JAMES V. HART (JV): born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Ft. Worth Texas on Drive-In Movies and Saturday Matinees. His writing/producing credits include; HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old Son, Jake, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND, directed by Brian Henson, and CONTACT, directed by Robert Zemeckis, MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENTSEIN, TUCK EVERLASTING, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: THE REAL STORY. SAHARA, LARA CROFT: TOMBRAIDER – THE CRADLE OF LIFE, AUGUST RUSH, EPIC, the TV series, CROSSBONES. Hart taught in the Columbia University Graduate Film program. Mentored at the Austin Writer’s Ranch, Sundance Film Labs, eQuinoxe-Europe Writing Workshops for over 20 years in 11 countries, including the Puglia Experience for writers and producers held in the Puglia region in Italy.
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