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Michael B. Druxman 
Screenwriter, Playwright, Novelist and Hollywood Historian. 

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What took you so long to get here?
Where have you been all my life?
I’ll tell you where I’ve been.  

I’ve been in show business!

Ever since I was a little kid and heard Pinocchio singing, “Hey, diddly-dee, an actor’s life for me,” that’s what I wanted. Well, not to be an actor. 
I got tired of that during my freshman year in college.

So, what to do, what to do. . .

After many years as a Hollywood press agent, I became a writer…movies, stage plays, books.  
Anything that was a challenge.  I love telling stories.

After all, with due respect to actors, directors and other artists, isn’t the only truly creative aspect of the performing arts the written word?     
Everything else is “interpretation”.

On this site you will find links to my many stage plays that are available for licensing, listings of my books that are available for purchasing, some of my screenplays that are available for optioning, plus my blog that will keep you apprised of my various on-going activities and we can get to know each other, maybe too well.

If you’re into DVDs, take a look at my monthly newsletter, BEST BETS ON DVD.

Also, if you have a story that you want told, either in screenplay or book form, I am still a writer-for-hire.  Have Mac-Will Write.

So, please sign the guest book and share your thoughts and comments on my blog.  But, let’s play nice!

Don’t be such a stranger.  Keep coming back!

Michael 


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Read Michael's new Novel of Suspense,SHADOW WATCHER.
 
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NOBODY DROWNS IN MINERAL LAKE (Audio Edition)

by Michael B. Druxman on 08/06/20

August 6, 2020

I am pleased to announce that an audio edition of my first novel, NOBODY DROWNS IN MINERAL LAKE (1999), is finally available for download via audible.com, Amazon or iTunes.

"Mineral Lake" is, of course, a pseudonym for SOAP LAKE, WA, where I spent many summers during the early years of my life. The novel of suspense, read by Chip Dolan, is the story of a homecoming that quickly develops into your worst nightmare.

"A fascinating tale based on a true story." -- John Austin, Book of the Week.

The novel is also available in paperback and Kindle editions.

BLOOD AND MONEY

by Michael B. Druxman on 07/14/20

July 14. 2020

BLOOD AND MONEY

 

 

            Filmed in the snow covered, backwoods of Northern Maine, BLOOD AND MONEY centers on a dying retired veteran (Tom Berenger) who, during a hunting trip, mistakenly shoots and kills a woman who just happens to be carrying a duffle bag of stolen money that she and her four male companions had taken during a deadly casino robbery.

 

            Trapped in the dense forest, Berenger must now outwit the four remaining bandits, who will stop at nothing, including more murders, to retrieve their pilfered loot.  His advantage is that he knows the woods, and they don’t.

 

            Directed by John Barr, the tense drama is enhanced by many magnificent winter scenes, as well as a stellar performance by Berenger in what is really an unsympathetic role.  Yet, he is the “hero” of the story, so we go along with him.

 

            The DVD from Screen Media contains a “making of” featurette that includes interviews with Berenger and others.

HOPE GAP

by Michael B. Druxman on 07/01/20

July 1, 2020

HOPE GAP is a beautifully photographed, marvelously acted drama about a depressing subject: Divorce.

Adapted from a stage play, the film stars Annette Bening and Bill Nighy as a long-married (29 years) British couple, who appear to be living a docile life together.  They have a grown son (Josh O’Connor), who resides in the city and visits occasionally.

One day, after a quarrel, Nighy, a school teacher, announces that he wants a divorce.  In fact, he’s been having an affair with a fellow teacher for over a year.

Bening becomes totally unraveled at the rejection, and it is only her son who keeps her from doing something desperate.

A major co-star in HOPE GAP is the sea side scenery, particularly the spectacular White Cliffs of Dover. 

William Nicholson wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical film, released onto DVD by Screen Media. 

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