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John Arends is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, poet and journalist. In 2018, he was part of the inaugural class of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's content accelerator Imagine Impact. He was one of six writers selected for the second annual Black List Screenwriting Lab in Las Vegas. Arends’ screenplay TRICE was a top 30, 2-time semifinalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships. It's inspired by the true story of Iowa State football player Jack Trice--the first and still only African-American to have a major collegiate football stadium named in his honor.

Currently Arends is developing his Imagine Impact feature screenplay, THE TRAITOR'S SONG, a biopic inspired by the astonishing life and mysterious demise of actor/singer/civil rights activist Paul Robeson.

Known For
2018 Imagine Impact 1, 2014 Black List Screenwriters Lab, 2-time Nicholl Fellowships Semifinalist
Black List Lab Alum

Writer currently has no listed scripts.