Category Archives: United States Screenwriters

Mark Allen Webber

Mark Allen Webber (July 19, 1980) is an American actor, known for his roles in films such as Snow Day, Just Like the son and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Webber was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he spent his preadolescent years. Then it was raised by his single mother, Cheri Honkala, in the suburbs of North Philadelphia, where for some time left homeless, living in cars and abandoned buildings, and struggling to survive the harsh winters.] The life story of Webber would later treated in television. He and his mother have defended to the homeless for many years, making protests, helping to educate voters and still volunteers to provide food and shelter to the destitute in Philadelphia and its environs.

Filmography

* Whiteboyz (1999)

* Jesus’ son (1999)

* Drive Me Crazy (1999)

* Animal Factory (2000)

* Snow Day (2000)

* Boiler Room (2000)

* Storytelling (2001)

* Chelsea Walls (2001)

* The Laramie Project (2002)

* Hollywood Ending (2002)

* People I Know (2002)

* Bomb the System (2002)

* Winter Solstice (2004)

* Dear Wendy (2005)

* Broken Flowers (2005)

* Just Like the son (2006)

* The Hottest State (2006)

* The Memory Thief (2007)

* The Good Life (2007)

* Weapons (2007)

* T Takes (2008)

* Good Dick (2008)

* Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)

* Shrink (2009)

* Explicit Ills (2009)

* Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

David S. Ward

David S. Ward is a film director American and an award-winning screenwriter, in spite of being very little known in Hollywood.

His best-known work is the sting (1973) which achieved fame and rose to stardom. Then disappeared, and returned to appear in something to remember (Nora Ephron 1993) with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan or down Periscope.

Tommy Lee Wallace

Tommy Lee Wallace (born on September 6, 1949) is a screenwriter, director and film producer.

Biography

Tommy Lee Wallace was born in Somerset, Kentucky, United States. Son of Robert g. Wallace and Kathleen Wallace, also has a sister. Grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and attended high school at the University of Western Kentucky.

Education

BFA in design from Ohio University, Athens, OH MFA in film at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA production program.

Early in the film

Wallace began to fulfill his dream of working in the business of cinema in 1976 when he worked as editor of the assault to the police station in the District 13, directed by friend of long John Carpenter, who had previously worked in 1974 in Dark Star, a comedy that took several years low-budget sci-fi film art director and sound effects to be shot. In 1978, he served as production designer and co-editor of Halloween, also directed by John Carpenter. In 1980, carried out his work as editor and designer of production for the film The Fog. Also appeared in a scene from the movie Halloween Michael Myers playing.

Directorial debut

Halloween 2, John Carpenter, serving as a composer and producer, offered address responsibilities Wallace. After careful deliberation Wallace refused, arguing their disappointment with the writing. Wallace really, however, wrote and directed the third Halloween III: Season of the Witch.

Career to date

Wallace has continued writing and directing. In 1988 he co-wrote and directed night of fear 2 (Fright Night II), starring the main protagonists of the first part: William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall; the film got good reviews despite being a low-budget sequel this demonstrated the talents of director. In 1990, served as writer and director of the movie that (It), based on the novel by Stephen King. In 2002, he directed vampires: Los Muertos, a continuation to vampires, the 1998 directed by John Carpenter film.

Personal life

He was married to actress Nancy Loomis, who played the character of Annie in Halloween and Halloween II, with whom he had two daughters.

Directed movies/series

* Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Halloween III: day witch, 1982)

* The Twilight Zone (Apart from the limits of reality, 1985-1986)

o Wordplay/Dreams for sale / Chameleon (TV episode) (segment “Dreams for sale”)

o Little Boy Lost/Wish Bank/Nightcrawlers (TV episode) (segment “Little Boy Lost”)

o The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run (TV episode) (segment “The Leprechaun-Artist”)

* Max Headroom (Max Headrom, man screen, 1987)

o Security Systems (TV episode)

o The Blanks (TV episode)

* Tour of Duty (1987)

* Aloha Summer (1988)

