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Craig Bolotin is a Director, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American born on 23 may 1954 at Chicago (USA)

Craig Bolotin

Craig Bolotin
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Nationality USA
Birth 23 may 1954 (65 years) at Chicago (USA)

Craig Bolotin is an American screenwriter and film director. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied philosophy and penned film reviews. He’s written and rewritten numerous screenplays (several unaccredited) for such directors as Ridley Scott and Francis Ford Coppola.

After moving to Los Angeles, Bolotin wrote and directed the short film Sapphire Man starring Powers Boothe, which was selected to play at the Sundance Film Festival, and won the Special Gold Jury Award at the Houston International Film Festival. His screenwriting break came with his first uncredited rewrite for the critically acclaimed Desperately Seeking Susan, starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna. The film was named one of the 10 best films of the year by The New York Times. Arquette was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a comedy. Shortly thereafter, Bolotin sold his first original screenplay, a comedy No Small Affair starring John Cryer. His next produced credit was Black Rain starring Michael Douglas and directed by Ridley Scott, which grossed over 140 million dollars. Bolotin then wrote the original screenplay Straight Talk, produced by Disney. He directed his first feature film for producer Arnon Milchan and Warner Brothers, That Night, starring Juliette Lewis. This was also the first feature film for actresses Eliza Dushku and Katherine Heigl. He then wrote and directed the original screenplay Light It Up with Forest Whittaker and Rosario Dawson, a story that shines a light on the plight of inner city school children.

Bolotin recently finished adapting Hilary Mantel's novel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, which Michael Apted is attached to direct.

Best films

Black Rain (1989)
(Author)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
(Scriptwriter)

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Stephen Root
Stephen Root
(1 films)
Sara Gilbert
Sara Gilbert
(1 films)
David Newman
David Newman
(1 films)
Glynn Turman
Glynn Turman
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Craig Bolotin (8 films)

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Director

Light It Up
Directed by Craig Bolotin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films, Films about school violence
Actors Usher, Forest Whitaker, Judd Nelson, Rosario Dawson, Robert Ri'chard, Sara Gilbert
Rating60% 3.001283.001283.001283.001283.00128
The film starts off in an urban neighborhood in Queens, the events are narrated by Julius Zacharias 'Ziggy' Malone (Robert Ri'chard), who introduces his former classmates/friends at Lincoln High School: Lester DeWitt (Usher Raymond), who lost his father, hard-working student Stephanie Williams (Rosario Dawson), who is aiming high and yearns to leave Lincoln as soon as possible, gangster/thug Rodney J. Templeton (Fredro Starr) who gets into fights with other students; rebellious classmate Lynn Sabatini (Sara Gilbert) who is already a couple of months pregnant; and Robert Tremont a.k.a. "Rivers" (Clifton Collins, Jr.), a close friend of both Lester and Ziggy.
That Night
That Night (1992)
, 1h29
Directed by Craig Bolotin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors C. Thomas Howell, Juliette Lewis, Eliza Dushku, Helen Shaver, J. Smith-Cameron, Katherine Heigl
Rating66% 3.349293.349293.349293.349293.34929
Alice, 10 ans, prend pour modèle Sheryl, 17 ans, une ado qui enchaîne les petits amis.

