Joshuah Bearman

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Joshuah Bearman writes for Rolling Stone, Harper's, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, McSweeney's, and contributes to This American Life. Bearman was a contributing producer on the documentary, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. He is a former staff writer and editor for the LA Weekly and was one half of Team USA in Walleyball, a short film by Brent Hoff about a pick up game of volleyball at the US-Mexico Border. He was the editor-in-chief of Yeti Researcher, a journal in the field of cryptic hominid investigation, published by McSweeney's. Bearman is a board member of 826LA, a non-profit tutoring center in Los Angeles. He lives in Hollywood, California, and is currently working on a book for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Several of Bearman's articles have been optioned for film and television adaptation. His 2007 Wired article about a CIA mission during the Iran Hostage Crisis was adapted into the 2012 film Argo, with George Clooney producing and Ben Affleck directing and starring.[8] The screenplay, based on Bearman's article, won the Writer's Guild award for Best Adapted Screenplay,[9] and won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama at the Golden Globes, the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and Best Picture at the Academy Awards.



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  1. ^ "The King of Kong". 
  2. ^ "826LA". 
  3. ^ "Walleyball". 
  4. ^ "Joshuah Bearman". The Believer. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  5. ^ "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran". Wired. April 24, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Joshuah Bearman". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2008-12-12. "Joshuah Bearman is an editor and writer at the LA Weekly. He is also a contributor to McSweeney's and the Believer, both publications of unusual design and literary note. He has spent way too much time writing on such varied topics as the Presidential election, treasure hunting, and Mr. Winkle the celebrity dog." 
  7. ^ "Deals". Publisher's Weekly. 
  8. ^ "IMDB release info". 
  9. ^ ""Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo" win top Writers Guild Awards". Reuters. February 18, 2013. 

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