JF Lawton is a prolific screenwriter, producer, and director from Riverside, California. His screen credits include Pretty Woman, Under Siege, and DOA: Dead or Alive. Before he became a popular screenwriter, he suffered from severe dyslexia as a child, making school life difficult. However, it did not prevent him from pursuing his dream of becoming a screenwriter, he just had to work extra hard to overcome this obstacle. As a child, Lawton was exposed to film and writing through his father, author Harry Lawton. After high school, Lawton studied filmmaking at California State University at Long Beach, then moved to Los Angeles to start his career. There he worked on smaller productions, then eventually signed contracts with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. He credits his father with the support he needed to succeed - something that families of dyslexics should keep in mind.

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