John August

John August
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August at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
BornJohn Meise
(1970-08-04) August 4, 1970 (age 47)
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
ResidenceParis, France
EducationDrake University, USC (MFA)
OccupationScreenwriter, director, producer
Years active1998-present
Spouse(s)Michael August (m. 2008)


John August (given birth to August 4, 1970) can be an American screenwriter and film movie director. He’s known for his focus on the movies Proceed (1999), Charlie’s Angels (2000) Charlie’s Angels: Total Throttle (2003) and Charlie as well as the Chocolates Factory (2005). He’s host from the Scriptnotes podcast along with Craig Mazin. August also writes and maintains a favorite screenwriting blog page and develops screenwriter-targeted software program. He is an associate from the Academy of FILM Arts and Sciences, voting in the Authors branch. In 2016, he was granted the WGAw’s Valentine Davies Honor for his dignified efforts towards the entertainment market as well as the community-at-large.

Early life

August was created and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He gained a qualification in journalism from Drake School in Des Moines, Iowa and an MFA in film in the Peter Stark Making Program on the School of Southern California.


August's debut film was 1999's critically acclaimed Move, that he also served as co-producer and second device director.In 1998, August acquired the film legal rights to Daniel Wallace's Big Seafood. His version became the 2003 Tim Burton film from the same name and gained August a 2003 BAFTA Honor nomination for Greatest Adapted Screenplay.Since 2003, August has written the screenplay for a number of Tim Burton movies, including Charlie as well as the Chocolate Manufacturing plant (an version of Roald Dahl's vintage children's publication), Corpse Bride-to-be, and Frankenweenie. August also distributed tale credit with Seth Grahame-Smith on Burton's Dark Shadows.The Nines, his writing/directing debut starring Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy, Wish Davis and Elle Fanning, premiered in the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and Venice Film Festival's Critics’ Week.For tv, August is rolling out three tasks. D.C, a one-hour episode for the WB Network, ran in Apr 2000. Alaska, a criminal offense episode for ABC, shot a pilot in 2004 aimed by Kim Manners but had not been found for series. Ops, a one-hour episode co-created by Jordan Mechner, originated for 20th Tv/Fox, but by no means filmed a pilot.August wrote the publication for the Broadway music version of Big Seafood, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.August earned a 2006 Grammy nomination for his lyrics for "Wonka's Welcome Track" from Charlie as well as the Chocolate Factory.August also wrote the screenplay together with Vanessa Taylor for the Walt Disney Photos' upcoming live-action music dream film Aladdin, which is directed by Man Ritchie whom he'll also contribute the screenplay for the film.

Other work

In 2003, August established being a repository for the 100+ screenwriting assistance columns he previously written for IMDb. The website now provides over 1,500 content.He founded Quote-Unquote Apps this year 2010, which develops software program linked to film as well as the film sector. Their releases consist of FDX Audience, an iOS program that displays Last Draft files; Much less IMDb, a web browser expansion for Safari, Stainless-, and Firefox that reorganizes the design of IMDb web pages; and Bronson Watermarker, an Operating-system X watermarking program that works with multiple outputs. He also commissioned the typeface Courier Perfect from Alan Dague-Greene, designed to be a even more readable option to Courier New.In 2012, the Quote-Unquote team, along with Stu Maschwitz, made Fountain, a straightforward markup syntax for screenplays. Afterwards that season, Quote-Unquote released the initial open public beta of Highland, an Operating-system X power that changes screenplays between PDF, FDX, and Fountain types, and functions as a Fountain text message editor.Because the summer of 2011, August and fellow screenwriter Craig Mazin have hosted the Scriptnotes podcast, a weekly podcast around the craft of screenwriting as well as the film industry. It regularly rates among iTunes's best Television & Film podcasts.August launched a Kickstarter called Article writer Crisis Pack, a deck of credit cards made to help authors when they're stuck. The Kickstarter elevated $158,104 from 5,714 backers. It really is now on the market to the general public.IN-MAY 2015, August launched a Kickstarter for any card game called One Hit Destroy.

Personal life

August is openly homosexual, and lives in Paris along with his hubby, Michael August, and their little girl.


Year Name Credit Records 1998 God Article writer, movie director Brief, starring Melissa McCarthy 1999 Move Compiled by Also co-producer, 2nd device movie director 2000 D.C. Inventor, Co-executive producer Television series Titan A.E. Screenplay With Joss Whedon and Ben Edlund Charlie's Angels Compiled by With Ryan Rowe & Ed Solomon, predicated on it series developed by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts 2003 Charlie's Angels: Total Throttle Screenplay, tale With Cormac Wibberley & Marianne Wibberley, predicated on it series developed by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts Big Seafood Screenplay Predicated on the book by Daniel Wallace; also had written the music "Double the Like" 2005 Charlie as well as the Chocolates Factory Screenplay Predicated on the publication by Roald Dahl; also had written the lyrics to "Wonka's Welcome Music" Corpse Bride-to-be Screenplay With Caroline Thompson and Pamela Pettler; also had written the lyrics to "Remains to be of your day", "Tears to Shed", "Regarding to Program" 2007 The Nines Compiled by, movie director 2010 Prince of Persia: Sands of your time Executive producer Predicated on the gaming franchise made by Jordan Mechner 2012 Dark Shadows Tale With Seth Grahame-Smith, predicated on the cleaning soap opera made by Dan Curtis Frankenweenie Screenplay Predicated on the brief film by Tim Burton TBA Aladdin Screenplay With Vanessa Taylor and Man Ritchie, Filming; live-action version of Aladdin, predicated on 1000 and One Nights