Emmett Loverde is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Berkeley, California and received a degree in Theater from UCLA. He has written extensively for stage, screen, television, and radio. Over 200 separate productions of his stage plays have been mounted worldwide to date. Films written, produced, and directed by Mr. Loverde include the comedy shorts Snacking and Cranky Call and the features Santa's Letters and She's Out of His Mind. His films have appeared in various film festivals including the Burbank International Children's Film Festival and the Bare Bones International Film Festival.
Mr. Loverde's radio adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Moon Maid, for which he received a commission from The Hollywood Theatre of the Ear, was broadcast twice on National Public Radio. His radio version of The Killist was produced by The One Act Players of San Francisco.
His stage comedies include A Timely Maneuver; Beauty, Brains, and Personality; Good Business Sense; Jesus Awakens the Little Girl; The Killist; The Maginot Line; Mergers and Acquisitions; Peace and Quiet; Play How You Play; "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" by Bobby Sox Age 8; Love Fax; Sensitivity, USA; Till You Get To Baraboo; God Answers Children's Letters; Santa's Letters; So Much Snow; and Uneasy Overture. His dramas include Spotlight and Real Power, written in collaboration with Mr. Larry Maraviglia.
His children's picture book Clawdette the Cat and his book of short stories Gifts for Good Friends are available through fine bookstores worldwide.
Mr. Loverde is also an accomplished painter and photographer. He works in both traditional (paint and canvas) and electronic media.
You can contact Mr. Loverde at ECLoverde@aol.com.