Scriptwriter

The Longest Ride, 2h8
Directed by George Tillman Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Oona Chaplin, Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Alan Alda, Melissa Benoist
Roles Ecrivain
Rating71% 3.555343.555343.555343.555343.55534
Luke Collins (Scott Eastwood) is a bull rider on the Professional Bull Riders tour, who is seriously injured one night while performing. A year later after recovering, he starts riding again and meets Sophia Danko (Britt Robertson) after she attends the show. She is an art lover living at a sorority house with an internship secured in New York City. On the way home from their first date, they spot a car crash in the woods and help rescue an older man who is stuck inside. Sophia also pulls a wooden box from the vehicle.
Salem Falls, 1h29
Directed by Bradley Walsh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors James Van Der Beek, Sarah Carter, Amanda Michalka, Rick Roberts, Peter MacNeill, Allie MacDonald
Roles Teleplay
Rating58% 2.9031552.9031552.9031552.9031552.903155
Jack, jeune et jeune professeur d'histoire au-delà de tout soupçon, s'installe dans le village de Salem Falls, où des adolescentes en manque d'aventure s'adonnent à la sorcellerie. Gillian, l'une d'entre elles, jette un sort pour que Jack s'éprenne d'elle. Jack est accusé à tort de viol et on découvre qu'il a déjà fait l'objet d'une telle accusation par le passé. Le père de Gillian, un puissant notable, fait tout pour innocenter sa fille et accabler Jack, afin qu'un lourd secret le concernant n'éclate pas au grand jour
Light It Up
Directed by Craig Bolotin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films, Films about school violence
Actors Usher, Forest Whitaker, Judd Nelson, Rosario Dawson, Robert Ri'chard, Sara Gilbert
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.001283.001283.001283.001283.00128
The film starts off in an urban neighborhood in Queens, the events are narrated by Julius Zacharias 'Ziggy' Malone (Robert Ri'chard), who introduces his former classmates/friends at Lincoln High School: Lester DeWitt (Usher Raymond), who lost his father, hard-working student Stephanie Williams (Rosario Dawson), who is aiming high and yearns to leave Lincoln as soon as possible, gangster/thug Rodney J. Templeton (Fredro Starr) who gets into fights with other students; rebellious classmate Lynn Sabatini (Sara Gilbert) who is already a couple of months pregnant; and Robert Tremont a.k.a. "Rivers" (Clifton Collins, Jr.), a close friend of both Lester and Ziggy.
Straight Talk, 1h31
Directed by Barnet Kellman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, John Sayles, Teri Hatcher
Roles Story
Rating57% 2.853052.853052.853052.853052.85305
Shirlee Kenyon is a down-home country girl who, through a series of mistakes, is hired as a radio talk show host. Her show is wildly successful but her success is based on the lie that she is actually a clinical psychologist. She has to learn that giving advice and following it can be harder than she thought.
That Night
That Night (1992)
, 1h29
Directed by Craig Bolotin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors C. Thomas Howell, Juliette Lewis, Eliza Dushku, Helen Shaver, J. Smith-Cameron, Katherine Heigl
Rating66% 3.349293.349293.349293.349293.34929
Alice, 10 ans, prend pour modèle Sheryl, 17 ans, une ado qui enchaîne les petits amis.
Black Rain
Black Rain (1989)
, 2h
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Yakuza films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Douglas, Andy García, Ken TAKAKURA, Kate Capshaw, Yūsaku Matsuda, Tomisaburō Wakayama
Roles Author
Rating65% 3.299423.299423.299423.299423.29942
Nick Conklin is a New York City police officer facing possible criminal charges; Internal Affairs believes Nick was involved with his partner who was caught taking criminal money in a corruption scandal. Nick is divorced from his wife, who has custody of their two children. Nick also has financial difficulties.
Desperately Seeking Susan, 1h44
Directed by Susan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Comedy thriller, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Madonna, Robert Joy, Mark Blum, Laurie Metcalf
Rating59% 2.9511052.9511052.9511052.9511052.951105
Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) is an unfulfilled suburban housewife living in Fort Lee, New Jersey who is fascinated with a woman she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of a New York City tabloid. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" seeks a rendezvous in Battery Park with the man who regularly seeks her. Roberta goes to Battery Park too, sees the woman (Madonna), and in a series of events involving mistaken identity, amnesia, and other farcical elements, Roberta goes from voyeur to participant in an Alice in Wonderland–style plot, ostensibly motivated by the search for a pair of stolen Egyptian earrings. With both of them trying to locate Roberta, her husband becomes involved with the wild Susan.

Producer

Black Rain
Black Rain (1989)
, 2h
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Yakuza films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Douglas, Andy García, Ken TAKAKURA, Kate Capshaw, Yūsaku Matsuda, Tomisaburō Wakayama
Roles Executive Producer
Rating65% 3.299423.299423.299423.299423.29942
Nick Conklin is a New York City police officer facing possible criminal charges; Internal Affairs believes Nick was involved with his partner who was caught taking criminal money in a corruption scandal. Nick is divorced from his wife, who has custody of their two children. Nick also has financial difficulties.