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Montagne's Long Winded Bio Page

THE "STANDARD ISSUE" JUST THE FACTS BIO

An actor, playwright, screenwriter, graduate of the Idyllwild Arts Academy, trained in sketch comedy acting and writing at The Second City (Chicago), Chicago City Limits (NYC), A.C.T (SF), and New Movement Theater (NOLA).


In San Francisco: trained at A.C.T.’s Studio Program as an actor and playwright; performed in a variety of theatrical productions and in shorts and low budget independent films.

In Los Angeles: honed skills as a screen and television writer at Writers Boot Camp and as an actor and playwright training with members of Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang Theater.


In New Orleans: wrote, produced and acted in an original three-act stage play titled “The Zeitgeist Chronicles” about the 2008 election of the first African-American president; re-written as “Red, White & Blues” currently being shopped to theaters in Los Angeles.

 

Creative Partnerships: actor/writer Nick Gomez (“The Walking Dead”;  recurring on “The Red Road”; "She-Hulk" as: "Wrecker"; Fargo season 5 opposite Jon Hamm and Juno Temple), (writer/director/stand-up comic) Jason Slawson; (actor/writer) AJ Rivera ("Another Life" on Netflix) -- currently developing original projects for television and film, including:

 

"KINDA FAMOUS" an original half-hour television series created and written by Montagne, Gomez, Rivera & Slawson centered around the not-so-glamorous-true-to-life grind working actor Nick Gomez (and other working class actors and writers like him) experience while attempting to climb the ladder from journeyman to A-List (think: "Entourage" meets "Dave", "Atlanta" and a little bit of "Always Sunny In Philadelphia", with Montagne playing his regional airline first officer pilot/writing partner "Carl", and Rivera in the role of his no-holds-barred Navy vet cousin "Guac", and Slawson serving as a writer and episodic director).

With Slawson: shopping two screenplays "Black Friday Massacre" (written as starring vehicles for Jon Hamm, Danny McBride and Kathryn Hahn) and "The Dirtiest Game" (written as starring vehicles for Bryan Cranston and Wendell Pierce playing two college football coaches settling an old score).

With Gomez: aside from their first television project created together: "EXILE CITY", Montagne and Gomez have also teamed up with Director Richard Zelniker and his production company Lucid Pictures to produce "ALL IN THE MUSIC" (written by Montagne as a starring vehicle for Marc Maron) as a feature. Currently seeking investors and production companies to begin the next phase of casting and filming with the intention of a theatrical release.

Other creative partnerships, as well as solo written: screenplays, original television series, and stage plays can be found on this website (see: TV Originals & Screenplays).

 

Most recently: studied acting with Mercedes Ruehl at HB Studios (via Zoom).

Also most recently: a member of the Robey Theater Company (Los Angeles) Playwrights LAB under the tutelage of dramaturg Daphnie Sicre and artistic director Ben Guillory.

 

As an actor: repped by theatrical agent Leigh Keene for film and television roles and Tracey Michaels for commercials; as a screenwriter and playwright: currently repped by literary agent Lanette Mastandrea through Sovereign Talent Group.

And now..

THE "MADE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA" BIO

When he's not at a Saints bar (during the NFL season) you may see Montagne working his "day job" at a particular airline that starts with a "jet" and ends with a "blue". In terms of Social Media: he has cut back on the amount of time he spends on social media, especially *Facebook (which is an unholy time vampire that slowly eats away at our collective souls), and has, over time, grown obsessed with a tv show about vampires. 

 

Montagne is available to write your next: bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah or quinceañera speech (English translation only), wedding toast, protest march chant, break up text, or *Facebook rant (*in which case: ignore the above paragraph). He's completely M.I.A when it comes to Tik Tok, has given up entirely on "X" (the app formerly known as "Twitter") and begrudgingly posts on Instagram from time to time. 

So make sure to smash that like button on his posts! 

Instagram (click the link): https://www.instagram.com/montagne4hire/

Subscribe to his (click the link): YouTube channel!

And if you're still on Facebook (all you Gen Xers and above, click the link): Facebook Page

Competition Placement

ALL IN THE MUSIC                   Semifinalist            Portland Screenplay Awards Competition

ALL IN THE MUSIC                   Quarterfinalist       TSL Screenplay Competition

BLACK FRIDAY MASSACRE      Finalist                    Screenplay Festival 

 

CAMERA READY                        Quarterfinalist        Screencraft Drama Competition         

 

CAMERA READY                        Quarterfinalist        BlueCat Screenplay Competition

DANTE'S CABARET (Pilot)        Finalist                    Filmmatic TV Pilot Award

EXILE CITY (Pilot)                      Semifinalist            Screencraft TV Pilot Competition

"GLOW" (Spec Script)                  Top 5 Finalist         Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

HUNTING DIANA                       Semifinalist            Big Apple Screenplay Competition & Festival

 

JAY WALKING IN VEGAS           Finalist                    Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Award

JAY WALKING IN VEGAS           Semifinalist            Screencraft Comedy Competition

PUNCH THE SKY (Pilot)            Quarterfinalist        Screencraft TV Pilot Competition

THE DIRTIEST GAME               Semifinalist            Screencraft Stage Play Competition

(Adapted Stage Play)

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