Will Todd

Biography

ALL ABOUT TODD

1960: Born.

1961-1982: Grew up. Did non-writing stuff.

1983-1985: Worked with NASA as Aerospace Engineer. Started writing scripts part-time for no money.

1986-1987: Started writing scripts full-time for no money.

1988-1990: Wrote for first two seasons of "THE WONDER YEARS". Nominated for Emmy, Humanitas, and Writers Guild Awards. Won Humanitas and Writers Guild. Lost Emmy to pilot of "Murphy Brown" but I'm not bitter anymore especially since show never lived up to its potential.

Wrote the first two "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" movies. Became rich, but with occasional pangs of guilt.

1991-1992: Tried to elevate the quality of films coming out of Holywood by rejecting all script assignments and writing only on spec. I.E., Obscurity and Unemployment.

1993-1995: Ran away to Europe for a few months, returned, wrote first play. Ran away to Asia for a few months, returned, directed first short film.

1996: Stopped running long enough to get in line to write a feature film version of "I Dream of Jeannie". BLINK! Next.

1997-1999: Completed Quest for Seven Continents with travels to Africa, Australia, South America, and Antarctica (whiter even than The Blank Page).

2000-2002: Solidified reputation as International Man of Leisure. Blew it by writing a book in here somewhere.

2003-2005: Nap.

2006-2007: Wrote, produced, and directed a 90-minute compilation of comedy shorts called "42 STORY HOUSE". Sold very nearly that many DVD'S.

2008-2009: Pangs of guilt concerning sudden wealth now a distant memory, sought status as "Too Big To Fail". Failed.

2010: Attempted to finance an indie movie called "WHY THE SQUIRREL WON'T FRY". Fried.

2011: Published first eBook "THE TELLING OF MY MARCHING BAND STORY". Achieved Complete World Domination. (Pending)

Where to find Will Todd online


Where to buy in print


Books

Trivial Pursuits
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
“TRIVIAL PURSUITS” is a 3-act, 1-set play in which 4 characters - diagonal vertices of a box called "maleness" - discuss their favorite subject - "femaleness" - while playing a (sometimes metaphorical) board game. Warning: It ain't dinner theater. [Note: I'm a screenwriter ("THE WONDER YEARS", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES") and this story is presented in its original scripted format.]
The Barn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,220. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
This is a Television Pilot Package, specifically a 1/2 hour dramedy about "a struggling community theater, presented in 5-episode arcs each based on a well-known musical." [Note: I'm a screenwriter ("THE WONDER YEARS", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES") and this package includes a pilot script presented in its original teleplay format.]
Take Off!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
This is a television pilot package, a 1/2 hour comedy series that offers "a behind-the-scenes look at a locally-funded travel show that reports from destinations around the world on a VERY low budget." [Note: I'm a screenwriter ("THE WONDER YEARS", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES") and this package includes a pilot script presented in its original teleplay format.]
The Last Reel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,170. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
Decryption (Level I): Two fugitive operatives are rounded up by the C.I.A. to recover the mysterious film they once lost... reopening personal wounds... and national secrets. [Note: I'm a screenwriter ("THE WONDER YEARS", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES") and this story is presented in its original screenplay format.]
Y.M.I.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,600. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
Choir, listen to the pitch: A diverse chorus of teenagers unite during a whirlwind musical tour of Europe. [Note: I'm a screenwriter ("THE WONDER YEARS", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES") and this story is presented in its original screenplay format. To learn more about me, or this title, please visit ToddTrumpet.com!]
The Zen Of Art
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
A Comedy about Zen Buddhism? Hai! Art Westin - high-strung, plugged-in, always-selling - is forced to spend a week in a Japanese Zen monastery... where he encounters a unique koan (“riddle”) of philosophy and phunny... culminating in a moment of satori (“insight”) that changes his life. But will this enlightenment last when he returns to the West?
The Penny Raffle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,750. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
Reeling from sexual discrimination, advertising expert Penny Mann decides to market her only remaining asset: Herself. A "penny" raffle. $0.01/ticket. Will it be heads? Or tails? [Note: I'm a screenwriter ("THE WONDER YEARS", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES") and this story is presented in its original screenplay format. To learn more about me, or this title, please visit ToddTrumpet.com!]
The Making of 'Sex and Violence'
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,800. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
"The Making of 'Sex and Violence'" is a mock-umentary in the tradition of "This Is Spinal Tap" about the movie business. [Note: I'm a screenwriter ("THE WONDER YEARS", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES") and this story is presented in its original screenplay format. To learn more about me, or this title, please visit ToddTrumpet.com!]
Reborn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,730. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
What if you could start over? What if you could wipe clean your entire past - gone - and begin a new life? A lonely man, struck by lightning, loses all memory of the past. Or is he just using the accident as an excuse to start over? “REBORN” is a comedy of "un-inhibition", where change in an instant can happen via a flash of lightning... ...or simple inspiration. The choice is yours.
The Cyberjack
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Sci-Fi
Which would you choose? Perfect fantasy? Or real, but imperfect, love? In the near future, a scientist seeks to create Virtual Reality, and tests his theory by wiring his own brain... jeopardizing his growing connection with an actual woman. A real, but imperfect, love? Or perfect fantasy? Which would you choose?
Why The Squirrel Won't Fry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Comedy
Four enginerds are perfectly content to sit around a luncheonette talking about the girls of "Star Trek", until one decides to boldly go where none of them has gone before: On a date. [Note: I'm a screenwriter ("THE WONDER YEARS", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES") and this story is presented in its original screenplay format. To learn more about me, or this title, please visit ToddTrumpet.com!]
The Telling Of My Marching Band Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,660. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ba-aaand! Readyyyyy... ONE! This is the (mostly) true tale of joining one of the best college marching bands in the country. Readyyyyy... TWO! As a bonus, the screenplay is included for those with a genuine interest in scriptwriting, i.e., anyone not actually affiliated with Hollywood. Readyyyyy... THREE! I used to write for "THE WONDER YEARS", so expect humor AND heart. Ba-aaand! READ!

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