John began writing screenplays while he was still in college, when then-Warner Brothers/Seven Arts asked him to, in response to nationwide publicity John secured when he helped found and operate Operation Match, the nation’s first computer-dating company. John wrote The Brothers Match, a somewhat fictional tale of Operation Match behind the scenes. And then Warner Brothers asked him to prepare scenarios for a 13-episode television series, which he did. The TV series was never produced; neither was the movie. But John learned the ropes and, four years later, he secured a job working for Screen Presentations, a small Washington, DC production house that produced mostly training videos for various federal-government agencies. (John’s timeless MB5 Crash and Rescue Truck was produced, as was his three-part trilogy about splicing telephone cable in a manhole.) He took his film-writing talents with him when he opened his own firm in 1971, and went on to write and produce TV ads for various clients, including Super Plumber Tom Warner. Since then, John has been involved in a wide range of film and video productions; he knows his stuff.