Scriptchat is thrilled to have screenwriter Doug Richardson @byDougRich guest on the USA chat this Sunday, February 19, 2012.
Doug has an amazing blog where he posts his war stories of almost 30 years in the industry every Tuesday. Bookmark it! Beyond screenwriting and blogging, Doug is also an accomplished author. His most recent book is THE SAFETY EXPERT, which is receiving incredible reviews.
Hope you can all make it!
Doug Richardson was born in Arcadia, California. The son of a career politician, Doug grew up outside Sacramento and inside the state Capitol. He used to talk his way into then- Governor Ronald Reagan’s office, just to get a handful of jellybeans.
Doug left Northern California for Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema. For as long as he could remember, Doug had wanted to be a movie director. But in pursuing his goal he discovered how movies are really made: in the writing.
After finishing college, Doug signed a two-year contract with Warner Brothers. In 1989 he garnered national attention when his spec screenplay was the first in Hollywood to sell for a million dollars. Doug’s first feature film, the sequel to DIE HARD, DIE HARDER, was produced in 1990. He has since written and produced feature films including the box office smash BAD BOYS and, most recently, HOSTAGE. To date, Doug’s features have grossed over 800 million dollars worldwide.
In 1997, Doug’s debut novel, DARK HORSE, was published by Avon/Morrow in hardcover, followed two years later by his follow up, TRUE BELIEVERS.
Doug continues to write and develop for feature films and television. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children and four mutts.