Reinhard Denke

Reinhard Denke

Reinhard Denke, grew up in Texas and is a graduate of USC Film School. He got his start as a writer in 2009 with his spec script Sex, Greed, Money, Murder and Chicken Fried Steak about the Cullen Davis murders in Fort Worth, Texas. The script was chosen for the prestigious 2009 Hollywood Blacklist. In 2013, he wrote Far Below for David Oyelowo, and was hired to rewrite 2015’s Captive, starring Oyelowo, Kate Mara, and Michael K. Williams. He also wrote a TV pilot and series entitled Golden Gate about 1960’s era San Francisco that has been optioned by Demarest Films, and wrote the limited TV series Vanished for Straight Up Films and Truly Original Entertainment.

Reinhard adapted The Lives of Beryl Markham for Rock Island Films; it is now entitled Undaunted. He wrote the screenplay Ackia for the Chickasaw Nation and award-winning director Nathan Frankowski. Also for the Chickasaw Nation, Reinhard wrote The Chickasaw Rancher, which is to be released in 2022. He adapted The Madman of Music, a bio of composer George Anthiel and movie actress Hedy Lamar. He also wrote Moonchild, the story of Linda Kasabian and her ordeal with the Manson Family, for director Marcus Nispel and producer Adam Krentzmann. Denke also co-wrote MIZMOON, about the Patty Hearst kidnapping, for director David Brown and Clear Horizon.

Reinhard Denke lives in Los Angeles with his wife Marilee and their two children, Jackson and Winston. He coauthored It’s a Wonderful Time, the first book in The Hollywood Time Travel Series, with Doug Stebleton.

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