Miguel Tejada-Flores is a screenwriter whose first produced script, Revenge of the Nerds, became both a commercial success and a cult classic. His film writing credits range from dark epic science-fiction (Screamers) to psychological suspense (The Unsaid) to horror (Fright Night II); he has created stories for the big screen and the small, including movies and series for Showtime, USA Networks and the Sci-Fi Channel. After studying literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz and at the Sorbonne in Paris, Miguel enrolled in the Diploma course filmmaking at the prestigious London Film School. He began his film career working as a Story Analyst for Paramount Pictures and later served as a senior film Production Executive for Lorimar Motion Pictures and Herb Jaffe’s Vista Films, where he supervised the development and production of innovative fantasy films, including The Last Starfighter and Fright Night – before beginning a prolific career as a screenwriter/producer.Miguel’s numerous screenwriting credits include the cult horror film Beyond Re-Animator and the quirky psychological thriller Past Tense, written for Showtime Networks.He wrote and created a series of suspense and horror films for the USA Network, including Blackmail and Atomic Dog. Miguel served as writer/producer on the critically-acclaimed Sci-Fi Channel Network Series, Welcome to Paradox. Among his uncredited writing work is a major production revision for Lifetime Channel’s award-winning Mini Series ‘Human Trafficking’. Miguel has collaborated with a number of international filmmakers on different continents; recent projects have taken him to Guadalajara, Barcelona, Montreal, Newfoundland and Amsterdam. Four of his films have generated one or more sequels. His two most recent films are I Brake for Gringos, an irreverent Spring Break comedy, co-written with Mexican director Fernando Lebrija and currently in post-production; and Frankenstein’s Army, a historical WWII horror film he wrote for acclaimed cult/indie Dutch director Richard Raaphorst.In between writing assignments, Miguel has been a Mentor/Teacher for the prestigious advanced Workshops in Screenwriting and Filmmaking for NALIP (the National Association of Latino Independent Producers), the largest Latino filmmakers’ organization in North America. Miguel is also an adjunct Professor of Screenwriting in the English Department at Linfield College, in Oregon. He has taught intensive screenwriting workshops and lectured in English and Spanish for filmmakers’ professional organizations and universities in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. When he is not traveling the globe on film or television assignments, Miguel makes his home in a 110 year old farmhouse in Southern Oregon where the exigencies of chopping firewood and shoveling snow occasionally give him much-needed reminders of the practical aspects of the writer’s quotidian paths.