John Weiskopf received an MFA in Film Production from UCLA where he was later on UCLA’s extension faculty. He graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland and took graduate literature courses at American U. He produced a documentary on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome that aired on National PBS, and a second documentary “Ready Or Not, Here I Come.” It was the first national documentary on elder abuse that aired on WTBS and PBS. He was executive producer, cinematographer and director of the film and appeared as a guest filmmaker on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He has written eleven screenplays for motion pictures of which three were optioned. He did a book tour of his novel The Ascendancy at selected Barnes & Nobles and AAFES bases. He met his wife in La Paz, Bolivia where the U.S. Embassy sent him to teach screenwriting seminars to South American filmmakers. He has two children; one works for Harper’s Bazaar, the other is in U.S. Army, First Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas.
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