceptual stage.

Anthony Marciona:

looking for projects that lean toward civil rights and lgbt issues. looking for book and lyric collaborators. Have a few story lines that need to be fleshed out.

Dan Margules:

Always on the lookout for great lyricists and composers to collaborate with. My interests vary. Got a story idea you need a bookwriter for? Let's talk.

Mark Mc Quown:

Looking for projects.

Bruce McCoy:

Yes. Music, lyrics, story. Brainstorming ideas.

Makena Metz:

Looking for composers! Looking to write in the style of classic musical theatre, jazz, rock, and maybe to even combine them all in one show?! Please let me know if you're interested in collaborating- I'm always working on something. Would love to discuss any ideas!

Will A Morrison:

I am always happy to collaborate on a project, especially with a book writer or lyricist.

Nikki Crawford:

Yes always on the look out for collaborators

P.K. SILVERSON:

Available for the right project.

Claire Partin:

Looking for a composer arranger for Barbie's Cousin the Musical

Bryon Richards:

Always, just hit me up.

Robert Cawthorne Roberson:

Presently, I am looking for people to record an original studio album of "The Cherry Orchard." Singers with a very strong acting background.

Shawn Ryan:

Looking for collaborators on two projects: A musical comedy set in north woods resort town inspired by actual law enforcement reports; An adaptation of a movie western based on The Taming of the Shrew.

Michael Gordon Shapiro:

I'm always happy to talk about prospective projects, though my existing slate of projects keeps me very busy.

Isabel Storey:

Looking for composer and lyricist for new musical, "Stilettos and Steel," set in 1960s San Francisco.

Clifford J. Tasner:

Tasner is seeking bookwriters who aren't lyricists to collaborate with. He is particularly engaged by the dark, the twisted, the satirical, but is not averse to writing gorgeous, singable songs for a romantic comedy.

Andrew Turner:

I"m not actively seeing other projects, but if the right opportunity presented itself, I would give it due consideration. I'm mostly interested in writing lyrics, and I think I'm pretty good at it. I guess time will tell in that department. Lube is a gay-themed musical, and I am strongly in favor of working on projects that contain gay elements and help advance gay rights and acceptance.

Gabrielle W. Mann:

Always interested in new ideas, and open to chatting.

BK Wells:

yes

Richard Winzeler:

Looking for a book writer/lyricist or book writer to either work on your current ides, or some ideas and themes I have. Prefer more dramatic emotional themes regarding strength of human spirit, search for authenticity, and deeper values that can touch and serve the audience. I have a strong love of the more classical musical comedy (great melodies, harmony and lyrics) so hope to meet a more contemporary based writer to bring both our strengths together. Prefer substance over style, with the emphasis on a great story, further enhanced by the score. Can write in pop, r&b, jazz, and standard musical theater.



Danny Abosch

Lyricist, Composer

https://dannyabosch.com/

Danny Abosch is a composer/lyricist whose musicals include Goosebumps The Musical (upcoming World Premiere at First Stage and Oregon Children’s Theatre, October 2016), Fancy Nancy The Musical (Off-Broadway 2012-2014, National Tour 2013-2015, Cast Recording available on Ghostlight Records), Placebo (winner of the 2012 PMTP Development Award, fully produced workshop at the Pasadena Playhouse directed by Ryan Scott Oliver, additional workshops at the University of Michigan, Oklahoma City University, Emerson College, and Pace University), Off The Wall (First Prize winner of NMI’s 2014 Search for New Musicals, 2015 workshop and concert in Los Angeles), and Miles & Me (2014 workshop at the Musical Theatre Factory in NYC). Originally from Deerfield, IL, Danny is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.M. in Music Education), and of NYU’s M.F.A. Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Danny studied musical theatre writing as one of twelve participants in the Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Project at Northwestern University, where he worked closely with Broadway composers Lin-Manuel Miranda and Craig Carnelia. Three of Danny’s songs have been chosen by William Finn for his concert series “Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know, But Should”. Danny was a founding member of the Musical Theatre Factory where he also served as its first Managing Director and co-created the acclaimed New Orchestrations series. Danny’s music has been featured on the TV shows “Dance Moms” and “Last Call With Carson Daly” as well as in the films “Waiting in the Wings” and “Missed Connections”. Danny lives in New York City and is currently working on an exciting new musical adaptation, to be announced soon.


Always looking for exciting new projects and potential collaborators. Particularly interested in meeting great lyricists with similar artistic tastes.




David Jayden Anthony

Composer

http://DavidJaydenAnthony.com/

David Jayden Anthony currently serves as the Executive Director of Arts and Teachers for Encore Education Corporation (A Chart Arts High School Network) He has taught for 12 years in performing arts colleges and high schools.


Looking for a lyricist and someone to split the book for a musical with the feel of "legally blonde" / "the heathers" / "bring it on"




Edward Morris Auslender

Composer

https://www.edwardauslender.com/

is an French-American award-winning composer, producer and sound designer who has scored over 100 films, television stage productions and family-oriented musicals, including the iconic animated French musical TV series Kiri Le Clown. He moved from Paris to Los Angeles in 2007 where he scored Henry Jaglom’s live stage production of Why We Have A Body (with a 5 piece jazz combo). In 2015 Edward orchestrated and produced Emmy award winner Tracy Newman’s children CD + coloring book I Can Swing Forever. Awarded the Dr. Toy’s Best Classic 2015 as well as received the 2015 Parents’ Choice GOLD Award. Two follow up albums for Tracy are in the making. At N.M.I. Edward collaborated with Terri Weiss (book) and Bill Berry (lyrics and music) writing the show: Monkey Mind The Musical. www.monkeymindthemusical.com


Yes I am always looking for collaborators and projects.







