Writers to Watchby TeraisaWrites | created - 07 Oct 2016 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
Writers who I already admire or want to get to know through their work... or hell, my friends and family who happen to write
Writer | Pearl in Paradise
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Christine Conradt is an L.A.-based screenwriter, producer, director, and script consultant. After earning a BFA in screenwriting from the University of Southern California's Cinematic Arts program, she worked briefly in development before launching her ...
3. Stephen King
Writer | Maximum Overdrive
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock," but used the last name ...
5. Jeffrey Boam
Writer | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jeffrey Boam was born on November 30, 1946 in Rochester, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Dead Zone (1983) and The Phantom (1996). He was married to Paula M. Boam. He died on January 26, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
11. Philip K. Dick
Writer | Blade Runner
Philip Kindred Dick was born in Chicago in December 1928, along with a twin sister, Jane. Jane died less than eight weeks later, allegedly from an allergy to mother's milk. Dick's parents split up during his childhood, and he moved with his mother to Berkeley, California, where he lived for most of...
12. Frank Spotnitz
Producer | The Man in the High Castle
Award-winning American writer and producer Frank Spotnitz is the Chief Executive of Big Light Productions Ltd., a London- and Paris-based production company. Big Light creates and oversees a diverse slate of international television series, including drama, comedy and documentaries, and has become ...
Producer | Lady in the Water
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots.
He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil ...
15. Victor Fresco
Producer | Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Victor Fresco is a television writer, producer and show creator. He is credited with creating the critically acclaimed television series "Better Off Ted" which ran for two seasons on ABC, and the FOX show "Andy Richter controls the Universe", for which he was nominated for a writing Emmy. Fresco ...
17. Gary Grubbs
Actor | The X Files
Gary and his wife Glenda moved to Los Angeles in 1977 for Gary to pursue a writing career. He went on an open call as an actor, got the part, and now two hundred parts later Gary is still acting. Gary and Glenda now have a home in Mississippi and an apartment in Los Angeles, and Gary works both the...
18. David Morse
Actor | The Green Mile
David Morse, a 6' 4" tall blue-eyed blond who performed on stage for 10 years before breaking into film, has become established as a respected supporting, character actor and second lead.
He was born the first of four children of Charles, a sales manager, and Jacquelyn Morse, a schoolteacher, on ...
21. Shane Salerno
Writer | Avatar 2
Shane Salerno is the co-screenwriter of the forthcoming Avatar 2 (2020), Avatar 3 (2021), Avatar 4 (2024), Avatar 5 (2025) produced and directed by Oscar winner James Cameron. He has been a professional screenwriter since the age of 19. In the years that have followed Detour Magazine has named ...
26. Sean Mick
Writer | Silencer
An award-winning screenwriter, Sean Mick was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied filmmaking, history and analysis at Sonoma State University in Northern California, then continued his training through seminars with many of the top screenwriting "gurus" in Hollywood (including ...