As a writer, three of Sam's screenplays were Quarterfinalists in the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting, one was a Semi-Finalist in the Cannes Golden Plume Screenwriting Competition, and one was sold to  legendary television Writer/Producer Stephan J. Cannell. Sam attended the UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program and screenplays of varying genres and budgets, some projects to sell, such as his recently completed Sci-Fi television pilot “The Farm”, which is one of Blacklist.com's Top Rated teleplays,  and other to produce and Direct independently. Sam wrote a Novel based on  his screenplay "Sweet and Sour" also writes television commercials and other branded video content.