* Fright Night Part 2 (Night of fear II, 1988)

* CBS Summer Playhouse (1989)

o Outpost (TV episode)

* Baywatch (The watchmen from the beach, 1989)

o Cruise Ship (TV episode)

* It (1990)

* And the Sea Will Tell (1991)

* The Comrades of Summer (Olympic comrades, 1992)

* Danger Island (1992)

* Witness to the Execution (Witness of execution, 1994)

* Green Dolphin Beat (1994)

* Flipper (1995)

* Once You Meet a Stranger (Strangers on a train, 1996)

* Steel Chariots (1997)

* The Spree (1998)

* Final Justice (1998)

* Vampires: Los Muertos (2002)

* Helliversity (2010)

Irving Wallace

Irving Wallace (Chicago, 19 March 1916 – Los Angeles, June 29, 1990) was a writer.

He studied in Kenosha, Wisconsin, then in Berkeley and Los Angeles. From a very young he devoted himself to journalism and soon acquired certain prestige by its articles and stories in his country’s major newspapers. He was considered one of most important writers of his country and a writer of great stature.

Wallace was a restless and interested man especially know landscapes, men of different climates and personalities strange, heterodox or marginalized in world history. He enlisted in the army in 1942 and went to the first film unit, where he worked with Lt. Ronald Reagan. Then moved you to the Signal Corps, where he made documentary popular outreach alongside director Joris Ivens, Colonel Frank Capra and Captain John Huston. Graduated in 1946. His interest in travel not decreased, as demonstrated in one of his works dedicated to his son.

Apart from his journalistic work and their scripts for film and television, works that gave more fame to Irving Wallace have been his novels, all of them are translated into the Spanish where combined research and an enjoyable read. Although it was often despised by critics seriously, 16 novels and 17 non fictional works sold approximately 250 million copies worldwide. He was married and had two children.

Published work

* The Golden Hall (1988)

* The Heavenly Bed (1987)

* The seventh secret (1985)

* The miracle (1984)

* Project pigeon (1983)

* The Almighty (1982)

* The second Lady (1980)

* The dissenting (1979)

* Almanac of the unusual (1977-8)

* The R document (1976), adapted for TV in 1985.

* Fan club (1974)

* The word (1972), adapted into a TV mini-series in 1978.

* The seven minutes (1969), made into a film in 1971.

* Plot (1967)

* The Knight of the Sunday (1966)

* The Nobel Prize (1962), made into a film in 1963 with the title of The prize.

* Man (1964), made into a film in 1972.

* The island of three sirens (1964)

* 27 The wife (1962)

* The fabulous entrepreneur (1961)

* Report Chapman (1960), made into a film in 1962 with the title of Confidencias women.

* The sins of Philip Fleming (1959)

Andrew Kevin Walker

Andrew Kevin Walker (born 14 August 1964) is an American screenwriter. Known largely for having written the screenplay for Seven, which was nominated for BAFTA Award, and by others such as 8 mm

Biography

Walker was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during his childhood moved to Mechanicsburg, where he grew up. Attended high school in Mechanicsburg until his graduation in 1982. Then begin to study film production at Penn State University, where he graduated in 1986.

Screenwriter filmography

* The werewolf (2009)

* The Follow (2001)

* Ambush (2001)

* Sleepy Hollow (1999)

* 8 mm (1999)

* Se7en (1995)

* Hideaway (1995)

* Brainscan (1994)

* Tales from the Crypt (1 episode, 1993)

Aurelio Voltaire Hernández

Aurelio Voltaire Hernández (better known as Voltaire) was born on January 25, 1967 in Havana, Cuba. It is a popular Gothic scene. Voltaire took its name from the philosopher and essayist François-Marie Arouet.

Voltaire is also a renowned animation and comics artist and Professor of Visual Arts in New York School of Visual Arts (SVA).

Name

Voltaire chose his pseudonym Voltaire is its namesake. Stated in an interview with StarVox “I’ve seen among the hypocrisies of humanity and them I have converted or commented in the form of satire.” “In essence, it is best to educate people about their environment making them laugh”.

