JUST GETTING STARTED
RON SHELTON (Director/Writer) began in the industry penning
screenplays, including the Nick Nolte/Gene Hackman political drama Under Fire.
But in 1988, he made his feature film directing debut on his original screenplay
Bull Durham, starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, which
resonated with his own experience as a ball player-the film was an instant hit,
earning Shelton an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay
(and winning screenplay awards from multiple other organization, including the
Writer's Guild of America the National Society of Film Critics). Bull Durham
established Shelton as one of the most forceful and original writer/directors to
emerge in quite some time.
Shelton followed Bull Durham with a string of box office hits that also
received critical acclaim and awards consideration, all of which he wrote and
directed, including: Blaze, starring Paul Newman and Lolita Davidovich; White
Men Can't Jump, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson; Cobb, starring
Tommy Lee Jones; and Tin Cup, starring Kevin Costner and Rene Russo.
Currently, Shelton is developing a diverse slate of projects, including: the
feature Escape Artist, slated for 2018; the television series "Zamboni Rodeo,"
about a low-level professional hockey team in a Texas border town; and a
Broadway-bound new musical version of Bull Durham, featuring a book written
by Shelton, as well as his heavy involvement during the development process of
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