James Gossard is a screenwriter, playwright and fiction writer. While penning his first novel, Jim worked as a freelance journalist, writing for wildlife journals. In addition to being an active screenwriter today, he owns a company that consults and writes for businesses and provides business advice to artists. He regularly leads screenwriting workshops that focus on building a screenwriter’s toolbox and understanding the elements that create a rich story in film. He has also served as a script consultant for independent films.
He wrote the Cory McCabe novels, Grizzly Heart and Murder on Marias Pass. His stage plays have been produced and have received multiple awards, including the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. Jim’s co-authored, feature length screenplay, Mobtown, placed as semifinalist in the Final Draft Screenwriters competition, among others. His latest thriller, White Dust, was named this year as a top ten finalist by StoryPros.
He and his writing partner, Gabe Fremuth, are currently producing Mobtown into a short film and a graphic novel.
Jim studied creative writing at the University of Montana and received his M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of Women in Film & Video, Maryland Film Festival, and The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture.
Follow Jim on Twitter @jamesLgossard
2015 Appearance Schedule
May 22-25, 2015 — Balticon 49, Hunt Valley, MD (http://www.balticon.org/)
2014 Appearance Schedule
November 24, 2014 — Reel Talk with Film DC podcast, Washington, DC — Panelist: Spotlight on Screenwriters
November 15, 2014 — Script DC, George Washington University, Washington, DC — Spotlight on Screenwriters
October 15, 2014 — Maryland Writers Association, Annapolis, MD — Talk: “Don’t Forget About Subplots!” (annapolismwa.wordpress.com/)
July 17, 2014 — Women in Film & Video, Washington D.C. — Talk: “Don’t Forget About Subplots!” (wifv.org)
May 23-26, 2014 — Balticon 48, Hunt Valley, MD Workshop: “Zero to Sixty Screenwriting, Taking Your Short Story to the Screen” (balticon.org/)