Joel Bailey

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0047317/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Joel is an entertainment industry hyphenate working as a writer, producer, director, and actor. His
short musical, Photo Finish (book) music by Jan Roper, lyrics Eve Weston, was produced on
Theatre Row in Hollywood by Studio C Artists. His full length musical, New York Society for the
Suppression of Vice (book) music by Jake Anthony, lyrics Patricia Zehentmayr, was given a series of
concert readings at NMI. He is currently working on a new show, Big Noise (book & lyrics) with
composer Ron Barnett.
Joel’s writing and producing credits for TV include over 200 hours of programming for Comedy
Central (Ha!), ABC (late night comedy), PBS, Sci-Fi Channel (SYFY), NBC4, Viacom, among others.
Stage acting credits: Trendy Amour, lead with Savannah Smith (Actors Studio West), 69 Degrees
Below, lead with John Laroquette (Powerhouse Theatre), Sweet Bird Of Youth, supporting with Ed
Harris (Dynarski Theatre), The Strange Case Of The Tenacious Suitcase, lead with Michael Sabatino
(Pilot Theatre), The Rose Tattoo, supporting with Karen Kondazian and Leo Rossi (Beverly Hills
Playhouse), Botticelli lead (Actors Studio West), Hostile Terrain, lead with Angel Salazar (The Circle
Theatre), Blues For Mister Charlie, supporting (Odeon Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire, lead with
Delta Burke (Stage Seven5).
Film & TV acting credits: Beverly Hills Cop, also starring with Eddie Murphy (Paramount), A Gun In
The House, starring with Sally Struthers (CBS), Joe Dancer: The Big Trade, co-staring with Robert
Blake (NBC), Flamingo Road, recurring regular with Mark Harmon (NBC), Turner & Hooch, also starring with Tom Hanks
(Disney), Santa Barbara, recurring regular (NBC), and over 20 Guest star appearances on primetime
network shows.
Joel studied writing with Robert McKee. He also studied directing with Amnon Kabatchnik, and acting
with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, and Harold Clurman. His musical theatre studies have been at the
Academy for New Musical Theatre with John Sparks, Elise Dewsberry and Scott Guy.
He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of
Television and Radio Artists, a graduate of Florida State University, and a Lifetime Member of The
Actors Studio (sessions moderated by: Mark Rydell, Marty Landau, Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, Shelly
Winters, and Paul Newman).
Joel's historical fantasy novel, The Vorpal Sword, is currently available on Amazon.


I am open to exploring exciting ideas/concepts for musical theatre.


LINK TO WRITTEN SAMPLE







Ron Barnett

Composer




Adrian Bewley

Bookwriter

http://www.adrianbewley.com/

Grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Spent a year and a half at Boston University before moving to New York City. While there, fronted the folk-rock band, Bloomsday. Stayed active in off-off-Broadway theater as both actor and playwright. Wrote two full-length plays: The Richardson Exhibit, produced in 1996, and The Ball of Roses, produced in 1998 and again in 1999. In 2000, made the move to Los Angeles. If you don't blink, you might catch him on re-runs of Six Feet Under, Dharma and Greg, and Will and Grace. Currently, he loves wearing shorts everyday while at the same time bitching about the lack of seasons. This makes him complicated.




Mark Brown

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer

http://www.markbrownwriter.com/

Mark Brown is an award-winning writer. His play Around the World in 80 Days has literally been produced around the world. It’s been produced Off-Broadway twice, all across the US, Canada, England, South Africa, Turkey, India, and Bangladesh – it’s even been produced in the Himalayas. It has been on many “Best Of” lists, has garnered many awards, and was twice one of American Theatre magazine’s Top Ten Most Produced Plays.

He’s currently working with Paul Mirkovich, his collaborator on Enchilada, on a 1960s British Invasion-inspired musical adaptation of the novel Tom Jones.

Tom Jones, his non-musical adaptation of the bawdy Henry Fielding novel, received its world premiere in 2014 and has been called “Clever, silly and highly theatrical!”

Love, the Cracksman is a throwback to the romantic comedies of Cary Grant and Myrna Loy and is currently available for a world premiere.

Mark’s play The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge has been called “a sequel worthy of Dickens’ approval,” “a worthy new entry into the holiday canon,” and is the number one selling show in the Taproot Theatre’s history.

His musical China – The Whole Enchilada was named Outstanding Musical of the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and has been called “funny, smart, surprisingly deep, and very enjoyable.”

His adaptation of The Little Prince set box office records at the Hippodrome Theatre and the Orlando Theatre Project.

Mark’s play Poe – Deep Into That Darkness Peering hasn’t won a thing but is a darn good play and should be produced more often.







Dina Bruun

Lyricist




Richard Castle

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.RIchardCastle.com

Richard is a professional lyricist, book writer and pianist. He was recently honored to have his musical The Angel of Painted Post selected for the prestigious Stephen Schwartz ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles.  He and composer Matthew Levine were invited to participate in an ASCAP / Dramatists Guild writer's exchange.  In addition to writing book & lyrics for Oklahoma in Wisconsin for the Northern Sky Theater,  Richard wrote book & lyrics for Bloodline (a new vampire musical), and the lyrics for L.A. Carmen, both of which were featured in the 2013 Stages Festival.  His Hansel & Gretel musical Witch Is It? was featured in ANMT's annual 15-Minute Musical Festival.  Richard’s songs have been performed in cabarets in both New York and Los Angeles.  He holds a BA degree from the USC School of Theatre, and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.  Follow Richard on Twitter & SoundCloud: @CastleSongs or visit his website: RichardCastle.com.




