John Fusco

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John Fusco dropped out of high school at 16 to travel the American south as a blues musician and factory worker. In his early 20s, he went back to night school and was later accepted into NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where his screenwriting mentors were Waldo Salt and Ring Lardner Jr. His first two student screenplays won the national Nissan-Focus Award two years in a row and the second, Crossroads (1986), based on his blues experience, was directed by Walter Hill in 1986. Read more...