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John Klawitter has worked as a writer, producer and director. Based in Hollywood, he’s worked for major studios, indy companies and run his own production company. He’s written and produced for CBS, NBC, Disney, The Disney Channel, Paramount, Universal, Atlantis Productions, and many others. He’s also worked on animation projects for Disney, Warner Bros. Animation, Hanna-Barbera, Phil Mendez Productions, Zoiyu Productions (Japan), Pink Planet Productions (Holland) and Franke Films (Finland). He has directed short films featuring a wide range of stars and personalities, including Bill Cosby, Ali MacGraw, Jane Alexander, Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Bradbury, George Plimpton, Leslie Nielsen, and many others.
His film writing includes the political documentary Scene: Politic (EMMY AWARD); the Television Specials The Great American Dreammobile, Le Mans, The Adventures of Sports Goofy, and Here comes Sam (The Olympic Eagle). He has also adapted several novels to screenplay format, most notably HOBBERDY DICK by K.M. Briggs, STYX by Christopher Hyde, MONSTER TALES by Phil Mendez, and his own novel CRAZYHEAD.
One of his short stories, "Jack’s Boat", won a prize at the Key West Hemingway Days festival. A collection of his short stories, TOUCHED, won a special mention from the prestigious Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Awards. Klawitter’s first novel, an action/thriller titled CRAZYHEAD, came out in 1990 as an Ivy imprint published by Ballantine Books. He co-wrote HEADSLAP, the biography of the life and times of Deacon Jones (the NFL Hall of Famer and self-proclaimed King of Sacks), published in 1996 by Prometheus Books. Other published works include THE BOOK OF DEACON (Seven Locks Press, 2001) and TANS (a collection of recollections by the Old Spooks & Spies).
John Klawitter’s books are available at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com http://www.bn.com, and fine bookstores everywhere. For information on John Klawitter’s latest film project, see: http://www.extinctionthefilm.com.