As a writer, three of Sam's screenplays were Quarterfinalists in the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting, and one was sold to  legendary television Writer/Producer Stephan J. Cannell. Sam attended the UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program and is currently working on a novel adaptation with his narrative film mentor Si Litvinoff (Producer of “Clockwork Orange”, “Man Who Fell to Earth”, and “Walkabout”). Sam writes mainstream scripts for the Hollywood studio marketplace, such as his recently completed Sci-Fi television pilot “The Farm”, which is one of Blacklist.com's Top Rated teleplays, and lower budget independent projects for himself to Direct. Sam also wrote a Novel based on  his screenplay "Sweet and Sour". He also writes television commercials and other branded video content.