Mark Reynolds enjoyed (sporadically) a well-established career in radio broadcasting from small to major markets. He held positions as Vice President of Programming, Operations Manager, Program Director, Music Director, Talk Show Host and Morning Show Host.
Seeking a new challenge, Mark switched gears from broadcasting to achieve a long-standing goal of owning a global franchise, which he accomplished. This is where he met marketing guru, Tom Swain. They spent many an early morning at the Company discussing their mutual fondness of film.
A couple of years later, Mark found himself waxing nostalgic over drinks with Tom and a few other colleagues about his early days in radio. When Mark wrapped up his account, Tom’s immediate response was, “That should be a movie, man!”
The idea intrigued Mark, so he decided to craft those early events into a screenplay without having a clue of how to actually write a feature script.
With Tom as a sounding board, Mark stumbled his way through screenplay number one, “Radio Chaos”, the precise tale he had shared at the cocktail party.
The story worked its way from a million page mess to a finely honed script about an eager kid who gets his big break in broadcasting at a small rural radio station in the early eighties.
Since then, Mark has written several original screenplays which led to the development of the screenwriting, media, movie & entertainment industry podcast, "Make My Damn Movie" where he and Tom team up to discuss, among other things, the challenges of attempting to get a movie produced.
Frankly, the podcast was originally developed so Mark and Tom would have an excuse to goof-off and have some fun.
What they didn't expect was the "Make My Damn Movie" podcast taking off, thanks to their dedicated listeners. Here's hoping you'll come aboard as well. And if not... uhhhhhhhhh...
Also, check-out Mark & Tom on the "Radioactive Rant" podcast.