Russell Chan

Bookwriter, Lyricist

A film school graduate and a published writer. I’d been a film distributor for more than a decade, distributing international cinema in North America. Have made a number of short films, one of which had played in the Cineplex cinemas for months. Have produced several concerts and an ebook - ten short stories with music on 2CDs. Have written several screenplays of different genres, one of which, an action thriller, was a semi-finalist in both the Cinequest Screenplay Competition and the Screenplay Festival; another one, a romantic drama, was a finalist and a semi-finalist in, respectively, the WriteMovies Competition and the WeScreenplay's Diverse Voices Competition. Just finished writing a musical.

http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi466729241


Looking for a song composer for my full-length musical, The Match Breaker, which has 22 original songs.




Mark Chimsky

Bookwriter, Lyricist

I'm an established editor who has edited major best-sellers, including Johnny Cash's autobiography, "Cash." Four years ago I wrote the book and lyrics to my first musical, "The Road of Life," which was given a staged reading at the Granite Theatre in Westerly, RI, in July 2014 and a workshop production at the Musical Theatre Society of Emerson College in Boston, MA, in February 2016. I've recently written the book and lyrics for a new musical and I'd be very interested in working with a composer who is comfortable writing in a wide range of genres, including pop, R&B, jazz, and classic Broadway.


I'm looking for a composer to collaborate with me on my new musical.




Jill Craddock

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.readrhymerepeat.com

Jill Craddock is a playwright and teacher. She has written book and lyrics for Once Upon A Pill and Pearl at the 2011 and 2012 Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival. She also has a rhyming reader’s theater curriculum called Read Rhyme Repeat that is used in schools around the world. Scripts and curriculum materials are available at www.readrhymerepeat.com. These scripts are the subject of doctoral research to improve reading achievement in middle and high school students. Jill has also been a featured writer for the Orlando Fringe for various ten-minute plays. Contact Jill at jillcraddock@live.com


Yes seeking a composer for a musical version of The Heidi Chronicles to be premiered at Orlando Fringe. Also seeking a composer for short story scripts as field trip opportunity for middle and high school students. See www.readrhymerepeat.com for scripts.


LINK TO WRITTEN SAMPLE




Christopher Edgar

Lyricist, Composer

http://www.cedgarmusic.com

Writer and composer Chris Edgar has written music for film, theater, TV, digital series, commercials and more. Chris has composed music for award-winning films, including the movie musical The Breakout: A Rock Opera and his animated musical Steve’s Quest, which won numerous awards including the International Academy of Web Television’s Best Animated Series Award and the Best Original Score Award at the Hollyweb festival. Also a songwriter and drummer himself, Edgar has toured and written with signed recording artists.




Linée Ferguson

Lyricist, Composer

Linée is a lyricist/melodist, composer and vocalist who's been developing her craft for songwriting for as long as she can remember. As a 2017 NMI Core Curriculum alum, she has honed her lyric writing skills and is now seeking to develop and strengthen her composition skills. Linée resides in Mesa, AZ and is originally from Atlanta, GA. Enjoys writing more edgy, contemporary themes that explore the dark, complex and triumphant sides of our human condition.


I'm seeking book writers and composers who would be interested in collaborating on short musicals. I'm also interested in collaborating with a composer or book writer on NMI's new commercial pipeline for a full length project.


LINK TO WRITTEN SAMPLE






CJ Lee Garcia

Lyricist, Composer

CJ is a Denver area Composer and music Copyist/Engraver who primarily writes progressive chamber and vocal music. Inspired often by the literary and visual arts, CJ enjoys incorporation theatrical qualities within the music itself. CJ also writes folk, singer/songwriter, hip-hop, and rock music as CJ's primary instruments are Guitar, Drums, Bass, and Piano.

CJ earned a Bachelors Degree with distinction in Music Composition from the Lamont School of Music and served as Drum Major for the Blue Knights Drum and bugle Corps form 2012-2014. CJ now works as a SmartMusic Engraver and Music Production Engineer at MakeMusic where CJ creates choral, orchestral, cocnert, jazz, and solo content for the SmartMusic Library.

When CJ isn't writing music or working, most of CJ's free time is spent either as a freelance Copyist/Engraver (with most work done for Off-Broadway musicals) or exploring the land of Hyrule while playing the Legend of Zelda video game series.

For samples of CJ's work, please visit his website: https://cjgarciamusic.wixsite.com/cjgm


Looking to collaborate with strong bookwriters to create forward-thinking, and meaningful musicals.




James Goins

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer

http://www.jamesagoins.com

James is a member of BMI, The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs), The Dramatist Guild of America, The American Composers Forum and The Playwrights Center. He is the Executive Director of the Laity Institute of the Arts, a Private Arts Foundation which teaches the visual and performing arts to children and adults. He is also an accomplished playwright and composer. He learned to hone his skills in musical theatre through New Musicals Inc. formerly the Academy for New Musical Theatre.

He studied music under Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated composers such as Gerald Fried (Roots, Roots: The Next Generation, Star Trek, Napoleon and Josephine) Thom Sharp (When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, Aladdin, Little Mermaid) Jerry Grant (Quantum Leap, Hired to Kill, Hunter) and composition under Dr. Russel Steinberg one of America's leading Neo-Classical composer, conductor and music educators.

James was also the subject of an original autobiographical television pilot written by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin and produced by Linda Obst and Stacey Sher called "Homeboyz" dealing with the care and nurturing of hardened gang members and student dropouts in Watts and South Central Los Angeles in the 1990's. James has been directly or indirectly involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.

He has a BA in Theatre from California State University Dominguez Hills and later attended UCLA where he received his Teaching Credential and completed his training in Film Scoring from UCLA's Film Scoring program. He holds an Executive MBA from Grand Canyon University.

You can find a list of his works on his website.







