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John Turman

Writer Hulk, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Ben 10: Alien Swarm, Crow; Stairway to Heaven (TV) Macgyver (TV)

John grew up in Southern California on comic books sci-fi novels, and kung-fu and action films.  He studied Journalism at the University of Colorado and law and copyright at UCLA law school.  John has written and produced small independent films, worked as a storyboard artist and a martial arts instructor.  He sold his first TV pilot to TV legend Fred Silverman, and optioned his first spec feature to Universal, which opened the door to a long-odds pitch for the Hulk that became his first major release.   He’s rewritten action scripts in Hong Kong, children’s movies in Austria, and worked in animation.  He’s sold network pilots and been on TV staffs.  He’s taught as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic arts.