John August is a popular American screenwriter, producer, and director who is known for his work in the movie Go. John developed software for the screenwriter. He also maintains a popular screenwriting blog johnaugust.com. John has written around 1500 posts for the bog. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. John was awarded the WGAw’s Valentine Davies Award for his contribution to the entertainment industry. John is also known for his long-time work relationship with the renowned film director Tim Burton.
John August was born on August 4, 1970, in Boulder, USA. He studied journalism at Drake University, Iowa. From the University of Southern California John got MFA in the film.
John August is gay and lives with his partner Mike Douglass August in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. For first twenty years of his life, he tried to look like straight and controlled his behavior as much as possible. After that when it becomes uncontrollable, he openly started to say that he is a gay. He married to Mike Douglass in 2008. They also have a daughter who was born in 2005.
In 1999 John was debut in the film Go as a producer and director. Go was a crime comedy. The film was critically acclaimed; he became popular with his debuted film Go. The film is considered as a cult classic. In 1998 John acquired the film rights from Big Fish of Daniel Wallace’s, and in 2003 his adaptation became the Tim Burton film of the same name.
The film earned BAFTA Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for him. John has written many screenplays such as Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Tim Burton movies. ‘The Nine’ was his writing and directing debut film. The film was premiered at Sundance Film Festival and Venice Film Festival Critics Week in 2007. John has done three projects for television D.C., Alaska, and Ops.
He has also written a book for Broadway musical adaptation of Big Fish. In 2006, John also earned Grammy nomination for lyrics of Wonka’s Welcome Song from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He also wrote the screenplay for the Walt Disney Pictures’ musical fantasy film Aladdin.
In 2003, John established a blog johnaugust.com to write screenwriting advice columns. In 2010, he also founded Quote-Unquote App to develop software related to the entertainment industry. His podcast ranks among top TV & Film podcast on iTunes. John had also launched a Kickstarter Writer Emergency Pack which is designed to help writers when they stuck. In 2015, he launched a Kickstarter for a card game One-Hit Kill. John August has signed a three-book deal for children’s fantasy series with Macmillan Publishing Group.
John August received many awards and accolades including Grammy Award, BAFTA Film Award, Italian Online Movie Award, Gold Derby Award, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, etc.
How much is John August Net Worth in 2017
The estimated net worth of John is around $7.5 million US dollars as of 2017. John writes and maintains a popular blog johnaugust.com and developed software for screenwriters.
John August is one of the great screenwriters who is known for his creativity. John has converted the classical series Charlie’s Angels into a successful theatrical series. He has written many super hit films and launched apps and software to help the writers and film industry.