Mr. Loverde is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Berkeley, California and received a degree in Theater from UCLA. He has written extensively for stage, screen, television, and radio. Over eighty separate productions of his stage plays have been mounted worldwide to date.

Films written, produced, and directed by Mr. Loverde include the comedy shorts Snacking and Cranky Call, the feature Santa's Letters, and several music videos. He is currently directing his second feature, an adaptation of his romantic stage comedy Till You Get to Baraboo. His films have appeared in various film festivals including the Burbank International Children's Film Festival and the Bare Bones International Film Festival and are viewable online at several fine Internet sites.

In addition to the scripts for the above films Mr. Loverde’s screenplays include the historical saga C.C. Julian and a draft of Love at Second Bite for George Hamilton (currently in production starring Ben Stiller); a feature-length version of his film festival satire short Snacking (based on Mr. Loverde's own zany experiences); the action thriller CODEC; the romantic comedy Sweet Nothings; and the romantic drama Desire Sleeps.

Mr. Loverde's radio adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Moon Maid, for which he received a commission from The Hollywood Theatre of the Ear, was broadcast twice on National Public Radio and is available on Audible.com. His radio version of The Killist was produced by The One Act Players and can currently be heard for free on ArtistLaunch.com.

His stage comedies include A Timely Maneuver; Beauty, Brains, and Personality; Good Business Sense; Jesus Awakens the Little Girl; The Killist; The Maginot Line; Mergers and Acquisitions; Peace and Quiet; Play How You Play; "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" by Bobby Sox Age 8; Love Fax; Sensitivity, USA; Till You Get To Baraboo; God Answers Children's Letters; Santa's Letters; So Much Snow; and Uneasy Overture. His dramas include Spotlight and Real Power, written in collaboration with Mr. Larry Maraviglia.

Seven of Mr. Loverde's titles are currently in publication. His comedies Beauty, Brains, and Personality; The Killist; and Santa's Letters are published by Heuer Publishing (HitPlays.com). His comedies A Timely Maneuver, Good Business Sense, and The Maginot Line are published by Playscripts, Inc. (playscripts.com). And his book of short stories Gifts for Good Friends is available through BookSurge.com.

Actors who have appeared in productions of Mr. Loverde's scripts include Scott Wolf (TV's "Party of Five" and "Everwood"); Taylor Nichols (Metropolitan, Barcelona, Boiler Room, and TV's "Mind of the Married Man"); Richard Kind (TV's "Spin City"); and the late, great Avery Schreiber.

Theaters and production companies who have produced Mr. Loverde's plays include the Ritz Theater Company (New Jersey), the Hudson Backstage Theatre (Hollywood), the Bitter Truth Theatre (North Hollywood), the Vigilante Theater Company (New York), the Red Sea Players (Saudi Arabia), Yale College (United Kingdom), Cinco Ranch Theatre (Texas), Rowan University (New Jersey), the Paperbag Players (Canada), Culver-Stockton College (Missouri), Trinity Bible College (North Dakota), the Riccarton Players (New Zealand), Roswell Community Little Theatre (New Mexico), Aim High Productions (New York), The Coronet Theater (Los Angeles), Texas A&M University, University of Pennsylvania, University of New Orleans, Dirt Road Productions (California), Stageworks (Pennsylvania), University College of the Cariboo (Canada), Florida International University, St Cloud State University (Minnesota), Phoenix Players Inc. (Australia), Celebration Arts (California), Culver-Stockton College (Missouri), Ohlone College (California), and Moksh Creations (India).

Mr. Loverde is also an accomplished painter and photographer. He works in both traditional (paint and canvas) and electronic media.

Mr. Loverde is a former member playwright of the Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble at Los Angeles' Coronet Theater, a former teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District, a member of The Rough Draft Theater Ensemble of Santa Monica, and a member of The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. He also works as a film editor and volunteers with the Virginia Avenue Project of Santa Monica, California.

Mr. Loverde feels that the other pages in this Web site tell far more about him than could any biography, so viewers are urged to peruse. He may add material to this biography if anything exciting happens to him. He would like to add that he particularly enjoys referring to himself in the third person.

Emmett Loverde

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