BRENT HARTINGER is a screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. A movie adaptation of his teen novel, GEOGRAPHY CLUB, was released theatrically and on VOD on November 15th, 2013 (Huffington Pictures/Shoreline Entertainment producing); it co-stars Scott Bakula and Ana Gasteyer. Brent has had six projects optioned for film and currently has two films in very active development: a film based on his award-winning play and screenplay, THE STARFISH SCREAM, and another project based on his original screenplay, DEAD ENDERS.
Brent has won many screenwriting awards, including first place at the Storypro Awards, the Fresh Voices Screenwriting Contest, the Acclaim Scripts Screenwriting Contest, the L.A. Comedy Festival, the Screenwriting in the Sun Award, and a Writers Network Fellowship; he has also placed or been named a finalist in Scriptapalooza, Creative World, and the Contest of Contest Winners. All his scripts on TheBlackList.com have been "featured scripts," with scores of "8" or higher.
Brent has also published eight novels with major publishers, including HarperCollins and Tor, and his plays have been produced nationwide, three times in New York.