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Ward, David S. 1945(?)–

Ward, David S. 1945(?)–

(David Ward)

PERSONAL

Full name, David Schad Ward; born October 24, 1945 (some sources say 1947), in Providence, RI; son of Robert McCollum and Miriam (maiden name, Schad) Ward; married Rosana Desoto (an actress), September 20, 1980 (divorced); married Christine; children: (first marriage) Joaquin Atwood, Sylvana Bonifacia Desoto. Education: Pomona College, B.A., 1967; University of California at Los Angeles, M.F.A., 1970.

Addresses:

Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Echo Lake Entertainment, 421 South Beverly Dr., 8th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Screenwriter and director. Taught writing courses at Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2005.

Member:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Directors Guild, Writers Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Academy Award, best original screenplay, Golden Globe Award nomination, best screenplay—motion picture, WGA Screen Award nomination, best drama written directly for the screen, Writers Guild of America, and Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination, best motion picture, Mystery Writers of America, 1974, all for The Sting; Academy Award nomination (with Nora Ephron and Jeff Arch), best screenplay written directly for the screen, Film Award nomination (with Nora Ephron and Jeff Arch), best original screenplay, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and WGA Screen Award nomination (with Nora Ephron and Jeff Arch), best screenplay written directly for the screen, 1994, all for Sleepless in Seattle; Copper Wing Tribute Award, Phoenix Film Foundation, 2006.

CREDITS

Film Director:

Cannery Row (also known as John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row"), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Major League, Paramount, 1989.

King Ralph, Universal, 1991.

The Program, Buena Vista, 1993.

Major League II, Warner Bros., 1994.

Down Periscope, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

The Best Man, October Films/Polygram/Universal, 1999.

Film Producer:

Major League II, Warner Bros., 1994.

Film Appearances:

(As David Ward) Himself, The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1995.

Himself, The Art of "The Sting" (documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 2005.

Himself, Pass! Screenwriters on Surviving Hollywood Rejection (documentary), 2008.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Steelyard Blues (also known as The Final Crash), Warner Bros., 1973.

The Sting, Universal, 1973.

Cannery Row (also known as John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row"; based on Steinbeck's novel of the same name), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

The Sting II, 1983.

(Uncredited; with Richard Kramer) Saving Grace (based on the novel by Celia Gittelson), Embassy, 1986.

(As David Ward; with John Nichols) The Milagro Beanfield War (based on the novel by Nichols), Universal, 1988.

(As David Ward) Major League, Paramount, 1989.

King Ralph, Universal, 1991.

(With Nora Ephron and Jeff Arch) Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993.

(With Aaron Latham) The Program, Buena Vista, 1993.

The Best Man, October Films/Polygram/Universal, 1999.

(Uncredited) Sahara, Paramount, 2005.

Flyboys, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.

Lucifer (short), 2007.

Also wrote Dial Tone; San Joaquin; Handling Sin; (with others) The Mask of Zorro.

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