Producer/Screenwriter/Actor has worked extensively in film, television and the theater, opposite such luminaries as Robert DeNiro, Tommy Lee Jones, Marisa Tomei, Kathleen Quinlan and Stephen Hopkins to name a few.
Paramount Pictures optioned Burns original screenplay, "VTV" with William Sackheim producing and Burns receiving the rewriting assignment. Burns developed "The Atomic Veteran", a MOW based on the original play for Jaffe/Braunstein Films. Mr. Burns' original screenplay, "Devil Jocks" was optioned by James Keach and Emerald Eyes Productions with Burns executive producing. His story and treatment "Hidden Valor - Women of the SOE", was first optioned by the producing team of Sanford/Pillsbury.
In 2011, Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer Edward J. Scott received his 6th Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series for CBS Television’s The Bold and The Beautiful, the most-watched daily television series in the world. Previously, Scott received a 2009 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series as executive producer of the NBC daytime drama series Days of Our Lives, securing a record 13 nominations, the most Emmy Award nominations for the 2008 season in all major categories than any other daytime drama series, and the most nominations the drama series had ever received in one season in its 40-year history, according to TV Guide.