Zuma on a broomstick
Zuma in a UFO


Running Naked, based on the novel Greed and Dreams by H.H. Chandler, August Films LLC, 2019
Alien Hoax, original screenplay, Joseph Singer Entertainment, 2005
Pluto Nash, original screenplay, Warner Bros., produced, 2002
Wonderman, screenplay based on the Danny Kaye film, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2002
Mystery Men, screenplay based on the Dark Horse comic, Universal, produced, 1999
Bump In the Night, original screenplay, Touchstone Films, 1997
Hocus Pocus, Walt Disney Pictures, produced, 1993
Tempted, Hollywood Pictures, 1993
Seven Heroes, original screenplay, Alberto Grimaldi Productions, 1992
Liar’s Poker, adaptation of Michael Lewis book, Warner Bros., 1991
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, (for Robin Williams) Orion, 1990
Your Wish Is My Command, original screenplay, Fox, 1990
Miracle on 34th Street, adaptation of the classic movie, Fox, 1988
Saucer, original screenplay, The Film Writers Co., 1986


White People, Southampton Writers Conference (first staged reading), 2010; Ensemble Studio Theater, N.Y.C. (main stage production) Feb/March 2011
Bar Play Night, Winterfest, EST-LA (first staged reading), 2008
Preston, Mark Taper Aud. Central Library (first staged reading), 2008
Laying Down the Law (one act) HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, 1998
The Deep End, Manhattan Punchline Theater, N.Y.C., 1985
Strange Behavior, Green Street Cabaret Theater, N.Y.C., 1984
The Smash, First Thirty, Buddy Pals, E.S.T. One Act Marathon, N.Y.C., 1980-84
The Perfect Stranger, Ensemble Studio Theater N.Y.C., 1980
The Soft Touch (pub. Samuel French) Mason Gross School of the Arts, 1974; Wilbur Theater, Boston, 1975 (winner ACTF Award Best New Play, 1974, performed at Eisenhower Theater, Washington DC)


Caliboo, half hour pilot, Hallett Lane Pictures, 2016
The Wild Hearts, one hour pilot, Scholastic Productions/CBS, 1987
Washingtoon, half hour pilot based on political cartoons by Mark Alan Stammity, Showtime, produced, 1985
The Recovery Room, half hour pilot, Columbia/CBS, produced, 1985
When In Rome, half hour pilot, CBS, 1983
St. Elsewhere: Cora and Arnie, Episode 4, 1982


B.A., English, Rutgers University, 1973
M.F.A. in Theater Arts (Playwriting), Mason Gross School of the Arts, 1978


Guest Director, Steinberg Project, Tisch School of Dramatic Writing, NYU, Fall 2011
Moderator, EST-LA Playwrights Unit, 2000 to 2009
Guest Playwriting Instructor, Grad. Theater Program, University of Washington, Spring '92
Literary Manager, Ensemble Studio Theater, N.Y.C., 1980-83
Zuma Sleeping