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Born in San Francisco, Bonnie MacBird received her BA in Music and Masters in Film from Stanford in 1973. From 1975-79 she was a Development Executive in Feature Films at Universal Studios reporting to President Ned Tanen. During her four years at Uni she read thousands of scripts, and worked as a development executive on nearly all projects in development at that time including Heroes, Car Wash, Smokey and the Bandit, and many more. MacBird left Uni and worked for two years on TRON as the original writer, as well as producing early test shoots combining live action with animation. She continued to write for film, television and theater, with sales and productions in each of these media. Her production company, formed in 1986 with partner Jim Shasky, garnered three Emmys (two for feature segments in 1986 and '87, and one for the full length documentary "Squeakers" in 2004), as well as many national awards including 11 Cine Golden Eagles. Her original stage musical "Hot Roles" was a Los Angeles success, as was "The Getaway Cabaret", both of which she wrote and directed. She continues her stage work and most recently wrote eight one acts for The Noho Arts Center. MacBird is also a stage and screen actor, who studied Shakespeare at Oxford, and with the renowned Shakespeare and Company in Lenox Mass. Additional training included acting with Don Richardson and Darryl Hickman, improvisation with Second City and The Groundlings, and voice with Calvin Remsberg and Sue Fink. She teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extension,narrates audio books and is a novelist with a three book deal with HarperCollins for Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Art in the Blood was released in 2015 and is now in 14 languages.. Unquiet Spirits will be out Sept 2017, followed later by The Devil's Due.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bonnie MacBird

Spouse (1)

Alan Kay (1983 - ?)

Trivia (6)

Her script for Tron is loosely based on the work of her spouse Alan Kay (Dynabook, Smalltalk, Vivarium)
Married to computer pioneer Alan Kay whom she met while researching her first script, Tron.
screenwriter, currently writing a TV pilot [2009]
Acting and writing for various theatre companies, contributing editor to Footlights Magazine, Board of Stanford Alumni in Entertainment, songwriting with musical partner Tom Rizzo [2009]
teaching screenwriting at UCLA Extension [2009]
Los Angeles, CA, USA. Writing, teaching, acting. [March 2013]

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