John August


<p>Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John August earned a degree in journalism from Drake University and an MFA in film from USC. As a screenwriter, his credits include <i>Big Fish</i>, <i>Charlie’s Angels</i>, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, <i>Corpse Bride</i> and <i>Frankenweenie</i>. His books include <i>Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire.</i></p><p>In addition to his film career, he hosts a popular weekly podcast, Scriptnotes, with Craig Mazin. He also created the Writer Emergency Pack, an educational storytelling tool that was distributed to over 2,000 classrooms in partnership with non-profit literacy groups like 826LA and NaNoWriMo. John and his family live in Los Angeles.</p>

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