Before concentrating on screenwriting, James Kearns
lived in New York City where he worked as a playwright. His plays Days in the Dark Light
and Price of Admission
were produced in New York and Los Angeles. Another full-length drama, Favorite Sons
was staged by the Actors Producing Company in New York and was subsequently named a Selection Committee Finalist at the Eugene O'Neill Writers Conference in Waterbury, Connecticut.
His work in the theater eventually led him to relocate to Los Angeles where he worked as a writer on several critically praised dramatic series, most notably A Year in the Life (NBC) and Wiseguy (CBS). Over the years he has managed to stay gainfully employed by writing film scripts (which have yet to make their way to the big screen) and several television movies, including the recently filmed Code 1114 for CBS. John Q. is his first screenplay to be produced as a feature length film. He currently lives in southern California with his wife and two daugthers.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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