Voltaire has been questioned about his real name on multiple occasions, and tends to not give many answers that Voltaire is his real name or simply to evade these questions.

Other times has asked for the name “Bernie Weinstein” which is a very recurring character in the books and letters of Voltaire. Bernie appears as the guy who changed its name to Voltaire in the book What Is Goth? (what is Gothic?) and as “the * fool layer” (the fool in the cape) in his song “The Vampire Club”. Thus, Voltaire has denied being or inspire himself in is Bernie Weinstein and has clarified that: “Bernie is only an archetype that I think really covers all people I have met in the Gothic scene”

In line with the school of Visual Arts, where Voltaire is Professor, his real name is Aurelio Voltaire Hernández. In this school also has been called occasionally in directories as “Roy Hernández”. Voltaire attributed “Acoustic guitar and vocals” Aurelio Voltaire Hernández disk Ooky Spooky, confirming his real name.

Youth

At age 10, Voltaire is inspired in the films of Ray Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts, The 7th voyage of Sinbad) and began animation with a camera Super 8 armando cuts in chunks of magazines. Shortly after he learned to make models of foam rubber to make your animations. Got his first job in animation at age 17 with Parker Brothers. Child emigrated to New Jersey with his family. About it, he claims that he never liked to live there.

It was until it reached adulthood moved to New York. Voltaire said that he loves New York but also like to live in Tokyo.

Musical career

The music of Voltaire has strong roots with European Gothic music folk. In spite of this, many listeners are difficult to classify music. Although his music is an evocation of European folk music, many people called darkwave, but perhaps only is the label given to groups of Projekt Records. Also has been linked with the word cabaret. With Lexicon Magazine used the term “Gothic cabaret” referring to the genus dark cabaret. Another genre with which he has associated is with the New Wave, but Voltaire describes his music in this way:

-Music for a parallel universe where electricity was never invented and Morrissey is the Queen of England-

He influences are: Rasputin, Tom Waits, Cab Calloway, Morrissey, Danny Elfman.

The first band that Voltaire played was First Degree where he participated in high school. At that time was Duran Duran fan but then began to listen to Gothic music, very notable bands such as Bauhaus or The Cure and it wasn’t until time after it began to get involved in the Gothic scene.

Adult, Voltaire formed a band which included violin, cello, drums and himself as vocalist and guitarist. A one-year sign with Projekt Records and for June 1998 sacarían their first album called The Devil’s Bris. Two years later sacarían his second album Almost Human.

One of the most popular hits of Voltaire is BRAINS! to show the grim adventures of Billy and Mandy “Rock of horror” episode netrwork cartoon. He also wrote The land of dead movie the great adventure of Billy and Mandy

Voltaire is an avid fan of Star Trek and frequently attends science fiction conventions.

Also leads the New York new wave The Oddz quintet.

Band members

Although many times Voltaire appears as soloist, has a band.

* Voltaire-vocals/guitar

* Gregor Kitzis-Violin

* Matthew Goeke-cello

* Kiku Collins-trumpet, clarinet

* George Grant-BAS

* Glenn Sorino-drums

* Stephen Moses-drums

* Grisha Alexiev-drums

Television

Got her first with MTV in 1988 by creating the classic MTV-Bosch Bosch Geronimo style. Tour stop-motion of the horrifying Garden of Earthly Delights won important prizes such as Bradcast Design Award.

Besides his work with commercial, has made short films and series as Rakthavira and Chi-chain. Chi-chain is now a series of 14 episodes in stop-motion in the Sci-fi Channel Web site. Before that, Chi-chain was a graphic novel that only reached 6 publications produced by Sirius Entertainment.

Currently teaches in the school of Visual Arts in New York, stop-motion animation as well as animation, direction and singing.

