Jo Sparkes

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in La Plata, Maryland, The United States
March 20




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Born in Rison, Maryland, which is 'no sir' spelled backwards. Studied martial arts -- and lacking any natural ability, made every mistake along the way. Eventually the old adage, “a white belt is a black belt that never quit” proved itself.

I've published articles, watched commercials I wrote on television, and helped on set with various projects and corporate videos. Past member of the Pro Football Writer's Association, when I covered the Arizona Cardinals for a popular fan website. Unofficially (very unofficially) the first to interview Emmitt Smith as a Cardinal.

Did a short stint on a local children's television show, wrote pilots for some wonderful producers, and have been in development on a feature script of mine. Four feature script

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Dim is about a quarter written -- first draft. At the moment I'm hoping to release it first quarter next year. It might be…more
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Dim is about a quarter written -- first draft. At the moment I'm hoping to release it first quarter next year. It might be sooner, if this pilot is done quickly, which looks good right now.

All the best to you and your daughter, Kathy :)(less)
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There’s a cat in the neighborhood that Oscar wishes to meet.

Oscar being a dog and the cat being, well, a cat, I’m not entirely convinced it’s a good idea. His interest might not be benign. When I explain this, the neighbor laughs.

He says my dog has a great agent.

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