John Eskow

Screenwriter, Journalist

John Eskow is a writer and musician. He wrote or co-wrote the movies Air America, The Mask of Zorro, and Pink Cadillac, as well as the novel Smokestack Lightning. His work has appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Nation, Playboy, and many other magazines. He wrote and directed a short film, starring Griffin Dunne, for Saturday Night Live. As a musician, he's performed extensively with the Uptown Horns Revue, as well as with his own band, Cakewalk. At a tender age, he also edited and helped write Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture, the
autobiography of Abbie Hoffman. He has two children, Gena and James. He currently lives in Los Angeles, and can be reached at