37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

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John Lee Hancock


John Lee Hancock is a film writer, director, and producer based in Los Angeles. Born in Texas, John practiced law in Houston with a JD from Baylor University before moving to California to found the Legal Aliens Theatre Company. His writing credits include A Perfect World, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Alamo, Snow White and the Huntsman, and The Blind Side. John has directed The Rookie, The Alamo, The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Founder, and coproduced My Dog Skip, as well as the television show Falcone with VAFF Advisory Board Chairman Mark Johnson. Currently, John most recently wrote, directed, and produced Netflix’s The Highwaymen, starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson about the Texas Rangers who came out of retirement to hunt down and kill Bonnie and Clyde. John is currently producer of the upcoming Heaven of Hell for Paramount Network.

John serves as an advisor at the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Lab, part time faculty at American Film Institute, an Advisory Board member of the Austin Film Festival, and is on the Board of Trustees of The Thacher School.

Panel: Beyond the Headlines: The WGA