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Kevin Williamson (screenwriter)

American screenwriter, producer, director, and actor, best known as the creator of the TV series Dawsons Creek , Wasteland , Glory Days , Hidden Palms , The Vampire Diaries , The Secret Circle , and The Following add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1990.

Countries: United States (85%), Canada (8%), (8%)

Main connections: The WB Television Network, Wes Craven, MTV

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Fox Broadcasting Company, MTV, Edgar Allan Poe Museum

 

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1990

Though he landed a part on the soap opera "Another World" in 1990, he moved to Los Angeles the following year where he had small parts in "In Living Color", a Roger Corman film, "Hard Run", and in music videos add something


1992

He came out to his friends and family in 1992 add something


1994

Inspired by the March 9, 1994, episode of the newsmagazine "Turning Point" on Danny Rolling, a serial killer in Gainesville, Florida, who preyed on college students, Williamson wrote a horror movie script, originally titled "Scary Movie" add something


1995

While taking classes on screenwriting at UCLA he wrote his first script, "Killing Mrs. Tingle" which was bought by a production company in 1995 and put on the shelf add something

 

In December 1995, the show was pitched to the Fox Network, where Stupin had been an executive, but it was rejected add something


 

Kevin Williamson earned the Saturn award for Best Writing in 1996 for his work on "Scream" add something

 

Then in 1996, Stupin and Williamson went to, and struck a deal with, The WB add something

 

Directed by Wes Craven, the film was renamed "Scream", and released in The United States on December 20, 1996 add something


1997

In 1997, Dimension Films released "Scream 2", written by Williamson add something


1998

"Dawson's Creek" premiered on The WB on January 20, 1998, and was an immediate hit that helped launch the newly created television network add something


1999

In 1999, Williamson left the show to focus on other endeavors, among them ABC's "Wasteland", which failed to attract a sizable audience and was canceled after its thirteen-episode first season add something


2001

In 2001, Williamson created "Glory Days" as a mid-season replacement for The WB add something


2002

Debuting in January of 2002, the series was canceled after the airing of nine episodes add something


2005

Williamson penned another script for Wes Craven, "Cursed", which was released in 2005 and starred Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, Joshua Jackson, and Shannon Elizabeth add something


2006

In 2006, Kevin Williamson began production on a new teen drama, tentatively titled "Palm Springs", for The CW, the successor to the WB network add something


2007

The pilot eventually premiered on May 30, 2007, to favorable reviews add something

 

The final episode aired on July 4, 2007 add something


2009

"The Vampire Diaries" premiered on September 10, 2009, and has become a domestic and international hit add something


2010

Jamie Kennedy - In April 2010, sources reported that Kennedy would very likely return to the "Scream" franchise to star in the fourth installment; however, according to "Scream" screenwriter Kevin Williamson there were never plans for him to rejoin the franchise, attributing the misinformation to a fabrication by Kennedy

 

Williamson was the writer and producer for "Scream 4", which began shooting in June 2010 and was released in theaters on April 15, 2011 add something


2011

It was pickup for a full-season on October, 12, 2011 add something

 

"The Secret Circle" premiered on September 15, 2011, just after the third season premiere of "The Vampire Diaries" add something


2012

On June 4, 2012, it was reported that MTV were in the early stages of developing a weekly television series based on the franchise add something


2013

On April 25, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that MTV has greenlit the TV series, with Wes Craven in talks of directing the pilot add something


2015

The series has been renewed for a third season to air in 2015 add something

 

The series was cancelled by Fox on May 8, 2015, however it was reported the series was being shopped to Hulu for a possible fourth season add something

 

The series was cancelled on May 11, 2015 after just one season it was reported Warner Bros would possibly shop the series around add something