Los Angeles Times Bestselling Author Stephen Jay Schwartz spent a number of years as the Director of Development for Wolfgang Petersen where he worked with writers, producers and studio executives to develop screenplays for production. Among the film projects he helped develop are Air Force One, Outbreak, Bicentennial Man, Mighty Joe Young, Red Corner, and Instinct.
His two novels, BOULEVARD and BEAT, follow the dysfunctional journey of LAPD Robbery-Homicide detective Hayden Glass as he fights crime and corruption while struggling with his own sex-addiction. The series was recently optioned by Ben Silverman (The Office, Ugly Betty, The Tudors) for his new media company, Electus, for development as a television series.
Stephen just finished writing GRINDER, a 3D action-thriller for HyperEmotive Films and Venture3D at Sony Studios. The film will be shot on location in Korea in the Spring of 2012.
Stephen has also written for the Discovery Channel and is currently writing his third novel, an FBI-based international thriller.
Stephen Jay Schwartz lives in Southern California with his wife, two children, and a frumpy-looking labradoodle named Mollie.
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