Women of Excellence

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Esther Luttrell

Title: Author, Writer and Public Speaker
Industry: Author/Publishing
Type of Organization: Self Employed
Major Product/Service: Multimedia speaker and author
Expertise: 20 + years experience; Serves as an inspirational speaker, utilizing humor; Subjects include: overcoming lifeís obstacles, life after death, aging, screenwriting, book marketing and publishing, self vs. traditional publishing; Previously served as a t.v. and film producer, writer and director; Served as an Executive Assistant-Story Consultant to VP MGM-TV; Served as a Production Coordination with numerous network television and feature films; Directed BET music videos; Responsible for 12+ documentaries and educational films; Was a story consultant to Dick Clark, Hal Wallis, Hearst Entertainment and Stockton Briggle Entertainment; Served as a creator and writer for the t.v. series "Mystery House", "Womanís World", "Hollywood Stunt Show"; Was a Writer-Director-Producer on "Arizona" for the Arizona State Dept. of Tourism
Geographic Area of Distribution: National
Affiliations: Sisters-in-Crime; Kansas Authors Club
Born: Daytona Beach, Florida
Hobbies/Sports: Painting, travel
Honors & Awards: Best Screenplay, "Te Ata", Gallup New Mexico Film Festival; Best Picture, Orlando Film Festival; Audience Best, Indianapolis Heartland Film Festival; Governorís Cobalt Apple Award for "Service to Emerging Filmmakers", Appalachia Film Festival; President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bob Hope, Walt Disney, Walter Cronkite People-to-People Award for "Outstanding Contribution in the Field of International Understanding"; Blackberry Castle Award, "Contribution to Aspiring Screenwriters"; Ph.D. grant, University of Missouri- Columbia campus filmmaker
Published Works: 22 books including children's series under the pen name Esther Cox; "Tools of the Screenwriting Trade", the only screenwriting book endorsed by the Writers Guild of America