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J. Neil Schulman

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J. Neil Schulman is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, whom the Wall Street Journal called a pioneer of electronic publishing His 1979 Prometheus-Hall-of-Fame novel Alongside Night -- endorsed by Milton Friedman, Anthony Burgess, and Ron Paul -- projected the economic meltdown and was Freedom Book of the Month for May, 2009. The movie adaptation is currently in limited release as his second feature film, following his award-winning comic thriller, Lady Magdalene's, starring Nichelle Nichols, which Schulman also wrote, produced, directed, and acted in. His 1983 novel, The Rainbow Cadenza, won the Prometheus Award, was adapted into a Laserium show, and Robert A. Heinlein told the 1983 L-5 Society, "Every libertarian should read it!" Schulman scripted the CBS revived Twilight Zone episode, "Profile in Silver." He taught a graduate course on electronic publishing for The New School, has written for popular magazines and newspapers including National Review, Reason, the Los Angeles Times, and Reader's Digest, and monographs ranging from animal rights, informational property rights, and medicalization of criminology have been widely anthologized by academic presses. His 12 books include Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns, endorsed by Charlton Heston and Dennis Prager, Self Control Not Gun Control endorsed by Walter Williams, and The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana, which Virginia Heinlein said "should be on the shelves of everyone interested in science fiction." His latest is The Heartmost Desire. He's recipient of the James Madison Award from the Second Amendment Foundation, and on March 16, 2009 Schulman was awarded the Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Chauntecleer by the Karl Hess Club. Full bio at http://www.pulpless.com/jneil/jnsbio.html

Also see Wikipedia, Amazon.com, IMDb, and official website, "The World According to J. Neil Schulman.

J. Neil Schulman's Specialties:

Science fiction and fantasy, futurism, electronic publishing, libertarianism, agorism, firearms issues, criminology, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth amendment rights, animal rights, intellectual and informational property rights, misuse of language for political purposes, personal revelations from God, differences between religions, dogma, and theology, and divine perspective. [pic]

J. Neil Schulman's Experience

Managing Member
Alongside Night, LLC
December 2011 – Present, Pahrump, NV

Production company for Alongside Night (http://www.alongsidenightmovie.com)


J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review

(Entertainment industry)
October 2009 - Present

Managing Member
Lady Magdalene's, LLC

(Entertainment industry)
May 2006 - Present (4 years )
Executive Producer of independent feature film, Lady Magdalene's.

Executive Producer/Writer/Director

Jesulu Productions

(Motion Pictures and Film industry) 2005 - Present (5 years )
Jesulu Productions is the film entertainment division of Duj Pepperman Enterprises, and has various projects in development.

It's first feature film, the suspense-comedy Lady Magdalene's, starring Nichelle Nichols, won the "Best Cutting Edge Film" award following its Feb. 2, 2008 film-festival premiere at the San Diego Black Film Festival, and "Audience Choice" Oct. 1, 2008 at the Cinema City International Film Festival.

Author, filmmaker

The J. Neil Schulman Living Trust

(Entertainment industry)
December 2005 - Present (4 years 5 months) The J. Neil Schulman Living Trust holds the copyrights to all literary and dramatic works by J. Neil Schulman that haven't otherwise been licensed or sold.

Founder and President


(Publishing industry)
1995 - Present (15 years )
First as Pulpless.Com, Inc., then later as the Pulpless.com division of Duj Pepperman Enterprises, Pulpless.Com was the first Internetbased /World Wide Web-based company to offer books by bestselling and other professional authors as both downloadable "paperless books" (later called eBooks) and as on-demand trade paperback and hardcover books produced and distributed through Lightning Print (later Lightning Source). Authors included Piers Anthony, Robert Silverberg, Victor Koman, Jerome Tuccille, and many others.


Sherwood Oaks Experimental College

(Entertainment industry)
2004 - 2004 (less than a year)
Pitching class, Saturday May 22 & Sunday May 23

Class at Sony Studios, Monday, May 24

Founder and President

Softserv Publishing Services, Inc.

(Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry) October 1987 - 1993 (6 years )
First company to distribute "paperless books" (later called eBooks) by bestselling and other professional authors for download to personal computers for on-screen reading and on-demand printing. Operated the "SoftServ Roundtable" on GEnie (General Electric Network for Information Exchange) from 1992-1993, then the SoftServ Paperless Bookstore BBS from 1993-1994. Authors published included Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, and many more.

Passed California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

Rio Hondo College

(Educational Institution; Higher Education industry) August 1992 - September 1992 (2 months) Graduate (4.0 grade)
PC 832 Module 1 & 3 (40 hours) 1 = Powers of Arrest
3 = Communications & Tactics Instructor, Jim Saharek

Graduate (4.0 grade)
PC 832 Module 2 (24 hours)
2=Firearms Module
Instructor: Barry Dineen


The New School

(Educational Institution; Higher Education industry) April 1991 - June 1991 (3 months) Taught online course "Book Publishing in the 21st Century" for graduate students seeking a Masters Degree in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research, and offered through Connected Education, Inc. Students included a Vice President from Prentice-Hall Publishing. Course materials are included in my free eBook, Book Publishing in the 21st Century, on the web at http://www.pulpless.com/1866.html

Executive Editor, writer

New Libertarian

(Publishing industry)
1978 - 1990 (12 years )
Contributed articles to and worked in the physical production and distribution of New Libertarian Magazine, publisher and editor-inchief, Samuel Edward Konkin III. Major contributions include the article "On Holocaust Revisionism" and the multi-author sciencefiction novelette (originally conceived by myself and L. Neil Smith), The Prometheus Meltdown, a tribute to author Robert A. Heinlein, included in the final "Heinlein Tribute" issue in 1990.


CBS Entertainment/ The Twilight Zone

(Entertainment industry)
1985 - 1986 (1 year )
Wrote two screenplays for The Twilight Zone: "Profile in Silver" (broadcast March 7, 1986) and "Colorblind" (purchased but not yet produced when show was canceled by CBS).

Assistant / First Reader / Agent

The Gotler Agency

(Entertainment industry)
February 1983 - July 1984 (1 year 6 months) Assistant to talent/literary agent, Joel Gotler. Handled correspondence, read scripts and manuscripts, brought in clients and handled their submissions.


Vista Films

(Entertainment industry)
March 1983 - May 1983 (3 months)
Wrote original treatment for romantic comedy screenplay, All The King's Horses's, for Herbert and Robert Jaffe's production company.

Researcher, writer

Public Communications, Inc.

(Entertainment industry)
November 1980 - December 1980 (2 months) In late November, 1980, I was given an opportunity to research and propose ideas for a documentary to be developed by Public Communications, Inc., on the topic of work and productivity, being underwritten by Chase Manhattan Bank for public television. The president of Public Communications, Robert Chitester, had previously worked with Milton Friedman to produce the highly acclaimed public TV series, Free to Choose.

It was an exciting opportunity for me, particularly since I was flown around on a six-city tour to meet with university presidents, business leaders, economics writers, and Nobel-prize laureate Norman Borlaug, father of the green revolution.

At the end of the research, I wrote two documentary proposals, included in my book, Self Control Not Gun Control, on the web at http://www.pulpless.com/self/self005.html#chapter60

Managing Editor, Writer

Screw West

(Publishing industry)
November 1979 - May 1980 (7 months) On Masthead as "Joel Shulman."

Bi-weekly raunchy pulp humor magazine, distributed in Los Angeles street racks, softer-core sister publication to New York City based Screw Magazine, publisher, Al Goldstein. Wrote humorous articles and house ads, edited articles and engaged in physical production. Took position to research sexual content for second novel, The Rainbow Cadenza, and left publication when received publishing contract from Wyndham Books/Simon & Schuster to write The Rainbow Cadenza.