Scott Guy

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.scottguy.biz

Under Scott’s tenure, NMI has developed over 100 musicals for producers across the country, and over 200 independent musicals by ANMT writers. Scott has produced several NMI musical theatre festivals and multiple seasons of concert readings and concerts. Scott’s current and recent writing projects include: Script consultant for musical version of Pirates of the Caribbean for Disney; Unspoken for Deaf West Theatre; and Darby O'Gill and the Leprechaun Queen for McCoy-Rigby Productions; Soul of Darkness with Placido Domingo; and a two-year run in NY of Just So Stories.  Six Emmy nominations, and over 100 produced television scripts for Warner Bros, FOX-TV, Disney, Discovery Channel, PBS, etc. 

Sample #1 is "I Shall Be Beautiful" from Queen Mab's Alarmingly Mandatory Bridal Shower (sung by Elise Dewsberry).





Michael Harold

Bookwriter

Michael Harold wrote the Book and Music for “Tie Dye and Pearls”. Michael has been working as a composer in Hollywood for the past 15 years. He has written music for many network commercials. At any given time you can hear his music placed in network promos on CBS, NBC, ABC, CW and FOX.

A Music Major at Stonybrook University, Michael moved to Los Angeles from New York in 1989. In L.A. he studied music at the Dick Grove School of music, UCLA Film Scoring program and the Big Band music program at California State University Northridge. Michael has toured the Europe and Asia as a bass player. Michael currently writes for several networks as well as Reality Television, Documentaries and Independent Films.

Michael Harold
4 Beatty Place
Newbury Park CA 91320

Mharold8@hotmail.com

310 529 8773


Looking for Book writer with good feel for comedy, a grounded sense of drama. Understands Musicals in regards to form and structure.







Jana Hejdukova

Bookwriter

From the Czech Republic, now living in Los Angeles.




Hazel Jade

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.JadeAnthonyCompany.com

Miss Hazel Jade is a Broadway dramaturg, investor, and co-producer, whose producing projects include Jesus Freak!, The Red Shades, and her own original musical, QUEER. She was also an investor on three Broadway musicals last season that won two Tony Awards, along with two new musicals, thus far this season. Hazel Jade also has a career as a private dramaturg for several musicals, of which she has passion for consulting with writers to see more, developed pieces with strong female leads. In her history, Hazel Jade has worked with: Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Judith Light, Our Lady J, Sara Ramirez, and more.





Sidney James

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer

SIDNEY JAMES
COMPOSER / MUSIC PRODUCER

SELECTED CREDITS

TXT – Composer [Fencesitter Films, 2018 release]
WINNIE MANDELA - Original Song [Ironwood Films, Equinox Films]
DRIVEN - Composer [Archcreek Productions]
STRANGE FRUIT – Composer, includes Score and Original Songs [Fencesitter Films]
GLORY ROAD - Composer/Producer, Incidental Music [Bruckheimer / Touchstone]
LITTLE RICHARD STORY - Music Producer & Arranger/Composer additional music [Fox]
THE PRINCESS DIARIES - Composer Additional Music / Production Music Supervision [Disney]
REMEMBER THE TITANS – Composer & Producer Additional Music [Bruckheimer / Touchstone]
THE TEMPTATIONS - Producer, selected songs & On Camera Music Supervision [NBC]
KNOCK OUT - Composer, Score and Original Songs [Renegade Entertainment]
SELENA - Music Supervisor / Song Producer / Composer Additional Music [Warner Bros.]
SUGARTIME – Composer / Music Supervisor / Song Producer & Arranger [HBO]
VEGAS, CITY OF DREAMS - Composer & Music Supervisor [DMG Entertainment]
THE OTHER SISTER - Composer Additional Music / Production Music Supervision [Disney]
NORMA JEAN AND MARILYN - Music Supervisor / Song Producer / Composer Additional Music [HBO]
SISTER ACT II - Producer & Arranger selected songs [Disney]
SWING KIDS - Production Music Supervision, Supervisor On Camera Music [Touchstone]
ROMY and MICHELE: IN THE BEGINNING - Composer Original Songs, Music Supervision [ABC]
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT – Music Supervision, On-Camera Sequences [Touchstone]
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU - Song Production [Touchstone]
BUG BUSTER - Composer [DMG Entertainment]
200 CIGARETTES - Producer & Arranger, selected songs [Paramount]
SEX AND THE CITY - Composer, selected cues [HBO]
THE MISERY BROTHERS - Score Composer / Song Producer [Loco Motion Pictures]
KEEPING THE FAITH - Song Production & Arranging [Touchstone]
PAINT & PROCESS - Composer & Sound Design [Artist Productions]
STORYBOOK - Composer & Music Supervisor [ Loco Motion Pictures]

Additional Feature Film Music Credits: ‘LORD OF WAR’, ‘STATESIDE’, 'FANTASIA 2000',‘TALL TALE’, ‘SNEAKERS’, ‘FATHER OF THE BRIDE II’, ‘THE BODYGUARD’, ‘ROCKETEER’, ‘PRETTY WOMAN’, ‘DANGEROUS MINDS’, ‘ED WOOD’, ‘100 GREATEST MOMENTS IN L.A. SPORTS’, ‘CROSSROADS’,
‘DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS’, ‘NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VAN WILDER’, ‘MR. WRONG’,
‘ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM’, ‘JOE SOMEBODY’, ‘BORN YESTERDAY’, ‘SHOUT’, ‘PRINCESS DIARIES 2’, ‘DICK TRACY’, ‘THE COMPETITION’, ‘SO FINE’, ‘THE REAGANS’, ‘ANNIE’

