David Yarbrough is the writer of THE SOUND OF PERFECTION.  His feature work has aired on Showtime, The Movie Channel and Netflix.

It should be noted, THE SOUND OF PERFECTION was chosen to be the final film of four-time Academy Award-winning director, Robert Wise (WEST SIDE STORY, THE SAND PEBBLES, THE SOUND OF MUSIC). After reading scripts for five years, Robert selected this project because he felt the story was vitally important and the uplifting quality represented the perfect coda to his career. Though deeply saddened that Robert did not live to fulfill his vision for the film, all of us are confident his spirit lives on within every detail.


David L. Slaughter has spent his entire career in the entertainment business, primarily in talent management. After graduating from Taylor University with a B.S. in Business/Systems, he spent 15 years at Blanton Harrell Entertainment helping manage the careers of successful music artists Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, author Frank Peretti and others. As President and Chief Operating Officer, David negotiated a merger between Blanton Harrell and Gaylord Entertainment and launched a sports management division focusing on professional golf. He later started his own golf management company providing traditional services but also emphasizing strategic career planning and other personal services.
David also served four years as Chief Operating Office for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, a non-profit organization that honors and promotes filmmakers and the films they create which inspire, educate and engage. He oversaw the annual Heartland Film Festival, the Truly Moving Picture Award (given to theatrically released films that support the Heartland mission) and the Heartland Education Initiative which provides encouragement and opportunities to young filmmakers.