by Jim Macak

Drama | True Story

Winning Script

Logline: A young female minister two years out of Idaho farm country is drafted to start a rehab program for prostitutes in Los Angeles County. The results — dramatic missteps, heartbreaking failures and an occasional glimmer of hope.

Jim Macak is a graduate of the playwriting program at the Yale School of Drama and his plays have been seen at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, the Berkshire Theater Festival, the Caribbean-American Repertory Theater Company in New York and the Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles. He is also a graduate of the Disney Writing Program and wrote a produced comedy pilot for Disney and CBS while serving as an intern for David Milch. The pilot never made it on the air but he went on to write for three of David’s shows including NYPD Blue. Jim also wrote a number of freelance episodes for other dramas on CBS and ABC.

He served as a staff writer on the daytime drama General Hospital and the syndicated series Pensacola: Wings Of Gold. He also wrote several TV movies including Two Voices for Lifetime. Jim currently serves as an associate professor at Emerson College splitting his time between the college’s Boston and Los Angeles campuses. He teaches film and TV writing. This summer Jim shadowed James Duff, the creator and executive producer of Major Crimes, sitting in on the writer’s room and on post-production.