David Patrick Pabian
Born in Hollywood, California and raised by animator parents, David
has necessarily viewed life from angles slightly askew.
A writer from Day-1, he
family and teachers with his
short stories and plays, and generally skidding through school by turning all assignments into creative writing exercises.
Later, in a more serious mode, he
majored in Film, and hunkered down to mastering the basics of motion picture production, winning several scholastic awards with his
stop-motion animated films.
After some years as guy-in-toolbelt at the phone company, David became a story analyst at United Artists Productions, soon being promoted to Story Editor for that studio's low-budget division, then moving to a Creative Development job at Gale Anne Hurd's production company.
These jobs consisted of executing extensive story notes on scripts and working with writers, as well as attending screenings of completed films to assess writing and directing talent.
Having completed several screenplays during his
tenure in development, he
was hired by a production company to do some rewrites and three original projects, all of which were produced and released.
He signed with a top script agent and began getting assignments with Disney, Sony, Columbia, Universal, and a number of independent production companies and directors.
He also continued as a freelance analyst and editor, working privately with individuals on their scripts, novels and memoirs, and ghostwrote for a few celebrities.
For A-1, David
has edited manuscripts of all genres, from children's novels to travel guides, noir mysteries to autobiographies, and is appreciative and gratified by the positive feedback he
has gotten from the writers he
has worked with.
has recently completed his
first novel, "Leatherstone," accepted as a forthcoming novel in Random House's new bi-annual, "Rush Hour," and is at work on his
second, a novel for young readers based on the exploits of Billy the Kid.