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Jon James Miller

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Jon James Miller has always been passionate about literature and film and pursued a career in the latter at Ithaca College in upstate New York, earning a degree in cinematography. He moved to Los Angeles in 1997 and worked as a muffin delivery boy to get onto movie studio lots. Jon eventually found work as a researcher and segment producer on cable documentaries for A&E, Lifetime Intimate Portraits and The History Channel. If you look closely, you can see him as a bit player in numerous reenactments. And, like everyone else in L.A., Jon wrote screenplays in his spare time.

In 2008, Jon won Grand Prize of the AAA Screenplay Contest sponsored by Creative Screenwriting Magazine for Garbo’s Last Stand. The World War II set mystery inspired

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It seems like only yesterday that my older brother Tom and I watched Star Trek on the family’s old Sony 15-inch color television set. I wasn’t sure whether the technicolor of the original show was reduced even more by our tiny set (our oldest brother watched the first moon-landing on it – that’s how old this TV was) but every show came across as if drenched in vibrant, primary colors. So, it...

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