Ron Burch

Ron Burch is an American writer whose work spans television, film, plays, short fiction and novels. His movies include Head over Heels , Yours, Mine and Ours and Ferdinand. He was the executive producer/showrunner (along with David Kidd) of the DreamWorks Animation TV show Dinotrux. He and Kidd wrote the second, third, and fourth seasons of "Marvel Super Hero Adventures".[1]

Early lifeEdit

Ron Burch was born in Columbus, Ohio. His family later moved to Sunbury, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University, Antioch University Los Angeles, and the Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

HollywoodEdit

While living in New York City, Ron and his writing partner, David Kidd, began writing together. They relocated to Los Angeles, where they worked as Staff Writers on the Tom Selleck sitcom "The Closer" for CBS.[2] In 1998, they, along with composer Ed Alton, were nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Music and Lyrics" for the song "You Don't Know Jack."[3] After that show, they transitioned to film where they worked uncredited on a number of movies and received screen credit on three of them: "Ferdinand," "Head Over Heels" and "Yours, Mine and Ours."[2] He currently is Executive Producer on DreamWorks Animation TV's "Dinotrux." In addition to Ferdinand being nominated for an Academy Award, the Annie Award, the Golden Globe Award and several others, Ron, along with his co-writers, won the "Humanitas Award" for "Feature--Family."

FictionEdit

Ron's fiction has appeared in a number of literary journals and anthologies. He's been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his story "The Flower Pot" in Juked, Issue 6, February 1, 2009.[4] His experimental novel, BLISS INC, was published by BlazeVox Books in 2010.[5] His story "I Need" appeared in the anthology TOO MUCH: Tales of Excess (Chuck Howe and Bud Smith, editors)[6]

PlaysEdit

Ron is also an award-winning playwright.[7] His plays have been developed and produced by a variety of theatres in the US and internationally.[8] His 10-minute play, "The Baby," is in THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS, 2011 (Smith and Kraus)[9] and his 10-minute play, "The Origin of Lewis Hackett," is in THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS, 2014 (Smith and Kraus)[9] and his 10-minute play, "Romeo and Jules," appears in the BEST OF PLAYGROUND 2013: LOS ANGELES.[10] His 10-minute play, "Polly," was in THE BEST 10-MINUTE PLAYS, 2015 (Smith and Kraus).

AffiliationsEdit

Ron is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Writers Guild of America West, ASCAP, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the 2014-15 PlayGround LA Writers Pool and one of the Associate Directors of the Skylight Theatre's PlayLabs in Los Angeles, CA.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Author Page". IMDB Pro. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Author Page". IMDB Pro. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  3. ^ "50th Annual Emmy Awards". Emmy Awards. Emmy Awards. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Issue Page". Juked. J.W. Wang. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Book Page". BlazeVox Books. Geoffrey Gatza. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Book page". Amazon.com. Amazon. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Theatre page". High Point University. High Point University. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Theatre Page". Ron Burch website. Blogger. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Author Page". Smith & Kraus Books. Smith & Kraus. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Best of Playground". Playground LA. Jim Kleinmann. Retrieved 22 December 2014.