Students: Stepehen Schwartz

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Stephen Schwartz1Los Angeles Times Bestselling Author Stephen Jay Schwartz spent a number of years as the Director of Development for Wolfgang Petersen where he worked with writers, producers and studio executives to develop screenplays for production.  Among the film projects he helped developed are Air Force One, Outbreak and Bicentennial Man. His two novels, Boulevard and Beat, follow the dysfunctional journey of LAPD Robbery-Homicide detective Hayden Glass as he fights crime while struggling with his own sex-addiction.  The series was optioned by Ben Silverman (producer of The Office, Ugly Betty, and The Tudors) for development as a television series.Stephen recently finished writing Grinder, a 3D action-thriller for HyperEmotive Films and Venture3D at Sony Studios. He was also recently a judge in the Best Novel category for the 2012 Edgar Awards and the head judge in the short story category of the ITW Awards. Stephen is currently writing a third book in the Hayden Glass series. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children and can be found at his website, www.stephenjayschwartz.com