J. Neil Schulman

J. Neil Schulman
Born Joseph Neil Schulman
(1953-04-16) April 16, 1953
Forest Hills, New York
Occupation Novelist, filmmaker, actor, journalist, composer, publisher.
Nationality American
Period 20th-century, 21st-century.
Genre Libertarian science fiction, comedy.

Joseph Neil Schulman (born April 16, 1953)[1] is an American novelist who wrote Alongside Night (published 1979) and The Rainbow Cadenza (published 1983) which both received the Prometheus Award, a libertarian science fiction award. His third novel, Escape from Heaven, was also a finalist for the 2002 Prometheus Award.

J. Neil Schulman should not be confused with fellow Prometheus Award winner, L. Neil Smith

Schulman was born in Forest Hills, Queens. He is the author of nine other books currently in print, including a short story collection, Nasty, Brutish, and Short Stories, Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns, and The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana.[2]

He is writer of the Twilight Zone episode "Profile in Silver", first broadcast on CBS March 7, 1986.

Other Books

Schulman is author of:[3]


Schulman was the writer, director, executive producer (along with Nichelle Nichols) of the movie, Lady Magdalene's[4] which was produced by Schulman's own company Jesulu Productions. The movie won three film-festival awards: "Best Cutting Edge Film" at the 2008 San Diego Black Film Festival,[5] "Audience Choice – Feature-Length Narrative Film" at the 2008 Cinema City International Film Festival held on the Universal Hollywood Citywalk,[6] and "Special Jury Prize for Libertarian Ideals" at the 2011 Anthem Film Festival/FreedomFest held at Bally's Las Vegas.[7] The full movie is currently available on Amazon Video and Amazon Prime.[8]

Lady Magdalene's currently has a rating of 2.4 out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Schulman has claimed that this rating is artificially low as a result of Sockpuppet (Internet) accounts on IMDb which allow a few users to rate films and troll message boards using multiple identities.[9]

In 2013 Schulman completed production on a feature-film of Alongside Night,[10] starring Kevin Sorbo, Jake Busey, Tim Russ, Garrett Wang, Mara Marini, and Gary Graham.[11] The movie premiered July 14, 2014 at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, California,[12] played in limited theatrical release from Tugg.com,[13] released for streaming on iTunes in 2014,[14] was released July 8, 2015 as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack,[15] and released in 2015 for streaming on Amazon Video and Amazon Prime.[16] The movie is rated PG-13.[17]

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