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Bob Canning
Playwright/Screenwriter

I joined Create50 in 2015. I have reviewed 468 projects.

I am an award-winning playwright now dabbling in screenwriting

Films that Inspired Me

Most anything by Alfred Hitchcock and Woody Allen. The films that INSPIRED me are "Casablanca," "The Third Man," "The Maltese Falcon" and "Some Like it Hot."

My Favorite Quote

"Why so serious?" and "Nobody's perfect."

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About Me

I was born in Brooklyn, NY, but I moved in California in 1968. After 30 years in L.A., 14 of which I worked at the Walt Disney Studios, I moved to Sonoma County Wine Country (hic!) in Northern California.

My stage plays have been produced throughout Southern California, Chicago, NY and Oregon. Several have won awards, including the Best Script of 2014 and 2015 at the County Mayo Fringe Festival in Glenmorris, Ireland.

My direct-to-video project "Takin' it Off!" went platinum in sales and begat two sequels. While I am easing more and more into screenwriting, my heart remains in the theatre. Still my screenplays have done fairly well in competitions. A partial list includes:
Semi-Finalist, Zoetrope Screenplay Competition
Semi-Finalist, Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Semi-Finalist, PAGE Awards
Finalist, Exposurama Screenplay Contest
Finalist, Table Read My Screenplay - Screenplay Contest
3rd Place, Comedy Screenplay Contest
2nd Prize, One Location Screenwriting Contest
1st Place, Fade-In Awards (Noir Category)

I would venture to say my strongest suit is writing COMEDY (95% of what I write and win screenwriting awards for is Comedy) and as a playwright that is important when writing dialogue.

My Recent Work

Screenplay: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD Draft 3 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: THE HUBBARTERIANS Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: FOUR GRAINS OF SAND Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: SHAME Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: MADAM CASTANEDA Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: COMA Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: HURTING INSIDE Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: ACUMMIN' AN' AGOIN' Draft 3 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: HAPPILY NEVER AFTER Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: PRIDE GOETH AND PRIDE COMETH Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: BLACK AND WHITE Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: BABE IN ARMS Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: WHY DOGS MAKE THE BEST DINNER COMPANIONS Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE LEGENDARY LUCRECIA LAMONT Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: Techincal Difficulties Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: THE THRILL RIDE OF YOUR LIFE Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: DOUBLE WHAMMY Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: MAD SCIENTIST Draft 3 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: Skye High Draft 4 for The Impact:50

Screenplay: A Respectable Man Draft 2 for The Impact:50

Work I Really Enjoyed and Recommend

Rhyme and Reason by Kim Wheeler

The Birthday Wish by Jan Militello

The Last Punch by Tasbir Malle

WHEN WE BECOME STARS by Stevan Serban

THE CHOSEN FEW by Shirley Day

End of Message by Barry Hood

SWEET DECEIT COMES CALLING by Dan Cassell

The Artist by Stuart White

Man Overboard! by KT Parker

Eyes Only by Dee Chilton

MIRACLE by Alistair Fryer

Mission Accomplished by Tracee Beebe

Dog Years by Tracee Beebe

Francis of Fell End Farm by Milethia Thomas

Marry in haste, repent at... by Craig Miles

Holy Galloo draft2 by David Ward

One Last Love Song by Bradford Richardson

Wipeout by Stuart White

Pleasure by Dominic Jones

All That Glisters by Sally Brockway

Pluto by Simon Thomas

Sing, Mummy! by Tracey Parsons

Best Pick-Up Line by Mary Albanese

Vossoyedinye by Terry Concannon

Reunited by Barry Hood

Sounds of Silence by Carole Trowbridge

Control Freak by Barry Hood

In Vino Veritas by Kim Wheeler

ANGEL by Alistair Fryer

Rock. Paper. Scissors (formerly Paper. Scissors. Rock) by Ben Marshall

Felipe by michele florea

Gorilla and Chicken by MJ Simpson

Beautiful by Lisa Reily

LAST ORDERS by Peppy Barlow

And Then There Were Nuns by Scott Merrow

Mustard by Jacqueline Cloake

Freedom by Simon Conway

The Conspiracy Theorist by Paul Barlow

Don't Leave Without Me by Sue Rostoni

Winds Of Change by KT Parker

Promised Land by KT Parker

It's Behind You by Barry Hood

H.2.Oh by Dee Chilton

Art Lovers by Michael Montgomery

Big Tony by Dominic Jones

Everything You Know is Wrong by Scott Merrow

No Dogs Allowed by michele florea

Tom and Mikie by michele florea

Mort and Sadie: Deckchairs by Kerry Dye

Thief in The Night by Je'anna Clements

Work I have left feedback on (10 of 468)

Rhyme and Reason by Kim Wheeler

The Birthday Wish by Jan Militello

The Mannequin Man by Stuart Creque

What He Missed by Tim Guest

THE CHOSEN FEW by Shirley Day

Rainbow Girl by Milethia Thomas

THE CHOSEN FEW by Shirley Day

The Last Punch by Tasbir Malle

We Little but We Tallawah by Beverley Cooper-Chambers

Say Goodbye by Ben Marshall

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