Heather Hale is an Independent Film and Television Director, Screenwriter and Producer, approved for NBCUniversal’s special annual million dollar development fund, pre-qualified by the International Film and Television Alliance (IFTA), the non-profit that runs the American Film Market (AFM).
Tim McGraw renewed his option on Emeline, the biopic she co-wrote. Tim Conway is attached to star in the comedy she’s currently pitching: Up Island/Down Island. Ms. Hale is in soft pre-production on the race thriller 21 Hours, development on Hook, Line & Sinker, and is booking the speakers for this year’s AFM.
Her 50 hours of award-winning television productions include: The Courage to Love, the $5.5 million dollar 2000 Lifetime Original Movie she sold off of a spec screenplay after attaching Vanessa L. Williams to star opposite Diahann Carroll, Gil Bellows and Stacy Keach. Here’s a clip. Here’s the full movie online.
For Faith for Today TV, she wrote and produced The Evidence, which won “Best New Series Pilot,” and Lifestyle Magazine, which won two Tellys. The two distance learning edutainment series she wrote for PBS (KOCE): Personal Finance: Dollars and $ense and Psychology: The Human Experience both won Emmys and ACE awards. She has written a couple of short films, including A-Date and The Perfect Husband, in which she also played one of the three leads.
Ms. Hale served as the Director of Event Programming for The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) and as a judge for numerous script competitions worldwide, most notably: NAPTE’s Hollywood Player Pitch Contest, The ABC/Disney Fellowship, The Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Competition, the College Television Emmy Awards, the 2012 Marseille WebFest and Genoa Italy’s new ENDAS International. She also served as the Official National Script Consultant for The American Screenwriters Association.
An active contributor to the entertainment community, Ms. Hale is a member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Storyboard Development Group (that meets monthly on the 20th Century Fox lot) and Showbiz Mensans. She has served as a mentor or speaker to virtually every organization in town including: The Scriptwriters Network, The Film Industry Network, The Hollywood Black Film Festival, The Moondance International Film Festival, to name but a few.
Ms. Hale has written, directed and produced in virtually every medium for a wide range of industries, highlights include: an educational series on Weight Stigma for the Rudd Institute at Yale University hosted by Emme, the first plus-sized SuperModel; a national commercial/interstitial for Gravity Defyer shoes that aired during The Bloomberg Report; a convention video for Reebok; 40-hours of Route 66/Miata-themed, interactive DVD certified warranty training for Mazda; virtual home tours of customizable tract homes for Fieldstone, the Home Builder; Regulation U (margin stock credit extension) banking compliance certification; online fish and game licensing for Texas Parks and Wildlife; a bi-lingual (Spanish and English) “How To” training video for The Legal Aid Society on matriculating the State of California Small Claims system – and even a dot com Initial Public Offering Proposal done as a Dr. Seuss-styled illustrated children’s book poem.