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James V Hart

writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Muppet Treasure Island, August Rush, Epic, Crossbones

JAMES V. HART (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 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.

Other writing/producing credits include: MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENTSEIN, TUCK EVERLASTING, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: THE REAL STORY. SAHARA, LARA CROFT: TOMBRAIDER – THE CRADLE OF LIFE, AUGUST RUSH, and EPIC.

Hart is Executive Producer and co-writer on the animated feature, EPIC, with children’s book illustrator and home town friend, SMU graduate, William Joyce, and director-animator Chris Wedge, who created ICE AGE and ROBOTS with Joyce released in 2013. 

TV projects include THE REPUBLIC OF PIRATES, AKA CROSSBONES, for NBC with Texas born writing partner, Amanda Welles, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. series projects, SIRENS OF TITAN, PLAYER PIANO, and 2BR02B, with his son, Jake Hart.

STEELSKIN is his new project in development at Fox for Actor/Director,  Andy Serkis, and August Rush producer, Richard Lewis.

“Go with Gravity” is Hart’s primary mantra for the writing life.

Never Grow Up! Never Give Up!