John August Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Boulder, Colorado, USA
Birth NameJohn Meise

Mini Bio (1)

John August's screenwriting credits include Go (1999), Big Fish (2003), Titan A.E. (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003).

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John earned a degree in journalism from Drake University in Iowa and an MFA in film from the Peter Stark program at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles. John has a weekly screenwriting column on Internet Movie Database, in the "Ask a Filmmaker" section of indie.imdb.com.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: IMDb Editorial

Spouse (1)

Mike (2008 - present)

Trivia (8)

Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television's Peter Stark program
When he was tapped to write the modern adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it was revealed that he had never seen the original 70s movie-musical featuring Gene Wilder. Upon asking Tim Burton if he had should see it before going ahead with his work, Burton responded with a resolute "Definitely Not!!!".
Former day job: Campus tour guide at Iowa's Drake University.
The September 25, 2000 draft of the screenplay for Jurassic Park III (2001) credits revisions to John August. He is not credited in the final film.
Did an uncredited rewrite on the Martin Lawrence comedy Blue Streak. Source: Austin Film Festival podcast.
Has a daughter with his partner, Mike.
He did an uncredited rewrite on Iron Man (2008).
Since 2011, has hosted, with good friend and fellow screenwriter Craig Mazin, 'Scriptnotes', a weekly podcast on the craft of screenwriting.

Personal Quotes (1)

You tend to have a lot of ideas you would like to see made into movies, yet the reality is that most things that actually become movies aren't brand-new ideas. At this point in time, the movies that get made are based on some pre-existing piece of intellectual property.

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