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JV Hart

JV Hart
JV Hart
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Screenwriting

J.V. was 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 and 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
  • Contact, directed by Robert Zemeckis

Other writing/producing credits include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Tuck Everlasting, and Jack And The Beanstalk: The Real Story. Sahara, Lara Croft: Tombraider – The Cradle Of Life, August Rush, Epic, and the TV series Crossbones, which he created and developed. The Hot Zone, the acclaimed series for Nat Geo based on Richard Preston’s best-selling book, was created by Hart, who also shared writing and story credits on each episode and served as an Executive Producer.

Hart has been a faculty member of the Columbia University Graduate Film program and has mentored for Sundance Film Labs, the Austin Writer’s Ranch, and the Equinoxe-Europe Writing Workshops.

“No one has a job in our business until you type ‘the end’.” — J.V. Hart


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