Original Music Included in: ‘THE BIG BANG THEORY’, ‘ER’, ‘SMALLVILLE', ‘MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE',
‘THIRD WATCH’, ‘DAMAGES’, ‘THE WRITERS HOT LIST’, ‘TRAVEL IN STYLE’, ‘GIRLFREINDS’,
‘THE BEST WEEK EVER’, ‘TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, ‘WEST WING’,‘THE WOMEN OF CAMELOT',
‘MTV UNDRESSED’, ‘CHICAGO HOPE’, ‘PUNK’D’, ‘THE OSBOURES’, ‘ED’,
‘INSIDE HOLLYWOOD’, ‘EVERWOOD’, ‘SISTER, SISTER’, ‘GLOBAL BUSINESS’, ‘JIMMY GLICK’,
‘NO ORDINARY FAMILY’, ‘AMERICA’S UGLIEST KITCHENS’, ‘TART’, ‘CREATURE COMFORTS’,
’THE 50 BIGGEST CELEBRITIES’, ‘TRU CALLING’, ‘NERO WOLF MYSTERIES’, ‘TIMELOCK’,
‘ALWAYS GREENER’, ‘STATESIDE’, ‘FAMOUS CRIME SCENE’, ‘SHARK’, ‘ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’,
‘HOW DO I LOOK’, ‘MY SUPER SWEET 16TH’, ‘LIFE’, ‘THE COMPANY’, ‘IN STYLE’,
‘NO ORDINARY FAMILY’, ‘BOOMTOWN’, ‘DESIGN RULES’, 'MAX KEEBLE’S BIG MOVE',
‘CLEAN HOUSE’, ‘STUDIO 60 ON SUNSET’, E!, CNN, MTV, WB NETWORK

Music Production with Artists that Include: JENNIFER LOPEZ, BETTE MIDLER, HEATH LEDGER, MADONNA, TONY BENNETT, MANDY MOORE, LITTLE RICHARD, ANNE HATHAWAY, MIRA SORVINO, THE TEMPTATIONS, JULIE ANDREWS, MANDY POTIMKIN, CHRISTINA RICCI, KIM BASSINGER,
BRITTANY SPEARS, MARY LOUISE PARKER, STAN GETZ, ED NORTON, DIANNE LADD,
WOOPI GOLBERG, CHUCK BERRY, ANGELA BASSET, LAURENCE FISHBURN, JOHN TRAVOLTA

Professional Memberships Include: THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS,
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MUSIC ARRANGERS AND COMPOSERS, DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA




Grace Jasmine

Bookwriter, Lyricist

Grace Jasmine, Lyricist, Librettist for F**ked Up Fairy Tales and Sybil’s Closet, is a member of New Musicals Inc. and a writer in a variety of different genres. With 47 nonfiction books in print she decided to return to her first love, writing for theatre. Shows include, Rainbows, Tim Doran, composer (produced off-off Broadway), The Lover--A Tale of Obsessive Love, Ron Barnett, composer (Lonny Chapman theatre premier). Jasmine’s works in progress include: Skin Deep, The Suicide of Sparkle Jones, The Rage of Ordinary People, and The Secret Sorrow of the Silent Mind. Jasmine is pursuing her MFA in Screenwriting and Playwriting at the University of California at Riverside, and is a native Californian living in Arizona. Thanks to her supportive husband, Al, and her amazing daughter, Daisy, and to Elise, Scott, John, and Mickey for their inspiration, advice, and support. Big thanks to her amazing composers, David Anthony and Ross Plotkin.


Looking for a composer for Skin Deep and The Suicide of Sparkle Jones.




Ariana Johns

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.vampingoproductions.com/

Ariana's plays have been produced in NYC, L.A., and Regionally. She wrote the lyrics for the musical 'BUZZ, Son of a Bee...an actor's life for me', which was produced at The Sargent Theatre (ATA) in NYC. She also wrote the lyrics for the 20 minute musical, 'Illyrium Delirium', which had staged readings at Westbeth and the Episcopal Actor's Guild. Her play Moonbite...a montage of radiant lunacy was featured in the Woodstock Fringe Festival (where she was the Playwright in Residence) after a sold-out run at Actor's Art Theatre in L.A. She performed her solo play, Vampingo...a comedy with bite at the NY International Fringe Festival, as well as at The Lodestar (NYC) and Actor's Art, and she writes/acts with The MotherLine Project at Dixon Place, and has performed new work at the Musical Theatre Factory. Her musical comedy/improv group OK, So We Lied! was a NYC staple, in addition to touring colleges and corporate events, and her comedy duo, Too Idiots with John Ten Eyck (MTV) had three sold-out final reunion tours... Ariana recently performed the second installment her Cabaret show, A Dreamer's Guide to the Galaxy, at Don't Tell Mama NYC, and has appeared at The Metropolitan Room. ​Member: Dramatists Guild, Musical Theatre Factory, Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Unit, Off Broadway Alliance, Actor's Art Collective, WomenArts.







Dawn LaBuy-Brockett



Author of "Butterflies" (A full-length musical play)




Rhonda Lageyre



If life is but a series of acts, Rhonda’s second act is all about her passion for writing musical theater. But before that, her creative process began as a poet and short story writer who moved on to earn a BA in Journalism from the University of Southern California. Switching gears, she went to work for many years as a photographer for Associated Press, telling her stories through the eye of a camera. She also wrote a few primary-age children's books during the raising of her own daughter. In the fall of 2017 Rhonda became involved in NMI, where she took part in their 9-month Core Curriculum program. Her collaborative 15-minute musical, The Legend of the Brothers Legrand, premieres at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2018.


Looking for a composer for a full-length musical presently in the conceptual stage.




