Valentine created his first stories when he was a boy strolling the fields and the dirt roads that ran through his family farm near the Blue Ridge mountains and Shenandoah River in Virginia. In his teens he wrote his first simple stories for a high school English writing class taught by a proper English professor.
In his 20s he created stories for three musicals to showcase the sophisticated, jazzy showtunes he wrote while modeling for Elite in New York from 1979 to 1981, around the world from 1981 to 1985, and in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Chicago from 1985 to 1987.
In his 30s Valentine moved to Los Angeles where he studied screenwriting and wrote most of his scripts, the musicals being the first. He was hired to ghost write and dialogue polish on the QT, and to turn the undeveloped stories of young directors into three act screenplays. Valentine also co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in THE DISCONTENTED, a black and white arthouse movie using John Cassavetes’ old crew and co-starring his daughter Zoe. He then wrote, directed and starred in NAILED, a social drama.
In his 40s he moved to Miami Beach where he wrote, directed and starred in the romantic comedy ROMANTIC SCHEMER, and later wrote, directed and starred in the romantic thriller 4/11.
The most attractive quality of Valentine’s screenplays is that they read, as movies should, like popcorn. The 30 distinct works offered here appeal to wide demographics and cover a spectrum of genres.