[Edit] Career as a writer and artist

Added Chi-chain, Voltaire produced another graphic novel entitled Oh My Goth! (also called GMO) where begins the story of his own making small religious extensions inspired by Jack Chick. Began as a booklet of 8 pages where it was caught by the miniones Satan. Two publications of Chi-chain more occurred, and Voltaire convinced Sirius Entertainment publishing Oh My Goth. Some time later created a sequel called Oh My Goth! Humans Suck!.

Non-compliant Voltaire released two series more: What is Goth? and Paint it Black.

[Edit] Discography

* The Devil’s Bris (1998) (Projekt Records)

* Almost Human (2000) (Projekt Records)

* Banned on Vulcan (2001) (Projekt Records)

* Boo Hoo (2002) (Projekt Records)

* Then And Again (2004) (Projekt Records)

* Deady Sings! (2004) (Projekt Records)

* Zombie Prostitute… (2006) (Projekt Records)

* Live! (2006) (Independent)

* Ooky Spooky (2007) (Projekt Records)

* To the botton of the sea

[Edit] Books

1. Voltaire (2002). Oh My Goth! Version 2.0. SIRIUS Entertainment. ISBN 1-57989-047-4

2. Voltaire (2003). Oh My Goth!: Presents the Girlz of Goth!. SIRIUS Entertainment. ISBN 1-57989-061-

3. Voltaire, Chris Adams, David Fooden (2003). Chi-chain: The Roleplaying Game. Aetherco/Dreamcatcher. ISBN 1-929312-03-2

4. Voltaire (2004). The Malevolent Teddy Deady. SIRIUS Entertainment. ISBN 1-57989-083-0

5. Voltaire (2004). Deady the Terrible Teddy. SIRIUS Entertainment. ISBN 1-57989-077-6

6. Voltaire (2005). The Evil Teddy Deady. SIRIUS Entertainment. ISBN 1-57989-081-4

7. Voltaire (2004). What Is Goth? -Music, Makeup, Attitude, Apparel, dance, and General Skullduggery. Weiser Books. ISBN 1-57863-322-2

8. Voltaire (2005). Paint It Black – A Guide to Gothic Homemaking. Weiser Books. ISBN 1-57863-361-3

9. Voltaire (2007). Deady: Big in Japan. SIRIUS Entertainment. ISBN 1-57989-085-7

Peter Viertel

Peter Viertel (16 November 1920 – 4 November 2007); author and screenwriter American of German origin.

Biography

Born in Dresden, Germany, son of the writer and actress Salka Viertel and writer Berthold Viertel. In 1928 his parents moved to Santa Monica, United States, where Viertel grew up alongside his brothers Thomas and Hans. His home was the meeting place of the “intellectuals” holliwoodense. However, Viertel felt more identified with the young southern California than with European culture.

Viertel graduated from Dartmouth College in 1941. Enlisted in the army of the South Pacific United States World War II, to participate but after being assigned to Office work, requested and was then able to work with the Office of strategic services (O.S.S.) as second lieutenant. His native German nazis used controlled by forces Europe. Years later, Viertel along with Irwin Shaw wrote the play entitled The Survivors (the survivors), based on the war-related experiences.

Viertel became famous mainly for its novel entitled White Hunter Black Heart (White Hunter Black Heart), which was made into a film in 1990 and starring Clint Eastwood. According to his own confession, the novel is a story of the time worked on the screenplay of Africa’s Queen, and the main character, named Pete Verrill is a lightweight user ID.

Had two marriages. His first wife was Virginia Ray “Jigee” Schulberg, ex-wife of novelist and screenwriter Budd Schulberg, who was pregnant with their daughter, Christine, when Viertel left to live with Simone Micheline Bodin, known as Bettina model. His second wife was the actress Deborah Kerr (from 23 July from 1960 until his death in Kerr on 16 October 2007). She had two hijastras. Viertel died nineteen days after the death of Kerr in Marbella, Spain; the cause was a Lymphoma.

At the time of his death, reported that it had completed a novel about his experiences in the O.S.S., addition of a second volume of his memoirs.

