John August

A prolific feature writer who expanded his talents into directing, television and even mobile web applications, John August made an auspicious debut with the frenetic ensemble drama, "Go" (1999), which contained fast-paced dialogue and labyrinth subplots that drew comparisons to Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" (1994). Almost right away, August became one of Hollywood's go-to screenwriters as he penned the scripts for McG's "Charlie's Angels" (2000) and the sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003), while doing untold amounts of uncredited script doctor work on some of the studio's biggest movies. In 2003, he began a long and fruitful working relationship with director Tim Burton, which resulted in "Big Fish" (2003), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005) and "Corpse Bride" (2005). After making his directing debut with the indie thriller "The Nines" (2007), August reunited with Burton on "Dark Shadows" (2012) and "Frankenweenie" (2012), while continually turning out drafts for soon-to-be released blockbusters that made him one of the most prolific screenwriters working in the business.