John O’Melveney Woods has been writing screenplays, television shows and books since attending the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in the early 1990s. Prior to this he was CEO of USA Print, a print brokering company with printing facilities in the Philippines, and TFM Corporation, an aircraft production company located in Gardena, California.
Shortly after film school he created and founded indieTV.com. Through this company he partnered with Microsoft Corporation in 1999 to develop leading edge interactive television technologies. indieTV filmed and created the first fully integrated hi-definition interactive television show — 555-Expose. The show was written and produced by Mr. Woods and is still used as an example of the potential for interactive television.
As a result of proprietary technologies it developed in interactive television, indietv.com spun off and founded iRequest.com. iRequest filed worldwide patents for the business model of ordering (requesting) products and information while viewing content on various platforms (TV, mobile, computer devices) for delivery at a later time to a specified location (i.e. email or mobile devices).
His first fiction novel, Return to Treasure Island has received numerous awards and recognition including the prestigious Silver Medal for Book of the Year by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and Book of the Year for Young Adult fiction from the San Diego Writers Association. The book was forwarded by LeVar Burton of Reading Rainbow and Star Trek fame and was praised by Clive Cussler and Jack Butler.