JONATHON E. STEWART is a screenwriter and author best known for his work on Pixar / Disney’s Cars 3, which debuted #1 in the summer of 2017. With writing partner Eyal Podell, Stewart recently completed work on the animated feature Smallfoot for the Warner Animation Group, which is scheduled for release in the fall of 2018. He is currently writing a live-action feature for Warner Bros produced by and starring Ellen Degeneres, which has not yet been announced. He is also currently working with lifestyle entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author, Lewis Howes, in writing a novel inspired by world-renowned jazz violinist, composer and educator, Christian Howes.
Stewart has also written screenplays for Paramount, ABC Studios, STX, Paramount Animation, Sony Animation, Fox Animation and others, and currently has several new films in various stages of development and production. Stewart’s inspired-by-true-events TV pilot Grace sold to ABC Studios in the fall of 2016.
In 2012, Podell & Stewart’s screenplay Seuss, a biopic about the legendary author—earned the #2 slot on Hollywood’s Black List, and is currently set up with Stephen Chbosky (Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wonder) set to direct. Stewart also produces and directs independent film and music videos, and has clocked time at HBO Films, The Walt Disney Company and served as Director of Development for boutique production company, Grover in CA. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Stewart’s newest venture, Narrative Drive, Inc., aims to connect new, diverse and previously undiscovered voices in fiction and non-fiction and pair them with an avid audience of online readers, and ultimately serve to have their work translated to the screen. Currently in beta, Narrative Drive, Inc., is set to officially launch in the fall of 2017.
Please direct all production RFPs and keynote speaking rate and availability inquiries to jstew3 at gmail dot com.
Fox Animation / A Tale of Momentum and Inertia
Narrative Drive, Inc