Experience: I have hacked/worked on assignment and spec for many film and tv professionals over the years, mainly working on projects at night. During the day I play the part of a mild-mannered sales guy.
What do screenwriting and a career in sales have in common? You get used to hearing the word "no" and not letting it bring you down.
Favorite genres: Thriller, scifi, action and comedies. Screenwriting education: 2+ hours of screenwriting a day (15+ years), watching movies, reading scripts and books, living life, and a Certificate, Postgraduate Writing Program: UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. The learning never stops.