Arnold Anthony Schmidt

Playwright

Story writer, "Tommy's Lost Weekend" of the Warner Bros. sitcom Alice, nominated for a 1985 Emmy Award.  Received 1986 Letter of Commendation from Los Angeles County for its treatment of teenage alcoholism.

Assistant Producer, "The Silence," an American Film Institute production, nominated for a 1983 Academy Award, best short dramatic film.

Highlights

                                               FILM, TELEVISION & THEATRE:
 

"Every Number Has Its Part to Play"  29.5 Hour Playwriting Festival (City Stage, Sacramento City College September 2018)
 
The Super Cilantro Girl: Three Stories of Juan Felipe Herrera.  Play based on stories by Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate.  (California State University, Fresno 2019)

“The Ghost of a Chance, or, Prometheus Unbound.”  One act comedy.  Prospect Theatre, (Modesto, 12 August 2017)

The Super Cilantro Girl: Three Stories of Juan Felipe Herrera.  Lightbox Theatre for Youth, Turlock.  (14-23 October 2016)

Screenplay: The Junkie Priest,  a 1988 script based on the best-selling life story of Father Daniel Egan.  Howard Koch, who wrote Casablanca, was Senior Story Consultant for Shirley Jones Productions.

Story for the "Tommy's Lost Weekend" episode of the Warner Bros. sitcom Alice (1984).

Screenplay: wrote a script for Deja Vu, a 1984 Cannon Films feature starring Jaclyn Smith, Nigel Terry, Shelley Winters, and Claire Bloom.

Playwright: Lonnie Chapman’s Group Repertory Theatre’s Playwriting Unit; wrote Brotherly Love, a two-act drama showcased in a workshop production (North Hollywood, 1985).