Jim Inman

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JIM INMAN, whose new play, ‘The Room’ was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Kentucky Theatre Association’s 1st Annual Playwrights Competition and was a Finalist in the Chesterfield Writers Project $20,000 Fellowship Competition. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree and the first 'Outstanding Actor of the Year' award ever to be conferred by that school.

Soon thereafter, Jim met Flora Roberts, Steve Sondheim’s agent, who encouraged him to write. His first full-length play, THE ORIGINAL SONG AND DANCE MAN, was read by Barbara Schultz, executive producer of the 'CBS Playhouse', who asked Jim to write for the show. Shortly thereafter, he became a client of Ms. Roberts and his next play, the controversial "HELLO, BOB! WE'VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU!" won the National Repertory International Dramatist Award as the best play of the season.

A sterling production of APPEARANCES TO THE CONTRARY was produced in Los Angeles, as were innumerable One-Acts including, ONE WEEKEND NIGHT AT ONLYS, DIRECT COMMUNICATION, SWEET TALK, and TWO OL' CODGERS SITTIN' ON A BENCH IN A COUNTY SEAT TOWN SQUARE, which was also produced in New York, Milwaukee and Shanghai where it was Runner-Up in the Hewlett-Packard International One-Act Play competition.

The latter play was published in the literary journal, "Scrafitto," as was his 30-minute piece, A COUPLE OF TURNS AROUND THE BLOCK.

As a television writer, Jim was Story Editor for ROMANCE THEATRE, has written for DALLAS, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, numerous After School Specials, and developed a three-hour pilot, CURLY AND THE KIDS, for Columbia Pictures. Both his three-part Weekend Special, THE WINGED COLT, and After School Special, PINBALLS were nominated for an Emmy.

At present, Jim is working on a new play.

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