James V. Hart (J.V.), an award winning who’s writing/producing credits include; HOOK, based on an idea by Hart’s then 6 year old Son, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND, CONTACT, MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: THE REAL STORY, TUCK EVERLASTING. Other writing credits include SAHARA, LARA CROFT-TOMB RAIDER II, THE LAST MIMZY and AUGUST RUSH. Hart’s first novel is CAPT. HOOK – ADVENTURES OF A NOTORIOUS YOUTH, about the early days of James Hook at Eton before his adventures with Peter Pan. Hart participates regularly in the screenwriting workshops at Sundance Film Lab in Utah, and eQuinoxe in France, Canada and Morocco, and the Hartley-Merrill Screenwriter workshops in California. Hart also teaches screenwriting at the Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts in New York City. He considers his family his best story department. “Go with Gravity” is his primary mantra for the writing life.