Dwayne Conyers completed his undergraduate studies in the Department of Radio, Television and Film, entering the United States Air Force to command video production teams. A last-minute switch moved him into a highly technical career field where he supported four-star generals, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and NATO commanders. The highlight of his military career was writing and producing a video for President Reagan that was presented in the Oval Office. He later went on to meet and work for Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. He wrote and produced a plethora of static and interactive videos and briefings. These were widely distributed to over 1,000 offices throughout the Department of the Air Force. Additionally, two US Army Commands and one US Navy Fleet were also appreciative recipients of these materials.
Post-military, he graduated top of his class in the Warner Bros. Comedy Writers Workshop under the mentorship of Samm-Art Williams. He also studied screenwriting with Marc Lapadula at the University of Pennsylvania, Luigi DiFonzo at Harvard, Michael Hague, and Carl Sautter via the American Film Institute. Through Lapadula, he obtained representation with Vincent Cirrincione and was assigned an episode of the late ABC series Living Dolls (starring Oscar® winner Halle Berry and King of Queens star Leah Remini). He later accepted an offer to spend a year in the Republic of Singapore where he worked with American, British and Singaporean personnel to produce interactive training videos and computer based training modules.
After returning to the United States, he became Executive Producer of independent film “High Point.” He raised the majority of the production budget and arranged foreign and domestic distribution opportunities. His writing continued to win honors, including 2nd Place in the OBS Screenplay Competition (resulting in a meeting with Overbrook Entertainment), a score of 8 out of 10 on the Black List (resulting in a meeting with Film Engine), in addition to honors at the 2010 and 2016 Beverly Hills Film Festival and Cinequest.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Dwayne joined Veterans in Film and Television. He was selected by VFT to participate in a writing mentorship with the Writers Guild of America Foundation under mentors including Saul Turteltaub, Jeremy Stevens, Timothy Wurtz, Karen Struck, Marie Weiss, and Brian Anthony.
Dwayne is writer and producer of six web series, one of which is “broadcast” via Amazon Prime. Dwayne continues to write, rewrite and polish a variety of feature specs and TV pilots while volunteering his services to help other military veterans through the Writers Guild of America one-year mentorship. His unique experiences in the United States, Europe and Asia – combined with his ability to work seamlessly on both creative and scientific pursuits – promise great value to the evolving entertainment industry.
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Psalms from the Pen of the Ready Writer
by Dwayne Conyers
Published: September 22, 2010
This book, consisting of a collection of Christian themed songs and poetry, is a favorite for those who enjoy poetic lyricism and iambic pentameter. As you leaf from page to page, you will enjoy the humor, the angst, and the emotions stirred within your heart as you meditate upon each lyric.
The Naked Boy
by Dwayne Conyers
During the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Bible mentions a naked boy who ran through the garden. This obscure reference is overlooked by many, but study of biblical and historical references provides some interesting insight on the identity of this boy.
by Dwayne Conyers
Family can be a noun... a verb... or a profanity. Political consultant Raymond Isaac Vincent parlayed his life-long relationship with the President of the United States into a successful political consultancy. He is willing to risk losing all he has spent his lifetime building in a desperate attempt at reconciling his four adult children.
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