Anthony Marciona

Lyricist, Composer

http://www.anthonymarciona.com

a broadway actor since the age of five, have worked with harold prince, angela lansbury, stephen schwartz, f. murray abraham, jerome robbins, and many other broadway luminaries. Have composed 2 full length musicals: MURDER AT THE PALACE - a comic whodunnit murder mystery based on Hamlet and POWDER PUFF DERBY - a musical based on Amelia Earhart and her team of female flyers.


looking for projects that lean toward civil rights and lgbt issues. looking for book and lyric collaborators. Have a few story lines that need to be fleshed out.







Dan Margules

Bookwriter

http://www.scriptipps.com/

Dan began his writing career as a jazz critic for a number of publications throughout Southern California. His first short film, Begleiter, featured original music by Weather Report’s Alphonse Mouzon and won awards at the Anchorage and Big Island film festivals. In 2005, he co-founded and was president of San Diego Filmmakers, and, more recently, launched ScripTipps, a series of ebooks on screenwriting. His first writing credit for the stage was the time-travel comedy Have a Nice Trip, a 15-minute musical developed as part of ANMT’s Core Curriculum. He is currently developing a full-length musical based on North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, a memoir by Candace Jane Kringle, the daughter of Santa Claus, and a short musical comedy about internet porn for the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival through NMI's General Workshop.


Always on the lookout for great lyricists and composers to collaborate with. My interests vary. Got a story idea you need a bookwriter for? Let's talk.


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Mark Mc Quown

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.MarkMcQuown.com

Short writing biography for Mark Mc Quown

Mark Mc Quown is the co-screenwriter of the feature, “PJ”, starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo, Hallie Kate Eisenberg and company. This film is partially based on Mark’s award-winning play of the same title. Mr. Mc Quown is a published writer with several articles in the onetime popular magazine, Petite.

Mr. Mc Quown has won many writing awards for the following; “The Rocking Horse Christmas”, first place in the animation genre at The Santa Clarita International Film Festival in 1997, Quarter Finalist in The Chesterfield Screenplay Fellowship in 1997 with “Pier 21”, Semi Finalist in The Chesterfield in 1998 with “The China Tiger”, Quarter Finalist in 2000 in Scriptapalooza with, “ Jane The Legend of Mountain Charley”, Finalist in The International Family Film Festival 2005 with the animated feature, “The Cat and The Rat” (co screenwriter), Quarter Finalist in The Fade In Magazine Screenplay Contest in 2005 with, “The Missing Link” and Quarter Finalist in The Zoetrope contest in 2007 with “The Sudan”. Most recently Mark’s full length play, Resurrection Of The Snowbird was The Finalist in The Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado and his screenplay, “The Contractor” (co-writer) has reached the Semi Finals of The Fade In Awards Screenplay Contest, 2015.

Mark has an MFA in Directing for the Stage from The School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA. Mr. Mc Quown is a member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, The New York Dramatist Guild, Association of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP) and InkTip.com online screenwriter service.

Mr. Mc Quown has finished his 316 page, 110,000-word Fiction novel, Marlowe, about a mouse who speaks and wears a suit.


Looking for projects.


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Bruce McCoy

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer

http://mccoyspots.com

PROFILE
I am the composer, lyricist and book writer for the Musical “Blue”.
EXPERIENCE
A life-long musician and composer, I started out in the ad business as a
jingle writer. This led to copywriting and filmmaking. In my positions as
Creative Director of Advertising at DDB Needham San Francisco and The
Walt Disney Company, I wrote, produced and directed hundreds of TV &
Radio spots seen and heard all over the world. I worked closely with the
Disney Entertainment Division to re-stage, re-arrange, re-record and direct
the cast of Disney Musicals for filming. Shows like; Beauty & The Beast,
Aladdin, The Lion King, The Spirit of Pocahontas, Hight School Musical, etc.
The filmed/edited footage was used for the Marketing and Advertising of
Disney Shows around the world. I’m currently putting the finishing touches
on my full length Musical, “Blue”.
EDUCATION
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON
SKILLS
Composing, Lyric Writing, Arranging, Book writing, Film/Video Producer/Director/
Writer.
Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals. Recording Engineer/Producer. Video Editor.
REFERENCES
Some of my TV and Radio Spots are at -
mccoyspots.com
BRUCE MCCOY BIO


Yes. Music, lyrics, story. Brainstorming ideas.


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Yolanda Mendiveles

Bookwriter




Makena Metz

Bookwriter, Lyricist

https://newplayexchange.org/users/15083/makena-metz

Makena Metz (bookwriter & lyricist) is an LA native who intends to redefine Epic Theatre for the 21st century. She received her BFA in Playwriting/Theatre Directing from Columbia College Chicago (Class of 17′). This summer she was ecstatic to have attended The Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive for their annual workshop. Her drama Quench premiered at The 2017 Lift-Off Festival for The Navigators Theatre Company in Brooklyn, New York and her farcical comedy Pirate’s Weekend: Three Nights in a Harbor was in at The Fountain Theatre’s 2017 Fall Rapid Development Series in Los Angeles. Makena is currently in the New Musicals Inc. CORE Curriculum for Musical Theatre Writing. Makena is interning for The Jim Henson Company, and has interned for Walt Disney Imagineering, The Second City, The Road Theatre Company, and more.


Looking for composers! Looking to write in the style of classic musical theatre, jazz, rock, and maybe to even combine them all in one show?! Please let me know if you're interested in collaborating- I'm always working on something. Would love to discuss any ideas!




Will A Morrison

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer

Will Morrison is a Boston based composer, arranger, orchestrator, bookwriter and director. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016 with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. While at Berklee, he directed productions of Next to Normal, and Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, produced numerous shows, and participated in their 24 Hour Musical Theater Workshop as a composer (Hebanon 2014; Stella 2015). He was also a board member of the Berklee Musical Theater Club, winning the Student Affairs Award for Student Leadership and Innovation while being President of the Club. He is currently working as a front of house staff member for the Huntington Theater Company in Boston, while continuing to work on writing projects by himself and with collaborators. Follow Will on Twitter @wam95 and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wamorrison95/


I am always happy to collaborate on a project, especially with a book writer or lyricist.






