KAPLAN, James. American, b. 1951. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Plays/Screenplays, Business/Trade/Industry, Film, Writing/Journalism, Autobiography/Memoirs, Biography, Essays. Career: New Yorker, New York City, editorial typist, 1974-76; freelance writer, 1976-; University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, assistant professor of English, 1978-79; Warner Bros., Burbank, CA, screenwriter, 1984-87. United Artists, screenwriter, 1986-87; Vanity Fair magazine, contributing editor, 1989-91; Entertainment Weekly Magazine, writer at-large, 1991-93; New York Magazine, contributing editor, 1993-99. Publications: Pearl's Progress (novel), 1989; The Airport (nonfiction), 1994; Two Guys from Verona (novel), 1998; (with J. McEnroe) You Cannot Be Serious, 2002. Address: c/o Joy Harris, Joy Harris Literary Agency, 156 Fifth Ave Ste 617, New York, NY 10010, U.S.A.