Gini Graham Scott brings a broad background in writing, marketing, promotion, and business development to Media Arts Literary.
She is a nationally known writer, organizational/business consultant, speaker, and seminar/ workshop leader, who has founded a number of companies, including Changemakers Publishing and Writing, involved in various types of writing and research; Changemakers Productions, involved in screenplay writing and film production, and Behavior Research Associates, involved in social and ethnographic research. She is also a consultant and writer for Publishers and Agents, a company which connects book writers with publishers and agents and screenplay writers with the film industry. She originally founded the company in 2002, but sold it to the new owners in 2008.
She has published over 50 books on diverse subjects. Her most recent books include:
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING, PRODUCING, AND DIRECTING A LOW-BUDGET SHORT FILM (Hal Leonard’s Limelight Editions)
WANT IT, SEE IT, GET IT! (AMACOM)
30 DAYS TO A MORE POWERFUL MEMORY (AMACOM)
ENJOY! 101 LITTLE WAYS TO ADD FUN TO YOUR WORK EVERY DAY (AMACOM 2008)
AMERICAN MURDER (Greenwood 2007)
WHEN I GROW UP, I’D LIKE TO BE A STURGEON (Sasquatch Books)
HOMICIDE BY THE RICH AND FAMOUS (Berkley Books)
A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO MANAGING THE EMPLOYEE FROM HELL (AMACOM )
A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR WORKING WITH BAD BOSSES (AMACOM)
A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR WORKING WITH HUMANS (AMACOM)
THE TRUTH ABOUT LYING (CHANGEMAKERS PUBLISHING)
WHEN I GROW UP, I’D LIKE TO BE A STURGEON (Sasquatch Books 2006)
HOMICIDE BY THE RICH AND FAMOUS (Berkley Books 2006, Greenwood 2005)
RESOLVING CONFLICT (New Harbinger)
THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO SHAMANISM (Alpha Books)
Her screenplays which are under development include:
SUICIDE PARTY (in preproduction, filming planned for in July 2013)
NEW IDENTITY (trailer completed, included in low-budget film slate)
THE NEW CHILD (trailer completed, included in low-budget film slate
THE PARKING LOT (trailer completed, included in low-budget film slate
DEAD NO MORE (trailer being edited, included in low-budget film slate)
UNBALANCED (in post-production)
Over 50 short videos, including dramatic shorts, documentaries, music videos, and promotional videos, are featured at Changemakers Productions or on the Changemakers Productions YouTube Channel: changemakersprod.
Gini Scott has written over 100 songs, about half of them published or recorded by independent publishers and recording companies, with demos available for listening at Songworks.Net.
Her photography has been featured in a number of books, including:
Do You Look Like Your Dog (Broadway/Random House)
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Shamanism (Alpha Books)
The Modern Russian Revolution (ASJA Press; Originally Published as
The Open Door: Traveling in the USSR (New World Library)
As a game and toy designer, Scott has had over two dozen games with major game companies, including Hasbro, Pressman, Mag-Nif, and Briarpatch. She has consulted with dozens of clients about designing and marketing games, and has spoken on licensing at the American Toy Fair and GAMA.
Scott has received national media exposure for her books (including appearances on Oprah, Montel Williams, CNN, and the O’Reilly Factor). She hosted a weekly radio talk show series, CHANGEMAKERS, featuring interviews on various topics, aired from 1991 to 1993 to 1 million listeners in over 70 countries.
She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California in Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco Law School, and M.A.s in Anthropology, Popular Culture and Lifestyles, and Mass Communications and Organizational/Consumer/Audience Behavior from Cal State University, East Bay. She will be getting an M.S. in Recreation and Tourism there in 2013.