Scripts Sold and in Developement
Walt Disney Studios Director Franc Reyes
Linsefilms Director Nigel Dick
Hartbreak Films Director Melissa Joan Hart
NEBRASKA FISH AND GAME
Nazz Films Director Nick Stagliano
SHE KILLS ME
HERMANOfilms Director Edwin M Figueroa
BOBBY CASSIDY STORY
Director Kevin Connolly
Neal Gumpel and his wife, Helen Selby (famous Ford model) made a decision to sublet their 72nd street apartment and head north to Connecticut. It was then that Director/Writer Jim Sheridan showed up at their apartment seeking a sublet for his college aged daughter. Having no knowledge of Hollywood and it’s workings Neal sat and chatted with Jim as Helen showed Naomi Sheridan around the upper west side building.
lSheridan thumbed through a few pages then said the word every screenwriter dreams of hearing. “This reads great”. Little did Neal know that Jim sincerely took to Neal’s style of writing and within weeks he was whisked off to the Toronto Film Festival with Sheridan and his producing partners.
The trades came alive with Neal’s new deal with Jim Sheridan’s Hell’s Kitchen Productions of Dublin Ireland. With Jim by his side Neal was then off to Hollywood where he was picked up by top CAA agent Bob Bookman who helped open doors for Gumpel.
As a result of Neal’s script option to Hell’s Kitchen opportunities continued to open up and Neal began a stretch of script rewrites, script options and several major script sales.
He presently resides on the North Carolina Coast and is completing several feature projects and developing a Television series.