Office of Technology Transfer
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James Moran Jr., PhD.
Circle of Crime: OTTLC Assists with FAMU’s Next Film Production
By Frank Peterman III
James Moran Jr., Ph.D., coordinator for advancement/ alumni affairs, is the writer of an explosive screenplay titled, “Circle of Crime” and is working tirelessly toward getting it produced. Moran said, “It is my mission to transform this creative work into a movie for the silver screen.” Moran is working with the Office of Technology Transfer to transform his dream into a reality and he is very excited about these developments.
Moran, who is a thespian, musician and singer, has played numerous roles in FAMU theatre productions over the years, started drafting the idea for his screenplay during the winter break of 2007.
The storyline is about a young man, Nick “Cash” Castleberry, who struggles to avenge the murder of his father, David Winston Castleberry, III. David, who was elected mayor of Mathisburg, LA, was killed on his inaugural night because he had vowed to bring sweeping changes to the small city. This southern town, corrupt and over-run with crime, was not receptive to those changes and plotted to assassinate its progressive new leader.
Additionally, Moran is looking to publish his screenplay into a novel which is currently being edited. The screenplay is on its third round of revisions. “FAMU and the Office of Technology Transfer, Licensing and Commercialization is in partnership with me,” said Moran. “I don’t have a problem giving back to Florida A&M University.” Moran said that he is looking for this project to be extremely successful.