Charlie Collier here. I'd like you to meet my boss, or should I say, my creator,
John Madormo. He literally puts words in my mouth. He decides which adventures are in my future. He knows if I'll succeed or if I'll fail. Fortunately, he allows me to enjoy success far more often than failure. Let me tell you a little about him.
John Madormo, a Chicago area screenwriter, author, and college professor, has created a body of work that has attracted the attention of motion picture producers and publishers. John has sold a family comedy screenplay to a Los Angeles production company, signed a contract for a three-book deal with a major New York publisher, and was recently named the Grand Prize winner of a national writing competition.
Here are just a few of his accomplishments:
- John signed a contract for a three-book deal with Penguin Books for Young Readers. The middle-grade mystery series, "Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire," is a tale about yours truly, a 12-year-old private detective, who sets up shop in his parents' garage and solves cases for fellow sixth-grade classmates. The debut novel, "The Homemade Stuffing Caper," was released in May, 2012. The sequel, "The Camp Phoenix Caper," was released in February, 2013. And Book #3 in the series, "The Copy Cat Caper," hit bookstore shelves in September, 2013.
- John sold a family comedy screenplay, "Coach Dracula," to Dog & Rooster
Productions, Studio City, CA. (Sheri Bryant will produce; Greg Aronowitz will direct).
The film is currently in pre-production.
- He optioned a family comedy screenplay, "Two-Faced," to Doris Roberts
("Everybody Loves Raymond") Enterprises. Ms. Roberts and her manager-son,
Michael Cannata, have held the rights for the last 3 years.
- John Madormo completed a screenplay adaptation of the young adult novel,
"The Ghost of Lizard Light" by Elvira Woodruff, for Flatiron Films (producers of the
2000 release, "Pay It Forward," starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt).
John has placed in the following screenwriting competitions:
- Grand Prize winner in the 2009 Reno Film Festival Best Synopsis Contest, and received First Place Award for Best Family Film Synopsis ("Paulie Perkins, P.I.")
- First Place winner for Best Family Film Synopsis at the 2010 Reno Film Festival for
Best Synopsis Contest ("Dream Machine").
- Top 10 finalist in the BenderSpink Open Door Screenwriting Contest ("Paulie Perkins, P.I.)
- Finalist in the 2009 StoryPros Award Screenplay Contest ("Paulie Perkins, P.I.")
- 2nd Place in the Comedy Division at the Chicago Screenwriters Network 2009 Midwest Screenwriting Contest ("The Boys' Club")
- Top Ten Finalist in the 2009 Movie Script Contest Golden Brad Awards ("The Boys' Club")
- Semi-Finalist in the 2009 Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition ("The Boys' Club")
- Finalist in the WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition ("Kid Comedy")
John has also entered into option agreements with the following production companies:
Paulette Breen Productions
Bonnie Raskin Productions
Doris Roberts Enterprises
Dog & Rooster Productions
- 1980 - Present: John has taught broadcast communication courses for the past three-plus decades at North Central College, a prestigious liberal arts institution located in Naperville, IL.
And he is represented by the following agents:
Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(representing the "Charlie Collier,Snoop for Hire" mystery novel series)
Beverly Grant Associates
P.O. Box 550807
Atlanta, GA 30355
(representing screenplays, "Kid Comedy" and "Two-Faced")