JAMES HOUSTON TURNER WINS “BEST SCREENPLAY” AWARDS AT THE CONTENT2023 FILM FESTIVAL

Best known for his Aleksandr Talanov thriller novels, screenwriter and producer JAMES HOUSTON TURNER scooped a pair of “Best Screenplay” awards for his scripts – Square Pegs and Hell Creek – at the Content2023 Film Festival and Media Summit, near Ft. Worth, Texas. Turner arrived on the red carpet with his wife, Wendy, then attended a banquet prepared by Capernaum Studios, where two seasons of the hit television series, The Chosen, were filmed. Square Pegs, Turner’s first movie as a producer, was filmed near Savannah, Georgia, two years ago, and is expected to be released late this year or early [...]

2023-10-04T07:52:19+00:00October 4, 2023|

SPY NOVELIST NOMINATED FOR THREE “BEST SCREENPLAY” AWARDS

LOS ANGELES - August 1, 2023 - Fiction author JAMES HOUSTON TURNER is best known for his Aleksandr Talanov series of novels about a former KGB colonel who became a spy for America. But that may soon be changing with three "Best Screenplay" nominations for scripts he wrote and submitted to the Content Film Festival and Media Summit, which will hold its prestigious 2023 awards ceremony at Capernaum Studios, in Texas. To read the entire Digital Journal article, click HERE. Other news sources include EntSun News, Georgia Chron, Cuisine Wire, Boston Chron, and sites as diverse as Bloomington Livestock, Doon [...]

2023-07-29T08:37:53+00:00July 29, 2023|

JAMES FEATURED IN VOYAGE AUSTIN MAGAZINE

JAMES WAS FEATURED in the April edition of Voyage Austin magazine, where he talks about Talanov and his latest feature film projects. The entire article, with photos, can be viewed HERE.

2023-04-07T13:15:30+00:00April 7, 2023|

JAMES HOUSTON TURNER PRODUCING HIS FIRST FEATURE FILM

AUSTIN, Texas: Bestselling author, James Houston Turner, known for his Aleksandr Talanov series of spy thrillers, has written and will help produce Square Pegs, a feature film family drama about a court battle between a pastor and his bartender daughter. Being the proverbial "square peg in a round hole" is a theme James Houston Turner explores in Square Pegs, a film script he's written that breaks stride with the spy novels he normally writes. The movie will begin filming in Georgia in early 2022. The story centers on a court battle between pastor Mac McCoy and his bartender daughter, Jodie. Their bone of [...]

2022-01-12T10:49:40+00:00January 12, 2022|

James Houston Turner In Final Negotiations With Hollywood

RUSSIANS, THEY'RE THE BAD GUYS, RIGHT? "Not all of them," says bestselling author, James Houston Turner, whose fact-to-fiction hero, Aleksandr Talanov, has attracted the interest of a major Hollywood finance and production company. "We are still in negotiations," says Turner from his home in Austin, Texas, "but we're getting close." "Hollywood loves discovering hidden treasure," says one of the producers, "and the Talanov series  is such a treasure. It has a drumbeat all its own. I'm excited to have discovered this series." The first novel being considered is Greco's Game, which is set entirely in Los Angeles against the backdrops [...]

2017-10-08T14:04:05+00:00October 8, 2017|

DRAGON HEAD THE NOVEL ADAPTED FOR FILM

JAMES HOUSTON TURNER'S upcoming thriller, Dragon Head -- due for release in 2017 -- has been adapted for the big screen.  Picking up where his acclaimed novels, Department Thirteen and Greco's Game leave off, Dragon Head will take readers on an emotional, whitewater ride from the atmospheric streets of San Francisco to the exotic bustle of Shanghai, with Turner's signature hero, former KGB Colonel Aleksandr Talanov, caught between an organized crime boss and the Director of National Intelligence in this "Bond-meets-Bourne-meets-Taken" story of survival, loyalty, and the meaning of family. Utilizing heroes and villains encountered in his bestselling thriller, November Echo, [...]

2015-02-19T13:10:54+00:00February 19, 2015|
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