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Paul W. Cooper


Paul W. Cooper has been a working freelance television and motion picture screenwriter for more than thirty years. With over 70 television credits and one motion picture, his awards include three Emmys, the Humanitas Prize and the Writers Guild Award. He wrote the critically acclaimed film ONCE UPON A TIME WHEN WE WERE COLORED winning Best Picture ... See full bio »
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 2009 Hatching Pete (TV Movie) (written by)
 2007 The Note (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2003 The Maldonado Miracle (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2002 Night of the Wolf (TV Movie) (written by - as Paul Cooper)
 1996 Chess Wars (Video Game) (writer)
 1992 The Secret of Lost Creek (TV Series)
  CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (1 episode, 1991) (writer - 6 episodes, 1984 - 1990) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1985)
- Abby, My Love (1991) ... (as Paul Cooper)
- Flour Babies (1990) ... (writer)
- A Matter of Conscience (1989) ... (writer)
- Gangs (1988) ... (writer)
- Soldier Boys (1987) ... (writer)
  Highway to Heaven (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1984 - 1989) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Squeaky Wheel (1989) ... (written by)
- Why Punish the Children? (1987) ... (written by)
- Normal People (1987) ... (written by)
- Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind (1986) ... (written by)
- The Secret (1985) ... (written by)
 1989 Match Point (TV Movie) (writer)
 1988 The River Pirates (writer)
  Morningstar/Eveningstar (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1986) (writer - 1 episode, 1986)
- Taking a Chance on Love (1986) ... (written by)
- A Rose for Alice (1986) ... (writer)
  Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1985) (written by - 1 episode, 1984)
- Murder in the Afternoon (1985) ... (story)
- Death Takes a Curtain Call (1984) ... (written by)
 1983 Boone (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Words and Music (1983) ... (written by)
  ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1981 - 1983) (screenwriter - 1 episode, 1981) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1981)
- Between Two Loves (1982) ... (writer)
- Tough Girl (1981) ... (screenwriter)
- She Drinks a Little (1981) ... (screenplay)
- A Matter of Time (1981) ... (writer)
  Father Murphy (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1982 - 1983) (written by - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1982)
- The Rockets' Red Glare (1983) ... (writer)
- The Witness (1982) ... (writer)
- Happiness Is... (1982) ... (writer)
- In God's Arms (1982) ... (writer)
- The Parable of Amanda (1982) ... (written by)
  Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1982) (written by - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1977)
- Love (1982) ... (writer)
- Welcome to Olesonville (1982) ... (writer)
- He Was Only Twelve: Part 2 (1982) ... (writer)
- He Was Only Twelve: Part 1 (1982) ... (writer)
- Blizzard (1977) ... (written by)
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Overboard (1980) ... (writer)
  The Littlest Hobo (TV Series) (1 episode, 1980) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- Guardian Angel (1980)
- Smoke (1979) ... (written by)
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Color Jennifer Dead (1980) ... (story)
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Call Me Lucky/Torch Singer (1978) ... (segment "Call Me Lucky")
 1977 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- A Bear's Life (1977) ... (written by)
- Blood Brothers (1977) ... (written by)
 1976 The Waltons (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Cloudburst (1976) ... (written by - as Paul Cooper)
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