Charles Degelman is a writer, editor, producer, and publisher living in Los Angeles.
He has written and produced documentary and educational films for TNT, Churchill Films, Pyramid Films, Philips Interactive Media, and others. Titles include a feature-length biography of filmmaker John Huston for TNT and an award-winning biography of Mozart for Philips Interactive.
His first screenplay, FIFTY-SECOND STREET, garnered an award from the Diane Thomas Competition.
His first novel, A Bowl Full of Nails, was a finalist in the Bellwether Competition, sponsored by Barbara Kingsolver. Impressions of two trips to Cuba have been published in Cuba by Travelers Tales. Excerpts from American Postcards, narrative snapshots of growing up absurd in the 1950s appear in ThriveNYC.
A longtime theater artist, Degelman co-founded the Indecent Exposure Theater Company (IndEx), an ongoing, Los Angeles - based theater company dedicated to creating original, high-quality, socially relevant work for the stage.
He serves as Editorial Director for Harvard Square Editions, a publishing house designed to cross national and cultural borders with contemporary, living fiction. He recently completedGates of Eden, a novel set inside the anti-war movement of the 1960s. Gates of Eden won a Silver Medal from the 2012 Independent Publishers Awards
His latest screenplay, The Red Car is a finalist in the American Zoetrope competition, sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola.
He recently completed an MFA degree in Communications Studies (television, film, and theater) at California State University, Los Angeles where he taught screenwriting and media studies.
Writers who believe that art can be an instrument for social change; writers who can make me laugh; writers who can teach me about the world, my community, and my own spirit; writers who can lure me into a different landscape, dreamscape, timescape, and/or escape and make me want to stay there.
Gates of Eden, a novel
A Bowl Full of Nails, a novel
American Postcards, a collection of short stories
Harvard Square Editions
Constitutional Rights Foundation
ThriveNYC, Community Media, LLC
American Bar Association
Changing the world. It needs it. Contemplating my navel as vigorously as I explore the Universe.
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