Professor Blair is an award winning producer, writer and director of fiction and nonfiction films. He is the founder and director of the Producing Film, Television and Video Master’s program at American University.
The Producer's Sourcebook is the result of his fifty years working in the media world, including twenty-five years teaching college students the basics of being independent producers for film and television.
Lovely Rita and Curse of the Nice Guy are the first two books in the trilogy, The Education of Clark Westfield. The third book, Clark's Choice, is scheduled to be on October 5, 2018.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing journals, poems, short stories in junior high school - I wish I still had them. I wrote my first play in high school and it was performed by the high school drama club.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Education of Clark Westfield series (Lovely Rita, Curse of the Nice Guy, and Clark's Choice) is loosely based on my life with of course some dramatic embellishments and changes in characters to protect the innocent.
The Education of Clark Westfield is a three book series that starts with Lovely Rita (2016), continues with Curse of the Nice Guy (2017), and finishes with Clark’s Choice (planned 2018).
The trilogy chronicles the growth and development of Clark Westfield in a time when relationships were personal and not electronic. He comes of age in Lovely Rita, which is set in Denver, Colorado, in the spring of 1963. Clark reaches manhood in Curse of the Nice Guy, set in London, England, and Turkey in 1966/67. And five years later in Clark’s Choice he seeks maturity while living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The third book in The Education of Clark Westfield trilogy.
In his mid-twenties, Clark Westfield has it made – an exciting career traveling the world as an editorial photographer and a wonderful woman at home who loves him. But that’s all put in jeopardy when an ex-lover returns to town with a dark secret. Will he make the right choice?
A college level textbook for people who want to produce independent films and television programs. A combination of industry knowledge and practical tools to develop a film or television project from idea to distribution. Based on decades of producing and teaching experience.
Curse of the Nice Guy
Swinging London, international rugby, prostitutes, a pregnant woman, and a Turkish prison all contribute to the fun, excitement, heartache, and mortal danger that underlie the Curse of the Nice Guy.
Clark Westfield’s insular teenage life is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of Rita, a previously unknown older half-sister who arrives unexpectedly from England. His carefully constructed, socially isolated, cocoon-like personality struggles to withstand the growing internal and external pressures to change. Clark’s sexual awakening further complicates his life as he gradually opens up.