Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats w screenwriter Doug Richardson

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Doug Richardson’s screenwriting credits include “Die Hard 2,” “Bad Boys,” “Money Train,” and “Hostage.” He also co-produced “Welcome to Mooseport.” Doug has also authored three novels, “Dark Horse,” “True Believers,” and his latest, “The Safety Expert.” He was born in Arcadia, California. The son of a career politician, Doug grew up outside Sacramento and inside the state Capitol. He used to talk his way into then-Governor Ronald Reagan's office, just to get a handful of jellybeans. Doug left Northern California for Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California's School of Cinema. For as long as he could remember, Doug had wanted to be a movie director. But in pursuing his goal he discovered how movies are really made: in the writing. After finishing college, he signed a two-year contract with Warner Brothers. In 1989 he garnered national attention when his spec screenplay was the first in Hollywood to sell for a million dollars. Doug's first feature film, the sequel to “Die Hard: Die Harder,” was produced in 1990. He has since written and produced feature films including the box office smash “Bad Boys” and, most recently, “Hostage.” To date, Doug's features have grossed over 800 million dollars worldwide. In 1997, Doug's debut novel, “Dark Horse,” was published by Avon/Morrow in hardcover, followed two years later by his follow up, “True Believers.” This year Doug self-published his third novel, “The Safety Expert.” Doug continues to write and develop for feature films and television and is currently working on a new book, “Blood Money.” Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com

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