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Mitchell GermanMitchell German is the founder of ReelWriting and creator of the software Plot Control with its “famed” Core Elements approach to building a story. He is a filmmaker, screenwriter, script doctor and screenplay consultant with 17 years of experience. He attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 1993.

Mitchell German is known for developing the screenwriting techniques known as the Thematic Gap and the Core Elements which serve as the foundation for the software Plot Control. His methods of screenwriting have literally created a buzz of their own when he released his original treatise called the “Thematic Gap” exposing how to properly integrate a theme into a screenplay/movie.

Mitchell German has sold, optioned, script doctored and consulted for dozens of companies and fellow writers. Some of the companies and producers he has done work for include Arrow Productions, Double Helix Films, Avnet/Kerner, Bayview Productions, Harbor Lights, Jacob Gardner Productions, Village Filmworks, I.R.S Harris, Golden Quill, AEI Entertainment, Regents Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Tigre Entertainment, Shadowbox Pictures, Rocky Lang (Ridley Scott’s White Squall, Titanic TV miniseries), Producer David Gil (Blind Spot, Snowboard Acadamy, Night Kill, Joe).

Howard Reichman first gained recognition at age 16 from the NAACP for producing and directing “Journey of a Dream: Dr. Martin Luther King,” which continues to be shown in the New York Public School System.

A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Film Program, Howard went on to photograph, direct and edit for various film and video production houses, including Tigre Entertainment (Destination Unknown, First in Flight).

Howard established Village Filmworks in 1999 to write, produce, and direct narrative, corporate, commercial and non-profit films and videos, including spots for MTV, CNN, The Center for Jewish History, Citigroup, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Variety.com. For two years straight, he was commissioned by Tommy Hilfiger to produce The Year in Advertising and PR.

A hired contractor to network and cable broadcasters, Howard’s technical credits include CBS News, Primetime Live, NBC-TV, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, TV Guide Channel,Ricky Martin Live in Concert, Dreamworks’ Almost Famous premiere, and NBC’s Mad About You.

A screenwriter with four feature length screenplays, Howard’s credits include “script doctor” for producer Rocky Lang (Ridley Scott’s White Squall, Titanic TV miniseries).

Howard is also the writer, director and creator of Wired City, a half-hour comedy TV pilot, which has been dubbed “a male answer to Sex and the City.” Wired City was an official selection in both the 2008 New York Television Festival and the 2009 Independent Television Festival.

In 1994 Howard Reichman and Mitchell German began working as script writing partners. Their first screenplay together titled “To Fly”, although never produced into a movie, was an overnight sensation and was seriously considered and nearly directed by Richard Donner, Arthur Hiller and Rocky Lang. The “success” of To Fly garnered Mitchell and Howard numerous opportunities to work as industry script doctors. Together they would write and script doctor four feature length screenplays.