Bonnie MacBird

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Bonnie MacBird
Born
San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation
  • Writer
  • actor
  • theatre director
  • voice artist
Spouse(s)Alan Kay (1983–present)
Websitemacbird.com

Bonnie MacBird is an American writer, actress, playwright, screenwriter, and producer. She is the original writer of the science fiction film Tron.

MacBird is a native of San Francisco, California and graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in film.[1] She is married to computer-scientist Alan Kay.

Film career[edit]

MacBird has spent most of her career in Hollywood as a screenwriter and producer. She wrote the original drafts of Tron[2][3] and received a "story by" credit. She worked in feature film development for Universal Studios in the 1970s, won two Emmy Awards as a producer in the 1980s, and was, for ten years, the head of a firm called Creative License/SkyBird Productions. She has a number of acting and writing credits in Los Angeles theatre.

She continues to write, direct and act in theatre in Los Angeles and is a voice actor for SkyBoat Media.[4]

Novels[edit]

Her first Sherlock Holmes novel, Art in The Blood, was published by HarperCollins in 2015. A second Holmes mystery, Unquiet Spirits, followed in 2017.[5][6] The Devil's Due was released in 2019, followed by The Three Locks in 2021.

Teaching[edit]

She lectures regularly on writing, the creative process, and Sherlock Holmes. She also teaches screenwriting at UCLA extension.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Killerreads.com
  2. ^ Gencarelli, Mike (September 27, 2011). "Bonnie MacBird talks about co-writing 1982's "TRON"". Media Mikes. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  3. ^ "March 2002 Q&A; with Bonnie MacBird". Tron Sector. 2002. Archived from the original on January 9, 2003. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  4. ^ Skyboatmedia.com
  5. ^ The Bookseller Announcement of MacBird Sherlockian novels
  6. ^ Publishers Weekly
  7. ^ Bonnie MacBird. Archived April 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine UCLA Extension Writers Program. Retrieved 8 August 2011.

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