Executive Editor, writer

New Libertarian Weekly

(Publishing industry)
November 1975 - December 1977 (2 years 2 months) Contributed articles and worked in physical production and distribution of the only weekly libertarian publication of the 20th century. Publisher and editor in chief was Samuel Edward Konkin III.

Managing Editor, Writer

New Libertarian Notes

(Publishing industry)
September 1971 - August 1975 (4 years ) Wrote for and assisted in the production and distribution of magazine, New Libertarian Notes, publisher and editor-in-chief, Samuel Edward Konkin III. Contributed articles, essays, short stories, poetry, and interview, including 6-part serialized interview with author Robert A. Heinlein, which was also cross-published and distributed with Renaissance Science Fiction, J.J. Pierce, editor.

Free-lance News, Portrait, Art Photographer

PhotoArtistry Enterprises Ltd

(Photography industry)
May 1968 - December 1970 (2 years 8 months) Free lance photographer using DBA PhotoArtistry Enterprises Ltd.

Clients included photography published on the front page of The Natick Herald, bi-weekly newspaper in Natick, Massachusetts. Did portrait photography for private clients. Art photography was submitted by Irving Schild to New York Museum of Modern Art.



(Publishing industry)
September 1968 - April 1969 (8 months) Writer for Tannis, underground newspaper of Natick (MA) High School.

News & Sports Photographer

Suburban Press and Recorder

(Newspapers industry)
February 1968 - April 1968 (3 months) Shot still photography on assignment for Natick, Massachusetts weekly newspaper, The Suburban Press and Recorder. Published photographs included being official Coolidge Junior High School basketball team photographer, covering art and performance events.

Performer Skills

  • Performance Skills: Singing, Voiceover, Firearms
  • Athletic Skills: Bowling
  • Musical Instruments: Guitar
  • Dance: Ballroom


  • Anthem: The Libertarian Film festival, July 16, 2011, Special Jury Prize for Libertarian Ideals for Lady Magdalene's, 2011
    "Special Jury Prize for Libertarian Ideals" awarded to film Lady Magdalene's from Anthem: The Libertarian Film festival, July 16, 2011
  • Cinema City International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award for Lady Madgalene's, 2009
    Winner, Audience Choice Award as Writer/Producer/Director, for feature film, Lady Magdalene's
  • San Diego Black Film Festival, Best Cutting Edge Film for Lady Magdalene's, 2009
    Won Best Cutting Edge Film Award as Writer/Producer/Director of feature film, Lady Magdalene's
  • Prometheus Awards, Prometheus Award for Best Novel -- The Rainbow Cadenza, 1984
    Won Prometheus Award for Best Novel expressing ideas of liberty for The Rainbow Cadenza (Simon & Schuster, 1983)
  • Prometheus Awards, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award for novel Alongside Night, 1989
    Won Prometheus Hall of Fame Award for Best Novel expressing ideas of liberty for Alongside Night (Crown Publishers, 1979, Ace Books 1982, Avon Books 1987). Award shared with Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
  • Karl Hess Club Awards Banquet, Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Chauntecleer Award, 2009
    On March 16, 2009, the KHC awarded the 2009 Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Chauntecleer to J. Neil Schulman. Schulman has tirelessly advanced agorism for many years, especially through his highly regarded novels Alongside Night and The Rainbow Cadenza, two classics of libertarian literature. He has organized agorist conventions, contributed to SEK3's New Libertarian Magazine, and was the first speaker at the Karl Hess Club.
  • Freedom Book Club, Freedom Book of the Month for novel Alongside Night, 2009
    Freedom Book of the Month for May, 2009, for novel Alongside Night (Crown Publishers, 1979, Ace Books 1982, Avon Books 1987, Pulpless.Com 1999, 2009)
  • Second Amendment Foundation Awards Banquet, James Madison Award, 1993
    James Madison Award for LA Times Op-Ed, "If Guns Are Outlawed, Why Are We Still Afraid?", 1993
  • Libertopia Festival, Sovereign Award, 2013
    Lifetime achievement award for promoting individual liberty.

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