Craig Bolotin


23 May 1954


Chicago, Illinois, USA


Craig Bolotin is an American screenwriter and film director. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley where he studied philosophy and penned film reviews. His screenwriting break came with his first uncredited rewrite for the critically acclaimed "Desperately Seeking Susan," starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna. Arquette was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a comedy. Shortly thereafter, Bolotin sold his first original screenplay, a comedy "No Small Affair" starring John Cryer & Demi Moore. His next produced credit was "Black Rain" starring Michael Douglas and directed by Ridley Scott. Bolotin then wrote the original screenplay,"Straight Talk," produced by Disney. He directed his first feature film for producer Arnon Milchan, "That Night," starring Juliette Lewis. This was also the first feature film for actresses Eliza Dushku and Katherine Heigl. He then wrote and directed the original screenplay "Light It Up" with Forest Whittaker and Rosario Dawson, a story that shines a light on the plight of inner city school children.

Producer ( 1 credit )

Black Rain (1989) executive producer

Writer ( 8 credits )

The Longest Ride (2015)
Light It Up (1999) (written by)
That Night (1992)
Straight Talk (1992)
Black Rain (1989) (written by) &
Sapphire Man (1988) (written by)
No Small Affair (1984)
Miami Vice (1984) (1 episode, 1986)

Director ( 4 credits )

Light It Up (1999)
That Night (1992)
Sapphire Man (1988)
Miami Vice (1984) (1 episode, 1986)