CREDITS

"Appointed" (Episode 2)  2022

TV Series (IMA / Global Connect)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

"John C. Orndorff Story" TV Documentary episode produced and released via Global Connect with subsequent episodes in development.

 

"Appointed" (Pilot Episode)  2021

TV Series Released (IMA / Global Connect)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

"Chris Piorkowski Story" TV Documentary Pilot episode produced and released via Global Connect with subsequent episodes in development.

"Face To Face"

TV Talk-Show (IMA / Global Connect)

CREATOR / WRITER / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Created this foreign language, faith-based, tv talk-show, developed and released domestically and internationally via International Missions Alliance and Global Connect. The show has been on air for over 25 years.

"Fatal Instinct"

Feature  Film (Showtime)

DIRECTOR / WRITER / PRODUCER

Richard Burgi, Ivan Sergei, Drew Fuller, Dominique Swain, Masiela Lusha.


"April Rain"

Feature  Film (Showtime)

DIRECTOR / WRITER / PRODUCER

Ming Na Wen, Luke Goss, Ryan Guzman, Ally Walker, Andrew Keegan, with Doug Savant and Vincent Spano. 


"Edge of Salvation"

Feature Film (MTI, iTunes)

DIRECTOR / WRITER / PRODUCER

 

Charlene Tilton, Jeremy London and Jonathan Lipnicki.



"Aspiring Hollywood" (web series) 

Web Series
DIRECTOR / WRITER / PRODUCER

 

“Aspiring Hollywood” is a talk-show format, web series.  Established industry actors, producers, writers, directors, musicians and executives talk about their journey and give advice to new talent. Emerging talent is also featured.

 

"The Operative"

TV Pilot - Teleplay

PRODUCER

FBC, Sony Television, Apostle Pictures

Developed and sold this one-hour TV pilot concept to Sony Television and Fox Broadcasting. A script was ordered. 


"On Screen"

TV Show - National Syndication

WRITER / PRODUCER

 

TLN (Total Living Network)

 

Produced four seasons of this one-hour  television talk-show featuring some of Hollywoods television and movie icons. Total Living Network is a Chicago based nationally syndicated cable provider.

 

"Total Living With Jerry Rose " (TV Show - National Syndication) 

PRODUCER

TLN (Total Living Network)

 

Produced several episodes of this one-hour television talk-show. Total Living Network is a Chicago based nationally syndicated cable provider.

 

"Scared" (feature - released) 

Writer / Producer

HBO, Blockbuster, Hollywood Video

Developed, wrote and produced “Scared” aka: “Cut Throat” shot at Sony Pictures Studios and was released through Blockbuster, Hollywood Video and HBO Asia as well as in other foreign markets.

 

"Placebo Effect" (feature - released) 

WRITER / PRODUCER

 

Phaedra Cinema, Theatrical Release - Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Pittsburgh, New York

 

Developed, wrote and produced “Placebo Effect” winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture & Best Cinematography at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. It went on to a limited theatrical release and played at Carmike Theaters, Pittsburg, Harkins Theaters, Arizona, Laemmle Theaters, Los Angeles, Family Circle Theaters, Portland, OR, and sold in the foreign markets as well as in the domestic video market.

AWARD​S

Best Original Screenplay

"Placebo Effect"

New York International Independent Film & Video Festival

Award of Merit 

"Edge of Salvation"

Accolade Competition

OTHER ACCOLADES & RECOGNITION

ABC Directing Program - Director Finalist 

ABC Directing Fall Series - Director Participant 

CBS Directing Program - Director Finalist 

DGA Latino Committee Member (current)

WGA Latino Committe Member (current)

University of California, Northridge Guest Speaker & Lecturer (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

UCLA Extension Screenwriting Instructor

(2007 - 2011)

"Madam Secretary"

Episode 412 -- CBS

Director Shadow

"Designated Survivor"

Episode 210 -- ABC

Director Shadow

"Scorpion"

Episode 407 -- CBS

Director Shadow

"Ravens Home"