Nikki Crawford

Bookwriter

Hi am Nikki and I've been writing since a young age


Yes always on the look out for collaborators


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P.K. SILVERSON

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.fableusmusical.com/

A figment of his own fevered imagination, P.K. Silverson had been chained to a keyboard by the forces of advertising for the bulk of his mere mortal adulthood until released by the hero of his first published book, The Fairy’s Tale. Three more books in the award-winning Magic Triangle Trilogy series have followed, with two more completed and pending publication. When not hopelessly lost in fantasy, Paul has optioned four screenplays and earned Semi-Finalist in the Motion Picture Academy’s prestigious Nicholl Fellowships competition. A member of The Dramatists Guild, Paul was invited to participate in the Guild’s 2015 Book Exchange, where he met composer Gary Sironen. As a team, they created the musical Fable Us! which covers the final act of the life of the world’s most famous story-teller: Aesop. Paul resides in Los Angeles, California, where his spouse and inspiration, Kathryn, provides him with a loving link to the real world, such as it is.


Available for the right project.


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Claire Partin

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.clairepartin.com

Claire placed as a semifinalist at Slamdance and as a finalist at Page and First Glance with her screenplay about 9/11 called SNOW DAY. Her critically acclaimed one woman show BARBIE'S COUSIN is in development as a musical. She produces and hosts the storytelling show MOMENTS OF CLAIREITY and has performed personal stories at Muse Salon, Breaker/Broken, Northwestern Alumni, Bada Bing, 10x10, Mysterious Headspace and Blank Space. Her stories can be found at https://furryosity.com, and SKYMALL THE MUSICAL!, the music video she co-wrote and co-produced, can be seen at http://www.funnyordie.com/skymallthemusical​.


Looking for a composer arranger for Barbie's Cousin the Musical




Holly Reed

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer

http://www.comefindmemusical.com

Holly is an actress/singer/songwriter with an extremely active muse, a surplus of passion, and a resolute drive to achieve. Having established an award-winning advertising and design firm, as well as enjoyed a lifelong performance and directing career, Holly is blessed to be able to embrace multiple aspects of her creativity.

Various theatre roles include Oliver (Nancy), Willy Wonka (Ms. Teevee), The Little Princess (Miss Minchin), and the International Ballet Theatre’s premiere of The Weaving (Corrie ten Boom). Holly has been featured in video, film and commercials and enjoys mentoring others in acting and vocal coaching. Serving as the wife of a worship pastor, Holly has also produced and directed multiple children’s and adult musicals in various churches for over 20 years. Holly was honored to produce her first full length musical Kringle: Born to Believe in Dallas in 2014 which she wrote (book and lyrics) along with her husband Kelvin (music). 

Combining her talents, Holly is privileged to be the graphic designer for several Broadway powerhouses, including Ken Davenport's The Producer's Perspective, Jordan Scott Gilbert's Good News Theatrics, and Carol de Giere, author of Defying Gravity: the Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz and Godspell: Inside a Transformative Musical. She also curates the popular singer's resource MusicalSingers.com and is an Associate Theatre Critic for DFW's The Column. Holly is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.




Bryon Richards

Bookwriter

is a novelist at heart and was slightly nudged into the musical theater scene by a certain piano player and has embraced it with open arms, with two 15-minute musicals under his belt, Frankie’s Laundry and The Smartest Zombie at Harvard. Besides writing for the theater and working on his upcoming novel, he also writes for television and does a journalism piece or two. By also being a world traveler, he finds endless inspiration in the people he meets from every culture and background.


Always, just hit me up.




Robert Cawthorne Roberson

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npxITPL4L7c&t=218s

I have performed In Paris, Germany, and Poland. With workshop productions in the city of Poznan of "The Cherry Orchard." I also had a workshop production "Angel City Diamond Case" at the Los Angeles Dance Center in the 80s. Presently working on Emma B. a musical version of Madame Bovary.


Presently, I am looking for people to record an original studio album of "The Cherry Orchard." Singers with a very strong acting background.




Shawn Ryan

Lyricist

Participated as a lyricist in CORE program in 2014/2015. Collaborated on 15 Minute Musical "Fork You".
Currently working on original musical about the death of a prostitute in the boomtown of Virginia City.


Looking for collaborators on two projects: A musical comedy set in north woods resort town inspired by actual law enforcement reports; An adaptation of a movie western based on The Taming of the Shrew.


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Michael Gordon Shapiro

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer

http://www.mikemusic.com

Theatre: Composer/lyricist of SUPER SIDEKICK: THE MUSICAL, published by Samuel French. (2011 Hollywood Fringe "Best of Fringe" winner; NYC Fringe Encore Award winner) http://tinyurl.com/nd52sfg; Composer/lyricist/bookwriter for short musical anthology A FEAST OF SNACKS (nominee, 2016 Hollywood Fringe festival Best Musical). Currently developing THE BULLY PROBLEM, a full-length lightly-science-fictional musical for young performers (http://thebullyproblem.com).

Film/games/TV projects: see www.mikemusic.com


I'm always happy to talk about prospective projects, though my existing slate of projects keeps me very busy.







Kenneth Stone

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.kenstone.us



Isabel Storey

Bookwriter

http://www.storeyproductions.com/

Looking for composer and lyricist for new musical, "Stilettos and Steel," set in 1960s San Francisco.




