Howard Casner is the author of eight screenplays and one teleplay. His screenplay Rough Trade was a semi-finalist in the 2007 Extreme Screenplay Competition; a quarter finalist in the 2007 Screenwritingexpo Competition; a quarterfinalist in the 2009 Champion Screenwriting Competition; and a semifinalist in the Outfest Writer’s Lab. His screenplays Rough Trade and Welcome to L.A. both made the top twelve in the 2011 Pride Films and Plays’ Great Gay Screenplay Contest with Welcome to L.A. ultimately making the top five. In 2013, Mel and the Adventures of Sad Man made the second round of the Outfest Screenwriting Lab. In 2008, he wrote a straight to DVD work for Regent Entertainment. His screenplay Revelation was a 2007 finalist in the Screenplay Festival Competition. For the past several years, he has provided coverage and screenplay consultation for the various Slamdance Screenplay Competitions; the Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Competition; Budget Cheetah; Creative World Awards; Coverageink; Screenplay Readers and others. I also began reading for Here! Networks in 2003 and became a reader for their parent company Regent Entertainment. Prior to his arrival in L.A., his main emphasis had been on writing for the stage. His plays have been seen in Chicago, New York and L.A. His most recent L.A. production was for the dark comedy Queen Christina Goes Roman. In 2002, he received a GLAAD nomination for Best L.A. production for his play A Cold Coming We Had of It.