BIO

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With seven unproduced screenplays to his credit, Jack Cusick is a student of the “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” school of screenwriting:  he makes it far enough in contests to get conversations with industry people, then starts over.  Jack started out in the film program at Long Beach State University with a Super-8 camera (which was later stolen), and now writes and rewrites his scripts (often while at what others call his “day job”).  His latest hobby is searching contest websites for his name somewhere beyond “quarterfinalist.”

Jack Cusick lives in Southern California with his wife, a constantly developing sense of self, and a weird cat.

FREEDOM ONE

  • Quarterfinalist, PAGE (2021, 2023)
  • “Double Recommend” Selection, Stage 32 (2023)
  • Finalist, Final Draft Big Break (2023)

I’M NOT JACK

  • 7th Place, Table Read My Screenplay (2019)
  • Winner, Stage 32/Gidden (2020)
  • Quarterfinalist, Academy Nicholl Fellowship (2021)
  • Quarterfinalist, Final Draft Big Break (2021)

WHITE HOUSE 101

  • 6th Place, Table Read My Screenplay (2019)

IN OUR IMAGE

  • Shopping Agreement (2020-2022)

SELF-PUBLISHED WORKS:

  • MEME (novel), 2015
  • The Lesson (short story), 2015
  • Disclaimer (short story), 2018
  • Precedent (short story), 2019

SEMINARS ATTENDED:

  • McKee STORY Seminar, 2010
  • Kaplan Comedy Seminar, 2020

INQUIRIES/PRESS:

  • jcusick42@gmail.com