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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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James V. Hart

writer Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Muppet Treasure Island, August Rush, Epic, Crossbones
Twitter: @jvhart
James V. Hart was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas on drive-in movies and Saturday matinees. Soon after graduating from SMU in Dallas, he began producing films in the 1970’s. His first feature film, Summer Run, opened the USA film festival at SMU in Dallas, Texas.

Hart settled in New York City with his wife, son and daughter, and began his screenwriting career. 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 FrankentseinTuck EverlastingSahara, Jack And The Beanstalk: The Real StoryLara Croft: Tombraider – The Cradle Of Life, and August Rush.

Hart is also the founder of the Peter Pan Children’s Fund, encouraging philanthropy by children, young adults, and adults in support of children’s hospitals/organizations worldwide and associated programs for children that focus on illness and injury prevention, family centered care, research and rehabilitation. Find out more about the Peter Pan Children’s Fund atwww.peterpanchildrensfund.org.