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John August

John August wrote and co-produced Go, which debuted at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, his writing credits have included Charlie's Angels, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Titan A.E.

In 2004, August was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay by BAFTA and the Broadcast Film Critics Association for his adaptation of Daniel Wallace's novel Big Fish, A Story of Mythic Proportions. Big Fish marked his first collaboration with director Tim Burton, which led to his work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Upcoming projects for August include a big-screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan, and Tim Burton's animated Corpse Bride. He is also executive-producing Prince of Persia, an adaptation of the best-selling videogame for Disney.

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, August earned a degree in journalism from Drake University in Iowa and an MFA in film from the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. He frequently serves as a creative advisor for the Sundance Screenwriting Institute, and runs a website devoted to answering beginning screenwriters' questions at www.johnaugust.com.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

John August Facts

BirthplaceBoulder, Colorado, USA

Selected Filmography

August Light
The Journey of August King
Drunk History Vol. 1
Cruel Revenge
Programming the Nation
The Young Turks: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Nines
The Young Turks: Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Young Turks: Monday, August 29, 2016
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