Mr. Delman's career encompasses both the arts and business.
Born and raised in Chicago, Howard began a professional writing career while still a teenager. At the age of sixteen he wrote the stage play, Lovely Afternoon. Published the following year by Samuel French, Lovely Afternoon has been performed on many professional and amateur stages in the United States, Canada, and England.
He attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb where he was offered a scholarship in Theater Arts. After deciding upon a career in media, he made the move west to California. Howard is a graduate of the UCLA Film School and winner of the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award for screenplay. Upon graduation from UCLA, he worked with independent film production pioneers Roger and Gene Corman which resulted in writing assignments from Gene as well as a featured onscreen appearance opposite Lee Marvin in Samuel Fuller’s critically-acclaimed epic war drama, The Big Red One, in which he played the role of Smitty.
He subsequently acquired an office on the lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood where he wrote the original screenplay and produced the film, Platinum Blonde, starring Elizabeth Berkley in her debut film role. While there he developed a number of other projects with such stars as George C. Scott and Anthony Quinn, as well as writing the original screenplay for the film, The Seventh Coin, starring Peter O’Toole, which won both the Houston Film Festival and The Philadelphia Film Festival. Howard later formed an independent production company where he created and produced several television programs including the innovative reality-style series, Whitewater, as well as the travel series, 101 West, which aired on Fox and The Discovery Channel. Howard also consulted on and authored the English version of the now classic video game, Lunacy. Several fan-based tribute websites dedicated to Lunacy can be found online.
Concurrent with his work in entertainment, Howard cultivated a career in the areas of real estate and venture capital financing. In 1993 he received the accreditation of C.M.I. (Certified Mortgage Investor) and founded The Money Group, which developed the use of a variety of cash flow debt instruments including trust deeds, structured settlements, royalties, and others. In 1996 he became a principal in American Financial and spearheaded AF’s entry into entertainment, which specializes in providing collateralized asset-based motion picture production financing. In the technology sector, he was the prime architect in structuring, creating, and leveraging several million dollars of seed and start-up capital for VoIP companies whose technology is essential for Vonage and other Internet-based telephone companies.
Currently, he is the Executive Content & Distribution Consultant for a NASDAQ-traded motion picture and television production/distribution corporation. Howard has long-standing and trusted relationships with owners and key management executives at many mainstream media companies. He has been inducted into The Million Dollar Club by The American Cash Flow Association with the distinction of being the first member in the area of Venture Capital.  He has written for The American Cash Flow Journal and has spoken at seminars on the subject of entertainment and finance.
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