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Craig Bolotin

Craig Bolotin was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles after his graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, where he majored in psychology and penned film reviews.

After a variety of jobs. Bolotin landed work at Rastar Productions as a script reader while polishing his own writing skills at night. Rastar bought his spec script No Small Affair, which was produced in 1987 and starred Demi Moore. He next wrote (and co-executive produced) the 1989 thriller Black Rain, directed by Ridley Scott. He turned his talents to comedy for his next project, Straight Talk, which starred Dolly Parton and James Woods and filmed on location in his hometown. Bolotin also contributed re-writes to such productions as Desperately Seeking Susan and A Thousand Acres. He made his feature directorial debut on the 1993 drama, That Night, adapting Alice McDermott's 1960s teen romance that starred Juliette Lewis and C. Thomas Howell.

As a participant in the Discovery Program at Columbia Pictures, Bolotin co-wrote and directed the short film Sapphire Man, starring Powers Boothe. The project won the 1989 Special Gold Jury Award at the Houston International Film Festival. He also wrote and directed for the popular NBC series Miami Vice.

Currently, Bolotin is adapting the novel Virgin Heat for Drew Barrymore.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Craig Bolotin Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.