Craig Kellem's Bio
Script consultant Craig Kellem is an industry professional who has served as a development executive at Universal Television (VP of Comedy Development) where he developed and sold the hit series "Charles in Charge" as well as many other shows such as the acclaimed series, "Domestic Life" which starred Martin Mull, (executive produced by Steve Martin). At 20th Century Fox Television Craig was Director of Development for Late Night, Syndication and Daytime, where he conceived and sold the well received "Roadshow" reality pilot for NBC. He has also served as a SNL staff member (Associate Producer and Talent Consultant) and was a theatrical agent at one time, representing George Carlin and other notables.
Craig has also worked in film, having produced NBC's classic faux documentary, "The Rutles", for Lorne Michaels/Eric Idle.
He has executive produced series for both Network and Syndication—he was Co Executive Producer of "FBI-The Untold Stories" which was broadcast on ABC TV for two seasons. In addition, he Co Executive Produced, and was the show runner for the last two seasons of "The Munsters Today" for Universal.
He has created two literary projects along the way, a novelty book for Barnes and Noble, and a book on Fate for Sid Sheinberg's Bubble Factory. He has taught screenwriting at several colleges as an adjunct professor and has also conducted weekend screenwriting workshops.
He now owns and operates a successful international script consultation company, Hollywoodscript.com, which he runs with his associate Judy Kellem. Craig and Judy help writers to improve their film and TV scripts, and seriously prepare them for the marketplace.
Several films have been produced from these efforts including one studio film, several independent films and a TV movie for the Lifetime Network. Many writers have found agents and have been optioned as well.
Judy Kellem's Bio
Judy Kellem has lived and worked in various regions and capacities: In Namibia, Africa, as part of a health care program; in Lexington, Mississippi as part of a civil rights organization; in Los Angeles, California, as part of both a crisis shelter for runaways and a TV Network research team. Most recently, she lived in Bologna, Italy, directing a language school and teaching English as a Second Language. Other general experience includes research, story packaging and administrative work at Universal Studios, DreamWorks and Entertainment Weekly Magazine.
She attended Bard College, took her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and moved to New York City in 1993 receiving her Masters in English and Creative Writing from City College of New York. Judy spent many years in theatre and human rights work, before devoting herself to writing fiction and studying at the Writer's Studio in lower Manhattan.
Judy has been honored by having a story of hers ("LIMBO") published in READING ROOM/3, a prestigious book which comes out twice a year. It's published by Great Marsh Press of New York and features stories, sections of novels, essays, and poetry by well known writers with international reputations as well as new young writers just coming up. Judy and one other writer occupy the latter category. They are referred to as "New American Voices." They share the stage with the likes of Saul Bellow, Judith Rossner and Stanley Crouch (to name a few).
Judy loves working with fellow writers, traveling the minds, the imaginations and fantasies of new voices. For her, it is a real pleasure to sit down with someone's labor of love and not only enjoy the experience of reading it, but becoming part of the process toward making it even stronger.
Joelle Kellem's Bio
JOELLE KELLEM holds a B.A. from Warren Wilson College, a distinctive 4-year private liberal arts college that features a triad approach to higher education--academics, on-campus employment, and community service. She majored in Global Studies, with a concentration in Latin American Studies. While a student at Warren Wilson, Joelle became a prominent immigrant rights organizer in North Carolina. Joelle has spent time abroad studying Spanish, trade policy, and human rights in Guatemala and Mexico. She has also volunteered on the U.S./Mexico border, providing humanitarian assistance to migrants. Joelle is able to speak, read, and write in Spanish on an intermediate level. Before attending Warren Wilson College, Joelle studied at Bennington College, during which time she also worked as an America Reads tutor at a local school, helping students to develop their reading, writing, and computer skills.
Joelle has an excellent command of the English language and is a skilled proofreader. She is detail-oriented and enjoys the process of bringing pieces of writing to heightened levels of clarity and punch.