Claude Brickell is a writer/producer/director. He worked in the Hollywood film industry for twenty years in story and project development for actors Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand and Paul Newman and producers Jay Weston (Lady Sings the Blues), Arnold Kopelson (Oliver Stone's Platoon) and studio head Steven Bach at United Artists. A graduate of New York University Film School, he began theatre directing in Paris while attending the American College and the Sorbonne, then later in New York City's Off- and Off-off-Broadway for five years before heading west to Los Angeles. Today, he is a writer of novels living in New Orleans.
He developed a board game called Red Square during perestroika. It was based on how to reach the top Soviet-style. But the year the game was released, the Soviets fell and the game was virtually obsolete. It had many sales in Los Angeles game shops and was featured at the internation game expo there before being taken off the market. His feature film Havana Rush was an official entry at the Hollywood DV Film Festival and at the Rome International Film Festival in Italy.
Claude Brickell can be reached through publisher BricBooks at: Bricbooks@gmail.com. Licensing available.