Writers to Watch

by 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

1. Christine Conradt

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 ...

2. Teraisa J. Goldman

Actress | Phases of Mahina

Teraisa J. Goldman is an actress, known for Phases of Mahina (2015) and Motormouth (2004).

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 ...

4. Larry Karaszewski

Writer | The People vs. Larry Flynt

Larry Karaszewski was born on November 20, 1961 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), American Crime Story (2016) and Ed Wood (1994).

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.

7. Akiva Goldsman

Writer | A Beautiful Mind

Akiva Goldsman was born on July 7, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Batman & Robin (1997) and Cinderella Man (2005).

8. Mitch Hara

Actor | ER

Mitch Hara is an actor and producer, known for ER (1994), Adam Astra Casting (2015) and Lush Life (1996).

9. Byron Howard

Director | Zootopia

Byron Howard was born on December 26, 1968 in Misawa, Japan as Byron P. Howard. He is known for his work on Zootopia (2016), Tangled (2010) and Bolt (2008).

10. Jennifer Lee

Writer | Frozen

Jennifer Lee was born on October 22, 1971 in Barrington. Rhode Island, USA as Jennifer Michelle Rebecchi. She is known for her work on Frozen (2013), Frozen II (2019) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

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 ...

13. Patrick Süskind

Writer | Kir Royal

Patrick Süskind was born on March 26, 1949 in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany. He is a writer and actor, known for Kir Royal (1986), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) and Rossini (1997).

14. M. Night Shyamalan

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 ...

19. Robert Graysmith

Writer | Zodiac

Robert Graysmith was born on September 17, 1942 in Pensacola, Florida, USA as Robert Gray Smith. He is known for his work on Zodiac (2007), Auto Focus (2002) and Undercover History (2006). He was previously married to Melanie Krakower and Margaret Ann Womack.

20. James Vanderbilt

Producer | Zodiac

James Vanderbilt was born in 1975 in the USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Zodiac (2007), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) and White House Down (2013).

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 ...

23. Daniel Waters

Writer | Heathers

Daniel Waters was born on November 10, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Daniel Bruce Waters. He is a writer, known for Heathers (1988), Hudson Hawk (1991) and Sex and Death 101 (2007).

24. Jane Goldman

Producer | Kick-Ass

Jane Goldman was born on June 11, 1970 in England. She is a producer and writer, known for Kick-Ass (2010), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and Stardust (2007). She has been married to Jonathan Ross since August 1988. They have three children.

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 ...



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