Derek Rydall Profile
The nephew of legendary film director, Don Siegel (Dirty Harry, Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Derek got his start in show business as an actor, ultimately starring in several film and TV projects, until a 'brush with death' incident placed him firmly on a spiritual path. Now a best-selling author and professional screenwriter, Derek is the founder of ScriptwriterCentral.com, one of the fastest-growing screenwriting resources, and EnlightenedEntertainer.com, an organization dedicated to advancing the next evolution of entertainment and media.
Derek has been a staff writer for Fox, Disney, written films for Universal, Miramax, Sony, RKO, UA, as well as many independent producers, and he co-wrote and starred in the longest running drama play in L.A. history, “Welcome Home Soldier”. Altogether he has sold, optioned, or been hired to write over 20 scripts, a dozen hours of TV, and several books -- including the #1 Best-Selling screenwriting book, "I Could’ve Written a Better Movie than That! How to Make 6-Figures as a Script Consultant" and “There’s No Business Like Soul Business: A Spiritual Path to Enlightened Screenwriting, Filmmaking, and Performing Arts.”
Beyond Derek’s writing credits, he is also a licensed practitioner and inspirational speaker, who has trained top executives in Fortune 500 companies and coached thousands of artists and entertainment professionals around the world on how to walk a more empowered, purpose-driven path in show business, and create content that has a positive impact on the planet.
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