Sean Hood

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Sean Hood
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Born (1966-08-13) August 13, 1966 (age 53)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Spouse(s)Micki Stern

Sean Hood (born August 13, 1966) is an American screenwriter best known for horror films and action thrillers.[1] He was active as a screenwriter from 1998 to 2018.[2]

Early life[edit]

Hood graduated from Brown University, with a double major in pure mathematics and studio art, and then spent several years working in Hollywood as a set dresser, prop assistant and art director working with filmmakers as diverse as James Cameron, David Fincher and David Lynch. He continued his studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, graduating in 1997 with an MFA in production. His student short film, "The Shy and the Naked" won a grant from the Sloan Foundation for the positive portrayal of science.[3]


Hood sold his first spec screenplay to MTV Films in 2000, and went on to sign a deal with Dimension Films,[4] which included rewrites on Halloween: Resurrection and Cursed. He went on to work on Conan the Barbarian for producer Avi Lerner,[5] and Hercules: The Legend Begins. Most recently, he penned an screedplay adaptation of the novel Rolling in The Deep, which will be produced by J. Todd Harris and directed by Mary Lambert (director).[6]


He wrote the episode Echoes for the NBC horror anthology series Fear Itself. Similarly, he contributed to the Showtime horror anthology series Masters of Horror by penning the episode Sick Girl.

Hood also worked on Sick for The CW.[7] and The Dorm for MTV.


He was one of the founding members of Filmmakers Alliance and often collaborates creatively with FA's president, Jacques Thelemaque.[8] His most recent short film is Melancholy Baby.


Hood wrote the screenwriting blog Genre Hacks from 2008 until 2017.[9]

Teaching at USC[edit]

He is currently an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He teaches the courses "Writing the Feature Script" and "Advanced Motion Picture Script Analysis,"and "Creating The Short Film."[10]





  1. ^ Sean Hood Rewriting Conan (2006) Retrieved June 8, 2010
  2. ^ Sean Hood Biography - Genre Hacks (2019) > Retrieved October 12, 2019
  3. ^ indieWIRE (1998) indieWIRE Retrieved April 6, 2006
  4. ^ Variety (2001) Variety Retrieved October 21, 2010
  5. ^ Variety (2007) Variety Retrieved June 26, 2009
  6. ^ Variety (2018) Variety Retrieved November 15, 2018
  7. ^ a b (2012)
  8. ^ Genre Hacks: By Sean Hood
  9. ^ Genre Hacks
  10. ^ USC Cinematic Arts Directory
  11. ^ LaPorte, Nicole (August 10, 2005). "Scribe set to captain 'Bly'". Variety, p. 5.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (August 16, 2004). "Hood storms into 'Breathtaker' pic". The Hollywood Reporter, p. 6.
  13. ^ (2006) Retrieved April 6, 2006

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