John August is unique among screenwriters, not only for his body of work, but for his commitment to guide other screenwriters along the erratic pathway to success through his blog, JohnAugust.com.
Recently, John generously participated in an interview for the documentary and covered a number of want-to-know topics of value equally to emerging scripters as well as accomplished and veteran writers.
John describes his blog as "a ton of useful information about screenwriting" but I think he greatly underestimates the mass of value in his postings.
John August Filmography: The Nines (& directed), Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big fish, Charlie's Angels (I&II), Go.
...began writing for publication as a high school reporter for the Burlington Free Press, which led to later work with newspapers in Rutland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and later Los Angeles. Living in Hollywood, it was a natural transition into screenwriting. As a writer and producer, he has developed screenplays for every major Hollywood studio and television network. He has written numerous episodes for network television and his 2000 nominated episode of CBS’ Family Law was the Environmental Media Awards winner. This is one of a number of awards he has won as screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. His produced writing credits also include a half dozen made-for-TV movies. Over recent years, Edmond has shifted his focus to prose writing and creating video projects for non-profit organizations. Cold weather sports still figure significantly into his life as a skier, ice climber, and high altitude mountaineer, with a number of important ascents in his portfolio.