|Brett Renwick has worked as a marketing executive for Nielsen Media Research, Inc., a pure-play dotcom, Great Brands of Europe, Inc. (Evian, Dannon, Volvic and LU Biscuits North America), and Sony Theatres (A Division of Sony Corp. of America). His first novel Wired For Chaos (a science fiction thriller) was sold earlier this year to Creation Books, Inc. His second novel, Requiem For A Loser † Mesdames Et Messieurs, Un Vampire Extraordinaire, Madame Tracy, is contemporary-mainstream that will resonate with urbane readers everywhere. |
In 1993, he joined the Dark Body Writer’s Collective started by Bridgette M. Davis (director of Naked Acts, author of Shifting Through Neutral) and began work on his first novel. As a private, not-for-profit, writer’s workshop they meet monthly for readings and critiques. The members consist of a reporter for the Wall Street Journal (Leon E. Wynter, author American Skin), another journalist for The New York Times, novelists, playwrights, etc.
He is the also the author of: four feature length screenplays; spec sit-com scripts for Seinfeld, A Different World and Cheers; an adaptation of Rashomon titled Trespasses; an article, Screenwriter, No Chaser; and a Twilight Zone script titled Satan Says. On September 13, 1989, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a screenwriting career in Hollywood. While there he was hired by an independent producer to write a treatment for a movie-of-the-week based on the Melendez brothers. He held a variety of jobs from suit salesman at Polo on Rodeo Drive, stand-in on A Different World to producer’s assistant on LA Law. On December 1992, he moved back to Manhattan to develop New York based projects. His production experience includes: Production coordinator on The Cosby Show in the fall of 1987, where he assisted the cast, production staff, public relations and transportation offices. Production Assistant on F/X, a feature film and boom on and a Black United Fund commercial directed by Greg Freelon. He wrote, directed and produced a music video for rock band \"The Absolute.\"
During the spring of 1988, he participated in Robert McKee’s screenwriting seminar-workshop. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Film-TV School where his concentration focused on writing and directing. In the fall of 1986, as assistant to producer Dean Silvers, (Spanking the Monkey, Wigstock, Flirting with Disaster) he wrote script coverage, treatments for magazine format TV shows and features. In 1985, he served as director of photography on a 16mm music video for the “Pedantics.”
A graduate of The Fiorello LaGuardia School of Music & Art with a degree in fine art. Mr. Renwick was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies.
Affiliations: BFF, IFP, NYU’s TSOA in LA, SAG, AFTRA and the Dark Body Writer’s Collective