James V Hart

Writer, Producer
American producer of independent low-budget features turned screenwriter of Hollywood blockbusters. After working on the fringes of the industry for some years and then surviving the frustrations of one development deal ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (14)

Crossbones 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Creator

Snow Goose 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Epic 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

August Rush 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

Sahara 2005 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Tuck Everlasting 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Contact 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Muppet Treasure Island 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

(From Story)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gimme an "F" 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (9)

Snow Goose 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Epic 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Drones 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Jim Henson's Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Maniac 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Dracula 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

American producer of independent low-budget features turned screenwriter of Hollywood blockbusters. After working on the fringes of the industry for some years and then surviving the frustrations of one development deal after another, James V. Hart finally burst upon the scene with two back-to-back screenplays for two titans of contemporary American filmmaking--Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. With the one-two punch of "Hook" (1991) and "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), he was catapulted to the A-list of Hollywood screenwriters. Hart points to his family as "The Story Department"; his young son gave him the idea for the central conceit of "Hook": "What if Peter Pan grew up?" He followed as one of the contributors of "Muppet Treasure Island" (1996) and with Michael Goldenberg adapted Carl Sagan's sci-fi novel "Contact" (1997).

Relationships

Judy Hart

Wife

Julia Hart

Daughter

Jake Hart

Son

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University

Dallas , Texas
graduated

Southern Methodist University

Dallas , Texas
began producing low-budget movies while working on his Master's degree; presumably never finished the degree

Milestones

1997

Co-scripted "Contact", adapted from the Carl Sagan novel

1992

Wrote and co-produced Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula"

1991

First produced screenplay for a major motion picture, Steven Spielberg's "Hook" (also executive produced with Dodi Fayed)

1984

First produced screenplay, "Gimme an 'F'", a comedy about a spastic cheerleading squad

1977

Wrote his first "Dracula" adaptation

1977

Produced "Assault on Paradise/Maniac/Ransom", a crime thriller starring Oliver Reed

1969

Drove from Texas to San Francisco with a filmmaker friend on the chance of meeting Francis Ford Coppola

1969

Met with Coppola who advised him to keep making movies

Produced "Summer Run", the first of several low-budget independent productions

Raised in Fort Worth, TX

Began writing in earnest in the late 1970s

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