In 2004, August was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay by BAFTA and the Broadcast Film Critics Association for his adaptation of Daniel Wallace's novel Big Fish, A Story of Mythic Proportions. Big Fish marked his first collaboration with director Tim Burton, which led to his work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Upcoming projects for August include a big-screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan, and Tim Burton's animated Corpse Bride. He is also executive-producing Prince of Persia, an adaptation of the best-selling videogame for Disney.
Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, August earned a degree in journalism from Drake University in Iowa and an MFA in film from the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. He frequently serves as a creative advisor for the Sundance Screenwriting Institute, and runs a website devoted to answering beginning screenwriters' questions at www.johnaugust.com.
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