Episode 110 & 112 -- Disney

Director Shadow​

"DGA TV Director Development" (2017 - 2018)

Directors Guild of America

Director Participant (Official Selection)

"American Asset"

TV Pilot

Writer

"The Controllers" 

TV Pilot

Writer (Official Selection & Participant in the PGA Power of Diversity Program)

"Revelation" (2015)

TV Pilot

Writer

TALKSHOW HOST / Writers Guild of America 2018 - 2022

 

"3rd & Fairfax" PODCAST (2018 - 2022)

Writers Guild of America West

Host

Episode 293 - Ann Slichter & Scott Saltzburg, "Weakest Link"  Writers 03/10/202

Luciano Saber interviews Weakest Link head writer Ann Slichter and writer Scott Saltzburg about what it takes to put together a primetime game show.

Episode 273 - Rawson Marshal Thurber, Screenwriter/Director  11/15/21

Luciano Saber talks with screenwriter-director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Skyscraper, Central Intelligence) about his new action-adventure movie, Red Notice.

Episode 235 - Todd Robinson,  Screenwriter/Director 3/18/21

Luciano Saber talks with screenwriter-director Todd Robinson (Phantom, Lonely Hearts) about making his film The Last Full Measure, a military drama chronicling U.S. Air Force Pararescueman William H, Pitsenbarger, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery on the battlefield.

Episode 210 - Kevin J. Hynes, TV Executive Producer/Writer, 12/10/20

Luciano Saber speaks with TV writer Kevin J. Hynes (Dirty John, Perry Mason, Scorpion) about writing crime dramas, his creative process, and career.

Episode 217 - Scott Frank, TV Series Creator, Executive Producer, and Writer 11/24/20

Luciano Saber talks with The Queen’s Gambit co-creator-showrunner-writer-director Scott Frank (Godless, Logan) about adapting Walter Tevis’ novel. The Queen's Gambit is Netflix’s most-watched scripted limited series to date and explores the true cost of genius via a young chess prodigy's coming-of-age story.

Episode 211- Billy Ray, Screenwriter, Director 10/15/20

Luciano Saber speaks with screenwriter-director Billy Ray (Richard Jewell, Captain Phillips) about his Showtime political drama miniseries, The Comey Rule, detailing the relationship between former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump, and why he’s drawn to real-life stories, where truth is more compelling than fiction.

Episode 166- Edward Norton, Actor, Writer, Director, Producer "Motherless Brooklyn" 11/26/19

Luciano interviews writer, director, and actor Ed Norton about his new feature film Motherless Brooklyn.

Episode 158 - Marc Guggenheim, Showrunner

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow" 9/19/19

 

Luciano Saber talks with EP, writer Marc Guggenheim (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow) about his career and the new Amazon series Carnival Row.

Episode 141- Krista Vernoff, Showrunner

ABC "Grey's Anatomy." 2/28/19


WGA member & host, Luciano Saber speaks with Krista Vernoff (Shameless, Private Practice, Charmed) about her career, creative process, and journey to become showrunner/EP of ABC’s long-running hit drama series Grey’s Anatomy.

 

Episode 128 - David Schulner, Showrunner

NBC "New Amsterdam" 12/27/18

 

Executive Producer and Creator of NBC "New Amsterdam" DAVID SCHULNER discusses the TV show and his career with Luciano Saber.

Episode 120 - David Lowrey, Wrier/Director of "The Old Man & the Gun" starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek 11/08/18

 

Writer/Director David Lowery discusses his latest feature film "The Old Man & the Gun" starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek with WGA writer and host Luciano Saber.

Episode 114 - Erica Messer, Showrunner

CBS "Criminal Minds"  09/27/18

Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer discusses her career and climb up the TV writing ladder to executive producer with Luciano Saber.

Episode 112 – Lauren LeFranc, Showrunner

YouTube Originals "Impulse"  09/06/18

 

Luciano Saber talks with showrunner-writer Lauren LeFranc (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck) about her career and her new YouTube show Impulse.​