Joined 8 years ago from Centennial, CO USA
Award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek studied producing, directing and line producing at the Hollywood Film Institute under the acclaimed Dov Simens and at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. He studied screenwriting at The Complete Screenplay, Inc., with Sally Merlin (”White Squall”), daughter of the famed Hollywood Merlin family of screenwriters and writers, as his mentor.
Don has taught, mentored, and is a script consultant for over 400 writers, directors, producers, actors and production companies.
Don has also acted in 20th Century Fox’s “Die Hard With a Vengeance”, NBCs Mystery of “Flight 1501″, ABCs “Father Dowling” starring Thomas Bosley, Red-Handed Production’s “Summer Reunion”, and “Shamshara.”
These activities have resulted in Don’s involvement in over 100 movies during the past 23 years, from major studios to independent films including, MGMs $56 million “Warriors of Virtue”, Paramount Classics “Racing Lucifer”, American Pictures “The Lost Heart” and “Born To Kill” starring the Charles Bronson of Korea, Bobby Kim, and his internationally-known director/brother, Richard, Incline Productions, Inc.’s “Born To Win”, Olympus Films+, LLC’s “Haunted World” with Emmy-nominated PBS Producer Alison Hill, and Olympus Films+, LLCs “Faces,” “Oh, The Places You Can Go” and the award-winning “The Sand Creek Massacre” documentary film.
Don also has written and published over 500 books, short stories and articles. His books include “How To Write, Sell, And Get Your Screenplays Produced” and “The Write Focus.” He has acted as a
writing consultant for the books, “When We Don’t Remember: A Book about Incest,” “Police-Community Relations”, and “Me Jane…Not You.” Don has also ghostwritten “Urban Wakeup” and
is presently ghostwriting a book for an addiction doctor.
Don has been a guest screenwriting and filmmaking columnist for Hollywood Lit. Sales, Moondance International Film Festivals e-zine, Screenwriters Forum, Screenplace, Screenplayers.Net, Screenwriters.Net, Screenwriters Utopia, Spraka & Kinsla (Swedish), “Inkwell Watch”, and “Ink On the Brain.”Writing recognition includes Houston’s WorldFest International Film Festival, Chesterfield’s Writers Film Project, Writers Digest, The Sundance Institute, The Writer’s Network, and the Rocky Mountain Writer’s Guild, Inc.
Don is on the board of directors of the American Indian Genocide Museum in Houston.
Don is the founder and owner of Olympus Films+, LLC, a global writing and filmmaking company and a screenwriting volunteer on AllExperts.com and Kasamba.com.
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