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JOHN LEE HANCOCK (Director/Screenwriter) previously directed the "The Rookie,” starring Dennis Quaid, which won the 2002 ESPY Award for Best Sports Movie. He also directed and co-wrote the historical drama "The Alamo,” starring Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton.

Hancock most recently co-wrote the screenplay for the musical drama "The Goree Girls,” to star Jennifer Aniston, which is slated for release in 2010. His upcoming films also include the drama "The Starling,” which he is set to direct, and the fact-based Hurricane Katrina drama "The American Can,” which he is co-writing and will direct.

Originally from Texas City, Texas, Hancock earned a law degree from Baylor University. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he traded his legal career for the chance to start the theatre company Legal Aliens, with actor Brandon Lee. He wrote and directed several original stage plays there before launching his film and television career.

Hancock's first major motion picture screenplay, "A Perfect World,” was directed by Clint Eastwood, who also produced and starred alongside Kevin Costner and Laura Dern. Hancock then wrote "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” the screen adaptation of the acclaimed book, also directed by Eastwood. He made his producing debut with the family drama "My Dog Skip,” starring Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane and Frankie Muniz, under the direction of Jay Russell.

For television, Hancock created the CBS series "L.A. Doctors,” on which he was an executive producer, director and writer. Later, he served as executive producer of the network's drama series "Falcone,” also directing episodes.

Hancock is currently an advisor at the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Lab.


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