Clifford J. Tasner



http://www.cliffordjtasner.com/

orchestrates big Hollywood films (Argo, Life of Pi, Harry Potter, The Hobbit) and the composer of smaller ones. His score for Verbatim: The Ferguson Case was heard last year at the Sundance Film Festival. For the past 16 years, Tasner has been writing and producing the songs for the political satire street theater collective, The Billionaires. He’s hard at work finishing their latest album, Favorable Business Climate. His great love is Musical Theater. He has been a participant in ANMT/NMI since 2009. “The Unspoken” is his second collaboration with Scott Guy. You can hear more of Tasner’s work at CliffordJTasner.com


Tasner is seeking bookwriters who aren't lyricists to collaborate with. He is particularly engaged by the dark, the twisted, the satirical, but is not averse to writing gorgeous, singable songs for a romantic comedy.







Andrew Turner

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://ajturner.net

I've only been writing for ten years. I'm an author, playwright/librettist, and lyricist. On the author front, I've published four sci-fi novels and one non-fiction book. I have completed one additional sci-fi novel which is in final editing, and about 2/3 of another that is in draft form. I've written the book and lyrics for two full-length musicals, "Wisteria" and "Lube: A Modern Love Story." The former was a collaboration with long-time friend and musician, Faith Page (http://faithpage.net), and the latter was with Brandon Bowerman, a second-year music student at UCLA. The book for Wisteria was never completed, and it's a project I'll get back to someday. Lube is finished and ready for staging. Since this is my first time, I'm sure there will be a lot of work to do on Lube before it actually opens, and I'm completely open to collaborating with a producer or theater company to get it ready for its world premiere.

Attached below are three additional songs from Lube, apart from what I uploaded for the New Voices project. The first is sung by homophobic Mary who is complaining that Andy, who is under a lot of pressure because his best friend David is depressed and suicidal, has been acting up a bit. The second is sung my Manny's girlfriend Lizze once she realizes what has been going on the whole time -- that her boyfriend is really gay, but is deathly afraid of acknowledging that fact or coming out of the closet. The final one is sung by 'fire and brimstone' Pastor Baker, who preaches eternal damnation for homosexuals, to Manny who has come to him seeking advice about his 'gay friend.'


I"m not actively seeing other projects, but if the right opportunity presented itself, I would give it due consideration. I'm mostly interested in writing lyrics, and I think I'm pretty good at it. I guess time will tell in that department. Lube is a gay-themed musical, and I am strongly in favor of working on projects that contain gay elements and help advance gay rights and acceptance.


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Gabrielle W. Mann

Bookwriter, Lyricist

https://www.gabriellewagner.com

see under actor or general profile - or email me for more info gabwagmann@gmail.com
City of Light (with Jan Roper and Julie Weiner) www.cityoflightmusical.com
Untitled Faerie Project (with David Orris)
iWish (15 minute musical, with Bryan Blaskie and Lawrie Chiaro)


Always interested in new ideas, and open to chatting.




Melanie Watson



Melanie Watson is a singer-songwriter who has found her niche in the musical theatre as a top line songwriter, writing both lyrics and melodies. Beginning as a musical theatre performer in childhood, she later brought this talent to her university experience where she performed in shows such as Into the Woods, Kismet, and Snow White. Watson appeared in various roles over multiple seasons in the passion play, The Promise at the Texas Amphitheater, where she also served as choreographer. She performed in The Sound of Music at the Granbury Opera House. She has spent years serving her community as a member of the worship team at her church, leading with keyboard, guitar, and vocals as well as coordinating and leading the college worship band. Watson had a winning song in the Singing News Songwriter Search in 2016 and several cuts by national artists published on their albums, groups such as The Talleys and 11th Hour among others. Watson is a member of Los Angeles based New Musicals Inc., and is currently working on a short musical, The Split, which is set to premier in June at the Hollywood Fringe Festival at the Broadwater Theatre. A proud native Texan, she resides in East Texas with her husband and her 6 musical children, who she informally refers to as the VonWatsons.
 





BK Wells

Bookwriter, Lyricist


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Richard Winzeler

Lyricist, Composer

http://www.richardwinzeler.com

Songwriter/composer/actor/singer with both recording and theater credits. Earliest work in piano accompaniment for singers and choreographers, on to musical direction for acts for Vegas, Tahoe and internationally, to songwriter/composer for commercials, TV, and now musical theater.


Looking for a book writer/lyricist or book writer to either work on your current ides, or some ideas and themes I have. Prefer more dramatic emotional themes regarding strength of human spirit, search for authenticity, and deeper values that can touch and serve the audience. I have a strong love of the more classical musical comedy (great melodies, harmony and lyrics) so hope to meet a more contemporary based writer to bring both our strengths together. Prefer substance over style, with the emphasis on a great story, further enhanced by the score. Can write in pop, r&b, jazz, and standard musical theater.







Chana Wise

Bookwriter, Lyricist

http://www.chanawise.com

Chana Wise is a playwright and lyricist born and raised in Southern California. She has written both book and lyrics for Mary Marie (NAMT Festival, 2014, Richard Rodgers Award finalist), Bagels! the musical (Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest finalist), Tinseltown Christmas (UC Irvine, 2012) and The Coffee Quintet - a short musical film (www.thecoffeequintet.com), all with music by Carl Johnson.  Chana also wrote lyrics for The Max Factor Factor, (music - Joe Blodgett, book - Adrian Bewley) produced by NMI at the NoHo Arts Center in August, 2014, Earthbound, (book by Adam Hahn, music by Jonathan Price) and The Island, (book and music by Jonathan Price), both produced by SkyPilot Theatre and premiering at T.U. Studios in Hollywood, June 2012 and July 2013, respectively. She is currently writing lyrics for Cardinal Sins, a new musical to open at Center Stage Theatre in Washington, May, 2017. www.chanawise.com


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