Hunter, John

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John Clifford Hunter (September 14, 1938-February 2, 2015) was an award-winning film, television screenwriter and published author. Born in Winnipeg, his family moved to Vancouver following the 1950 Red River Flood. After graduating from Kitsilano High in Vancouver, he continued to the University of British Columbia. He was one of the first graduates to receive his Bachelor of Commerce with an option in Industrial Relations Management at UBC in 1962. After graduation, Hunter moved to Toronto and wrote for Proctor & Gamble (TV programming), The Toronto Star (promotions & public relations), Sears (catalogue writing), and Toronto Calendar Magazine (advertising). His first television writing credit was for Black Phoenix, co-written with Martyn Burke for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1969. He wrote several film scripts, including The Hard Part Begins (1973), Blood & Guts (1978), and Hollywood North (2003). His script for The Grey Fox was published in Best Canadian Screenplays (1992), winning the Canadian Cinema’s Genie Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1983. In 1998 he received the Writers Guild of Canada Top Ten Award for Dead Man’s Gun – Death Warrant.


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