A documentary entitled Michael Scheingraber, Director was in production Peter Viertel – Between the Lines. The film was based on more than 400 minutes of recorded interviews.

Movies

* Saboteur (1942)

* The Hard Way (1943)

* We Were Strangers (1949)

* Roughshod (1949)

* Decision Before Dawn (1951)

* The African Queen (1951)

* Fiesta (1957)

* Les Bijoutiers du clair de lune (1958)

* The old man and the sea (1958)

* Le Couteau dans the plaie (1962)

* White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

Books

* The Canyon (1940)

* Line of Departure (1947)

* White Hunter Black Heart (1953)

* Love Lies Bleeding (1964)

* Bicycle on the Beach (1971)

* American Skin (1984)

* Dangerous Friends: At Large with Huston and Hemingway in the Fifties (1992)

* Loser Deals (1995)

Bobby Vernon

Bobby Vernon (9 March 1898 – June 28, 1939) was an American actor of the era of silent cinema, numerous early both comic and romantic roles interpreter.

Biographical summary

Born in Chicago, Illinois, his real name was Sylvion garden.

Vernon was the son of remarkable actress Dorothy Vernon and his first appearance on stage took place when he was only eleven years old. Five years later was already acting in comedies Joker of Universal Studios.

Began starring in romantic comedies of Keystone Studios next to Gloria Swanson in 1915 and 1917 starred in productions directed by Al Christie.

He was supervisor of Paramount Pictures in movies interpreted by W.C. Fields, among others, and already initiated and screenwriter of sound film era.

Bobby Vernon died of a heart attack in 1939 in Hollywood, California. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Jonathan Charles Turteltaub

Jonathan Charles Turteltaub (New York, United States, August 8, 1963) is a director, producer and American screenwriter, who has worked both film and television. He has directed films such as while dormías (1995), Phenomenon (1996), or two deliveries of National Treasure (2004 and 2007).

Biography

Personal life

Saul Turteltaub, a producer and screenwriter, Jon was born on August 8, 1963 in New York City (NY) and grew up in Beverly Hills (California).[ 1 ] Secondary studied at Beverly Hills High School, where was a classmate and became friends with actor Nicolas Cage.[ 2 ] Subsequently attended Wesleyan University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985, and a master’s degree at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Married with Amy Eldon, also producer and screenwriter, in 2006.

Career

Jon Turteltaub had his first experience as director and screenwriter films Think Big (1989) and Driving Me Crazy (1991). Later led 3 ninjas (1992), Cool comedian (1993), the romantic comedy as dormías (1995), starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman, Phenomenon (1996), fantastic tape starring John Travolta, and The Kid (2000), with Bruce Willis.

Directed and produced two deliveries of series of adventures (2004 and 2007), starring Nicolas Cage, his former teammate and Diane Kruger National Treasure of Institute. Returned to collaborate with the latter in the sorcerer’s apprentice tape in 2010.

In his facet as a producer he has participated in TV series Jericho (2006-2008) and Harper’s Island (2009), which served as executive producer at thirteen and twenty-five episodes respectively. Both productions directed, addition and sporadically, some episode.

Karl Tunberg

Karl Tunberg (Spokane, Washington, 1909 – March 11 London, 3 April 1992) was a writer and occasional film producer.

He started writing screenplays, usually together with other writers at the end of the 1930s. His first feature film was You Can’t Have Everything (1937), after which could write for different comedies and musicals with stars such as Betty Grable, Deanna Durbin, Dorothy Lamour, Sonja Henie, Shirley Temple. Among his works are My Gal Sal (1942), Standing Room Only (1944), Kitty (1945), all of them with Paulette Goddard, Because You re Mine (1952), Valley of the Kings (1954), Beau Brummell (1954), The Seventh Sin (1957), Count Your Blessings (1959) and Libel (1959).

He became known by Ben-Hur which figured as a screenwriter, in spite of the fact that the director, William Wyler, had chosen other writers such as Maxwell Anderson, Christopher Fry and Gore Vidal.