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educator , producer , company executive

Jack Adams, American film company executive, screenwriter, producer, educator.

Background

Adams, Jack was born on September 15, 1952 in Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States. Son of John Carey and Dorothy Jeanne (Conover) Adams.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Music Education, University Delaware, 1974.

Career

President, Koala Studio, Valencia, California, since 1977;vice president development, Unifilms, Inc., North Hollywood, California, since 1984;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, College of Canyons, Valencia, since 1988;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, Los Angeles City College, since 1989;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, EveryWoman's Village, Van Nuys, California, since 1990;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, Information Exch., Los Angeles, since 1990;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, Learning Tree U., Chatsworth, California, since 1990;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, since 1991;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, U. Hawaii, since 1992;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, United States Information Agency, Washington, since 1991;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, Information Network, South Pasadena, California, since 1990;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, Moorpark College, since 1991;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, Oxnard College, since 1991;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1991;instructor film, television writing and script analysis, Glendale (California) Community College, since 1991. Co-founder ScripTip, 1990, Classes Unlimited, since 1992, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, 1993, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1993, Irvine (California) Valley College, since 1992, Shenandoah Valley Writer's Guild, Front Royal, Virginia, since 1993, Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, California, since 1993, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California, since 1993. Script consultant Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum.

Member KNX Speakers Bureau, Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, since 1989, Story Board Development Group, Paramount Studios, since 1989. President NBC Writers Workshop;member Larry Wilson Development Workshop, Paramount Studios, Le Group, Paramount Studios. Founding member, officer, board directors Los Angeles Filmmakers Workshop, 1989-1991.

Founder Santa Clarita Scriptwriters Workshop, Writers Anonymous, 1988. President Entertainment Writers' Workshop, 1990, Adams Entertainment, 1993. Partner Flying Cow, 1994.

Co-founder: Weasels in MyPants Prodns., 1996. Member Indiana Feature Project West. Presenter numerous seminars and workshops.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer (film) Eat, 1980 (Filmex award 1981, best short film award Cinemagic magazine 1981). Writer, co-creator sitcom pilot Lola, Universal Studios, 1991. Writer, developer sitcom pilot Fat Farm.

      Writer, producer, director sitcom pilot Box # 22. Line producer sitcom pilots Zebra, It's Not My Fault. Creator: Screenwriting Warriors: Basic Training, 1988.

      Columnist: Creative Screenwriting Magazine, since 1994. Television editor Freelance Screenwriters' Forum Newsletter. Columnist ScreenWrite Now magazine.

      Creator (audiotapes) Top 50 Script Marketing Tips, Get An Agent to Sell Your Script, Write To Get Past the Script Reader, Pitch Your Film and Television Projects.

Membership

Member Indian Guides/Princesses Program, chief Apache tribe Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1990, produced annual haunted house fundraiser for Santa Clarita Family Young Men’s Christian Association, 1991-1994, participate in annual fundraising campaign, 1990, American Youth Soccer Organization American Youth Soccer Organization, 1988. Member American Film Institute (alumni association writers workshop), Scriptwriters Network (board advisors), Film Artists Network, Indiana Writers Southern California Scriptwriters Caucus, Association Information Systems Professionals (board directors 1983), Freelance Screenwriter's Forum (founding), Comedy Writers Co-op (founding ABC), Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum (advisor since 1989).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, still photography, music.

Connections

Married Shirley Janulewicz, June 28, 1975. Children: Carey Miller, Chanine Angelina, Mikael Walter, Jozef Conover.

father:
John Carey Adams

mother:
Dorothy Jeanne (Conover) Adams

spouse:
Shirley Janulewicz

children:
Carey Miller Adams

Chanine Angelina Adams

Mikael Walter Adams

Jozef Conover Adams